Great Deal to See Syria: Only $450US for 10 days, 9 nights.
Overview/Pricing/Strategy/Caveats et al: This $450US is a ball park figure a leading Syrian tour operator gave me. It is for bed and half board in good Syrian hotels for 9 nights and 10 days. The idea is to allow interested people see the human, cultural, culinary, religious, secular and other treasures of secular Syria the Gulf States and their NATO allies are destroying with their sanctions and proxy “rebels”, to see how GOAL, Hand in Hand for Syria, OXFAM and other dubious outfits fit into this game plan, and to offer pecuniary and other practical help to Syria’s Christians, Muslims, atheists, women and children with a variety of projects where, crucially, Syrians and their existing institutions, rather than foreigners and their CIA/MI6 agendas, are in control.
We are again soliciting funds which will again be passed on with zero deductions to our Syrian partner groups. We hope to have this on a more formal basis by September 2017.
Arrival Beirut: 26 October 2017. Departure Beirut: 4 November 2017.
Key Dates: The key dates are Halloween, 31 October, All Saints’ Day 1 November, All Souls’ Day 2 November 2017, 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration (where Perfidious Albion and France gave a country they did not own to people who had never been there) 2 November 2017. Though some people with too much time on their hands object to one or more of these dates and events for one reason or another, they are the next dates we can build around and we already have significant uptake in Australia, Germany and Ireland, as well as a few thousand $$ to donate.
Key Monetary Target: is to raise money for Syrian (and Syrian-Palestinian for 2 November) children and their guardians. Much of this is ring-fenced for art therapy. Whether the kids and their guardians want to dress up for Halloween or do anything on the other days is up to them and their guardians. We, quite rightly, have no say in the matter.
Though donors can stipulate money to go to wherever and whatever they choose and we will facilitate, we are making a special effort to help and salute Syria’s Assyrian children, not least because the “rebels” kidnapped and organ harvested the kids in the above photo a few days after they went out trick and treating. We also hope to branch out into the countryside where, currently, only Armenia and Russia give help, with little Armenia giving more than the entire EU (which makes a fortune selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and Qatar to murder Syrian and Yemeni children with).
Organisational Units: We will work in units of approximately six persons and organise bespoke tours and apply for free group visas with that number in mind. This will allow us to be flexible and for all of us to achieve our objectives, which are a mixture of tourism, fact-finding, helping, shopping (the economy badly needs it), learning and planning for the next visit. (I’ll be back for Christmas). Thus, for example, teamsof six or more coming from Australia will not be delayed in Beirut waiting for planes to comes from other places.
Here is the main itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Beirut, transfer to Damascus, dinner & overnight in Damascus. This would entail groups (of six or so) arriving on more or less the same plane and then being driven the 3 hour journey to Damascus to freshen up and wait for kick-off. Drivers wil take care of all paperwork, including visas which would be completed long before arrival. I would need relevant details of participants long before that.
Day 2: Damascus City Tour. Damascus is the world’s oldest inhabited city and is replete with history. A life time, let alone a day, does not do it justice. Local volunteers will help with shopping and with visiting such places as the Ummayad Mosque, Straight Street and, subject to security, the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque. The shopping is of interest as most goods are locally sourced. One of the reasons for this war to wipe Syria off the map is to replace all their spices, perfumes and hand crafted kitchen goods with a huge shopping mall of imported junk products and junk food, much as already has been done in the West Bank. Syria is just too independent and replete with history for some folk.
Day 3: Damascus-Maaloula-Damascus. Maaloula was always on every tour of Syria. However, NATO’s rebels, working on Turkey’s orders, have deliberately gutted the place. Some Australian groups have developed practical links with the town and will overnight there to help with financing and other important logistics. As Maaloula remains a military zone, we were the first “tourists” to reach it in years. It is worth a visit to see the level of depravity NATO and the Gulf States have lumbered Syria with and why no one should truck with these demons.
Day 4: Damascus-Adra-Homs– Krak des Chevaliers.- Damascus. NATO’s rebels did severe damage to the Krak des Chevaliers World Heritage site. The moderate rebels baked locals alive in Adra and they committed unspeakable atrocities, in which Western collaborators like Marie Colvin were fully complicit, in Homs before the Syrian Army sent them packing. Much of Homs resembles Stalingrad after the Nazis, Germany’s equivalent of the moderate rebels, surrendered.
Day 5: St George’s Monastery, Valley of the Christians, Safita, Hama. As NATO’s rebels get pummelled, they are now setting their sites on destroying these World Heritage sites. Safita was half Christian and half Alawi prior to the Genocide. Now, Sunnis, fleeing NATO’s moderate head hacking cannibal rebels, have flooded into it. Alawis and Christians cannot flee to rebel areas. The overwhelming majority of Syrians live in government-contorlled Syria. Almost all aid goes to the rebels who, as with Aleppo, Homs and Yarmouk, starve their human shields, may of whom they keep in cages, for which crimes they are allowed negotiate in Geneva and elsewhere. British newspapers approve of this treatement of “Assad loyalists” as the Indepedent puts it.
Day 6: Homs, Aleppo. The rocky road to Aleppo takes some time and is interesting in its own right as we traverse the Syrian steppes with their bee hive houses. We have several partner schools there. Please note we hace given some small help to Aleppo and we have corroborating evidence of tghat. Please note there is zero evidence GOAL, Hand in Hand for Syria or similar outfits gave any of the tens of millions of dollars they got to Syrians in Aleppo. GOAL refuse to operate in government-held Syria. They feel safer with the head hackers and cannibals of Idlib.
Day 7: Aleppo: NATO’s rebels did their best to destroy this town, whose defenders, such as the soldiers, prison warders and prisoners who defended its prison for years on end, are now the stuff of legends and about whom Hollywood would wax about them if they had been American and not being attacked by American-armed rebels. The people of Aleppo are now brushing off the dust and trying to start anew, Your dollars can help them. We stayed at a hotel beside the Hotel Baron where Charles De Gaulle and Agatha Christie stayed (but in separate rooms). We had been their first guests in five years.
Note: Hotel Baron (above) needs work and investment; its only resident is Mimi, the “Assad loyalist” cat, which is hunting down the rodents to make it as new. Our hotel, which was an education in resistance itself, less so.
Day 8: Aleppo-Saidnaya-Damascus. Saidnaya is a picture-postcard Christian town, which fended off over 30 attacks by the head-hacking, organ eating rebels. Without the help of Lebanese Muslim irregulars, this Christian town would have been over run, ransacked and looted by the Western-backed rebels.
Note: Above pictures taken in the Christian town of Saidnaya where they give the rebels the finger by parading pictures of their President along with the Madonna..
Day 9: Damascus: There is so much to do in Damascus. This allows us to wrap things up in an orderly way and plan for the next visit.
Day 10: Damascus-Beirut: The end, my friend.
Palmyra and other Attractions: These can be included once the Russian Army clears the last of the mines the rebels littered the place with. Our plans include restarting the Syrian economy with the Syrians at the helm. NATO and the Gulf States, which caused this mess, are not part of the solution.
Me in a Sunni house in the Old City of Damascus. The guys in the photo are local Shias who paid the ultimate price to defend Damascus. One notices Syrians still have furniture and other stuff designed to last. Ikea and other predators don’t like that.
As part of their campaign to destroy Syria, NATO and the Gulf States have pulled out and dusted down all the old PR tricks. Syrian men and women in Ireland or elsewhere who milk the situation to advance both themselves and the NATO/GCC agenda are not the heroes, even if the media shamelessly parade them like prize pigs. The heroes are those who did not or could not run, as well as those whose lives have been ruined or lost by trying to flee. Syrians in Ireland or elsewhere who do not try to help their compatriots and those who defend them are no benefit to Syria or the countries they wormed their way into. There are Syrians in Ireland milking this situation for their own narrow ends and their narrow and selfish ends fit into the wider NATO agenda.
These children of Maaloula and their protectors in the Syrian Arab Army are the heroes of the piece, not PR puppets like Bana, who cannot speak English and who should be put into care to spare her from the abuse the Muslim Brotherhood murder gang put her through.
This little angel and others like her are the true victims. The rebels the West supports took a suicide bomb into her kindergarten the day after this photo was taken. She and her play mates are probably long dead now.
These great women lost their children defending the values we should all defend. The West never get worked up about them and are happy to see them, their children and their grands children gang raped and organ harvested.
We should defend and help them and these orphaned kids in Homs, who are brave enough to still give the finger to the rebels and those who support them