Hillary Clinton reafirma compromisso dos EUA para continuar criando conflitos em África e no Oriente Médio

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JANEIRO 26, 2013

Enquanto os grandes conflitos no Oriente Médio começam a diminuir, os Estados Unidos estão preparados para apoiar as guerras e conflitos em outras regiões do mundo. Na verdade, a história mostra que o intervencionismo dos EUA tem sido uma série de tentativas de desestabilizar governos através da ativação de grupos terroristas que fazem o trabalho sujo em nome de Washington.

Se as palavras de Hillary Clinton realmente refletem o que está por vir nos próximos meses e anos, o mundo vai ver uma continuação da atual política exterior dos EUA, a qual consiste de ataques militares, assim como guerra econômica e financeira.

Em sua última aparição como Secretária de Estado, Hillary Clinton advertiu ao Congresso nesta quarta-feira que os Estados Unidos vão ter que lutar contra a Al-Qaeda no norte da África e lidar com a instabilidade e a insegurança causada pelas revoluções em vários países árabes, que o mesmo EUA ajudou a organizar. Na opinião de Clinton, o governo dos EUA será forçado a participar diretamente na prevenção da propagação do terrorismo na região. Clinton se esqueceu de dizer que a maioria, se não todos os atos de terrorismo são realizadas tanto por forças especiais dos EUA e membros da comunidade de inteligência como por grupos terroristas armados e financiados pelo governo de Washington.

“O ataque terrorista em Benghazi ocorrido em 11 de setembro de 2012, que matou quatro americanos valentes é parte de um amplo desafio estratégico para os Estados Unidos e nossos aliados no norte da África”, disse Clinton à Comissão dos Exteriores do Senado que investigar os fatos. Nenhum membro da Comissão pediu explicações para Clinton sobre o papel das forças especiais norte-americanas ou de outros grupos no conflito, nem porquê as forças dos EUA foram obrigadas a retirar-se, mesmo estando perto para ter intervindo durante o ataque ao escritório consular dos EUA em Benghazi, na Líbia.

Clinton assumiu a responsabilidade pessoal por quaisquer erros que possam ter sido cometidos e que, inevitavelmente, facilitaram a morte de norte-americanos na Líbia, mas disse que não foi um evento isolado, atribuível à falta de medidas de segurança no consulado em Benghazi, mas a uma ampla ofensiva contra a qual os EUA está obrigado a responder com urgência. “O que significa,” ela disse, “é que devemos redobrar os nossos esforços para combater o terrorismo e para encontrar formas de apoiar a democracia nascente no Norte da África e em outros lugares.”

“Nós enfrentamos”, lembrou, “a um ambiente ameaçador que muda rapidamente, e temos que trabalhar para aumentar a pressão sobre a Al-Qaeda no Magreb Islâmico e outros grupos terroristas na região. Nós quase acabamos com Al-Qaeda no Afeganistão e Paquistão, mas seus membros se dispersaram para outros países “, acrescentou. Conforme relatado pela mídia, grupos terroristas filiados à Al Qaeda na Líbia e na Síria foram patrocinados pelos EUA como parte de um movimento terrorista internacional que trabalhou com grupos de oposição para derrubar Kadafi e agora estão trabalhando para destronar Bashar al-Assad.

A Secretária de Estado referiu-se, em particular a Mali “, onde a instabilidade”, disse ela, “criou um santuário para terroristas, que têm por objectivo alargar a sua influência e preparar novos ataques como o que vimos na semana passada na Argélia” .

Clinton não se referiu à operação militar francesa no país, mas disse que “é importante que os EUA mantenham a sua liderança no Oriente Médio, Norte da África e no resto do mundo. Atingimos muitos objetivos nos últimos quatro anos e não podemos sair agora “, disse ela, reafirmando o compromisso dos EUA para ocupar algumas das regiões mais voláteis do mundo, onde, de acordo com a BBC, a França e outros aliados voltaram para recuperar o que era uma vez parte de suas colônias.

EUA começou a ajudar a França através de transporte aéreo de tropas francesas e equipamento militar.

Clinton disse que a diplomacia dos EUA está operando furiosamente na área – o que significa que há infiltração militar – o que sugere que outras medidas mais fortes serão tomadas nos próximos meses. “Quando os EUA está ausente “, disse Clinton,” o extremismo se enraíza, e nossos interesses de segurança no país estão ameaçados. ”

A Secretária de Estado admitiu que os movimentos revolucionários ocorridos nos últimos dois anos no mundo árabe “têm uma dinâmica complicada e que eles ajudaram a destruir as forças de segurança na região, o que estabeleceu as bases para a propagação do terrorismo. Ela disse que “muitas das armas usadas por terroristas na Argélia e Mali vêm da Líbia, onde as autoridades atuais são incapazes de controlar todos os grupos armados que surgiram durante a revolta contra Muammar Gaddafi.” Na verdade, as armas poderosas das que Clinton fala foram fornecidas por EUA, e estes mesmos grupos terroristas as usaram para realizar ataques contra civis inocentes na Líbia.

Apenas os senadores John McCain e Rand Paul mostraram o seu desagrado sobre as desculpas dadas por Clinton. O senador Paul disse a Clinton que dada a sua falta de liderança, ele a teria demitido de seu cargo no Departamento de Estado. No entanto, Paul e os outros membros da Comissão dos Assuntos Externos falharam miseravelmente porque não fizeram perguntas pertinentes sobre o que realmente aconteceu em Benghazi.

O democrata John Kerry irá substituir Clinton no Departamento de Estado, uma vez que seja confirmado pelo Congresso.

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Hillary Clinton reitera compromiso de EE.UU. de continuar agitando conflictos en África y Oriente Medio

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | ENERO 25, 2013

Mientras los grandes conflictos en el Medio Oriente comienzan a menguar, los Estados Unidos se prepara para la apoyar guerras y  conflictos en otras regiones del mundo. De hecho, la historia muestra que el intervencionismo de EE.UU. ha sido un popurrí de intentos de desestabilización de gobiernos mediante la activación de grupos terroristas que hacen el trabajo sucio en nombre de Washington.

Si las palabras de Hillary Clinton realmente reflejan lo que se avecina en los próximos meses y años, el mundo verá una continuación de la actual política exterior estadounidense, que además de ataques militares, está compuesto también por guerra económica y financiera.

En su última aparición relevante como la Secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton advirtió al Congreso el miércoles que Estados Unidos tendrá que luchar contra Al Qaeda en el norte de África y lidiar con la inestabilidad y la inseguridad causada por las revoluciones en varios países árabes, que el propio EE.UU. ayudó a instigar. En su opinión, el gobierno de EE.UU. se verá obligado a participar directamente en la prevención de la propagación del terrorismo en la región. Clinton se olvidó de decir que la mayoría si no todos los actos de terrorismo se llevan a cabo ya sea por fuerzas especiales de Estados Unidos y miembros de la comunidad de inteligencia o por grupos terroristas armados y financiados por el gobierno de Estados Unidos.

“El ataque terrorista en Bengasi ocurrido el 11 de septiembre de 2012, en el que murieron cuatro estadounidenses valientes, son parte de un desafío estratégico más amplio para Estados Unidos y nuestros aliados en el norte de África”, dijo Clinton ante la Comisión de Asuntos Exteriores del Senado que investiga los hechos. Ningún miembro de la Comisión preguntó a Clinton sobre el papel de las fuerzas especiales de Estados Unidos o de otros grupos en el conflicto y tampoco ningún congresista le preguntó acerca de por qué las fuerzas estadounidenses recibieron la orden de retirarse, aunque estaban lo suficientemente cerca como para intervenir durante el ataque a la oficina consular estadounidense en Bengasi, Libia.

Clinton ha asumido la responsabilidad personal por los errores que se hayan podido cometer y que inevitablemente facilitaron el asesinato de los estadounidenses en Libia, pero dijo que no es un hecho aislado, atribuible a la falta de medidas de seguridad en el consulado en Bengasi, sino a una ofensiva más amplia a la que los EE.UU. está obligado a responder con urgencia. “Lo que significa,” ella dijo, “es que tenemos que redoblar nuestros esfuerzos para luchar contra el terrorismo y para encontrar maneras de apoyar a la naciente democracia en el Norte de África y en otros lugares.”

“Nos enfrentamos”, recordó, “a un ambiente amenazador que cambia rápidamente, y debemos trabajar para aumentar la presión sobre Al Qaeda en el Magreb Islámico y otros grupos terroristas en la región. Hemos diezmado a Al Qaeda en Afganistán y Pakistán, pero sus miembros se han dispersado a otros países “, agregó. Como se ha informado por los medios de comunicación, Estados Unidos patrocina a grupos afiliados a Al Qaeda en Libia y Siria como parte de un contingente internacional de terroristas que trabajaron con grupos de la oposición para derrocar a Gaddafi y que ahora están trabajando para destronar a Bashar al-Assad.

La Secretario de Estado se ha referido en particular a Malí “, donde la inestabilidad”, dijo, “ha creado un gran santuario para los terroristas, que tratan de extender su influencia y preparar nuevos ataques como el que vimos la semana pasada en Argelia”.

Clinton no se refirió a la actual operación militar francesa en ese país, pero dijo que “es importante que los EE.UU. mantenga su liderazgo en el Oriente Medio, África del Norte y el resto del mundo. Hemos avanzado mucho en los últimos cuatro años y no podemos salir ahora “, dijo, reafirmando el compromiso de Estados Unidos para ocupar algunas de las regiones más volátiles del mundo, donde, según la BBC, Francia y otros aliados han vuelto a reconquistar lo que una vez fue parte de sus colonias.

EE.UU. ha comenzado a ayudar a Francia mediante el transporte aéreo de las tropas francesas y equipo militar.

Clinton dijo que la diplomacia estadounidense está en pleno funcionamiento en la zona – lo que significa infiltración militar – lo que sugiere que otras medidas más fuertes se tomarán en los próximos meses. “Cuando los EE.UU. está ausente”, dijo, “el extremismo echa raíces, y nuestros intereses de seguridad en el país están amenazados.”

La Secretaria de Estado ha admitido que los movimientos revolucionarios ocurridos en los últimos dos años en el mundo árabe “tienen una dinámica complicada y han destruido las fuerzas de seguridad en la región, lo que establece las bases para la expansión del terrorismo. Afirmó que “muchas de las armas utilizadas por los terroristas en Argelia y Malí proceden de Libia, donde las autoridades actuales son incapaces de controlar todos los grupos armados que surgieron durante la revuelta contra Muammar Gaddafi.” En realidad las poderosas armas de las que Clinton habla, fueron proporcionados por los EE.UU. a esos mismos grupos terroristas para llevar a cabo ataques contra civiles inocentes en Libia.

Sólo John McCain y Rand Paul mostraron su descontento acerca de las excusas de Clinton. El congresista Paul dijo a Clinton que dada su falta de liderazgo la habría despedido de su cargo en el Departamento de Estado. Sin embargo, Paul y los demás miembros de la Comisión de Asuntos Exteriores fracasaron miserablemente pues no hicieron preguntas relevantes sobre lo que realmente sucedió en Bengasi.

El Demócrata John Kerry será sustituto de Clinton en el Departamento de Estado una vez que sea confirmado por el Congreso.

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Hillary Clinton reaffirms U.S. commitment to continue stirring conflicts in Africa and the Middle East

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JANUARY 24, 2013

As major conflicts in the Middle East wane down, the United States prepares itself to ramp up wars and conflict in other regions of the world. In fact, history shows that U.S. interventionism has been a potpourri of attempts to destabilize governments by activating proxy terrorist groups that do the dirty work on behalf of Washington.

If Hillary Clinton’s words were to mirror what is coming in the next few months and years, the world will see a continuation of the current foreign policy, which in addition to military attacks, is also composed by financial and economic warfare.

In her latest relevant appearance as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton warned Congress on Wednesday that the United States will have to fight Al Qaeda in North Africa and the instability and insecurity caused by revolutions in several Arab countries, which the U.S. itself helped instigate. In her opinion, the U.S. government will be forced to become directly involved in preventing the spread of terrorism in the region. Clinton forgot to say that most if not all acts of terrorism are either carried out by U.S. special forces and members of the intelligence community or executed by terrorist groups armed and financed by the United States government.

“The terrorist attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, which killed four brave Americans, are part of a broader strategic challenge for the United States and our allies in North Africa,” Clinton told the Foreign Affairs Committee Senate investigating those events. No one in the Committee questioned Clinton about the role of U.S. special forces or other groups in the conflict and neither did any congressman asked about why U.S. forces were ordered to stand down, even though  they were close enough to intervene during the attack on the U.S. office in Benghazi.

Clinton has taken personal responsibility for any errors that may have been made to prevent the death of Americans in Libya, but said it is not a single event, attributable to the lack of security measures at the consulate in Benghazi, but a broader offensive to which the U.S. is obliged to respond with urgency. “Which means,” she said, “to intensify our efforts to combat terrorism and to find ways to support the emerging democracy in North Africa and elsewhere.”

“We face,” she recalled, “a menacing environment rapidly changing, and we must work to increase the pressure on al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and other terrorist groups in the region. We’ve decimated al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but its members have dispersed to other countries,” she added. As it has been reported by the media, U.S. sponsored al Qaeda-affiliated groups arrived in Libya and Syria as part of an international contingent of terrorists who worked with government opposition groups to bring down Gaddafi and who are now working to dethrone Bashar al-Assad.

The Secretary of State has referred particularly to Mali, “where instability,” she said, “has created a large sanctuary for terrorists, seeking to extend their influence and prepare new attacks like the one we saw last week in Algeria.”

Clinton did not refer to the current French military operation in that country, but said that “it is important that the U.S. maintain its leadership in the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world. We have come far in the past four years and we can not leave now,” she said, reaffirming the American commitment to occupy some of the most volatile regions in the world, where, according to the BBC, France and other allies have returned to reconquer what once was part of their colonies.

U.S. has begun helping France by providing air transport of French troops and military equipment.

Clinton said that American diplomacy is in full operation in the area — that means military infiltration — which suggests that other stronger measures will be taken in the coming months. “When the U.S. is absent,” she said, “there are consequences: extremism takes root, and our security interests at home are threatened.”

The Secretary of State has admitted that revolutionary movements occurred in the last two years in the Arab world “have complicated power dynamics and have destroyed the security forces in the region”, which provides the ground for the spread of terrorism. She stated that “many of the weapons used by terrorists in Argelia and Mali come from Libya”, where the current authorities are powerless to control all armed groups that emerged during the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi. In reality, powerful weapons were provided by the U.S. to those same terrorist groups to carry out attacks on innocent civilians in Libya.

Only John McCain and Rand Paul showed a bit more dissatisfaction about Clinton’s excuses. Congressman Paul told Clinton that given her lack of leadership he would have dismissed her from her position at the State Department. However, Paul and the other members of the  Foreign Affairs Committee failed miserably to ask real questions about what really happened in Benghazi.

Democrat John Kerry will be Clinton’s substitute at the State Department once he is confirmed in Congress.

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Hillary Clinton takes the blame on Benghazi in dramatic appearance before Congress

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JANUARY 23, 2013

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on took full responsibility on Wednesday for the attack that killed 11 people, including the U.S. Ambassador in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last September 11.

Clinton appeared at a hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and asked its members to work with her successor in office to respond to new threats in North Africa.

Clinton responded to several questions about security problems detected in the consulate in Benghazi, the measures taken to protect the U.S. response to terrorist threats in North Africa, and the reaction from the State Department to prevent similar attacks occur in the future.

“I take full responsibility and no one is more committed than me to learn the lessons of this attack,” said the secretary. Clinton said the State Department created an internal commission to determine the different measures that can prevent a similar attack and repeat all of them, a set of 65 strategic changes will be implemented by March.

“It is absolutely essential that this committee work with the new secretary of state to understand the challenges, that are increasingly complex,” said Clinton.

“You can not say we agree on everything, but let’s focus on what really matters.” Clinton has asked the committee to abandon confrontations such as those surrounding the statements of the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, that ended with her refusal to be considered as his replacement at the head of U.S. diplomacy.

The secretary strongly defended the role of Rice and her remarks four days after the attack on the consulate and asked the Senate Republicans to put aside their doubts about the time that that took the Administration to recognize that it was a terrorist attack.

“What difference does that make in a time when the government was still trying to determine the cause of the deaths of four U.S. citizens?” Clinton responded with great anger, and stroke the table with her left hand. “It took several days to get a clear picture of what had happened.”

The head of U.S. diplomacy answered several questions about the security measures taken by the Department to protect its representatives abroad, especially after the instability created by the Arab Spring in various countries in the region, which incidentally was sponsored by the United States government, among other Western nations. The U.S. actually armed much of the opposition that apparently took down Mubarak in Egypt, Gaddafi in Libya and that is now trying to take down Assad in Syria.

Several Republican politicians have argued since then that the secretary rejected requests from various embassies to increase security, something she has rejected by saying that she was “shocked” by such assumptions.

Clinton said at the beginning of her appearance, that the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens “is a personal matter, not just professional” and that she feels responsible for the lives of the 70,000 employees who work for the State Department.

Hillary Clinton had initially refused to appear before Congress alleging she was ill when the request was issued, but she later agreed to appear given growing political and popular demands to have an official explanation of the facts.

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U.S. already chosing new Syrian management team

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | NOVEMBER 7, 2012

The United States role in the Syrian conflict has gone from “no boots will be on the ground” to “let’s choose who will be the government after Assad”. While the main stream media reports that Washington ran out of patience regarding the work of the Syrian National Council, the truth is that the opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s led government has been influenced by Western forces all along.

The Syrian National Council, which brings together about 60% of the political opposition to the regime is seen as allegedly having failed in its attempt to bring about ‘real change’ to Syria.

This follows from the shift occurred in the last week by the State Department. “We want to make clear,” said Hillary Clinton on a recent visit to Croatia. She then added that “the CNS can not be considered as the most visible leader of the opposition.” The same kind of outcome suffered by the CNS  today is what former Libyan leader had to go through after his western support ran out of patience. Gaddafi was murdered on the streets of Libya by alleged opposition groups that had been armed by the United States after the West decided it was time for him to go.

Clinton’s statement is seen as a direct attack on the opposition movement led from abroad by Abdulbaset Kurdish Seida, who left Syria and now lives in exile. The opposition movement in Syria has failed to carry out the agenda of the West despite the significant help provided by the United States and Turkey. The Turkish government lent its territory to create a revolution that would bring down Assad, but the Syrian government has been able hold on to power. This week, hundreds of Syrian opposition and rebel leaders meet in Qatar to try to redirect the revolution from the other side of the trench.

The rejection by the US state department of the work performed so far by the Syrian opposition movement has publicly questioned the revolution’s role as an organization in which the Muslim Brotherhood has a prominent place.

Last Thursday, State Department spokesman, Patrick Ventrell said during a press conference that after many months, the CNS had not shown its ability to extend its leadership to larger areas of the country that effectively reached other ethnic groups, or other geographies.” According to Ventrell, the U.S.’s former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, contacted several people to submit their names to those attending the Doha meeting so that they can be considered for positions of power within the CNS.

“We have seen some individuals who have shown leadership and they want to be part of the future of Syria,” said Ventrell. Individuals that U.S. diplomacy has known as conference opponents, but who also lead movements such as the Free Syrian Army (SLA). Although formally rebel commanders maintain communication with the CNS, which has come to send delegations to areas seized from the regime, the management of the war and is in the hands of the militias.

The attempt by the U.S. to change directions was not received well inside the CNS. According to Zuhair Salem,  a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, “the direct tutelage and dictates from the United States are unacceptable to the Syrian people.” While talks about the need for a change in direction are heard, the United States is actively seeking support for such change around the world. U.S. diplomats are working on this refocusing with other members of the Friends of the Syrian people.

Among the groups been contacted by western governments is the so-called National Coordinating Committee for Democratic Change of Syria, which supposedly has a close relationship with China and Russia. Its leader, who lives abroad in Paris, is a doctor and writer known as Haytham Manna. Apparently, he held a meeting last week with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Committee, which claims to have established links with some brigades of fighters in Syria, does not have a good relationship with the CNS. Manna says their plan is to achieve a ceasefire, start comprehensive dialogue as well as to promote negotiations and a transition without the current president in power. “Bashar al-Assad has failed in recent months to solve the country’s problems,” said Manna. “He belongs to the past,” he added.

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