Man undrar… medan detta relativa lugn i medierna angående Syrien råder, vad pågår bakom kulisserna? Lägger västmakterna upp planer för ett militärt ingripande? Uppgifter om NATO-missiler och tyska trupper i Turkiet, erkännande av den nya västskapade exilregeringen nu också av EU! För att skaffa sig en anledning för en attack måste väl i så fall till något alldeles extra, man kan ju tycka att de uttömt alla möjliga och omöjliga metoder och taktiker. Det skulle vara en false flag-operation med kemiska vapen som skylls på syriska regeringen innan någon hinner blinka, eller något i den stilen.
Eller… tänker man låta fredsförhandlingar få en chans, och sluta upp att mata de väpnade gängen med vapen och annat stöd?
Förhandlingar i Iran mellan Syriens ledning och opposition – Syrian parties form committee, contact group
First they agreed to form a special committee. Then they decided to set up a contact group under an Iranian initiative to hold talks with the opposition groups outside Syria. Now Iran’s Foreign Minister says the representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition want to organize a similar gathering this time in Syria to ensure the success of their first meeting in Tehran called Syria National Dialogue.
presstv.ir – ‘Tehran meeting positive step towards resolving Syria crisis’
Syrian deputy prime minister for economic affairs Qadri Jamil has described Syria National Dialogue in Iran’s capital, Tehran, as a positive step towards resolving the country’s crisis.
Jamil said on Monday that the meeting is also a positive step towards strengthening negotiations among Syrian groups and could yield significant results.
Jamil made the remarks on the sidelines of the two-day meeting between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Tehran which began on Sunday.
Nearly 200 participants, including Syrian scholars, tribal and religious leaders, representatives of different ethnicities, minorities and the opposition as well as representatives from other countries are participating in the meeting.
Russia Today – EU recognizes Syrian opposition as ‘legitimate’ representative of the Syrian people
European Union has recognized a newly formed Syrian opposition coalition as a “legitimate representatives of the aspirations of the Syrian people.”
presstv.ir – Syria condemns France decision to accept opposition envoy
Syria has expressed strong opposition to a decision by France to accept an envoy from the Syrian National Coalition for Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNCROF).
”France is acting like a hostile nation,” AFP quoted the Syrian National Reconciliation Minister, Ali Haidar as saying in Tehran on Sunday, a day after France invited the coalition to send an envoy to Paris.
”It’s as if it wants to go back to the time of the occupation,” the minister noted of the French mandate in Syria after World War I.
english.ruvr.ru – Syria opposition bloc says to be based in Egypt
A newly formed Syrian opposition bloc that received Arab and international backing last week is to be based in Egypt, its head Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib told the official MENA news agency on Monday.
”It has been decided that the Syrian National Coalition will have its headquarters in Egypt,” Khatib was quoted as saying after talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr.
Two largest Islamic groups reject Syria opposition bloc
The main Islamist rebel groups in Aleppo province, including Al-Nusra Front and Liwa al-Tawhid, have rejected a newly-formed Syrian opposition bloc, saying they want an Islamic state, in a video posted on the Internet Monday.
”We, the fighting squads of Aleppo city and province, unanimously reject the conspiratorial project of the National Coalition and announce our consensus to establish an Islamic state” in Syria, the statement said.
nyhetsbanken.se – Sverige och Storbritannien övar Syrieninvasion
Mer än tusen Royal Marines kan skickas till Syrien med kort varsel.
Det beskedet kommer två dagar efter att utrikesminister William Hague manade till stora aktivitet i det internationella samfundet för att insätta en Israelvänlig regim i Damaskus, och en vecka efter att ÖB Gen Sir David Richards bekräftade att försvarsministeriet har ”mycket begränsade beredskapsplaner” för militära aktioner.
I en artikel av Thierry Meyssan – Why a new war on Gaza? – där han spekulerar om orsakerna till Israels attacker mot Gaza, frågar han sig om läget i Syrien har något med det att göra.
Is there a link to the unrest in Syria?
Last June, a peace agreement was concluded in Geneva by the major powers. This was immediately sabotaged by a US faction, which organised leaks to the Press concerning Western implication in the events, thus forçing the resignation of mediator Kofi Annan. This same faction then twice attempted to end the situation militarily, by organising two massive attacks on Damascus, on the 18th July and the 26th September. When these attacks failed, the Obama administration returned to the initial agreement and resolved to implement it after the Presidential elections and the change of Cabinet.
The agreement calls for the deployment of a United Nations Peace Force, mainly composed of contingents from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (SCTO). This force would be tasked with separating the belligerents and arresting the foreign jihadists present in Syria. By allowing Russia to re-enter the Middle East, Washington hopes to relieve itself of the burden of Israel’s security. Russia would protect the Zionist state from attack, and would also prevent it from attacking anyone else. The US military retreat from the Middle East would then be able to continue, and Washington would once again enjoy the freedom of action it has lost due to its permanent privileged relationship with Tel-Aviv.
From this perspective, the partisans of Israeli expansionism have to act in Gaza, and perhaps also in Jordan, before the Russian deployment.