Former Qatar Prime Minister Drops Global Bombshell.

By Jerry Alatalo

he former Prime Minister of Qatar’s recent interview has gone viral after his revelations about U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others’ state-sponsorship of mercenaries, engaging in the (March 2011-present) military overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

Analysts James Jatras and Michael Lane engaged in an absolutely astounding back-and-forth on the explosive revelations by the former high-level Qatar official. Ex-Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jassim spoke openly during a recent interview, where he described the covert attempt to overthrow the Syrian leader as akin to “hunting prey”.

During the following debate on Press TV, James Jatras conveyed his prediction that no U.S. media outlet will be reporting on the Qatari leader’s public statements clearly indicating a scandal of epic, historic proportion. It remains to become seen if Mr. Jatras’ prediction is going to prove true – that no Western media will touch the report – despite the story going viral across independent media via the world’s internet.

Now the question becomes:

Will anyone become held accountable at the International Criminal Court?

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Syria’s Bashar Jaafari On International Terrorism.

H.E.Dr. Bashar Jaafari, United Nations representative from Syria – Statement at the Sixth Committee Meeting to discuss Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism –  October 2, 2017

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Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

In the beginning I would like to congratulate you and wish you all the success in your duties.

I emphasize that we are fully ready to cooperate and work with you in a manner that guarantees the principle, respect for the principle, of equality between member states and to achieve the purposes of our organization.

I would like to begin by affirming that we support the initiatives of the Secretary-General and his efforts together with his under-secretaries in order to enhance the role of the organization in counter-terrorism.

My delegation aligns itself with the statement delivered by on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement. I would like to deliver the following observations in my national capacity, and allow me in this context to present part of the bitter experience lived by my country and my people throughout the last seven years, as a result of an irresponsible and serious political decision taken by some member state governments in order to dedicate their energies and resources to violent extremist ideologies, to support armed terrorist groups in my country Syria.

Mr. Chairman, It has become a given fact that Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism, some of which were issued under Chapter Seven and they have reached a round 16 … decision resolutions … until now they do not find the path towards implementation.

Similarly, the UN global counter-terrorism strategy will not become reality on the ground, nor can member states agree on a standard legal definition of terrorism which has been a Syrian request since 1986, nor can member states succeed in negotiating a binding comprehensive and global Convention on counter-terrorism.

I declare, dear colleagues, none of this can succeed so long as the head of the snake remains in place, the masterminds remained in … remain in place. This head snake is represented by policies of member states in this organization, states that enjoy the power and influence and wealth. But they do not enjoy the values of good governance that deter it from abusing its capacities in imposing hegemony and waging war, and arming terrorists in any country that disagrees with these governments.

These governments still view armed terrorist groups and foreign terrorist fighters as an economic, military and political weapon that can be used to overthrow legitimate governments and to destroy state economies and capacities, and to kill their citizens and displace them as refugees and displaced persons, and to send them to death at sea – then she’s shedding tears on their lives.

And in speaking of foreign terrorist fighters allow me to present an explanation, a simplified explanation, of their recruitment process. They were citizens of more than 100 nationalities around the world, as affirmed by the report of the analytical support and sanctions monitoring team, issued as document S-2015-358. They were normal people who were influenced and misled by schools and religious centers funded by billions of oil and gas money in order to promote extremist terrorist Wahhabi ideology in different parts of the world under the cover of religious work, however with the Takfiri-Daesh (ISIL) angle.

Naturally, many state governments of member states in this organization, and particularly in the European Union, placed these individuals under surveillance being dangerous individuals who threaten society’s security, until narrow political interests have converged with the corruption of some of these states’ governments. These individuals were exploited and sent to fight in Syria and Iraq in order to, on one hand, spread terrorism, and second to rid Western societies of their presence.

As such foreign terrorist fighters began, as the UN calls them, began to flow into Syria through a well-planned process which involved governments and intelligence agencies. Tens of thousands of passports were issued and tourists visa entries into countries neighbouring Syria and Iraq, air flights and itineraries were devised by government intelligence agencies in order to make them untraceable. Some terrorists were even forced to travel through more than five international airports or airports on the same day.

This is documented in Interpol documents and in the UN counter-terrorism entities. As for weapons and training camps … and operations rooms were ready in the countries surrounding Syria and Iraq waiting to receive these terrorists, whom have been labeled as the moderate armed opposition. This is of course an opposition that has been genetically modified, because they are foreigners, but we are requested to call them moderate armed Syrian opposition.

The involved governments and their intelligence officers supervised this process, who have secured their arrival in Syria, then some of these governments were involved in illegal trade in oil and Syrian artifacts from Iraq and Syria. On top of all of this, some member state governments ignored what is happening on the internet and on social networks by way of spreading extremist ideology and calls to hate and bear arms, and to fund and donate to terrorists in Syria and Iraq by calling them Mujahideen.

And so, increased arrival of terrorist fighters have been facilitated to Syria and Iraq, until today encrypted messages are used to wage terrorist attacks everywhere on Earth. Mr. Chairman, What I have presented now is only an example of our suffering through seven years of terrorism, but it proves a fact that influential segments of the international community still lacks the political will to combat terrorism.

What we demand, ladies and gentlemen, is real political will to combat terrorism and to hold its supporters and financiers accountable. More precisely, we want to cut off the snake’s head, and not only to chase after its tail.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

(Thank you to The Syria Mission to the United Nations at YouTube)

President Donald Trump: Show The World Your Evidence.

By Jerry Alatalo

“Power must never be trusted without a check.” (Letter to Jefferson, February 2, 1816)

– JOHN ADAMS (1735-1826) Second President of the United States

hile plans at the United Nations for investigating the chemical atrocity in Idlib province Syria were in the infancy stage and not yet begun, the American president directed the U.S. military to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria from warships in the Mediterranean Sea. Mr. Trump told Americans and the world it was to deter and punish the Syrian military for carrying out the chemical attack.

Among the many questions which have become raised after Donald Trump ordered a military attack on a Syrian airbase inside that country, the one that is receiving greatest attention and focus is: “Where is Donald Trump’s evidence, and why isn’t he providing it?”

It’s a simple question, really. In the context of fundamental legal theory when one of the sides in a legal argument wishes to present their case to the jury, it is common knowledge that party needs to bring evidence, or proof to back their claims and assertions. However, the response to it by U.S. President Donald Trump is much more complex, and for decades Middle East scholars, researchers, writers and people of the region have dealt with and experienced associated consequences of U.S. geopolitical actions.

As of yet, Donald Trump has not made his case – provided evidence, or proof – justifying attacking Syria to Americans and people around the Earth. His choice as Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has not provided evidence either in the last two United Nations Security Council meetings, convened to focus on the Idlib chemical atrocity and U.S. missile response.

Here is what Donald Trump said shortly after ordering the missile attacks on Syria:

“My fellow Americans… Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians using deadly nerve agent. Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this barbaric attack.”

“No child of God should ever suffer such horror. Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interests of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

“There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention, and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically. As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.”

“Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. We ask for God’s wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world. We pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who have passed, and we hope that as long as America stands for justice, then peace and harmony will in the end prevail.”

“Good night and God bless America, and the entire world. Thank you.”

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“There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons…”

Donald Trump’s address was extremely concise, wholly non-specific with regard to legal aspects of the military decision and action, while adding up to only a few hundred words. Perhaps Mr. Trump never anticipated Americans and people around the Earth wishing to hear him describe his legal perspective, and see his evidence making the case that Assad was responsible.

We the jury – citizens of America and the world – demand Donald Trump present any and all evidence he used to back the decision for launching cruise missiles on the sovereign nation of Syria…

This is an urgent demand.

(Thank you to Press TV News Videos)

 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham Reveals Syria Truth To World.

by Jerry Alatalo

whitekeys4-1Alphabet While watching South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham question Defense Secretary Ashton Carter about the situation in Syria, notice the contrast between the level of focus he displays on “taking down” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the attention he places on defeating the terrorist group ISIS.  It’s quite possible Mr. Graham’s frustration over the remarkable shift in world opinion on Syria since the Russia air campaign against ISIS has led to loss of political discretion and self-control. Because of that he’s revealed the #1 U.S. goal since 2011 in Syria has been removal of Assad – not defeating ISIS.

During Senator Graham’s time for questions he mentions ISIS a total of seven times, and, it is worth noting, there is absolutely zero elaboration from him, or solicitation of thoughts from Mr. Carter, on the terrorist group. In other words, during Mr. Graham’s time ISIS becomes mentioned only in passing, essentially an afterthought not even rising to the level of importance high enough to become discussed.

He mentions Bashar al-Assad – often using the phrase “take down Assad” – twenty-two times. The Senator from South Carolina also made certain to point out with emphasis the debatable statistic that Assad has killed 250,000 of his own people, and giving the impression that the Syrian President bares sole responsibility for all who perished in the war begun in 2011. Like many others who use the same statistic , Mr. Graham fails to note that tens of thousands of Syrian soldiers have perished in the fighting; Mr. Graham fails to mention the number of Syrians killed by terrorists, giving the impression terrorist groups in Syria since 2011 have sat in their camps playing cards all day, every day – as if terrorist violence is not even a factor.

Placing side-by-side Mr. Graham’s total focus on his advocating that Bashar al-Assad’s removal as leader of Syria should be the #1 military mission and his absence of focus on defeating ISIS and other terrorist groups raises extremely serious questions. Among those questions – and for this one it would be interesting to see Mr. Graham testifying before the same committee instead of Mr. Carter – is “What exactly did you mean, Mr Graham, when you said ‘the strategy has completely fallen apart’?”

During this Senate hearing, and before the people of the world, Lindsey Graham essentially admitted the “strategy” in Syria from the beginning of the war there in 2011 was the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad.

This video has received over 35,000 views at this YouTube channel and generated 720 comments – the majority (98%) of comments from men and women shocked, offended and highly critical of Lindsey Graham.

For viewers it must seem remarkable, astonishing and disturbing that a United States Senator would display such a level of disrespect toward citizens appearing before his committee to share thoughts and engage in important discussion, much less the Secretary of Defense and a high-ranking military official.

As an American it is difficult to suggest the time has arrived for another self-examination like that which occurred in the 1970’s during the  Church Committee Hearings. It could be the only way to salvage, slow, stop or reverse the unfortunate consequences of America’s faltering reputation around the Earth.

Absent a situation such as occurred when John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchov worked through secret channels to avert nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis, or if Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are not talking to each other, then advocates for peace the world over must act wisely to prevent military escalation.

(Thank you to Russia Insider at YouTube)