Calls for Assad to quit ‘rooted in hopelessness’ – Lavrov
On the same day that a suicide bomber killed the Syrian Minister of Defense, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that supporting the Syrian opposition while demanding that President Bashar al-Assad step down will lead to an impasse.
”If the policy based on support for the opposition continues – a policy leading to an impasse, since Assad will not go on his own – and all of these mantra calls that he must step down are rooted in hopelessness,”Lavrov told reporters in Moscow.
En falsk video med TV-kanalen Addounia’s logo där presidenten påstås tala lär cirkulera på nätet, enligt en facebookgrupp .
Syrian media ministry: the recording of #Al-Assad’s voice accompanied with #Addounia TV channel symbol is fake and a prove of bankruptcy
Russia denounces killing of Syrian officials as attempt to weaken Damascus
Obama and Putin hold phone talks over crisis in Syria
Kanske har Tony Cartalucci rätt, att det finns anledning att misstänka att den kombinerade militär och media-attack i stil med den som användes vid attacken mot Tripoli förra året som Thierry Meyssan – NATO preparing vast disinformation campaign – denna blogg 12 jun – varnat för sen mitten av juni nu kan vara på väg att verkställas. Efter att de väpnade gängen sen ett par dagar terroriserat Damaskus, vilket västmedierna var kvicka att kalla – ”Slaget om Damaskus har börjat” – och efter bombdådet idag som dödade den syriske försvarsministern kommer det nu rapporter om att syriska websidor varit nere, även om jag just nu får upp de som det länkas till här bredvid. Vilket skulle kunna följas av att TV-kanaler tas ner och ersätts av falska med propaganda om att presidenten flyr och att slaget är förlorat osv.!
URGENT REPOST: NATO preparing vast disinformation campaign
Member States of NATO and the GCC are preparing a coup d’état and a sectarian genocide in Syria. If you want to prevent these crimes, you should act now: circulate this article on the Internet and alert your elected officials.
NATO has failed categorically to sell UNSC mandated military intervention to an increasingly unreceptive global public. With fighting reported in Damascus and the Western media and the so-called ”Free Syrian Army” hailing it as the ”final battle” despite zero tactical victories in nearly a year and a half of fighting, the stage is being set instead for a massive psychological operation.
Such an operation was warned against in mid-June by Thierry Meyssan – and provides a somber warning more pertinent now than ever. Please re-read, re-post, & re-tweet this article – ensure that NATO’s ”Mermaid Dawn” moment in Syria turns into a ”Bay of Pigs” defeat instead.
counterpsyops.com – “Libyan style” fake fall of Damascus. Nato disinformation campaign + suicide attacks as a last attempt to make Assad fall
Scott Creighton – Did US Special Forces Murder Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Daoud Rajha?
Syria, Damascus / The explosion occurred inside the building, not outside. A suicide bomber was one of the working personel in this building. And it’s impossible that small islamic group or FSA can be responsible for this kind of terroristic operation. It is clear that only foreign special organisations have ability to organize this kind of operation. And all these operations are accompanied by a huge lie in the media. Now they are publishing fake news about the defection of some units of army in Damascus and about few explosions in different areas of Damascus. Also it is fake news that armed groups took under control two or more areas of Damascus. For this purpose, ”hackers” attacked the Facebook page of Syrian television Adduniya and site of news agency SANA during last week. Now there are reports that they are trying to block a broadcasting of Syrian TV stations on Syrian territory.
Ekot – Syriska makthavare dödade i attentat
Assad’s brother-in-law and defense minister killed by suicide bomber bodyguard
Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Daoud Rajha was killed by a suicide bombing attack at a national security building in Damascus. His deputy – Assad’s brother-in-law Assef Shawkat – has also been mortally wounded by the blast.
Another prominent governmental figure targeted by the attack is Syrian intelligence chief Hisham Bekhtyar. Bekhtyar is currently undergoing surgery for injuries sustained in the blast, a security source told Reuters.
The bomber worked as a bodyguard for President Bashar Assad’s inner circle, the news agency reports its sources as saying.
Bomb attack hits security building in Syrian capital
A bomb attack has been carried out in the Syrian capital, Damascus, targeting a security building.
The bombing, which was carried out on Wednesday, comes a day after two explosions rocked Damascus.
No further details have been reported from the latest attack in the Syrian capital, yet.
Ten days ago Hillary Clinton warned:
”The sooner there can be an end to the violence and a beginning of a political transition process, not only will fewer people die, but there is a chance to save the Syrian state from a catastrophic assault that would be very dangerous not only to Syria but to the region,” Clinton said at a news conference.
Were the recent attacks and today’s bombing the ”catastrophic assault” she warned of? How did she know of them?
The news of who did these assassinations and how is currently foggy. The most interesting question is: Who gave the intelligence that enabled these assassinations?
The deputy defense minister Assef Shawkat is Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law. Earlier this year the insurgency claimed to have killed the defense minister Dawoud Rajiha by food poisoning. He was an orthodox Christian. We can therefore be sure that his death will be a rather harsh part of talk the president of the Russian Federation Putin will have today with a major supporter of the insurgency, the Turkish prime minister Erdogan.
These assassination are surely as heavy hit for the Syrian government. But the result of that hit may not be what the insurgency wishes for: that the people in the government give up. My assessment is that the government’s gloves will come off now and its response will be felt beyond the Syrian borders.
från facebook om (den belgiska?) journalisten som dödades (i januari?) i Syrien.
A source close to the French Defense Minister said that the information gathered by the intelligence and analysis of it confirmed that Gilles Jacquier was killed by a 81-mm shell fired by the armed opposition in a Pro- system district
CrossTalk: Massacre Marketing på Russia Today
There appears to be no doubt western media aims to construct a consensual consciousness to provide overwhelming public support for regime change in Damascus. Is the truth the greatest causality of this conflict? CrossTalking with Itamar Rabinovich, Stephen Zunes and Sreeram Chaulia on July 18