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November 25, 2016

Analysis: Why Sweden is giving an award to White Helmets?

by mkleit

 

 

Sweden did not succeed in getting Bob Dylan to come to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Literature Prize. As a consolation Sweden got nevertheless the “White Helmets”; they were bestowed today the Right Livelihood Award.

 

This article examines a likely geopolitical rationale that the Swedish elites had for selecting that organization. Also, facts suggest a congruence between the stances of those elites on Syria and the declared political aims of the organization White Helmets. The reviewing of the institutions involved in the award-decision and process can also result relevant in pondering the reason for the event. Finally, to inquire into the role of Carl Bildt, as member of the board of directors in the institution ultimately deciding, is interesting against the backdrop of his opposition against the participation of  Julian Assange and Edward Snowden in previous international events organized by the same institutions –all of them under the umbrella of the Swedish Foreign Office.

 

However, Sweden’s awarding a prize to this organization –called the  “murky Withe Helmets’ by Professor Jan Osberg– it might reveal a semi-concealed intervention in support of Hillary Clinton’s doctrine in the dirty war against Syria. In concrete, another means used by Sweden’s elites in uttering their view, and gathering support, for the No-Fly Zone campaign in Syria.

 

A main purpose of what I have called the Hillary Clinton doctrine in the Middle East is the ending –by violent means– of the secular governments in the region, to be replaced by fundamentalist dictatorships. That happened in Egypt, Libya, etc. Now it was Assad’s turn. A valuable testimony of both the origin and purpose of this stance by Clinton was given by US Senator Richard Black, who declared in video:

 

“Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, put into place a series of actions to overthrow the secular governments in the Middle East and to replace them with radical Islamic regimes. Why she was doing this? I know she has great connections, financial and otherwise, with Saudi Arabia, with Qatar, with Kuwait, with tyrants of the Arab world”.

 

To these ends in Syria, the Swedish establishment has comprehensively supported the establishment of a No-Fly zone –precisely as advocated by Hillary Clinton. Beside illustrating Hillary Clinton’s stance on the No-Fly Zone issue, the video below shows also the risk of an all-out war against Russia and Syria, and what such measure would signify for the US Armed Forces (and others supporting the No-Fly Zone, such as the Swedish establishment).

 

 

 

 

 

It would be worth to mention in this context the participation of the “neutral and nonaligned” Swedish air Force in the No-Fly Zone operation masterminded by Hillary Clinton –the ultimate responsible for the bullets fired a close range against the head of the secular Libyan government, Omar Kaddafi, while he was held prisoner and immobilized. “We came, we saw, he died“, says Hillary Clinton on video, while she laughs.

 

Also, it should be reminded that the decision regarding the military participation of Sweden in Libya was taken at the Parliament after a proposition presented by Carl Bildt; a proposal that found uncontested support in ALL political parties of the Swedish political establishment, including the Left Party (the former ‘euro-communists’). Only the Sweden Democrats opposed.

 

For the Swedish rulers, as it was for Hillary Clinton, it is not about religion or ideology, or about an “idealistic” solidarity with refugees from the Syrian war (in fact most of those migrants are not ). It is only about money.

 

While those Sunni governments financially backed Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (mentioned in the above-quoted testimony by Senator Richard Black), the role of Sweden was to contribute either with direct public funds or with donations by important Swedish companies, such as Lundin Oil or Ericsson. In retribution, they got the kind of favours from Clinton’s State Department, which permitted further expansion of Swedish business in the area, such as  Ericsson. Meanwhile, the business of Sweden with Saudi Arabia, or Sweden’s arms export to the United Arab Emirates, continues unabated [See my recent articles in “The Indicter” and “Global Research”].

 

 

Another promoter for a No-Fly Zone in Syria is the organization “White Helmets”. Undoubtedly, there are in that organization, like in any of that kind,  true volunteer-individuals trying to do a humanitarian contribution. However, as organization at large, “White Helmets” is in fact another operation set up and financed by the same forces pressing for an escalation in the military conflict in Syria. In other words, the same factions that financed armed and trained the ‘moderate’ rebels –as the New York Times and the Washington Post call them (also called non-partisan media, also call them “moderate” terrorists, or “moderate jihadists”).

 

This organization has been boosted and financed by a number of State-donors, all of them implicated in the US-led (Clinton/Obama) political and/or military coalition aimed to depose the presidency of Assad in Syria. Most of these countries count with economic benefits in the planned oil-pipe construction designed to pass through Syria and that Assad opposed; the real cause of the war. For instance, Germany raised recently its financing to the “White Helmets” up to $7.85 million. Other examples of funding governments to this so-called “non-governmental organization”: The US government has contributed with $23 million; the UK government with $4.5 million.

 

 

One conclusion emerging in this analysis, considering also White Helmets own statements done previously in its home page, is that a main aim of its propaganda endeavour is bringing public opinion’s support to the ‘necessity of establishing a No-Fly Zone in Syria’. This is the geopolitical item that coincides with the one of Sweden’s political establishment pursuing a confrontation of “West” against Russia. And it is in this context where the Swedish award  to “White Helmets” should be understood.

 

The claims for a No-Fly Zone in Syria have been passed through standard psy-op  by the pro-Clinton corporate-owned press. This has been directed not only at American audiences, but also echoed among EU countries  viewed as potential proxies for the escalation of the Syria military conflict. Sweden is, historically considered, the primary government in Europe to react positively to such calls.

 

As Sweden now is giving its prestigious award to the White Helmets, the Swedish media has relentlessly reported in the most positive terms the deeds of the organization. None of the international reports denouncing a variety of manipulation techniques in constant use by the White Helmets has found space in the Swedish media. The image and video below shows how this is done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The appeals by “White Helmets” are done by fabricating or drastically exaggerating news on ‘war atrocities’. Hence, the suggestion of demolishing ‘air raids’ directed at civilian populations is a favourite number, for instance, in videos uploaded in YouTube. In the videos I have seen, however, such attacks never appear; what we see instead, solely, are rooms filled with smoke, dust, etc., where same “patients” move constantly in the scene with or without anti-dust protection masks.

 

In the Swedish version of “Swedish Institute of International Affairs” that I have access to, I found that the largest single entity financing this ‘independent’ institution is ultimately the Swedish State.

 

Right now, as I am typing these lines, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs has removed its web page in English. There is a growing focus on that institution right now because of the Right Livelihood Prize to the White Helmets. So, one reason might be that they are ‘cleaning up’ the page. And they should.

June 9, 2016

مواقف المرشحان الرئاسيان كلينتون وترامب حول أبرز القضايا في البلاد

by mkleit

تستعد المرشحة الديمقراطية للانتخابات الرئاسية هيلاري كلينتون لمواجهة منافسها الجمهوري دونالد ترامب في الانتخابات الرئاسية الأمريكية، والتي تنطلق في شهر تشرين الأول من السنة الحالية.

بعد فوز كلينتون بالترشيح الشبه رسمي للحزب الديمقراطي (لم تصل إلى العدد المطلوب من المندوبين حتى الآن، بل وصلت بأصوات المندوبين الكبار والذين يستطيعون أن ينقلوا أصواتهم إلى منافسها بيرني ساندرز)، فإن كلينتون تستعد لخوض المرحلة الثانية من الانتخابات في مواجهة المرشح الجمهوري الذي حسم معركته في حزبه سابقاً، دونالد ترامب.

ورغم أن ساندرز يعقد الآمال على الفوز بترشيح الحزب رسمياً خلال مؤتمر الحزب في الشهر القادم، فإن كلينتون واثقة من دعم الحزب لترشحها لأنها تعتقد أنها “الأجدر بمنافسة ترامب” بحسب أحد تصريحاتها الشهر الماضي في إحدى جولات الانتخابات التمهيدية.

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ولكن كلينتون وترامب مختلفان بشكل كبير في أسلوب معالجة أبرز القضايا على الساحة السياسية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية الأمريكية. التالي هو آراء ترامب وكلينتون في بعض الملفات الداخلية والخارجية:

حول الهجرة:

كلينتون تعارض ترحيل 11 مليون مهاجر غير مسجّل، بينما ترامب يؤيد، بالإضافة إلى نيّته بناء جدار ما بين المكسيك والولايات المتحدة لمنع المهاجرين من اجتياز الحدود، حين قال” سندع الناس (المكسيكيين) تدخل، ولكن ستدخل بشكل قانوني… وسنجعل المكسيك تدفع ثمن ذلك”. ومن ناحية التعامل مع المسلمين الأجانب، فكلينتون تعارض أن تضع شروطاً إضافية للهجرة على القادمين من الدول الإسلامية، بينما ترامب يؤيد.

حول الحرب على الإرهاب:

ترفض كلينتون زيادة ميزانية الجيش الأمريكي، وطالبت لإنشاء لجنة لبحث أساليب التخلص من بعض المصاريف. أما ترامب، فيؤيد رفع نسبة مصاريف الجيش، ولكنه يشجع على جعل “الآخرين بالقيام بمحاربة الإرهاب”. إضافة إلى ذلك، يرفض المرشحان وجود قوات أمريكية في أي مكان في العالم لمحاربة الإرهاب، ويؤكدان على ضرورة مراقبة المواطنين الأمريكيين لتحديد الإرهابيين في الولايات المتحدة.

وفي الشأن السوري، يرفض المرشحان خوض معارك مباشرة مع تنظيم داعش الإرهابي، بيد أن كلينتون تطالب بإسقاط نظام الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد، ولكن ترامب يعارض تلك الفكرة. ولكن بالرغم من هذا الإختلاف، فإن الطرفان يوافقان على التعامل مع الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين لمحاربة داعش.

ضبط انتشار الأسلحة:

تؤيد كلينتون وضع شروطاً متشددة لحيازة أي سلاح، إضافة إلى البحث المعمق في خلفية الشخص الذي يريد شراء سلاح من أي نوع، باستثناء الأسلحة الرشاشة التي تعارض وجودها على رفوف المحال التجارية. بينما ترامب يعارض أي شروط إضافية، وهو الذي كان يعارض انتشار الأسلحة بشكل كبير مع بداية دخوله الساحة السياسية في السنوات الماضية، ولا يمانع التساهل في مسألة البحث المعمق وبيع الأسلحة الرشاشة. 

الاقتصاد:

قال ترامب في إحدى مناظراته أنه سيكون “أفضل رئيس لخلق الوظائف في التاريخ”، ولكن المرشح ذو الأصل الألماني يعارض رفع الحد الأدنى للأجور ورفع نسبة الضريبة على أغنياء الولايات المتحدة، ولكنه يؤيد رفع نسبة الضرائب على الشركات الدولية ذات الأصل الأمريكي. الأمر الذي توافق عليه كلينتون أيضاً، ولكنها تعارض ترامب من ناحية عدم وضع ضرائب على الأغنياء ورفع الحد الأدنى للأجور.

وقد حصدت كلينتون 2203 صوتاً من المندوبين العاديين و574 من المندوبين الكبار، بمجموع 2777، وهي تحتاج إلى 2383 صوتاً لنيل الترشيح الرسمي للحزب الديمقراطي. بيد أن منافسها، السيناتور ساندرز (لديه 1828 صوتاً من المندوبين العاديين و48 من الكبار بمجموع 1876)، لم يفقد الأمل، نظراً لقدرة المندوبين الكبار نقل أصواتهم من طرف إلى آخر، وهو يعوّل على دعم المندوبين الكبار له لنيل كافة الأصوات الـ2383 والفوز بترشيح الحزب.

September 4, 2011

The “Rael” Standards and Optimism

by mkleit

The Israeli reality is far from caring for the citizens in their state. The extremist Jew government’s interest lies in its extremist Jews and religious fanatics, neither the city of Tel Aviv nor Haifa, not as if the security of the state is not a matter of concern, but Ariel settlers of Hebron are a main focus as the state of Israel itself…

Palestinia Libré - Alaa Kanaan

As Palestinian extremists refuse the state of Israel and recognize it as an occupying state, Netanyahu has the same view in favor for Israel. Moreover, the maintenance of the support of some Palestinians, Arab, and Muslim nations and vanishing the idea of mutiny against the Jewish state. But we’re taught since birth the hatred towards Israel and not recognizing its state.

Eventhough, truth is much more evident when Palestinians have recognized the 1967 borders of Israel as valid to place their security forces as well as placing their state laws in. In 1993, the White House hosted the late Yasir Arafat, PM Rabin, and former US president Clinton. The reason behind that: signing an agreement for cross-rights recognition between Israeli and Palestinians. Since then, that agreement was not tampered until a few months ago when Netanyahu the Oslo agreement would be revoked if the Palestinians go to UN.

The advantage coming out of this step to Palestinians is their ability to solve their problems with Israel on a political level with a different perspective. How? UN would recognize the Palestinian state so they would have ability to negotiate with the problematic issues with Israel not as a supplement state of a stronger one, but as an equal state in control.

The status quo is an important asset to Netanyahu’s government, regardless of the backfire that could resort to having all neighboring countries as harsh enemies, losing strategic positioning with Turkey, and preventing a critical war with Iran. Its main goal is continuing to impose the “Vito” of Obama’s government on the Palestinian demands in the UN council.

September 20th 2011 is the date when the UN will vote over the recognition of the state of Palestine, but the thumbs are skeptic in getting up when it comes to the US and its allies votes. Netanyahu posses a strong lobby roaming the White House and other presidential and royal houses in control of other nations, but Palestinians still builds hope that the US and its counterparts of nations would be the minority in the vote for recognition which would strengthen the Palestinians and would probably place doubts in Netanyahu’s strength to carry on his mission.

But the hopes are beyond real, they are just “trampolining” on a thin line between success and defeat. Nevertheless, the people of the occupied nation are still hanging by threads of optimism and anticipation to return back the state that has been taken from them since 1948 and spray on the blood covered walls: Freedom-Pride-Palestine

On Towards Filistin - Mhamad Kleit

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