Sunday, November 25, 2012

US-Created "Syrian Opposition" Led by Big Oil Rep

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post

A year ago, it was reported that Libya's new NATO-installed prime minister, Abdurrahim el-Keib, was in fact a long-time US resident, having taught at the University of Alabama and was formally employed by the Petroleum Institute, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and sponsored by British Petroleum (BP), Shell, France's Total, the Japan Oil Development Company, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. El-Keib is listed as a "Professor and Chairman" in his Petroleum Institute profile which also describes extensive research conducted by him sponsored by various US government agencies and departments over the years.

His long history of serving and working in coordination with Western governments and corporations made him and his collaborators the ideal candidates to prepare Libya for its place within the Wall Street-London international order.

Now it is revealed that the US-handpicked opposition, announced in Doha, Qatar earlier this month, is led by a similarly compromised figure, Moaz al-Khatib. The corporate-financier-funded Carnegie Endowment for International Peace reported of al-Khatib that:
Moaz al-Khatib, an oil sector engineer and former imam of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, has garnered substantial praise since his designation, while Riad Seif and Suhair al-Atassi bring their own credibility to the coalition. They have now set up shop in Cairo and have received the full endorsement of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council as the 'sole representative' of the Syrian opposition. The European Union and the United States have endorsed the group in a more general fashion.

Even more importantly, from Syrian citizens of various affiliations with whom I have met recently, it is clear that al-Khatib and his associates seem to draw praise for their opposition to the regime—as an imam, al-Khatib refused to follow the speeches imposed by the regime and was imprisoned—their resistance, and their tolerance. These endorsements are a first achievement, but a number of steps are necessary before Moaz al-Khatib becomes the real head of the Syrian opposition and enters into a substantive relationship with EU leaders.

However, this resounding praise should be kept in the context that among the Carnegie Endowment's sponsors are in fact many "oil sector" giants including British Petroleum (BP), Chevron, Exxon, and Shell.

VoltarieNet's Thierry Meyssan reported in an article titled, "The many faces of Sheikh Ahmad Moaz Al-Khatib" that: 
Completely unknown to the international public only a week ago, Sheikh Moaz al-Khatib has been catapulted to the presidency of the Syrian National Coalition, which represents pro-Western opposition in the Damascus government. Portrayed by an intense public relations campaign as a highly moral personality with no partisan or economic attachments, he is in truth a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and an executive of the Shell oil company.
Indeed, al-Khatib had worked at the al-Furat Petroleum Company for six years, according to the BBC, which is partnered with Shell Oil. Al-Khatib is also said to have lobbied for Shell in Syria between 2003-2004, and has likewise taught classes in both Europe and the United States, this according to his biography featured on his own website.

Video: The smirking crypto-sectarian extremist, and new Western proxy of the recently re-contrived "Syrian National Council," Moaz al-Khatib admits that he's been promised legitimacy and weapons despite openly declaring his intention of overthrowing the secular nation-state of Syria, and installing an "Islamic state." Qatari state propaganda walks al-Khatib through the all-too-familiar talking points repeated by the US, UK, EU, Turkey and their Persian Gulf  collaborators. Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs sells the "legal" argument for circumventing the United Nations Security Council. 

While the global public is repeatedly told that the violence in Syria is the result of "pro-democratic" forces fighting against the "brutal regime" of President Bashar al-Assad, it is Moaz al-Khatib himself who inexplicably states that two certified autocracies, those of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are propping him up and that it is an "Islamic state" he hopes to create upon the rubble of a destroyed Syria.

Qatari state media front, Al Jazeera, credits the Qatari minister of state for foreign affairs for the very creation of al-Khatib's new "opposition coalition. Al-Khatib, in an Al Jazeera interview, counts the two absolute monarchies of Qatar and Saudi Arabia as his "friends," and admits - that while he cannot say who - "friends" have promised him weapons as he embarks on the creation of this "Islamic state." Despite his assurances that his planned "Islamic state" will exhibit tolerance, festering extremist regimes such as Libya and Egypt, created with the same Western-backed formula now at work in Syria, have already proven such assurances are merely rhetoric aimed at placating public opinion long enough for Syria's secular institutions to be irrevocably disfigured.

Already in Syria, al-Khatib's "freedom fighters" are exposed as both foreign extremists - affiliates of Al Qaeda, as well as sectarian-driven Muslim Brotherhood militants that have plagued Syria's sociopolitical landscape for decades. Clearly, al-Khatib has played a role in perpetuating this plague, clearly he plans to continue well into the foreseeable future - this time with Western, Turkish, Qatari and Saudi support.

Tony Cartalucci's articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report.   Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.

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Anonymous said...

US-created "Syrian Opposition" led by Big Oil rep. Sure, sure. Before that, Syria was a beacon of human rights, freedom and democracy with the Syrian people dancing in the streets, protesting, living it up in all the freedom and democracy that only decades of a father and son dictatorship can offer. We stupid people all know that there are good dictatorships (Syria, Libya, Cuba) or any other that's not backed by the US & talks the anti-imperialist bullshit while practicing the same thing. Then, there are bad dictatorships like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq even if they offer the very same things (free healthcare and education) that the good dictatorships which are so idolized for it by the human, loving, intelligent ones on the "left" so praise them for.

Delusions in Amerika come in many shades and forms: red and blue, right and left, Democrat and Republican, conservative and progressive.

It's just a shame that we can send some of you live for a few years in those systems you so adore.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1 - One thing is for sure - whatever Syrians were doing before 2011 - it wasn't dying in a 2 year long war against invading foreign terrorists chopping off heads because they aren't Wahhabi fanatics.

I already have been "shipped out" to those systems - and yes they are 100's of times better than the US - so much so I haven't come back.

Ball's in your court.

Enrique Ferro said...

Anonymous, I hope you are not a lady enjoying the Saudi paradise!

Truther said...

Enrique: I think Anon 4:36 must be a straight, White, woman-hating male who hasn't had any luck with females, especially the fake, plastic-surgeried models he used to chase, or a Pakistani male who used to reside in the UK...the Brits are on to those paedos, you know...

The first poster is right: regardless of HOW you wax poignant on a Mid East nation being corrupted by the US NWO-military complex...they're all the SAME. Muslims will fight & kill their own to spread their fanaticism because it's what they have to do; it's their religion.

No, it isn't so peaceful after all. No one diverts the blame from Israel for its actions so let's not pretend that Muslims, whether from Libya, Syria, Egypt etc, have no blame in this. This is what happens when you give them any sort of leeway. Every nation in which they settled had its people brainwashed into soulless, backward fanatics who have forgotten their origins: Egypt, your pick of Sub-Saharan African nation, Lebanon, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran...

I don't know why the entire alternative news establishment is so determined to promote Muslim nations as the beacons of human rights, prosperity & functionality...just stop the damned BS. The last forum I posted on had American males claiming the Jews & the US fake honour killings, rape & violence by muslims & that it was all a lie..

Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz said...

With so many hidden roaches in the potpie, no wonder we're getting screwed!

Anonymous said...

"Every nation in which they settled had its people brainwashed into soulless, backward fanatics who have forgotten their origins: Egypt, your pick of Sub-Saharan African nation, Lebanon, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran..."

They speak their own languages in Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia. As a matter of fact in India that was colonized by the British they speak more English than Arabic, same with Pakistan. In Hong Kong they have street and store signs in English.

The Turks even though they became Moslem still speak Turkish.

In Algeria and Morrocco they speak French better than Arabic or Berber. In fact Algerian males were drafted by the French to fight for France during both the World Wars and in Vietnam. The British used colonial troops from India, Egypt, Afghanistan and Bengal. In fact the Brits used Malaysian Moslem troops to fight in Burma.

And mostly all of the Native populations in South and Central America speak Spanish as their first language, even have Spanish names and worship the Spanish God. African and Native Americans all have European names and most don't even know their own language. Native Americans still carry ID cards indicating they are Native.

Aparthied was used in South Africa to segregate the local African populations yet they weren't allowed to practice their own religions. All were forcefully converted to Evangelical Christianity.

One can only know history by reading about it, not from what a news anchor read to you.

Anonymous said...

The dirty tricks used by decades by the USA to destroy sovereign nations, replacing their leaders with puppets of USA fascism, continues.

The first anonymous is a classic example of the dumbed down propagandized Arab hating fool. Very sad to see such ignorance and confusion.
The author does not claim that Syria is a beacon of freedom with people dancing in the streets and living it up........why do you war promoting war loving war justifying clowns always resort to such over the top language?
Why do you always avoid the central issue.........AMERICAN WARS OF AGGRESSION AND CONQUEST sold with lies, almost always involving the need to free some poor poor nation from its evil dictator??
This is more of the same with obvious fake controlled opposition........but your only concern is telling everyone how bad the Syrian people have it. You live in the USA? Get out of your gated community and go for a drive. The average Syrian city two years ago was cleaner, safer and more modern than pretty much anything in the decomposing corpse known as the USA.

Anonymous said...

"Truther" Syria is a secular nation fighting sectarian fanatics - so now we've established you have no idea what you're talking about and your worldview is painted by broad strokes with a brush supplied to you by Fox, the Breitbart-tards, and WND.

"Human rights, prosperity & functionality..." please show us where any of this exists in the West and isn't fading fast.

Anonymous said...

Truther gives us a bad name, shame on him.
This Truther pansy probably never saw combat in his entire life. He saw this headline, it contained Muslims, oil, and a US backed big oil puppet..........and he just reacted. No thinking, no clue, just fear and hatred.
He is what allows criminals like Bush and Obama to kill women and children and get away with it.
Ignorance fear and hatred, he makes a perfect modern day American and would have been a damn fine German in the early forties too.

Anonymous said...

A classic tactic to argue against what isn't being argued for. Tony isn't saying Syria is great. He's saying we have no business overthrowing its government, its order. It is the same tired tactic used with Saddam Hussein. Everyone had to preface their opposition to the invasion of Iraq with "I'm not saying Saddam is a good man."

Whatever the faults of whichever dictators, the peace they had in Syria, Libya and Iraq was better than the ongoing hell we are creating, a project "our" government is focused on even as our own nation is destroyed.

Truther said...

Ah...I see the Muslim apologists are out in full force, armed with their typically weak ad hominem attacks & diversion techniques, feeding off their victimized PR as usual.

To Anon @ 10:58- nice try, but speaking their languages alone is a bloody poor indication of identity integrity. Are you so stupid that you expect no one to recognize that ALL those nations have been brainwashed by Arab/Islamic supremacism & act like backward savages? Seriously? Why didn't you address my point about how people kill their own blood (& religion isn't a gene, so has only man-made significance) & continue to live in the 14th Century? Or how anywhere Muslims go the quality of life rapidly decreases, whilst violence, harassment & anti-progressiveness rapidly increases?

ANd to the other Anon: just because the Mossad regularly exploits you for your OWN behaviour, doesn't mean that everything people believe about Muslims is a LIE. The wave of rape, violence & anti-humane behaviour across Europe & some parts of North America is directly correlated to Muslims.

Just because lots of Muslims are being killed doesn't mean their culture/behaviour is acceptable, & disagreeing with their wayof life & the intolerance it breeds, the freedom it removes, reflecting on their history of destruction to protect oneself doesn't mean you hate. And you want to tell me Muslims don't hate with all their BS rules & savage mentality?

And there's no need to divert the topic to others when you discuss the impact of islam & its followers...a relevant problem considering how quickly they spread. Or can't you defend yourself without resorting to poorly constructed logical fallacies & ad hom attacks?

Can't you plebeians debate properly?

canobs said...

___Afghanistan,Irak,Pakistan,Yugoslavia(Bosnia-Serbia),Libya, now Syria were all as per the UN charter, sovereign independent countries. ____ This has nothing to do with religion or human rights or lead by dictators or not. ____ No other country should mingle in their internal affairs as per the charter WHICH MEANS that the wars started in these countries by covert operations were ILLEGAL and strangely all started by the influence of the US-CIA-NED-NATO,s help and covert operations now even using known AlQaida mercenary desth squads terrorists financed armed to infiltrate countries start revolutions, civil wars, destroy privatize and steal local resources in complete chaos and massacre of civilian families____ Glorious USA bombed more than fifty (50) countries since 1947, always for just reasons of course, like installing tricked democracies and puppets, taking control of local economies for the banksters.

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