Förmodligen den vassaste analysen av Syrienläget som finns att tillgå! Christof Lehmann – Davos: The Syria War Continuum and the Tripartite Energy War
The energy security stall mate after the Russia – EU Summit in Bruxelles in December 2012 continues in Davos. Russian – European relations with regard to energy security have suffered considerably since the onset of the war in Syria. With the United States, using its political leverage to drive a wedge in between Russia and Europe, and with the cause of the Syria war still not being discussed openly and constructively, both Russia, Europe and the US-Dollar may be heading toward a deep freeze.
Russia is currently delivering between 22 and 26 % of the gas that is consumed in the EU. The main routes of delivery are the North Stream pipeline from St. Petersburg to northern Germany and the South Stream pipeline from the Caspian Sea to southern Europe.
After the discovery of the worlds largest known gas reserves, the PARS gas fields in the Persian Gulf in 2007 the global energy dynamics have changed considerably. This change has ultimately led to the war on Syria.
The stall mate between the EU and Russia is bound to continue, bound to negatively affect both Russian and European economies and energy security, bound to aggravate the crisis in Syria,and bound to threaten security globally, as long as the core issues, including the role of the USA in destabilizing Russian European relations and the US role in forcing European policy makes into going along with the aggression against Syria are not being addressed.
english.ruvr.ru – S.Lavrov, Nabil al-Arabi back Lakhdar Brahimi’s efforts on Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi have expressed support for efforts of the UN and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi to broker a political settlement of the conflict in Syria.
This was stated at the Russian Foreign Ministry after a telephone conversation, which took place at the request of the LAS Secretary General.
The sides noted the need for a speedy end to bloodshed in Syria. ”Issues pertaining to the first ministerial session of the cooperation forum Russia-LAS slated for February in Moscow were substantively discussed,” – says a statement of the Foreign Ministry.
Press TV – Army units defuse roadside bombs in west Syria
Syrian soldiers have defused a number of roadside bombs in the west of the country as the Army continues its operations against foreign-backed militants, Press TV reports.
Army units on Thursday defused five explosive devices planted on a road near the city of Homs.
Heavy fighting was reported in the capital, Damascus, as well as in the southwestern city of Dara’a.
Sixteen militants were killed in the clashes with government forces.
Meanwhile, the Syrian minister for religious endowments (Awqaf) called for million-man prayers at mosques on Friday for the restoration of security in the country.
Mohammed Abdul Sattar said Syria will prevail against the conspiracy that has been hatched by hostile states and led by Wahhabi infidels from abroad.
Video från en demonstration mot medialögnerna om Syrien utanför TV-huset i Stockholm igår
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Videon nedan är från ett föredrag från den 12:e december 2012.
Från början skulle det hållits hos ABF, men flyttades (efter sedvanlig uppvaktning från krigsmånglare) till Folket i Bilds lokaler på Södermalm i Stockholm.
Lars-Gunnar Liljestrand, FIB-juristerna. Talar om FN och folkrätten.
Hans Öhrn, frilansjournalist. Besökte Damaskus i maj 2012.
Anders Romelsjö, professor och medlem i Syriensolidaritet diskuterar massmedias roll och den utländska militära inblandningen.
english.al-akhbar.com – Qatar Leaks: The Business of Foreign Affairs
Al-Akhbar publishes leaked minutes from the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs that have Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutog(lu and Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi discussing regional affairs – from Russia’s involvement in Syria to Gaddafi’s fall – with Qatari officials.
An important dimension of the Syrian crisis is the electronic war being waged by both sides. One of the groups active in this area calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army and it has recently succeeded in hacking into several official Qatari, Saudi, and Turkish websites and downloading thousands of secret documents from them.
Al-Akhbar gained access to some of these through an intermediary and, after confirming their authenticity, agreed to publish them in coordination with the Syrian Ajel website.
Today, Al-Akhbar begins publishing these documents, starting with three correspondences from the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Terrorists Assassinate School Instructor In Raqqa
A terrorist group assassinated Math Educational Instructor for Raqqa province, teacher Nabih Jamil al-Sa’ad.
An official source told that terrorists were lying in wait for al-Sa’ad and shot in him in front of his home in the town of Hmaida in Raqqa province, martyring him.
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Terrorists Assassinate a Doctor in Damascus
Earlier on Tuesday, terrorists assassinated Dr. Mamdouh Abudllah Bin Abd Dibeh, a cardiologist, in front of his clinic in Sheikh Mheddin area in Damascus.
Danny Makki – Why Aleppo Will Never Fall
Was Aleppo not one of the safest and most peaceful cities in the region before this proxy war?. The people of Aleppo never supported fighting the Syrian state and are being punished for that reason, just because they opposed foreign intervention the ‘Armed militias’ turned their beautiful city into a war zone, evicted thousands from their houses and declared the mother of all battles.
It was not so much a battle as it was an invasion.
Tony Cartalucci – US propped up extremist groups in Syria
In 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, ”To Check Syria, U.S. Explores Bond With Muslim Brothers.” And even then, it was noted that the Brotherhood held close links with groups the US recognizes and lists as terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda.
These are the ”freedom fighters” then and now, that the US has been supporting, funding, and in fact arming. The most recent accusation of the US arming known-terrorists came from retired US Army General and former Special Forces Commander, William G. Boykin, who claimed the US is not only arming terrorists in Syria, but they are doing so by running guns through the terror emirate of Benghazi, Libya.
Patrik Paulov – ”al-Qaida styr allt här”
Den syriska utlandsstödda oppositionen förlitar sig allt mer på Jabhat al-Nusra. Det är en utlöpare från irakiska al-Qaida, som numera har 5000 väpnade jihadister på plats i Syrien.
15 januari blev ännu en svart dag i Syriens historia. På universitetet i landets största stad, Aleppo, rådde full aktivitet. Det var tid för examensprov. Men denna dag kom att handla om något annat.