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What is it that leads intelligent politicians such as Schäuble to babble nonsense about dangers of German inbreeding and the capabilities of third generation Turkish women? It’s not what the EU leaders say, but what the refuse to say, largely out of fear of US reprisal, that’s important here. What Schäuble and Merkel, and others across the EU well know, but keep silent to their people about, is that since years the United States government, its CIA, State Department and Pentagon, along with key elements of the same in Great Britain, in France, in Erdogan’s Turkey, in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, have a Grand (or not-so-grand) Strategy.
It involves a complete global reorganization of the control of most world oil and now natural gas. The strategy is simple and goes back to the previously cited 1999 London speech by Dick Cheney as then-CEO of Halliburton, and even back to Cheney’s draft 1992 Defense Policy Guidance as US Defense Secretary, a strategy to insure no other nation or group of nations could in the future challenge America as sole superpower. Central to this US strategy that Cheney seems to be the implementer for is not merely pre-emptive wars, but energy wars. They are energy wars, often masquerading as religious wars, to control–provide or deny–vital oil and increasingly, gas resources to the world’s nations.
The Syria war initiated five years ago during the so-called Arab Spring– a series of US-steered regime changes that were promoted by State Secretary Hillary Clinton–is a central part of who will control the energy future, and therefore the economies, of the 28 nations of the European Union. That decision, in turn, would decide who dominates the world or not. For Cheney’s Washington friends it’s a life and death game. journal-neo.org...
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
The rebels are all affiliated with al-Qaida (remember them? The guys that staged the 9/11 attack?)
Oh, the guys with the indestructible Passports, that went from not being able to fly a 4 seater Cessna™ Trainer to a commercial airliner doing maneuvers a 30 year Air Force pilot wouldn't even attempt to do... Those guys?
TheClintonCabal™ has had an unique infatuation w/Syria way from the start of this road show... Something stinks
For those attempting to promote a pro-western stance with the delusional belief that Assad is responsible for this mess is simply absurd
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originally posted by: ColCurious
The Nour al-Din al-Zenk are largely made up by fighters known as the Hazzm Movement with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and support by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The U.S. was warned not to support them, for example because their slogan is:
"(united) to fight against the disbelievers collectively"...
Kind of a red flag you would think.
Not to mention, Amnesty International pointed out their warcrimes several times.
The U.S. instead chose to follow the assessment of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (won't comment since I'm German) which is:
Syria's Harakat Hazm are moderate rebels worth supporting.
Have a look:
WORTHINESS FOR U.S. MILITARY SUPPORT
In addition to meeting political criteria, any Syria rebel unit being considered for U.S. or allied military assistance should be measured against a broad set of military criteria. As described above, Harakat Hazm appears to rate well on several benchmarks:
- Ideology: It is a moderate/secularist faction, not an extremist/jihadist group.
Source: WINEP re: Hazzm
originally posted by: ugmold
a reply to: elementalgrove
I started watching the video yesterday and had to stop at the be-heading of the Palestine boy. And to hear the vagueness spewed by the 2 Presidential Candidates last night made it more disturbing.
What are the real motivations?
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: elementalgrove
Interesting. Did you know that the CIA stopped supporting this group in 2015?
Nour al-din al-Zenki had previously been accused of committing atrocities in its stronghold of northern Aleppo. Such claims led to the US cutting ties with the group in early 2015
Several militias approached by VOA, and widely reported as having TOWs, say they have not received any recently, including a once Western-favored group, Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki. “No, we don’t have any,” said Mohamed Mahmoud al-Saed, a militia spokesman.
Let me get this straight you expect me to believe what the C.I.A declares publicly?
In 1914 he was to enter public relations on a much larger scale when he was retained by John D. Rockefeller Jr to represent his family and Standard Oil ("to burnish the family image"), after the coal mining rebellion in Colorado known as the "Ludlow Massacre." Lee warned that the Rockefellers were losing public support and developed a strategy that Junior followed to repair it. It was necessary for Junior to overcome his shyness, go personally to Colorado to meet with the miners and their families, inspect the conditions of the homes and the factories, attend social events, and especially to listen closely to the grievances. This was novel advice, and attracted widespread media attention, which opened the way to resolve the conflict, and present a more humanized versions of the Rockefellers. Lee guided public relations of Rockefellers and their corporate interests, including a strong involvement in Rockefeller Center — he was in fact the first to suggest to Junior (against his reservations) that he give to the complex his family name — even after he moved on to set up his own consulting firm.
Lee espoused a philosophy consistent with what has sometimes been called the "two-way street" approach to public relations, in which PR consists of helping clients listen as well as communicate messages to their publics. In practice, however, Lee often engaged in one-way propagandizing on behalf of clients despised by the public. Shortly before his death in 1934, the US Congress had been investigating his work in Nazi Germany on behalf of the company IG Farben. Lee also worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, in which capacity he famously advised managers to list and number their top priorities every day, and work on tasks in the order of their importance until daily time allows, not proceeding until a task was completed.