18 aug

Russian foreign minister rejects idea of Syria no-fly zones

Russia has rejected the idea of imposing no-fly zones over Syria, which the United States says it is ready to consider.
”You have to solve citizen security issues using methods put in practice by international humanitarian law,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sky News Arabia in an interview released to Russian media on Friday, AFP reported.
In the interview, which will be aired in full on Saturday, Lavrov stated that some countries are using the humanitarian crisis in Syria as a pretext to implement no-fly-zones. ”But if you try to create no-fly zones and safety zones for military purposes by citing an international crisis — this is unacceptable.”

Russia says the creation of a no-fly zone over Syria under a humanitarian pretext would be illegal. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was responding to a recent US statement claiming it could successfully implement the measure in the conflict-torn country.

Christof Lehmann – No-Fly-Zone over Syria illegal and an Act of War

After the so-called Free Syrian Army has again be defeated in Aleppo, and failed to get the foothold that would be necessary for a Libya-Style establishment of a Transitional Government within the country, the calls for a so-called No-Fly-Zone are back on the Subversives agenda, proposed primarily by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The recent capture of a Turkish General by Syrian military forces in Aleppo (1) made it evident that the Subversives alliance planned to throw as many forces as possible to secure the city of Aleppo. The underlying strategy behind the campaign for Aleppo is most likely a plan to mirror the model that was implemented in Libya; to secure one city as the seat of a transitional national government, that would be able to “quasi-legally” call for a military intervention, or a so-called No-Fly-Zone.

Webster Tarpley – ‘US failed at regime change in Syria’ – från Press TV

“The US, the British, the French and indeed the Israelis are now apoplectic,” said Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley in an interview with Press TV on Friday.
“That’s what you see with Fabius. I would call attention to the language he decided when he says the Syrian regime should be smashed fast,” Tarpley added, referring to recent remarks by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
On Friday, the French foreign minister said, “The Syrian regime should be smashed fast… Bashar al-Assad doesn’t deserve to be on this earth.”
“This is a language we haven’t heard in Europe since the fascist era. This is the language of a fascist dictatorship and, well, Fabius is not quite that yet but you get the idea. It’s going in that direction,” Tarpley stated.

Konstantin Garibov – West unwilling to cooperate with Russia on Syria

Russia’s Western partners in the Action Group for Syria have demonstrated unwillingness to help Moscow contribute to a cease-fire in this Middle Eastern country. The planned session of the Action Group for Syria with the participation of Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and the EU has been postponed indefinitely.

The West has preferred to keep mum on Russia’s proposal on exerting pressure on both parties to the Syrian conflict. Small wonder, given that the West is playing its own card in Syria, our political commentator says. Western countries continue to lend a military support to the opposition in a bid to oust a legal power in Syria.

Syrian Rebel Cheerfully Admits To War Crimes

In an extraordinary interview a member of the Free Syrian Army has cheerfully admitted to summarily executing a gravely injured man, accused without trial of being a Shabiha militia sniper loyal to Bashar al-Assad.

Security Council refuses to condemn attack against own peacekeepers

This is the first time in the history of the Organization that the Security Council refuses to condemn a terrorist act against its own observers.
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