Libel is the main weapon in the war against Syria
The second half of the twentieth century was marked by the emergence of a fundamentally new weapon - information. Accordingly, a new kind of war came about - the information war. And if before the birth of the Internet, waging an information war was limited by the access to the media, then, with the appearance of a worldwide network of satellite television, all the natural boundaries between the "information areas" disappeared.
"The opposing armies" got the opportunity to invade other people's land and conduct combat operations, in fact as well as the "conventional troops" do it in "conventional wars".
From the position of large-scale information war, also the creation by Emir of Qatar of the channel Al-Jazeera should be considered. It is significant that in 1995, i.e. one year before the first transmission of the channel, an information war specialist Libiki Martin from the U.S. National Defense Institute predicted a sharp increase in the role of international TV channels in the launching and deterring wars. Al-Jazeera as an instrument of information warfare, not only covers the events, but also intentionally distort them to manipulate public opinion.
Today it is an open secret that in the avant-garde of the information war against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera holds a leading position. It began to set the plot of "Syrian revolt" and direct it in the right direction. Aside from that, the channel is funded at the expense of the Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the Prime Minister bin Jassim and serves as an ideological cover and mobilization for Islamist militants in Qatar, carried out by the Chairman of the World Council of Islamic theologians, a former head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Qaradawi is also known for his active support of the Chechen terrorists.
With huge cash resources and hiding behind the broad back of the Western "friends", Qatar operates "behind the scenes". His interest in the overthrow of the Assad government also has the economic reason.
Qatar's gas industry opposes the interests of the Russian Gazprom in Europe. Qatar has already declared the price war to Gazprom, all the more so the latter does not depend on the gas transit countries. Qatar Gas' fleet consists of 54 special vessels ? Q-max gas carriers of South Korean manufacture, capable of carrying 270,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas, and Q-flex with capacity of 166,000 tonnes. Despite such capacities, to capture the European gas market, Qatar needs to have, at least, a pipeline to the Mediterranean Sea, and at most, through Turkey and further to Europe.
Actually this can be done only through Syria, which Iran's strategic ally will never run to. That is why al-Jazeera Qatari channel all the day long deals with problems of Syria, while from Qatar the Air Force transporters transfer to Jordan and Turkey a lot of weapons to rebels and insurgents of the so-called Free Syrian Army.
But as they say, the end justifies the means, and for the sake of domination in Syria and implementation of multibillion projects, Qatar through the satellite channel Al-Jazeera will continue to use information and provocative methods against both the current Syrian leadership, and Russia, accusing Moscow of direct military support of the Bashar al-Assad government.
The French proverb runs like this: "Defamation in clever hands is a terrible weapon." It seems that Qatar that has until recently preferred the French military equipment, and now replaces it by the American, just uses the above destructive methods to achieve its political and economic interests. But slanderers were always enough and everywhere though.