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Syria’s representative to the UN, Bashar Al-Jaafari, 30 September 2014

“She (Amos) is either being misinformed or misinforming the Council members.
Let me give you some examples:
For instance she missed shedding any light on the scandal of poisonous vaccines that were smuggled outside the four official gates allowed to be used by the UN for humanitarian purposes in accordance with the resolution 2165. So these poisonous vaccines were smuggled into Syria by the terrorist groups through Turkish mediators, outside resolution 2165 and didn’t cross the border through official gates and Mrs. Amos failed to mention anything in this regard which led to the deaths of dozens of innocent Syrian children and the suffocation of hundreds of them. It seems, she who is in charge of the humanitarian situation in Syria, wasn’t aware of this vaccine scandal.
Although she is committed according to resolution 2165 to notify the Syrian government of the contents of this convoy of so-called humanitarian assistance in advance, she did not do that. The vaccines did not cross the official border gates and those who brought the vaccines into Syria were merely criminal thugs who wanted to replace the work of the government for propaganda and drawing money from the so-called donors. This is the first example.

The second example: She (Amos) said that the World Food Programme couldn’t reach the civilians in Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa for three months. She didn’t say why, as if nobody knows nowdays who is occupying Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa. Mrs Amos never heard of the presence of ISIS in Raqqa, she’s not aware of that. She doesn’t know that ISIS is occupying Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa. So she said that for the third month consecutively the World Food Programme was unable to deliver humanitarian assistance to these two cities but she didn’t say why because she doesn’t want to clarify how alarming the situation is in these two cities because of the presence of the terrorist armed groups not because the [Syrian] government is preventing this aid from reaching civilian population in these two Syrian cities. She was highly interested only in telling the council that in two months we will have no money, so please we need money. This is all she cares about. She needs money to continue what she calls humanitarian assistance operations.

She thanked the Turkish government and the Jordanian government and she didn’t thank the Syrian government who affords 75% of the humanitarian assistance in the country and who co-operates with the United Nations agencies for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. No, she doesn’t want to thank the Syrian government she would prefer to thank the Turkish government who allows the terrorists to cross our border from all over the world. By the way the Turkish president protested against resolution 2178. He was not comfortable with this resolution which would prevent the Turkish government from continuing to facilitate the movement of the terrorists of ISIS and others moving through our border with Turkey.

Another loophole in her briefing: she did not mention once the word Jabhat al-Nusra or al-Nusra Front. The Nusra Front doesn’t exist in Syria for Mrs Amos. She only spoke about ISIS without calling it a terrorist organisation. In her entire briefing, I didn’t hear the word terrorist.
For Amos, Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and all these terrorists coming from all over the world are Syrian opposition groups. The terrorists coming from Australia, from the United States and Britain, the terrorists coming from France, Indonesia, from Lithuania – these are Syrian opposition groups, not terrorist foreigners, they are Syrian Opposition groups for Mrs Amos. She is still insisting on misreading the reality of the facts taking place in Syria.

Finally for your kind information (and Amos didn’t mention it), in one month only, August till now, 1,878 mortar shells landed in the suburbs of Damascus and Aleppo. Mortar shells against civilian populated areas – these mortar shells have killed hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians. Again, Mrs Amos was not aware of these mortar shells. All she was aware of is, please give us money, to go ahead with this big program of humanitarian assistance including smuggling poisonous vaccines into Syria to kill Syrian children. Unfortunately I’m very sad to see that the Under-Secretary General has not yet realised her mistakes of assessment and is misleading the Security Council.”

(Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JS11wuGalM&feature=youtu.be&a)
Thanks to Nizar Abboud

We’ve been told repeatedly by western media how Assad is killing his own people but in fact it’s western sponsored terrorists who are intentionally targeting civilians in Syria [a], while the Syrian army has tried to prevent civilian casualties [b]. Below, I’ve listed with images, (where possible), just some of the car bombings, suicide and mortar attacks on civilian areas in Syria by so-called “Syrian rebels”. Thousands of Syrians have been killed or maimed in these terrorist attacks and instead of condemning the attacks western media has helped justify these crimes by reporting that the bombings were in “pro-government” or “pro-Assad” areas, as if people who support the Syrian government deserve to be blown to pieces or injured.

Is this the freedom the west is bringing Syria, freedom to be blown up when going to church or to the mosque, or when filling your car with petrol or walking to school?
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23 December 2011, Damascus’ upscale Kfar Sousa district., twin car bombing, 44 killed, 150 injured [1]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:17:26

6 January 2012, a suicide bomb exploded in the Al-Midan district of Damascus, 26 dead, 60 injured (Nusra Front claimed responsibility) [2]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:56:22

10 February 2012, 2 blasts outside security compounds in Aleppo, car bomb, 28 dead, 175 injured (Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility) [3]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:01:15

3 March 2012, near the al-Masri roundabout in the center of Dara’a city, car bombing, +7 dead, 20 wounded [4]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:13:21

17 March 2012, central Damascus, twin car bombings, 27 dead, 140 wounded (Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility) [5]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:07:36

18 March 2012, Aleppo (residential area), 2 dead, 30 wounded [6]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:19:52

27 April 2012, suicide bombing near the mosque of “Zein Al-Abideen”, 9 dead, 20 wounded, (Jabhat Al Nusra claims Responsibility) [7]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:37:07

30 April 2012, near a military compound and a hotel in Idlib, 9 dead, 100 wounded [8]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:45:36

5 May 2012, Aleppo, car bombing at a carwash in the Al Sukari neighborhood, 5 dead 20 wounded [9]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 19:32:18

10 May 2012, outside a military intelligence compound in Damascus, 55 dead, 400 wounded [10]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:30:10

11 May 2012, Damascus, 50 dead , 100 injured, (Nusra Front claim responsibility) [11]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:24:07

19 May 2012, Ghazi Ayyash neighborhood of Deir Ezzor, suicide car bombing, 10 dead [12]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:07:55

27 June 2012, Al-Ikhbariya TV station, Drousha, south of Damascus, 7 dead
(Nusra Front claim resposibility) [13]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 11:53:09

10 September 2012, Aleppo, car bombing near the city sports stadium, 17 dead (FSA claimed responsibility) [14]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:33:33

3 October 2012, Saadallah Al-Jabiri Square, Aleppo, car bombing, 40 dead, 90 wounded [15]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 18:25:52

7 October 2012, Aleppo, car bombing, 17 dead, 40 wounded [16]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 22:21:24

21 October 2012, Bab Touma, Damascus, car bombing, 10 dead, 15 wounded. “The bomb exploded as people were moving to go to Churches for Sunday mass.” [17]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:30:35

24 October 2012, Daf al-Shouk, Damascus, car bombing, 6 dead, 20 injured [18]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 21:39:57

26 October 2012, residential area of Damascus, car bombing, 8 dead, 30 wounded [19]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 11:47:34

27 October 2012, car bomb in front of the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Raqqah, two deaths and injuring a woman, all civilians [20]
Screenshot from 2014-04-28 13:06:35

29 October 2012, outskirts of Damascus, car bombing, 15 dead [21]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 19:46:49

4 November 2012, near the Dama Rose hotel, Damascus, car bombing, 1 dead, 12 injured [22]
Screenshot from 2014-04-28 14:30:31

28 November 2012, eastern neighborhood of Jaramana, Damascus, 2 car bombs, 34 dead [23]
Screenshot from 2014-04-28 14:26:23

2 December 2012, Hamra district, Homs, car bombing, 15 dead, 24 wounded [24]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:17:01

4 December 2012, mortar attack by Syrian rebels on a school near Damascus killed nine students and their teacher, 20 injured [25]
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 12:56:19

11 December 2012, bomb attacks in village of Aqrab, Hama, 125 mainly Alawite civilians wounded or killed [26]

12 December 2012, near Syrian Interior Ministry, Damascus, car bombing, 5 dead (Nusra Front claimed responsibility) [27]
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 13:28:04

3 January 2013, Damascus’Barzeh al-Balad district at a petrol station, car bombing, 15 dead, 46 injured [28]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 20:12:40

15 January 2013, “blasts hit city squares, killing civilians” in Idlib, car bombings, 20 dead [29]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:49:55

15 January 2013, Aleppo University bombing, 87 dead, 150 wounded [30]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 19:34:00

21 January 2013, Hama, car bombing, +30 dead (Jabhat Al Nusra claims Responsibility) [31]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 19:15:36

6 February 2013, Palmyra, car bombing, 35 dead, 30 injured, [32]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 22:16:30

21 February 2013, Damascus, car bombing, 53 dead, 200 wounded – “There were children among the casualties and injuries as the bomb hit near Ibn Al-Atheer school, and at a time students were leaving school” [33]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:47:19

15 March 2013, Aleppo, car bomb, 2 dead [34]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:39:10

21 March 2013, suicide bombing of the Iman Mosque in Damascus, 42 dead, 84 injured including Mohammed al-Buti, imam of the ancient Ummayyad Mosque [35]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:21:15

28 March 2013, rebel mortar bombs lands on the canteen of Damascus University’s College of Architecture, 15 dead, dozens wounded [36]
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 13:03:35

8 April, 2013, central Damascus, 25 dead 45 wounded (children killed) [37]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 19:40:28

29 April 2013, central Damascus, suicide explosion, 6 dead [38]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 11:59:17

30 April 2013, central Damascus district of Marjeh, car bombing, 13 dead [39]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:27:01

8 June 2013, Al-Adawiya neighborhood, Homs, killing at least eight people, including three women and a teen [40]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:35:14

11 June 2013, explosive devices blew off near Marjeh Square in central Damascus, 14 dead, 31 injured [41]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:38:55

16 June 2013, Damascus neighborhood that houses several embassies and a military airport, car bombing, 20 dead, 16 wounded [42]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:38:26

27 June 2013, A suicide bomb hit the central neighbourhood of Bab Touma in Damascus, a famous Christian quarter of the capital’s Old City, 4 dead, several wounded [43]

25 July 2013, Jaramana, Damascus, car bombing, 10 dead, dozens injured [44]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 22:27:12

7 August 2013, Jaramana, Siouf square, Damascus, car bombing, 18 dead, 56 injured [45]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:00:03

14 October 2013, Darkush, 27 dead, including three children, car bombing [46]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 21:54:58

20 October 2013, Hama outskirts, car bombing, 47 dead, 20 wounded [47]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:34:41

4 November 2013, Homs, car bombing, 6 dead (including 3 children), 37 wounded [48]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:29:43

22 December 2013, Homs, car bombing, 20 dead – “a suicide terrorist detonated a booby-trapped truck outside the schools compound in the town while students were having classes. Most of the victims were students and teachers” [49]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:58:46

9 January 2014, Al Kafat, Hama, car bombing, 18 dead, 30 injured (most of them children, women and elderly people) [50]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:03:23

14 February 2014, Yadouda near a mosque, car bombing, 29 dead [51]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:17:11

6 March 2014, Homs Armenian district, car bombing, 10 dead, 15 injured [52]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:11:23

17 March 2014, Zahraa district Homs, car bombing, 6 dead, 20 wounded [53]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:23:59

27 March 2014, al-Arman neighborhood in Homs, car bomb. 1 dead, 11 wounded [54]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:20:29

9 April 2014, Homs, car bombing, +25 dead and “scores” wounded [55]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:35:38

15 April 2014, four mortar shells fired by militants landed near the schools of al-Ghassaniyeh and al-Rabei’eh al-Shamiyeh in al-Dekhaniyeh neighborhood in the countryside of Damascus, 2 dead [56]

15 April 2014, mortar shells also targeted an elementary school in Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus, 2 dead, 60 injured [57]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 21:57:31

19 April 2014, Hama, car bomb targeted 4 trucks carrying humanitarian aid staff of the Syrian Red Crescent – 4 dead, 9 injured [58]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 15:00:36

19 April 2014, Homs, car bomb near Ka’ab al-Ahbar mosque, 14 dead, 50 injured, women and children among the dead [59]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 15:08:37

20 April 2014, rebel mortars, Arnous Square in central Damascus, 4 dead 8 injured [60]

21 April 2014, rebel mortar fire,Bab Touma neighborhood &Dar al-Salam school and al-Salhiyeh neighborhood in Damascus, 7 dead, 20 injured [61]

25 April 2014, rebel mortar attack on civilians, 2 dead, 16 wounded [62]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 21:40:06

27 April 2014, mortar attacks by rebels in Aleppo, 21 dead, dozens wounded [63]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 21:34:09

29 April 2014, Homs, near the heavily-trafficked al-Abassiyeh intersection, car bombing, 40 dead, 116 injured [64]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 17:39:48

29 April 2014, Damascus, Badr-Eddin al-Hossni Institute for Islamic Sharia Sciences, 14 dead, 86 wounded (mostly students) [65]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 18:02:36

29 April 2014, a car bomb and a rocket attack in the city of Homs, 100 dead, scores injured [66]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:05:43
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 13:58:26

1 May 2014, twin car bombings in Jibrin, a few km northeast of Hama city, and Hamairi, 18 dead including 11 kids, 50 wounded [67]
Screenshot from 2014-05-02 14:42:10

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[8] http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-04-30/Syria-bombings/54635134/1
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[15] http://www.globalpost.com/photo/5721476/aleppo-bombing-10-03-2012
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[18] http://rt.com/news/damascus-blast-truce-rebels-176/
[19] http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/58592
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[25] http://rt.com/news/syria-students-killed-rebels-255/
[26] http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/12/20121211102930540995.html
[27] http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/12/al_qaedas_affiliate_in_syria_c.php
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/syria-interior-minister-wounded-in-damascus-bombing-lebanese-officials-say-1.485900
[28] http://rt.com/news/damascus-petrol-station-blast-casualties-310/
[29] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-21048592
[30] http://rt.com/news/aleppo-syria-blast-university-040/
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[32] http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/02/06/287564/twin-car-bomb-attacks-injure-in-homs/
[33] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9886495/Damascus-bomb-one-of-deadliest-of-Syrian-civil-war.html
[34] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyl21676KxY
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http://www.globalpost.com/photo/5747441/syria-damascus-car-bomb
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[57] http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/20/359392/militant-mortar-shells-kill-4-in-damascus/
image via @ProSyriana
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[62] http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/25/360059/mortar-fire-injures-18-syrian-civilians/
image via @ProSyriana
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[64] http://sana.sy/eng/337/2014/04/29/541678.htm image via @ProSyriana
[65] http://sana.sy/eng/337/2014/04/29/541678.htm
[66] http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/death-toll-from-attacks/1090798.html
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/29/360615/attacks-kill-60-in-two-major-syria-cities/
image via @ProSyriana
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image via @ProSyriana
[a] http://justpaste.it/fa1k
[b]http://www.voltairenet.org/article172928.html
http://www.examiner.com/article/syrian-rebels-toast-civilians-ovens-murder-families-outside-of-damascus


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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.”
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(video via WolkenZwemmer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPpHrVxwTM )

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 .

Syria’s UN Rep. Bashar Jaafari talking to the press after consultations on Syrian Golan, 26 March 2014:

Transcript

“The Turkish government has facilitated the intrusion of al Nusra Front fighters, which is a terrorist entity, as you know, enlisted on the Security Council list of entities sponsoring terrorism. So these terrorists came from within Turkish territory and they were accompanied by other terrorists belonging to what is called the Islamic Army or the Islam Army or the Army of Islam, whatever. I don’t know what they call themselves but all of them are well known terrorist entities who came inside Syria through our border with Turkey and once the Syrian army tried to stop these terrorists the Turkish army intervened by shelling the town of Kassab, the area of Kassab as well as the Syrian Army positions. The Turkish army used artillery and tanks and then as you know, the Turkish army also shot down one of our fighter gets 7km inside our airspace .

I’m giving you all this background so you know why we have in the last six days sent seven official letters to the Secretary General as well as to the president of the Security Council. Allow me now to give you a synopsis of these two issues:

There is a kind of alliance, an objective and public alliance, (which we call it in political language), between Turkey and Israel right now. Israel is attacking and facilitating attacking Syrian army positions in the Golan, near the separation line, in violation of Disengagement of Forces Agreement of 1974, and Turkey is facilitating the crossing of the border by terrorists from within Turkish territory. So it is an orchestrated joint military operation conducted by both the Turkish government and the Israeli government as well as with the terrorist groups operating both in the north on our border with Turkey as well as in the south next to the separation line .

I would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that the Israelis violated the disengagement agreement of 1974 three time only this month – on 5th, on 11th and on the 18th. On the 5th actually, eleven Israeli soldiers crossed the separation line and penetrated Syrian territory. That was mentioned in the Secretary General report. The SG report states that UNDOF forces had noticed the appalling cruelty of the terrorist forces operating in the separation line under direct Israeli protection, when they beheaded five Syrian soldiers who were positioned next to the separation line. That was mentioned in the report of the SG himself. Besides that we all know that Israeli military fighter jets invaded our airspace and shelled one of our positions. All this information is included in the SG report. One very alarming statement is also mentioned in the report which refers to the statement of the Israeli minister of Foreign Affairs who said that any possible settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should include the annexation of the Syrian Golan to Israel, for good. This is why he is asking the American administration to facilitate the settlement of what he calls the Golan issue in a way that the Golan will end up under Israeli sovereignty forever. This is also mentioned in the report of the Secretary General.

Here we are not talking about theories, we are referring to facts in the SG report.
And still I have heard a few minutes ago the representative of Luxembourg coming here and briefing you as if nothing of all these important points deserved to be discussed thoroughly in the deliberations of the Security Council. It’s really a pitiful situation to see those who are entrusted by the member states to maintain peace and security, neglecting and condoning this kind of military escalation both by Israel and Turkey. I’m in your hands.

QUESTION: Have you written to SG or Council about the plane? I know that the SG said he spoke with Turkey’s president and with the foreign minister about it. Have you communicated with him as well and what do you think UN should do? …

Bashar Jaafari: Number one, I talked over the phone on Saturday to Mr Veltman who was in Kiev and Mrs Malcorra who was in New York. I tried to join the Secretary General but he was in the Hague, as you know. I raised serious concerns with both Mrs Malcorra and Mr Veltman with regard to Turkish military providing cover for terrorist groups operating near the border of Kassab. These terrorist groups came from within Turkish territory and penetrated the area of Kassab which is inhabited mostly by Syrian Armenians which created a huge exodus again within the civilian population.
And in this regard I would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that
I had addressed two hours ago a letter in this regard to Mrs Amos, asking her to brief the Council on Friday on this forced displacement of civilians form the area of
Kassab. I raised this concern with them. On Monday and Tuesday I met with Mr. Eliasson(?) to raise the same concerns. In addition to these concerns I also raised very alarming information regarding al Nusra Front who came from within Turkey: Now the port of Latakia where we are loading the chemical weapons on board ships, so these guys who came from Turkey under the Turkish government’s protection are trying to create a catastrophe in the city of Latakia. Not only are they shelling the port of Latakia but they’re shelling civilian areas with mortar shells so the situation is very alarming indeed – thank you for raising the question. This is why I said at the beginning that there’s a kind of public alliance between Turkey and Israel because they are both operating with the same terrorist groups, one in the north and one in the south for the same purpose. Of course the terrorists are sponsored by Qatar and Saudi Arabia as you know, but those who are providing the logistical support are Turkey and Israel

QUESTION: Ambassador, in view of what you have said about Israel and the Golan Heights which you feel will be annexed by Israel in the near future, what can Syria do about this? Can Syria fight on another front now that all these al Qaeda fighters are coming from countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan, funded we know by who. Where does Syria stand, do they have enough arms and ammunition to fight all these people? Will you not just fold?

Bashar Jaafari: We are doing what we have to do. We have alarmed the Security Council, the Secretary General that the situation is very dangerously escalating both in the north and the south and it’s now the responsibility of the Security Council. Those distinguished colleagues who were elected to maintain peace and security should shoulder their responsibilities in this regard. Syria cannot fight terrorism on behalf of the world, we are doing that practically speaking on the ground but we can do it inside Syria but alone we cannot continue to do it alone because now the whole picture is very well known to everybody. We have terrorists coming from 83 nationalities, 83 nationalities coming from all over the world. Wherever you have garbage they collected them and sent them to Syria to kill the Syrians and to be killed by the Syrians. So this is the best way for the West and others to get rid of this garbage. But now the picture is very well known, totally well known to everybody. America reported recently that the overall figure is thousands – 2,000,000.
96,000 of them got killed already, so we are talking about armies of terrorists, trained, sponsored, facilitated, to enter through our common borders with neighbouring countries. Nobody is innocent nowdays, the Turkish government should be held responsible, Qatar, Saudi Arabia should be held responsible. Israel should be held responsible. It’s really a pity to see Israel helping the terrorists kidnapping of 21 Filipino soldiers from UNDOF, escorting them to inside Jordan, offering them tea and coffee and bringing them back to the separation line under Israeli protection. This is a pity, it’s a pitiful situation.

Question: Will the Syrian army be able to fight on so many fronts?

Bashar Jaafari: We will do whatever we have to do to protect our sovereignty and our own people but the rest lies on the people on the Security Council who are entrusted to maintain peace and security, otherwise the escalation will end up in regional confrontation and regional implosion and everybody should assume the consequences of that.

Question: Mr Ambassador you say that Turkey and Israel are helping terrorists… what is the logic for Israel to help terrorist organisations that …

Bashar Jaafari: I get your point, I will answer your question. One of the representatives of the so-called external opposition who lives in Sweden recently made a statement in which he said that the Syrian opposition is ready to sell the Golan to Israel. So some part of the external opposition is ready not only to co-operate with Israel but to work for Israel … So Israel has a great interest dealing with these terrorists …”

(Video via @SyrianperNews http://www.syrianperspective.com/2014/03/bashar-jaafari-accuses-turkey-and-israel-of-concerted-attacks.html)

When they saw television images of the children who’d died in Ghouta sarin attacks on 21 August 2013, families in Latakia countryside recognised a number of the children who’d been abducted two weeks earlier from Latakia by foreign-backed “rebels”.

I’ve searched through video’s and images of victims of Ghouta chemical attacks but there are so few close-up pictures of victims available which makes it difficult to compare features, especially young boys. Here are some images of children kidnapped from Latakia by rebels that I’ve matched with the Ghouta dead. I hope I’m wrong and that these children are alive and well somewhere – but WHERE are they and why are western governments silent about the two-hundred (mostly children) missing from Latakia?

Haneen Talal Saleem, 9yrs kidnapped by “rebels” from her home in Baloutah Latakia on 4/8/13
Screenshot from 2014-03-27 16:29:41

Yosef Shehadeh, 17 year old, was kidnapped by the FSA from Inbateh, Latakia in August 2013
Screenshot from 2014-03-05 18:02:27

Amjad Ghadeer Deeb, 17 years old, from Balouteh – Latakia was kidnapped by rebels on 4/8/2013
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 21:44:59

Ziad Ghadeer Deeb, child, was kidnapped by “rebels” from his home in Balouteh Latakia in August 2013
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 21:41:46

Tamer AlShakouhy, taken from his home in Latakia in August by the FSA
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 21:30:13

Daughter of Talal Saleem was all kidnapped from her home by the FSA in August
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 22:08:58

Dalaa Mariam, 11 years, was taken from her home in Hambosheh Latakia on 4/8/13 by FSA
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 22:26:05

On 4 August, 2013, foreign-backed “rebels” in Syria attacked Latakia countryside. Militants overran Syrian government army positions guarding the area and entered into and occupied more than 10 villages. The Syrian government launched an offensive to retake the area regaining full control on 18 August.

More than 190 civilians were killed, “witnesses described how opposition forces executed residents and opened fire on civilians, sometimes killing or attempting to kill entire families.”(1) Over 200 civilians, mostly women and children were kidnapped.

“We are not just talking about a few rogue actors, we’re talking about a pre-planned, pre-meditated pattern of abuse that was intentionally undertaken. These abuses amount to crimes against humanity. The individuals or countries that support these groups are now on notice about the types of violations that they are committing and could be complicit in crimes against humanity and war crimes if they continue to support them” (1)

At least 20 distinct armed opposition groups took part in the operation called, “Campaign of the Descendants of Aisha the Mother of Believers,” the “Barouda Offensive,” or the “Operation to Liberate the Coast,” which lasted from 4 – 18 August.

Five groups were the key fundraisers, organizers, planners, and executors of the attacks.
These are:
– Ahrar al-Sham
– Islamic State of Iraq and Sham
– Jabhat al-Nusra
– Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar

Western backed General Salim Idriss, who leads the “rebel” Supreme Military Council, visited Latakia on 11 August 2013 to see the “important successes and victories that our revolutionaries have gained on the coastal front.”(2) It must also be noted that Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar and Suquor al-Izz are all part of the Islamic Front which US continues to arm and support as “moderates”. This makes Washington, in the words of HRW, “complicit in crimes against humanity and war crimes”.

These are photos via @ProSyriana of some of the children and adults kidnapped from Latakia in August 2013, and still missing:
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Razan Saleem, 22 yr old, was kidnapped from her home in Balouteh Latakia by FSA in Aug 2013 – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:06:20

Jawa Saleem, 4 years old was kidnapped by “rebels” from her home in Balouteh, Latakia on 4/8/2013 – Still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-03-05 18:42:05

Safaa Saleem, 11 years old kidnapped from Balouteh
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:19:46

Rahaf Saleem, 9 years old, was kidnapped by “rebels” from her home in Balouteh Latakia in August 2013 – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:18:51

Haneen Talal Saleem 9yrs old was kidnapped by “rebels” from her home in Baloutah, Latakia on 4/8/13 – still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 19:31:41

Salem Ramez Saleem, 8 years old, was kidnapped from his home in Balouteh – Latakia by the FSA back in August 2013, he’s still missing
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Lujain Saleem 14 yrs and Wajed 4,5 yrs were kidnapped by “rebels” from Balouteh, Latakia on 4/8/13 -Still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-03-06 20:09:13

Thuraya Dergham, 17 years old was kidnapped from her home in Balouteh village – Latakia
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:19:11

Amjad Ghadeer Deeb, 17 years old, from Balouteh – Latakia was kidnapped by the moderate rebels back on 4/8/2013
Screenshot from 2014-02-12 10:50:16

Ziad Ghadeer Deeb, child, was kidnapped by “rebels” from his home in Balouteh Latakia in August 2013 – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:17:05

Zeina Deeb, 14yrs was kidnapped from her home in Balouta, Latakia by “rebels” on 4/8/13 – still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-03-27 15:58:57

Rehab AlTezeh, 30 yrs old nurse, was kidnapped by FSA from her home in Balouteh Latakia in August 2013 – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:13:08

Yosef Shehadeh, 17 year old, was kidnapped by the FSA from Inbateh, Latakia in August 2013, he’s still missing
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:42:45

Mohamad and Nasr Kamal Shehadeh, 9 years old and 7 years old, were kidnapped by FSA in Aug from their home in Inbateh, Latakia – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:16:10

Fahima Khalil, a 57 years old wife and mother was kidnapped from her home in Inbateh – Latakia by the rebels on Aug 2013, she’s still missing
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:32:32

Badra Ftiemeh, 85 yrs old, was kidnapped from her home in Inbateh, Latakia on Aug 2013 by FSA in their crusade to rid Syria of Alawites
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:38:42

Reem Saleem was kidnapped from her home in Inbateh Latakia by FSA in August 2013 – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:08:10

Lemar Ramez Saleem, 4 years old, was kidnapped from her home in Inbateh, Latakia on 4/8/2013 by the moderate rebels
Screenshot from 2014-02-12 10:48:18

Ahmad Ibrahim, 4 yrs old, from Inbateh Latakia, kidnapped from his home in August by FSA – still missing
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Jaafar Ibrahim, 8 yrs old, from Inbateh, Latakia, kidnapped by the “rebels” in August – still missing
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Bashar Ibrahim, 15 yrs, was kidnapped from his home in Inbata #Latakia by the “rebels” on 4/8/13 – Still missing
Screenshot from 2014-03-27 15:55:30

Amer Ghassan Yehya, child, from Inbateh, Latakia, kidnapped by FSA back in August – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:47:10

Sham Darwish was kidnapped from her home in Latakia on 4/8/13 during FSA’s Free the Coast Battle – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:10:33

Abeer Darwish, kidnapped by the FSA from her home in AlHambosheh, Latakia in August – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:27:13

Munzer Darwish, 35 yrs & Bana 4yrs were kidnapped by FSA from their home in Hambosheh on 4/8/13 – still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-02-24 20:59:02

Hasna Abd AlKareem Issa, 45 yrs old was kidnapped from AlHambosheh
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:44:50

Dalaa Mariam, 11 years, (old photo) was taken from her home in Hambosheh Latakia on 4/8/13 by FSA – Still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-03-05 18:47:33

Nadra Mas’oud, 60 years old, was kidnapped from her home in AlHambosheh by the FSA on 4/8/2013; never seen again
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:33:58

Wesal Naser, kidnapped by FSA from AlHambosheh, Latakia in August – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:42:21

Sisters Do’aa and Alaa Wael Maryam, 4 and 3 years old, were kidnapped from their home in AlHambousheh Latakia back in August 2013 by the rebels, they’re still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-02-12 22:18:01
Screenshot from 2014-02-12 22:18:25

Tamer and his brother Tim AlShakouhy, taken from their home in Latakia in August by the FSA – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:36:30

Blind Muneer Shableh kidnapped by rebels from Latakia in August – still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:44:03

Weqqar AlQusseiby, 13 yrs old, from Baroudeh, Latakia, kidnapped by the FSA in August, still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:44:46

Wedad Maryam kidnapped in Aug in Latakia by FSA, still missing
Screenshot from 2014-01-16 18:49:57

Bushra Saqour, 27 years old, kidnapped from her home in Barmseh village – Latakia by the rebels on 4/8/13
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Samia Bdour was kidnapped from her home in Latakia countryside by the FSA on August 2013, she’s still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:20:51

Hatem Shebly was kidnapped, his mother killed his father injured during FSA’s battle to annihilate Alawites
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The family of Talal Saleem was all kidnapped from their home by the FSA back in August 2013, all are still missing.
Screenshot from 2014-02-11 22:21:54
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(1) HRW – “You can still see their blood” http://www.hrw.org/node/119645/section/2
(2) Syrian rebel commander visits front in Assad’s home province http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE97B0MM20130812

Here’s a video of Latakia women and children held hostage by militants in August 2013. Everyone is still missing.