Published On: Thu, Aug 8th, 2013

EU/US Al-Qaeda Massacres on Kurds for Oil and Secession

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- In April 2013, the European Union lifted its embargo on the import of oil from “rebel held” Syrian territories. The import is primarily to come from the predominantly Kurdish region of Syria. In July and August 2013, confirmed and unconfirmed reports about massacres of Kurds, committed by western-backed, Al-Qaeda associated insurgents increase simultaneously with an influx of insurgents from western countries. An estimated 17.000 fighters from the Kurdish Workers´ Party, PKK have deployed from Turkey to the region near Irkuk, in the Kurdish Administrated Region of Iraq. The function of the EU/US strategy – Massacres for Oil, to finance mercenaries, and to create a demand for secession among Syrian Kurds, over perceived security concerns.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Hague

U.K. Foreign Secretary Hague

EU lifting of the Oil Embargo in April 2013. On Monday, 22 April 2013, the European Union lifted its oil embargo on Syria to provide more economic support to the insurgents who are fighting the Syrian Arab Army. The lifting of the oil embargo was adopted after intense British and French lobbying at the EU. A statement from the EU said:

“The decision will allow for crude exports from rebel-held territory, the import of oil and gas production technology, and investments in the Syrian oil industry.”

The EU further stated, that the EU´s 27 foreign ministers had agreed upon, that any export or investment initiatives will be taken in close coordination with the leaders of the Syrian opposition. Ahead of the meeting, the German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle stated to international media:

“We wish for good economic development in the areas controlled by the opposition, therefore we lift the sanctions which hinder the moderate opposition forces work.”

The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague described the decision to lift the ban as a means of helping in all ways possible, saying:

“The security situation is so difficult, that much of this will be difficult to do, but it is important for us to send the signal that we are open to helping in other ways, in all ways possible.”

789px-Deir_ez-Zor_districtsRecalling, that the former French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, publicly admitted, that he was approached by British officials, about two years prior to the first protests in 2011, and asked whether he wanted to take part in subverting Syria by means of “rebels”; – Syria has until the onset of the attempted subversion produced approximately 380.000 barrels per day and exported almost exclusively to the European Union.

In 2010 the revenue from this export was estimated at USD 3 billion. Most of the Syrian resources are located in the predominantly Kurdish region of Syria, bordering the Kurdish Administrated Region of Iraq. Besides the short-term possibility of financing insurgents, securing access to the Syrian oil from this region could have long-term advantages for the EU in the case of the further destabilization of Iraq and in the case of a war with Iran.

Turkey´s Peace Accord with the PKK in March 2013. Turkey, as a direct neighbor to Syria and the predominantly Kurdish Syrian territories in which most of the Syrian oil resources are located, is to play two important roles in the implementation of the EU policy and strategy regarding Syrian oil.

One role is that of a regional partner with regard to the import and export as well as related business. Thus Kadi, who is an economic adviser to the Syrian National Council, said in April 2013, “We are truly hoping, that Turkish firms will help in terms of importing and exporting oil..”

PKK Troops, Photo James GordonThe other role Turkey has is arguably more important than the first one.  Turkey has the role of a facilitator of Kurdish secessionism in Syria, and ultimately in Turkey too.

What most media fail to report, and what many analysts fail to recognize, is the fact that the United States Department of Defense has been working toward the installment of R. Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister and Abdullah Gül as President of Turkey, since it adopted the RAND Corporation´s “Greater Middle East Project” which was commissioned from RAND by the D.o.D. in 1996.

Ultimately, the designated function of the Muslim Brotherhood (AKP) administration of Tayyip Erdogan is the dismantlement of the Turkish Republic and the subsequent establishment of smaller US/NATO client states along ethnic and sectarian lines.

The peace accord between the Kurdistan Workers`Party and the Turkish government of Prime Minister R. Tayyip Erdogan, in March 2013, was not only a significant, but also a strategically extremely timely step toward the further implementation of the project. Moreover, it created a strategic balance between EU and US/Israeli influence over the insurgency with regard to long-term geopolitical plans and access to resources.

The peace accord also freed some 17.000, well-armed, battle hardened PKK fighters from Turkish territory. According to latest estimates, approximately 15.000 of these fighters have been deployed to the Kurdish Administrated Region of Iraq, to a location near the city of Irkuk.

The file photo shows militants in Syria. Photo via Press TV

The file photo shows militants in Syria. Photo via Press TV

Influx of European / Western Insurgents in Syria. Influx of Al-Qaeda fighters from Iraq. Remarkably, there has been a significant influx of insurgents from Western / European countries in Syria since the European Union lifted the oil embargo in April.

On Tuesday, 6 August 2013, the Deputy Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Morell states to The Wall Street Journal, that there are now pouring more fighters from the West into Syria to fight alongside al-Qaeda affiliated groups. Morell also stated, that the violence in Syria is likely to spill across the Syrian borders into Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

Also the United Nations report, that Syria has seen the emergence of a strong al-Qaeda presence, drawing from al-Qaeda in Iraq, which is attracting hundreds of recruits from outside Syria. The CIA/NATO recruitment network for mercenaries, al-Qaeda, does not fail to deliver much needed mercenaries for the destabilization of the Syrian Kurdish region, from where the European Union plans to import oil.

SAASuccessful Counterinsurgency Operations of the Syrian Arab Army. Massacres and MISO, Attempts to Manufacture a Perceived Need for Secession among Syrian Kurds to Achieve Security. Analyzing the development of the armed conflict in Syria, the following key developments stand out.

The decisive defeat of the predominantly Muslim Brotherhood (Qatar-Turkey) backed Free Syrian Army in June and July 2012, during two major battles for control over the city of Homs.

The subsequent influx of Salafist – Wahhabi terrorists associated with al-Qaeda, supported, predominantly by Saudi Arabia which was well documented by the Soros funded International Crisis Group, and which for a while had Washington occupied with the question how to cope with the Salafist quagmire while maintaining a policy in support of “the Syrian Opposition“.

The successful implementation of counterinsurgency strategies by the Syrian Arab Army, which in part are based on Russian experience with combating Chechen insurgents, and which has led to a state of affairs in Syria, where the insurgency will be decisively defeated within the foreseeable future, unless the anti-Syrian alliance changes strategy and implements a new campaign to secure at least one regional stronghold – the oil-rich, predominantly Kurdish region of Syria, is a primary determinant. Unless the insurgency successfully establishes a stronghold which is capable of surviving the coming winter, it is unlikely that the major military campaign against Syria can be sustained much longer.

The Kurdish National Council of Syria has over the past 24 months been an active participant in the Syrian National Dialog. Although there at times have been minor differences and conflicts with the PYD, the Kurdish population of Syria stands solidly united and opposes any foreign intervention as well as the onslaught of sectarian radicals such as the Jabhat al-Nusrah, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the cohorts of small militia and brigades under their banner.

Part of the Greater Middle East Project is the balkanization of Turkey into smaller, US-Client States and the creation of low-intensity conflicts from the Mediterranean to Pakistan´s Baluchistan Province, along the soft, oil-rich and resource rich underbelly of Russia and China. Map plottings by Maj (ret) Agha H. Amin

Part of the Greater Middle East Project is the Balkanization of Turkey into smaller, US-Client States and the creation of low-intensity conflicts from the Mediterranean to Pakistan´s Baluchistan Province, along the soft, oil-rich and resource rich underbelly of Russia and China. Map plottings by Maj (ret) Agha H. Amin

Attempt to Apply Hegelian Dialectics. The increase of kidnappings, attacks, summary executions and massacres against Kurds in the Kurdish region of Syria by Western and Saudi Arabia backed al-Qaeda brigades are being committed with the explicit purpose to create the perception of greater insecurity and instability in the region than the actual military situation on the ground could justify.

The mass kidnapping of Syrian Kurds and the massacre of Syrian Kurds during the second half of July 2013, which sparked international condemnation, has no actual military function other than that, to create the perception of insecurity and doubts about the Syrian Arab Army´s capability to provide adequate protection for the Kurdish population of Syria.

Renewed, yet in many cases unconfirmed reports about massacres of Kurds during the first week of August 2013, the sudden increase of “unconfirmed reports” about kidnappings and summary executions of Kurds in the Kurdish region of Syria in Western and Arab mainstream media bear, together with the actual increase in the violence in the region, all the hallmarks of a Military Intelligence Support Operation, short MISO, also commonly known as PsyOp.

An obvious attempt is made, to create the perception among Syrian Kurds, that the Syrian Arab Army is incapable of providing adequate protection, or that the Syrian Arab Army does not provide an equal measure of protection and security for Kurds, compared to other ethnic groups.

Such a strategy is carefully designed to justify calls for a “Kurdish Solution”. In other words, the massacres committed by the NATO-backed al-Qaeda troops shall justify calls for protection from other NATO-proxies, the 17.000 PKK fighters who have been deployed to the Kurdish Administrated Region of Iraq. It is a strategy, designed to provoke and apparently justify calls for a secession of Syrian Kurds from the Syrian Arab Republic. The Kurdish region of Syria is, in other words, a target of a joint EU/US -Al-Qaeda – PKK operation.

The short-term perspective could be summed-up in the words “Massacres and Blood for Oil”. From a longer-term perspective, it must be perceived as part of the US/NATO Greater Middle East Project. The establishment of small, US/NATO client states from the Mediterranean to the Baluchistan province of Pakistan, along what ret. Pakistani Major Agha H. Amin called “the soft, oil-rich underbelly of Russia and China”.

About the Author

- Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and former independent political consultant on conflict, conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. In March 2013 he established nsnbc as a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at

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    Ultimately, the designated function of the Muslim Brotherhood (AKP) administration of Tayyip Erdogan is the dismantlement of the Turkish Republic and the subsequent establishment of smaller US/NATO client states along ethnic and sectarian lines.

    • Sandy says:

      Enriqo – you and many others probably find it CONTROVERSIAL because you don´t know the details, even many AKP members are being deceived by Erdogan´s Neo-Ottoman charade. It is great that you are bringing it up because people need to learn about it… Have a search here in nsnbc in articles about Turkey .. Look for the word “ERGENKON” and you will find out that Erdogan and Gül are cooperating with the USA on Balkanizing Turkey.. Or ask leading members of Turkey´s opposition parties.. NOTHING CONTROVERSIAL about it for those who learn the truth. – Gül is even so arrogant that he admitted publicly, over 20 times, that he has signed a secret contract with Powell about it.

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