Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers – Is the Syria “Peace” Conference Laying the Foundation for War?
The Geneva II “peace” conference has all the indicia of a sham. Those opposed to war in Syria better get ready to prevent war again.
The Geneva II conference, which claims to be seeking to end the war in Syria, seems designed to fail and instead to provide an excuse for military intervention by the United States and its allies. Human rights activist Ajamu Baraka describes the negotiations as an “Orwellian subterfuge” designed to provide justification for war and a lot of facts support his view.
voiceofrussia.com – Gov’t delegation disappointed with first round of Geneva-2 negotiations – Foreign Ministry
The government delegation was disappointed with the first round of the negotiations in the framework of the Geneva-2, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the SAR Faisal Mekdad has stated to journalists today responding to a corresponding question.
Press TV – Food aid enters Palestinian camp in Syria
A Palestinian refugee camp south of the Syrian capital Damascus, which accommodates tens of thousands of people in dire need, has received a convoy of food supplies.
The convoy containing 1,028 food rations entered the Yarmouk camp on Thursday.
Om en journalist från Syrien som är närvarande vid förhandlingarna i Geneve –
A state news anchor’s take on the Syria war
Among dozens of Syrian and foreign journalists covering the Syria peace talks in Geneva, Elissar Moualla stands out.
The popular Syrian news anchor, working for the state-sponsored al-Ikhbariya TV, never misses an opportunity to confront the opposition delegation.
Russia Today på samma plats som Patrick Cockburn rapporterade från i en artikel det länkades till i gårdagens inlägg –
As You Sow: Intel chief warns Syria’s militants want to attack US
Syria sends letters to the United Nations and the UNSC about Saudi Arabia’s Terrorist Operations
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Wednesday sent two identical letters to the Head of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General on the terrorist acts of the armed terrorist groups and the Saudi involvement in supporting these acts.
Det var ju ett smart drag att återuppta vapenleveranser till ”rebellerna” just som man äntligen fått igång fredssamtal. Om man har som mål att sabotera försök till överenskommelser alltså.
nsnbc.me – US Congress approves more state-sponsored terrorism against Syria
The United States Congress has secretly approved of the further funding and arming of what it euphemized as the moderate Syrian opposition until September, said US and European “security officials”, quoted by the Reuters news agency. Reuters appears to disseminate misinformation about the arming of “moderate rebels”.
If the Reuters report, according to which the US Congress approved the financing of what is described as the “moderate rebels” until September is correct, then one must deduct that a) the US Congress has approved the United States’ state-sponsorship of terrorism, in violation of international law b) Reuters is making itself libel for charges of supporting internationally outlawed terrorist organizations by participating in the manufacturing of public consent for their support.
nyhetsbanken.se – USA skickar mer vapen till kriget i Syrien
Lätta vapen som tillhandahålls av USA strömmar till ”moderata” syriska rebellgrupper i södra delen av landet och USA: s finansiering för månader av ytterligare leveranser har godkänts av kongressen, enligt amerikanska och europeiska säkerhetstjänstemän .
Vapnen inkluderar en mängd handeldvapen , samt några mer kraftfulla vapen , såsom pansarvärnsraketer.
Det finns alltså inga garantier för att USA:s vapen går till ”moderata” rebeller. Och även ett sådant företag strider mot folkrätten. USA har lika lite rätt att väpna en omstörtande rebellrörelse i Syrien som det hade det i Nicaragua (USA fälldes i internationell domstol för stödet till Contras).
voiceofrussia.com – New supplies of weapons to Syrian conflict area lay groundwork for supporting terrorists – Lavrov
Press TV – Two sides in Geneva II talks deeply split: Brahimi
UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says there is a ”quite large” gap between rival sides in the Geneva II conference.
”To be blunt, I do not expect that we will achieve anything substantive,” Brahimi said at a press conference following Wednesday talks in the Swiss city.
Patrick Cockburn på plats i Syrien träffar flyktingar från Adra, staden där extremisterna begick en massaker i december och som de fortfarande belägrar – Syria: Innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of the siege of Adra as Islamist rebels are accused of massacre
Saudi Youths are Brainwashed by Salafi Clerics to go Fight in Syria
Davoud Al-Sharian, famous host of the al-Thamina program on popular Saudi MBC channel has started using its show to criticize Saudi royals’ support for the war in Syria, making it subject of a wave of attacks by government-sponsored media across the Kingdom.
Press TV – US resumes aid to militants in Syria
Thierry Meyssan – Who will represent the opposition at Geneva 2?
The question of the Syrian opposition’s representation at the Geneva 2 Conference may seem incongruous now that the inaugural meeting in Montreux is already behind us. On the contrary, it remains the central issue. The National Coalition, who spoke before the cameras, has been abandoned by almost all its components and has lost its antennas in Syria. The sole purpose of its presence at the public session was to satisfy Saudi Arabia. It should now quickly give up its seat to other players.
Wang Yi’s opening speech at the Geneva 2 Conference – William Hague’s opening speech at the Geneva 2 Conference – Laurent Fabius’s opening speech at the Geneva 2 Conference
nsnbc.me – Syria’s “so-called” Opposition rejects Communiqué for Democratic Syria
The foreign-backed opposition at the Geneva II conference on Syria has rejected a communiqué, issued by the delegation of the Syrian government, that outlined a Syria, based on democratic and pluralistic principles, the rejection of radical, takfiri ideas and extremism, and the territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic. The rejected communiqué largely represents the principles, outlined in an agreement reached with the domestic, Syrian opposition, during the three year-long, national dialog.
Interview With Assad Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban
Former Dutch soldier trains jihad fighters in Syria: Nieuwsuur
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nsnbc.me – Geneva II: Lavrov, “No Deal With Terrorists Under Any Circumstance”
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has emphasized Russia’s red line with regards to terrorism, saying that “a dialog with terrorist groups fighting in Syria will not be held under any circumstance”. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani backed up Russia’s position in an interview on CNN, saying that “the first step for solving the crisis in Syria lies in expelling terrorists”. Meanwhile, UN/AL envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi has held talks with both the Syrian government’s and the foreign-backed opposition and indicates that talks continue in Geneva on Monday.
Press TV – Army repels militant attack in Damascus, kills 100
The army’s counterattack prevented the insurgents from cutting a main highway, which links Damascus to the city of Daraa in southwestern Syria, just north of the border with Jordan.
Geneva II conference achievements so far
syriatimes.sy – Syrian official delegation: ”opposition” admits they have no control over armed groups
The Syrian official delegation asked the coalition delegation to present a clear image of the gunmen they have control over in the Syrian territories; however the “opposition” delegation did not present anything and said that they have no control over the armed groups, and they can only contact themselves.
Here,the official delegation asked Brahimi how can the coalition delegation guarantee the implementation of any agreement.
nsnbc.me – Erdogan client of the law firm that produced “Syria Torture Photos”
Syrian negotiators at the Geneva-2 conference claim that the torture pictures disclosed two days before the conference are faked. A spokesman for Turkey’s largest opposition party (CHP) states, that the law office, which presented the pictures also represents Turkey’s Prime Minister, R. Tayyip Erdog(an.
“Get the Syrian People out of the Catastrophe imposed by the Neo-colonial Powers”, Syrian Government’s Mission. Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mikdad Statement at Geneva 2 Peace Talks
UN Sponsored Intrigues at the Syria Peace Talks. Ban Ki-moon Dirty Tricks
Michel Chossudovsky – Syria: Who are the Real War Criminals?
We are dealing with staged intelligence ops: The atrocities committed by the various Al Qaeda terrorist entities integrated by foreign mercenary forces were ordered by their Western handlers who share full responsibility for these horrendous crimes.
In a twisted logic, the crimes directly ordered by Western military alliance are casually blamed on the government of Bashar Al Assad. The victims of war are blamed for the crimes committed by the aggressor nations.
The Al Qaeda rebels are paid killers, they follow orders, they are trained by Western, Saudi and Qatari special forces. They are sent in as part of an intelligence operation. Those responsible for these horrendous crimes are the heads of State and heads of government of NATO and GCC member states.
The Western military alliance is pressuring Syria to surrender and accept “regime change”. If these conditions are not met, they threaten to send in more terrorists.
Michel Chossudovsky – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) vs. Syria’s “Moderate” Al Qaeda Terrorists
Press TV – Geneva talks not to bring compromise: Expert
Press TV has conducted an interview with Lawrence Davidson, professor of history at West Chester University, about the Geneva talks on Syria seeming to come to a deadlock amid sharp differences between the Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition.
Davidson: I do not think this is a struggle which can be solved by diplomacy or mutual compromise at least at this stage. One of the reasons that the opposition is refusing to meet with the government is because they have no leverage on the ground, that they are losing on the ground and probably will continue to lose on the ground. And under those circumstances they have no power position to make the demands that they do about President Assad.
The government is winning and it has no incentive to compromise with them and so it is a dead heat if you will, it is not the kind of situation that breeds compromise on either side.
voltairenet.org – Carter-Ruck’s accusations against Syria
British law firm Carter-Ruck isued a report, on 20 January 2014, accusing the ”current Syrian regime” (sic) of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in other words two day before the opening of the Geneva 2 Peace Conference.
nyhetsbanken.se – 11 danska jihadister stupade
Det är centrum för terroranalys (CTA) , en avdelning av den danska säkerhetspolisen PET, som står för rapporten. Centret sade också att minst 90 personer har rest från Danmark för att slåss i Syrien .
Siffrorna kommer från en ny analys av terroristhotet mot Danmark .
Den norska säkerhetspolisen PST beräknade i november förra året att mellan 30 och 40 norrmän hade rest till Syrien .
– Det var en försiktig uppskattning , de som vi var ganska säkra på hade rest. Nu vet vi att ännu fler människor har rest , sade PST-chefen Martin Bernsen.
The Debate – Deep Divide