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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