Webster Tarpley i ett nytt radioprogram – Under Cover of Snowden Snowjob, Kerry and Hague Attempt White House Palace Coup to Bomb Syria – om det som togs upp i ett inlägg här nedan den 14 juni, att andra än Obama i maktsfären i USA vill agera brutalare mot Syrien – John Kerry called for ‘immediate’ airstrikes on Syria
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich – Syria: The “Western Faces” Behind The Terror, Perpetuating adversaries to kill each other is a time-tested tactic
In 2006, Time Magazine revealed that the US had been agitating, funding, and supporting ”opposition” in Syria. According to the magazine, the US was ”supporting regular meetings of internal and diaspora Syrian activists” in Europe. The document bluntly expresses the hope that ”these meetings will facilitate a more coherent strategy and plan of actions for all anti-Assad activists.”
What is most revealing about the abovementioned Time Magazine piece of 2006 is that America’s efforts to aid the opposition and undermine Assad were run through a foundation operated by Amar Abdulhamid, a Washington-based member of a Syrian umbrella opposition group known as the National Salvation Front (NSF). Abdulhamid was a visiting Fellow at the Saban Center (2004-2006) before moving on to the Neocon-run National Defense of Democracies.
It came as no surprise that John McCain who was a member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (CLI) formed to rid Iraq of Saddam Hossein, and a cheerleader for the Libya intervention, the Egyptian opposition to Mubarak, for bombing Iran, and so on…..visited Syrian “opposition” (via Turkey) in order to encourage more bloodshed. And expectedly, he was de-briefed — not at the White House, but at the Saban Center!
Soon after McCain’s presentation at the Saban Center, the White House disputed UN’s account and claimed that that Syria had crossed the “red line” and used chemical weapons.
Press TV – Britain and France not part of solution to Syria crisis: Bashar al-Jaafari
The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari says Britain and France cannot be part of a solution to end the crisis in Syria.
According to Bashar al-Ja’afari, France and Britain cannot be objective, impartial, and neutral in their stance toward Syria crisis.
“When France and Britain are deeply involved in forging the terrorism within Syria, helping the terrorist, providing them with weapons and political support, that means France and Britain are not the right suitable powers to intervene with this regard. They cannot accuse the Syrian government of something that they judge or call it allegations. They are judging Syrian government of being behind it,” al-Jaafari said.
He added that, “They are an integral part of the problem, not an integral part of the solution.”
Press TV – US, Russia to meet for Syria peace conference: UN
The United Nations says US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet next week to facilitate international peace conference on Syria.
On Tuesday, following talks in Geneva between senior US, Russian and UN diplomats, the UN said in a statement that, “The meeting has been informed that Minister Lavrov and Secretary Kerry would be meeting next week.”
”The discussions were constructive, and focused on ways to ensure that the Geneva Conference on Syria can take place with the best chances of success,” the UN said in the statement.
english.ruvr.ru – Russian FM hopes US will clarify its position on Syria next week
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hopes that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will clarify Washington’s stance on Syria at a meeting in Brunei on July 1-2.
”The meeting with John Kerry will be held on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit on 1-2 July in Brunei,” Lavrov said.
”We expect more clarity as to what is the U.S. position with respect to our joint initiative on Syria [Geneva II Conference]”, the Minister added.
Unfortunately, however, at this stage, there is no way to offer a specific date for the conference, Lavrov continued.
”It is clear that for now we do not see the possibility to offer a specific date for the conference. First of all, this is because the opposition is not ready at all to participate in it without its ‘preconditions’. In this respect we rely on the efforts of our Western partners, especially the U.S.”, Lavrov asserted.
Geneva-2 conference to be convened in August or September at best – diplomatic source
A Geneva-2 conference on Syria will be convened in August or even in September at best, a diplomatic source close to the Three-party meeting on Syria told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The parties “have failed to agree exact dates,” the source said. “The meeting may be held not earlier than August or September.”
Analysis – Al Qaeda’s Syria rift may lead to open conflict among jihadis
A rift between Syrian jihadis and their fellow fighters from al Qaeda’s Iraqi wing may lead to internecine war among some of the most effective rebel groups in combating President Bashar al-Assad.
Trouble has been brewing since April over what Syria’s Nusra Front regards as a power grab by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq. Now, Baghdadi’s insistence that he will keep fighting as head of a united jihadi brigade in Syria, defying orders from al Qaeda chief Ayman Zawahri, has brought the two groups close to turning on each other.
”Tension is increasing, it is about to reach boiling point. Both sides are saying they are right. A clash between them could occur soon and if it happens, it will be ugly,” said a senior rebel commander in Damascus who is following the dispute.
Syria News 26.6.2013
* France arrests individuals recruiting terrorists to Syria
* Al-Jaafari: No meaningful conference can be held if weapons continue to flow into Syria
* Moscow: Tripartite meeting in Geneva agreed on necessity of holding Syria conference as soon as possible
* Medelci: Serious dialogue among Syrians is only way to resolve crisis
* Electric Power Company worker martyred, 3 injured by terrorist gunfire
* Unknown assailants stab 20 Syrians east of Beirut
* Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their hideouts and gatherings