Christof Lehmann – Syrian Government and Syrian Kurds about to foil NATO’s Greater Middle East Project
Syrian TV reports that the Syrian Prime Minister Wael Al Halaki and representatives of the Syrian Kurds National Initiative have met to analyze the political program to end the conflict in Syria. Both the Kurds of Syria and the government agree that the crisis only can be resolved by dialog. During the summer of 2012 NATO made several attempts to play the Kurdistan Card in the attempt to balkanize Syria first, and Turkey afterward.
The successful conclusion of the meeting between Omar Osi and Al Halaki are one more blow to NATO and the Freedom and Justice Party government of Turkey’s P.M. R. Tayyip Erdogan. R. Tayyip Erdogan has, according to Chairman Dr. Dog(u Perinçek and other leading members of the Workers’ Party – Turkey been groomed for years to carry out the Greater Middle East Project.
The project was developed by the RAND Corporation for the US Department of Defense in 1996. The renown Pakistani security and energy security consultant Major Agha H Amin stated in a recent interview with the scribe, that both the USA, the Erdogan administration and Israel attempted to set up a Kurdish state by first balkanizing Syria, and then Turkey, as part of an US plan to create a NATO corridor from Turkey to India, along what Maj. Amin called the soft, oil-rich belly of Russia and China.
Thierry Meyssan – In Washington, no one is responsible for the Syrian fiasco
As she bowed out, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her record in an interview granted to the New York Times . Incidentally, “off the record”, she shared a few secrets with journalists who slipped them into a separate article .
Concerned with keeping her options open for the presidential election of 2016, she sought to shift the blame for failure in Syria to President Barack Obama. After two years of secret war, the armed groups charged with justifying a NATO intervention and then failing to overthrow the regime themselves, have lost their ”revolutionary” appeal and now look like fanatics. Still alive and in place, President Bashar al-Assad is more than ever impossible to outmaneuver. U.S. diplomacy, which weekly announced the ”fall of the tyrant”, is ridiculed, while Russia and China, who slapped it down three times with their vetoes, are the big winners.
All this comes, according to the outgoing Secretary of State, because no one listened to her. With her former enemy, now turned ally, CIA director David Petraeus, she had submitted to the White House, in late June 2012, a plan of military support for the combatant groups. But President Obama, solely concerned about his reelection, rejected this in favor of the Geneva Communiqué brokered by Kofi Annan.
The idea would have been to take things in hand because they had been badly outsourced by France, the United Kingdom and the Gulf States, who had leaned on repulsive jihadists. Instead, the Secretary of State was working to ”create a legitimate opposition which would have served, through negotiations, to delegitimize President al-Assad.” To repair the subcontractors’ errors, she had proposed that the United States arm and manage combatant groups directly.
During his hearing before the Armed Services Committee of the Senate, Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey confirmed the existence of this plan. He added that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and himself were in favor.
The truth is less elegant. By admitting that she worked to overthrow the regime by creating a ”legitimate opposition”, that is to say ”democratic and multi-faith”, Mrs. Clinton admits that there was no such opposition and that there still is none. Plus, she admits that legitimacy was and remains on the side of President al-Assad.
nyhetsbanken.se – Oppositionen redo tala med Asasad
Ledaren för Syriska nationella koalitionen för oppositionsstyrkor Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib är redo att förhandla med Bashar al-Assads företrädare.
Förhandlingarna ska gälla sätt att överlämna makten med minimal blodsutgjutelse och förstörelse, har al-Khatib skrivit på sin Facebook.
english.ruvr.ru – West uses chemical threat to justify Syria strike – Churkin
Some Western powers seem to be planning to attack Syria with the chemical threat as a pretext for a foreign invasion, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin has said. Mr. Churkin said he sometimes got the feeling that someone was using chemical threat talks as a pretext to justify a military invasion into Syria.
Press TV – Powerful explosion heard outside French embassy in Syrian capital
The blast took place in the al-Afif neighborhood of Damascus on Monday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
english.ruvr.ru – Syrian rebels seize Euphrates dam
Syrian rebels from the blacklisted jihadist Al-Nusra Front have taken control over the strategic Euphrates River dam in the northeastern province of Raqa.
english.ruvr.ru – Twin suicide attacks kill 14 Syria security officers – NGO
Jihadist rebels killed 14 Syrian intelligence officers in twin suicide attacks against their offices in the northeast province of Hasakeh on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Russia Today – At least 13 killed, 33 wounded in bomb blast near Turkish-Syrian border
Press TV – Syrian troops engage militants in Aleppo
Syrian soldiers have killed scores of foreign-backed militants during mop-up operations in the northwestern city of Aleppo.
According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, a number of armed men were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the al-Dweirinyeh neighborhood of Aleppo, situated about 310 kilometers (193 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, on Sunday.
sana-syria.com – Al-Zoubi: Syria Facing War with al-Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Groups
Minister of information Omran al-Zoubi said Syria and the Syrian people are fighting terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda and supported directly by Qatar, the Turkish government and many other countries that have agendas in the region.
During his meeting with an Indian delegation comprising lawyers and journalists, Minister al-Zoubi pointed out to the Turkish role and the Qatari funding of the terrorist groups with US and European patronage in addition to the role of some Israeli companies in this regard.
He said that the plot against Syria started in 2006 after the Lebanese Resistance, supported by Syria, defeated Israel, adding that lots of terrorists affiliated to takfiri organizations from about 29 countries are fighting in Syria.
The Guardian – Homs’ displaced residents begin to return after year of sustained bombing, Syrian city is guarded about relative calm as governor calls for unity against al-Qaida and intense fighting continues elsewhere
Ibrahim Mousawi – Syria: Confrontations & Concessions Pave Way for Political Solution
The last three weeks in Syria have witnessed a significant shift in the course of events, as the recent developments, on both the political and military levels, have unfolded distinguished accomplishments by the Syrian government.
On the military level, the government forces have dealt the militant groups many deadly blows in different areas in Syria, especially in the capital Damascus. This took place when around two thousand militant attempted to storm the capital in Sahat- Al Abbasiyyin neighborhood; hundreds of terrorist and takfiri groups were killed in this attack, that was efficiently confronted and sabotaged by the Syrian army.
Another military achievement for the government, was in Darayya where the army was able to control approximately 92 percent of the total area of the town, with the exception of one neighborhood where according to some estimates, hundreds of militants are surrounded and under tight siege. Darayya holds a significant strategic importance by itself, because of its vicinity to Damascus.Al-Khatib
Still, in the same course of developments, but on the political level this time, the head of the so called Syrian National Coalition, Moaz Al Khatib, has declared an unprecedented step by expressing willingness to start direct talks with the government; a step that was regarded by the analysts as a concession from the opposition side.
Now, though many cast shadows of doubt and skepticism whether these developments may pave the way for a real political solution or not; those who are working for it should always be optimists and hopeful, because the only alternative is the continuation of vicious cycle of violence and bloodshed!