Mussalaha International Peace Delegation to Syria
I participated, May 1-11, 2013, in a Peace Delegation to Lebanon-Syria, along with fellow TRANSCEND member Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and 15 others from six countries. I shall report next week on what I saw, heard and witnessed along with my own conclusions and insights from interviews (including with armed rebels), audiences (incl. Prime Minister, four others), visits to hospitals, refugee camps, churches and mosques. I talked with a member of the political opposition to Assad’s regime. He was in prison for 24 years (out for 11) and wants changes — but without outside interference.
This entire “Syrian opposition” scam only works because the entire mainstream Western media participates in it, demonizing the Syrian government while pretending not to notice that religious jihadists, including al Qaeda, have been armed and directed against the Syrian people by US client states (for “deniability”). The stories of these so-called “rebels” are the only ones believed and broadcast by corporate media and NGOs around the world. All others are criminally ignored, silenced.
Invading armed bands of foreign jihadists (read agitators, snipers, bombers) terrorizing the Syrian countryside are from up to 29 countries (detainees in custody by Syrian authorities). The car of the leader/organizer of the Peace Mission, Mother Agnes, a nun, was shot at three times on Sat May 11 as she traveled to her native Homs, the hotspot city where her monastery was destroyed by foreign terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Syrian population, women, children, elderly, the sick, students, workers, are being slaughtered because of OIL – the largest elephant at the center of the planet’s living room.
Antonio Carlos Silva Rosa is the editor of the Peace Journalism website, TRANSCEND Media Service, and the Eurolatina Convener for the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment. He has a Masters (Ph.D. incomplete) in Political Science-Peace Studies from the University of Hawaii, is originally from Brazil, and presently lives in Porto, Portugal. He was educated in the USA where he lived for 20 years and lives in Europe for the last 20.
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Tags: Al-Qaeda, Mussalaha, Oil, Rebels, Syria
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 13 May 2013.
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