July 24, 2012
German intelligence estimates that “around 90″ terror attacks that “can be attributed to organizations that are close to al-Qaeda or jihadist groups” were carried out in Syria between the end of December and the beginning of July, as reported by the German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). This was revealed by the German government in a response to a parliamentary question.
In response to the same question, the German government admitted that it had received several reports from the German foreign intelligence service, the BND, on the May 25 massacre in the Syrian town of Houla. But it noted that the content of these reports was to remain classified “by reason of national interest”, Like many other Western governments, Germany expelled Syria’s ambassador in the immediate aftermath of the massacre, holding the Syrian government responsible for the violence.
Meanwhile, at least three major German newspapers – Die Welt, the FAZ, and the mass-market tabloid Bild – have published reports attributing responsibility for the massacre to anti-government rebel forces or treating this as the most probable scenario.
- German intelligence: al-Qaeda all over Syria (investmentwatchblog.com)
- German intelligence: al-Qaeda all over Syria (newsworldwide.wordpress.com)
- “Democracy Now” and the “Progressive” Alternative Media: Valued Cheerleaders For Imperialism and War (globalresearch.ca)
- As Bad As The Syrian Regime Is, It May Be Better Than The Alternative (businessinsider.com)
- CIA ramps up intelligence operation to keep pace with Syria developments (foxnews.com)
- Buoyed In Syria, Al-Qaeda Turns To Iraq? – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
- Syria crisis: clashes and prison mutiny in Aleppo – live updates (guardian.co.uk)
- Russia: West Purposefully Sabotaging Peace in Syria (landdestroyer.blogspot.com)
- Implosion of The Houla Massacre Story – Is Anyone Paying Attention? (theintelhub.com)
- No Chechens among “soldiers of fortune” in Syria (english.ruvr.ru)