Press TV – Threat against Syria talks outrageous: Russia FM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described as “outrageous” a threat by foreign-backed militants in Syria against those who plan to attend the peace talks in Geneva.
Press TV – UN-Arab League special envoy Brahimi arrives in Syria
UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has arrived in Damascus as part of a tour aimed at garnering support for the proposed Syria peace talks in Geneva.
Thierry Meyssan – Saudi suicide
While Saudi Arabia has adopted the Qatari plan to overthrow the Syrian secular regime, Riyadh seems unable to adapt to the sudden withdrawal of the U.S. Not only did the Saudis reject the Russian-American accord but they pursue the war and announce retaliation to ”punish” the United States. For Thierry Meyssan, this stubborness is equivalent to collective suicide by the family of Saud.
On October 21st, the Wall Street Journal revealed that Prince Bandar bin Sultan had invited European diplomats posted in Riyadh to his home. There the head of the secret services narrated Saudi fury against Iranian rapprochement with the U.S. and U.S. military withdrawal from Syria. He is said to have announced to his guests that the kingdom would retaliate by divesting from America. Returning to the episode of the seat on the Security Council, the newspaper clarified that according to Prince Bandar, the statement was not directed against Beijing but against Washington; such a clarification being all the more interesting for not corresponding to the situation.
Ghaleb Kandil – Saudi Arabia: Lies and confusion
voiceofrussia.com – Military activities on Syrian-Turkish border could lead to creation of buffer zone – expert
A man was killed in southeastern Turkey by a mortar shell fired from across the border with Syria and, as Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, told the Voice of Russia this event could lead to the creation of a buffer zone between the two countries.
“This is exactly the sort of thing that can lead to escalation. Turkey could move its forces let’s say 5 km into northern Syria to establish a buffer zone. That is a very plausible military response if Turkey really starts to feel threatened,” he said in an interview with VoR.
voiceofrussia.com – Saudi Arabia seeks to obstruct political solution in Syria – Nasrallah
Saudi Arabia is seeking to obstruct any kind of a political settlement of Syrian conflict, said Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and called on rival parties to hold ”unconditional dialogue”.
Mothers of Syria: Women take up arms to fight against rebels
Från syriasolidaritymovement.org – Eyewitness Syria – John Parker, West Coast Coordinator of the International Action Center, speaks about the Syrian conflict at the Glendale Public Library, on October 19, 2013