Arkiv för november, 2013

30 nov

nsnbc.me – Security Report Reveals: Turkish Weapons Truck Destined for Al-Qaeda

The Turkish Aydinlik Daily reports that a security report revealed, that the truckload of mortar shells and other military materiel, seized in Turkey’s Adana province earlier this month, was bound for an Al-Qaeda camp on the Turkish – Syrian border.
The contraband included 935 warheads for mortar shells. The disclosure comes as Al-Qaeda mortar attacks against embassies and schools in Syria attract international attention.

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29 nov

voiceofrussia.com – Mortar fire kills 4 by Ummayad mosque in Damascus – TV

”Mortars fired by terrorists in front of the Ummayad mosque have killed four people and injured 26,” state television said in a breaking news alert

Moder Agnes befinner sig i USA på föredragsturné, och orsakade turbulens inför ett planerat möte i London. Men här är en intressant intervju med henne. Bl.a. säger hon att hon nu är än mer säker på att vissa av videorna från gas-attacken i slutet av augusti i Damaskus var producerade på förhand!
Mother Agnes Mariam: In Her Own Words

The study was done in a hurry – we even said it was a beta version. Now I am finalizing the study that will introduce even more evidence. Those videos – numbers 1, 6, 11, 13 among the 13 videos claimed by the US intelligence community as authenticated and verified to be presented to Congress as genuine evidence of CW attacks – are fake, staged and pre-fabricated.

proletaren.se – Fredsröst från Syrien är inte välkommen

Den brittiska antikrigsrörelsen arrangerar en internationell antikrigskonferens i London lördag 30 november. Men när Syrienkriget ska diskuteras saknas den enda deltagaren inifrån Syrien.
Att arrangörerna bjöd in den i Syrien bosatta abbedissan Agnes Mariam att tala väckte protester. Två andra inbjudna, den amerikanske journalisten och filmaren Jeremy Scahill och den brittiske kolumnisten Owen Jones, hotade att hoppa av om Agnes Mariam tilläts vara med.

Australian Nurse Speaks about Syria

Margaret, a fluent Arabic speaker, is an Australian nurse from Adelaide who has worked in Jordan and Syria among Bedouin people and Iraqi refugees, in particular. She was interviewed for AMRIS on 30 November 2013.

voiceofrussia.com – CNN refuses to comment on its editing of Russian diplomat’s interview

A representatives of the CNN press service said the channel never gives any comments regarding its programs. He did not explain why the ambassador’s appeal to heed the will of the Syrian people, who mostly support President Bashar al-Assad, was cut out of a show hosted by the popular anchorwoman Christiane Amanpour that went on the air Tuesday.
Nor did CNN provide any explanations for removing Churkin’s assessments of the developments in Syria, for instance, the obstacles to humanitarian operations put up by the opposition.

voiceofrussia.com – Thousands come from Europe to fight for opposition in Syria – Defense Ministry

”According to our information, plenty of foreigners are fighting on the side of the militants in Syria. We know that several thousands have come from Europe,” Antonov said.

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28 nov

UPPDATERING

voltairenet.org – Reorganization of Syrian Contras after exclusion of minorities

While Washington and Moscow are pressing their allies to go to Geneva to negotiate the end of the Syrian war and that the Syrian Arab Army is regaining control over it’s territory, the Contras are reorganizing themselves. The masks are off: it is no longer a question of a pluralist Syria, but of a Wahhabi dictatorship.

The new entity, the Islamic Front, claims to be the largest private army in Syria with 50 000 men..

nsnbc.me – 1 Killed 9 Injured in Terrorist Attack on Russia’s Damascus Embassy

One Person was killed and Nine were injured in a Terrorist Attack on the Russian Embassy in the Syrian Capital Damascus on Thursday. The Attack was carried out with Mortars at about 13:00 o`clock GMT. Russia’s Foreign Ministry condemned the Attack on Russia’s Diplomatic Mission as an Act of Terrorism and stressed that the Terrorists and those supporting them must be held accountable.

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voiceofrussia.com – Russian Embassy in Damascus shelled, no casualties reported

voiceofrussia.com – CNN censors Russian Ambassador to UN assessment of Syrian rebel activities

The US CNN TV channel has dropped from its interview with the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations his appeal for the need to take into account the will of the Syrian people, who mostly support the incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, and also Churkin’s statement that the Syrian opposition is stonewalling humanitarian activities, the ITAR-TASS news agency reports.

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27 nov

rt.com – ‘Mission of hope’: Nothing but date is certain about upcoming Geneva-2 peace talks on Syria

January 22, 2014 has been named as the date for the new Geneva peace conference on Syria, but the agenda, make-up of the opposition delegation and list of countries to be invited still remain tentative.

‘Save the Children of Syria’: Mother Agnes and Mairead Maguire Address London Audience

Though Mother Agnes has pulled out of a London antiwar conference set for this Saturday—and as far as I know has not been reinvited—she and Irish Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire have nonetheless managed to address an audience in London. The event took place yesterday and was called “Save the Children of Syria.”

globalresearch.ca – Suppressing the Truth on Syria: Mother Agnes Mariam and Britain’s Self Proclaimed “Antiwar Movement”

alalam.ir – Exclusive footage of besieged towns in Aleppo

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26 nov

nsnbc.me – Ambulances used for Smuggling Weapons from Turkey to Syria

Weapons for insurgents in Syria are being smuggled in ambulances, reveals the Turkish newspaper Yurt, quoting a terrorist who witnessed smuggling operations. The revelation comes as analysts warn that an international push for renewed threats of military aggression against Syria is being planned to force the Syrian government to allow unmonitored cross-border humanitarian operations.

M.T., who is a member of the so-called Turkmen Brigades, stated that weapons are being smuggled into Syria in various ways, sometimes in ambulances, adding that he himself had examined one ambulance which was loaded with U.S. made weapons, rockets and explosives.

Press TV – Syria talks to have no preconditions: Brahimi

UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says that the Geneva II conference on Syria, set for January 22, would start “without any preconditions.”
Brahimi made the remarks on Monday after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the date for the long-awaited talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the Arab country.

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25 nov

voiceofrussia.com – Syria’s humanitarian problems shouldn’t be manipulated – Lavrov

Russia is against the practice of manipulating the issue of humanitarian aid for Syria and using it as a pretext for external intervention, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
”Like the chemical weapons issue in rigged or untrue reports was used to urge the West to start a war against the regime, humanitarian aid is being manipulated by some as a pretext for external intervention,” he told a media forum in Rome.
”Hysterics erupted a few weeks ago about a polio epidemic in Syria and calls we issued for sending an epidemiologists corps to that country and for building hospitals,” he said.
”We checked this information with the World Health Organization. There were ten polio cases. But despite this small number of cases, vaccines were sent to Syria and children are being vaccinated. This is the way one should act if aid is to be provided,” Lavrov said.

voiceofrussia.com – Lavrov confirms that Geneva-2 will be held on January 22

sverigesradio.se – Svenska journalister bortförda i Syrien

Två svenska journalister, fotografen Niclas Hammarström och reportern Magnus Falkehed, har blivit bortförda i Syrien, uppger UD för Ekot.

Falkehed var inte i Syrien på uppdrag av DN. Hammarström är nog ”den bland svenska fotografer som har störst erfarenhet av Syrien”. Hm, vad kan det ha varit för skumt uppdrag de var ute på, och på uppdrag av vem?

dn.se – DN-medarbetare bortförd i Syrien

Bortförandet ska ha ägt rum i lördags. Uppgifterna om var det skett är oklara, men troligen nära landets gräns.
– Vi gör nu allt för att få fram fler uppgifter om detta, säger DN:s utrikeschef Pia Skagermark.
– Vi samarbetar nära med Magnus Falkehed, som är vår stringer i Paris, men har inga egna uppgifter om denna resa. Magnus var inte i Syrien på uppdrag av DN

Fredric Alm, medarbetare på bildjournalistbyrån Kontinent, bekräftar för DN att frilansfotografen och byråmedlemmen Niclas Hammarström är en av de båda som bortförts. Han säger till DN att man kände till att Falkehed och Hammarström rest till Syrien via Beirut.
– Vi hade en överenskommelse om att hålla kontakt. När Niclas inte hörde av sig som avtalat så undersökte vi vad som hade hänt. Samtidigt tog vi kontakt med deras anhöriga samt UD, säger Fredric Alm, som menar att Niclas Hammarström ”nog är den bland svenska fotografer som har störst erfarenhet av Syrien”:

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24 nov

Om den artikel som pekade ut Saudiarabien som de som låg bakom kem-attacken i augusti utanför Damaskus –
Phil Greaves – The Syria Chemical Weapons Attack and the Role of Saudi Intelligence. The Mint News Report, New MintPress Statement Reveals Saudi Pressure on Reporter.

The logical answer is that those reflected negatively in Yahya Ababneh and Dale Gavlaks’ Ghouta report have something to hide, and are going to great lengths to keep it hidden.

Och en blogg som grundligt gått igenom kem-vapen-händelsen –
whoghouta.blogspot.co.uk – Who attacked Ghouta -The Conclusion

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23 nov

voiceofrussia.com – Syrian minister survives assassination attempt

Syrian Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar survived an assassination attempt Saturday near the coastal area of Tartous, Syrian activists and pro-regime media reported.

Haider’s son was killed in 2012 when his car was ambushed by rebels in the central province of Homs.

almanar.com.lb – Behind the Scenes: EU Countries to Resume Political Ties with Syria Soon

Political observers have noticed that almost all European countries have resumed their security cooperation with the Syrian government. They have expectations that it will not be a long time before those countries resume their political ties as well.

Ghaleb Kandil – Two dangerous lies about Syria

The term ”armed opposition” is actually intended to mask the true composition of the groups fighting the Syrian army, which constitute the core of colonial aggression against Syria, its people and its institutions. This term is a veil that hides ugly truths which the most important are:
– These armed groups are composed of tens of thousands of fighters from 80 countries on five continents. It is a mix of international mercenaries and recruits from Takfirist-terrorist networks. Many were recruited by international companies, such as Blackwater, which has sent to Syria thousands of mercenaries.

A senior commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army has reportedly gone missing in Turkey.

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21 nov

Thierry Meyssan – Truth as an Issue

What has been happening in Syria for the past three years? According to NATO and GCC media reports, the ”regime” has shed blood to suppress a democratic revolution. However this version is contradicted by the current support for the government estimated at, according to sources, between 60 and 90 % of the population. The truth is quite different: NATO and the GCC have successively lost a war of succession and a fourth generation Nicaraguan-type war. It is they, and they alone, who organized and financed the death of 120,000 Syrians.

nyhetsbanken.se – Bocken som örtagårdsmästare

FN:s kommitté för mänskliga rättigheter beslutade igår att för tredje året i rad fördöma Syrien för brott mot mänskliga rättigheter.
Ironin är att resolutionen hade skrivits av Saudiarabien, den rika oljestat som är upprorets främsta finansiär i Syrien, och som till och med avstått från en plats i FN:s säkerhetsråd för att kunna driva sitt troskrig i Syrien, som redan pågått 32 månader och kostat 150 000 människor livet.

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20 nov

UPPDATERING

en.ria.ru – Russia Calls Draft UN Resolution on Syria Unacceptable

A top Russian human rights official criticized a United Nations draft resolution on Syria on Wednesday, claiming the measure defies the logic of a diplomatic resolution for the country’s civil war.
The UN resolution also wrongly places the main responsibility for the war on the Syrian government, said Anatoly Viktorov, the deputy director of the Foreign Ministry’s department on humanitarian cooperation and human rights.

The representative of Syria at the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, has launched a verbal attack on Saudi Arabia, after the Gulf nation’s UN representative introduced a draft resolution against Syria without consulting him. Jaafari blasted Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and its support of Wahhabi Takfiri terrorists in Syria by organizing the sending of Jihadists from all over the world to Syria and then supplying them with all sorts of arms, including chemical weapons.

sana.sy – Al-Jaafari: Syria is battling terrorism on the world’s behalf

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari stressed on Tuesday that the Syrian government is combating the Qatari- and Saudi-funded takfiri terrorist groups on behalf of the whole world

Press TV – Syrian govt. forces make more gains in al-Qalamoun

The Syrian army continues to gain ground in its fight against foreign-backed Takfiri groups in the strategic al-Qalamoun area in the countryside of the capital, Damascus, Press TV reports.

rt.com – Syrian chemical weapons likely to be destroyed at sea – report

The chemical weapons arsenal Syria agreed to surrender to the international community could be destroyed at sea, according to a new report citing officials familiar with the on-going negotiations.

Press TV 14 nov – The Debate – War On Syria

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VARNING! Det här låter lite för likt upptrappningen inför Nato’s chock-offensiv mot Tripoli i Libyen i augusti 2011!
sverigesradio.se – Kriget kryper närmare i centrala Damaskus

Men den senaste tiden har rebellernas granater landat allt närmare den mångtusenåriga, symboliskt så viktiga stadskärnan. Bazaren, citadellet, Gamla stans vindlande gränder träffas nu dagligen.

Hasahn al Zahabi har en souveniraffär precis vid moskén. Det har gått från illa till värre här, säger han.
– Vi vet inte hur vi ska förbereda oss för det som komma skall, säger Hasahn al Zahabi.

Då såg det ut som att Nato skulle tvingas ge upp. 4-5 månaders bombningar hade inte gett resultat. Plötsligt kom det rubriker i medierna om att rebellerna närmade sig Tripoli. De oberoende journalister som befann sig i Tripoli sa att det inte stämde, avfärdade det som den vanliga propagandan. Men en eller ett par dagar senare sattes en våldsam offensiv in med hjälp av Apache-helikoptrar som röjde väg så att några rebell-trupper kunde ta sig in i staden. Specialtrupper kom in sjövägen och gav understöd, och någon libysk general hade mutats och just då givit sina soldater, som skulle skydda Tripoli, ledigt! (AB 23 augEkot 21 aug)
Den samlade bilden i Syrien nu är ju att armén tryckt tillbaka de väpnade gängen från allt fler områden, men också rebell-attacker mot civila i Damaskus. Kan det vara så att ännu en kampanj mot Damaskus är på gång!? Saudiarabien verkar vara desperata och vägrar ge upp.

al-akhbar.com – The Mad Kingdom: Saudi Raises the Stakes

Saudi Arabia asked the United States for additional time in Syria after agreeing with the “principle” of attending Geneva II on the condition that it is not held anytime soon, giving the lunatics running the kingdom an opportunity to tip the scales in the opposition’s favor.

– The Saudi spy chief, in cooperation with Washington and Paris, is in the process of building up an army of 30,000 fighters, with many coming from the ranks of the “Army of Islam,” which is known to have ties to al-Qaeda’s al-Nusra Front.
– Bandar is also facilitating the arrival of large shipments of advanced weapons that commanders on the ground say will help them deflect the Syrian army’s advances. This includes rockets that will allow them to strike the heart of Damascus and Hezbollah areas in the Lebanese Bekaa and South.

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19 nov

Press TV – Syria army retakes Qara town in al-Qalamoun

The Syrian army has regained full control of the Qara town in the strategic al-Qalamoun area in the countryside of the capital Damascus.
The strategic town, seized on Tuesday, is nearly 50 kilometers north of Damascus.
Qalamoun region is used by foreign-backed militants to cross into Syria from Lebanon.

globalresearch.ca – The “Progressive Left Anti-War” Movement: Bowing before the Inquisitors on Syria

One of the problems for the left is the desperate need of too many of its best and brightest to maintain legitimacy “in the mainstream”. In practice, those who could be advancing radical new agendas or ways of thinking to deal with the catastrophic problems we face end up spending too much time watching their backs, toning down their message and trying to promote their careers.

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18 nov

nsnbc.me – Bomb in Damascus Military Base kills 27 Troops and 4 Generals

Insurgents killed 4 Syrian Generals and 27 Troops in a Terror Bomb Attack against the Harasta Military Base near Damascus. The Attack came on Sunday, as the Syrian Arab Army conducted several, successful Campaigns, inflicting heavy Losses on the foreign-backed Insurgency near Damascus, Aleppo, and near the Lebanese Border where Al-Qaeda Brigades had assembled a 40.000 strong Fighting Force.

voiceofrussia.com – Syrian officials leave Russian Foreign Ministry after consultations without talking to press

The consultations with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad and the Syrian president’s political advisor Bouthaina Shaaban, which were held in the Russian Foreign Ministry, are now over.
The members of the Syrian delegation have now left the Russian Foreign Ministry, where the consultations were held, an Interfax correspondent has reported. The consultations lasted over 1.5 hours.

voiceofrussia.com – Information about homemade chemical weapons in Syria were not denied – Lavrov

Conclusions of Russian experts that chemical weapons in Syria were home made were not denied, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with ‘Nezavisimaya Gazeta’.
He reminded that at the request of Damascus Russian experts investigated the incident with the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo on March 19.

pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com.au – Turkey confronts policy missteps on Syria

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16 nov

nsnbc.me – Syria demands Accountability for War Crimes against Children

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has styled two identical letters to UN Secretary General Ban Kyi-moon and the President of the Security Council, elaborating on state-sponsored terrorist mortar attacks against Syrian cities, and demanding that state-sponsors of terrorism be held accountable, reports the Syrian news agency SANA.

Update: Syrian army forces purge Damascus suburbs from militants – Med bl.a. Michel Chossudovsky, vars del finns utskriven här – West architect of terrorism in Syria: M. Chossudovsky

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15 nov

voiceofrussia.com – OPCW adopts Syria chemical arsenal destruction plan

The world’s chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, hours before a deadline expired, a spokesman said. ”The plan is adopted,” Christian Chartier, a spokesman for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), told AFP after a meeting of its 41-member Executive Council in The Hague.

voiceofrussia.com – Over 600 militants surrender to Syrian troops, majority lay down arms near Damascus

Webster Tarpley på Press TV

Press TV – Syrian govt. forces make more gains against militants

Syrian troops recapture strategic area near Damascus, 2 towns near Homs

Interview: Mother Agnes-Mariam on Syria

alala.ir – US ordered photographing Latakia base before Israel attack

On October 30th, Syria’s military base was rocked by a missile attack. Right after the report of explosions at the sire, social media exploded with posts alleging that Israel was responsible, though there was no immediate Israeli response.

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14 nov

Press TV – ’Geneva 2 conf. will be held on Dec. 12’

A Syrian newspaper says that the long-awaited international peace conference on the Syrian crisis, known as Geneva 2 conference, will be held on December 12.
The Al-Watan reported the date on Thursday. It cited French diplomats as saying that US Secretary of State John Kerry had told his French counterpart Laurent Fabius that UN chief Ban Ki-moon would announce the date on November 25.
The daily said that a Syrian government source refused to confirm the report and that an adviser to the foreign-backed opposition, the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), said that the date for the conference was not finalized.

voiceofrussia.com – Syria team to Moscow Monday to prepare for talks – gov’t

The Syrian government will send a delegation to Moscow on Monday for talks with Russian officials on preparations for a proposed peace conference in Geneva, an official said.
The source said on Thursday the delegation would be made up of President Bashar al-Assad’s presidential adviser Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad and Ahmad Arnous, the ministry’s senior official on European affairs.

rt.com – Putin calls Assad on Geneva-2, chemical weapons, persecution of Christians

For the first time since 2011, the Russian and Syrian presidents spoke on the phone to discuss developments in the Syria crisis. Vladimir Putin called Bashar Assad about the Geneva-2 peace talks and the destruction of Syria’s chemical stockpile.

Robert Parry – Fixing Intel Around the Syria Policy

Senior U.S. intelligence analysts disagreed with the Obama administration’s certainty that the Syrian government was behind the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, but that dissent was suppressed amid the rush to a near war.

proletaren.se – Myten om den syriska revolutionen

Det väpnade upproret i Syrien domineras av mer eller mindre extrema fundamentalistgrupper som finansierats och beväpnats utifrån. Trots detta klamrar sig vissa vänstermänniskor i väst fast vid myten om att det som pågår är en revolution för demokrati och rättvisa.

telegraph.co.uk – Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham militants say sorry for decapitating a fellow extremist rather than enemy

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