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President Assad | We Regained Upper Hand





Damascus – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told visitors that the Syrian army "regained the initiative on the ground to a very high degree and achieved important results, which will come to light soon."

"Externally funded armed groups received several hard blows recently," Assad added.

"The US is not ready for a solution in the time being." He believed that Russia will remain his ally. "It is defending itself, not the regime in Syria," he continued, stressing that "we will not budge from the articles of the Geneva agreement."

These positions were relayed to Al-Akhbar by Arab visitors to the Syrian Presidential Palace who were interested in seeing the inner workings of Syrian decision-making first hand, specifically when it comes to the president himself.

One of those visitors sat with Assad for more than three hours. He told Al-Akhbar that despite not being too influenced by anti-Assad propaganda, he was surprised at what he saw and heard. The Syrian president holds regular meetings in al-Rawda Palace in Damascus. His team follows up on his work as usual. On the personal level, the man seems calm and in control. His confidence level stands out. Also, there’s the news of the pregnancy of his wife Asmaa, which could not be dealt with as a simple personal matter between a couple.

From the personal to the political, Assad surprises his guests "by his intricate reading of the situation in this phase." This comment was repeated by several people who saw him recently. He speaks about "the minutest details in the Syrian provinces. His information encompasses a street here and the news of a small neighborhood there. The reports he receives are comprehensive, even when they’re not to his liking."

According to his visitors, "Assad is thoroughly aware of the international efforts to solve the crisis in Syria.” Some remark by saying, “If it was not so, the state would not have been able to survive for this long, the Syrian Arab Army would not have maintained its cohesion.”

Assad, as his visitors told Al-Akhbar, maintains that “the army has regained the initiative on the ground to a large extent, achieving important results, in addition to what it had achieved in the last 22 months. It stopped fighters from controlling whole governorates, limiting their playground to border zones with Turkey mainly, and Jordan and Lebanon to an extent. There are also some pockets in the capital’s countryside, which are being dealt with by the army. The capital Damascus is in a better situation. Its strategic points – despite all the attempts by the militants – remained safe, especially the airport road.”

Stopping at what happened at the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, Assad says that camp has its symbolism, which led the Syrian leadership not to take the decision to confront the militants that occupied a part of it. The solution of the Yarmouk predicament was left to the Palestinian factions, to provide initiatives for a solution, which the Syrian official side agreed to.

The Syrian president was asked by his visitors about what he said in the Opera House about “refusing to let Syria become a hotel resort.” He answered by saying that he does not want to dwell on that debate, but “I was hurt by those who should have been witness that our dealings with the Palestinian factions were never based on religion or confession.”

“Instead, they became false witnesses claiming that the Syrian state is acting in a sectarian manner. Logic says that we should expect them to tell the truth. We understand the circumstances of some of them, and we would have accepted their silence if they had been unable to be rightful witnesses.”

The Syrian President said that despite the positions adopted by leaders of some Palestinian factions “Syria, which paid dear from the pockets and savings of its impoverished people in support of the Palestinian resistance, will not bend on this support.”

Assad asserts that “what the Syrian army achieved in the last few weeks will come to light soon.” He shares some details, which can be taken as an indicator of “a real change of the situation on the ground. For example, there are 15,000 citizens who returned voluntarily to Homs. The Syrian people are fed up already with all these deviants that destroyed their streets, homes, and commercial shops.”

Assad sees that “closing the Syrian borders to the weapons and smugglers could resolve the issue in two weeks, since the sources of money and arms will be destroyed.”

He told his visitors that “the externally-funded armed groups received strong blows recently. This development intersects with an international move, most prominently the inclusion of al-Nusra Front on the terrorism list, which will be followed by further measures that will lead to wiping out this al-Qaeda branch altogether.”

Assad believes that the US is not ready for a solution in the time being. He believes Russia will continue to support him. “It is protecting itself, not the Syrian regime,” he explained, stressing that “we will not budge on the articles of the Geneva agreement.”

He stressed that Syria will continue to cooperate with the Arab-International envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, although “the latter seemed in his latest visit to Damascus to be somehow influenced by the media campaign against Syria.”

Assad’s visitors maintain that Brahimi suggested that the president steps down in the transitional phase on the basis that any president will not have serious powers in such a period. But the Syrian president “blocked him and explained to him in his special way that what will solve the crisis in Syria is the situation in the field, which is getting better every day in favor of the regime.”

Today, according to his visitors, Assad follows the news about the war taking place in his country. In his opinion, he was able to surpass the most difficult stages and things will be clear soon. He stresses on the need for “logistical arrangements for the next phase. There is a plan to return the refugees to their districts and homes, which will be announced in due time and there are other plans for reconstruction.”

SOURCE | http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/assad-we-regained-upper-hand

Syrian WMD False Flag


Is UK Defense Contractor Planning Syrian WMD False Flag?

Unconfirmed "leaked" documents indicate Washington-approved, Qatari-funded false flag attack using Libyan chemical weapons in Homs, Syria.

January 28, 2013 (LD) - Documents allegedly "hacked" belonging to UK-based defense contractor Britam (official website here) appear to show the company considering an offer from Qatar to use Libyan chemical weapons in Homs, Syria in order to frame both the Syrian and Russian governments. The plan involves using Britam's Ukrainian mercenaries and Soviet-era chemical weapon shells brought in from Libya's large, Al Qaeda-linked, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) controlled arsenals.




The e-mail reads:


Phil
We've got a new offer. It's about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We'll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.

Frankly, I don't think it's a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?


Kind regards

David

It should be remembered that this is not confirmed - and there is most likely no way that it can ever be confirmed. However, in light of recent, and continuous attempts by the Israelis and NATO to justify a military intervention in Syria based on fears of "chemical weapons," and considering how a nearly decade-long war and occupation was fought in neighboring Iraq under similar and patently false pretenses, every potential piece of evidence should be taken seriously.

It should also be remembered that during the Iraq War, British special forces were caught carrying out false flag attacks, dressed as sectarian extremists in Basra, Iraq, and shooting at Iraqi policemen. After the British soldiers were arrested, the British army attacked the police station they were being held at to free them. The precedence of Western nations using false flag operations, including terrorism, to achieve geopolitical objectives beyond their borders most certainly exists.

The Libyan Connection


Mention of acquiring chemical weapons from Libya is particularly troubling. Libya's arsenal had fallen into the hands of sectarian extremists with NATO assistance in 2011 in the culmination of efforts to overthrow the North African nation . Since then, Libya's militants led by commanders of Al Qaeda's Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have armed sectarian extremists across the Arab World, from as far West as Mali, to as far East as Syria.

In addition to small arms, heavier weapons are also making their way through this extensive network. The Washington Post in their article, "Libyan missiles on the loose," reported:

"Two former CIA counterterrorism officers told me last week that technicians recently refurbished 800 of these man-portable air-defense systems (known as MANPADS) — some for an African jihadist group called Boko Haram that is often seen as an ally of al-Qaeda — for possible use against commercial jets flying into Niger, Chad and perhaps Nigeria."While undoubtedly these weapons are also headed to Niger, Chad, and perhaps Nigeria, they are veritably headed to Syria. Libyan LIFG terrorists are confirmed to be flooding into Syria from Libya. In November 2011, the Telegraph in their article, "Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group," would report:

Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, "met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey," said a military official working with Mr Belhadj. "Mustafa Abdul Jalil (the interim Libyan president) sent him there."Another Telegraph article, "Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels," would admit

Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya's new authorities on Friday, aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

At the meeting, which was held in Istanbul and included Turkish officials, the Syrians requested "assistance" from the Libyan representatives and were offered arms, and potentially volunteers.
"There is something being planned to send weapons and even Libyan fighters to Syria," said a Libyan source, speaking on condition of anonymity. "There is a military intervention on the way. Within a few weeks you will see."Later that month, some 600 Libyan terrorists would be reported to have entered Syria to begin combat operations and have been flooding into the country ever since.


Image: Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), addressing fellow terrorists in Syria. Harati is now commanding a Libyan brigade operating inside of Syria attempting to destroy the Syrian government and subjugate the Syrian population. Traditionally, this is known as "foreign invasion."

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Washington Post's reported "loose missiles" in Libya are now turning up on the battlefield in Syria. While outfits like the Guardian, in their article "Arms and the Manpads: Syrian rebels get anti-aircraft missiles," are reporting the missiles as being deployed across Syria, they have attempted to downplay any connection to Libya's looted arsenal and the Al Qaeda terrorists that have imported them. In contrast, Times has published open admissions from terrorists themselves admitting they are receiving heavy weapons including surface-to-air missiles from Libya.

In Time's article, "Libya’s Fighters Export Their Revolution to Syria," it is reported:

Some Syrians are more frank about the assistance the Libyans are providing. “They have heavier weapons than we do,” notes Firas Tamim, who has traveled in rebel-controlled areas to keep tabs on foreign fighters. “They brought these weapons to Syria, and they are being used on the front lines.” Among the arms Tamim has seen are Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, known as the SAM 7.

Libyan fighters largely brush off questions about weapon transfers, but in December they claimed they were doing just that. “We are in the process of collecting arms in Libya,” a Libyan fighter in Syria told the French daily Le Figaro. “Once this is done, we will have to find a way to bring them here.”
Clearly NATO intervention in Libya has left a vast, devastating arsenal in the hands of sectarian extremists, led by US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed terrorist organization LIFG, that is now exporting these weapons and militants to NATO's other front in Syria. It is confirmed that both Libyan terrorists and weapons are crossing the Turkish-Syrian border, with NATO assistance, and it is now clear that heavy weapons, including anti-aircraft weapons have crossed the border too.

The Guardian reported in their November 2011 article, "Libyan chemical weapons stockpiles intact, say inspectors," that:
Libya's stockpiles of mustard gas and chemicals used to make weapons are intact and were not stolen during the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, weapons inspectors have said.
But also reported that:
The abandonment or disappearance of some Gaddafi-era weapons has prompted concerns that such firepower could erode regional security if it falls into the hands of Islamist militants or rebels active in north Africa. Some fear they could be used by Gaddafi loyalists to spread instability in Libya.
Last month Human Rights Watch urged Libya's ruling national transitional council to take action over large numbers of heavy weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, it said were lying unguarded more than two months after Gaddafi was overthrown.

On Wednesday the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said the UN would send experts to Libya to help ensure nuclear material and chemical weapons did not fall into the wrong hands.And while inspectors claim that Libya's chemical weapons are in the "government's" hands and not "extremists'," it is clear by the Libyan government's own admission, that they themselves are involved in sending fighters and weapons into Syria.

Bottom Line


It cannot be said for certain whether the e-mail allegedly sent by Britam is genuine, but the West is openly subverting Syria through the funding and arming of terrorists from across the Arab World. Terrorists are confirmed to be moving through NATO-member Turkey, with the Turkish government's explicit assistance. Heavy weapons are both being supplied and paid for by the West, and likewise brought across Syria's borders through NATO-member Turkey.

Despite this, the momentum of NATO's armed, proxy-aggression toward Syria has been broken multiple times. Threats of a no-fly zone are waning as NATO's proxies are neutralized with little left to establish a no-fly zone over. The fear now for NATO and its various partners across the region, from Israel to Erdogan in Turkey, to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, is that there will be nothing left of the so-called "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) to intervene on behalf of.

With time running out and the Syrian people still stalwartly defending their nation, it is possible that the desperate measures described in the alleged e-mail from Britam have been considered - as the rhetorical groundwork to accommodate such measures has already been long-ago laid out by the complicit Western media. The purpose of exposing this alleged e-mail is not necessarily to accuse Britam, but to remind readers to be vigilant. And should "chemical weapons" be used in Syria in an apparent joint Syrian-Russian operation, Britam, the United Kingdom, and Qatar should be the first suspects that come to mind.


SOURCE | http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/is-uk-defense-contractor-planning.html#more

Qatar leaks: Hamad offers the protection of the Russian bases in Syria


24 Jan 2013

During the course of the war currently waged against Syria, cyberwarfare plays a significant role. One group actively involved in this field of conflict that prefers to call itself the “Syrian Electronic Army”, has successfully hacked several important official websites in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, downloading thousands of classified documents.
 Breaking News Network obtained these documents via a third party. After the reviewed part of the documents was verified, an agreement was made to publish them simultaneously in the Lebanese “Al-Akhbar” newspaper.
 Starting today, Breaking News Network will fully disclose these documents, as received from the source, while leaving the texts that weren’t proofread intact.
 Today’s episode features 5 Qatari foreign ministry diplomatic telegrams. Two of which contain proceedings of a meeting between Qatari Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held in September 2012, in which they addressed the situation in Syria. Hamad spoke of a contact made with the Russians in an attempt to persuade them to abandon President Assad, along with granting assurances by the “Free Army” militia to protect the Russian military naval base on the Syrian coast. 

The protocol text reveals that Qatar only offered Egypt interest loans in exchange for benefits such as Qatari investments in the steel manufacturing sector. The second document contains meeting proceedings held in October 2011 between Qatari Crown Prince and heir apparent Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Turkish foreign minister. In the meeting, the latter spoke of the importance of denying President Bashar Al-Assad the chance to remain in office until 2014 because that would enable him to eliminate the opposition.

First:
Qatar offers Russia Free Army protection of naval bases

Urgent and Top Secret
Your Excellency Mr. Youssef Hussein Kamal
Minister of Finance and Economy
Ministry of Finance and Economy – Doha
Following our letter no. M R W S 2012/01/1942 dated 17/9/2012 containing an attachment of the agreement text between the State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt.
I would like to inform you that His Excellency the Prime Minister has ordered to take action to form and name two teams from the Qatari side. The first team is to be assigned to administer the projects of Eastern al-Tafri’a area while the other will manage the projects of Al-Diar Qatari Investment Company.
Respectfully Yours

Abdullah Bin Eid al-Sleiti 
Assistant Manager – Prime Minister Office
Classified
Mr. Youssef Hussein Kamal
Minister of Industry
The Ministry of Industry – Doha
Greetings
Please find attached the meeting proceedings between the Prime Minister/Foreign Minister and His Excellency the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Mohamed Morsi on 6/9/2012. Also find attached the agreement text between the state of Qatar and Arab Republic of Egypt. Please take notice and kindly take the necessary action regarding this matter.
Respectfully yours.
Abdullah Bin Eid al-Sleiti 
Assistant Manager – Prime Minister Office
Agreement Text
Acting to consolidate the strong links and friendly relations between the peoples and leaders of both the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Qatar, and according to the directive issued by Mr. Mohamed Morsi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani the Emir of Qatar aimed at strengthening and developing the friendly relations between the two nations in all areas, and within the framework of advancing the bilateral mutual interests, and in response to the invitation made by Egyptian Prime Minister Mr. Hisham Qandil to His Excellency Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheik Hamad Bin Jassim al-Thani to make a state visit to Egypt in order to put the leaderships instructions into action, a round of talks took place today on 6/9/2012 at the Prime  Ministry Headquarters presided over by H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani and Mr. Hisham Qandil in presence of the attending delegations. And the following was agreed upon:

First: Aid and Loans
The state of Qatar will provide a yearly deposit of $2bn at an interest rate of 1.5% via Qatar National Bank, the first payment of which amounting to $500m has been transferred already, while the three remaining payments of $500m each, are to be made by the Qatari side on the following dates:
-30/9/2012
-30/10/2012
-30/11/2012
 
Second: Labor
The Qatari side commended on the role played by Egyptian labor force in encouraging economic development in the State of Qatar, approving the expansion and increase of this skilled labor force as to meet the Qatari demand.

Third: Aviation

A state visit is to be made by the Egyptian side to Qatar during this month to ratify the following:
-Allowing of commercial flights between the two countries.
-Qatari investments are to be made in the area of Cairo International Airport grounds as part of the partnership with the Egyptian side.
Additionally, the Qatari side approved of Egyptian acceptance of the following:
-A special hall in Cairo International Airport is to be leased to Qatar Airways.
-Flying permissions over Egyptian skies are to be granted to Private Qatari Emir’s fleet within one hour of making a request.

Fourth: Current Qatari investments in Egypt
-Regarding the Qatari Diar project in Al-Ghardaqa:
The Egyptian side affirmed that all hindrances facing the project were successfully dealt with, and that the company can commence work immediately.
-Regarding the Diar project in Sharm Al-Sheik:
The Egyptian side affirmed that difficulties facing the project with be resolved within two weeks.
-Regarding Barwa Company:
An agreement was reached to make an urgent, interest-free payment for the total value of the land, and to extend the project timeframe to 12 years instead of 8.

Fifth: New Qatari Investments
1-The Egyptian side has approved the Qatari request to establish a steel factory in the Arab Republic of Egypt by Qatar Steel.
2-Establishment of a power plant with a capacity of (500-1000) Megawatts in Eastern Tafri’a area and allocating the energy production of the facility to support Qatari industrial development projects in the same area. Formation of a team comprising of members from both sides to meet within a month and offer a feasibility study of the project during a maximum period of three months.   The study will include:
-Establishment of Qatari industrial zone
-Establishment of Qatari power plant
-Setting up a complete logistics village.

3-Establishing an Egyptian-Arab corporation to start a large-scale tourism project along the coast of the Mediterranean that includes a harbor and a tourism city; and forming a joint team to provide the necessary studies for the project within three months from this date. 

4-Establishing a Qatari-Egyptian private investment firm involved in Africa. The Qatari side is to be represented by Qatari Hasad Company. The CEO of Hasad will make a visit to Egypt during this month to meet with the Egyptian Minister of Agriculture as part of the preparations for this project.

At the end of the meeting, the Egyptian side highly commended Qatari support for Egypt during this critical transitional period. Support that is reflected in providing a two-billion-dollar deposit and agreeing to start several Qatari investment projects in Egypt at an initial cost of 8 billion dollars.


Representing the government of Arab Republic of Egypt
Mr. Hisham Qandil
Prime Minister
Representing the government of Qatar
His Excellency Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.



Classified

Meeting Proceedings
His Excellency Sheik Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
With President Mohamed Morsi
President of Arab Republic of Egypt
Thursday September 6th 2012
 
-H.E. Sheik Hamad: I convey to Your Excellency greetings from His Highness the Emir and His Highness the Crown Prince (God Save them) as a follow-up to the phone conversation.

-President Morsi: There is absolutely no need for all this. In his call to me His Highness was an honorable, courteous man.
 
-H.E. Sheik Hamad: His Highness was very upset about the matter and protocol officials were present yet did not invite him and the blame was pinned on me. He said to me we were supposed to pay the [Egyptian] president a visit and would be honored to meet him.

-President Morsi: No, not at all. This message will not be announced, as if nothing of this sort had ever occurred to me.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: His Highness appreciates the role played by you. Today we held talks and agreed with Mr. Hisham Qandil on a few matters, including the previously agreed-upon remaining 1.5 billion dollars and reducing the interest rate to 1.5% and expanding the timeframe. We will also take care of the additional sum and we have a long-standing partnership with you. Every while you will have demands and so do we. Regarding the electricity issue, we have determined that a study will be conducted and an agreement is to be reached within one month from this date.

-Egyptian Prime Minister: We have one month time set to conduct the study and develop the strategy. The gas will be provided by them as well as the industries, on the economic basis of a “Win-Win Situation”

-President Morsi: I am sure they have our best interest in their hearts.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: We have also agreed about the steel. We have partnerships with several countries in this sector.

-President Morsi: I have a proposition to restore and activate the iron and steel industrial complex of Halwan which is the largest steel production facility in the Middle East and was built by the Russians using Russian technology.  It consists of four furnaces. The first furnace is old and can be rebuilt and restored. But the fourth is advanced and a port was established in Ad Daqahliyah for exporting coal as well as a railway line linking the port with Halwan, in addition to a line for transporting raw coal which comes from the oases. We have a lot of raw material, which is based upon the end product. But the complex started to record losses because it only produced 2 million tons which is the breakeven point for the project.  It was an industrial powerhouse with 25000 workers, but then Ahmed Ezz Company emerged and started enticing engineers into joining it.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: We support you and you can make an announcement about this project right now. We will instruct the team that will come to study the projects to carry out a study regarding it as well.

-Minister of Finance Youssef Kamal: We already have all the studies and they are an equivalent of the same idea in Algeria, which is a partnership with Extra Trade Company, and they can help us with the organizing.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: Your Excellency, I assure you we have orders from His Highness and you know his attitude towards you. We are ready and we have sums of money that were not mentioned in the agreement. We will study the electricity as well as the steel project. An agreement was also reached regarding the previously unresolved issues with Barwa and Diar companies; which is a positive indication. We have also agreed about aviation and the Minister of Aviation was invited to Qatar. We have a problem with the surplus and we do not want it to be deposited anywhere. You are lending out at 14% and, if you agree, we are ready to deposit 10 – 20 billion Egyptian pounds. I hope this will be considered by you and we could make it a renewable yearly contract. We are ready to validate this.

-President Morsi: Why should it be in Egyptian pound? The Chinese always talk about the same concept.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: Because it involves a high interest rate in Egyptian pound and we are ready to make it a one-year renewable contract. We came to agree on a form detailing specified times and dates for each transaction so we could start working, including depositing 1.5 billion dollars according to Your Excellency’s agreement with His Highness and there is a sincere will to commence work. Our confidence grew after Your Excellency delivered your speech in Tehran which gained unanimous approval and yesterday, certain stances began to shift in the Arab League.

-President Morsi: There is no more chance for reforms. [Assad] has got to leave.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: We offered him to leave and it was a strong speech indeed.

-President Morsi: Why did the Saudi King surprisingly come up with the Interfaith Dialogue while we were in agreement about the Syrian issue?

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: It was quite surprising for us as well. We had met with them on the previous day and they did not mention this matter.

-President Morsi: We want to take a serious stand.

-H.E. Hamad: I think everything is going to change after the upcoming American and German elections. If Obama gets back to the White House, he does not have to wait until reentering office in January. He can do it automatically and he made a commitment about that.

-President Morsi: If the Iranians participate in the solution for Syria they will make gains and be able to forge closer ties with Turkey and the Gulf states.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: They are already considering other names. In the past we had good relations with them and we have common [oil] fields but unfortunately we disagree on Syria. The Russians have the power to bring an end to the Syrian regime with a single word if they wish but they still insist on holding on to it. I spoke with President Putin on the phone for forty minutes and it was not a good conversation even though I formerly had excellent relations with him. Now they are losing balance and desperately seeking a solution.

-President Morsi: Why do they want him?
 
-H.E. Sheik Hamad: They have a naval base in Syria and we said we would arrange for a deal between them and the Free Army but they declined.

-President Morsi: They are a part of the problem and he will have to leave.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: We have reached an agreement regarding the visas issue and Egyptians will start being granting visas.

-Egyptian Prime Minister: There was also a positive sign regarding the partnership with Sudan.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: We will send our delegation for this purpose and we will work on a partnership in Africa which can act to strengthen relations and we are ready. There is also the 120 million dollar project by Diar and things will work out well. We are sincere and we want to tell that to the public.

-President Morsi: There are no conflicting interests. You are our brothers and we are sure you are driven by good intentions.

-H.E. Sheik Hamad: We think it should be done via Egypt because you are in Africa and you possess the manpower and expertise. And please be sure that we will be right behind you.
Assad will be victorious if he remains until 2014
Classified
Meeting proceedings
Between
His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
 Crown Prince (God Save him)
And
His Excellency Ahmet Davutoglu
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey
Al-Bahr Palace – Tuesday 25/10/2011
After exchanging greetings
-H.H. Crown Prince: We are pleased to see you. We were intending to provide help for Turkey in dealing with the earthquake repercussions. We have a special rescue team.  How is the situation in Turkey now?
-Guest: I thank Your Highness for providing help, we lost 436 people and about 500 wounded. Many people have been saved so far. More than 1200 rescue teams arrived at the disaster areas on Sunday. More than 30 nations offered aid. At the beginning we decided to rely on our own capabilities to deal with the catastrophic event, because accepting the aid efforts would have created an organizational and logistical problem and that is the reason behind our hesitation to accept air offers. The situation is going well now and we have made requests to all our brothers and friendly nations to provide help. We need tents and prefabricated houses because winter is approaching and the weather is cold.
-H.H. Crown Prince: A contact will be made with His Excellency the Turkish ambassador to coordinate efforts and we are fully ready to provide the emergency aid you require.
-Guest: We need most importantly tents and prefabricated houses. Several earthquakes occurred reaching 7.2 then 6.8 and, thank God, the situation is better now. Emergency helicopters are working at full capacity and the situation is under control. Now we can accept aid. As I mentioned it would have been a burden on us if we accepted aid previously.
-H.H. Crown Prince: Our team is experienced in conducting search and rescue operations.
-Guest: Iran and Azerbaijan offered help but we could not accept it for the aforesaid reasons. But now we are ready to receive aid and Qatar is on our side and the situation is under control.
-H.H. Crown Prince: We would like to help considering our friendly relations. We are brothers and Muslims. We respect your policy and procedures. How is the situation in Syria?
-Guest: Good policies have placed our region in a good situation over the past hundred years, a unilateral development was achieved; but now we are integrated and thus we have to work together in solidarity to ensure prosperity.
Qatar, UAE and several other national are capable of positive thinking because they are healthy states. But when we look around, who can we talk to?  In Iraq there are Talabani, Allawi, Barzani and al-Maliki, and so it is in Syria. Egypt is the largest Arab and Islamic nation but it has its own internal difficulties. I have met with the Secretary General of the Arab League and discussed with him the Arab current affairs.

-H.H. Crown Prince: You will find us everywhere. We headed the Arab league delegation because no one wants that.
There was a dispute between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi delegations at the Islamic Summit conference held in Doha, and Izzat ad-Douri was present; that was the Ba’ath’s problem, they have trouble with the minorities.
In Syria there are troubles between Alawites and Sunnis. We do not blame the minority group for thinking about what will happen to it in the future.
This is a problem that needs to be resolved in the near future.

-Guest: I met with Nabil Elaraby. I think he is here.

-H.H. Crown Prince: The meeting will be held tomorrow.
 
-Guest: Thank you for your condolences. We want to coordinate with you. We have a public debate in the parliament yet I was instructed to come to Qatar because it is important for us. What will your message tomorrow be?
 
-H.H. Crown Prince: We will send a message to Bashar. He said he will hold talks with the opposition. I think they need to be strongly informed that if they fail to make progress in this effort, the matter will be taken to the Security Council.

-H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs: The killing must stop and the army must be withdrawn from cities; Article (8) of the constitution must be amended and elections must be called then talks with the opposition can be held.
 
-H.H. Crown Prince: He is not taking the matter seriously; he wants to destroy the region. Iran has changed its tone. I have talked to Burhan Ghalioun and he appreciates the role played by Turkey. I have told him we have good relations with Turkey and we support Turkey’s decision.
We will keep you informed about the happenings.

-Guest: Coordination among us is crucial. Bashar is mainly relying on two points and he has plenty of difficulties. He believes Russia and China are right behind him and he thinks that he can play the Russian-Chinese card with the West. We helped him come out of his isolation in 2006 when he was isolated by the West. We offered him an initiative comprised of 14 points and we discussed everything with him. We know him very well and know the regime. I was with our ambassador in Damascus and Bouthaina Shaaban was also present. He agreed to withdraw the army from Hims, Hamah, Dar’a and the other cities, pass the media regulations, allow foreign correspondents to come into Syria, amend Article (8) of the constitution and hold parliamentary elections and talks with the opposition.
Then two days later mosques were attacked, the city of Latakia was invaded and people were killed; violence escalated.
Our plan was to support him if he acted according to the initiative. Our ambassador observed the situation as the army was withdrawn from Hamah, but then the city was attacked again and the ambassador informed us in a secret massage that they are destroying Hamah. He was deceiving us.
When Latakia was attacked I phoned Walid Muallem and asked him; how can you destroy mosques? We will not allow that.  I said the president has to deliver his speech as agreed, but Muallem asked us to await. I told him that our credibility is now at stake. Muallem phoned me and said President Assad will deliver the speech after a week. I said no and clarified our stance on the issue. No further contact was made with them since August 14th.

The situation in Libya was different. The Arab League had accepted Western intervention.  In Turkey we do not want a Western-led NATO intervention, despite the fact that we are members of NATO. Foreign intervention in Syria will cause trouble with Lebanon, Iran and Hamas.

We can take a unilateral action against him, we support the opposition and he is concerned about that.  In 2006 we participated in a joint military parade and took action to provide him with economic support, but now he has to be isolated economically and he is insolvent. We spoke to the Iranians and they asked us for a time limit of several months. We asked them to make an endeavor if possible, Salihi is a good man.

-H.H. Crown Prince: We must try to utilize that.
-Guest: We want to send a message to the Russians and Chinese, and Arabs must talk to both states and ensure them that we do not want a new Libyan scenario and we have to persuade Russia and China to withdraw their support for Bashar. He should not be granted any other chance. Maybe he will try to introduce a superficial cosmetic change, but he will be able to eliminate the opposition. Therefore he must be denied the opportunity to remain in office until 2014 so he does not succeed in eliminating all opposition.

-H.H. Crown Prince: He should bring an end to the violence as soon as possible. You have done everything in your power, but there must be Arab support for your efforts. That is the message he should receive.

-Guest: Yes indeed that is the right message and he should be given time, and we should take action now. Where does Algeria stand on this issue, are they standing against the revolution?

-H.H. Crown Prince: Their stance will shift and they will start supporting the revolution.
-Guest: We are a member of NATO and we do not want a military intervention. As Muslims, Arabs and Turks, we do not wish for Western intervention in Syria. What is the resolution in case the Syrian president did not respond to the Arab initiative?
-H.H. Crown Prince: I cannot tell now.
-Guest: It is easy to win the war on the ground but the reconstruction stage will be difficult, as well as the overall situation in Syria.
-H.H. Crown Prince: Turkish Deputy Defense Minister is here.
-Guest: I will make a visit to Jordan tomorrow and meet with the Monarch. Is Khaled Mashal in Damascus? Can he come to Doha? There is no need for him to come if it is deemed a sensitive issue.  There is a matter that I wanted to talk to Your Highness about. Our stance is being criticized by Aljazeera and it is not good.
-H.H. Crown Prince: Our good relations with you go beyond what Aljazeera broadcasts. You can talk to Hamad bin Jassim about this matter and we will talk to him as well.
-Guest: Thank you, Your Highness.
-H.H. Crown Prince: You are welcome. I wish you a pleasant stay in Doha.


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source: http://www.breakingnews.sy/en/article/11387.html?m=0

Britam Defence LEAK



PART 1: 

britam defence hacked, confidential documents leaked, site offline

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A British defence company has been breached and as a result a heap of documents have been published online and now the site has gone offline.
The attack is on britam defence (http://www.britamdefence.com/) and  has been claimed by a hacker using the handle JAsIrX who uploaded the leaked information to various file sharing websites and released it via a single pastebin post with the a message about the release (see bottom).
The documents come in 6 parts and total over 423MB compress zip files and inside the compress files appears to be a common layout of three main folders named !!Syria, Iran and Iraq.
Inside these appear to be documents like passports, incident reports about drunk employees which are labelled private and confidential as well.
A quick look into the files shows shocking plans for chemical warfare attacks where they have planned to lure victims to kill zones. The file can be found in the Iran folder under OPLAN (Ruhayyat) 1433H-1.doc.
Move from their garrisons to occupy AA at Grid (1556) (IAW Movement Order).
On order defend in the designated sector from Grid (378477) to Grid (275408).
Facilitate the passage of the Screening Force through PP (1, 2).
Fix Enemy forces and lure them to the Killing Zones.
On order conduct Counter Attack.
Support Reserves when they conduct deep operations.
Full Gallery of documents in leak below:


The leaked data also contains usernames and administration login credentials which appear to be stored in clear text which is a real big worry for a defence company.
Also as noted below the British defence company was using a Singapore based host for its server, its any wonder why such companys do this when its national security they handle.
Message from the release:
Hello,
I’m JAsIrX and I will share with you some documents downloaded after hacking Britam Defence server.
Its website is located on the Malaysian server. I found bugs in the website with same ip and uploaded web-shell through this site.
Then I hacked plesk parallels control panel and gained access to Britam Defence mail accounts and website directory.
Leaked documents:
- Contracts copies with signatures
- Private email correspondence
- Personnel data, etc.
Britam Defence is British private military company, operates mainly in the Middle East. It killed Arabs in Iraq and plans to invade in Iran and Syria.
Look through leaked documents carefully. CW means chemical weapon, g-shell is short for a gas shell I guess.
Help to distribute this info and let other people know about the threats.
Thank all
Source: Pastebin.com
If i get more time i will release a report into the contents of this leak.


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UPDATE  2

A Look into the Britam Defence Data Leak Files

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Its also clear that Britam does not practice data security very well as they have been storing user credentials, network information in unencrypted formats.

Break down of each folder.

 Syria Folder:

288 KB 
2 PDF files and 1 email file.
File name: CV P Doughty CV2 091.pdf
CV for Philip doughty who is the dynamic director and founder of Britam Defence, currently resides in UAE according to his CV.
File name: Phil Doughty PP1 7200830372.pdf
PDF copy of current English, Irish passport for Philip Doughty.
File name: Sirian Issue.eml
Email between David Goulding who is the Business Development Director and Philip regarding a new offer about an operation in syria.

Phil
We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.
They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
Kind regards
David

Iran folder:

Size: 938kb
16 doc files and 1 email file total
The Iran folder contains heaps of operation plans of attack and defend as well as procedures for preventing or using chemical warfare  luring targets to kill zones, medical help, intelligence to the surrounding of operations and more. all together there appears to be 15 plans of operation.
It also has a file named Draft which is a email draft used for the announcement of the current operations. Appears the .doc operation files are the results of an attachment to from that email.
Preview of each of the attachments from the email.
[Gallery not found]
There is also a file named Iranian Issue.eml
Contact between phil and david over confirmation of plans of operations in iran by the saudis.
Phil
Please see attached details of preparatory measures concerning the Iranian issue.
Participation of Britam in the operation is confirmed by the Saudis.
http://mbf.cc/OTEH8

Iraq Folder:

Size: 153 MB 
9 Folders, 7 PDF Files, 7 DOCX Files, 6 CSV Files, 2 image files
First file looked at was a summury report from STRATFOR titlled “Curious U.S. and French Military Deployments”. Other files include incident reports, weather reports, management plans for trips, data sheets and more.

Break down of sub Folders:

Britam Internet Networks & Passwords

887KB
2 PDF, 5 DOC, 1 folder that contains 4 further DOC files.
Sadly they have gone to the effort to created human readable documents in various formats that contain current login credentails for every single user related to Britam and its complete network.  the files appear to be various working with one pdf contain all information.

Contracts

37.7MB
8 PDF, 1 CSV , 1 Image, 1 Folder named BP that contains full contract details and information.
Folder contains a list of contracts, the operations, the amount due or paid. Amongst these are agreements, history, payments, guides, charts, information and much more. It also has contract agreements about clearing land mines and keep roads safe of explosive devices.

Daily Orders

3.88 MB
53 DOC Files, 80 Excel files.
These contain daily movements for months of 2012, daily spending reports as well as a organisational chart.

incident

2.87MB
9 DOC, 3 PDF, 1 Email, 1 power point presentation
These files consist of incident reports such as Britam security staff being stopped at check points and digital equipment being siezed. As well as drunk officers, requests for CCTV and security breach reports.

MOI

2.8MB
3 Images
Letters from the ministry of inertia of Iraq. Unknown content at time of publishing.

People

57MB
Contains Personal copys of passports of employees of Britam and other unknown related people. Passports are in variuos formats such as images, pdf etc.

Report

14.5MB
5 PDF, 5DOC 37 Excel files
Daily mission reports for various mission that Britam has been or is involved with.

Sitrep

17.9MB
8 PDF 21 Doc
Contains restricted operation reports related to halliburton (http://www.halliburton.com/)

WMM

Contains weekly management meeting schedules and reports.

Gallery for Iraq Folder

Full gallery


Source OF PART 2 | http://www.cyberwarnews.info/reports/a-look-into-the-britam-defence-data-leak-files/

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FOUND SOME COMMENTS RELATED TO THE LEAK FROM FACEPUNCH.COM (http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1242490)



UPDATE 3

This update is gathered from "the Syrian Commando" Blog at http://syriancommando.wordpress.com/

It was pointed out to me in a tweet that there were in fact TWO emails posted in the BritAm leak. One on “Iranian issue”. A quick inspect reveals fraud.
Within the Iranian issue email the header contains the following:
with ESMTP id nWRHL2NRVdAP for ;;
Thu, 16 Oct 2012 23:57:18 +0800 (SGT)
Received: from smtp.clients.netdns.net (smtp.clients.netdns.net [202.157.148.149])
by titanium.netdns.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 27D5F523A0E
for ;; Thu, 16 Oct 2012 23:57:18 +0800 (SGT)
And within the Syrian email, the header contained the following:
with ESMTP id nWRHL2NRVdAP for ;;
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 23:57:18 +0800 (SGT)
Received: from smtp.clients.netdns.net (smtp.clients.netdns.net [202.157.148.149])
by titanium.netdns.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 27D5F523A0E
for ;; Mon, 24 Dec 2012 23:57:18 +0800 (SGT)
The date is different, as one would expect but the TIME is exactly the same. This means that one or both of these emails has been edited from the email database. The forgery is clear, it’s time to burn this Trojan horse. Whoever made this leak purposely left this sign of fraud behind, in order to later point it out and use it as a platform to attack ALL leaks unfavourable to the US and to try and claim that a chemical weapon attack cannot possibly be a false flag.
Nice try.
UPDATE 1: Note that in both emails the date is modified throughout, but the time is left intact. Such attention to detail implies its not just a fraud, but a deliberate fraud. This turns the magic on the magician: why create this two level false flag when there is no intention to carry out a chemical weapon false flag? This highly sophisticated cyber warfare operation should indicate the stakes at play: what is the prize behind the sacrifice of a mercenary organisation like BritAm?

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2) Hacked Emails Reveal ‘Washington-Approved’ Plan to Stage Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

http://www.infowars.com/hack-reveals-washington-approved-plan-to-stage-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria/