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Mecca: The ‘silence’ on the destruction of history

Posted in saudi arabia by Blimp deflator on November 30, 2012

The Ruin of Mecca

The above article was published in The Dominion Post on November 6, 2012. My reply, published on November 13, 2012, is below:

The Ruin of Mecca 2

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Crescent International, August 2012

Posted in islam, israel, libya, saudi arabia, syria by Blimp deflator on August 12, 2012

Crescent August 2012
Crescent International’s issue for August 2012 includes articles on “How to deal with the fitnah of Al Saud” (see below), “The Anglo-Wahhabi-Zionist war on Syria” and the “backward advance” of “Israel-NATO’s new Libya” — a wrecked country where “rival militias slug it out”. The cover story, by Tahir Mustafa, begins:

The tribal-owned network, Al-Jazeera, has dubbed it the “War in Syria.” Its news broadcasts run this banner on the screen while reporting on Syria. This tries to create the impression that there are two clearly identifiable sides in the conflict: one comprises the opposition groups while the other consists of government forces. This is a grossly simplistic and inaccurate projection of the far more complex reality on the ground. True, there are myriad groups battling government forces, but they are neither independent nor have the support of the Syrian people. The overwhelming majority is made up of mercenaries financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar — two “shining examples” of democracy in the Muslim East — and aided and abetted by the US, Israel, the Hariri clan in Lebanon and and odd assortment of US allies from Europe. Nor is the uprising in Syria as spontaneous as those that occurred in Tunisia and Egypt. The Syrian uprising has multiple layers and numerous players. Its roots can be traced as far back as 2005, according to the Washington Post (April 16, 2011) when a number of Syrian opposition figures were recruited by the George Bush administration…

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