By Keith Johnson
On April 29, this writer interviewed Jonathan Azaziah, a prolific journalist and researcher specializing in international Zionism. Azaziah is also a staff writer for Pakistan’s Opinion Maker and editor for Mask of Zion.
AFP asked Azaziah about the Salafi groups triggering Syria’s unrest. By all credible accounts they appear to be proxies of a more nefarious hidden hand manipulating this so-called peaceful revolution.
“It was clear that there was something violently wrong with these Syrian protests from the beginning,” said Azaziah. “In Syria, Assad enjoys an 80 percent approval rating. This is simply not the behavior of dignified Syrian people, who have rejected sectarianism and have offered their full support to the Lebanese resistance and Iran.”
Azaziah continued, “In reality, the protesters are split between two foreign-backed camps: the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, which is being manipulated and ordered around by Jordan and Saudi Arabia—two of Israel’s greatest allies—and a more techno-savvy group of reformists which are being funded, guided and organized by the Reform Party of Syria, a U.S.-based organization led by Farid el-Ghadry. El-Ghadry is a Syrian exile, who is a proud member of AIPAC [American Israel PublicAffairs Committee] and is known for being the first Syrian to give a speech to the Israeli Knesset.”
The western voice of Syrian protests is Ammar Abdulhamid. According to Azaziah, “The mass media has already named him the Syrian Revolution’s spokesperson. But let’s not forget that Abdulhamid is a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, arguably the most influential Zionist think tank in the U.S.”
Azaziah concluded, “With these men—el-Ghadry and Abdulhamid—guiding the protests, coupled with the orchestrated chants of the Saudi-owned Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the more recent outcries of ‘Come Obama, come Israel, come take Syria, anything is better than Assad,’ it’s very clear who is behind these protests and why they began.”
Meanwhile, the march to Iran continues. As the West finishes up Libya, the next domino to fall could be Syria, Iran’s closest Arab ally and one of Israel’s most coveted prizes in its drive to create a Greater Israel. This long-held Zionist dream envisions a promised land that expands present day Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates, encompassing all of the Arab Mideast.
Oded Yinon, once a senior advisor at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, laid out the blueprints for this ambitious plan in his 1982 paper entitled A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s that identified Iraq and Syria as “Israel’s primary target on the eastern front.”
Now that Iraq is in chaos, the Zionists have trained their sights on Syria. Using the recent Arab uprisings as cover, Israel’s Mossad and its allies within the American and British intelligence communities have been working within the framework of foreign-funded “color revolutions” to incite violence, unrest and instability.
For several weeks, international media outlets have glamorized protests breaking out across Syria as grassroots resistance movements intent on taming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, these so-called peaceful demonstrators have been running amok on the streets of Dara’a and elsewhere, tearing down monuments, torching buildings and terrorizing citizens.
Violence culminated over the Easter holiday when upwards of 120 civilians were reported killed, allegedly by Syrian troops and militiamen. Almost immediately, the International Committee of Jurists—which has repeatedly turned a blind eye to Israel’s countless atrocities—threatened to indict Assad on war crimes.
The following Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice called on the United Nations to impose sanctions against the Syrian government in response to “outrageous and ongoing use of violence against peaceful protesters.” The request was denied after Russia and India voiced their objections, citing numerous reports of Syrian forces being killed by armed insurgents.
On April 19, a few days prior to the violence that erupted in Dara’a, Bassam Abu Abdulla of the Al Watan news agency in Damascus said that the protests were the work of Salafi groups, a minority faction of fanatical provocateurs imported by the West.
Keith Johnson is an independent journalist and the editor of “Revolt of the Plebs,” an alternative news website that can be found at RevoltofthePlebs.com.