- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at 1:56 PM
AMSTERDAM - The Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, which was the main reason for the United States to unleash the war last year, seem correct. And in Syria. A high Syrian information officer detailed data have played on about this to a compatriot in exile.
The dissident journalist Nizar Najoef - who got Unesco-prize for press freedom in 2000, while in captivity – relayed Saturday a letter and a map with the exact locations of very secret mount places to the telegraph. Najoef named during a meeting in café in Paris the exact places…
where among others chemical weapons are, for which the Americans have been feverishly looking for a long time. It starts with a tunnel in a mountain at Al-Baida, two kilometres from Masjaf. A second mountain location a factory of the Syrian air force in the village of Tal Snan, between Hama and Salamijja has been located. A third, an airfield lies at Sjinsjar, east of the road between Hama and damascus. Some dozens of meters deep weapons lie stored in tunnels, which the 661st battalion of the air force uses. The three hotspots lie in the western part of central Syria. According to the writer of the letter, the weapons with are hidden in barrels and are under the control of the chief of the presidential bodyguard, General Balmy Himma Sjaliesj. He has the assistance of his nephew Asaf, who works for the firm Bacha-Ir, which is owned by the presidential Assad family. The company has offices in Beirut, Damascus and Bagdad. The writer considers the same firm to have been responsible for smuggling Iraqi oil to Syria and - from Syria - of weapons to Iraq.
Najoef believes that the shelters, beside chemical weapons, would also contain components of rocket systems would contain, brought to safety by Saddam Hoessein to avoid detection. Najoef is firmly convinced that the US for a long time has had this information, but for political reasons would not make use of it.
The Americans, as it happens, have not yet finished with their dealings with Damascus, so the journalist reasons. He defends this explanation on the basis of the view in favour of diplomatic consultation of the Secretary of State, Colin Powell. He is, as he says, in conflict with his defence colleague Donald Rumsfeld, who has another opinion. "when the US wants to get rid of the Syrian dictatorship, then of course they will find the news that they want", noted Najoef laconically. “Because then they will play the card which contains this story.”
Najoef gladly reveal the mysteries which have been entrusted to him. After spending almost ten years in Syrian prisons - protesting government suppression of the press - he sees nothing in the Powell method aside from saving face, according to Powell-method. “I know the Syrian regime; it is barely different from that of Saddam Hussein."
Najoef wants to prevent general public from being incompletely informed about Syria. If I read how French, British, but also Dutch newspapers report that Basjir Assad, after all the sons of his father, is now bringing democracy comes bring to our country, I die laughing. Also see how the EU deals with Damascus. It is shameful. Last December the European Union signed a political and economic cooperation accord with Syria. In this in one small move the suggestion was only passed that the country could perhaps do something about the human rights situation. By contrast the EU exercised itself during earlier negotiations with the Mediterranean states very firmly about respecting human rights and making it an absolute condition for better relations.”
Dutch telegraaf by Joost Margés
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 5 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
||Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at 2:35 PM
|What is to deny?
||Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at 7:08 PM
|I guess we'll just have to...
||Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at 7:41 PM
|note on writer of article
||Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at 3:58 PM
|talk about a low bar
||Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at 11:17 PM
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
More Local News...
Democratic Socialists of America
Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's
Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup
FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution?
Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians
The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally!
Social Policy as Social Infrastructure
Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud
Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner..
June 2018 Honduras coup update
Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support
New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients
Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation
Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why
Change Links 2018 July posted
Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme )
Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA
For a World Free of Nuclear Risks
Corrupt CDC Ignores Meat Fish Recalls
The (Temporary) End of Globalization
Aternatives to Abortions such as Plan B the pill, condoms and IUD
U.S Congressional Legal Minds Know Better Than Allowing Texas To Murder Hank Skinner
ACLU in many US states defends in court KKK and American Nazis Sometimes for Money
Judge Brett Kavanaugh: 12 Of Many Reasons To Oppose Him
The Shortwave Report 07/06/18 Listen Globally!
More Breaking News...