Syrian army destroys 16 insurgent vehicles in Aleppo
Russia wants talks, cease-fire in Syria
The Kremlin is open to hosting an international conference on the Syrian crisis as soon as possible, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest briefing to the U.N. Security Council on Syria, warned that the longer it takes to find a political solution to the crisis, the more difficult long-term reconstruction will become.
The situation in Syria ”has taken a particularly brutal turn” since he issued a report in August, he said.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Moscow was interested in hosting international delegates to discuss the situation in Syria.
Russia says Syria’s Assad ”still solid”
President Bashar al-Assad’s government remains ”solid” and is still backed by many Syrians who fear those who could take his place, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in remarks published on Monday.
Christof Lehmann – Italian Peace Movement Criticizes Report of International Commission on Syria
Marinella Correggia of the Italian “No-War Network – Roma“, criticizes the recent report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry (CoI), mandated by the UN Human Rights Council for lacking evidence and for being one-sided.
Corregia and the No-War Network – Roma (NWNR) are warning against using the flawed and strongly biased report as a basis for decisions at the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 17 September. According to Corregia, the report offers many conclusions but does not contain much evidence to justify them.
Corregia and the No-War network are calling for a negotiated solution to the conflict in Syria, beginning with a cease fire. The Syrian people, she states, should have the possibility of expressing themselves on their future, in conditions of peace and without foreign interference.
The NWNR points out that such a plan has previously been agreed upon, but that the implementation has been deliberately thwarted by by a number of foreign powers who are determined to exacerbate the conflict by supplying even grater amounts of arms and money to those opposition forces who are striving to gain control of the country through violence.
Olga Chetverikova, 17 aug – Authors and Producers Behind the Blueprint for the Syrian Drama
It became clear recently that the West’s former blueprint for Syria – a conversion of Aleppo into the country’s Benghazi, a foothold for a sweeping offensive against the government forces – was irreversibly defeated. Having done the due editing on their tactic, the Syrian opposition’s curators remote-controlling the process from Paris, Tel Aviv, London, and Washington switched to a combination of 1) constant pressure meant to push Syria deeper into chaos by terrorists attacks, subversion, information campaigns, and externally fueled sectarian strife plus 2) serious steps towards an undisguised intervention to be launched by NATO and a group of its Arab vassals. The point at the moment is that Syria’s slide into a nightmare with no end in sight, perhaps culminating in a shocking episode like the seizure of the Syrian chemical warfare stockpiles by puppet international terrorists to add the final touch to the picture, should eventually provide a credible justification for an international military crackdown on Assad’s regime.
The «death triangle» comprising Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar plays games in Syria in tight coordination with the CIA. The key roles in the concert are given to Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani, the premier and foreign minister of Qatar in one, and to House of Saud member Bandar bin Sultan, secretary general of the Saudi Arabia’s national security council and intelligence agency chief. In fact, Prince Bandar, an ambassador to the US in 1983-2005 who is accordingly well-connected in Washington, is both a central figure in the Saudi establishment and a man with a reputation of a top foreign influencer in the US. He is known to have poured money into the Nicaraguan contras, the mercenary groups in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, and Chechnya, and his current support for the Syrian terrorists comes as a logical extension of the record. Suspicion runs high that Bandar was instrumental in organizing the terrorist attack which took the lives of four senior Syrian officials in Damascus (5) last month.
Al-Qaeda now a US ally in Syria
While we reflect on the 11th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks on American soil, there is a blinding light that may obscure our view: this sworn enemy now fights hand in hand with the US against the Syrian regime.
The historic State of the Union address by US president George W. Bush on September 20, 2001 is loaded with morals and principles about good and evil.
The president’s ultimatum was clear: either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.
In Syria, there is mounting evidence that Al Qaeda and its allies are actively deploying terror tactics and suicide bombers to overthrow the Assad regime.
The Channel 4 Report On The Farouq Brigade
The French journalist Mani embedded with the insurgents of the insurgent Farouq brigade near Talbiseh in Syria. The British Channel 4 has his video report which is quite interesting. It reveals that the brigade has large support from the outside.
Some of the fighters obviously had sniper training (1:15) and are teaching their comrades in that trade. They use M-16 automatic rifles with scopes.
Two different anti-aircraft guns are shown. A ZU-23-2 twin 23 mm gun mounted on a blue truck. As the truck lacks the weight to give the gun some stability its only possible use is in a ”spray and pray” mode. A white truck is mounted with a ZPU-1 14.5mm machine gun. This is stability wise a more effective arrangement. As the continuous shooting for the camera shows there seems to be no lack of ammunition for these guns
breakingnews.sy – The Syrian Army is confronting the terrorists according to “Collar 150” strategy
In the second part of the meetings that Breaking News network made with a Syrian military expert, he revealed the mechanics of Free Army gangs in Syria and how the Syrian Army deal with them
The expert confirmed in an exclusive statement to Breaking News that after the military operations ended in Damascus countryside, the raid operations are by Syrian security forces depending on information that the people give in most of the hot-spots.
He added that those operations have caused big positive results, as the Syrian security forces were able to arrest lots of terrorists and foil attacks on checkpoints for Syrian Army.
The military expert said that Syrian security forces have confronted wide operations for terrorists.
He revealed that quite literally, there are soldiers that defend the land every 150 meters, plus an intelligence collar that strikes the armed groups in the inside.
About the ability of terrorist groups to carry out operations, the expert said that there are no coordination between the armed groups. Adding that terrorists do their operation individually.
West pursues its interest by provoking unrest in Syria: Poll
The poll was carried out through telephone interview and covered 900 Spanish adults from August 10 to 12, 2012.
According to the survey which was conducted by the Spanish research company Akra Delta, whose results were published on September 3, 51 percent of the respondents said the Western powers are after provoking unrest in Syria in order to wage a new war in the region.
The survey also showed that 44 percent of the participants believe that the West aims to shift the balance of power in the Middle East region.
Peace ‘nearly impossible’ as long as West supports Syria rebels
20 Syrian soldiers executed in Aleppo
Two amateur videos were posted on YouTube on Monday showing what appear to be images of 20 dead Syrian soldiers, blindfolded and handcuffed. They were reportedly executed by rebel fighters in the northern city of Aleppo.
The video showed the men dressed in army clothes, sprawled along a road with their bloodied heads lying on a pavement.
Makdessi: The Road to End Syria Crisis is Well-known
In an interview with al-Mayadin TV on Saturday, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry Spokesman Dr. Jihad Makdessi said that the reference points of the mission of UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi are the UN six-point plan and the Geneva declaration, but any other point can be discussed in a manner that suits Syria and serves its stability since Syria’s interest lies in the success of Brahimi’s mission.
Makdessi indicated that the road to ending the crisis is well-known, and that it involves the cessation of violence by all sides and launching a political process led by Syrians.
He pointed out that the lack of an international accord is the cause of any mission’s failure, saying that western countries cannot play the role of fireman and express concern over Syrians on one side while they continue to work with neighboring countries to smuggle weapons and harbor, train and send militants into Syria.
Syria’s rebel fighters vow no mercy for their own pro-regime family members
worldmathaba.net – Syria Real News – September 11 roundup