Arkiv för oktober, 2012

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presstv.ir – West call for Assad departure daydreaming: Russia

Russia has warned the Western powers that their call for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is like daydreaming and will only lead to more bloodshed in the Arab state.

En general från syriska flygvapnet mördades igår.

Hur har de väpnade gängen i Syrien fått tag på dessa Österrikisk-tillverkade vapen som inte används av syriska armén? – Terrorists in Syria use Steyr AUG rifles

presstv.ir – Bomb attack kills 8 civilians in Syrian capital

At least eight civilians have been killed and several others injured after a bomb attack hit Sayeda Zainab district in Syrian capital, Damascus, Press TV reports.

presstv.ir – Brahimi hopes China can play ‘active role’ to solve Syrian crisis

Brahimi said during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Wednesday that he hoped China “can play an active role in solving the events in Syria.”

presstv.ir – Syria rebels commute in Turkish ambulances, report says

A report says the Syrian army has detected Turkish ambulances being used as transportation vehicles for the insurgents in Syria.

english.ruvr.ru – Return of seized cargo from Syria jet still pending – official

Turkey hasn’t shed light on when it will be ready to return the seized cargo from the Syrian plane that was force-landed at an Ankara airport, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Wednesday.

The Syrian plane bound from Moscow to Damascus was forced to land on the Turkish soil on late October 10.

Intervju från Russia Today med, ”head of the Duma International Affairs Committee, Aleksey Pushkov”‘The only US policy towards Syria is to blame Russia’- Russian MP

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UPPDATERING

Syria needs an overhaul – Lavrov, Brahimi

”Implementing a workable ceasefire supposes the presence of international observers on Syrian soil. Sending them is a matter for the UN Security Council. The next Syrian mission must be considerably stronger than the last one that had to be rolled up in August.”
Mr Lavrov urged the Security Council to get down to considering concrete plans for its next Syria mission. He also pointed out that Russia is the only outside power that continues to maintain contact with both the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government. This makes it the best possible mediator in the Syrian conflict.

Intervju med Thierry Meyssan – ”Al-Qaeda-NATO nexus destabilizing Syria” – av Kourosh Ziabari för Tehran Times

This war against Syria began in February 2011, at the same time with the war against Libya, and many people are confused, because quite at the same moment, we have the revolutionary events in Tunisia, and some may think that the revolution in Tunisia is equal to the imperialist wars in Libya and Syria. Of course, when the U.S. sent some troops to Syria to wage a war, it didn’t send men in uniform; they used secret agents to make trouble inside Syria and justify an international military action. Because Russia and China vetoed their draft resolutions at the UN, they weren’t able to enter Syria with the assistance of NATO, as they did in Libya.
So they choose the plan b, and this plan was to send mercenaries with the financial aid of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and destabilize the country and to provoke a military coup d’etat inside Syria, and Ms. Clinton repeatedly talked about such a coup in Syria. But as this plan failed, we saw two big operations; one being the July 18 when they bombed the residence of the main leader of the National Security Council of Syria, and also September 26 plan when they tried, but failed, to kill the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. A great resistance by the army hindered their plans for a military coup. So, they don’t have any other solution, and probably they will accept the peace plan of Russia.

larouche.se – Syriska rebeller har amerikansk luftvärnsteknik

Rysslands försvarsstabschef general Nikolaj Makarov rapporterade i RIA Novosti på torsdagen den 24:e oktober om hur syriska rebeller nu förfogar över bärbara luftvärnsrobotar (ManPADS), inklusive amerikansktillverkade Stinger-robotar. Generalen tillade, att Ryssland fortfarande utreder från vem artilleripjäserna kommer.
Redan i augusti hade amerikanska NBC rapporterat, att ManPADS av oklar kvantitet och kvalitet nått rebellerna, möjligtvis med Turkiets, Saudiarabiens eller Qatars hjälp, vilka varit de ivrigaste förspråkarna av militärt stöd till oppositionen.

english.farsnews.com – Armed Salafis, Wahhabis Raid Syrian Grand Mufti’s House

”A group of 50 armed Salafis attacked my house in Aleppo, they broke the doors and stole my properties,” the Syrian grand mufti said in the meeting with FNA managing-director, elaborating on the situation in Syria.

His son, Saria Hassoun, was killed by the terrorists in an ambush in October 2011. He was shot near Ibla University on Idlib-Aleppo highway.

News Analysis från Press TV – Is Syria set to face a protracted conflict?-10-29-2012

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presstv.ir – Syrian air force general assassinated in Damascus

sana.sy – Lavrov: Foreign Forces Must Assume Responsibility Regarding Sides They Support in Syria, Brahimi: Bombings in Residential Areas Classified as Terrorist Acts

In a joint press conference with Brahimi on Monday, Lavrov said his talks with the UN Envoy seek to find new steps to end violence and bloodshed in Syria and launch dialogue, regretting that Brahimi’s efforts for a truce during Eid al-Adha holiday weren’t heeded.
Lavrov stressed that the sending observers or peacekeeping forces to Syria must be approved by Syrian government, and that such a decision can only be taken by the Security Council and after the Syrian government agrees to it.

He called on all foreign forces to assume their responsibilities, specifically regarding the sides they support in Syria, stressing that the urgent issue is committing all the Syrians who are fighting each other to a ceasefire and have them initiate dialogue.
Lavrov said that sides in Syria must be pressured to send balanced signals rather than have certain sides support specific sides to perpetuate violence, stressing the need to convince these sides to commit to a ceasefire and transition to political dialogue.

presstv.ir –Turkey rules out ‘dialogue’ with Syria

Dialogue with Syria could be “legitimizing the existing regime as the violence continues,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in a press conference on Tuesday.

Sharmine Narwani på Russia Today – US MILITARY COMMANDER QUESTIONS TURKEY STORYLINE ON SYRIA SHELLING

Hon pratar om något som inte tagits upp mycket, inte heller i alternativa medier, amerikanska militärers uttalanden om att de inte vet vem eller vilka det är som skjutit granater mot Turkiet från den syriska sidan – Origin of Syrian shells into Turkey unclear, US general says – resonemang på moonofalabama.org om vad dessa uttalanden kan betyda – Obama To Erdogan: Don’t Trick Us – kan det vara så att USA försöker dra sig ur Syrien-projektet? Mera troligt är väl i så fall att man bara vill vänta till efter presidentvalet.

Narwani har också intervjuats av Press TV – Disarming foreign-backed insurgents will lead to ceasefire in Syria: Analyst (inslaget finns av någon anledning i två versioner här är den kortare – Foreign-backed Syria insurgents used ceasefire to recharge: Analyst) – än en gång har ett försök att få till stånd en vapenvila missbrukats av de väpnade gängen, enda sättet att få slut på det ohyggliga våldet är att de som backar upp och beväpnar dessa gäng slutar upp med det.

Video från Press TV om medlaren Lakhdar Brahimis besök i Ryssland igår. Nu åker han till Kina.

TV-debatt (53 min) från Australien om Syrien – sbs.com.au – där även anhängare till presidenten får komma till tals, bl.a. mannen från Aleppo (se föregående inlägg) och Syrian Girl deltar. Ett kort klipp från denna debatt här..

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FSA gangs bomb Harem town near Turkish border (2km from Turkish border). The bombardments resulted in more than 25 deaths, a large number of wounded civilians and great damages on the residential buildings on 29-10-2012

Bilbombsraseriet fortsätter, presstv.ir – Car bomb explosion kills 10 near Damascus

The bomb went off next to a bakery on Rawda Street in the Jaramana district, 10 kilometers (6 miles) southeast of Damascus, on Monday, Syria’s state-run television reported.
The report added that women and children were among the casualties.

presstv.ir – Second Car bomb explosion kills several near Damascus

Several people have been killed in the second car bomb explosion hitting areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus in a day.

Videoklipp som visar förödelsen efter dagens terrordåd. Ännu en video .
presstv.ir – Syrian army defuses massive car bomb in Aleppo

Syrian soldiers on Sunday found and defused the bomb inside a suspicious vehicle in the Khan al-Assal residential neighborhood of the city, located about 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus, as they were patrolling the area, the official SANA news agency reported.
The report added that the car contained some 1,000 kilograms of explosives.

Ovärderliga kulturskatter, mycket gamla byggnader, stadsdelar och kyrkor och moskéer har förstörts i Aleppo. Rapport från en rysk journalist, Anastasia Popova – Syria: Anastasia Popova in the Syrian city of Aleppo
En annan rysk journalist, Anhar Kochneva, som försvann för två veckor sen och misstänks vara kidnappad är fortfarande försvunnen. Att den här ryska TV-kanalen kan göra sådana här reportage kan betyda att stora delar av Aleppo är befriade från terrorist-gäng.

Morris har en ny video-intervju (bra ljudkvalitet den här gången) med mannen från Aleppo om läget.

Xinjiang jihad hits Syria

Leaders from ”East Turkestan” terror organizations have organized for members to head for Syria to participate in their quest for jihad, the Global Times has learned from Chinese anti-terrorism authorities.
The organizations include the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the East Turkestan Education and Solidarity Association (ETESA) that push for ”independence” for China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Since May, ETIM and ETESA members have been going to Syria and linking up with organizations like Al Qaeda to fight against the Syrian government, according to China’s anti-terrorism authority.

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For 3rd Day, Terrorist Groups in Deir Ezzor, Damascus Countryside and Aleppo Continue Violations of Ceasefire

presstv.ir – Insurgents violate Syria ceasefire for third day

Insurgent groups fighting against the Syrian government continue their attacks in different parts of the country despite a temporary ceasefire being in place.
According to the Syrian sources, insurgents carried out a series of attacks in several parts of the country, including the capital, Aleppo and Dayr al-Zawr, on Sunday, violating a UN-brokered ceasefire for the third straight day.
At least three civilians, including a child, were killed in an insurgent attack in Aleppo. Terrorist groups also attacked an army checkpoint near Aleppo.

News about the Ceasefire, från 27 okt

Vesti.ru is, despite the general view that journalists are not able to report from Syria, again on site and reports on the course of the “ceasefire” in connection with the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice.
The terrorist attacks that are now almost happening on a daily base in Syria, that despite their catching of the attention by the media, however, show that the situation in the country has turned.
From the previous experience with the war in Syria, one can say that the terror has always been increasing, whenever the aggressors militarily were fallen behind.

Press TV’s News Analysis program has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, an author and Islamic Studies expert, from Madison, Sheikh Omar Bakri, a Salafist activist from Tripoli; and Omar Nashabi, with Al-Akhbar newspaper, from Beirut.

US, Turkey in 5-year joint military, intelligence work on Syria – Dempsey

Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff, Martin Dempsey, has acknowledged that the US has been sharing intelligence and military planning with Turkey over number of issues, including Syria, for the past five years.

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Det fanns ingen som helst vilja från de väpnade gruppernas sida att respektera vapenvilan som Brahimi föreslagit för denna helgen visar det sig. Många har dödats av bilbomber. Och säkerhetsrådet i FN vill inte gå på Rysslands linje och fördöma dessa attacker.
UN Security Council refuses Russia’s bid to condemn Syria attacks
Syria: US-NATO Sponsored Rebels break the Cease Fire
Terrorists Blow up Car Bomb in front of the Syriac Church in Deir Ezzor in Another Violation of CeasefireCar bomb hits Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr

Syrian opposition will not observe the truce: Webster Tarpley

Christof Lehmann – The Dynamics of the Crisis in Syria. Conflict Versus Conflict Resolution. (Part 2)

The majority of the Syrian population, including members of the Baath Party, the NCC, the PWP, and other reformist organizations are aware of that the Baath Party has been too slow to lift emergency laws and too slow at initiating reforms. There is however, also a broad consensus among the non-foreign backed political organizations, that Syria has had to cope with serious threats to its national security, and that reforms cannot be implemented at the cost of neglecting these concerns.
The general consensus within this apologetic discourse is that Syria, beside the armed insurgency, has been and is confronted with the following threats to its national security and integrity.

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sana.sy – Al-Jaafari: UNSC Statement Admits Existence of Foreign Parties Influencing the Armed Groups

The UN Security Council (UNSC) latest statement which supported the initiative of UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, to halt violence during Eid al-Adha admits the existence of foreign actors wielding influence on the armed terrorist groups in Syria, said Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari.
In a phone interview with the Syrian TV on Thursday night, al-Jaafari stressed the Security Council statement’s acknowledgment of those foreign actors by addressing a call on them to practice influence on the terrorist groups.
”This part of the [Security Council] press statement, mentioned for the first time, proves Syria’s view repeated since the beginning of the crisis on the existence of Arab, regional and international parties influencing the armed groups negatively or positively,” said al-Jaafari.
”Therefore, those parties need to be addressed,” he added.

Syria Eid ceasefire broken as fighting erupts at army base – rights group

Fighting has erupted in Syria in the first violation of a ceasefire honoring the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, a human rights group said. Rebel fighters reportedly tried to storm a military base near a highway linking Damascus and Aleppo.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that rebels had laid siege to a military base one kilometer from the highway, and that government forces had opened fire in a nearby village.

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Det är så här den syriska regeringen sagt om den vapenvila som Brahimi föreslagit – Syria announces Eid ceasefire, reserves right to respond attacks

Syria’s General Command of Army has announced nationwide truce for Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holidays, though warning that it ‘reserves right’ to respond if insurgents don’t respect the ceasefire.
The General Command said on Thursday it would also respond to ”terrorist groups trying to reinforce their positions by arming themselves and getting reinforcements” as well as neighboring countries facilitating the smuggling of fighters across borders during that period.

Orthodox Priest Kidnapped and Executed by US-NATO Sponsored Rebels

The body of the greek orthodox priest Fr. Fadi Jamil Haddad, pastor of the church of St. Elias in Qatana, was found today in the Jaramana neighborhood (north of Damascus) not far from the place where he was kidnapped, on October 19, by unidentified armed group

US involved in supplying air defense systems to Syrian insurgents – Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry, while not directly blaming the United States for supplying the Syrian insurgency, strongly suggested that it was involved in the logistics of the supplies.
­”True, the United States is not supplying portable anti-aircraft rockets to Syrian militants,” remarked ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich in comments that appeared on the Foreign Ministry’s website on Thursday. “But it is no secret that Washington is well-informed about the supplies of various types of weapons to illegal militant formations now operating in Syria,” he noted.
No country has confirmed the delivery of man-portable air defense systems to Syrian insurgents, but Russia is insisting on an explanation, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin told reporters in New York earlier.
”We had spoken to those who might have made such deliveries,” Churkin said. “They assured us they were (not responsible) for these activities.”

sana.sy – 60,000 Electrical Detonators, Weapons Seized in Homs

Authorities on Wednesday evening seized 60,000 electrical detonators hidden inside spare tires of a truck in Hassia area in Homs.
An official source told SANA reporter that the truck was coming from al-Jarajir village in Damascus Countryside and heading towards Manbij city in Aleppo.
The source pointed out that the detonators are used in making explosive devices.

sana.sy – Syria Demands That UNSC, UN General Secretariat and UNHRC Condemn Crimes of Terrorist Groups and Hold Them to Account

The Ministry stressed in its letters that the armed terrorist groups and their supporters are continuing the shedding of the Syrian blood in contradiction with all human values and at a by now known timing ahead of sessions held by the UNSC to discuss the situation in Syria.
Highlighting in this context the massacre committed earlier on the day in the city of Douma in Damascus Countryside, the Ministry clarified that an armed terrorist group known as ‘Liwa al-Islam’, which is led by a salafi leader called Zahran Alloush, committed ”a horrible massacre” in which Syria lost 25 martyrs, including children, women and elderly people.

Turkey Seeking to Set up Military Training Camp for Syrian Rebels in Yemen

The Turkish government asked Yemen to set up a military base for training Syrian terrorists and rebels, sources close to the Ankara government revealed on Wednesday.

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