[Marxism] "Mossad, Blackwater, CIA in Homs" - PSL's source

Jeff meisner at xs4all.nl
Thu Mar 15 07:12:36 MDT 2012


I received an unsolicited email from a list reader (presumably) who pointed me to versions of this "revealing" article circulating in the right-wing blogosphere. I found it originally published on 3 March in Al-Manar, a mouthpiece of Hizbollah which unsurprisingly has no problem with transmitting Syrian government propaganda. What I would find more shocking is that Marxists in the West with access to multiple information sources would merrily choose to reprint such obvious lies, though in the case of PSL (etc.) my shock has long since given way to dismay.

[Just as a disclaimer before someone tries to turn this personal. I am on the side of Hizbollah defending South Lebanon against Israel, as well as Hamas (and Muslim Brotherhood) defending Palestine, and the various "al Qa'ida" groups working for the expulsion of imperialist forces from the Middle East. In the latter case, al-Zawahiri came out for support to the Syrian revolution. Hamas has abandoned its support of Assad and removed its offices from Damascus. But up to now Hizbollah maintains its relation with Syria, and has no qualms in propagating these lies. That will prove to be a mistake, as well as just plain dishonest. I won't bother with the pointless game of analyzing who is the enemy of whose enemy, just as I will not attempt to draw conclusions from this article's appearance on right-wing antisemitic websites. Its lack of credibility speaks for itself.]

- Jeff

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?fromval=1&cid=31&frid=31&eid=47719

Mossad, Blackwater, CIA Led Operations in Homs

Israa Al-Fass

“The crisis is at its end” is no longer a relieving statement made by some 
political analysts, as the crisis is really close to its end. Baba Amro is 
now under the control of the Syrian army
 and so are the armed groups of 
which a big number escaped to the Lebanese borders dubbing their retreat 
“tactical”.

Around 700 Arab and Western gunmen surrendered in Baba Amro, well-informed 
sources told Al-Manar website, adding that “huge and critical surprises will 
be uncovered in the coming few days
 such as the kinds of arms seized, as 
well as the military tactics the armed groups followed, and the sides that 
supervised the operations.”

The sources further assured to the news website that the security operation 
in Homs will be over in a maximum of five to eight days.


     Weapons from Israel used for First Time in Baba Amro

For his part, Syrian expert in strategic affairs Salim Harba pointed out 
that Baba Amro neighborhood and the areas surrounding it were emptied from 
the armed groups’ organizational as well as command structures with minimum 
army and civilian casualties, as the area was mainly concentrated by gunmen.

Speaking to Al-Manar website, Harba said that “the captured gunmen held Arab 
nationalities, including Gulf, Iraqi, and Lebanese
 among them were also 
Qatari intelligence agents and non-Arab fighters from Afghanistan, Turkey, 
and some European countries like France.

“The Syrian army also uncovered tunnels and equipments there,” he added, 
pointing out that “advanced Israeli, European, and American arms that have 
not yet been tested in the countries of manufacture, in addition to Israeli 
grenades, night binoculars, and communication systems were confiscated by 
the security forces.”

Harba went on saying that “communication stations where established on the 
Lebanese borders to oversee the military operations in Baba Amro, and to 
ensure contact between field commanders and a coordination office led by 
members of information in the Qatari capital Doha.”

He clarified that “the escape of British journalists from Homs through the 
Lebanese-Syrian borders was the result of this coordination.”

In parallel, the Syrian strategic expert revealed that “the communication 
stations were being operated by Lebanese figures; some of them were members 
of the Future parliamentary bloc,” and considered that “these figures worked 
on transforming Wadi Khaled region into a strategic depth for Baba Amro.”


    Mossad, Blackwater Directed from Qatar Operations in Homs

Additionally, Salim Harba revealed to Al-Manar website that “a coordination 
office was established in Qatar under American-Gulf sponsorship. The office 
includes American, French, and Gulf –specifically from Qatar and Saudi 
Arabia- intelligence agents, as well as CIA, Mossad, and Blackwater agents 
and members of the Syrian Transitional Council.”

“Qatar has also made deals with Israeli and American companies to arm the 
armed groups, and Gulf countries have been financing the agreements,” he added.

The Syrian expert pointed out that “the significance of the security 
operation in Homs is due to the high expectations that regional and 
international sides had from the armed gangs in Baba Amro 
 they wanted Homs 
to be turned into a new Benghazi.”

Indicating that the operation was implemented with high professionalism and 
accuracy, Harba reassured that documents will be exposed at the right time.

“The authority will not reveal everything it has now
 the Syrian security 
forces have documents and confessions that could harm everyone who conspired 
against Syria, and could make a security and political change, not just on 
the internal Syrian level, but also on the regional level,” he assured.

In the same context, Harba considered that all the conferences and meetings 
by what he referred to as the “enemies of Syria” were aimed at paving the 
way for an American initiative under a “humanitarian” title.

He concluded: “At the end, the US will submit to the Russian initiative 
after it realized that confrontations will only result in its defeat, and 
that the Syrian regime is still strong enough to deal with any conspiracy.”
 
Translated by Sara Taha Moughnieh





More information about the Marxism mailing list