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Christof Lehmann – The Syria War, Preventing a General War in the Middle East, Europe and Beyond ( 1/3)
The following analysis is an attempt to provide a realistic draft assessment of the current situation and the risk for a general war in the Middle East and Europe. It drafts the interplay between the above mentioned factors, elicits the urgency for a comprehensive course change in international politics and suggest the minimum and urgent initiatives which would have to be taken in order to avert two regional wars with catastrophic global consequences.
Avskyvärd krigshets i Nato-media idag – Turkisk ilska mot syrier efter terrordåd – tyder på att de som låg bakom bombdådet i Turkiet igår är ute efter att störa försöken att få till förhandlingar.
english.ruvr.ru – Syrian opposition to meet in Istanbul on May 23 to decide whether to join peace talks
Syria’s opposition coalition will meet in Istanbul on May 23 to decide whether to participate in a U.S. and Russian-sponsored conference to try to end the Syrian civil war, coalition officials said on Sunday.
Christof Lehmann – Syria Condemns Turkey Bombings as Acts of Terrorism and warns Israel about the Golan
The terror bombs in the Turkish city, near the Syrian border were by Turkish officials blamed on Syrian Intelligence. The vast majority of international analysts however, has described the notion that Syrian Intelligence should be responsible for the bombings in terms, reaching from unlikely, over improbable, to right out ridiculous or an attempt to derail plans for an international peace conference.
In statements at an international political and intellectual symposium in Damascus, al-Zoubi stressed, that the Turkish government has turned border areas into areas with concentrations of international terrorists. Areas, which continue to facilitate the delivery of weapons, explosives, money and murderers to Syria.
The Minister of Information continued stating, that what is happening in Syria is to a large part to be blamed on the Turkish government and others, and what happened in Turkey yesterday has to be blamed on them too. Al-Zoubi added, that Turkey´s Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan has to step down as he does not have the right to brag out his glories at the expense of the blood of the Turks and the Syrians.
‘FSA reveals true color of terrorism’ interview with Webster Griffin Tarpley, author and historian from Washington, about al-Nusra Front terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for carrying out hundreds of acts of terror in the past year
Press TV – Protesters tell Erdogan to resign
Turkish protesters have called for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down following two car bombings in a town near the Syrian border.
Scores of people took to the streets of the town of Reyhanli in Hatay province on Saturday after more than 40 people were killed in two car bombings that jolted the town earlier in the day.
The angry demonstrators said the outbreak of violence was due to the Erdogan administration’s anti-Syria policy.
english.ruvr.ru – Turkish car bombs were plot to derail Syria conference – Pushkov
The Russian Lower House’s foreign affairs head Alexey Pushkov tweeted Saturday that blaming the Reyhanli bombings on the Syrian government betrays a design to derail the proposed international conference on Syria and justify foreign military intervention in this troubled Middle Eastern country.
Phil Greaves – Buying Time in Syria, The Syrian Army’s Success on the ground. Covert Proxy Strategy has come to an almost Standstill
The US government and its “Re-directional” middle east policy planners are buying time in Syria. The current softening of US rhetoric is merely a smokescreen to enable the US Government and its autocratic GCC (Gulf Co-Operation Council) allies to shift strategies and proxy allegiances, in their aggressive regime change objectives in Syria and Iran. Currently, US and Gulf proxies are losing ground to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) nationwide.