Thierry Meyssan håller fast vid sin bild, att USA är på väg att byta strategi i Syrien och tillåta att presidenten sitter kvar och att våldet lägger sig. Han har ju framfört liknande tankegångar i tidigare artiklar (som här 1 nov , 9 okt och 16 okt), men inte mycket har hänt som har synts utåt. Men eliminerandet av David Petraeus, och andra höga militärledare, ska vara ett led i detta skifte. – Obama II – the purge and the pact
Enjoying a legitimacy reinforced by his reelection, President Barack Obama is preparing to launch a new foreign policy – drawing the conclusions from the relative economic weakening of the United States, he has renounced the idea of governing the world on his own. US forces continue their departure from Europe and their partial disengagement from the Middle East in order to take up positions around China. From this perspective, he wants to weaken the developing Russo-Chinese alliance at the same time as sharing the burden of the Middle East with Russia. Consequently, he is ready to apply the agreement on Syria which was reached on the 30th June in Geneva – deployment of a UN peace force, composed mainly of troops from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, and maintenance of Bachar el-Assad in power if he is designated by his people.
But even before the nomination of the new Cabinet, the political about-face has already begun with the resumption of secret negotiations with Teheran. In fact, these new policies require an end to the isolation of Iran, and the recognition of the Islamic Republic as a regional power. The first consequence – the construction of the new gas pipeline has resumed. It will link South Pars, the largest gas field in the world, with Damascus, and then the Mediterranean and Europe – an investment of 10 billion dollars which could not be profitable unless there is lasting peace in the region.
Obama II’s new foreign policy is going to upset the Middle East in 2013, but in the opposite way to that announced by the Western and Gulf media.
Thierry Meyssan – Welcome to the ”liberated zone” of Aleppo
Thanks to logistical support from France, the new authorities of the ”liberated zone” of Aleppo are currently setting up a religious dictatorship inspired by the Saudi model. The reality is very different from the soothing declarations of Presidents Sarkozy and Hollande concerning the defence of liberty and the promotion of democracy.
Christof Lehmann – Thirty-Four Killed in Double Bomb Blast in Jaramana near Damascus, Victims Families denounce State-Sponsored Terrorism
En representant för den syriska oppositionsgrupp som är på besök i Ryssland säger att utländska makter har planer på en ockupation av Syrien – english.ruvr.ru – Syria always to be friends with Russia – Syrian opposition member
Syria will always maintain friendship with Russia, coordinator of the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change Hesam Manaa told The Voice of Russia.
This is one of the Syrian opposition organisations whose delegation is coming to Moscow intending to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
According to Manaa, Syria is now threatened from outside as there are plans of foreign occupation of Syria.
Manaa said that they relied on China and Russia that would not allow that to happen.
en.rian.ru – Syrian Opposition Accuses Turkey of Allowing Mercenaries
A key member of the unrecognized Syrian opposition accused Turkey on Wednesday of allowing Saudi mercenaries to enter through its border with Syria.
“These people are destroying Syria,” Haytham Manna, spokesman for the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change, told the Voice of Russia. “Unfortunately, there are political players such as Turkey who allow them to invade Syria.”
‘Over 10,000 militants fighting Syria’
A political analyst says that the list of identified militants released by the government in Damascus is ”only the tip of the iceberg” as reports indicate over 10,000 foreign-backed fighters are in Syria, Press TV reports.
On Tuesday, Syrian newspaper Al Watan published the names of 142 militants from 18 countries, who were killed while fighting against Syrian forces. The list includes 47 Saudis, 24 Libyans, 10 Tunisians, 11 Afghans, nine Egyptians, six Qataris, five Lebanese, five Turks and a number of insurgents from Chad, Chechnya and Azerbaijan.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Alaa Ebrahim, journalist and political analyst in Damascus
swedish.ruvr.ru – Syriska rebeller sköt ner regeringens jaktflygplan – english.ruvr.ru – Syrian rebels capture pilot of downed jet
Rebeller i provinsen Idlib i norra Syrien sköt ner arméns jaktflygplan. Flygplanet föll ner i närheten av den turkiska gränsen och exploderade. Rebellerna påstår att planet sköts ner av en mark-till-luft missil.
För en månad sedan sa Rysslands utrikesministerium att USA levererar luftvärnssystem till den syriske presidenten Bashar al-Assads motståndare. USA:s utrikesdepartement vederlägger dock denna information.
swedish.ruvr.ru – Nato väljer plats för Patriot-förband
Natos experter har börjat granska platserna som är utvalda för placering av Patriot-förband i Turkiet. Enligt de officiella meddelandena kan missilerna placeras på en militärbas i provinsen Malatya i östra Turkiet, i provinsen Diyarbakir eller i Sanliurfa i södra Turkiet.
swedish.ruvr.ru – Ytterligare en explosion i södra Syrien
En minerad bil har sprängts idag i den sydsyriska provinsen Deraa, meddelar statens TV. Det finns offer.
english.ruvr.ru – EU extends Syrian sanctions for three more months
The EU agreed on Wednesday to extend sanctions against Syria for another three months, reports Agence France Presse quoting diplomat sources.
doldanyheter.wordpress.com – Frankrike betalar 1 miljon Euro till syriska rebeller
Syriens ståndaktighet och speciellt presidenten Bashar al-Assads styrka fullständigt förstör London och Washingtons planer. Enligt dessa planer hela regionen i dagsläget borde ha befunnit sig i det största kaoset. Men Syrien fortfarande slåss och tänker inte ge upp. USA med anhang är beredda att göra allt, inklusive att ge Bashar al-Assad immunitet om han går med på att lämna landet, vilket Assad inte accepterar.
USAs slutliga mål är Ryssland och Kina och för att nå det måste de skapa kaos och flytta centrum av detta kaos närmare till Ryssland och Kinas gränser.
Morris pratar med en man från Turkiet – FSA Trying To Seize All Turkish Syrian Border Posts – Turkish Citizen
Cosa is near the Turkish Syrian border, he says the situation is out of control, people are crossing freely right under the eyes of the Turkish military & Intel
And While Davutoglu is crying in Gaza, Turkish-Israel Bilateral trade increases around 30% for the last 2 years
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sana.sy – Citizens Martyred, Others Injured in Two Car Bomb Blasts in Jaramana – presstv.ir – 20 killed in bomb blasts near Damascus –Four blasts rock Damascus suburb, casualties feared: State TV – video
Terrorists on Wednesday blew up two car bombs loaded with large amounts of explosives in the Main Square in Jaramana city in Damascus Countryside, killing a number of citizens and injuring others and causing huge material damage to the residential buildings and shops.
Tony Cartalucci – Breaking: Western-backed Terrorists in Syria Slaughter Christians in Bombing, Al Qaeda terrorists, backed, armed, funded, and diplomatically recognized by the West, have detonated 2 car bombs in Christian-Druze quarters in Damascus, killing dozens
Excusing egregious acts of terrorism aimed at Syria’s civilian population by claiming those targeted were ”mostly loyal to President Bashar Assad” has been a favorite tactic of AP, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and others. In reality, the vast majority of Syrians, from Christians to Druze, from Shia’a Muslims to moderate Sunnis, are targets of the sectarian extremist, Saudi-Wahhabi indoctrinated terrorists the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have been funding, arming, importing from across the region
, and arraying against the people of Syria since at least 2007.
Christof Lehmann – NATO to Deploy Patriot Missiles in Turkey
After the public humiliation which the Erdogan government suffered on 29 October, when millions of Turks went into the streets to celebrate Turkey’s revolution day and to protest against the war on Syria, and that in spite of Erdogan’s attempt to outlaw the celebrations;
After the humiliation Erdogan suffered because millions of protesters removed the police barricades in the streets of Ankara, Istanbul and every major city in Turkey, showing R. Tayyip Erdogan and the Freedom and Justice Party, AKP, that their attempt to rewrite Turkish history had failed miserably and that the people of Turkey did not stand behind an imperialist war against Syria;
After such a public humiliation it is naturally understandable that the Erdogan government would need really convincing arguments, such as the one that the deployment of Patriot missiles would be necessary to protect Turkish citizens from Syrian mortar shells.
If one still has sympathy with R. Tayyip Erdogan, or pity, one can only hope that nobody reminds the citizens of Turkey about the fact that the model of mortar which was used in the cross border incident was identical with the model which Turkey had provided to the FSA and other vanguards of truth and democracy in Syria.
Oops. Sorry Tayyip.