extraordinarily bold and direct speech addressed to the Irish Parliament, Clare
Daly (TD, Dublin North) called Obama a "war criminal" and
"hypocrite of the century". In
describing the fawned reception of Obama in Ireland akin to pimping and
prostituting of that nation, Ms. Daly hit
the nail on the head. Sadly, America
and elsewhere in the undignified category of prostitution -- the 29 standing
ovations from Congress in May 2011 for war-criminal Benjamin Netanyahu attests
to this tragic fact.
While Daly was
quite right in censuring Obama for his criminal policies, including aiding
terrorists in Syria, it is worthwhile noting that Obama is merely a willing
instrument; the faces and factors behind
his handlers and the policies merit greater scrutiny and exposure.
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Backing and arming
the so-called Syrian opposition distracts from the threat posed by Israel
and its's expansionist agenda by internalizing the enemy in order to weak the
State. As former Israeli Intelligence Chief Amos
Yaldin told the audience at the Israel Policy Forum in February 2013:
"And this military [Syrian], which is a huge threat to Israel, is now also weakening and,
in a way, disintegrating. We still have risk from Syria--a risk of being
an Al Qaeda country, a Somalia-type country--but from military point of view,
each one of these are less dangerous than the Syrian regular army."
adversaries to kill each other is a time-tested tactic--one that was used during
the bloody eight-year Iran-Iraq war; a
war that according to Leon Wieseltier [i]
was a "distraction" when Israeli boots
were on the ground in Southern Lebanon. In that war, the United States
was providing arms and intelligence to both sides. When asked what the logic was in aiding
both sides in the bloody war, a former official replied: "You had to have been
there" [ii] . But why Syria?
The Need for Water
The primary goal
of the early Zionist leadership was to control and secure the region's
waters. At the Paris Peace Conference
of 1919, Chaim Weizmann declared that "it was of vital importance not only to
secure all water resources feeding the country, but to control them at the
sources" -- and the development of these waters became the primary aim of the
Yishuv as a whole [iii] . This policy remained in place. As Israel's third Prime
Minister Levi Eshkol put it, water was "the blood flowing through the arteries
of the nation".
the chaos we witness in Syria today has been in the making for years with the
aid and backing of Israel-firsters in order to accommodate Israel's agenda --
expansion and control of regional water supplies while weakening its
faced one of its worst droughts in 1990-91. A second more serious drought
in 1998 forced it to turn to water-rich Turkey. Turkey
and Israel engaged in
serious negotiations starting in May 2000 to import 50 billion cubic meters of
fresh water from Turkey
using tanker ships, but using tankers was not cost-effective for the transport
of water. Alternate plans were
In September 2000, the same year that young Bashar-al Assad succeeded his father as
President of Syria, a strategy paper entitled "The Geopolitics of Water" by the
Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS) opined that
"Since extensive water-planning proposals will necessitate the
establishment of pipelines and energy grids stretching across borders, a
political and military structure that can ensure the safety and security of the
carriers will be the prerequisite to effective water sharing" ... "But an
effective regional system would require political-military cooperation against Syria".
How to achieve this?
Media mogul Haim Saban became involved in politics in the
mid 1990's with a view to support Israel. Saban
professes that his greatest concern is the "protection" of Israel. At a conference in Israel, Saban
method of influencing American politics: "Make donations to political
parties, establish think tanks, and control media outlets". ( Saban
penned an opinion piece in The New York
Times in support of President Obama in his 2012 re-election bid. )
It was no surprise therefore that in 2002, Saban pledged
$13 million to start a research organization at the Brookings Institution
called the Saban Center for Middle East
Policy. Saban Center would play an important role in propping up
Syrian opposition (as it did in fermenting unrest post-2009 Iran elections with their June 2009 publication
titled: "Which Path to Persia?
Options for a New American Strategy Towards Iran"  ).
In 2006, Time Magazine revealed that that the US had been agitating, funding, and supporting
"opposition" in Syria.
According to Time, the U.S. was "supporting regular meetings of internal
and diaspora Syrian activists" in Europe.
The document bluntly expressed the hope that "these meetings will
facilitate a more coherent strategy and plan of actions for all anti-Assad
It is worthwhile mentioning here that America's support of the so-called "opposition", which includes criminals,
terrorists, and foreign fighters, to effect regime change underscores America's
stark hypocrisy. According to 18 USC - 2385 -
Advocating overthrow of Government (Cornell Law), advocating the overthrow
of the government, "organizing or help or attempt to organize any society,
group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow
or destruction of the government of the United States or the government of any
political subdivision therein, by force or violence" bears serious consequences
including fines and prison sentence of up to 20 years.
What is most revealing about the above-mentioned Time
Magazine piece of 2006 is that America's
efforts to aid the opposition and undermine Assad were run through a foundation
operated by Amar
Abdulhamid, a Washington-based member of a Syrian umbrella-opposition group
known as the National Salvation Front (NSF). Abdulhamid was a visiting Fellow at the Saban Center
(2004-2006) before moving on to the Neocon-run National Defense of
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