Arkiv för september, 2012

30 sep

Webster Tarpley – Turkey involved in no-win scenario over Syria – finns utskrivet på Press TV

I would say out of the first week at the United Nations, the dangerous things have emerged are basically two. One is the call by Prince Thani of Qatar, seconded to some extent by Tunisia, to have an Arab League invasion of Syria. This would be an act of absolute folly.
The other one is the proposal of France to have some kind of humanitarian corridor or save-zone which would mean, again, invading Syria and trying to take over sovereign territory of Syria.
Both of these are very, very dangerous. The only comfort we have is they don’t seem to be going anywhere at the present time. But with the mental instability of the Western elites, that could change at any moment.

Analysis: Turkish role in Syria War

En militärallians bestående av mot Syrien icke-fientliga nationer som kan skicka fredsbevarande trupper kan kanske vara en väg att gå!? voltairenet.org – CSTO allowed to deploy “blue chapkas” in Syria under UN mandate

The Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Nikolay Bordyuzha, and the UN Deputy Secretary General in charge of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 28 September 2012 in New York.
The document sets out the conditions for the deployment of CSTO troops within the framework of UN peacekeeping operations.
The CSTO has carried out studies on the possible deployment of peacekeeping troops in Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Pridnestrovie and in Syria.
So far, NATO has been the only military pact capable of deploying peacekeepers under a UN umbrella. From now on, it will be possible to also count on the ”blue chapkas” (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia).

Tysk underrättelsetjänst menar att de väpnade gängen i Syrien till 95% består av utländska legokrigare!
friendsofsyria.wordpress.com – German intelligence: 95% of the rebels in Syria are foreigners

The BND admitted that only 5% of armed terrorists in Syria are really Syrians, 95% of them are from abroad.
According to the newspaper “Die Welt”, the BND has published in an official and detailed account of the nationalities of the rebels in Syria and their locations in the country.
Most of the rebels come from African countries. It is likely to be members of al Qaeda.
According to the report, the number of rebels in Syria estimated at 14,800.

Intervju med Syriens utrikesminister Walid Moallem – Syria’s Foreign Minister ‘Ready’ To Work With New UN Envoy

”If ending the violence was in the hands of the Syrian government, then I assure you we would have ended it yesterday,” Moallem said. ”Unfortunately, it is not a Syrian government decision. It is in fact Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, who are arming, hosting, and financing these armed groups. So the decision is there.”

Det här med regimbytesplaner för Syrien är inget nytt! Och detta måste man ha i åtanke när man talar om totalitär regim osv. Liksom fallet var med Libyen och Khadaffi, han utsattes ju för åtskilliga mordförsök genom åren. Och de som kallade Khadaffi och kallar Bashar Al-Assad för paranoida kanske borde reflektera lite över vad de säger.
Michel Chossudovsky – Anglo-American 1957 Secret Plan to Assassinate the Syrian President. Déjà Vu?

The plan called for funding of a “Free Syria Committee”, and the arming of “political factions with paramilitary or other actionist capabilities” within Syria. The CIA and MI6 would instigate internal uprisings, for instance by the Druze in the south, help to free political prisoners held in the Mezze prison, and stir up the Muslim Brotherhood in Damascus.
The planners envisaged replacing the Ba’ath/Communist regime with one that was firmly anti-Soviet, but they conceded that this would not be popular and “would probably need to rely first upon repressive measures and arbitrary exercise of power”.

The ongoing US-NATO aggression directed against Syria has been planned for several years.
An invasion of Syria was contemplated in the immediate wake of the 2003 Iraq invasion by US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
“Regime change” in Damascus was again put forth by the Bush adminstration in the immediate wake of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The assassination was casually blamed, without evidence, on Damascus.
President George W. Bush “denounced Syria and its ally, Iran, as ‘outlaw regimes… Syria and Iran deserve no patience from the victims of terror,’” The British media confirmed in October 2005 that Washington was “looking for a pro-western replacement for Mr Assad.”

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29 sep

Dessa kemiska vapen på tapeten igen… se upp för false flag-attack!
Pentagon claims Syria moved chemical weapons

The Syrian government may have moved some of its chemical weapons to safeguard them against rebel forces, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at a Friday press conference.
While some weapons were moved to locations unknown to US intelligence, Panetta said the main storage sites remain secure and under government control.

Dozens of Syrian insurgents killed in Aleppo

Syrian government troops have killed dozens of foreign-backed insurgents in an assault on a compound in the flashpoint city of Aleppo as heavy fighting continues between the two sides, Press TV reports.

Syrian forces repel insurgents from Lebanon border

Syrian security forces have pushed back a number of foreign-backed insurgents trying to cross into the crisis-hit city of Homs through borders with Lebanon.

Outside Meddling In Syria Threat To Whole World Order: Russian Official

Attempts to solve the Syria crisis outside the U.N. would have destructive consequences for both Syria and the existing world order, a senior Russian diplomat said Friday.
“The attempts to look for ways out of the crisis in Syria outside the U.N. Security Council would have very destructive and dangerous consequences for Syria itself, for the Middle East region and, eventually, for the current world order as a whole,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at a conference of professional diplomats.

Russia’s Lavrov Reiterates All-Embracing Ceasefire for Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday that conflicting sides in Syria must first of all stop violence and maintain ceasefire to begin resolving the ongoing conflict in the country.
“Practical steps to overcome the crisis must begin with the all-embracing ceasefire, release of all captives and hostages, deliveries of extra humanitarian aid,” Lavrov said speaking at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
These steps, he said, will form conditions for the inter-Syrian dialogue. The conflicting sides must sit at the negotiating table “to work out a compromise concerning the essence and the pace of reformations that will suit all Syrians and provide for safety and rights of all ethnic and religious groups,” he added.

‘UN ridiculous, cover for US hypocrisy as force for democracy’

Terrorists Ferocity in Aleppo After the USA Promise of 45 Million Dollars Extra for Mercenaries

Video 2 min från Press TV – China condemns assassination of Press TV reporter

George Galloway på Press TV, video 49 min – Assassination of Press TV correspondent

WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT CAMERON AND SYRIA

Here are all the comments so far at the Daily Mail website:
Is it any wonder that people feel such contempt for Cameron.
He seldom misses an opportunity to say something untrue, unwise, tactless and undiplomatic, or quite stupid – and sometimes all of those together. …

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28 sep

De syrienfientliga makterna vill via sin talesperson på SR Ekot idag ge bilden av att FSA (”Fria” Syriska Armén) går till en storoffensiv i Aleppo och på förstasidan har man rubriken – ”Den slutgiltiga striden är inledd” – Bloggen Syrian Perspective menar att man har förstahandsrapporter från Aleppo om vad som händer, inte som de kontrollerade medierna som vanligtvis låter mr Rami Abdul Rahman från London ostört bre ut sig. Enligt den bloggen tvingades Erdogan i Turkiet, av medborgare, opposition och militären, gå med på att sparka ut FSA ur landet. De utländska lego-krigarna beordrades då att bege sig till Aleppo för ”den slutgiltiga striden”. Den syriska armén ska ha delat ut flygblad och uppmanat ”rebellerna” att lägga ner vapnen annars kommer de att bli dödade.
Rubriker från Press TV idag – Syrian army kills insurgent leaders in Aleppo

The Syrian army has killed a number of insurgent leaders in the flashpoint city of Aleppo as the mop-up operation to clear the northern city of armed groups continues.
The insurgent leaders were killed after Syrian troops attacked a terrorist command center in the Bab neighborhood on Friday.
Heavy clashes, however, continue between government forces and foreign-backed insurgents in other parts of Aleppo. Armed groups fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have vowed to step up their attacks in Aleppo in coming days.

Syrian army kills dozens of insurgents in Aleppo

Press TV – US unveils $45 million fund for Syria, allocates $15 mn to insurgents

Tony Cartalucci – Surreal: Clinton Pledges $45 Million in Aid to Al Qaeda in Syria, US inundates terrorist legions with cash & support after regional embassy attacks and death of own ambassador

friendsofsyria.wordpress.com – Canadians and Americans Sending Money to Al Qaeda to Kill in SyriaThis is What They Do With Your Money Hillary Clinton

Nya angrepp på den fria informationsspridningen – Broadcast signal of Syrian news channel hijacked

Privately-owned al-Ikhbariya Syria television news network has experienced broadcast signal intrusion and irrelevant images were broadcast for sometime on the channel.
Director of al-Ikhbariya Syria television station, Imad Sarah, said hostile sides determined the frequency used in the studio-to-transmitter link on Thursday, and broke into the network’s transmission, the SANA news agency reported.
They then aired a broadcast packet for about a minute and a half before al-Ekhbariya’s technical team restored the original signal.

Slain reporter got numerous death threats prior to murder: Press TV CEO

The CEO of Press TV says the network’s correspondent in Syria Maya Naser and his colleagues had received ‘numerous death threats’ months before his murder.
Dr. Mohammad Sarafraz said in an interview with IRIB late Thursday that the Press TV and Al-Alam Damascus Bureau had received numerous threatening messages over the past few months, adding journalists working for the two Iranian news networks had been directly and repeatedly threatened with death.
He said that such threats were part of Western efforts to block the free flow of news dissemination on the regional developments including what is going on in Syria.
Reporters are now directly threatened with murder. In this regard, these wars, with the one in Syria included, have a major difference with the past wars, Sarafraz said.

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ALEPPO NOW ..
NATO backed Brotherhood Terrorists have set light to thousands of tires, in order to prevent the Syrian Air Force from performing their duties of seeing and crushing them ..
Most of Aleppo is said to be covered in smoke ..
And to further Terrorise the people of Aleppo, the Criminals then proceeded to spread rumours that they are being attacked with Chemical Bombs …

Angående påståenden om att oroligheterna och protesterna i Syrien från början var fredliga och obeväpnade. Ett inlägg på BBC den 30 april 2011 innehåller de här citaten:

The Syrian ambassador at the UN this week said 51 security force personnel had been killed in the previous 10 days. Since then another six have been killed.
The official Syrian news agency has published pictures of their funerals.

There was a man speaking on the BBC World Service the other night who made a fascinating remark.
He said his wife’s cousin, a colonel in the Syrian army, was shot dead with eight other soldiers on 10 April as they drove on the main road into Banias. Their car was raked with gunfire.

Viktiga uppgifter att dokumentera, man borde samla fler sådana. T.ex. har en journalist som jobbade för Al Jazeera som hoppade av i protest mot kanalens ensidighet, rapporterat om hur han såg och filmade män med vapen som passerade gränsen från något grannland in i Syrien i april 2011. Hans inslag sändes inte av Al Jazeera.

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27 sep

Mycket intressanta uppgifter Christof Lehmann kommer med här – Killing of Journalist Maya Naser in Damascus possibly tied to his investigation into Turkey War Crimes

Knowing what Maya Naser has been investigating during the last days of his life gives a clear indication of which images the FSA and the Turkish government want to control.
During the last days, leading up to the assassination of Maya Naser and the wounding of the Al-Alam and PRESS TV station chief in Damascus, Hussein Mortada, Maya was investigating a case which had the potential to lead to the impeachment of the Erdogan led government of Turkey and indictments for serious war crimes and human rights violations.
Earlier this month the Workers´Party – Turkey filed criminal charges for the Turkish governments support of the Free Syrian Army and related terrorist groups. Only days before his assassination, Maya Naser entered into an ad hoc investigative alliance into the alleged war crimes and human rights violation of the Turkish government with leading members of the Workers´Party Turkey, international lawyer Christopher Black, and the author of this article.
Maya Naser could not only confirm many of the Workers´Party´s allegations against the Turkish government, he could provide the evidence.

In subsequent, personal conversations between Maya Naser and the author of the article, he reiterated that there is further evidence that corroborates the suspicion that the government of Turkey is sending prisoners who have received a death sentence and those who serve life time sentences to Syria as an opportunity to be released from prison and as a chance to clear their record.
International lawyer Christopher Black responded to Maya Naser´s information, stating that if his information was correct, then the Turkish government is committing a war crime under the Rome Statute, which forbids forced service of non-combatants in war.
According to Christopher Black it would be possible to file a complaint with the ICC against Turkey and NATO if corroborating evidence could be produced, stating that if Turkey is involved in these crimes, then its partners are equally guilty.

syrianperspective.blogspot.se – ger en detaljerad beskrivning av hur attacken mot militärhögkvarteret igår gick till. Två självmordsbombare i bilar fulla med sprängmedel sprängdes, en vid ingången till området och en utanför byggnaden efter att vakter dödats av den första. Därefter stormade 30 terrorister in i byggnaden, planen var att de skulle ta höga militärer som gisslan och därefter döda dom. Men, detta skedde kl 7 på morgonen, och ett möte mellan höga militärer var planerat till den tiden men hade ställts in, inga militärledare fanns där. Detta som ett led i att vilseleda västs avlyssnare! Videon nedan visar hur trupper kommer till undsättning. Alla terrorister dödas utom 3 som tas tillfånga, en var syrier de övriga två kom från Libyen.

On September 25, 2012, terrorists detonated two suicide bombs inside vans packed with C-4 (Semtex) explosives. The bombs went off at approximately 7:00 a.m. local time in Damascus before the arrival of Syrian General Staff officers. According to Syrian state t.v., four guards were killed and innocent bystanders were injured, some seriously. Down the highway which links the Damascus International Airport to Omayyad Square, was the Martyr’s Sons School which had been commandeered by terrorists and was used as a staging ground for attacks on the Ministry of Defense immediately after the two explosions. Our source in Damascus, Monzer, spoke to us this morning and confirmed the accuracy of the state television report. But, he had more to say about the origins of this operation.
First of all, the timing was inelegant. The bomb went off at 7:00 in the morning. Interestingly, the Syrian Defense Minister, Lt. General Fahd Al-Fureij, was to have met at that time with several high-ranking field commanders. But the meeting was cancelled the night before because General Fureij has put into operation a ”disinformation” program in which appointments are made across ordinary lines in order to confuse NATO eavesdroppers.

Russia Today – Calls for Assad capitulation, not dialogue, encourages Syria terror – Lavrov

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – Syria: The Opposition and terrorism

The west has once again armed, trained and supported terrorist forces in an internal conflict in a sovereign nation, breaching international law; the murderous activities of this scourge is the responsibility of the operationals on the ground and their foreign military and political backers.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – Maya Naser murdered by terrorists

Press TV – ‘Press TV reporter death premeditated’ Interview with Paul Wolf, human rights and international lawyer, Washington

I think that that is very, very significant that he (Press TV correspondent Maya Naser) was not just another journalist who died in some crossfire. He was assassinated

Press TV – Assassinating Press TV reporter violation of int’l law: AnalystInterview with political analyst Omar Nashabe, Beirut

So this, in a way, is a violation of all international laws by targeting a journalist who was there in this terror attack.

‘Press TV reporter’s assassin must be brought to justice’

‘Terrorist-backed uprising in Syria drives world to 9/11 style war’ – Afshin Rattansi

Pepe Escobar – Why Qatar wants to invade Syria

Make no mistake; the Emir of Qatar is on a roll.
What an entrance at the UN General Assembly in New York; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani called for an Arab coalition of the willing-style invasion of Syria, no less.
In the words of the Emir, ”It is better for the Arab countries themselves to interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military duties, and to do what is necessary to stop the bloodshed in Syria.” He stressed Arab countries had a ”military duty” to invade.
What he means by ”Arab countries” is the petromonarchies of the Gulf Counter-Revolution Club (GCC), previously known as Gulf Cooperation Council – with implicit help from Turkey, with which the GCC has a wide-ranging strategic agreement. Every shisha house in the Middle East knows that Doha, Riyadh and Ankara have been weaponizing/financing/providing logistical help to the various strands of the armed Syrian opposition engaged in regime change.

breakingnews.sy – Turkish Republican Party: Erdogan’s support to Free Army is a constitutional crime

video 1 tim med intervju – bloggingheads.tvElias Muhanna (Qifa Nabki, Brown University) and Camille Otrakji (The Syria Page)

video – Syria News 27.9.2012, Al-Ikhbariya Syrian TV Hacked, Technical Team Restores Broadcast in 90

Syria Real News – September 26 & 27 roundup

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26 sep

Maya Nasser, som t.ex. rapporterar i videon – Syria opposition hold conference in Damascus – i inlägget 24 sep nedan, har dödats av krypskyttar i Damaskus – Press TV correspondent killed in Syrian capital – (video 19 min med intervju med Maya Nasser från 7 sept)

Foreign-backed insurgents in Syria have killed Press TV’s correspondent, Maya Nasser, by sniper fire while he was reporting on air in the capital, Damascus.
Press TV and Arabic language Al-Alam TV network’s bureau chief Hussein Murtada also came under attack and was injured by the insurgents on Wednesday.
The two were covering twin blasts in Damascus and the ensuing fighting in the Syrian capital.

Russia Today – Iranian TV reporter killed on air by Syrian rebel sniper in Damascus
counterpsyops.com –For those who didn’t know him: Brave Journalist MAYA NASSER, courageous and honest, always on the field reporting truth
Scott Creighton – Press TV Reporter Murdered by Hillary’s Heroes in Damascus

Bomb attacks hit central Damascus, gunfire follows

Two bombs have exploded near the chief of staff headquarters in the center of the Syrian capital, Damascus, causing only material damage and no casualties, the Syrian state TV reports.
The blasts occurred near Umayyad Square early Wednesday, and were followed by gunfire in several districts of Damascus.
The terrorist Free Syrian Army has reportedly claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi has declared that the twin blasts caused no casualties.
In another incident on Wednesday, the Syrian army clashed with a group of insurgents who tried to attack a television building in Damascus.

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Four security guards were killed and 14 civilians and security personnel were wounded in twin blasts that hit a military complex in Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian state television quoted a military source as saying.
An armed forces statement said military leaders were unhurt and only a number of guards were wounded in the blasts, which shook the whole city at around 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) before regular working hours.

video som visar en brinnande byggnad som sägs vara den som utsatts för attacken.

‘US unleash hell in Syria, new violence levels reached’, Patrick Henningsen – geopolitical analyst for the current affairs website ”UK Column”

Press TV – Qatar admits to aiding Syria opposition

Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has acknowledged that Doha has “used all available means” to help the Syrian opposition.

Qatar does not have any single election at any level and no basic principles of democracy are being observed in the Arab state.
The country, home to the largest US military base in the Middle East, is an absolute monarchy where the Al Thani family controls the state and all of its institutions.
Furthermore, Doha is providing foreign-backed insurgents in Syria with financial support and weapons, which have claimed the lives of many civilians.

Från facebookFreeing over 70 kidnapped men and women in Rableh town in Homs countryside.

Tony Cartalucci – NATO Terrorists Bomb School in Syria, France seeks no-fly zone over Syria to repeat Al Qaeda Benghazi-blowback

As NATO desperately attempts to coverup a botched false flag operation in Benghazi, Libya which left a high ranking US diplomat dead, France has urged a repeat performance in Syria. That is, arming and providing air support for the very terrorist battalions now operating in Syria that have ravaged and overrun Libya, leaving it a perpetually wrecked, destabilized terrorist epicenter.
The announcement made by French President Francois Hollande came on the heels of a deadly terrorist bombing in Damascus targeting a school rebels claim baselessly claim was being used by Syrian security forces. Western propagandists are now calling the school a ”security building.”
Reuters reported in their article, ”Syrian rebels bomb security building in Damascus:”

forsvarasyrien.blogspot.se – Rapport från ett krigsmobiliseringsmöte

Syria News 26.9.2012 – * Military Source: Four Guards Martyred, 14 Military Members and Civilians Injured in General Staff Building Bombings
* Armed Forces Inflict Heavy Losses upon Terrorists in Several Provinces,
* Lebanese Army Arrests 5 Syrians and a Lebanese in Car Loaded with Military Equipment
* Bogdanove: Ibrahimi to work on basis of Geneva agreement

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25 sep

Från facebookThe Syrian TV declares arresting Saudi and Turkish officers in Aleppo.

Från Press TV idag – Security crisis in Syria over: Iran deputy FM

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs says the security crisis in Syria is over and Tehran will continue its efforts to stop violence in the country.
“Iran will use all its spiritual influence and power to help Syria to get rid of terrorists and will continue its all-out support for the Syrian nation and government,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with a parliamentary delegation representing Syria People’s Assembly on Tuesday.
Underlining the successful handling of foreign plots by the Syrian government, the Iranian deputy foreign minister stated that Syria’s enemies have failed in their plans to overthrow the country’s government and Syria has weathered the security phase of the crisis.

Att jämföra med Ekots inslag för ett par dagar sen där det påstods att de väpnade grupperna kontrollerar stora delar av Syrien!

farsnews.com – Syrian Rebel Groups Fired from Turkey

According to a report by Arabi Press news website, defected Colonel Ahmad Hijazi admitted that Ankara has fired the rebel group from Turkish soil and gave it a deadline to transfer its central command to Syria.
Meantime, he said FSA was also forced to move into Syrian soil in a bid to prevent further rift among rebel groups.
A senior commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army acknowledged that Ankara has fired rebel groups from Turkish soil.

syrianperspective.blogspot.se – ERDOGHAN ON HIS LAST DAYS AS P.M., SAYS SYRIAN INFO MINISTER –

Seven Citizens Injured in Explosive Device Blasts in Martyrs’ Sons School in Damascus, Terrorists Killed, DShK-equipped Cars Destroyed in Various Areas

On the bombing in Damascus near schools

Rableh: 280 Christians held hostage

Christians kidnapped in the village of Rableh, on the border with Lebanon, in western Syria, spreads: after the maxi kidnapping which occurred yesterday, of 150 people (see Fides article 25/9), today another 130 civilians were detained and kidnapped by armed gangs in the area, creating a group of 280 hostages. As local sources of Fides report, the hostages were crammed into a school in the village of Gousseh, while the kidnappers released the women that had been stopped previously. The armed kidnappers announced that they intend to wait for their head and then discuss any possible ransom.

Press TV – Lebanese army intercepts weapons, ammunitions bound for Syria

Lebanese army has intercepted a vehicle laden with military equipment which was destined for the anti-government insurgents in Syria.
The army said on Tuesday that the vehicle was seized at a checkpoint near the al-Qaa border crossing in east Lebanon. Five Syrian nationals, who had been illegally residing in Lebanon, were also on board.
The equipment seized includes hand grenades and communication hardware.
Since the beginning of unrest in Syria, Lebanese army has seized a large number of consignments of weapons and ammunitions bound for insurgents in Syria.

Yusuf Fernandez – Is the Syrian Crisis a Proxy War against Russia?

Ett team från en rysk TV-kanal har följt den syriska armén en längre tid och visar här bilder – Battle For Syria: View from the Frontline! Who is the Syrian army fighting? What is the armed opposition fighting for? And why are there so many interested parties in this conflict?

worldmathaba.net – Syria Real News – September 24 & 25 roundup

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24 sep

Webster Tarpley på Press TV om detta med påståenden om att ”Fria syriska armén” flyttat sitt högkvarter från Turkiet in i Syrien. Blev de utsparkade? Eller ingår det i ett försök att kunna upprätta en sk ”flygförbudszon”?

syrianperspective.blogspot.se har idag ett nytt inlägg om Turkiet och menar att Erdogan tvingats sparka ut FSA ur landet!

In order to salvage what he can of the goodwill he used to enjoy, Erdoghan has reportedly given General Necdet Ozel the green light to ”expel” the FSA and especially, the newly arrived savages from Libya, Yemen and Morocco. This might not be easy. In any case, the FSA or the newly-named Syrian National Army, announced their move to Syrian lands in order to properly ”command the forces of revolution”. Nobody can believe this.

Syria opposition hold conference in Damascus

al-akhbar.com – A First Step towards Dialogue in Syria

Sunday’s National Conference to Save Syria in Damascus saw regime opponents meet with human rights activists and foreign officials from regime-supporting nations to discuss solutions to the ongoing crisis.
Damascus – After several failed attempts and rumors of postponement, the National Conference to Save Syria was held at the Omayad Hotel in Damascus on Sunday.
The conference featured a mix of pro-regime foreign dignitaries, reform-oriented activists and hard-line opposition members committed to the toppling of the regime.

Syrian Democratic Party SG: 80% of Aleppo Cleared from Terrorists

More details of foreign rebels flooding into Syria are revealed. This time, the famous British daily Guardian reported some of the scenes from the ground field

The daily further mentioned that ”hundreds of international fighters have flocked to Syria to join the war.”
”Some are fresh-faced idealists driven by a romantic notion of revolution….Others are al-Qaida veterans of Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan,” it added.
To reach the wars in those countries, foreign fighters had to cross borders with forged passports and dodge secret services.
The frontline in Syria is easier to reach via a comfortable flight to southern Turkey and a hike across the border.
According to the Saudi, it was an easy walk from Turkey to the small Syrian town of Atmeh. There, the foreign fighters were received by a Syrian who runs an extremist camp and organized into fighting units.
Each team was assigned an Arabic speaker and given 10 days’ basic training, the point of which was not to learn how to shoot but to learn to communicate and work together.
The fighters were then dispersed among the different extremist organizations, including Ahrar al-Sham [the Free Men of Syria] and Jabhat al-Nusra [the Front for the Aid of the People of the Levant]. Some, like Abu Omar’s Chechens, were allowed to form their own units and simply referred to as the muhajiroun, or ”immigrants”.

Edward S. Herman – Manufacturing ”Failed States” – artikeln finns också på dissidentvoice.org

The United States has mastered the art of undermining its targets by fomenting domestic terrorism, and then laying the responsibility on them for the crimes sponsored by Washington itself. This method affords it the possibility both to justify military intervention and to carry it out without risk. The well-oiled scheme described here by Edward S. Herman is now being applied in Syria.

These programs always involve serious “atrocities management,” whereby the government under attack is accused of major acts of violence against the rebels and their supporters, and is by this process effectively demonized and set up for more massive intervention. This was very important in the Yugoslav breakup wars, and possibly even more so in Libya and Syria.

The malignant consensus on Syria – av Tim Anderson från Australien

It is a paradox of our digital age that, despite an enormous supply of information, a powerful yet misleading consensus can still shape the course of international relations. Such was the case with the supposed threat from Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction”, and such is the case with the foreign-backed “revolution” in Syria.
The “consensus” from March 2011 was that President Bashar al-Assad was a “brutal dictator”; the Syrian people had risen up against his regime as part of the Arab Spring’s democratic awakening; Assad’s minority Alawi group was repressing the majority Sunni group; and a rebel force had been formed from army defectors and outside forces were only helping them defend a civilian population.
In my opinion, virtually every element of this picture was false. While a political opposition had pressed for President Assad to deliver on his promise of political reform and to clean up corruption, the armed attacks of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) derailed this process.
The big powers scrambled to form an alliance with the most fanatical of Islamists, but by the end of 2011 an independent poll showed that most Syrians wanted Assad to stay.
Australian academic Jeremy Salt wrote from Turkey that “the killing of soldiers, police and civilians, often in the most brutal circumstances, has been going on virtually since the beginning”.

Intervju med Guenter Meyer – On Syria and way beyondOne of Europe’s most outstanding experts on the Middle East, Professor Guenter Meyer, addresses in this exclusive in-depth interview for Asia Times Online the Syrian civil war and its international dimensions.

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