Maximilian Forte – On UN Security Council Resolution 2118 and Syria: Reality, Resolutions, Representations
Note the prohibitions that have been stacked into UNSCR 2118 that work against the U.S., France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and any other states working to overthrow the Syrian government by arming the “rebels”:
Recalling the obligation under resolution 1540 (2004) that all States shall refrain from providing any form of support to non-State actors that attempt to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer or use weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons and their means of delivery….
Decides that Member States shall inform immediately the Security Council of any violation of resolution 1540(2004), including acquisition by non-State actors of chemical weapons, their means of delivery and related materials in order to take necessary measures therefore….
Christof Lehmann – A Critical Review of Security Council Resolution 2118 (2013) on Syria
UNSC Resolution 2118 (2013) A Critical Review with regards to Syria´s territorial integrity, Syria´s accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention, attempted blackmail by a top-US diplomat, the unlawful threat of the use of force, the omission of evidence in support of chemical weapons use by State and non-State parties in the anti-Syrian alliance, the falsification of evidence, bias with regards to the prosecution of war crimes, the repetition of historic mistakes made in Iraq, and dangerous ambiguities on the use of force under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Press TV – Russia warns of more gas use by Syria militants
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow has serious suspicions that foreign-backed militants fighting in Syria will continue attempts to use chemical weapons in the Arab country.
“We have serious suspicions that these attempts [to use chemical weapons] will continue,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Russian Kommersant daily published on Monday.
voiceofrussia.com – UN chemical experts leave Damascus at end of mission
A team of UN chemical weapons experts investigating alleged use of the banned weapons in Syria left Damascus on Monday at the end of their mission.
The team, which arrived on Wednesday, is due to submit a report next month about seven alleged chemical weapons attacks during the conflict in Syria.
Robert Fisk – A Syrian solution to civil conflict? The Free Syrian Army is holding talks with Assad’s senior staff, Secret approach to the President could reshape the whole war
Six weeks ago, a two-man delegation arrived in secret in Damascus: civilians from Aleppo who represented elements of the Free Syrian Army, the rebel group largely composed of fighters who deserted the regime’s army in the first year of the war. They came under a guarantee of safety, and met, so I am told, a senior official on the staff of President Bashar al-Assad. And they carried with them an extraordinary initiative – that there might be talks between the government and FSA officers who “believed in a Syrian solution” to the war.
The delegation made four points: that there must be an “internal Syrian dialogue”; that private and public properties must be maintained; that there must be an end to – and condemnation of – civil, sectarian, ethnic strife; and that all must work for a democratic Syria where the supremacy of law would be dominant. There was no demand – at least at this stage – for Assad’s departure.
The reply apparently came promptly. There should indeed be “a dialogue within the Syrian homeland”; no preconditions for the dialogue; and a presidential guarantee of safety for any FSA men participating. And now, it seems, another remarkable development is under way: in seven rebel-held areas of Aleppo, most of them under the control of the FSA, civil employees can return to work in their offices, and government institutions and schools can reopen. Students who have become militiamen over the past two years will be disarmed and return to their classrooms.
Press TV – Mortar shell hits Chinese Embassy in Damascus
rt.com – Iran behind anti-WMD rider in chemical watchdog’s decision on Syria – Lavrov
French were ‘hours’ from military strikes on Syria before phone call from Obama
French President Francois Hollande called off military strikes against Syria on 31 August following a phone call from the US President only hours before fighter jets were set to take off, a French weekly magazine has revealed.
Syriens utrikesminister i FN, från rt.com – Syrian FM to UN: ‘Terrorists from 83 countries fighting in Syria’
Muallem then accused “regional and Western countries that are well known to all of us” of supplying chemical agents to “terrorists who used poisonous gases” in Syria.
Press TV – US, UK, France blocked naming CW culprits: Syria
Syria Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the US, Britain and France have blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in the Arab country.
In his address to the 68th UN General Assembly on Monday, Muallem also warned that ”terrorists” fighting against President Bashar al-Assad government are being supplied with chemical weapons.
Michael Parenti – Syria, Sarin, and Casus Belli
Why do (some) U.S. leaders seek war against Syria? Like Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and dozens of other countries that have felt America’s terrible swift sword—Syria has been committing economic nationalism, trying to chart its own course rather than putting itself in service to the western plutocracy. Like Iran, China, Russia and some other nations, Syria has currency controls and other restrictions on foreign investments. Like those other nations, Syria lacks the proper submissiveness. It is not a satellite to the U.S. imperium. And any nation that is not under the politico-economic sway of the U.S. global plutocracy is considered an enemy or a potential enemy.
The Assad government had social programs for its people, far from perfect services but still better than what might be found in many U.S. satellite countries. When Iraqi refugees fled to Syria to escape U.S. military destruction, the Assad government gave them full benefits. So with the Libyan refugees who crossed over a few years later. Generally Damascus presided over a multi-ethnic society, relatively free of sectarian intolerance and violence.
Mind the Credibility Gap: Syria and the History of US War Disinformation
Thierry Meyssan – The United States Feared No More
Never before has the authority of the masters of the world been so publicly challenged – a sign that after their Syrian retreat, they are no longer to be feared.
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Press TV – Susan Rice: Regime change US objective in Syria
Rice added that the latest UN resolution which is aimed at destroying Syria’s chemical weapons is not limited to President Assad’s government.
“Now, the resolution and the agreement doesn’t speak about Assad as an individual, it speaks about the requirements and the obligations of the Syrian government. And that’s an important distinction, that whatever Syrian government is there, near-term or in the future, will have the same obligation to implement these commitments and this resolution faithfully. So this is not specific to Assad.”
voiceofrussia.com – Lavrov hopes West will stop Syrian opposition from derailing chemical weapons agreements
Russia will persuade the Syrian government to guarantee a smooth procedure of the elimination of chemical weapons and the West on its part should send a similar message to the Syrian opposition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in his interview with The Kommersant.
On the other hand, Lavrov pointed out that the Western countries and the Persian Gulf states do not have access to and influence on all the forces currently waging a war in Syria.
globalresearch.ca – Interview with British, Canadian and Swedish Terrorists in Syria