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26 feb


Hoppas att han har rätt… – Analyst: Battle of Southern Syria Propaganda Campaign of US, Saudi Arabia

A senior Syrian political analyst underlined that Saudi Arabia and the United States have launched a media propaganda about the military operations of the military forces trained by them in Jordan in a move to make up for their failures in Syria.
“The terrorist groups in Southern Syria are publicizing that they will begin a war under the title of ‘Battle for a Way to Damascus’ in line with propaganda by the US and Saudi Arabia while they (the militants) are unable to do anything,” Salim Harba told FNA on Tuesday.
He stressed that the victories of the Syrian army in Yabroud and Qalamoun in Damascus countryside and also the army’s continuous advances in Aleppo have all enraged the militants.
“Saudi Arabia has reached the end of the road in the Syria battle, because this country does not have the military knowledge and it only executes the US orders,” Harba said.

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Press TV – Russia worried by Saudi’s plan for Syria militants

Russia has raised concerns about Saudi Arabia’s plans to provide the militants in Syria with advanced arms.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it is worried about reports that Riyadh is seeking to arm the foreign-backed militants in Syria with man-portable air defense systems (MPADS).
Reports say Riyadh is in talks with Pakistan to buy anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons for the militants.
We are seriously concerned about the mass media reports citing and saying that Saudi Arabia is willing to provide the Syrian opposition with MPADS and anti-tank systems made in Pakistan,” the statement said.
It warned that such deals are meant to tip the balance of power in favor of the militants.
This deal will change the balance of power in favor of Syrian opposition militants who began their attacks on Damascus last spring from the southern territories,” the statement added.
It also noted that this would provide the armed extremist groups with better military capability in their planned attack on the capital Damascus in spring.

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25 feb

Franklin Lamb rapporterar från ett Damaskus som är lugnare än på länge. Men!…. frågan är om nya planer håller på att smidas.
‘Coalition of the Willing’ Promotes No Fly Zone

Over the past 30 months of frequent visits to Damascus, the city has never appeared more ‘normal’. Last night this observer was up all night reading and there was not one bombing run or mortar or artillery fire to he heard, a first for more than two years.

Susan Rice, now Obama’s national security adviser, met with Saudi officials last week to discuss a NFZ and related strategy despite White House claims that it is still skeptical. Rice told the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee late last month that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are working together again on Syria policy after a year of occasional bitter disagreement.

Ominously, the U.S. has already positioned Patriot air defense batteries and F-16 fighter aircraft in Jordan, which would be integral to any no-fly zone.

Press TV – US preparing insurgents for an attack on Damascus

The United States and some of its Arab allies are preparing insurgents fighting against the Syrian government for an attack from the direction of the Jordanian border, hoping the insurgents will be able to reach the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday that the attack will originate in Jordan and the US, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan are planning the way it will be launched.

Franklin Lamb – How Homs, Yarmouk, 9.3 Million Syrians Do Not Get Aid by a UN Resolution

Who authored the seemingly designed-to-fail UN Security Council Draft Resolution on delivering urgent humanitarian aid into the Old City of Homs and other besieged areas of conflict-torn Syria? When we know this, much may become clearer with respect to the cynical politicization of the continuing civilian suffering.
The draft resolution was put forward by Australia, Luxembourg, and Jordan, and according to a UN/US congressional source—one who actually worked on rounding up the three countries to front for the US and its allies—none was pleased with the decidedly raw and undiplomatic pressure they received from the office of US UN Ambassador Samantha Power.
When this observer inquired how such a poorly drafted, one-sided, adversary-bashing draft resolution could actually have seen the light of day and been submitted to the UN Security Council, the reply he received was terse: “Ask Samantha.”

Press TV – ‘US anti-Syria policy entering new stage’, Press TV has interviewed ANSWER coalition’s Bryan Becker to discuss the US policy toward Syria.

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23 feb

En ny FN-resolution som jag tycker låter alarmerande. Våld kan komma ifråga om inte resolutionen efterföljs. Naturligtvis kommer då de obotliga vaneförbrytarna, Kerry och c/o, att se till att den inte följs, eller att skapa en bild av att den inte efterföljs!
Har Ryssland glömt bort att vara vaksamma, på grund av OS? – UNSC unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria, where the United Nations says 9.3 million people need help, that threatens to take ”further steps” in the case of non-compliance.

The binding resolution that makes provision for the use of force in the case of non-compliance comes after a deadlock in the council as Syria-allies Russia and China blocked previous humanitarian resolutions. – Syria ready to cooperate with UN aid resolution if it respects sovereignty

Syria said Sunday it is ready to cooperate with a rare UN Security Council resolution to allow humanitarian access, so long as it respects state ”sovereignty.”

Press TV – US still seeking regime change in Syria: Analyst

Press TV – KSA after Pakistan arms for Syria militants: Sources

Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide foreign-backed militants operating inside Syria with anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets, sources say.

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22 feb

Press TV – Syrians hold rallies in support of President Assad – The New Draft UN Security Council Resolution on Syria. A Refined Version of Clumsy Work

With good reason, Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, not allowing the Security Council to be used as a tool to escalate the conflict.

Russian, Syrian diplomats discuss 2nd round of Geneva talks

Press TV – UK involved in importing and exporting terror: MP

In a recent interview with The Times of Israel, Robert Halfon said extremists are ”indoctrinated in the UK” and then go ”to Syria to fight.”

Press TV – ‘Saudis main sponsor of terror in Syria’

Press TV has talked with Zayd al-Isa, Middle East affairs specialist from the city of London, to shed more light on the Saudi regime’s role in sponsoring the Salafi and Wahhabi terrorists in Syria.

Press TV – Infighting erupts between militants in N Syria – US policy on Syria aids ‘terrorism’ – Russia

Speaking in Baghdad, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said America’s policy on Syria ”encourages extremists who are financing terrorism and supplying terrorist organisations and groups with weapons”.
”In the end, this will not result in anything except the escalation of the Syrian conflict,” he said in remarks translated from Russian into Arabic.

Timothy Alexander Guzman – Is Washington Considering a Full-Scale Drone War over Syria?

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21 feb

Syrians across the Country Say No to Terrorism and Foreign Interference

We invite GR readers to review the video and images below and make up their own mind as to what is happening in Syria.
There is a mass movement across the country against foreign interference.

Press TV – US eyeing drone strikes in Syria

As the United States is revisiting its plans for Syria, US Congressional officials say the idea of using drones against targets in the Middle Eastern country is gaining popularity in Washington.

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20 feb

CrossTalk: Geneva 2 Intentional Failure? – Now Official: Israel supports Al-Qaeda from the Occupied Syrian Golan

In June 2013 an Austrian UNDOF officer warned that Israel maintains a joint operations room with “jihadists” in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan and provides active combat support against the Syrian Army. Earlier this year, Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, publicly called for “settling Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights within the framework of the Israeli – Palestinian negotiations” . On 19 February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a field hospital for “wounded Syrians” in the occupied Golan. The “wounded Syrians”, however, are predominantly fighters under the banners of Al-Qaeda linked brigades.

US Intelligence and Arab Allies Meet in Washington: “Secret Arrangements” to Topple Syrian Government, Channel Support to Al Qaeda

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19 feb

Phil Greaves – Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Priorities in Syria. Covert Militarism and the “Lebanonization Strategy”

Current developments both inside and outside of Syria have shown that the primary sponsors of the extremist-dominated insurgency – namely, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and Turkey – aren’t quite ready to throw in the towel.
One may be forgiven for thinking the Obama administration had decided to abandon the policy of regime change following the failed attempt to incite intervention, through the chemical weapons casus belli in August. But the harsh reality remains that the above mentioned alliance is indeed continuing its covert military support of the insurgency, in one form or another, in the full knowledge the vast majority of rebels are religious fundamentalists with a sectarian agenda, and vehemently opposed to any form of democracy or political pluralism.

More than 100 Foreign Spies Imprisoned in Syria

A new report shows that more than 100 foreign intelligence and military agents from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are imprisoned in Syria.
According to a report published by the Lebanon-based Al-Manar, 85 Saudi officers, mostly from Saudi intelligence service, are incarcerated in Syria for assisting and training terrorists.

Ghaleb Kandil – The defeat of Saudi Arabia in Syria

Press TV – US revisiting military options in Syria: Report

Syria at the Edge of ‘Shock Doctrine’

Disappointed that President Obama didn’t bomb Syria last year, the neocons and other war hawks are using the frustrations over initial peace talks in Geneva to ratchet up pressure for a “humanitarian” military assault now.

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