Which devotee of the anti-globalization left, enlivened by anti-Americanism, could resist a frisson of pleasure when watching Julian Assange interview Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah s secretary-general? And on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today channel, no less. Getting Nasrallah to chat earlier this week was a coup for the founder of WikiLeaks, but not an unexpected one. The Hezbollah leader, when he grants interviews to Westerners at all, generally does so with those who share his passion for sticking it to Washington.
Recent revelations by Wikileaks on the presence of NATO troops in Syria coincide with rumors in journalistic and academic circles here about the alleged arrests of British and French agents in the city of Homs. An information in the newspaper Islam Times and quoted by Cham Press assured that U.S. and NATO secret troops operate within Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to Wikileaks, which made headlines for having revealed private matters of U.S. politics.
In a diplomatic cable sent by the US State Department to the US embassy in Amman in August 2007, officials warned that the Arab Bank could be unwittingly assisting proliferation-related transfers between Iran, Syria and North Korea. - We are concerned that Iran, Syria and DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] proliferation entities are using the Arab Bank network to process what may be proliferation-related transactions, - read the cable, released by WikiLeaks on its website at the end of August and viewed by The Jordan Times.
French government believes assassination of General Muhammad Suleiman was an inside job that occurred in 'classic mafia fashion', believes President Assad directly behind the killing.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy s adviser on Middle East affairs, Boris Boillon, was also sent, at the beginning of December 2008, to brief the Americans after his meeting, at the end of November, with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, together with Sarkozy s senior diplomatic adviser Jean-David Levitte and general secretary of the Elysee Claude Gueant.
A confidential cable sent on April 25, 2008 by then-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to State Department representatives worldwide states that "on September 6 2007, Israel destroyed the nuclear reactor built by Syria secretly, apparently with North Korea's help."
It is March 2009. Senator Benjamin Cardin (Democrat, Maryland) is in a Congressional delegation visiting Syria. He gets an audience with President Bashar al-Assad. What does he say?
Iran used the Iranian Red Crescent (IRC) to smuggle agents and weapons into other countries. The IRC facilitated the entry of Qods force officers to Lebanon during the Israel-Hezbollah war in summer 2006. IRC shipments of medical supplies served also to facilitate weapons shipments.