Iran Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan
Firouzabadi sits to
the left of Supreme Leader Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei,
at a recent graduation ceremony
for military officers.
U.S. and Allies ‘Revive’
al-Qaeda for Use in Syria (FARS News Agency, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Could it be that the
U.S. and its Arab Allies, in an attempt to ‘spoil’ Bashar
al-Assad’s plans for reform, have set out to incite unrest in Syria? According to
this news item from Iran’s state-run FARS News Agency, Iran’s top
military commander has warned that America and the Gulf Arab states are so desperate
to topple Bashar al-Assad, they are paying al-Qaeda affiliated
terrorists to enter the country and make it seem as though Syrians want a
change in regime.
TEHRAN: On Monday, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General
Hassan Firouzabadi warned the nations of Europe about
the revival of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in the Southeast Mediterranean,
describing it as being more dangerous than atomic weapons.
"The Wahhabis, who consider followers of all sects and
branches of Islam but their own as infidels, and their killing as halal (religiously
permitted), will naturally not exempt Christians and Jews from their murderous
ways," Major General Firouzabadi warned.
Firouzabadi said that the world
arrogance, spearheaded by the United States, which created the Taliban and al-Qaeda
in the first place and then found itself targeted by the two, now claims it is
fighting al-Qaeda in Pakistan. But in fact, for its own purposes, it is reviving
al-Qaeda in Syria and Lebanon.
Warning that a major strategic threat now stands against the
world, Firouzabadi said, "The danger of an
al-Qaeda revival in the Southeastern Mediterranean is greater than that posed
by atomic weapons."
Syria has seen widespread unrest since March 2011, with
organized attacks by well-armed gangs against police and border guards reported
across the country. As a number of protest rallies have become armed clashes, hundreds
of people have been killed, including members of the security forces. The
government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the
deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October, calm was eventually restored after President Bashar al-Assad began reforms in the country. But Israel,
the U.S. and its Arab allies are exerting themselves mightily to plunge the
country into chaos. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have staged
numerous plots in the hope of encouraging unrest in Syria.
Informed sources reveal that Qatar, supported by the United
States, paid infamous al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist Abdel-Ghani Jawhar $4
million, to lead a team of provocateurs to stir unrest in the country. He
was later reported killed. The sources said that the Qatari terrorist team had
crossed in Syria from the north, across the border with Lebanon.
[Editor’s Note: Abdel Ghani Jawhar was a leader of the Sunni
fundamentalist terror group Fatah al-Islam. He was reportedly
killed in the Syrian city of Qsair on the night of
April 20, when a bomb he was preparing exploded.]
Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, Lebanon's most wanted terrorist, was
active in Syria. According to these sources, before his alleged death, he was
organizing suicide attacks and assisting rebel groups in the country.
Telegraph report from April 25 alleged that Abdel-Ghani Jawhar was
killed while planting bombs for in Syria in another attempt to commit murder.
[Editor’s Note: Time Magazine also confirms that: Abdel-Ghani
Jawhar arrived in Qsair, Syria, in early April, with
a group of 30 Lebanese fighters. While many were members of Fatah al-Islam,
they were not traveling under the terror group’s banner. Instead they called
themselves mujahedeen, holy warriors seeking to help fellow Muslims under
attack by the Syrian regime. Jawhar, an explosives expert and a charismatic
commander, sought to train fellow fighters how make bombs. In the short time he
had been in Qsair, says Abu Ali, he was able to set
up dozens of improvised explosive devices destined for members of the Syrian
The report raised renewed concern about the deadly influence
of Sunni radicals on armed rebel groups funded by the United States to
overthrow President Assad.
According to the Telegraph, the terrorist was killed
in Qusayr, near the city of Homs, which is literally
crawling with extremists and terrorist agents hired and contracted by Saudi
Arabia and Qatar. Jawhar was head of Fatah-al-Islam, a militant group that had
fought the Lebanese army and some of the nation’s militias. The group has ties to
al-Qaeda, and is certainly part of a wider network of militant Sunni groups
involved with the Syrian opposition.
Major General Firouzabadi’s remarks
came days after The
Washington Post reported that in
recent weeks, Syrian rebels and terror groups battling President al-Assad's
government have received significantly more and better weapons - a crime that
is being paid for by Arab states in the Persian Gulf and coordinated by the
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The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and U.S. and
foreign officials, reported that White House officials emphasized that, in
order to provide Persian Gulf states with an assessment of rebel credibility
and command-and-control infrastructure, the Obama Administration has expanded its
contacts with opposition forces.
According to the report, material is being stockpiled in
Damascus - in Idlib near the Turkish border, and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.
Opposition activists, who two months ago said the rebels
were running out of ammunition, reported this week that the flow of weapons sharply
increased – purchased mostly on the black market in nearby countries or from elements
of the Syrian military, after the decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other
Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding every month.
Recent reports out of Syria suggested that a number of enemy
plots are unfolding, designed to spoil U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's
peace mission to Syria. The intent is to plunge the country back into turmoil
and pave the way for an overthrow of Bashar
These enemy states back up and direct numerous terrorist
operations, including acts of sabotage and kidnapping, and the use soft war tactics, including psychological operations and threats.
These are pursued through the use of dissident expatriates and armed groups within
the country to bring to power a pro-Western state.
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