Press TV – May 22, 2017Iran has urged the US to stop supplying arms to “main sponsors of terrorism” after President Donald Trump clinched a massive military deal with Saudi Arabia on his first visit to the Middle East.Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on Washington on Monday to abandon its “policy of warmongering, meddling, Iranophobia and sales of dangerous and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism.”“Unfortunately, under the hostile and aggressive policies of the American statesmen, we are witnessing a renewed strengthening of terrorist groups in the region and miscalculation of the dictatorships which support these groups,” he said.Qassemi hit out at Trump’s accusations that Iran was funding, arming and training “terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region.”“Once again, by his meddling, repetitive and baseless claims about Iran, the American president tried to encourage the countries of the region to purchase more arms by spreading Iranophobia,” the spokesman said.“It is surprising that Iran is being accused of destabilizing the region by a country which has been an accomplice to the Zionist regime’s crackdown on the oppressed Palestinian nation through all-out arms, financial and intelligence support for decades,” Qassemi said.In recent years, the US “has been complicit in the massacre of the defenseless Yemeni people through arming certain Arab regimes in the Persian Gulf,” he added.The official touched on US role in “creating and cultivating Takfiri-terrorist currents, including Daesh” and strongly criticized “deceitful stances, meddlesome statements, and destructive measures” of the new US administration.Such measures, he said, are aimed at “confronting people’s rule on their destiny in the regional countries and consolidating the position and superiority of the Zionist regime.”“US support and that of its regional allies for terrorists is so obvious that their escape forward and accusations of terrorism support against others have no buyers,” Qassemi said.“If financial, arms and intelligence resources of Daesh, Nusra Front and other terrorist groups are cut, they will be finished easily. They resist because these countries’ support for the terrorists continues,” he added.His remarks came a day after Trump ended his visit to Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth $110 billion were signed.Qassemi said, “Regional countries, instead of spending billions of dollars from their people’s assets on an illusory American support, had better think about the real stability, welfare, tranquility and peace of their people and spend these exorbitant sums on development and constructive regional cooperation.”Qassemi deplored that “certain regional countries, instead of depending on the power of their people and regional cooperation capacities, have set heart on the support of big powers.”Those countries, he said, “are paving the way for vital infrastructures of the regional countries to weaken and collapse, a case in point being the deplorable situation of Yemen and destruction of Syrian infrastructures by Takfiri terrorists.”Trump’s accusations against Tehran came shortly after Hassan Rouhani was re-elected president.Qassemi said the US and its allies “should know that Iran, as a democratic, stable and powerful country enjoying popular support, is a harbinger of peace, tranquility and good neighborliness in the region and a front-runner in the global fight against violence and extremism,” and that Tehran would not go off this course with the hostile rhetoric of those countries.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
تاريخ النشر : 2017-05-23 12:40:11
وكالة أوقات الشام الإخبارية
مهما تحدثنا عن زيارة ترامب الى السعودية فلن يجدي الكلام والشرح فلن يهتز عرش الرب ولن يهتز شعب الرب الذي اختاره ليكون خير أمة أخرجت للناس .. فالرئيس الأميريكي ترامب كان في مهمة سلب ونهب للمال السعودي والخليجي واستيلاء على مفاتيح خزائن قارون التي جرها خلف طائرته وطار .. بل ونهش ترامب اللحم السعودي حتى انكشف العظم العربي ولعقه بلسانه الى أن جرّده من كل لحم .. ولذلك ليس مهما أن نقول للشعب في نجد والحجاز أي حقيقة طالما أنه لايثور منذ مئة سنة وطالما أنه قبل أن يحكمه بضعة آلاف أمير يبذرون كل ثروته بشكل خرافي وهو لايقدر الا على تصنيع مجاهدي القاعدة الذين يقتلون انفسهم وينتحرون خارج المملكة وفي كل مكان .. الملك وابنه يتصرفان وكأن من يعيش في نجد والحجاز هم فقط بضعة ملايين من الأصنام التي لاتضر ولاتنفع .. فلايبدوان مكترثين بردة فعل الشعب ولايعنيهما ان يقول أحد ان هذا الفحش في التبذير في المال والتبذير في العدوانية والكراهية والقتل رذيلة من الرذائل الشيطانية .. ولايهمهما أن تصبح اسرائيل في خطاب المسلمين ضحية من الضحايا كما كل ضحايا العرب .. فليس على أرض الجزيرة الا تماثيل لاتضر ولاتنفع ولاتغضب ولاتنفعل ولاتثور ..
ليست الاهانة فقط في تلك السرقة العلنية بموافقة الملك وابنه .. ولكن الزيارة كان لها طابع الصلف والاستعلاء واحتقار الآخر وعدم احترام معتقده وأبسط مظاهر دينه .. فالكلام المعسول والمجاملات الخطابية للشعب العظيم شيء بروتوكولي ومطلوب .. وقول غير ذلك هو في غير محله خاصة اذا كنت جرار العسل تندلق في بلعوم ترامب وبلعوم الشركات الاميريكية .. ولكن في كل ثقافة تبقى القيم الثقافية والمعتقدات شيئا لايمكن المساس به او المساومة عليه بل ينهض الغضب اذا لم تحترم .. الا أن السعوديين لم يكن يعنيهم الا حماية العرش الملكي .. حتى وان اهتز عرش الله .. واهتز قبر النبي .. وقلبه ..
ولاأدري ماهي الحكمة من اصطحاب ترامب لزوجته وابنته الى الأراضي الاسلامية المقدسة وهما سافرتان ولن تكون باستقبالهما اي امرأة أو أميرة الى جانب الملك طالما أنهما لن تلتزما حتى بالحد الادنى لآداب وتقاليد الثقافة التي تسود تلك الأراضي سواء كانت التقاليد صحيحة أم خاطئة .. فالمفروض أن نساء العرب في الأراضي المقدسة يلتزمن بالاحتشام وغطاء الرأس ..
والمفروض أن الدولة التي تفرض الاحتشام على شعبها لأنها خادمة الحرمين الشريفين يجب أن تلتزم به وتلزم به أي زائرة للأراضي المقدسة مهما كانت عقيدتها .. بوذية أو هندوسية او يهودية أو مسيحية أو ملحدة .. خاصة في حضرة الملك الذي يمثل نظريا ذروة الاسلام وولي امره – كما يدعي – وهو مسؤول عن حماية العقيدة وتراثها وطقوسها وكل تفاصيلها تماما كما ان ملكة بريطانيا مسؤولة عن حماية الكنيسة الانغليكانية بالعرف الملكي البريطاني ..
لكن الملك والأسرة المالكة كان مايؤرقهم أن يحموا العرش وأن يضربوا بكل شيء في سبيل العرش .. ولذلك تغاضوا عن كل الاهانات الرمزية التي جاء بها ترامب .. فلايزال سبب احضار ترامب لزوجته وابنته الى بلد محافظ لايفهم الا على أنه كان بذلك يمعن في اهانة العرب والمسلمين وهو يقول في رسالته: انني في أرض الحرمين الشريفين ولكني أتحدى العرب والمسلمين في عقر دارهم وبقرب قبر نبيهم .. سأرمي بحجاب المسلمين في حضرة نبيهم تحت قدمي .. ولم تعن ايفانكا ولاميلانيا حتى بوضع غلالة من قماش أو وشاح خفيف جدا شفاف في حضرة الملك أو في تجولها في المملكة قرب مرقد النبي والصحابة ..ولكن ترامب في المقابل عندما ذهب ترامب الى اسرائيل احترم مع عائلته العقيدة اليهودية وطقوسها وتفاصيلها الى أكمل وجه ..
بل واضطر الى لبس القلنسوة اليهودية السوداء على رأسه الأشقر امعانا في التواضع والالتزام باحترام عقيدة الآخر .. كما ان ايفانكا التي لم تكترث حتى بوضع وشاح خفيف على رأسها في أرض المسلمين المقدسة لم تظهر في اسرائيل الا وقد غطت شعرها بقلنسوة للاناث احتراما للطقوس اليهودية التي صارت ديانتها .. ولو أنها تصرفت بنفس الطريقة السافرة اللامبالية في اسرائيل لما ظهرت الاهانة للثقافة الاسلامية بشكل فاقع ساطع ..
المسلمون والاسلاميون احتفلوا يوما أن محجبة تركية دخلت القصر الرئاسي في استانبول لتصبح السيدة الأولى .. ولكن عندما داست ايفانكا على الحجاب وغطاء الرأس في الأراضي المقدسة فانهم لزموا الصمت .. واعتبروا ذلك من أبواب فقه المصلحة .. الذي يجيز لولي الأمر أن يفعل مالايغضب الكافر حتى ان داس على استار الكعبة ..
ولو سألتم العرعور عن فتوى ذلك لوجدها وقال لكم ان امرأة لوط وامرأة نوح كانتا كافرتين وهما زوجتا نبيين .. فهو قبل ذلك افتي لأبناء رجال الدين بأن ليس عليهم حرج في ألا يرسلوا ابناءهم للجهاد اذا لم يقبل الأولاد بل الجهاد بل خرجوا للسياحة .. وهذا لايسقط واجب الجهاد عن بقية المسلمين .. لأن ولدي نوح عصياه ورفضا رسالته ولم يركبا معه في الفلك مع الناجين .. فهل يلام نوح على عقوق ولديه؟؟ ولذلك فان على المسلمين ارسال ابنائهم للموت في سورية وألا يسالوا المشايخ أو العرعور أو القرضاوي عن سبب غياب أبنائهم عن الجهاد لأنهم مثل ابناء الأنبياء .. ولايحاسب المفتي اذا لم يستجب ابنه للجهاد .. وهذا طبعا يفسر لنا أنه لايوجد اي مفتي أو شيخ واعظ من أولئك الذين يدفعون الناس الى المحرقة الا وأبناؤه بعيدون عن الجهاد ولكل واحد دنياه وحياته المترفة المليئة بالسيارات والنساء والسياحة والمال .. فهو مثل ابن نوح .. وبقية ابناء الناس أغبياء وخرفان ..
الاهانة ليست في احتقار ايفانكا وابيها للمسلمين بل في الأصنام والتماثيل التي رأت وسمعت ولم تحرك ساكنا ولم تتلفظ بعبارة احتجاج .. ان النبي محمد لم يحطم الأصنام الحجرية كما قالوا لنا .. بل حطم الأصنام البشرية التي كانت ترى الباطل وتسمع الباطل ولاتتحرك ولاتثور ولا تمتشق السيوف لتعيد العدل الاجتماعي وتبعد خطر تجار القوافل الجشعين والسماسرة ..ان الأصنام التي حطمها النبي كانت في البشر التي حرك فيها النبي التفكيروحرك الركود في الرؤوس وأوقد الروح فيها وقادها في اعصار عظيم اقتلع الملوك والأباطرة وشيوخ العزى واللات وشيوخ هبل ..
واليوم للأسف فان كل ماأنجزه النبي اندثر .. واعاد شيوخ العزى واللات وهبل بناء الأصنام في نفوس البشر .. وتحول المسلمون الى أصنام .. مليار صنم في العالم الاسلامي.. سرقهم ملك وابنه .. وراعي بقر وابنته وصهره ..وداسوا على شرفهم ودينهم وكعبتهم .. والأصنام لم تفكر ولم تتحرك .. فالنبي الذي كسر الأصنام .. تكسره الأصنام ..
أما آن للنبي أن ينهض من جديد ويحطم الاصنام ؟؟ وأقصد مليار صنم في العالم العربي والاسلامي يصومون ويزكون ويحجون ويحفظون القرآن ومع هذا يسرق منهم مالهم وبيت مالهم ودينهم ومسجدهم الأقصى ويداس على معتقدهم وتجوب ميلانيا وايفانكا أرض الحجاز بشعر غجري مجنون نكاية بعائشة وآمنة وخديجة وزينب ..
يجب أن تتكسر الأصنام وأن يخرج البشر من هذا الحجر الصلد وكأن ساحرا حولهم الى حجارة
يجب أن يأتي من يكسر الأصنام البشرية الصماء البلهاء الخرساء ويقود اعصارا عظيما آخر .. ويقول: جاء الحق وزهق الباطل .. ان الباطل كان زهوقا ..
by Muhammad Sahimi
On Friday May 19 the Iranian people elected President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate and reformist, in a landslide. 75 percent of the eligible voters cast their votes – which should be compared with 56 percent turnout in the U.S. elections in 2016 – and Rouhani received 57 percent of the total votes. And, this is in a region in which most countries that are allied with the US do not even have any elections.
Once again, Iranian people resisted the call to boycott the elections by the exiled opposition that had supported economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States and its allies, as well as military threats made against it by the George W. Bush administration and by Israel. Neoconservative enemies of Iran, such as Elliot Abrams, had hoped that Iranians will elect Rouhani’s main rival, the hardline Ebrahim Raisi, with the hope that it would help lay the groundwork for attacking Iran.
Iranians also rejected Raisi’s promise of economic benefits, if he is elected. He had promised that he would triple the case subsidy that Iranians receive every month from the government, and that his administration would pay generous unemployment benefits to the people until they find jobs.
None of such promises mattered to the Iranian people. Rouhani’s main campaign slogan said it best: “We have chosen our path [to move forward]. We will not return to the past.” Iranian people fully recognized that Raisi was supported by Iran’s “deep state” – the secret and semi-secret networks of security, military and intelligence officers, backed by reactionary hardline clerics – as well as by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Rouhani’s predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power by strong support of the “deep state” and Khamenei, and the Iranian people experienced firsthand the result: incredible corruption, repression, particularly after the fraudulent elections of 2009, and a confrontational foreign policy and rhetoric against Israel that took Iran to the United Nations Security Council, where six resolutions were approved against the nation.
But, this was not the only victory by the moderates and reformists. Elections for city councils throughout Iran were also held simultaneously with the presidential elections, and the reformists and moderates scored impressive victories. In particular, the people voted overwhelmingly for the list of reformist candidates in Iran’s three major cities: Tehran, the historic city of Isfahan in central Iran that has been recognized by the United Nations’ UNESCO as a world cultural heritage, and the holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran, Raisi’s hometown where he exerted considerable influence. In addition, a very large number of woman candidates were elected all over al the country. In one province alone, Sistan and Baluchistan in southeast Iran on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, at least 415 women were elected to the city councils. Moreover, ethnic minorities, which the West has tried to exploit against the central government by stirring troubles there, also voted in large numbers. In Kurdistan, for example, which is on the border with Iraq and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan, 60 percent of the people cast their votes, of which Rouhani received close to 75 percent.
Iranian people voted for Rouhani because they support his moderate foreign policy that has kept Iran isolated from any attack by the Sunni terrorist groups, his rapprochement with the European Union, and his efforts for lessening tension with the United States. In addition, the year before Rouhani was elected in 2013, Iran’s economy had contracted by close to six percent, and the official inflation was running above 40 percent, with many believing that it was actually around 60 percent. Rouhani stabilized the economy and reduced the inflation to below 7 percent. Iran’s economy is expanding, and it is predicted that it will grow by more than 6 percent in 2017. The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran has tripled over the past 4 years, and foreign investment has begun flowing toward Iran.
And, perhaps most importantly, Iranian people voted for Rouhani despite the fact that the Trump administration has been undermining the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1. Although Iran has abided by all of its obligation under the agreement, significant problems still exist with lifting of the sanctions that have disappointed many Iranians. Note also that Iran is one of the few countries in the world where moderation, anti-populism, and anti-chauvinistic nationalism produce a landslide election victory.
How did the Trump administration react to Rouhani’s victory? It completely ignored Rouhani’s landslide victory, because it does not fit its agenda. Instead, the day after Iran’s elections, in a speech in Saudi Arabia, where there are no meaningful elections; women cannot even drive; Shiites suffer discriminations; the state-supported Wahhabism is the ideological backbone of all the Sunni terrorist organizations around the world, and where its regime is committing war crimes in Yemen on a daily basis, Trump targeted Iran, saying,
But no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three – safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in the region. I am speaking of course of Iran.
From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror. It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.
Among Iran’s most tragic and destabilizing interventions have been in Syria. Bolstered by Iran, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes, and the United States has taken firm action in response to the use of banned chemical weapons by the Assad Regime – launching 59 tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base from where that murderous attack originated.
Responsible nations must work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria, eradicate ISIS, and restore stability to the region. The Iranian regime’s longest-suffering victims are its own people. Iran has a rich history and culture, but the people of Iran have endured hardship and despair under their leaders’ reckless pursuit of conflict and terror.
Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve.
Aside from the fact that Iranians do not need Trump’s crocodile tears for them, and that he was uttering these words in the presence of some of the worst reactionary dictators of the region that do not even hold elections, most of what trump said is sheer nonsense. Without Iran’s help, Iraq’s Capital Baghdad would have fallen to Daesh [also known as the ISIS] in June 2014. The war in Syria has been imposed on the Syrian people by the terrorist groups that are supported by Saudi Arabia and its allies, namely, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Jordan, as acknowledged even by Joe Biden at Harvard University in October 2014. Israel supports the Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda Syrian branch, by treating their wounded fighters in Israel and returning them to the fields.
The author is opposed to any intervention by any foreign power in the internal affairs of any other nation. Thus, no country, including Iran, should intervene in Syria. But, we must keep in mind that whereas the West, Saudi Arabia, and their allies have intervened there illegally and against international laws, Iran’s intervention is based on the internationally recognized mutual defense treaty between the two nations signed in 2005. Without Iran’s [and Russia’s] help Syria would be ruled now by some of the worst terrorist groups in the world that have been supported by the fascist Saudi regime. There is little doubt that President Bashar al-Assad and his army have committed atrocities and possibly war crimes, which in due time must be investigated, but they are no worse than the crimes committed by the US forces in Iraq, both in the past and in the present during the operation for liberating Mosul where hundreds of civilians have been killed by US bombing, and Saudi Arabia’s war crimes in Yemen that are helped by the United States.
Perhaps, even more disgusting that his attack on Iran was Trump’s forgetting his own words about Saudi Arabia. This is the same man who during his campaign last year told us that the Saudis were “mouth pieces, bullies, cowards,” who were “paying ISIS.” In addition to milking the Saudis to the tune of over $400 billion in arms sales that will be used to kill the people of Yemen and other Muslims in the region, Trump received the “Order of King Abdulaziz.” Past recipients of the Order include Saddam Hussein, Egypt’s military dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Bashar al-Assad whom the Saudis have been trying to topple, and George W. Bush whose illegal and criminal invasion of Iraq set the Middle East on its current path of destruction of bloodshed, with no end in sight.
To be sure, Iran’s elections are neither democratic nor fair, because the hardliners who control vast national resources use them to their own advantage. But, these elections are extremely competitive, meaningful and unpredictable. To be sure, Iran’s “deep state” and its allies have committed numerous crimes since the 1979 Revolution, but Iran’s civil society has also been growing and gathering strength. Whereas Ayatollah Khamenei and the “deep state” could impose Ahmadinejad on Iran for a second term in 2009, they also paid a heavy price for it, to the extent that they no longer dare to do it again, and have to go along with people’s votes. There is nothing like this in the entire Muslim part of the Middle East.
Mocking Trump’s speech, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that, “Iran – fresh from real elections – attacked by @POTUS [President of the United States] in that bastion of democracy and moderation [Saudi Arabia]. Foreign policy or simply milking KSA [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] of $480B [that Trump signed with Saudi Arabia to sell that country advanced weapons]?” And, “We derive stability not from “coalitions” [of Arab states that are bombing Yemen], but from our people, who – unlike many – do vote. Iranians must be respected & are ready to engage [with the United States].” Indeed!
In a surprise offensive S A opens new front to reopen the Damascus-Palmyra Highway , S A liberates more territory in east Aleppo
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:46 A.M.) – Sources embedded with the 11th Armored Division’s 60th and 67th Brigades conferred that the Syrian Army made a swift advance in the early morning of Tuesday when it captured the entire eastern series of Qaryatayn’s hills.
The aforementioned hilltops were defined as Syriatel Hill, Shuhada’ Hills (Martyr’s Hill), and al-Mashtal. Operations are ongoing as the Syrian military aims to reach Bardah fully surrounding the rebel bastion in Eastern Qalamoun and isolating it from the US-backed rebels of eastern Damascus.
Such an advance will not only cripple the insurgents’ hold of the Syrian Badiyah, but will also reopen the Damascus-Palmyra Highway providing the Syrian Armed Forces’s units present in the desert arena with a major logistic boost. It is expected that ISIS, unable to cope with all the fronts the Syrian Army is opening against it, will continue its retreat from the depth of the Syrian desert.
Currently, the SAA is fighting ISIS on all the front lines that are in contact with the notorious terror group including east Aleppo (where the Tiger Forces are less than 6 km from ISIS’s largest remaining Aleppo stronghold of Maskanah), east Hama, east Homs, east Damascus, and in the besieged enclave of Deir Ezzor.
This concentrated effort against the so-called Islamic State has only come at such a large-scale after the successful implementation of the de-escalation and ceasefire regime agreed upon by Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the United States. Capitalizing on the calmer front lines of northwest Syria, the Syrian government is now able to throw the bulk its attention onto the eastern fronts where it seeks to replant its long-lost influence in this resource rich part of the country.
Trump, along with his wife and daughter, have visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with the president sporting a Jewish yarmulke–this as Palestinians prisoners are on day 36 of a hunger strike and as people throughout the occupied territories held a general strike in solidarity with the prisoners.
In Manger Square in Bethlehem, protestors gathered to protest Trump, who is scheduled to make a stop there tomorrow.
“We came to tell you that the one who decides the fate of Palestinian people are the Palestinian refugee camps and not the Americans, the cause of the camps is the cause of all Palestinians,” said one protestor. “The fate of Jerusalem can’t be decided by Trump, for Jerusalem is Arab; Jerusalem is Palestinian, and we decide its fate, not the Americans. The only ones who supported Palestinian people are the heroic prisoners, they are strugglers, fighting with only their bodies.”
Meanwhile, US and Israeli companies are reportedly working together to siphon off natural gas from Gaza’s territorial waters, while a 16-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot and killed after allegedly attempting to carrying out a stabbing of Israeli forces at a check point near Bethlehem. Additionally, some Some 20 other people were shot and injured as protestors attempted to march from the West Bank city of Ramallah to Israel’s Qalandiya checkpoint. Witnesses said Israeli soldiers fired at the demonstrators, using live ammunition as well as rubber coated steel bullets, from rooftops overlooking the main street .
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu greeted Trump and then told reporters that he and the president share a “commitment to peace.” Palestinians have called for a second “day of rage” to coincide with Trump’s visit to the West Bank on Tuesday.
No child should live through this—yet Palestinian children are targeted by IOF as they try to go to school like all children around the do
So are these unruly Palestinians just illogical, irrational anti-Semites who simply hate Jews for no reason–or are their protests, hunger strikes, and days of rage motivated in some manner by Jewish behavior? I wonder if Trump, Ivanka, or Melania pondered that question in their visit to the Western Wall? Probably not.
Created on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:47
The house of Al-Saud is indeed responsible not only for distorting the real human, peaceful and tolerant face of Islam and all humanity. The Wahabbi Al-Saud family imposed by force on the people of Arabian Peninsula by the colonial greedy forces of exploitation and colonialization are indeed not only stupid, ignorant but even work as to impose their deformed vision and paralysis upon all Arabs.
Petrodollar can buy terrorists, slaughter, means of destruction and slaughter ; but never can buy humanity, pride, honor, nor amity and fraternity! Petrodollar might buy a businessman, make business deal, but never possess others’ sovereignty, integrity and self-determination. Al least, when it comes to Syria, petrodollar cost the Syrians part of their infrastructure, some of their beloved and cements!
The dirty Saudi petrodollar can in way dispose the Syrians from their history, civilization, and deep roots. The Saudi petrodollar can bribe the entire globe of today but never the owners of the rights! The Saudi Wahabbi petrodollar can make another 11thSeptember against America, can bribe US authorities and others; but can never bring back a single lost innocent life.
The fire to be set ablaze by Mr. Trump-businessman current visit are sure to burn the arsonists before all others! If in the past the good-hearted gave pieces of advices to the blind as to spare life, who knows if there would remain such pieces of advice for the coming! With this in mind, it is suffice to recall Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard reaction to the arms deal with immediate condemnation.
Gabbard, a Democrat, blasted the deal – which she said includes an additional $350 billion over the next 10 years – saying Saudi Arabia is “a country with a devastating record of human rights violations at home and abroad, and a long history of providing support to terrorist organizations that threaten the American people.”
“Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest sponsor and propagator of the extremist Wahhabi Salafist ideology that fuels terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda,” a media release from Rep. Gabbard stated. “Based on Saudi Arabia’s history and track record, there is a significant likelihood these weapons will be used against innocent civilians or end up in the hands of terrorist groups.”
“Saudi Arabia has spent hundreds of billions of dollars spreading their extreme Wahhabi Salafist ideology around the world, creating fertile ground for terrorist organizations like ISIS and al-Qaeda to recruit, while simultaneously providing direct support to terrorist groups who pose a direct threat to US interests and who are fighting to overthrow the Syrian government. The hypocrisy in the Trump administration’s actions toward Saudi Arabia began in February 2017 with the newly-appointed CIA Director Mike Pompeo presenting Saudi Crown Prince bin Nayef with the George Tenet Award in recognition of Prince bin Nayef’s ‘excellent intelligence performance, in the domain of counter-terrorism and his unbound contribution to realise world security and peace.’’ Underscored Senator Tulsi Gabbard.
”This hypocrisy continues now as the Trump administration talks tough against ISIS and terrorism, while selling weapons to, supporting, and praising a country that beheads dissidents, oppresses women, persecutes religious minorities, atheists, and LGBT people, and is the greatest supporter of terror groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS in the world today. This arms deal will enable Saudi Arabia to use U.S.-made weapons in their war crimes against Yemeni civilians in a brutal civil war, and continue perpetuating human rights atrocities at home and abroad,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
The arms deal runs contrary proposed bipartisan legislation supported by Gabbard: H.R. 608, the Stop Arming Terrorists Act, which Gabbard says “would prohibit any Federal agency from using taxpayer dollars to provide weapons, cash, intelligence, or any support to armed militants who are allied with al-Qaeda, ISIS and other terrorist groups, and it will prohibit the U.S. government from funneling money and weapons through other countries like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar who are directly or indirectly supporting terrorists.”
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim
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By Chris Tomson
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – Saudi Arabia has unleashed a wave of inexperienced African mercenaries upon war-torn Yemen in a bid to defeat the Houthi-led government based in Sanaa.
On Monday, the Popular Committees wiped out over a hundred Saudi-backed militants, mostly Sudanese foreign fighters, amid clashes in the coastal province of Midi which borders Saudi Arabia.
According to a military source, tens of military vehicles were destroyed and tons of weaponry captured in an attack said to be one of the most succesful operations this year.
With Saudi-backed forces falling like flies on the battlefield, the Houthi-led troops are on the verge of fully recapturing Midi province. Nevertheless, clashes are still ongoing in the provincial capital while Saudi Arabia controls Midi port.Saudi Arabia is reportedly weary of deploying too many of its own troops across the border after Houthi contingents have killed some 130 Royal Saudi Land Forces (KSA) in 2017 alone.
Effectively, the Gulf Kingdom is relying increasingly on paid foreign fighters to do their dirty work in Yemen.
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