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‘US, Saudi Kingdom arming Syria’s anti-govt. groups’

Let’s not forget who is this Saudi regime — built by the British and then inherited by the United States of America. This absolutist feudalist regime is part of the imperialist agenda, in looting the resources of the area and destroying any people’s movement struggle to liberate itself from colonialism.

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A prominent author says the US and Saudi Arabia are engaged in arming anti-government opposition groups in Syria in efforts to distract Damascus from offering assistance to the people.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East expert, to further discuss the issue.

The following is a transcription of the interview.

Press TV: As [our previous guest speaker] professor Khairallah has said if the opposition is involved in these type of acts, let’s look at that. If we look at how the revolutions that have taken place in the region are still in the process of taking place, we think that in none of these that were actual revolutions were the revolutionaries armed. Actually, they tried to stay away from the arms and tried to use the peaceful process of people-power to bring on the revolution. So do you think that that in itself is another key factor to the reality of what’s going on in the ground? As professor Khairallah just said, what type of real opposition would be involved in killing its own people?

Shaath: Yes, I agree with that point of concern. Traditionally, the Yemeni people are armed tribes and armed people. It’s part of their custom and clothing to have the Arabic Jambiya which is a big knife around their waste.

Those people, when they participated in the revolution in Yemen against Ali Saleh before, they refused to carry their arms to the streets and they kept it at home. The tribes in Yemen are heavily armed as well. They could have used that. And in part, Ali Saleh tried to drag the tribes to a fight so they can confuse the revolutionaries in Yemen a, but they didn’t.

The same thing we’ve witnessed in Tunisia. The people refused to bring arms to the street or to bring arms in Egypt to the street when they’ve been attacked by Mubarak‘s forces or (SCAF’s).

But at the same time the counter-revolution, which is being financed by Saudi Arabia, is working hard with the American think tanks of the CIA to keep the revolution diverted from its own target of helping the people, and to make sure now the counter-revolution appears as a revolution.

In Syria they couldn’t. There are surveys being carried out by the Qatari agent like the .gov poll which was financed by Qatar. They found out there was 55 percent solid support for [President] Bashar al-Assad in Syria. And that means you have over 55 percent of popular support for the president. If you think of it as a regime, you’ll have 70 percent.

So there is no mass support for these guys. And the opposition in Syria, most of it is not involved in such a thing. The Saudis, the Americans and their puppets in the area, when they witnessed that, the only way they see the scenario work is the style they used in Iraq and they used before in Afghanistan as well to bring chaos and fanatic people to start exploiting and accusing the regime to this and that and to cause havoc. By the time the fog of war settled, they could have achieved their target.

Sincerely, I want to say one thing. Since when in the history of the Arab people they’ve seen the Saudis at a time to arm any resistance? Have they ever tried to arm the Palestinian resistance against the Zionists? Have they ever stood by the Lebanese people in their war against the Zionists? It’s to the contrary.

Press TV: Mr. Shaath, do you see the Israel’s playing a role in the situation that’s taken place in Syria?

Shaath: Absolutely. Since there was a mention before, as a member of NATO, Turkey has with Israel a long-time joint military intelligence agreement which is explicitly directed against Syria.

Party to these hidden partners are Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. These people are working since 1993 in a memorandum of understanding to create havoc in Syria and Iraq at the time. That’s their targets. We know they were working hand in hand.

And you have the Turkish confessions of 40 intelligence officers captured in Syria. They were saying how the Mossad was training them and giving them the targets what to hit in Syria. And they were actually involved with al-Qaeda as well. The Israelis, Turkish and al-Qaeda were working together, from bases in Jordan, around Turkey and inside Lebanon. So these things are out there. The confessions, they told us a lot of the stories about what is going on.

So it’s in the interests of Israel to destroy the resisting camp, which Syria is the cornerstone of in the Arabic world, by eliminating the regime in Syria and introducing the Saudis’ Wahabis sort of, friendly, regimes. They will guarantee the total control and domination of the Zionists and the United States of America in the region.

Let’s not forget who is this Saudi regime — built by the British and then inherited by the United States of America. This absolutist feudalist regime as part of the imperialist agenda, in looting the resources of the area and destroying any movement to liberate itself from colonialism.

From the 50s to the 60s they participated in destroying the revolutionary movement in south Yemen and now today they are mingling in the internal affairs of Yemen. They helped in destroying the Egyptian army in the 60s so it was an easy target for the Zionists and Americans in the 1967 war.

Saudi Arabia was supporting Jordan in destroying the Palestinian resistance in Jordan in 1970, and helped in targeting the Syrian army at the time which tried to save the Palestinians.

So Saudi Arabia has a huge history against the people of the area, we’re not going to forget it’s an absolutist feudalist regime created by the imperialists in the area.

 

source: Press TV

 

 

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Who is behind the assassination of Iranian Scientists?

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.”

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US officials say Zionist entity “Israel” was behind the assassination: New York Times “One American official — along with two other intelligence officials — said that “Israel” was behind the attack on the scientist,” The New York Times reported on Friday.

Fakhrizadeh’s name was mentioned multiple times in a presentation in 2018 by Zionist entity “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he repeated baseless claims about the Iranian nuclear program. Netanyahu described the scientist as the director of Iran’s nuclear program and threatened, “Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh.”

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Dmitry Polyanskiy @Dpol_un “That’s a telling analysis from @nytimes reflecting readiness of US establishment to give green light to political extra territorial assasinations. Not a thing to boast for a democratic country! #Iran #Fakhrizadeh”.

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.” @aaronjmate .

The senior Iranian defense official was assassinated near the capital Tehran in a terrorist attack. In a statement, the Defense ministry said the vehicle of the head of the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was targeted by terrorists.

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Between 2010 and 2012, four other Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated. Tehran and western intelligence agencies have long put the blame on Zionist entity “Israel”, an accusation that was never rejected by officials of the Israeli regime.

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US president-elect Joe Biden and the Middle East

If Joe Biden rejoins the Iran nuclear ‎agreement ‎ and adopts Obama’s approach to the two-state ‎solution, with Palestine issue, which I believe he might do, since the ‎compromises made in the democratic party ‎between the Progressives ‎and the liberals during the ‎selection of the presidential candidate , indicated ‎that might be happening soon

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Shaath went to say :” it did not accrue to the planners that ‎Trump would become the only American ‎president in three decades not be elected to ‎serve a 2nd term in office.‎”

Shaath added “what might do away with their planes …I think Biden ‎will revive the nuclear agreement with Iran, ‎since it was an Obama- Biden’s admiration ‎achievement …he will do it in a way that avoids ‎any clash with Zionist entity.”

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Shaath added “That means everything that Netanyahu and ‎Kushnaier, dreamed about in making the ‎Zionist entity the pivotal state in the ‎Middle East with the Gulf States and the rest of ‎the Arabic countries as their satellite States ‎such dream is over. ‎ Since its clear that Biden needs to pay attention ‎and to focuses US resources on fighting covid-19 and ‎to Jump Startg the US economy”. ‎

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