SR Ekot kommer nu med ett inlägg om en ny rapport från Human Rights Watch som påstår att den syriska regeringen använder klusterbomber mot civilbefolkningen! Min spontana reaktion är att detta med all sannolikhet är fabricerad propaganda, med tanke på hur HRW (och t.ex. Amnesty) och Ekot och Cecilia Uddén (och andra västmedier) brukar bete sig, särskilt under den här kampanjen det senaste ett och ett halvt året mot Syrien. Det mest troliga är, om de nu verkligen funnit sådana vapen, att de spridits av västs väpnade gäng. Även om de brukar spridas från flygplan, kan man inte placera ut sådana här bomber för hand, i syfte att göra en sådan här propaganda-rapport som HRW kommer med?
Och ”mot civilbefolkningen”! OM de syriska styrkorna använt sådana vapen så är det mot de tungt beväpnade legokrigare som kommer in i tusental från grannländer som Turkiet.
Att det handlar om en krigspropagandakampanj visas av att en man på ett klipp säger: ”Vi behöver skydd – FN måste införa en flygförbudszon.” !
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Turkiet har påstått och västmedierna har lydigt spridit uppgifter om att man funnit militärt material ombord på flygplanet som tvingades ner, vilket Ryssland och Syrien bestämt förnekat, och något bevis har inte visats upp. Nu ska talespersonen för USA’s regering, Victoria Nuland, ha sagt – US Blasts Russian Stance on Syria as ‘Morally Bankrupt’
Nuland said the shipment was “legally correct,” but she added “the policy is still morally bankrupt.”
Lasten var alltså oklanderligt laglig! Men då måste ju Erdogan sättas åt ordentligt för att han ljugit, kommer man att få se det i de regimtrogna västmedierna?
Turkey dismisses Russian proposal for Security Line with Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on October 10 said that direct dialog between the two countries was vital in order for Turkey-Syria relations to improve. On Saturday the Syrian Foreign Ministry published a statement welcoming the Russian initiative. Turkey’s Foreign Minister however wrote this off as “worthless,” stressing that “Syria’s statement means nothing to us.”
Christof Lehmann – Washington’s Salafist Quagmire in Syria
The Obama administration and the Turkish government of Prime Minister Erdogan are faced with a Syrian quagmire that is prompting them to send a signal to Saudi Arabia. Riyadh’s support of fundamentalist Salafi Jihadi groups in Syria is becoming increasingly counter productive. Riyadh is not only creating a public relations dilemma for Washington and Ankara, the influx of fundamentalist Salafists which have been streaming to Syria over recent months is making it increasingly difficult, if not impossible to build a coherent and credible Syrian opposition that could be used as an argument for regime change.
The recent aggravation of border incidents between Syria and Turkey could indicate a change of strategy. Lacking a credible political opposition to support and not being able to overtly support organizations that are otherwise designated terrorist organizations, it is not unlikely that a direct military confrontation between Turkey and Syria is the next best option. It is however, questionable whether Erdogans AKP government can rally the support of Turkey’s population behind a military campaign against Syria.
Regardless whether the support of Salafists by Saudi Arabia continues overtly or covertly, it is presenting both Washington, Turkey and other ”Friends of Syria” with a serious quagmire.
There is no credible political opposition that supports the continuation of a military campaign, and a continuation of a military campaign with the help of imported extremists is likely to undermine both the political and the armed Syrian opposition.With winter approching, it looks as if the Arab Spring in Syria is turning into NATO’s Fall.
Brahimi in Iran to find political solution to Syrian crisis: Lawmaker
A senior Iranian lawmaker says the UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has visited Iran with the aim of finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks over the ongoing unrest in the Arab country.
During his visit, Brahimi will hold talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi over the escalating tension in Syria.
Iraqi premier’s spokesman Ali Mussawi said on Saturday that Brahimi will travel to Iraq after his visit to Iran to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over the 19-month unrest in Syria.
Sunday Telegraph: Brahimi is setting a plan to deploy a peace making force in Syria consist of 3000 members, and can include Europeans.
Vilka europeiska länder skulle det vara som skulle kunna ha någon trovärdighet som oberoende?
slut på uppdateringen ______________
Germany asks Turkey to show restraint over Syria conflict
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has called on Turkey to show restraint over its recent conflict with Syria.
Westerwelle, who is in Istanbul for talks with Turkish officials, made the remarks in a meeting with his counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday.
”It is important that no one pours oil on the fire,” he said. However, he backed Turkey’s decision to intercept a Syrian plane en route from Moscow.
Syrian troops kill Saudi officer in mop-up operation in Idlib
Syrian Army soldiers have killed a Saudi military officer during a mop-up operation in the northwestern province of Idlib.
The officer, identified as Mohammad Salem al-Harbi, was killed in fierce clashes between foreign-sponsored insurgents and Syrian soldiers in the western town of Ma’arrat al-Numan, situated 73 kilometers (45 miles) south of the flashpoint city of Aleppo, on Saturday, the Arabic-language news network Al-Alam reported.
The report added that several foreign militants of Turkish nationality were also killed in the battle.
Syrian Army Kills 400 Terrorists in Aleppo, Homs
On Friday, Syrian newspaper al-Baath released the names of a number of the Saudi and Qatari nationals who were killed during the army clashes with terrorists in the city of Aleppo on Friday.
According to Ajel news agency, the Syrian army intensified its military operations against armed rebels in the cities of Aleppo, Idlib, Hama, and Daraa on Friday.
Hundreds of terrorists were killed and injured during clashes with the Syrian army in different Syrian cities on Friday.
CRITICAL INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL AOUN: WAR IN SYRIA WILL LEAD TO A “NEW WORLD ORDER”, Lebanese former military commander-in-chief, Michel Aoun, is interviewed by Syrian State TV on Oct 11, 2012.
worldmathaba.net – Syria Real News – October 14 roundup