Syria Solution: Three Natural Gas Pipelines.

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Natural gas production by countries (Romania in red) in cubic meters per year (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted September 25, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Syria’s war and humanitarian crisis has gone on for over two years. Every rational man and woman on Earth realizes that the catastrophe must end. Because of the mafia-like competition for energy markets in Europe, which includes the killing of civilians by all mafia groups/nations, millions of innocent Syrians are suffering tremendously. War is insanity, plain and simple.

It has become obvious to me that the crisis in Syria and the Middle East region is all about control of the natural resources in the region, namely natural gas and oil, gaining market share in regions where customers buy those energy resources, and maximization of profits. When business competition degrades to the point where hundreds of thousands-millions of innocent people are murdered, become refugees, and entire nations are destroyed and lie in ruins-humanity must stop and consider making great changes.

Many have far more expertise on the Middle East than I, and we hope that reasonable suggestions will come forward soon to finally bring peace to that important energy-rich region of the Earth. The analyst in the following video points out the major players in this natural gas market competition gone insane: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the United States, Russia and Syria.

A number of other countries have stakes in the natural gas industry as well, to a lesser extent than those mentioned, including France and China. All have stakes in the competition for natural gas market share and profits from the people and countries of Europe as well as nations east of the Middle East region.

The video is from a September 15 program called “The Debate” where a man by the name of Zaid Hamid is interviewed about Syria, the Middle East, the Project for a New American Century, American neo-conservatives, and what is really going on in Syria. It is the first time I have ever heard of “The Debate” or Zaid Hamid. My best guess, I am not certain what country this program originates from, is that it originated in Iran or Pakistan.

While listening to this interview a thought came to mind that perhaps three pipelines to Europe would be a possible solution.

Iran would run their pipeline through Iraq and Syria allowing their natural gas to eventually be sold in Europe.

Qatar would run their pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria allowing their natural gas to eventually be sold to Europe as well.

Israel would run their pipeline across the Mediterranean allowing their natural gas to be sold to Europe as well.

Is such an idea for a solution to the present humanitarian crisis, which is obviously because of the competition for a multi-billion dollar, perhaps 500 billion dollars per year, market, doable and possible? What steps and actions would be needed to bring the major players to the negotiating table to hammer out an agreement which would be agreed upon by all? How could such an agreement come about and be implemented so that each party becomes convinced that it is fair and honorable for the people of each country?

One thinks about the auto industry, where competition is present between automakers from the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea and other nations. Do these corporations resort to war and killing to gain market share and profits? Some will consider the competition in the auto industry as “dog-eat-dog” and stiff, yet, without knowing what really occurs of a shady nature in the auto industry as well as other major industries on Earth, there is no killing of millions of people to gain sales and profits.

What separates the energy industries from the auto industry with regard to the horrific lengths the war for energy control exhibits, seen in the destruction of entire countries and populations, compared to the much more peaceful competition between automakers? Here is the question which goes to the heart of the matter. Who are the people who initiate wars and killing in the quest for control, wealth and power, and what are their motivations?

Do those who start wars and killing have the health and well-being of the people of the Earth at the center of their motives, or is the love of money truly the root of all evil?

Why is it that we rarely never hear from members of the Rothschild family or the Rockefeller family regarding the situation in Syria, the Middle East, and other war-torn countries and regions of the Earth? Why have we not seen and heard Queen Elizabeth and members of the “Royal Family”, as well as “Royalty” from all countries, speak about solutions for the Syria crisis, and solutions for war-torn countries and regions?  How do these individuals, who represent the wealthiest families on Earth, who control unimaginable amounts of stock in corporations covering a vast expanse of essential industries, stay completely out of the news and media, when their views could enlighten the world regarding the activities of the corporations and governments they control?

Has humanity come to a point where the phenomenon of “Royalty” is no longer acceptable? Where individuals and families around the world hold wealth in the hundreds of billions-trillions-of dollars while a large percentage of the human race tries to survive on $1/day? Humanity has come to a profound awareness that this historic reality, where royals and the ultra-rich were once seen with a sense of admiration and respect, is not able to assure the greatest health and well-being of men, women and children of the world, that in fact the actions of so-called “Royals” and ultra-rich have greatly damaged the health and well-being of people, and have done so for centuries.

Gore Vidal once gave credit to the aristocracy for their ability to remain “invisible”, to the point where the people of the world are almost totally unaware of their existence.

The concept of bringing peace through war is rapidly losing its appeal to the people of the Earth.

Humanity is witnessing the beginning of the end for war.

How will the competitive drives of each player in this geopolitical Superbowl, if you will, be shaped to change from the cut-throat, military tactics and strategies to ones where fair and honest competition is realized, where no innocent civilians suffer harm or are killed?

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“Christian Card” Trumps U.S.’ Syria Chemical Attacks Claim?

Posted September 25, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The following article was written by Julie Levesque and Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. It raises very serious questions about who was responsible for the August 21, 2013 chemical attacks in Syria.

(Source of this article: globalresearch.org)

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The chemical attacks which took place in East Ghouta on August 21, 2013 could be the most horrific false flag operation in history.

To date, available evidence indicates that numerous children were killed by “opposition rebels”, their bodies manipulated and filmed with a view to blaming the Syrian government for the attacks, thus sparking outrage and galvanizing worldwide public opinion in favor of another bloody, imperial US-led war.

While confirming the use of chemical weapons against civilians, the UN report has failed to identify the authors of the attacks:

Instead of a non-politicized investigation and lab analysis, the UN investigation of alleged nerve-gas attacks inside Syria was led by Professor Ake Sellstrom, a man of mystery who keeps a veil of secrecy around his research and political-military relationships…

This cosmetic veneer of Swedish neutrality has been deftly exploited by Israel and NATO to perpetrate falsehoods throughout Sellstrom’s work for the UN, including denial of the chemical-and-biological causes for “Gulf War Syndrome” and the shipments of U.S. chemical weapons to the Saddam Hussein regime…

What is publicly known about Sellstrom is that the biochemist heads the European CBRNE Center [Center for advanced Studies of Societal Security and Vulnerability, in particular major incidents with (C)hemical, (B)iological, (R)adiological, (N)uclear and (E)xplosive substances], at Umea University in northern Sweden, which is sponsored by the Swedish Defense Ministry (FOI)…

Umea University is deeply involved in joint research with Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), the Haifa-based university that provides state-of-art technology to the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and its intelligence agencies. Several departments, which are involved in joint Israeli research, participate in multidisciplinary studies at Sellstrom’s CBRNE center…

American ambassador to the UN Samantha Power made emphatically clear that the “nerve gas used in Syria was more concentrated than the nerve gas in Iraq.” Her statement should be rephrased as: “Saddam may have trans-shipped U.S.-supplied nerve gas into Syria, but it wasn’t our nerve gas used against Syrian civilians.”

That is the essential point of the Sellstrom report: To take Washington off the hook for being the major supplier of nerve gas precursors, formulations, delivery technology and storage systems to the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and very possibly Syria (during the Clinton era of good will).

The UN report of chemical weapons on Syria lacks basic credibility due to the duplicitous record of its chief inspector, Ake Sellstrom, who is politically and financially compromised at every level. (Yoichi Shimatsu, The Sellstrom Report: The United Nations’ Syria Inspector Shills for NATO and Israel)

A day beforte the release of the UN Mission report, another carefully documented report by Mother Agnes Mariam de la Croix and the International Support Team for Mussalaha in Syria (ISTEAMS) was released with minimal media coverage.  (To read the full report in pdf click here large pdf slow download)

Its findings are unequivocal: the videos used by the US and its allies as evidence to blame the Syrian government were staged.

The study says:

From the moment when some families of abducted children contacted us to inform us that they recognized the children among those who are presented in the videos as victims of the Chemical Attacks of East Ghouta, we decided to examine the videos thoroughly…

Our first concern was the fate of the children we see in the footages.  Those angels are always alone in the hands of adult males that seem to be elements of armed gangs. The children that trespassed remain without their families and unidentified all the way until they are wrapped in the white shrouds of the burial. Moreover our study highlights without any doubt that their little bodies were manipulated and disposed with theatrical arrangements to figure in the screening.

If the studied footages were edited and published to exhibit pieces of evidence to accuse the Syrian State of perpetrating the chemical attacks on East Ghouta, our discoveries incriminate the editors and actors of forged facts through a lethal manipulation of unidentified children. (Mother Agnes Mariam de la Croix and the International Support Team for Mussalaha in Syria (ISTEAMS), The Chemical Attacks in East Ghouta Used to Justify a Military Intervention in Syria)

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya who examined the report writes:

The independent ISTEAMS study contradicts the assertions of the Obama Administration and the entire US Intelligence Community […] through simple observations of the video material that has been put forward as evidence by the United States.

The ISTEAMS report does not deny that chemical weapons were used or that innocent Syrians have been killed. What the study does is logically point out through its observations that there is empirical evidence that the sample of videos that the US Intelligence Community has analyzed and nominated as authentic footage has been stage-managed.  This is an important finding, because it refutes the assertions of the representatives of the US Intelligence agencies who testified that the videos they authenticated provide evidence that a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government took place in East Ghouda. (Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Look With Your Own Eyes: The Videos of the Chemical Attacks in Syria Show Tampered Scenes)

A lot of things do not add up in the footage presented by the US government.

 The same little boy in red is in two different locations

At least nine of these children appear in different footage from different locations

 A little boy that appears in two different videos with two different scenarios

Among a series of important findings, the ISTEAMS report notes that even though the attacks are said to have killed over 1400 people, mostly children appear in the videos and several corpses are shown in different videos said to have been shot in various locations.

While this report seriously challenges the assertion that the Syrian government was behind the attacks, it was not covered by the Western mainstream media, toeing the imperial line and parroting Washington’s claims, which still lacking evidence and credibility.

In addition, some controversy arose pertaining to allegations that the rebels were responsible for the attacks and used chemical weapons provided by Saudi intelligence. Dale Gavlak, the co-author of an article containing these allegations, now wants to dissociate herself from the article and is facing threats. Her career is in jeopardy:

The MintPress article, published on 29th August, through interviews with rebels, family members, and villagers in Eastern Ghouta, alleges that elements within the opposition were responsible for the alleged chemical weapons attack on 21st August, and that those chemical munitions had been supplied through Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan…

Dale is under mounting pressure for writing this article by third parties. She notified MintPress editors and myself on August 30th and 31st via email and phone call, that third parties were placing immense amounts of pressure on her over the article and were threatening to end her career over it. She went on to tell us that she believes this third party was under pressure from the head of the Saudi Intelligence Prince Bandar himself, who is alleged in the article of supplying the rebels with chemical weapons.

On August 30th, Dale asked MintPress to remove her name completely from the byline because she stated that her career and reputation was at risk. She continued to say that these third parties were demanding her to disassociate herself from the article or these parties would end her career. On August 31st, I notified Dale through email that I would add a clarification that she was the writer and researcher for the article and that Yahya [Ababneh] was the reporter on the ground, but did let Gavlak know that we would not remove her name as this would violate the ethics of journalism. (Phil Greaves, Syria: Controversy surrounding MintPress Chemical Weapons Ghouta Report)

The information according to which Saudi intelligence was allegedly implicated in the Ghouta chemical attacks was mentioned by a UN official who wished to remain anonymous:

A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian government had no involvement in the alleged Ghouta chemical weapons attack: “Of course not, he (President Bashar al-Assad) would be committing suicide.”

When asked who he believed was responsible for the use of chemical munitions in Ghouta, the UN official, who would not permit disclosure of his identity, said:“Saudi intelligence was behind the attacks and unfortunately nobody will dare say that.” The official claims that this information was provided by rebels in Ghouta…

The UN official’s accusations mirror statements made earlier this year by another senior UN figure Carla del Ponte, who last May told Swiss TV in the aftermath of alleged CW attacks in Khan al-Asal, Sheik Maqsood and Saraqeb that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels had carried out the attack. Del Ponte also observed that UN inspectors had seen no evidence of the Syrian army using chemical weapons, but added that further investigation was necessary. (Sharmine Narwani and Radwan Mortada, Questions Plague UN Syria Report. Who was behind the East Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack?)

All of the above leads us to believe that this attack was one of the most horrific crimes committed in modern history, a diabolical staged operation which consisted in killing small children, producing fake video footage and photo ops of the corpses, all of which was intended to fabricate a pretext for military intervention under a humanitarian mandate.

The mainstream media which has obfuscated these crimes bear a heavy burden of responsibility. The New York Times has smeared the findings of Mother Agnes and her team, accusing her of “defending the regime” and “playing the Christian card”.  The NYT casually dismisses the evidence that the videos are fake. Read the ISTEAMS Report and then judge for yourself.

The war criminals who designed and launched this diabolical staged operation must face justice.

Procedures in the United Nations Security Council directed against the Syrian government  must be suspended.

We invite our readers to consult the ISTEAM Report. Please share the ISTEAM report!

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