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Press TV – Syria seizes Israeli army vehicle used by insurgents in al-Qusayr

The Syrian army has confiscated an Israeli military vehicle used by foreign-backed militants in Syria’s strategic western city of al-Qusayr.

Covert Israeli Forces Inside Syria Within Rebel Ranks? Israeli Military Vehicle Seized: Report

Media sources confirm the seizure of an Israeli military vehicle in Al Qseir inside Syrian territory, pointing to the presence of covert Israeli forces operating within the ranks of “opposition” rebel forces.

Press TV – Sponsors of militancy in Syria legally liable: Daoud Khairallah, interview with Daoud Khairallah, professor at Georgetown University, Washington, about a video circulating of a Syrian insurgent who bit into the heart of a dead Syrian soldier

Press TV: Biting into the heart of another person be they good or bad used to be a thing of the past, but how humane and justifiable can such a thing be? Why is it that humanity has reached such a stage?
Khairallah: I don’t think humanity has reached such a stage. You can find sick people anywhere in any society. This person who did something like this, his place is either in a mental hospital or behind bars or something like this.
The problem is not he himself; the problem is those who sponsor him, fund him, arm him and support his case. The problem is a country like Qatar according to The Financial Times that has put three billion dollars into funding people like this.
. . .
Those who are supporting the carnage in Syria Those who don’t want a settlement, a peaceful settlement to the Syrian tragedy should be held liable morally, legally and in every way.

Press TV – Militants from 29 countries fighting in Syria: Assad

“Recent credible reports show that there are approximately 29 nationalities of foreign fighters engaged in terrorism activities within Syria’s borders,” he said.

European Union Directly Funds Al Qaeda Looting of Syrian oil

According to a report yesterday in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, the European Union (EU) is directly funding US-backed Sunni Islamist terrorist groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. These groups are looting oil in parts of eastern Syria that they control and then re-selling it to EU countries at rock-bottom prices.

Yusuf Fernandez – Russia Arms Syria against Threats

On 11 May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed that his country was completing its delivery of surface-to-air missiles to Syria. “Russia is not planning to sell – Russia has sold and signed contracts a long time ago, and is completing supplies of the equipment – which is anti-aircraft systems, according to the already signed contracts,” Lavrov told reporters in Warsaw.
He added that “this is not forbidden by any international laws, this is defensive weaponry. It is designed for Syria as an importer to have in this situation an opportunity to defend itself from air strikes which, as we know, is not a completely fantastical scenario”. Russian also condemned the Israeli air strikes in Damascus “as a threat to regional stability”.

Sadeq Khanafer, Hussein Mallah – Why Assad ”Wasn’t, Won’t be” Defeated (5/7)

In part 5 of “Why Assad wasn’t, won’t be Defeated?” we move to the inside and outside Syrian opposition, its components, armed groups, disagreements, as well as its political vision towards the recent events in Syria.

Syria: it’s not a ‘civil war’, it’s an imperialist war

‘Civil war’ is a totally inaccurate label for what’s going on in Syria. I think we should start calling it what it is: an imperialist war of destabilisation, where the aggressors’ fighting has been outsourced to sectarian religious terrorists. This outsourcing follows the same logic as any other type of outsourcing: it’s cheaper.

And of course the ‘civil war’ narrative has another very important function: it contributes to our general prejudice that “these Arabs” (much like “these Africans” and “these Asians”) are inherently barbaric people who simply can’t get along. And it sends out a message that any attempt by a third world nation to follow a path of resistance to imperialism and zionism will inevitably end in murderous in-fighting – for which the civilised, sophisticated, modern imperialist states of course cannot reasonably be blamed.
So to call it a civil war is to take part in a vast deception.
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