Published On: Mon, Aug 29th, 2011


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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) - The sudden onset of what corporate media and NATO brand as “The Arab Spring” has turned into a bloody Arabian Summer, which is rapidly approaching Fall and global conflict. What is the reality behind the massive psychological and kinetic warfare operation that is turning the Middle East upside down?

Fall approaching, even mainstream corporate media begin to report what reliable sources have reported since the onset of the Arab Spring. NATO special forces have been on the ground in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, even before the uprisings began and gained momentum.

Reports from our source in Damascus confirm that NATO Special Forces are on the ground in Turkey and Syria, preparing yet another invasion of a sovereign country. Turkey’s Erdogan administration has made a 180 degree turn, and is now training Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda fighters for combat in Syria, while its military is preparing air and ground campaigns under NATO Command.

NATO backed terror units and death squads are on a rampage in Syria. The first victim of war is the truth, yet the truth has absolute primacy in attempting to achieve peace and justice. NATO is preparing the invasion of Syria and campaigns against Iran. The point where NATO’s aggressions will elicit tangible political, economic, and eventually military responses from Iran, Russia and China is about to be reached.

The world is heading towards a global low-intensity war, while corporate media in NATO member states sell  narratives about Arab Summers and Singing Tomorrows to a propagandized public, that would have made Nazi Propaganda Minister Göbbels salivary like a Pavlovian dog.

Reliable sources have reported about strong CIA and MI6 activities related to the so-called Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt, and neither the Tunisian nor the Egyptian change could have been brought about by disgruntled, disenfranchised youth, intellectuals and workers alone, without the presence of subtle pressure and massive Muslim Brotherhood support from the USA, EU members UK and France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with Turkey acting in the role of the catalyst.

The uprising’s utility can best analyzed by their results. With regard to Tunisia, the product is a new Muslim Brotherhood government that is an even more reliable proxy for US, EU, Qatari and Turkish interests. With regards to Egypt it is a Muslim Brotherhood government that attempts to implement sharia law by abusing the constitution, that dismantles women’s rights. It is also a government that, unless it is ousted, will be used to subvert Egypt itself, fracture it, and involve its military in the core NATO member led campaign against Syria. Hardly the singing tomorrows of democracy loving idealists.

Reliable, independent sources have reported about the presence of NATO Special Operations Units as well as mercenaries with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda since the onset of the Libyan conflict.

It was obvious, latest since the Libyan pendant to “Black Hawk Down.  It was obvious for the observer who didn’t get his news from NATO PR machines like Al Jazeera, CNN, National Radios / TV in the “Free West”, that is.

Reports from independent journalists on the ground, like historian Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, like Thierry Meyssan, and well-connected journalists like a lifelong peace activist, journalist, and former CIA Asset Susan Lindauer would prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the armed gangs that were sold as democracy hungry youth were in fact NATO lead Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood Mercenaries.

This truth was vividly omitted from the free western press who sold the narrative of singing tomorrows, and peaceful citizens who protested for democracy and freedom, who were mercilessly butchered by “Ghadaffi Forces” so a UN Resolution for the implementation of a “No Fly Zone” could be passed and implemented by “NATO” forces.

Reliable sources, well within the US Army at Ft. Bragg and Pope Air Base N/C report that preparations for Libya and Syria had been on the way months before the onset of the so-called Arab Summer. So what is the truth about the situation in Libya, and what exactly is being prepared with respect to Syria ?

Libya´s liberation at Tripoli Green Square, filmed in Doha, Qatar.

Libya´s liberation at Tripoli Green Square, filmed in Doha, Qatar.

The Military Situation in Libya. NATO Psy Ops, Hollywood in Qatar, NATO War Crimes, and Changes in Strategy.

Western Corporate Media reported that the “rebels” had approached and then conquered Tripoli, fighting down the resistance of Loyalist Troops, and the viewers and readers a meant to believe that the Transitional National Council has control over Tripoli and most of the country.

TV images of celebrating masses in Tripoli’s Green Square that is re-branded Martyrs Square. Reports that Islam al Gaddafi had been captured were propagated in the media together with equally false reports that the garrisons in Tripoli had surrendered or fled.

What happened in the real world was and is an entirely different story all along. The night prior to the invasion of Tripoli, NATO air forces have carpet-bombed military installations, TV and Radio Stations and a considerable amount of other infrastructure.

Then NATO lead mercenary forces disembarked from NATO War Ships, making an amphibian assault on Tripoli, while Apache Helicopters were strafing civilians to open a way into the old city and central Tripoli.

British fighter-bombers assisted with Brimstone Rockets. Sleeper cells within Tripoli used the loudspeakers on Minarets to give a signal for death squads who had infiltrated Tripoli to conduct massacres on hundreds of key figures as well as on random victims.

Hospitals in Tripoli reported 1.800 deaths and over 5.000 severely wounded. Most of them were civilians. What according to Al Jazeera et al. seemed like a disintegration of government forces was a carefully planned change in strategy. Given the overwhelming air superiority it would have been suicidal for government forces to stay in their barracks, or to engage in open Frontline combat.

This change in strategy, which is a necessary adaptation to asymmetric warfare, does by no means mean that an end to the conflict is anywhere near. On the contrary, this move guaranties that so-called rebel and probably also NATO forces will be engaged in a protracted conflict that could last years, and it is by no means certain that the military outcome would be what would be desired by NATO generals.

The true loser of the conflict is the Libyan population. The only front where NATO can declare a victory is in the field of Psychological Warfare, but also this front and victory is being deconstructed.

A closer look at the celebrating masses at the renamed Martyrs square shows, that the videos were shot in Doha, Qatar, not Tripoli. (see image above)

It was a staged celebration in best Hollywood style. During the initial shock of the aerial and amphibious assault such images could pass and have had their desired effect on the population of Tripoli. The outrage over being conned by NATO Psychological Operations Teams however will probably backfire with regards to attempts to pacify the citizens of Tripoli.



The NATO / Al Qaeda Commander of Tripoli is no other than Abdel Hakim Belhadj, also known as Abdel Hakim al-Hasidi, former POW of the USA.

Regardless how many aliases he uses he is known for being a personal friend of Osama Bin Laden. Abdel Hakim Belhadj has made himself a name by murdering US and NATO Soldiers in Afghanistan, a fact which he is reportedly bragging about.

Knowing history and the fact that Al Qaeda is a creature of US Intelligence, al-Hasidi is of course an ideal ally. Much living up to his reputation, we are receiving reports about wide-spread massacres on civilians in Tripoli, summary executions of all black people who are not lucky enough to hide from the freedom fighters, widespread abuse of women who don’t cover their heads, and other abuse and crimes against humanity which provide ample evidence for the fact that Libya, until recently a modern nation, is about to regress back into its  state during the dark ages before the Gaddafi lead revolution and ousting of the Libyan Monarchy and King Idris.

How much the rack-tack mercenaries are worth in combat with loyalist troops, without having massive NATO air support remains to be seen.

What is certain is, that Tripoli under the joke of known terrorists, mass murderers, and Islamist extremists is everything but the singing tomorrows of pluralism, democracy and freedom loving youths.

Tripoli and Libya will regress into bloody, protracted conflict that could last for years. It is this protracted conflict, that probably will be used as the context for establishing a permanent US/NATO military presence in Libya within the framework of the U.S. African Command. A protracted conflict will also increase scarcity on the global energy market, and thus be in the interest of Big Oil.

Libya and the International Terror Threat.

The development in Libya, and the wider Middle East, the open cooperation between known terrorist organizations and NATO, the global financial crisis, the likelihood that disenfranchised European and American populations will respond violently; when you have nothing else to lose you lose it; will be tempting rogue deep state elements to plan and perform new false flag terror attacks.

U.S. American and European populations should be on the outlook for police or military exercises, anti terror drills, and similar activities which usually precede false flag operations. An attack may well be blamed on Gaddafi, Syria, Iran, or any of the organizations that are supported by them. The scripting in corporate western media, discussing chemical weapons in Libya, indicates that this is a threat that must be taken serious.

Syria, Turkey, NATO and the E.U.  

While NATO Special Operations Forces have already been training and arming Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda mercenaries in Syria as well as on Turkey´s territory, the Erdogan government was until recently strongly opposed to open war with Syria.

Meanwhile, there have been meetings between Turkey, Germany, and France, and the official stance of Turkey has changed, now agreeing with an open war with Syria.  Like the Greek economy few months ago, the economy of Turkey is not invulnerable either. This sudden change in politics suggests that Turkey’s decades long E.U. Ambitions have been instrumented for hijacking the population of Turkey as pawns in a new imperial project that could have a disastrous national, and not least global outcome.

Our US Army source within Ft Bragg / North Carolina confirms that preparations for an invasion of Syria, and air raids against Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as Iran have been prepared for months. Taken the Mediterranean climate into account, any ground attack on Syria would have to begin, and possibly be concluded, or at least stabilized by October.

This implies, that the Libyan campaign must be stabilized by October too. Our source in Damascus is reporting about honest attempts of the Syrian government to bring about reforms. In fact it has proposed reforms that are far more far-reaching than the original demands of the “honest” Syrian protesters, whose honest political process has been hijacked by imperial forces and mercenaries. We will bring a special report from Syria soon.

According to our own analysis, and other independent analysts, an imperial NATO adventure that involves Syria will have global consequences. Russia has her only navy base with direct access to the Mediterranean situated in Syria. Iran can not stand idly by while its main Arab ally is attacked by NATO, and it is most likely preparing militarily. Special Forces and Hezbollah will be the first weapon of choice.

Besides probable military preparations, Iran is preparing itself economically and is privatized at least seven of its eleven oil refineries. Whom will first tier contracts go to ?

The development may lead to increased Russian and Chinese investments in the country, and thus to greater interest in protecting Iran economically, and if necessary indirectly or directly with military interventions.

Indirect conflict could manifest in the opening of a Hezbollah front and others. Direct conflict would result in open global conflict, which is the final goal of Brzezinski and his school of politics, which is currently inhabiting the White House. It is unlikely to happen, but it is none the less important to take notice of who is currently setting the trends in US foreign policy.

On a wider perspective it must be noticed that Iran has strategic and economic alliances with Pakistan, China, and Russia. Pakistan has been only recently about to ask the entire staff employed at the US Embassy to leave the country, and in the case of open NATO aggression against Syria or Iran, a Pakistani government would experience extreme internal pressure to respond hostile against the USA.

Is NATO about to commit the classic mistake of “Empire Overreach”? If so, history provides us with countless examples, showing that a collapse of an empire invariably produces widespread conflicts. The Arab Summer could develop into NATO’s Fall.

About the Author

- Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and independent political consultant on conflict and conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. His work with traumatized victims of conflict has led him to also pursue the work as political consultant. He is a lifelong activist for peace and justice, human rights, Palestinians rights to self-determination in Palestine, and he is working on the establishment of international institutions for the prosecution of all war crimes, also those committed by privileged nations. On 28 August 2011 he started his blog nsnbc, appalled by misrepresentations of the aggression against Libya and Syria. In March 2013 he turned nsnbc into a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at