Update – During my visit (twice), last week to Homs, I discovered some new facts about what was really going on, during the years 2011 – 2014, when Homs was the scene of fierce battles, between the Syrian government forces – the SAA – and the so-called “rebels”, who where largely sponsored by the West, the main sponsors were the EU ( mainly Germany, France, The UK, the Netherlands and other states), Qatar, the Wahabi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the US.
The largest group was the Farouq brigade, who conquered the districts of Khalidiya, Dier Baalbah and Bab Amr. Their commander was Abdul Razaq Tlass . A nephew of the former Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass , who defected or rather betrayed the Syrian government for his own purposes, to gain power in Syria.
Tlass and his supporters (mainly Sunni) were viewed by many as opponents of the liberalization, pursued by Bashar al-Assad, he wanted to maintain Syria’s hardline policy ; but also fighting for his own established privileges, having been heavily involved in government corruption. In February 2002 in the Jordanian daily Al Dustour, stated that Tlass submitted his letter of resignation to Bashar al-Assad, and was set to step down in July 2002. He left the country, angry to have lost his status and privileges he flew to France, were he had high connections in the French government (Sarkozy).
When the so-called revolution began, as we know now, it was a coup from the Western governemnt and the US, he quickly appointed his nephew Abdul Razaq Tlass and formed the Farouq brigade (Tlass was born in Rastan, Homs area), with support of France. This brigade was merciless and radiclized, had no compassion for the other minorities like the Christians or Alawites.
In September 2012, a large number of Islamist rebel brigades, including the Farouq Brigades and the Suquor al-Sham formed the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front, under the leadership of Suquor al-Sham commander Ahmed Abu Issa. The Farouq brigade was one of the brigades who joined and radicalized quickly. According to western media outlets, it was all a big lie, that the Farouq Brigades threathend the Christians (they supposedly asked the Jesuits – Father Frans van der Lugt, who was killed by them), according to the western media outlets they fled on their own account.
This is part of the huge lies, going on for more then 8 years, these brigades were a treath to Alawites, Christians, Sunnies, who didn’t comply, the West quickly, like they always do, made it a “religious war”, which in fact was not the case. Jihadist, or rather to be called Takfiri, have no religion, in none of the books, Bible or Quran, it’s decribed, the methods of terror, they used on the Syrian people. It’s an ideology, made in Western countries with Wahabi ideology (Saudi Arabia).
The story of Mohamed Rahmoun
Dr. Mohamad Rahmoun took us around Homs and tolled us every detail about the “real story” what actually happened in Homs.
He is a resident of Homs (together with family) and refused to fly the besieged city, he never thought something like this would happen. Studied in the US, he heard stories about “a plan”, to destroy 7 countries, but didn’t believe (axes of evil George Bush Jr.) but now he believes and like many of them call the Western governments, (myself included), the criminals of the world, who destroyed Syria.
He showed me his “old house”, which was destroyed by the Takfiri, his father used to have a mini-market there. This was one of the houses the family owned. Another one was in what is called “new – Homs, just outside the boundries of Homs, it used to be an oasis of green and nice appartment buildings. This house was still there, but a lot of Takfiri have taken over this area, you could see men with beards, women totally veiled, walking around there, the “rebels” of the Western governments who destroyed a high civilization, a criminal act, the Western governments should be judged and punished for their crimes.
I could write many more stories about Syria, of what I have experienced the last weeks and I will do, coming weeks, in English and Dutch.
To be continued….
Source: Dr. Mohamad Rahmoun, Wikipedia, Al-Dustour, Sonja van den Ende, Claudius Lucassen