3 dec

UPPDATERING

Västmedierna börjar prata om kemiska vapen igen, och att – FN tar hem personal från Syrien – Vad kan det betyda?
Och hur mycket sanning ligger i Ekots påstående? : ”Samtidigt har talesmannen för det syriska utrikesdepartementet, Jihad Makdissi, sagt upp sig och uppges vara på väg till London.” !

doldanyheter.wordpress.com – Putin berättade att han och Erdogan har nya idéer angående Syrien

Ryssland har många möjligheter (både politiska och ekonomiska) att sätta press på Turkiet, vilket USA också har. Frågan är vem som har mer styrka och kan lyckas att få Turkiet på sin sida. Turkiets premiärminister Erdogan befinner sig är i en mycket svår situation, men det är mycket möjligt att han och Putin har lyckats att hitta en kompromiss och det är möjligt att denna kompromiss inte kommer att offentliggöras.

Analysis: War on Syria Worsening, At least 15 Syrian civilians were killed and 24 others injured in a car bomb attack in the western city of Homs on Sunday. Last week, Syrian newspaper Al Watan published the names of 142 foreign militants from 18 countries, who were killed while fighting against the government. Almost 50 of those named were Saudi nationals. To further discuss the issue, Press TV’s News Analysis program has conducted an interview with Danny Makki, co-founder of Syrian Youth in Britain, Ala’a Ebrahim, journalist and political analyst from the Syrian capital city of Damascus and Jihad Muracadeh, political analyst from Lebanese capital city of Beirut.
Danny Makkis del finns utskriven på Press TV

english.ruvr.ru – Putin urges restraint on Turkey-Syria crisis

Russia shares Turkey’s concerns over its recent border conflict with Syria but urges both sides to keep calm, President Vladimir Putin said during a press-conference in Istanbul after the talks with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdog(an.
Mr. Putin said that Syria’s attacks on Turkey were ”accidental,” adding that Syria has too many other problems now to unleash a war against its neighbor.
When asked to comment on Turkey’s plans to place Patriot missiles on its border, Mr. Putin said: “Firstly, this is an outdated system. Secondly, we do share Turkey’s concerns over the issue and understand the feelings of the Turkish nation but we call on both sides to show restraint.”

Russia’s and Turkey’s positions on the Syrian crisis fully coincide but solution methods vary, President Vladimir Putin said during a joint press-conference with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdog(an in Istanbul. The Syrian issue dominated the agenda of the talks, the VoR`s reporter says.
Mr. Putin said that he and Mr. Erdogan agreed to instruct their foreign ministers to hold additional consultations on Syria to exchange new ideas on how the crisis could be solved.

english.ruvr.ru – Syria moving chemical weapons components

A U.S. defense official says international intelligence sources have detected that Syria has been moving chemical weapons components in recent days.

‘Iran & Russia next NATO targets after Syria’, Germany is considering deploying up to 170 soldiers as part of the NATO mission to set up Patriot air defence missiles on the Turkish border with Syria despite more than 60% of Germans being against the move, according to a poll last week.
RT talks to government and business consultant Christoph Horstel in Berlin.

huffingtonpost.com – UN pulling out nonessential int’l staff from Syria

The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-struck Arab state.
The U.N.’s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria says up to a quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could exit by week’s end.
Radhouane Nouicer said Monday that the reason is because ”the security situation has become extremely difficult, including in Damascus,” the Syrian capital.

Morris har en ny intervju med Syrian Girl

slut på uppdateringen _________________

Russia Today – Putin to talk Syria in Turkey

Russia’s president is set to visit Ankara to discuss the Syrian crisis – months after the countries’ relations were shaken by the interception of a Damascus-bound Russian plane by Turkish forces.
­Ahead of the meeting, Turkey’s premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed out that “Russia is holding the key…Russia’s attitude is crucial,” speaking about the tackling of the Syrian conflict.
Istanbul also indicates that the meeting isn’t aimed at attempting at convincing Moscow to back the rebels.
Russia must be made part of the engagement process … It’s more important and possible to convince Russia to persuade the Assad regime to compromise, rather than to persuade Russia to support the opposition,” a source close to the leadership said, according to reports.
President Putin is also expected to express his concerns about Ankara’s request for NATO to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems on the Turkish border with Syria. Earlier, Moscow pointed out that the measure would destabilize the already shaky situation in the region.

Russia Today – Turkey scrambles jets as Syrian warplanes bomb border region

The Turkish Air Force scrambled F-16 jets fighter jets along its border with Syria after Syrian warplanes attacked rebel positions on their side of the border.
­The Syrian forces were targeting the rebel-controlled town of Ras al-Ain, reports the Lebanese newspaper Daily Star, citing Turkish security sources. The rebels captured the locations about a month ago.

Militarization of Syria conflict in full swing – Russia’s Deputy FM

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Putin’s Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters Monday that militarization of the Syrian conflict was in full swing.
He said belligerent opposition groups were receiving massive outside arms shipments, including deadly Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, despite the existing embargo.
“There has been a sweeping militarization [of the Syrian conflict], which is of course extremely disturbing because it doesn’t contribute to the peacemaking efforts that should encourage cooperation between all opposition groupings in order to reach an immediate, lasting and comprehensive ceasefire,” Mr. Bogdanov said.

Press TV – Syria TV shows killed militants

Syria’s national television has aired footage showing the bodies of foreign militants, who were killed on Thursday while trying to cross into the country.
The television said on Sunday that the Syrian Army ambushed 21 armed men with the help of locals near the Syrian border town of Tal-kalakh.

http://www.mcclatchydc.comAl Qaida-linked group Syria rebels once denied now key to anti-Assad victories

When the group Jabhat al Nusra first claimed responsibility for car and suicide bombings in Damascus that killed dozens last January, many of Syria’s revolutionaries claimed that the organization was a creation of the Syrian government, designed to discredit those who opposed the regime of President Bashar Assad and to hide the regime’s own brutal tactics.
Nearly a year later, however, Jabhat al Nusra, which U.S. officials believe has links to al Qaida, has become essential to the frontline operations of the rebels fighting to topple Assad.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – Syria and Lebanon: The Pentagon’s “Phase III” and NATO’s War in the Levant, Excerpt from The Globalization of NATO

What follows is an excerpt of chapter 14 (NATO and the Levant: Syria and Lebanon) of The Globalization of NATO which was published in the Milli Gazette of India on page 17 under the title “Nato and the Middle East” in November 2012. It gives an excellent background to the Pentagon’s plan to invade Syria and the invasion plan’s ties to NATO and Israel.

The Pentagon began preparing for a potential invasion of Syria in 2003 while its tanks were still rolling through Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. The US Congress would also pass the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act to open the door for operations in Syria and Lebanon. The Guardian reported on April 15, 2003:
[US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld ordered] contingency plans for a war on Syria to be reviewed following the fall of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, his undersecretary for policy, Doug Feith, and William Luti, the head of the Pentagon’s office of special plans, were asked to put together a briefing paper on the case for war against Syria, outlining its role in supplying weapons to Saddam Hussein, its links with Middle East terrorist groups and its allegedly advanced chemical weapons programme. Mr. Feith and Mr. Luti were both instrumental in persuading the White House to go to war in Iraq.
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