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Syria: “Taliban” hoist up Al-Qaeda flag at military airport Meng

Western media celebrates Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria.

Al-Qaeda fighters hoist up own black banner at Syrian airport and Western media celebrate Al-Qaeda – it is reminiscent of their cherishing of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda some years ago. Western media have hailed these jihadists as successful rebels with close ties to Al-Qaeda.

The German political magazine “Der Spiegel” wrote about a group of jihadists, which has crucial helped in the occupation of the Syrian military airport Meng, while the German editor has successfully concealed the information about the other death squads with deep links to Al-Qaeda.

However, there is YouTube and it is sometimes really helpful to discover the truth, although the famous video platform is also used as a platform for false information and propaganda in recent years.

For example, the article(s) by the German magazine “Der Spiegel” conceal the participation of foreign battalions in the occupation of the Syrian military airport. Many of them are, for example, from Chechnya.

Here, we want to present the group of jihadists, which has been celebrated by “Der Spiegel” in Germany, a bit more in detail. The German propaganda-magazine “Der Spiegel” still refers to such groups, which are also behind such massacres as the killing of over 120 Syrians in Khan al-Assal near Aleppo, as “rebels, insurgents, opposition, and a jihadist group”.

The uploaded video of the armed jihadists presents the same guys as from the video used by the German magazine “The Spiegel” to celebrate the occupation of this military airport in Syria, just presented in a smaller version. We want, at least, present what kind of terrorists the German magazine “Der Spiegel” buckles down and even backs their crimes.

Any promotion of such human resources, while information is wilfully kept hidden, is a support, isn’t it? The German editor behind the article(s) calls these people downplaying just jihadists.

Just as it (has been?) is the case with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which was suddenly called an organization of “moderate Islamists” by Western mass media some years ago in order to support the aims of foreign powers in Egypt.

Moderate Islamists, they are just jihadists, no threats come off these twee jihadists? What’s happening in Europe? Is the European media already believing that they can favour jihadists and people do not start to ask question? Probably even true…

The video with the Taliban:

More information (in German):


August 7, 2013

According to Syria Perspective sources, terrorists only holds the southern parts of the air-base
and are under heavy bombardment with phosphorous…

August 8, 2013

Mikhas, I second M. Klostermayr’s assessment about propaganda sites selling delusions, it’s totally similar to the FSA propaganda when their official spokesperson was speaking from Paris that Al-Qussayr was not liberated by the SAA and he claimed he’s near the city on the ground while the TV was showing live footage from the city with SAA soldiers all over, half an hour later he was hosted on another channel confirming he’s in Paris, France. It’s such people that cause all the losses in during times of wars, you don’t need to be a traitor to serve your enemy, it’s enough to be a fool, as what Imam Ghazali, an Islamic cleric once said.

August 7, 2013

I’ve known quite a few muslims over the years, and all have been normal, responsible citizens; well respected and highly valued members of the community. They would view these thugs with contempt and disdain, as stupid and evil creatures who have no notion of Islam. Well, we Christians have had our share of wackos, too, but mostly one at a time – – with Islam they seem to come in bunches like grapes.

If I had anything to say about SAA operations, I have howitzers dropping artillery onto the airport. The guerillas wouldn’t have spent so much in the way of maneuver elements if there were not a concrete plan to use the air base as soon as possible, probably to bring in people, weapons and equipment from Turkey. Syria can repair the runways and infrastructure once Aleppo and its countryside have been cleared. Id be on it most rikitik.

Bill Carson
August 7, 2013

well heck. I read at Syrian Perspective that the airport has not fallen and it is a lie. I keep seeing reports to the contrary. Makes me wonder who is feeding information to who over at Syrian Perspective. I like his work but come on. If anything be truthful at all times , no matter if it hurts or not. That is just the way it is. One has to wonder how in the hell, did a bomb laden truck make it that far into the perimeter.

August 7, 2013

Hey, Bill

Syria Free Press carried the story, too, saying that the SAA security force had been safely withdrawn before the guerillas took over. The SAA troops have held out there for a very long time, without relief or re-enforcement, and only one supply drop that I read about anywhere, and that was quite a while ago. Could be they ran out of beans and bullets, and got stretched too thin. The enemy spent an awfully large number of men over time, which means that the airfield was very important to them. In order to do the job they had to send in their version of the varsity. You’re right, though; seems like canards are increasing in frequency. That’s not good.

Bill Carson
August 7, 2013

Syrian Perspective blows it off like it is no big deal and the airport is of no consequence. I say that is incorrect. Any airport is strategic and it is obvious they wanted this for a reason. Now they have it and perhaps low altitude supply planes or helicopters, perhaps avoiding radar detection, can come in and land , be unloaded and take off , flying low over the horizon with night vision etc. or maybe , nato troops can be brought in and landed there, who knows …… I think SAA opened up a real can of worms losing this airport and maybe I am just being too critical and certainly i am not there but it would appear, that too many times their leadership just , well to put it bluntly, just sucks. in my opinion they had more than ample time to square that situation away but they failed to do so. movements by SAA at times are slow and they adapt slowing to events on the ground as they are and as they unfold. If this keeps up and i think it will. this war will continue on and on with no clear winner. which may be the fall back position for whoever wants this war to continue. either the Assad government falls and chaos occurs or his government remains in place and this asymmetric war continues on grounding men into dust and cities into rubble and Syria is destroyed and either way, guess who wins ? Not Syria that is for sure.

Bill Carson
August 7, 2013

just wondering . does anyone know how they structure chain of command in the SAA? is it patterned after the old Soviet style where it is top down ? for example, take an american ship. just about every man on that ship from the captain on down , knows everything about that ship and can run it in an emergency. americans can and do delegate authority when needed. but the soviet structure was such that only the commander had the final word on a matter so nobody did anything unless he said to do it. they waited for orders etc. seems to me the SAA is like this. lower SAA commanders must wait for orders and cannot use their own initiative when dealing with problems. if this is the case then this is a hindrance to their jobs. i come to this conclusion based upon how Assad told all commanders they had the ok, to do whatever is necessary if they got bombed again by Israel. that tells me lower commanders do not have the authority to deal with issues when they come up but must wait for orders from the top. problematic situation to be sure, in the 21st century warfare.

August 7, 2013

Um. Well, from what I’ve seen (I’m not there either), their urban combat skills are pretty good. In order to limit civilian casualties the troopers’ jobs are a lot harder, of course, but they keep pressing forward, killing the enemy. They seem to have stopped trying to use armor (other than BMPs) in the close contact areas, but I agree that somewhere above platoon or company level, command isn’t up to the level it needs to be. They are, though, cleaning out the towns with transport nexus, which is good. Personally, I’d cut the roads first, but I don’t live there and don’t have an Uncle Habib living next door to a guerilla position. One thing that bothers me is that, at the airfield, there seem to have been enough SAA somewhere nearby that the extraction of the field’s defenders went off pretty smoothly, implying friendly forces in direct contact with the defenders, somewhere around the perimeter, but there was no attempt at reinforcement? I’m having trouble getting my head around that.

According to military facilities maps there are airbases all over enemy held territory in Syria, so why is Minnegh so much more important? I agree that the plan is, probably, to use it for flights in from Turkey. Aleppo is a strategic ‘must’ for both sides. A while ago there was some noise about 200 Taliban being brought in, but anybody in black pajamas and a ski mask could have been them, so if the airbase was taken by a company sized unit, who were they, really? Whomever they were, it didn’t take them long to get the job done, even considering that the SAA guys were, probably, pretty nearly burnt out, low on food and ammo. I don’t know. Something weird going on here.

You’re right about the winners – – the people who manufacture and sell the weapons get really fat, but everybody else is screwed.

August 7, 2013

@Bill Carson

The Syrian airforce had to fight to defend that base for over a year , and it is unrealistic to think they haven’t had a plan B in case the base is over-ran or they had to leave for being too risky..which this latest is what happened. Syrian Airforce could easily over fly the base and destroy the runways of the airport and make the base totally useless if they think pose a risk of being used the airport. also Syrian air defense can pretty much target any low altitude airplane withing 30km distance. So if terrorist capture the base is not going to be used as airport for sure ,for as long Syria have total control of its airspace. In my opinion the gains for the rebels will have been the same if the base was just a farm or and empty factory. What is not told here.. is the Role of Turkey of the capture of this base. that is very close to it. It should be not coincidence that the places where Rebels had more gains are precisely the zones closer to Turkey.. since the Terrorrist are receiving not only a zone to freely operate in Turkey border but also military cover. Since the Rebel terrorist fire heavy artillery from Turkey to cover the Rebel fighting in Syria. Sooner or Later , if things do not change , Syria will have to declare war to Turkey because they host the terrorist operations and major transit and supply zone there.