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BREAKING: Syria Deputy Oil Minister Resigns to Join Opposition


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Angelika
- 771 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A Syrian deputy oil minister says he is resigning to join the revolt against the government. Abdo Hussameddin, 58, announced his defection in a video posted on YouTube



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Angelika R. (143)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 7:08 am
From the article:
"I, Abdo Hussameddin, deputy oil and mineral wealth minister in Syria, announce my defection from the regime, resignation from my position and withdrawal from the Baath Party," he said.

"I am joining the revolution of the people who reject injustice and the brutal campaign of the regime."

Mr Hussameddin, who had served as deputy oil minister since August 2009, added: "I tell the regime, which claims to own the country, you have nothing but the footprint of the tank driven by your barbarism to kill innocent people."

He said he was stepping aside although he knew that his house would be burnt and his family persecuted by the regime.

An activist who shot the video and posted it on YouTube told AFP news agency in Beirut that the opposition had helped to arrange the resignation.

The Syrian government has not publicly commented on Mr Hussameddin's announcement.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 12:36 pm
"I am joining the revolution of the people who reject injustice and the brutal campaign of the regime." How many more eyes will be opened? We are all one & humanity deserves better then what we have! Time has come to put a STOP to killing, a STOP to wars, to profit those few evil in control & power to themselves & at the cost of all our demise. Thanks Angie.

 

Agnes N. (738)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 2:08 pm
Thanks Henriette, Angel..
 

Danica Mirkovic (107)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 3:06 pm
Thanks, Henriette and Angie
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 3:36 pm
Thank you Angie and for the forward Henriette!!!
 

Anne Settanni (152)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 4:18 pm
I hope that more members of the Syrian regime will follow his example
 

Arild Warud (151)
Friday March 9, 2012, 1:56 am
A brave move.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:40 am
yes indeed, Arild. And thanks to you guys for this brave move to come to my post which resulted (obviously on a lame thursday) in this:
Congratulations! The Care2 Community has promoted your submission to
the Care2 News Network Front Page.

News: BREAKING: Syria deputy oil minister resigns to join opposition
 

Jutta N. (25)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:37 am
Brave man. Hope he will be safe. Peace to Syrian people.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 3:53 am
set our fellow beings free
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Carmen S. (606)
Friday March 9, 2012, 5:23 am
Thanks Angelika, hope he stays safe and hope they find peace
 

Roxana Cortijo (172)
Friday March 9, 2012, 6:18 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Friday March 9, 2012, 7:25 am
Brave man. Thank you Angelika.
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:19 am
As I have commented several time on the Syrian situation,I am sure that ASSAD is A TYRANT and DICTATOR together with all his regime.Syrians and ONLY Syrians have the right to revolt against him and to outside him peacefully.The situation in Syria right now is very complicated and fearful.Libya scenario is not acceptable any more.At the same time there are other factors that must be considered:Israel mainly benefits from the unrest in Syria and wants to destabilize the situation there to weaken Syria as much as it can.Here we must not forget that Israel is still occupying the Golan heights,a part of Syria since June 1967 and even.This part has been annexed illegally to Israel and it is in the best interest of Israel to keep Syria as week as possible to avoid any move from Syria to free this occupied territory.In the same time ,Israel is planning for a military operation against Iran which is an ally of Syrian.Israel fears that retaliation of its attack against Iran will come immediately from Syria and Hezbollah in the first place before Iran can retaliate.
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:35 am
The United States,an ally of the 51 US state,namely Israel is also a part of the problem and will go to the end of the world to crush any possible threat to its baby state(Israel)even under democratization cover.

The terrorist movements which USA has created in Iraq by its unjustified invasion of Iraq wants to extend its activity and ideology to Syria as it has done in Libya.A low of reports coming from Syria about Al Qaeda factions fighting in Syria coming from Iraq.

Western armed persons have been arrested few days ago and untested advanced new weapons manufactured in Israel and USA had been captured as well.

I herein repeat again that Assad is a tyrant and dictator but only Syrians have the right to remove him as much peacefully as possible or even by force without foreign interference. Such interference will be a catastrophe.
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:41 am
Spelling correction
A flow of reports coming from Syria about Al Qaeda factions fighting in Syria coming from Iraq.
 

Amena Ravenwing (187)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:07 am
Noted, thank you.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday March 9, 2012, 12:29 pm
Abdessalam, thank you very much for your comment providing insight. You're probably the one here who can best assess the situation and it sounds very accurate to me. We are all hoping that no foreign forces will interfere in the conflict which is especially true for the USA, yes!

Today's reports say there have been two more high officials of the Assad regime defecting and the camp in Turkey is currently housing 1800 refugees.
I trust the Syrians are strong and have willpower to succeed in overthrowing the dictatorship, it is just a matter of time.
Stars to you, sorry cannot star you yet.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:19 pm
Thanks for posting, men like Abdo Hussamedin deserve as much publicity as they can get: even if his defection may be late, it is a good thing as it weakens the Syrian regime, and the more publicity he gets, the harder it will be for Assad's men to eliminate him without causing international protest.

However, this publicity doesn't give him any guarantees.

Thanks for posting Angelika!
 

Mariette AWAY (143)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:22 pm
Noted. I agree - indeed a brave move and hope, like Anne, that more members of the Syrian regime will follow his example. Thanks Angie and Henriette!
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:52 pm
Thanks Angelika. He is a brave man and one that has come to see the light of truth and the horrors being perpetrated by the madman Bashar al Assad and his evil minions.
 

Charles O. (209)
Friday March 9, 2012, 8:41 pm
Abdo Hussameddin is probably a mole or traitor running for cover, now that the attempt to destabilize and destroy Syria has been thwarted.

The foreign-backed rebels have fled from Homs, their last stronghold, leaving behind numerous documents implicating Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, France and the U.S. in a covert operation to sow strife in Syria and ultimately overthrow the government. See:

> Israa Al-Fass, "Mossad, CIA and Blackwater Operate in Syria - Report", *Al Manar*, 07 Mar 2012

The defeat of the rebels and their terrorist pals means that the bloodshed in Syria should now end. If the "Human Rights Champions" were truly concerned about saving lives, they would be cheering. Instead, they are mourning and fuming. Their resentment tells us that they have been using the human rights issue as a pretext for promoting war.
 

Charles O. (209)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:09 pm
Hello Abdessalam Diab. Usually, I agree with you, but not this time. You write:

> I herein repeat again that Assad is a tyrant and dictator

I think you concede too much territory here. Perhaps you are trying to appease the Zionist war-addicts in our midst. You are hoping they will respect you and take you seriously if you distance yourself from Assad. However, history teaches us that fascists cannot be appeased. Every concession you make, they will turn against you. They are monomaniacal in their devotion to war.

As you know, Syria has elections and recently held a referendum on constitutional reform. Term limits were approved. Far from perfect, but it's a step in the right direction. The referendum is only one of a number of reforms made by Assad in recent months.

Compare Syria, where the "dictator" has the support of the Syrian people, with the "Two Party" dictatorship in the U.S., where the popularity of the previous president was at one point under 30%. In the U.S., no matter who we vote for, we get more war, more corruption, more debt, and more subservience to Israel. The U.S. is a democracy for the top 1% only. The president can now assassinate Americans whenever he chooses, and we can be detained without charge forever. When we speak of tyranny in Syria, it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

The Syrian government is doing what any government anywhere would do: Putting down an armed foreign-backed insurrection. No government anywhere in the world can allow itself to be overthrown. So why condemn Syria? We should instead condemn the foreign elements that have fomented this suicidal insurrection. It is their insurrection that has led to the bloodshed.

In Syria, very unreliable sources tell us that 8,000 people have been killed in the last year. Several thousand of these are Syrian police and soldiers killed by the rebels. Contrast this with the 6,000 who were killed by the U.S. in Falluja -- just one city, just one battle! And the Iraqis killed in Falluja were not trying to overthrow the government; just the opposite, they were trying to defend their country! So which is the real "butcher"?

I will say that I am not a big fan of Assad. I know very little about him. But I do know this: It is necessary to make a very firm stand against the war-makers. Every inch we concede to these misanthropic war lovers takes us closer to a global holocaust. So we need to stand WITH Assad and with everyone else who is resisting the war mania.
 

Calle J. (70)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:00 am

CIA & Mossad Death Squads Exposed In Syria
Angelika -
Whereas I thought you are well informed about developments in Syria, I must confess, I was wrong in my evaluation.
 

Calle J. (70)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:36 am

But why not make your own little research, Angelika and Abdessalam:
I have provided some links and you easily can find out if you're fallen for a lie to discredit Bashar Al Assad........

Syrian deputy oil minister defector is a fake
The whole media was completed today with the news that a senior member of the Syrian government would have resigned and gone over to the terrorists.
Syria's deputy oil minister had broken with al-Assad. The source called a YouTube video in which a man can be seen in a suit with tie and toupee, that reads off a sheet and announces, ‘I, the engineer Abdo Hussameddin, deputy oil minister, announcing herewith my departure from the regime and my resignation to’. He now concludes the ‘popular revolution’ to ‘that rejects the injustice and brutal campaign of the regime.’

Furthermore, the person says in the video, he had 33 years working for the Syrian government. But he now wanted not end in the service of a ‘criminal regime’. He was well aware that his decision would have consequences. ‘This regime will burn down my house, pursue my family and spread lies,’ he said.

Someone named Rami, who shot the video and claims to have upload, said to the AFP news agency in Beirut, the ‘opposition’ have helped to organize Hussameddins crossing. Where this was, and where the video was shot, he did not say for security reasons.

Again typical of the alleged professional journalists is the fact they have assumed the message simple 1 to 1 of the news agency, without checking whether what is truth to it. It will give the impression that Assad's government is falling apart and there is a hero as a turncoat because he now has to fear that he and his family are persecuted snif!

A quick search shows, however, I can not agree with.
If you look at the structure of the Syrian government, then there IS no separate oil ministry.
Thus, there is no deputy oil minister.
There is only one Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
His name is Sufian Allaw.

(a .pdf) If, one seeks for the name of Abdo Hussameddin, one will find very little about him.
One entry reads, he would be on the board of Al Furat Petroleum Company, a joint venture of Shell Oil in the Middle East.


Al Furat Petroleum Company,
P O Box 7660, Damascus, SYRIA
Tel: 963 11 618 3333 Fax: 963 11 618 4444
Chairman: Abdo Husameddin

Then in 2009, Hussameddin would be CEO of an oil refinery.
In the original text on the page of "Oil & Gas News" is - ‘click’:


12/03/2009: ‘Other nomination by Ottri for what Abdu Husameddin consultant who named as general manager of oil refinery company.’

In other words, Husameddin is described as consultant who was appointed by Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Ottri to the manager of a refinery.

04/01/2009:.. ‘The meeting was attended by Dr. Zainab Hussain assistant minister of oil and Eng Ali Abbas general manager of public establishment and Petroleum Eng Abdo Husameddin general manager of refinery and oil derivatives and Omer al-Hamad general manager of SPC.’

Here Husameddin as an engineer and manager of a refinery is described.
Only in 2010 his name appears in connection with the government as one of several assistants to the Minister at a signing ceremony.

‘10/06/2010:’ Signing Ceremony attended by Dr. Hasan Zeinab what Abdo Husameddin minister and assistants, Jamal Addairy Geology establishment General Manager, and his deputy and the Indian delegation Azughbi nobility and The Indian Ambassador to Damascus. "

So it looks like this ‘defector’ is recently working as assistant to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, before he was employed in the private sector and then also for ‘Shell’. Just what is already an assistant of many?
He was nothing than a better Secretary and certainly not a senior member of the Assad government.
He also has not worked for 33 years, in the government, as he claims.

This the media turned and the so-called rebels have exaggerate something on the video. If anything, he is a small sausage, who was once head of a refinery, which means an opportunist now, after a takeover of Syria by the fascists group with the help of NATO, he gets a great post, either in the new puppet government or Shell. Moreover, it is clear why this is about someone from the oil industry, because the motive why the West is engaged in Syria is - as usual JUST oil.

There only must appear an Internet video and the media to announce it is nothing but the truth. Especially what Syria is concerned, any claim of the real terrorists, no matter how staged and fake it is, completely noncritical distributed.
But we know now, there is no more investigative journalism, or even a proper public relations, but only copy and paste artists (so called ‘journalists for sale’ who spread disinformation and propaganda, whatever NATO operates a philanthropic policy and whom we should believe to be the villain again.

‘Truth exists, only falsehood has to be invented.’

Foreign troops are operating in Syria:
CIA & Mossad Death Squads Exposed In Syria
 

Calle J. (70)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:49 am

Mossad, CIA and Blackwater operate in Syria
 

Calle J. (70)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:55 am

Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media
Assad's popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west's propaganda war

 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 5:28 am
Charles O.
1 - You addressed me saying "I think you concede too much territory here. Perhaps you are trying to appease the Zionist war-addicts in our midst. You are hoping they will respect you and take you seriously if you distance yourself from Assad."

I have never tried to appease the Zionist war-addicts neither in midst or anywhere else and never hoped they will respect me and take me seriously if I distanced myself from Assad.I don't care about Zionists and you know pretty well that I am against Zionism and you have seen my posts and comments in this respect but facts are facts.When I said Assad is a tyrant and a dictator,I meant every word of it as I am in contact with many Syrians in Egypt and other countries including Syrian diplomats who represent Assad in three Syrian embassies in Europe.The man succeeded his father in fact and was not elected.Yes there were elections,but those elections were never true,the same way that Mubarak of Egypt was elected and his son Gamal was supposed to succeed him last September if the 25 January,2010 revolution didn't force the father to step down.You know or I think you know how Assad's father ruled Syria.I served with the Egyptian embassy in Washington in the 1980's and heard a lot from the Syrian diplomats not from the opposition leaders.I heard it also from Syrian immigrants to USA.Both were saying the same thing using almost the same words.
2 - I mentioned also in my comment to the Zionist Israel and USA together with some westerner involvement in the violence in Syria and the reports about the brand new untested advanced weapons that arrive Syria from USA and Israel to be used and tested against Syrians whether pro or against Assad.
3 - I confirmed that Only Syrians have the right to revolt against Assad and his regime and warned from any foreign interference.

4 - I am sorry if you misunderstood my comments or didn't interpret the comments in a different way.
 

Charles O. (209)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:37 am
Thank you for your reply, Abdessalam Diab.

We both agree, then, that it is a mistake to give ammunition to the Zionists and the "Humanitarian" war-makers? But your insistence that Assad "is a tyrant and a dictator" does just that, because it gives the war-makers a pretext for attacking Syria.

The meaning of a term is relative to the context. If we have one pale red apple in a bushel of green apples, then it is appropriate to say that the pale apple is red. But if all of the other apples in the bushel are just as red or even redder, then it is misleading to say that the pale apple is red.

We interpret words like "tyrant" in an absolute sense, but I don't not convinced that Assad's tyranny is absolute.

* How does the tyranny of Syria compare with that in Saudi Arabia?
* How does it compare with the tyranny in "Liberated Libya"?
* How does it compare with the tyranny in "Liberated Iraq"?
* How does it compare with the tyranny of war or the tyranny that follows war?
* How do the dictates of Assad compare with the dictates of Israel (to the Palestinians) or the dictates of the U.S. (to the world)?

If all of the alternatives are just as tyrannical or worse, then it is misleading to single out Assad. And it's worse than misleading, because it gives the Zionists a pretext for more aggression.
 

Charles O. (209)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:42 am
Brilliant, Calle! You have done what all of our highly-paid reporters in all of our Zionized media have failed to do:

You have asked whether there really IS a separate oil ministry with a "Deputy Oil Minister".

And you have discovered that no such "Deputy Oil Minister" exists.

So we have been lied to yet again, by people who are absolutely addicted to war and will stop at nothing to turn Syria into another vast killing field like Iraq.

Why are we so eager to believe the disinformation in our masked media? Why are we so reluctant to question it? I think we have become True Believers in the Cult of War. We are PRIMED for war-making, so we eagerly gulp down every lie the pro-war media feed us. We put our faith in "Humanitarian Intervention" -- death and destruction with a sugarcoat for liberals.

If we would take the time to look at the RESULTS, we would see that our Glorious Humanitarian Interventions simply multiply the killing ten-fold or a hundred-fold.
 

Charles O. (209)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:52 am
I see that you actually ask TWO obvious questions, Calle:

* Does a "Deputy Oil Minister" even EXIST?

* Do most Syrians WANT this foreign-backed insurrection?

I have yet to hear any of the Big Humanitarians asking the second question. They want to Intervene in Syria, they want to shower the country with their Humanitarian Bombs and Humanitarian Missiles, but they have not even bothered to ask what the Syrian PEOPLE want! What insane arrogance!

I followed your link and found that most Syrians do NOT want their beautiful country turned into another Iraq. So the Big Humanitarians who support this Islamist insurrection will have to kill more than just Assad: They will have to kill off half of the population of Syria.

Jonathan Steele, Most Syrians support Assad, *Guardian* (UK), 17 Jan 2012

People who believe NATO war-making is "Humanitarian" need to look at the pictures of what NATO did to Libya:

FAQ: How is Libya faring these days?

E.g., look at the picture captioned "Sirte is a wasteland". The casualty figures for this innocuous NATO "Intervention" are now up to 30,000. Where are the tears for THESE victims? We have none, because they were killed by "us" -- i.e., by the war system that owns us.

The results of "Humanitarian" war-making in Syria would be far worse, because Syria would be plunged into sectarian strife and civil war. To understand what this means, read about the civil war in Lebanon.

It looks like Assad has put down this suicidal insurrection, so now the killing can end. Will the Humanitarians celebrate? Or will they look for new ways to sow strife in Syria? Let's wait and see.

I hope Assad will continue to make substantive reforms. The constitutional reforms that were approved in the recent referendum impose term-limits, so he will eventually be forced to step down. There will then be a PEACEFUL transition -- as opposed to the massive blood-letting that the Ziosphere has promoted.
 

Calle J. (70)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 11:16 am

Charles,
It is the duty of every citizen to be well informed
and thus, to make the right decisions
 

Calle J. (70)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 11:39 pm

'A lie, repeated a thousand times, becomes a truth.'
- Joseph Goebbels Nazi Minister of Propaganda (Information)
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 3:49 am
Thanks for all your input here, Charles and Calle. But you tell me, HOW am I to tell WHO / WHAT is true and what not? YouTube in my view is also one giant propaganda machine where EVERYONE can release their personal "truth", often being just no more than opinion. I trust non of them, that includes "Information Clearing House" as well, a known member of "the elite".
To verify any info as true, I would need to actually BE in the location in question.
And to Calle: NO, I am NOT well informed for the above and other (time lack!) reasons and never have I claimed to be. I simply posted a news story of which I am NOT the AUTHOR.
I might add this: for all my life I have never heard or read anything positive about Hafis Al Assad to one could naturally assume that "son like father"-
PEACE !
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 3:55 am
correction: ".::SO one could..assume"
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 5:10 am

Because you still stick to mainstream - Angelika.

BTW have you EVER been to Syria?
Have you lived there?
Do you know how many people love and adore Bashar al Assad?

Also do not forget - could you - in Germoney vote your President?
Or could the Greeks vote their PM?
Or the EU - which one of 'our' representatives we could vote?

Like Soviet Union?


Compare with Syria:
The warmongers does not want democracy in Syria
Last Sunday the referendum for a new constitution in Syria was held.
14.5 million Syrians were eligible to vote cast their opinion.

The result is now available.

With a turnout of 57 percent, 89 percent voted for the new constitution.
So the Syrians have clearly expressed their desire for a peaceful democratic change.

But what happened?
Western politicians and media react negatively, ignoring the clear result.
President Bashar al-Assad tried to end the fifty years of one-party system with the new constitution and introduce diversity and democratic participation, but that does not fit the western warmongers.

This reaction shows that the Western warmongers does not want democracy in Syria.
They want to create chaos and civil war and a puppet government.

For the first time in the history of the country, the population was officially asked to vote, without dictating what they should choose.
The text of the new Constitution was distributed in time across the population and citizen could read and discuss the changes.

It contains 14 new and 47 revised legal articles.
One of the most important innovations is Article 8, which ended fifty years of one-party rule in Syria.
It is a political system based on pluralism and guarantees more of the parties, a revolutionary process for the country.

Another important point is Article 88, which limits the tenure of a president to a maximum of two periods of seven years.
There are also controversial changes.
Thus, only a Muslim can be president, representing 90 percent of the population, but it will not match the 10 percent minority of non-Muslims.
The people behind the constitution to say, it is necessary, especially because the tensions are so high in the Syrian society.
'10 percent are unhappy is better than 90 percent angry,' said Ahmad Kuzbari, a member of the constitutional committee.

14,000 polling stations were set up across the country and also the Syrians over the border could vote.
The rebels had called for a boycott of the election and prevented participation in the disputed territories such as Homs and Idlib.

Nevertheless, there were only isolated incidents.
The group of countries under American leadership, which call themselves ‘Friends of Syria’ rushing now against the outcome of the referendum and require even more stringent sanctions against Syria.

The political activist Shabbir Razvi, said that the so-called friends of Syria should be renamed in reality the ‘enemies of Syria’ because they work ‘not in the interest of the Syrian people’.

‘I mean, the Western powers will never be satisfied with any change in Syria or in any other country in the Middle East as long as this change is not in their interest or to their advantage,’ Razvi told RT. 'To believe that the West will ever act in the interests of the people of each country is laughable,' he added.

The result the referendum is unequivocal evidence for the broad support of the reform of government in the population.
The influence of opposition groups that have called for a boycott of the referendum is obviously low and gives them no rights to speak on behalf of the Syrian people.
Now the way for democratic elections is free.

Al-Qaeda and Washington war hawks call for arming Syrian rebels

On Thursday, the UN General Assembly voted on a resolution that backs the Arab League's plan to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hand over power.
This vote comes after Bashar's government has been condemned for using violence against the Syrian people.

Although China and Russia rejected the idea, the two countries claim the violence in the country is a two way street and the resolution is one-sided.

Now Washington war hawks and members of al-Qaeda are calling to arm the Syrian anti-government rebels.

But the Western politicians do not like democracy.
They mingle again in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and describe the referendum as a farce.
Hillary Clinton said it was a ‘cynical ploy’ and Guido Westerwelle - the German Foreign Mystery described it as a ‘bogus voting’.
Ironically, this pattern Democ'rats’ have the audacity to make a judgment?
The war criminal Clinton?
And which democratic legitimacy has Westerwelle?
Where the FDP is lost somewhere at 3 percent into insignificance.

In addition, a real farce is the fact that never in the FRof Germoney could be voted on a constitution by referendum and none exists, yes, Germany has no constitution at all.
There is only imposed this temporary makeup, called statute.

The Syrians have it even better, which now could have a vote.

This Demo-c-Rats (Col Ghadaffi called them Rats) get upset over the government in Syria, which has initiated a reform process that was adopted by the population, while supporting and supply of weapons to despotic regimes in Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia that are going on brutality against their own population and want to stay in power by all means.
It is not about these hypocrites’ democracy and human rights, but to overthrow Assad, so that they can install their dependent puppet and get Syria under control.

EU representatives also barefaced gave their dispensable two cents, this undemocratic non-elected dictatorship mess.

Who could elect President Barroso, EU Council President Van Rompuy and EU Foreign Commissioner Ashton?
No one!
But the EU regime are ‘lessons’ in democracy.
They imposed on Monday even tougher sanctions against Syria, in addition to the oil import ban, which has already occurred.
That's indeed a declaration of war, thereby the civilian population is suffering most.

Angelika - is it our obligation to spill benzine in the fire and deliberate or accidently backing the USrael war hawks?
To bring down an other country according the blueprint of Iraq and Libya.
Why not let the people of Syria decidse how they stand to their government?
(Without CIA - Rothschild MIC mingling from outside)

The least one could expect is indemnification for the damage you caused Angelica.
Or retraction or appology for:

The damage for Germoney with a biased coverage (copy and paste journalism)
And to the Syrian people facing destruction of their infrastructures by, ahh so human NATO Troops, poisoning their country forever with DU ammunition.
etc etc
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 7:25 am

Angelika, deliberately or not - you posted a masterpiece of misinformation and spread an other puzzle of lie - all you have to do is take over your certain part of responsibility for the damage you have caused.
(Have you at least informed your friends, who have become the victims of disinfo and pictured - you have not proven, Syria does not even have a Miniatry of Oil???)

At least you should have been looking if what you post is true - but apparenty you did not - otherwhise I could not explain such a fake article, promoting the NWO.

Angelika, let's put it into the other way:
The allegation "WMD" applies to Germoney as well.
Your country produce and sells WMD's, or even better, it gives away WMD like it does with 6 art-of-modern-warfare Submarines to Israel which according to the remains of a former German constitution is not allowed to (Germany is a corporation, occupied by the winners of WW II) btw

Now - all of a sudden, the cards have turned - you have to prove you do not own, produce or distribute WMD's
And if accidently Russia or China invade your country because you impossibly can prove not to have any WMD's?

An other subject:
Human rights in Germoney!!!
This is definitly not your fascists super police state priority.
Remember, whom of your rulers you can vote?
(President???....)
Was the German polulation asked for ANNEXATION to the EU empire - could your fellow countrymen vote for???
Or - just think recent Stuttgart 21 and explain, why so many (countless numbers) of videos have left you tube, showing police brutality???

Stuttgart 21: Die brutale Räumung am 30.09.2010 im Schlossgarten

What if Russia or China would claim your lack of humanitarian rights and hoist it in the main straem to brainwash world population to invade Germoney?

How would you feel Angelika, how would you feel?
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 8:42 am
1 -I agree that warmongers specially USA and Israel are the ones who benefit from destabilizing Syria for the sake of Israel in the first place and to avoid any coordination between Syria and its ally(Iran)if the latter was subject to a strike by USA and Israel.They don't care if the situation in Syria will be the same as USA has created in Iraq: dividing the country,creating chaos and dissolving the Syrian Army.All this is unacceptable.
2 - I was in Tahrir square this morning.Beside the Arab League building,some Syrian opposition activists set a tent there.I talked to some of them.Although they are aware of the facts I mentioned here,they oppose some of the changes Assad had introduced in the constitution lately.They don't trust Assad.They say that 14 years is a very long period a President.They say that even if they accept it ,the change will not apply now.It will apply after Assad's current term in office that will continue till 2014 if it will apply at all.They want Assad to leave NOW .A One year transitional period under a 3 member immediately elected (under international observers )presidential council may be accepted.The elected body would write a new constitution that confirms the unity of Syrians who must have equal opportunities as CITIZEN regardless of sex,ethnic or religious group,language,color ...etc.The President in the new constitution must not stay in office more than four years and may be reelected for only an other 4 years period.
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 10:25 am

Brainwashed dependent sucking mindmakers possibly on the paycheck of the CIA to install just an other puppet government like they did in your country Abdessalam.

Tahrir Place? Just an other fake revolution.

Abdessalam, REAL revolutions look different.


Maybe this is a good read:
2011 - Year of the Dupe
A timeline & history: One year into the engineered "Arab Spring," one step closer to global hegemony.
by Tony Cartalucci

 

Charles O. (209)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 10:28 am
Hello Abdessalam Diab --

When the "opposition activists" demand REFORM, they have my enthusiastic support.

When they say we should not trust Assad, I agree with them. We should not trust ANY politician -- least of all our own politicians. The duty of the citizen is to serve as a check on power and corruption, and we can't do that when we have been turned into partisan cheerleaders.

The "opposition activists" lost my support when they abandoned reform, rejected dialogue, and insisted upon revolution. Revolution -- "regime change" -- plays directly into the hands of the war-makers. It is suicidal. It wastes many innocent lives and achieves nothing.

I would like to see Syria ruled by someone other than Assad, but I don't want the secular multi-ethnic character of the country to be destroyed. Revolution takes us back to square one, and most Syrians do not want to be dragged backwards into anarchy and ethnic strife. The translation to the next "tyrant and dictator" must be peaceful and orderly!
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 10:28 am
Abdessalam- you have noticed my above comment, where I "confirmed" we have Blackwater CIA and Mossad meddling in Syria, also MEK and Al-CIA-da "rebels"???

An other useful read on "peaceful/colorful revolutions so called Arab Spring - and then trhe world.

The Middle East & then the World
Globalist blitzkrieg signals largest geopolitical reordering since WW2.
analysis by Tony Cartalucci

Beginning in North Africa, now unfolding in the Middle East and Iran, and soon to spread to Eastern Europe and Asia, the globalist fueled color revolutions are attempting to profoundly transform entire regions of the planet in one sweeping move. It is an ambitious gambit, perhaps even one born of desperation, with the globalists' depravity and betrayal on full display to the world with no opportunity to turn back now.

To understand the globalists' reasoning behind such a bold move, it helps to understand their ultimate end game and the obstacles standing between them and their achieving it.

The End Game
The end game of course is a world spanning system of global governance. This is a system controlled by Anglo-American financiers and their network of global institutions ensuring the world's consolidated nations conform to a singular system they can then perpetually fleece. As megalomaniacal oligarchs, their singular obsession is the consolidation and preservation of their power. This will be achieved through a system of population control, industrial control, and monetary control, which together form the foundation of their Malthusian policies...
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 10:48 am
Abdessalam, not to get me wrong, also no doubt about your cognitions on Tahrir Place.

But what have these syrians to do in Egypt, when their country is LITERALLY surrounded AND invaded by Terrorists to destroy theyr country.
Why do they NOT care for their family, or their friends, neighbors, village, city, country???

Above that, WHY they visit Tahrir Place?
To recruit capable terrorists - further weakening Syria and to leave behind a trace of destruction?
Look at the blueprints Iraq and Libya - where it was told us we have dictators there and must care for human rights - or the odd lie with "WMD"!
 

Charles O. (209)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:18 am
Angelika R. writes --

> But you tell me, HOW am I to tell WHO / WHAT is true and what not? YouTube in my view is also one giant propaganda machine where EVERYONE can release their personal "truth", often being just no more than opinion. I trust non of them, that includes "Information Clearing House" as well, a known member of "the elite".

> To verify any info as true, I would need to actually BE in the location in question.

> And to Calle: NO, I am NOT well informed for the above and other (time lack!) reasons and never have I claimed to be. I simply posted a news story of which I am NOT the AUTHOR.

. .

I applaud your open-minded attitude, Angelika R., and I've sent you a star. I have been in the same position, regarding Syria. When the "Peaceful Protesters" were calling for reform, they had my support. But I began to question my support when they rejected the National Dialogue and the other reforms actually made by Assad.

I found the reports in our masked media utterly one-sided. This, to me, was a give-away that we are being propagandized, just as we were in 2002-2003 when critics of war were shut out and the media pounded the "Iraqi Threat" into our heads night and day. I also saw parallels with 1999, as well, where the masked media got us to shed buckets of tears for the "Poor Kosovars" who latter turned out to be KLA narco-terrorists hell-bent on turning multi-ethnic Kosovo into a mono-ethnic province of a "Greater Albania".

I now see a parallel with Libya, as well. To my shame, I supported the NATO "Intervention" to "Protect Civilians". I now find out that civilians were never actually in need of protection. And within days, the NATO mission switched from "Protecting Civilians" to regime-change. Now, 30,000 Libyans are dead, the country is in ruins, and strife continues. Like the Russians and the Chinese, I have learned a lesson: NATO speaks with a very forked tongue.

. .

Truth is the first casualty in war. And we've been making war for so long that I've learned to detect lies and emotional manipulation. The propaganda doesn't smell right.

We were supposed to believe that Assad, who was once hailed as a "Moderate" and a "Reformer", woke up one morning and decided that it would be fun to butcher the Syrian people! Assad was suddenly being depicted as a Ogre, a Demon, a Madman, and the strife in Syria was depicted in comic-book or fairy-tale terms -- the Innocent Lambs versus the Big Bad Wolf. That too was a give-away. Surely there was another side to the story?!

Little by little, the other side emerged. Now and then I found reports substantiating Assad's claim that the rebels were perpetrating violence. Sometimes, the rebel stories were exposed as false -- e.g., people supposedly dead turned up alive. The rebels themselves lost me when they started chanting "Death to Assad". I knew that the killing would not stop with Assad -- that Alewites in general would be targeted, and after them, Christians and other minorities dependent on Assad's protection. I knew also that Syrian women would be greatly harmed by the destruction of the secular regime and the imposition of Islamic rule.

Al Qaeda declared its support for the rebels, and that confirmed my fears. The rebels also receive support from Saudi Arabia, the most regressive Islamic state.

The U.S. position -- no dialogue, no mediation, no negotiation -- was suspect to me. If we want to stop violence, diplomacy should be our first resort. Giving orders to one side in a conflict is not what I call "diplomacy".

Obvious solutions were being ignored. If the government is firing on protests, there is a very simple and obvious way to end the bloodshed: Stay home! Don't go to protests! But the obvious solution was not even considered. This told me that "the fix was in".

I also found that it IS possible to protest in Syria without risking one's life: In Latakia, there were protests every day, for five straight months, with no casualties. So when are shots fired? It could be that they are fired by provocateurs working to turn people against the government, or it could be that they are fired when protests turn violent.

. .

I'll return to your question, Angelika. It's a very good one. How do we distinguish between truth and propaganda? Here is my best answer:

* The truth-teller invites us to look deeper, do our own research, and think for ourselves
* The propagandists appeals to blinding emotions, ridicules crities, and tries to close off discussion
 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:27 am

And here we have it:
Syria - WMD's....

Anti-Assad Propaganda Assault Heats Up With Claims of WMDs Yesterday, Wired blog Danger Room’s senior reporter Spencer Ackerman put out a piece that reads like pure propaganda that lead up to the invasion of Iraq.
Ackerman even draws the obvious parallels between Saddam Hussein, although he fails to point out that maybe this is exactly like Iraq and Syria doesn’t have any chemical weapons at all.
He claims that the United States is becoming increasingly worried “about his apparent stockpiles of mustard gas and nerve agents.”
What exactly is an “apparent stockpile” anyways? I think Ackerman might have been more accurate in saying “alleged and unsubstantiated accusations of stockpiles” but seeing as he is clearly serving an agenda with his piece, no such qualifying language is included.
The Wall Street Journal has previously reported on the United States and allied nations increasing their surveillance of Syria’s alleged chemical and biological weapons stores, although officials have repeatedly stated that there is no evidence that these stockpiles are in danger of being overrun...

 

Calle J. (70)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 12:57 pm

But this all does not change a thing, Mr. Hussameddin is a deceit and his message a fraud.

It is nothing like a further dominoe to gain their desired goal - full spectrum (global) dominance.
Useless to say full spectrum means - in all.

And the real regime of the world the Rothschild rulers have - just one more time found useful idiots to cooperate with them.
Like in slow motion we can observe how their plans unfold, as already did so often.

We are doomed to be helpless observers whilst the NWO devouring our scouting work, our minds and live.
 

Calle J. (70)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:23 am

Putin Trumps Zionist Plan For Syria.
Bashar Al Assad, who runs a secular government in the midst of many minorities, is the only one who can prevent the Zionist plan from taking effect.

The Zionist Plan?
The Greater Israel - extending from Tel Aviv to Tehran.

 

Calle J. (70)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:24 am

Greater Israel:
A qualifying comment we must make here is that in some of Lilienthal's writings - although he thoroughly exposes the Zionist plan to take a huge chunk of land in the Mid-East - he has promulgated the hoax of the Holocaust. He MUST know that the holocaust IS a hoax. My question, then, is "why does he so meticulously document the plans for Greater Israel?"

Maybe it's to take our eyes off the ultimate Zionist goal for World Dominion.
The 'greater Israel' is just a jumping off point for them. It keeps our eyes on that small piece of land (small in relation to the whole globe) and meanwhile, the priesthood (and their useful idiots) are busy gobbling up ALL natural resources in ALL countries, and mind-controlling the masses to submit with pleasure...

 

Calle J. (70)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:24 am

Greater Israel:
God's One State Solution... Is similar to the Promised Land - curiosity? (The red framed part of the map)
 

Calle J. (70)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:24 am

Rothschilds Want Iran’s Banks Could gaining control of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) be one of the main reasons that Iran is being targeted by Western and Israeli powers?

As tensions are building up for an unthinkable war with Iran, it is worth exploring Iran’s banking system compared to its U.S., British and Israeli counterparts.

Some researchers are pointing out that Iran is one of only three countries left in the world whose central bank is not under Rothschild control.

Before 9-11 there were reportedly seven: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran.

By 2003, however, Afghanistan and Iraq were swallowed up by the Rothschild octopus, and by 2011 Sudan and Libya were also gone. In Libya, a Rothschild bank was established in Benghazi while the country was still at war

Islam forbids the charging of interest, a major problem for the Rothschild banking system. Until a few hundred years ago, charging interest was also forbidden in the Christian world and was even punishable by death. It was considered exploitation and enslavement.

Since the Rothschilds took over the Bank of England around 1815, they have been expanding their banking control over all the countries of the world. Their method has been to get a country’s corrupt politicians to accept massive loans, which they can never repay, and thus go into debt to the Rothschild banking powers.... read on please to understand ALL the "colorful" revolutions in the ME, the uprisings made by Zionists/Mossad/CIA/MI6, the so called "Arab caugh caugh, splutter Spring"

 

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:34 am
Brave move. Brave, intelligent man. Thank you Angie for the post and thanks to Henriette for forwarding.
 

. (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:13 am
noted..thanks Angelika for the post and Henriette for the fwd....Unfortunately, I'm not sure about anything posted on Youtube either.........:)
 

Angelika R. (143)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:16 pm
Neither am I, Toni, and that is why I did NOT promote this post via message to my friends. I only told Henriette about it and she decided to circulate it. We have no way as of yet to tell what is true; that also applies to the info Calle is spreading saying that this man is a fake, regardless of how likely that seems..
 

Charles O. (209)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:21 pm
I retract my claim that this is a hoax. Syria does not have a separate "oil ministry", but it does have a "Petroleum and Mineral Wealth" ministry, and that is where Abdo Hussameddin worked, according to wikipedia:

-- Abdo Hussameddin, wikipedia

> worked as a drilling engineer for the state-owned Syrian Oil Company. Rising through the oil and gas industry in Syria, he was appointed general manager of the State Establishment for Oil Refining in March 2009.[1] He was appointed aide to the Oil Minister in Syria in August 2009.[2]

-- Abdo Hussameddin, wikipedia

Whether Abdo Hussameddin has been in government for 33 years, as claimed, depends, I suppose, on whether one counts working for a state-owned oil company as government employment.

We have no way of knowing whether Abdo Hussameddin suddenly switched to the side of revolution, or whether he sided with the revolutionaries from the start.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 9:43 am
Thank you Charles. Quite correct statements there wich I share. I had also checked the Wiki earlier but also boith the article and the description beneath the YouTube video use that term "Petroleum and Mineral Wealth" ministry, which are Mr. H.'s own words, so this was known from the start. Only the translation wasn't chosen in the best way, which might have been intentionally for headline-effect..
I suppose Mr. H. sided with the revolutionaries from the start, given that his defection has been prepared by them.
 

Charles O. (209)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 4:57 pm
Hello Angelika R. --

Like you, I am troubled by the strife in Syria. The question is, How do we respond to our feelings?

I'm reminded of 9/11. Some of us responded by demanding an investigation, and others responded by making war and getting a million innocent people killed in Iraq.

In the case of Syria, some of us respond by seeking a peaceful resolution, and others agitate for revolution and, beyond that, for full-scale U.S. "intervention". They use the figure of 8,000 dead as a pretext for war-making that will kill a hundred times as many.

Brendan O'Neill at Spiked Online examines these self-described "Humanitarians", with their gleeful support for regime-change and their total indifference to the harm their revolution is causing Syrians. I posted a link to his article and added a link to myFAQ: Do we really want regime-change in Syria? thread in CNB.
 
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