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Two days ago the entire Israeli media has reported that the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad will attack Israel’s capital city Tel Aviv in case NATO attacks his country. Furthermore, Assad said Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah will side with Syria against NATO. This story has been reported by Ynet, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, DEBKAfile, and confirmed by the US based Newsmax.

NATO troops are training in Turkey for a Turkish-led NATO invasion of Syria, a senior Syrian diplomatic official claimed to WND.

Separately, informed Middle East security officials said Russia has been inspecting Syrian forces and has been advising Syria about possible Syrian military responses should NATO attack the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The officials said Russia recently sold Syria a large quantity of Iskander ballistic missiles, and that, in light of the NATO threat, the Russian government renewed its pledge to sell Syria the advanced S-300 anti-missile system.

The Syrian diplomatic official, meanwhile, recognized his country receives general support from Russia, but told WND that Assad’s regime is concerned the European Union and U.S. may offer Russia an economic incentive to scale back Russian support for Syria.

The report comes as Assad reportedly warned yesterday he will set the Middle East on fire if NATO forces attack his country.

“If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv,” Assad reportedly said, according to Iran’s state-run Fars news agency.

Assad made the comments in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglu, reported Fars.

Fars reported Davutoglu conveyed a warning from NATO and the U.S. that Syria could face an international military campaign if Assad does not halt his violent crackdown on an insurgency targeting the Syrian president’s regime.

Assad also reiterated that Damascus will call on Hezbollah in Lebanon to launch an intensive rocket and missile attack on Israel, reported Fars.

“All these events will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack the U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf and the U.S. and European interests will be targeted simultaneously,” Assad was quoted as saying.

While Assad’s remarks could not be immediately verified, Iran, which runs Fars, is a close partner to the Damascus government.

WND first reported in August that Assad is taking military measures to prepare for a possible U.S.-NATO campaign against his regime.

Informed Egyptian security officials told WND Assad instructed the Syrian military to be prepared for an air or ground campaign if the international community determines his pledges of reform are not enough.

Also in August, WND first reported Turkey secretly passed a message to Damascus that if it does not implement major democratic reforms, NATO may attack Assad’s regime, according to Egyptian security officials.

The Egyptian security officials said the message was coordinated with NATO members, specifically with the U.S. and European Union.

The Egyptian officials said Turkish leaders, speaking for NATO, told Assad that he has until March to implement democratization that would allow free elections as well as major constitutional reforms.

Last month, Obama officially asked Assad to step down to pave the way for a democratic system in Syria.

According to informed Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND, Assad asked his military to make specific preparations in the event of a U.S.-led NATO campaign similar to the military coalition now targeting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

George Soros-funded doctrine with White House ties

The Libya bombings have been widely regarded as a test of a military doctrine called “Responsibility to Protect.”

In his address to the nation in April explaining the NATO campaign in Libya, Obama cited the doctrine as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya.

Responsibility to Protect, or Responsibility to Act, as cited by Obama, is a set of principles, now backed by the United Nations, based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility that can be revoked if a country is accused of “war crimes,” “genocide,” “crimes against humanity” or “ethnic cleansing.”

The term “war crimes” has at times been indiscriminately used by various United Nations-backed international bodies, including the International Criminal Court, or ICC, which applied it to Israeli anti-terror operations in the Gaza Strip. There has been fear the ICC could be used to prosecute U.S. troops who commit alleged “war crimes” overseas.

The Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect is the world’s leading champion of the military doctrine.

As WND reported, billionaire activist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect. Several of the doctrine’s main founders also sit on boards with Soros.

WND reported the committee that devised the Responsibility to Protect doctrine included Arab League Secretary General Amre Moussa as well as Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, a staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat.

Also, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy has a seat on the advisory board of the 2001 commission that originally founded Responsibility to Protect. The commission is called the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. It invented the term “responsibility to protect” while defining its guidelines.

The Carr Center is a research center concerned with human rights located at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Samantha Power, the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, was Carr’s founding executive director and headed the institute at the time it advised in the founding of Responsibility to Protect.

With Power’s center on the advisory board, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty first defined the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.

Power reportedly heavily influenced Obama in consultations leading to the decision to bomb Libya.

Two of the global group’s advisory board members, Ramesh Thakur and Gareth Evans, are the original founders of the doctrine, with the duo even coining the term “responsibility to protect.”

As WND reported, Soros’ Open Society Institute is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect. Also, Thakur and Evans sit on multiple boards with Soros.

Soros’ Open Society is one of only three nongovernmental funders of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Government sponsors include Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Rwanda and the U.K.

Board members of the group include former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Ireland President Mary Robinson and South African activist Desmond Tutu. Robinson and Tutu have recently made solidarity visits to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as members of a group called The Elders, which includes former President Jimmy Carter.

Annan once famously stated, “State sovereignty, in its most basic sense, is being redefined – not least by the forces of globalization and international co-operation. States are … instruments at the service of their peoples and not vice versa.”

Soros: Right to ‘penetrate nation-states’

Soros himself outlined the fundamentals of Responsibility to Protect in a 2004 Foreign Policy magazine article titled “The People’s Sovereignty: How a New Twist on an Old Idea Can Protect the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations.”

In the article Soros said, “True sovereignty belongs to the people, who in turn delegate it to their governments.”

“If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified,” Soros wrote. “By specifying that sovereignty is based on the people, the international community can penetrate nation-states’ borders to protect the rights of citizens.

“In particular,” he continued, “the principle of the people’s sovereignty can help solve two modern challenges: the obstacles to delivering aid effectively to sovereign states, and the obstacles to global collective action dealing with states experiencing internal conflict.”

More George Soros ties

“Responsibility” founders Evans and Thakur served as co-chairmen with Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corp. Charitable Foundation, on the advisory board of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, which invented the term “responsibility to protect.”

In his capacity as co-chairman, Evans also played a pivotal role in initiating the fundamental shift from sovereignty as a right to “sovereignty as responsibility.”

Evans presented Responsibility to Protect at the July 23, 2009, United Nations General Assembly, which was convened to consider the principle.

Thakur is a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, which is in partnership with an economic institute founded by Soros.

Soros is on the executive board of the International Crisis Group, a “crisis management organization” for which Evans serves as president-emeritus.

WND previously reported how the group has been petitioning for the U.S. to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition in Egypt, where longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was recently toppled.

Aside from Evans and Soros, the group includes on its board Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, as well as other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

WND also reported the crisis group has petitioned for the Algerian government to cease “excessive” military activities against al-Qaida-linked groups and to allow organizations seeking to create an Islamic state to participate in the Algerian government.

Soros’ own Open Society Institute has funded opposition groups across the Middle East and North Africa, including organizations involved in the current chaos.

‘One World Order’

WND reported that doctrine founder Thakur recently advocated for a “global rebalancing” and “international redistribution” to create a “New World Order.”

In a piece last March in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, “Toward a new world order,” Thakur wrote, “Westerners must change lifestyles and support international redistribution.”

He was referring to a United Nations-brokered international climate treaty in which he argued, “Developing countries must reorient growth in cleaner and greener directions.”

In the opinion piece, Thakur then discussed recent military engagements and how the financial crisis has impacted the U.S.

“The West’s bullying approach to developing nations won’t work anymore – global power is shifting to Asia,” he wrote.

“A much-needed global moral rebalancing is in train,” he added.

Thakur continued: “Westerners have lost their previous capacity to set standards and rules of behavior for the world. Unless they recognize this reality, there is little prospect of making significant progress in deadlocked international negotiations.”

Thakur contended “the demonstration of the limits to U.S. and NATO power in Iraq and Afghanistan has left many less fearful of ‘superior’ Western power.”


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8 Responses to " Syria threatens to attack Israel in case of NATO strike "

  1. Steve says:

    I think Syria should attack Israel if they are attacked. Israel stands for nothing but brutal oppression in the Middle East. We, the U.S. ignore theor war criems as we commit even more horrific ones on Arab/Muslim countries that have never attacked us(Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Pakistan) and use the ruse of 911 as an excuse. How long do we think we can get away with murdering innocnet people without the chickens coming home to roost? It’s absurd and we will pay for our war crimes at some point, I’m afraid. Honestly, I’m surprised Israel hasn’t taken a well deserved ass-whippin to date. I’m afraid once money doesn’t decide verything Israel isn’t going to able to buy world governments silence and complicity anymore. And we, in the U.S. are the most cheaply bought whores of all.

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    • Riko says:

      You are a TOTAL IGNORAMUS. You need to learn how to read and spell before trying to communicate to others. Before you write next time, try very hard to use your intellect and not your emotions. Everything you wrote demonstrated your complete ignorance of world affairs and was filled with inexplicable hatred.

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Like Iraq and Libya, Syria has the problem of being too secular for many muslims, including the Turkish islamists.
    NATO and Israel are once more, and they do this repeatedly not least in against Serbia and in Libya, organising, arming and funding radical Islamists as a way to overthrow a government who won’t bow to the evil diktats of the ‘Empire’.
    Not convinced?
    Why do you think that Iran is supporting the NATO mass murder and destruction in Libya?
    Because as in Afghanistan and Kosovo NATO kindly installs islamic power.
    Many of the women of Libya are fighting for their independence and freedom, against the veil and to continue to be modern and educated.
    Fighting on the frontline for Gaddaffi and against the NATO powers.
    The christians also support the Syrian authorities. Like women, they know that the overthrow of the present government by Syrian ‘rebels’ means more fundamentalism and the imposition of Sharia radicalism.
    So much for the ‘war on terror’.
    The only islamic terror and war is that forwarded by NATO against secular minded but muslim states who refuse to surrender their sovereignty and resources.

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  3. christophe says:

    “The Libya bombings have been widely regarded as a test of a military doctrine called “Responsibility to Protect.”

    What a load of bull. The attack on Libya was nothing more than colonialism become corporatism with terrorists as mercs.

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  4. John Taurus says:

    Israel is the root of all the turmoil in the Middle-East. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya….these countries were invaded on the command of Israel. Israel is the Capital of the United States, Europe, Canada, and other nations. The foreign policy of all these countries is set by Israel. The citizens of all the countries are Israeli slaves. I would love to see Israel nuked off the face of the earth.

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  5. Southey says:

    NATO attacked Libya to stop it’s interest free African bank and steal the 144 tonnes of gold. The rebels were paid by the CIA to start the freedom movement using illegally imported French and Qatari weapons. JFK once disclosed that death is freedom. NATO is now giving the Libyan civilians all the freedom they can handle. Syria next, then Iran, then Venezuela…..

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  6. Normander says:

    To john Taurus;You WILL get your wish. and soon. The Bible talks about a nuclear destruction of “THOSE WHO FIGHT AGAINST JERUSALEM”.The Jerusalem talked about is the nations which accept Jesus Christ as the son of God and OUR Messiah.The BODY of CHRIST if you will. The old city in PALESTINE is reffered to by GOD as HAGAR,the counterfeit Bride. Hagar must be cast out so SARAH can be proclaimed as the true bride.This will occur so the ISHMAELITES and the JEWS who hold HAGAR as the true bride or the real Jerusalem will be finally forced to accept SARAH as the real mother of the true JERUSALEM.The great city which came down from heaven.”THE NEW JERUSALEM” . Understanding prophecy can be a bit tricky if you don’t know the blueprint by which it was written.

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  7. Jean-Francois Morf says:

    No need to bomb Syria as Libya! Only need some Syrian 007 suicide snipers killing Hafez & family, discretely, without any warning…

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