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In July 2011 the spokesman for the Libyan government, Dr. Moussa Ibrahim warned about the consequences of U.S. and NATO supporting al Qaeda in Libya. Neither the U.S. nor its allies listened and instead went on to support and arm al Qaeda in Syria; and now they are supporting neo-nazi fascists in Ukraine.

“The West needs to wake up, the United States of America need to wake up – the same organisation killing your children in Afghanistan and Iraq, they are the ones you are co-operating with in Benghazi…. The world needs to wake up, al Qaeda exists so powerfully from Mauritania up to the borders of Libya. Now they are very well established in the east part of the country, all they need is for the central government in Tripoli to collapse so they can link the crescent of terror together from Mauritania to Egypt and then to Syria and Iraq.

You can say the Libyans are trying to play the al Qaeda card but it’s being proven every day. We kill dozens of rebels every single day in all different fronts and yet they keep coming. No-one else goes to death in such a glorious way except al Qaeda. We kill a hundred of them, they keep coming. We kill another hundred, they still keep coming. No-one does this except al Qaeda because they believe they are martyrs and once they are killed they go to heaven. Other people, normal volunteers, the so-called “freedom fighters” don’t have this vigour, this determination, especially against their own people, their own tribes, their own countrymen. It’s only al Qaeda that goes beyond nationality, beyond language, beyond tribes and they believe in death and destruction for everyone that says no to them.

The world needs to wake up to this otherwise Europe and the states will pay a very heavy price.”
(video via WolkenZwemmer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPpHrVxwTM )

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Syrian Ambassador Bashar al Jaafari, UN press conference 3 April 2014

Ladies and gentlemen as you know the joint co-ordinator Mrs. Kaag has just briefed the Security Council members on the latest developments related to the implementation of the plan for evacuation and destruction of chemical materials in Syria. She corroborated in her briefing and confirmed all the evidence that we had submitted to the Secretary General as well as to the members of the Security Council on the deterioration of the security situation surrounding the port of Latakia.

Due to the shelling and bombing by the terrorist armed groups who crossed the border coming from Turkish territory with qualitative weapons with the range of 27km. These weapons are provided to the terrorist armed groups by the Turkish government, the Qatari government and the Saudi government. Exactly as we said in many letters that we addressed to the Secretary General and the members of the Security Council in the last ten days. In the last ten days, I sent on behalf of my government ten official letters. Ten official letters in ten days, three during the last weekend, to draw to the attention of everybody the seriousness of the involvement of these three governments in the bloodshed of the Syrian people as well as in the invasion in the area of Kessab. The terrorists groups all belong to the al Nusra Front, al Qaeda, as well as other Islamist terrorist groups, trained sponsored financed, protected by the Turkish government, armed and media covered by Saudi Arabia. The situation is very alarming in the area of Latakia countryside as you well know. Fights are still continuing between the Syrian army and these terrorist groups, who all crossed our border coming from Turkey.

I sent a letter on behalf of my government to the Secretary General and the president of the Council, I briefed you a couple of days ago on this issue and finally we get an answer from the Turkish Ambassador in which he did not deny the leak, the audiotape, as you know, he did not deny it. On the contrary he confirmed what we said. So, not denying means they did it. They conspired against our sovereignty. They wanted to commit a military aggression against our country by bluffing and staging a so called aggression from the Syrian territory to the Turkish territory. This was the plan staged by the deputy-chief of the Turkish Intelligence in the presence of the minister of foreign affairs as well as the deputy-chief of staff of the Turkish army. They planned to send some terrorists inside Syria and asked them to shell eight rockets or missiles on the Turkish territory so that they would have a pretext to assault Syria and attack Syria. This was more or less the nature of the leak of the audio-tape which I mentioned in my last briefing to your good self. The Qataris were there according to the leak to finance buying Turkish weapons to be given to the terrorist groups.

So now we are dealing with the flagrant picture of aggression, by a member of NATO, Turkey and two other states in this organisation, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. An aggression against a full fledged member state of this organisation, a founding member, which is Syria.

We haven’t seen anybody in this security Council, especially among the influential, who are allies of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar – we haven’t seen any of them taking the slightest step toward making any serious pressure on the Turkish government regarding the military attack on the area of Kessab where thousands and thousands of Syrian Armenians have fled and many of them got killed, slaughtered by these terrorist groups under the full fledged coverage of the Turkish army.
We haven’t seen anybody raising a finger to put serious pressure on the Turkish government to put pressure on the armed groups to refrain from shelling the port of Latakia while loading the chemical weapon materials on board ships. So these people who say how dangerous the chemical issue is are merely hypocrites and they are not responsible at all.

Mrs. Kaag briefed the Council, she didn’t complain about any lack of co-operation on the Syrian government’s side, on the contrary she said everything is fine. Of course the dead-line set up by the Syrian government and Mrs. Kaag and the OPCW will not be able to be respected fully unless the security situation evolves in the right direction. In this case, the influential guys who have influence over the terrorist groups should try to do their best to make sure that the convoys carrying the chemical materials will not be attacked and the port of Latakia will not be attacked.

I would like to read out to you something important that comes from the executive director of OPCW in which he acknowledged that and I quote; “a significant quantity of chemicals has been removed from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic”. A significant quantity, so the executive director acknowledges that an important part of the chemicals have been removed from the Syrian Arab Republic. Then he says that, “a total of eleven shipments of priority chemicals have made its route to the port of de-embarkation of Latakia”. Then he says, “More than 35% of declared priority one chemicals and more than 80% of declared priority two chemicals, making a combined total of 49.3% of combined priority one and two chemicals, planned for destruction outside the Syrian Arab Republic have now been removed from Syrian territory and the destruction process if there is any delay is not our responsibility because the destruction process should take place outside of Syria not in Syria.

So this is also something important to be mentioned. The conclusion of the report of the executive director is that, “with the accelerated pace of removal that is now under way important progress has been made in reaching the June 30, 2014 deadline for the completion of destruction of all declared chemicals . The Syrian Arab Republic has reaffirmed its commitment to the complete elimination of its chemical weapons by this deadline.”

Unfortunately some members of the Council who claim to be in charge, actually they don’t only claim, according to the charter they are in charge of maintaining peace and security, have unfortunately boycotted today and blocked a Russian proposal to come out to you with press elements on the meeting, press elements that express the serious warning by the Council of the consequences of these terrorist attacks on the port of Latakia against the shipments of the chemical materials. Some in the Council objected to this Russian proposal and this is why nobody came to address you with this important issue today. They would favour creating problems inside rather than extinguishing the fire outside and inside so I’m saddened to tell you that the Russian initiative did not go further because of the objection of some other colleagues in the Council, permanent members. It’s really a pity to see these delegations taking such a biased, dangerous and irresponsible initiative towards a very alarming issue such as shelling the convoys that transporting chemical materials

Q: About Kessab, the Syrian coalition put out a statement that it was the Free Syrian Army that quote, “liberated Kessab” and there’s been some dispute about who actually did it. Some of the P3 are saying they don’t have any control or contact with those who took Kessab. According to you was it ISIS, was it al Nusra – what evidence it there of who actually took the town?

Al Jaafari: This is again a pitiful attempt to falsify facts. Al Nusra Front, al Qaeda and the other so-called Islamist, terrorist groups have put on their websites footage of their attack coming from the Turkish territory and you can see this footage on their website. So those who perpetrated these crimes all came from Turkey and they are presenting themselves as members of al Nusra Front, al Qaeda and other Islamist groups. We have facts, we have confessions, we have dozens of Saudis killed in the area. I have here a very important article published today by a Saudi writer in Saudi Arabia speaking about the Saudis killed in Syria, who is sending them and why they are killed and he is giving hundreds of names of Saudis killed in Syria – many of them were killed in Kessab. I’ll give you names if you want of some very dangerous members of al Qaeda and al Nusra Front and they are all Saudis. I have the article published in Arabic … among the Saudis killed there are military men, from Saudi’s military (names soldiers): a member of Saudi National Guard, a captain in the army killed in Kessab, a lieutenant, a sergeant, a lieutenant-colonel in the ministry of defence of Saudi Arabia – these are samples of the names in this article so we are not dreaming but speaking facts and we are just repeating what the Saudis themselves wrote today in one of their newspapers. Nobody can hide the sun any more, nobody can hide the facts any more . Those who have sponsored terrorists in Syria will bear the consequences of their acts .

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