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Donnerstag, 21. November 2013

Syria s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions

Running from assault, abduction, and assassination at the hands of jihadists and FSA rebels, Syria s ancient Christian community fears a religious pogrom is set to erupt.

Iraqi FM warns of jihadi 'emirate' in Syria

Iraq s top diplomat warned Saturday that the "toxic" proliferation of extremist groups among Syria s rebels raises the prospect of a jihadist-ruled territory at the heart of the region.

NATO s War on Syria Just Got Dirtier

By Tony Cartalucci

West scrambles to cover up Syria false flag revelations as Pulitzer Prize-winner and Syria s Electronic Army expose all.

Mother Agnes-Mariam: "Nobody is Safe": Foreign Forces Need to Stop Fueling Violence in Syria


Mother Agnes-Mariam de la Croix, founder of the James the Mutilated Monastery in Syria, who says that the videos show the chemical weapons were used by Syrian rebels, not the Assad administration.

US/British Policy on Syria has Been Sunk, and Nobody Noticed

Free Syrian Army a Complete Pawn to Foreign Intelligence Agencies

By Patrick Cockburn

The final bankruptcy of American and British policy in Syria came 10 days ago as Islamic Front, a Saudi-backed Sunni jihadi group, overran the headquarters of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army.

Saudis' Big Deal for US Anti-tank Missiles May be Meant to Help Syrian Rebels

By South China Morning Post

One Saudi ally could desperately use anti-tank weapons, the Syrian rebels.

US Considers Aiding "Islamist" Rebels

The gradual collapse of Syria s moderate rebel forces is forcing the United States to consider extending its support to the Islamist groups it has long rejected but which are steadily rising to become the Assad regime s principal opponents.

Saudi Royal Blasts U.S. s Mideast Policy

By Jay Solomon

"The U.S. gave us the impression that they were going to do things in Syria that they finally didn t," Prince Turki said.

U.S. Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict


You know, it is one of the most extraordinary aspects of the turmoil in the Middle East that the Saudi backing for extreme Sunni organizations, for jihadi organizations, isn t opposed by the U.S. more vigorously.

Saudi Arabia warns it will act against West's policy in Middle East

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to London has claimed the country is determined to independently arm Syria rebels after rejecting the diplomatic tactics of its Western allies.

West starting to realize they are aiding terrorists in Syria: Lavrov

Video interview

This shift in the attitude is due to the rise of jihadists in Syria and the threat of the country turning into a caliphate, he said.

Syrian Rebels Get Arms and Advice Through Secret Command Centre in Amman

By Phil Sands and Suha Maayeh

A secret operations command centre in Jordan, staffed by western and Arab military officials, has given vital support to rebels fighting on Syria s southern front, providing them with weapons and tactical advice on attacking regime targets.

The Revolution Betrayed

Syrian activists who protested the Assad regime from the beginning are now being arrested, imprisoned, tortured and killed by Al-Qaeda linked rebels.

Islamist militants' secret role in Syrian rebels' successes

*They offer their services and cooperate with us, they are better armed than we are, they have suicide bombers and know how to make car bombs,* an FSA fighter explained.

Syria: Dozens die of starvation in besieged Damascus refugee camp

Dozens of children, elderly people and others displaced by the Syrian conflict have starved to death in a besieged camp in Damascus, according to reports.

Syria conflict: Half population urgently needs aid: UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that half of Syria s population, some 9.3 million people, now *urgently need humanitarian aid*.

Sharia law imposed in Syria s Raqqa

A group linked to al Qaeda, emboldened by its recent victory over rival rebels in Syria, has imposed sweeping restrictions on personal freedoms in the northern province of Raqqa as it seeks to consolidate control over the region.

5 Reasons The Latest Report On Syria War Crimes May Not Be True

By Brandon Turbeville

Qatar is the sponsor of the report. Qatar is, one of the major sponsors of the Syrian invasion (aka the Syrian *rebels*) and has played a massively important role in financing, training, arming, and directing the death squads.

US Feigns *Horror* Over Cooked-Up Report on Syrian War They Engineered

By Tony Cartalucci

Further details have emerged regarding the authors of the report.

A Tale Of Two Reports: Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian

By Interventions Watch

Is it an attempt by Qatar to, simply, document regime abuses in the hope of securing justice for the victims, and furthering the cause of human rights in Syria?

Al-Qaeda slaughters on Syria s killing fields

More than 1,000 Syrians flee al-Qaeda-linked group as they mow down children and behead prisoners in cold blood.

Children on the Frontline: 'I am scared of dreams'


A documentary teams meets five children who have adapted to life amid the atrocities and death of brutal conflict.

Why one day before the Geneva meeting?

This report is altogether most unconvincing, based on alleged photos of alleged victims by an alleged 'defector' in QATAR!

Syria says torture report 'politicised,' photos 'fake'

Syria s justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed a report alleging mass torture and killing by the country's regime as *politicised* calling the shocking photos in the document *fake*.

American (and Friends) in Geneva

By Daniel McAdams

This conference is a farce.

*The West Publicly Claims to Be Fighting Terrorism, Whilst It Is Covertly Nourishing It*

By Walid al-Moallem

*Democracy is imposed with fire, freedom with warplanes and human rights by human killing*...

Is Syrian *Peace* Conference Laying the Foundation for War?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

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.

After Failed Geneva Talks, US Steps Up Threats Against Syria

By Bill Van Auken

Western powers remain committed to an agenda of regime change, whether by means of United Nations-brokered talks or outright military aggression.

From Information Clearing House


Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army

Kerry s Hypocrisy on Syria


World Turns Away as Rebel Massacres of Syrian Christians Intensify


Military aid to local jihadists in Syria?

More indications US lied about August chemical weapons attack in Syria


Syria: Deja Vu all over again


Freitag, 18. Oktober 2013

Jihadists flooding into northern Syria put Turkey on edge

The brutal, Al Qaeda-linked group rebels "invited" into Syria to help topple President Bashir Assad has virtually taken over northern Syria, raising fears that its brand of indiscriminate terror could spill into neighboring Turkey, where some 300 U.S. soldiers are based to protect Turkish airspace from Syrian missile attacks.

Pressure Mounts on Turkey

Turkey continues to deny that it is lenient with radical groups fighting to establish an Islamic regime in Syria, let alone actively supporting them, and the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now much more open in its criticism of these groups than was initially the case.

Syria conflict: Christians 'fleeing homes'

A senior Church leader in Syria has said almost a third of the country s Christians have fled their homes.

Saudis struggling to supply Syrian rebels

'We are not in the arms dealing business': The International Crisis Group reported that Saudi Arabia, deemed the leading ally of the Sunni rebels, was finding it difficult to maintain the flow of effective weapons in the war against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Experts Warn of Al Qaeda Biological Weapons Threat

Experts warn of "grave danger" to global security over Syrian bioweapons; say Al Qaeda may already possess lethal agents.

Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi Arabia

Free Syrian Army (FSA) units are receiving intensive training from US Marine Corps personnel in Saudi Arabia, a senior FSA source has told IHS Jane s.

It Took Decades for Truth to be Revealed in Algeria. How Long Will it Take Syria?

By Robert Fisk

The real story of the much more recent Algerian war, between the Islamists and the government in the 1990s (total deaths 250,000, a hundred thousand more than in Syria today), still cannot be told by Algerian historians.

Counting The Dead: From England, One Man Feeds Western Media On Syria

By The Associated Press

It boggles the mind that a man living in Coventry is somehow able to count and categorize the dead in Syria hour by hour, every day of the week. "Something is going on which is quite fishy,"

The Obama Administration s 'Worst Case Scenario' Is Happening In Syria

The overall war continues to be largely a military stalemate, but the FSA is losing ground and fighters to better-funded and better-equipped jihadists.

Al-Qaeda strives to build Islamic state in northern Syria

Al-Qaeda is attempting to forge an Islamic caliphate across Syria, arresting any who resist the terrorist network, intimidating local businesses and restructuring courts and schools. The way it seized control of a key town in northern Syria illustrates its methods.

Children going hungry in Syria war zones: UN

The United Nations' food aid agency said on Friday that it feared a rise in malnutrition among children trapped in besieged communities in Syria where fighting has halted supply convoys.

50 displaced Syrians 'die of starvation' near Jordan border

Fifty Syrian refugees trapped along the Jordanian-Syrian border by ongoing shelling died of starvation and malnutrition on Monday and Tuesday, activists and border region residents said.

'Syria Is Not A Revolution Any More, This is Civil War'

By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

"There will be either Allawites or Sunnis. Either them or us. Maybe in 10 years we will all be bored with fighting and learn how to coexist." He paused, then added: "In 10 years maybe, not now."

Inside Syria: Al-Qaeda Was Here

A tour through the newly won territory gives a rare look at life under the extremists and a window into their vision for Syria. "It's a black-and-white world for them. You can become their enemy very fast."

Sex Tapes, Riots, and Corruption: Things Aren t Great in Turkey

Violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police broke out in the heart of Istanbul this weekend, following a series of revelations about corruption within the Turkish government.

The Perfect Storm In Turkey: Corruption, Conflict, Conspiracy

By Michael Collins

The Obama administration and NATO powers will be tempted to meddle to control the outcome. We all know how well that works out.

Erdogan pushing Internet censorship forward

The Turkish government plans to further tighten its firm grip on the Internet by monitoring user activity and blocking sites for *privacy violations.* Activists are calling this a reaction to anti-government protests.

From Information Clearing House

Freitag, 27. September 2013

'Gegen die syrische Opposition, die vom Westen unterstützt wird'

Die Erklärung der größten Oppositionsgruppen für einen islamischen Staat und gegen den SNC und die FSA konterkariert westliche Strategien.


Syrien: Bomben schaffen keinen Frieden!topic/omeganews/RV9uWJ2M3yg


"Wir können dort nicht länger leben": Hilfe für Syrer auf dem Weg in den Irak


Montag, 23. September 2013

Chemicals to Syrian Militants May Have Come From al-Qaeda

Court Document

By CBS News

A former FBI operative has said that al-Qaeda militants linked to al-Shabab in Somalia have managed to develop chemical weapons.

Lavrov: US Pressuring Russia into Passing UN Resolution on Syria Allowing Military Force


'Our American partners are starting to blackmail us: 'If Russia does not support a resolution under Chapter 7, then we will withdraw our support for Syria s entry into the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is a complete departure from what I agreed with Secretary of State John Kerry'...'

Potential US War on Syria based on a Snuff Movie

By Finian Cunningham

American-supplied arms fell into al Qaeda s hands

The bad news is that al Qaeda s affiliates dominate significant parts of northern Syria. FSA units that challenge al Qaeda are, by and large, unsuccessful.

Desperate Syrian refugees beg on Yemen streets

'There is nowhere else to go to now. We are begging on the streets,' said Mustafa, who, dressed in black from head to toe, stationed herself at one of Sanaa s main thoroughfares hoping cars would slow down to give her a few Yemeni riyals.

Al Qaeda-Linked Syria Group Enjoying USAID? You have Got to See This to Believe It

This appears to prove all the concerns among U.S. lawmakers and analysts that aid to the Syrian rebels could end up in the hands of Al Qaeda.

Syria chemical weapons: used by terrorists, smuggled to Iraq: Russian FM

Russia has evidence that chemical weapons components are used by terrorists in Syria and smuggled into Iraq for possible provocations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Christians under threat in Syria as Islamist extremists gain influence

When radical Islamists tore down a cross and hoisted a black flag above a church in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah last week, their action underscored the increasingly hostile environment for the country s Christians.

How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria

By Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick

One shouldn t forget that the neocon interest in toppling Assad had long predated legitimate concerns over the Syrian bloodbath.

West Toxic Lie On Syria Exposed

By Finian Cunningham

Western propaganda lies evidently have a memory problem.

From Information Clearing House


On US and Russian failure to meet own chemical weapons obligations


Time to defund the Syrian rebels
by Justin Raimondo


In short, what the rebels have been saying, usually implicitly and under their breath, has been: send us money and arms, or else run the risk of another 9/11. In deciding to arm the rebels and call for air strikes against the Syrian regime, the Obama administration is responding to what is in effect a blackmail note. It all works out very neatly for both sides: the rebels get their guns, and the administration gets a fresh justification for the Surveillance State, because, you know, the Bad Guys really are out to get us...

Syria remains a target of the US empire

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Tim Kelly


The U.S. government s regime-change operation in Syria is itself an act of war and a clear violation of international law, but for the imperial schemers in Washington, it is just another day at the office. The Syrian debate was never about poison gas or the deaths of innocent civilians. Indeed, if the U.S. government really wanted to reduce the suffering in that country, it could simply cease supporting the Islamist rebels, which would bring an end to the fighting very soon...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Freitag, 20. September 2013

Americans Say No to Another Middle East War


'I' Is for 'Impeachment'

By Philip Giraldi

Arming terrorists while asserting the right to go to war without constitutional process; targeting and killing citizens; declaring a state of war worldwide using robot death machines; Not exactly something to be proud of, is it?

American Hegemony is Over

By Israel Shamir

The most dramatic event of September 2013 was the high-noon stand-off near the Levantine shore, with five US destroyers pointing their Tomahawks towards Damascus and facing them, the Russian flotilla of eleven ships led by the carrier-killer Missile Cruiser Moskva and supported by Chinese warships.


Why Is Syria Under Attack?

Daan de Wit, DeepJournal: The battle for Syria is thus a battle for Iran, and is it most fundamentally a battle for influence and energy. The goal of those seeking to attack Syria is to shift the current balance of achieve this goal, the Western component of the forces which are arrayed against Syria needs the support of its citizenry.


What War Would Jesus Start?

Bundesdeutsche Firmen exportierten im großen Still chemische Substanzen nach Syrien

Donnerstag, 19. September 2013

Is Broad Opposition to War on Syria an Opportunity to End American Empire Responsibly?

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Truthout: Are we witnessing the beginning of a transformation of US foreign policy? With groundswell public opposition to a war with Syria, Zeese and Flowers see such signs and recommend a responsible way forward.


An animated history of empires


American Empire: A Glass House Built By Stone Throwers

By JP Sottile

The sad fact is that American hypocrisy runs deep on the issue of non-conventional warfare.

Dienstag, 17. September 2013

Syrien: Und die Good Guys?

Schätzung: Extremisten und Salafisten machen laut IHS Jane etwa die Hälfte der Aufständischen aus.

Samstag, 14. September 2013

Saudi-Arabien setzt weiter auf Krieg in Syrien

Waffen statt Verhandlungen


Five Ways a Wider Syrian War Could Go Nuclear

There are at least five key reasons why American military intervention in Syria s civil war could go nuclear.

Syria Presence Costing The Pentagon About $27 Million A Week

The Pentagon is spending about $27 million a week to maintain the increased U.S. Navy presence in the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East region to keep watch over Syria and be prepared to strike if needed.

Syria strike or no, the last thing we need is a bigger US military budget

Some in Congress are using Syria to push for more money for the Pentagon. They ignore the facts on military spending.

Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2013

The following list reviews hundreds of instances in which the United States has utilized military forces abroad in situations of military conflict or potential conflict to protect U.S. citizens or promote U.S. interests.

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for U.S. attacks and economic boycott

'We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure,' Zawahiri said.

Preempting The Next Round of Lies Against Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

What the UN report on Syria will say and what the liars in the West will claim it says.

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, report says

Possesses enough fissile material for up to 190 warheads.

Many Americans See Syria as Sign of Bible s End Times

Almost one in three Americans see Syria s recent conflict as part of the Bible s plan for the end times. One in four think that a U.S. military strike in Syria could lead to Armageddon. One in five believes the world will end in their lifetime.

Syria deal seems to have just postponed US-led war

By Finian Cunningham

Western aggression towards that country is even more emboldened and, bizarrely, has also now gained a veneer of legitimacy.

What is the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army?

By Alex Newman

Thanks to the Obama administration s brazen support for the rebellion, the responsibility for the bloody fruits of Syria s civil war will be at least partly shouldered by the American people.

Next Step for Peace in Syria: Stop the 'Lethal Aid'

By Norman Solomon

Now that public pressure has foiled U.S. plans to bomb Syria, the next urgent step is to build public pressure for stopping the deluge of weapons into that country.

George Galloway Vs Neville-Jones, Dealing With The Prestitutes: Syria and Chemical Weapons

Video BBC

George Galloway and Conservative peer Baroness Neville-Jones debated the role of the Russians and claims about who used chemical weapons in Syria.

Israel Wants Syria and Iran, Crushed

By Jonathan Cook

It looks as though Israel, while remaining largely mute about its interests in the civil war raging there, has been doing a great deal to pressure the White House into direct involvement in Syria.

Talented Mr Kerry Backslides on Russian Deal over Syrian Chemicals

By Finian Cunningham

The obvious point is that US Secretary of State John Kerry is not a man whose word can be trusted.

New York Times on Syria: All The Propaganda Fit to Print

By Bill Van Auken

The story s headline, 'UN implicates Syria in using chemical weapons,' is a cynical distortion of reality tailored to meet the needs of the US government for war propaganda.

Unverified Videos Allegedly Show Syria Rebels Using Chemical Weapons


Video, allegedly shows Syrian rebels using chemical weapons on 21st of August.

The 'Indispensable Nation' Threatens Another War Against Children

By Felicity Arbuthnot

Considering the barely imaginable oceans of dollars US war departments spend on selling their newest illegal, manufactured war of aggression, they certainly spend little on wordsmiths.

Russia demands 'immediate return' of UN inspectors to Syria

Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the UN inspection mission should also investigate 'the incident on March 19 near Aleppo as well as incidents of intoxication of Syrian government troops on August 22 and 24-25.'

Chemical Weapons Expert: U.S. Deadline for Syrian Chemical Weapons Is Contrary to International Law

By WashingtonsBlog

The deadline of 2014 might be desired, but it s not necessarily going to be a reality.

Let s Be Honest About Israel s Nukes


If Washington wants negotiations over weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East to work, or even just to avoid making America appear ridiculous, Mr. Obama should begin by being candid. He cannot expect the countries participating in a conference to take America seriously if the White House continues to pretend that we don t know whether Israel has nuclear weapons.

From Information Clearing House


The Threat to Attack Syria Is STILL Illegal

The Syria Strike Debate: A Political Scorecard

Syria s New Game: The Russian Factor


US Military Intervention in Syria is not off the Table

5 Lies Invented to Spin UN Report on Syria


American opposition to war on Syria

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


It s of course impossible to know what motivated each person to oppose the president s plan. It would be far too optimistic to think that people are actually beginning to question the entire concept of the national-security state apparatus, i.e., the military industrial complex, the CIA, and the NSA, and to recognize that it is at the root of America s woes. But I do think there is a good chance that people are finally starting to see that the military adventurism is not a fun-and-games, cost-free exercise...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


A second look at the 'Good War'


How the People Pushed Back on Syria and Won (for Now)

Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine: In an extraordinarily short time, the people petitioned, called their representatives in Congress, held rallies, and used social media to demand a nonviolent approach to the Syrian crisis. The march toward war slowed.

Let Us Now Praise Common Sense

Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: The White House, Congress and the punditry of the Beltway ultimately may be grateful to a public that weighed in on a potential military strike in Syria in that the collective common sense of everyday people became a force so powerful it could not be ignored.

Civil Society Statement to the UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament

Dr. Joseph Gerson, Truthout: Nuclear weapons do not and cannot bring security. Nuclear weapons abolition, essential for human survival, should be pursued with the same sense of urgency and dedication as Syrian chemical weapons disarmament, Dr. Joseph Gerson tells a UN meeting.


Proxy war 'set to intensify,' Obama s goal is eventual partition of Syria

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