Jag fortsätter att leta efter tecken på att USA och Ryssland gör ett försök att komma fram till en uppgörelse som ska få ett slut på striderna i Syrien. En hypotes som bygger på den bild Thierry Meyssan ger i artiklar som dessa – 28 nov och – 16 okt.
Och det hot som nu byggs upp från väst kanske inte främst handlar om att rädda ansiktet utan om att stärka sin position i dessa förhandlingar.
english.ruvr.ru – Russia, US, UN to jointly deal with Syrian crisis
Russian and US experts have agreed to hold consultations with UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in the coming days.
A statement to this effect was made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after his talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Lakhdar Brahimi on the sidelines of the OSCE’s ministerial meeting in Dublin on Thursday.
”We agreed that all our joint actions will be based on the Geneva Communique. Discussing the current state of affairs, we decided that participants of the Action Group for Syria will be able to implement the tasks that were outlined on June 30. Russia and the United States realize that they bear special responsibility for international stability, something that was stressed by Lakhdar Brahimi. He believes that Moscow and Washington could try to contribute significantly to implementing the Geneva agreements.
english.ruvr.ru – Russia, US experts to discuss Syria
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Russian and American experts would shortly be meeting with Brahimi and his team to brainstorm the issue, based on the “Geneva document on Syria.”
Commenting on the results of his Thursday’s meeting in Dublin with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mr. Brahimi, Lavrov said the sides planned to “just exchange opinions on how best to resolve the Syrian crisis.”
english.ruvr.ru – Ban Ki-moon urges Security Council to unity on Syria
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community and the UN Security Council on Friday to unite and take decisive action to end the conflict in Syria, saying only a political solution could end the violence.
”I urge the international community, and in particular the Security Council, to stand united and act decisively to end the crisis,” Ban said after visiting a refugee camp in Turkey.
”The military path is a dead end. It only fills the streets with more blood, it only fills camps like this with more tears.”
english.ruvr.ru – Clinton calls for ‘concerted push’ on Syria
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Friday on all parties with influence in Syria to make a ”concerted push” together to halt the conflict.
Clinton said there had been no ”great breakthrough” during talks in Dublin on Thursday with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and the UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, but said there would be further meetings.
”All of us with any influence on the process, with any influence on the regime or the opposition, needs to be engaged with Brahimi for a concerted, sincere push to see what is possible”, Clinton said.
Pre-Empty: US ramps up WMD rhetoric against Syria
english.ruvr.ru – Russia has no proof of Syria’s chemical weapons plans –envoy
Russia has no data proving Syria’s intentions to use chemical weapons against the opposition – the country’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko stated Friday.
Scott Creighton – New Shaky Cam Video Purports to Show Syrian Chopper Using WP on Civilians
english.ruvr.ru – Syrian rebels declare Damascus airport a military target
Rebels fighting in the Syrian capital declared Damascus International Airport a military zone on Friday, warning civilians and airlines not to approach it.
Ganska intressant att man nu i västmedierna, något år i efterskott, börjar justera bilden av USA’s inblandning i Libyen och Syrien, och så smått börjar erkänna att man hade personal på plats i Libyen, och är inblandade i vapenleveranser!
nytimes.com – U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands
The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.
The experience in Libya has taken on new urgency as the administration considers whether to play a direct role in arming rebels in Syria, where weapons are flowing in from Qatar and other countries.
The Obama administration did not initially raise objections when Qatar began shipping arms to opposition groups in Syria, even if it did not offer encouragement, according to current and former administration officials. But they said the United States has growing concerns that, just as in Libya, the Qataris are equipping some of the wrong militants.
foxnews.com – Arms shipments traveled from Libya to anti-Assad fighters, sources say
Arms have been shipped from Libya to support Syrian fighters since almost immediately after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, according to an international cargo shipper based in the Mediterranean who said the movement of arms is well-known in Benghazi.
”We did it before, taking arms into Libya to support the rebels and it worked. I don’t see why we don’t do it now and take the arms to help the Syrians fight Assad,” the source told Fox News.
The size of the arms cargo varied, but some of his ships carried in excess of 600 tons of weapons. Some of these same shipments also included professional fighters from across the region that assembled in Libya and thus have been dubbed ”The Libyan Brigade,” headed to the fight in Syria against the Assad regime.
two separate British sources who have been on the ground for the last four years in Benghazi told Fox News the movement into Syria was very similar to the movement of weapons into Libya. ”Weapons and fighters were absolutely going to Syria, and the U.S. absolutely knew all about it — though most shipments have stopped since the attack on the American Consulate,” one said.
All say that the weapons from Libya have mostly been offloaded at docks in Turkey, but some of the shipments end up off the coast of Lebanon, where they are offloaded at sea. The trail then extends from Turkey and Lebanon across the international borders into Syria to support so-called freedom fighters opposing the Assad regime.
Press TV – US uses Qatar, UAE as surrogates in its ‘regime change’ bids
doldanyheter.wordpress.com – Avslöjades schema av USA:s vapenleveranser till Al-Qaida
Ghaleb Kandil – They are supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria
Firstly, the course of the military operations reflects the success of the Syrian Arab army to control the situation, after it thwarted Erdogan’s plan to establish a bugger zone and pushed towards the emergence of information confirming that the armed men’s presence in some neighborhoods of Aleppo has retreated. Indeed, the Syrian army was able to control most of the city’s neighborhoods, while normalcy was restored to Homs and Deir az-Zor. In the meantime, the Syrian armed forces are implementing a wide-scale assault in Damascus, its surrounding and Rif, in order to destroy the dens of terrorism and impose the state’s authority, while military and security reports estimate that the next few weeks will witness the Syrian state’s regaining of its full control over all the provinces and border regions.
Secondly, the actual fighting power on the ground is that of Al-Qaeda, its various factions and the military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood organization. As for the groups that are outside this gathering, they are scattered and merely constitute local organizations and gatherings which include criminals, thieves and bandits. According to the information, the operations room in Turkey, led by officers from the American intelligence services with the participation of Qatari, Saudi, Lebanese and Libyan security groups, is the one giving orders and providing the fighting groups inside Syrian with information and plans, but also organizing the arms, ammunition and explosives smuggling operations and giving orders to the sabotage cells throughout Syria to carry out explosions and assassinations.
Thirdly, Western hypocrisy in regard to terrorism and the network of Al-Qaeda organization is being confirmed by what is happening in Syria. Indeed, had the standards set by the Americans since September 11 been applied, international conferences would have been held to support the Syrian state in the face of Al-Qaeda and the terrorist groups that are active on Syrian soil..