“In his latest exclusive dispatch from Deir el-Zour province, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets fighters who have left the Free Syrian Army for the discipline and ideology of global jihad.”
“As they stood outside the commandeered government building in the town of Mohassen, it was hard to distinguish Abu Khuder’s men from any other brigade in the Syrian civil war, in their combat fatigues, T-shirts and beards.
But these were not average members of the Free Syrian Army. Abu Khuder and his men fight for al-Qaida. They call themselves the ghuraba’a, or “strangers”, after a famous jihadi poem celebrating Osama bin Laden’s time with his followers in the Afghan mountains, and they are one of a number of jihadi organisations establishing a foothold in the east of the country now that the conflict in Syria has stretched well into its second bloody year.
They try to hide their presence. “Some people are worried about carrying the [black] flags,” said Abu Khuder. “They fear America will come and fight us. So we fight in secret. Why give Bashar and the west a pretext?” But their existence is common knowledge in Mohassen. Even passers-by joke with the men about car bombs and IEDs.
According to Abu Khuder, his men are working closely with the military council that commands the Free Syrian Army brigades in the region. “We meet almost every day,” he said. “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations.” Abu Khuder’s men had a lot of experience in bomb-making from Iraq and elsewhere, he added.
Abu Khuder spoke later at length. He reclined on a pile of cushions in a house in Mohassen, resting his left arm which had been hit by a sniper’s bullet and was wrapped in plaster and bandages. Four teenage boys kneeled in a tight crescent in front of him, craning their necks and listening with awe. Other villagers in the room looked uneasy.”
Read the rest of the article at The Guardian
Syrian Rebels Fly Al Qaeda Flag (YouTube & thetimetimes.com)
Reuters: Russia Condemns Syria Attacks, Sees Foreign Hand (thetimetimes.com)
By Chris Cox 10:36 AM 07/02/2012
“Today begins the most important 26-day period for our Second Amendment freedoms in recent history.
That’s because today, representatives from many of the world’s socialist, tyrannical and dictatorial regimes will gather at United Nations headquarters in New York for a month-long meeting, in which they’ll put the finishing touches on an international Arms Trade Treaty that could seriously restrict your freedom to own, purchase and carry a firearm.
Specifically, the U.N. wants to implement international gun registration requirements, bans on commonly owned firearms, tracking and registration of ammunition purchases, and create a new U.N. gun control bureaucracy.
You might think that something so obviously menacing to one of our enumerated fundamental rights would receive a strong rebuke from our top government leaders. But you’d be wrong. This is President Barack Obama’s vision for America, and we’re expected to just go along with it.
In fact, a group of anti-gun members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), went so far as to circulate a letter last week to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, in which they “strongly urge the United States to take a leadership role in pushing for a strong, verifiable Arms Trade Treaty.”
These House members insist that the treaty include “controls on a comprehensive list of weaponry, including small arms and light weapons,” as well as controls on ammunition. For good measure, they wrap their unconstitutional demands in the mantle of advancing “human rights” and preventing international violence.
Since when did it become fashionable for sitting members of Congress to lobby international thugs, tyrants and dictators against our own U.S. Constitution?
Rep. Grijalva should consider the plight of good people in countries like the Sudan, where it’s virtually impossible for an average citizen to legally own a firearm for self-defense.
He, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should open their eyes to the unspeakable human rights atrocities that exist in their gun-ban utopia. They ought to see how far their gun-confiscation agenda resonates with hundreds of thousands of defenseless Sudanese men, women and children who live in constant fear of being beaten, raped, sold into slavery or murdered.
It’s easy for Congressmen Raul Grijalva, James McGovern, Bobby Rush, Dennis Kucinich and every other signer of this woefully ignorant letter to sit on high — surrounded by the secure walls of freedom built by our strong Second Amendment rights — and dictate to oppressed citizens in other parts of the world that their lives would be better if they only had less freedom than we do in the United States.
Thankfully, these clueless representatives don’t speak for the majority of us. The NRA has been warning Americans about this ticking time bomb at the U.N. for over 15 years. Now it’s zero hour. Wayne LaPierre and I will be at U.N. headquarters in New York this week, fighting tooth and nail to protect the same constitution that Raul Grijalva and his pals swore an oath to uphold and defend.
And I can promise you, we won’t stop fighting until our Second Amendment freedoms are safe from this international disgrace.
Chris W. Cox is the Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and serves as the organization’s chief lobbyist.”
- Obama told to back off U.N. gun treaty (wnd.com)
- Obama Seeks US Congressional Ratification of UN Global Gun Control Treaty (activistpost.com)
- Elimination of the Second Amendment Is Upon Us – the Small Arms Treaty Coming on July 27th (independentsentinel.com)
I have no way of knowing if the atrocities described in this article were committed by the Syrian Army, who has been blamed for torture and murder in the uprising that has lasted for over a year, or if the torture and killings were committed by the globalist-controlled U.S. government and other globalist-controlled and funded forces. There have been continued accusations of brutal torture and murder committed by opposition forces who are aided by the U.S. and other countries supporting middle east destabilization and regime change. These allegations have been made by Russia, the Syrian government, activists, and even Human Rights Watch in a public letter
Whoever is responsible is a plague to society, a disgusting force willing to commit acts unfathomable to the vast majority of people on earth, and they need to be dismantled and punished. The level of brutal, gruesome torture being reported has escalated to a degree of inhumanity that makes me wonder what could ever make a human think this is necessary and acceptable. Whether the globalist-controlled U.S. government is behind the unthinkable abuses of the Syrian people, or the Syrian army is the perpetrator of the horrid crimes against humanity, whoever it is seems to be grasping with desperation to take, or keep, control. Or perhaps, this is all propaganda?
I have a few questions that I need to investigate: How often are deaths of opposition fighters reported? How many deaths have been recorded versus deaths of Syrian government soldiers? How many opposition deaths versus deaths of Syrian civilians? I need to look back, but there seems to be more Syrian government soldier deaths, Syrian civilian deaths, and activists deaths reported in the media than rebel deaths. Why aren’t these rebels suffering more casualties ? How is this group of supposedly disorganized, ordinary citizens who chose to take up arms against an unjust regime so skilled and able to avoid being completely eliminated by the established Syrian army? Did they get sniper training during the past year?
- Amid ‘state policy of torture’ in Syria, stream of defectors reportedly flee (edition.cnn.com)
- Report Says Syria Built ‘Archipelago’ of Torture (nytimes.com)
Rooftop guardians: UK confirms apartment blocks to host missiles as part of Olympic defenses – The Washington Post4 Jul
When are people going to wake up and realize that something big is expected to happen? Things are NOT okay. We are at a pivotal point in history. The world powers across the globe are making similar changes, accelerating the implementation of the same policies, embracing new treaties and reaffirming commitment to existing treaties and global initiatives. Across the world, governments are stressing preparedness, and taking extreme, seemingly unnecessary precautions and defense measures in the name of safety and the supposed increased risk for disasters(pdf).
Edited July 4, 2012 12:42 am to categorize and add photo and tags.
- UK confirms 6 London Olympic missile defense sites (worldnews.msnbc.msn.com)
- 6 London Olympic Missile Defense Sites Confirmed (usnews.com)
- UK confirms rooftop Olympic missile plan (abc.net.au)
- Missiles next door: Rooftop London bases to protect Olympics (EndtheLie.com)
- Defense at UK Olympics: Apartment Roof Missiles? (foxnews.com)
- UK Confirms 6 London Olympic Missile Defense Sites (abcnews.go.com)