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NDPP

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Bankroll Syria Rebels?

http://www.rt.com/news/arab-payroll-syrian-rebels-559/

"Free Syria Army (FSA) militants are about to go on the Saudi payroll, the country's officials shared with the Guardian. Riyadh believes this step will encourage defection within the Syrian military in the latest bid to oust President Assad. Saudi Arabia plans to pay future military deserters in dollars and euros as a counter to the greatly devalued Syrian pound Damascus uses to pay the military.

Ankara also agreed on establishing a Syrian opposition command center in Istanbul to coordinate arms supplies to Syria and maintain contact with scattered opposition groups..."

WikiLeaks Cables Show Planning for Destabilising  Syria in 2006

http://fitzhenrymac.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/wikileaks-cable-shows-plann...

"Does the press have such short memories that they don't link the evidence from these cables to what is happening in Syria right now. The Guardian talked about an even earlier plan with horrible similarity to today's actions in 2003.."

NDPP

Gulf of Tonkin Redux? - by Stephen Lendman

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/gulf-of-tonkin-redux/

"Ankara acted provocatively. Perhaps it was at the behest of Washington?"

Fidel

[url=US">http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ca/2012/06/us-struggles-to-install-proxy.h... Struggles to Install Proxy "Brotherhood" in Egypt[/url] From Egypt to Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood does the West's bidding

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Muslim Brotherhood were, are, and will be Western Proxies

Despite the Brotherhood's lofty rhetoric, it has from its inception been a key proliferator of Western foreign policy. Currently, the Syrian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood has been involved heavily, leading in fact, the US, Israeli, Saudi, and Qatari-backed sectarian violence that has been ravaging Syria for over a year. In a May 6, 2012 Reuters article it stated:

"Working quietly, the Brotherhood has been financing Free Syrian Army defectors based in Turkey and channeling money and supplies to Syria, reviving their base among small Sunni farmers and middle class Syrians, opposition sources say."

Egyptian election was a sham according to Samir Amin. Observers ignored irregularities.

NDPP

Syria Warns NATO of Conspiring Against Damascus

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/25/247914/syria-warns-nato-against-...

"Syria has warned NATO against conspiring with Turkey against Damascus in their upcoming meeting on the shooting down by Syria of a Turkish jet fighter..."

NDPP

Syria Puts Double Whammy on Turkey    -   by MK Bhadrakumar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/NF26Ak02.html

"...even within Turkey, there is skepticism about what really happened. The veteran Turkish editor Yousef Kanli wrote:

'Did the plane violate Syrian airspace?...On the other hand, why was the Turkish reconnaissance plane flying so low, in an area close to a Russian base, and why did it keep going in and out of Syrian airspace so many times in the 15 - minute period before it was downed? Was it testing the air-defense capabilities of Syria (or the Russian base) before an intervention which might come later this year?...."

Syria and Turkey's Phantom War  - by Pepe Escobar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/NF26Ak01.html

"...No doubt this will get much uglier. But in 'Wag the Dog' terms - and that's what this is all about - no one knows for sure: is Turkey trying to wage the NATO dog into a war, or is it the other way around?"

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Details for the actual shot down here...

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Makdessi pointed out that official correspondence with Turkey on Sunday clarified the details of the incident in response to the Turkish allegations that what happened was a Syrian aggression against Turkey, with the correspondence stating that on 11.40 AM on June 22nd, Syrian radar systems detected a flying object heading towards Syrian territories that performed a left turn towards the northeast and climbed down to a low altitude where it disappeared from the radars, only to appear suddenly at an altitude of 100 meters, 1 to 2 kilometers from the beach and Syrian land, and became suddenly visible to the naked eye.

He added that later, it turned out that the object was an aircraft heading towards the beach and Syrian land at a speed of 700 to 800 kph, which engaged the rules of engagement employed in all sovereign countries, prompting Syrian anti-air defense to engage it.

Makdessi affirmed that the weapon used in repelling this violation of Syrian airspace was anti-aircraft artillery firing 23.57 rounds stationed on Syrian beaches, hitting the aircraft directly, adding that the aircraft was seen heading left afterwards and crashing in Syrian territorial waters.

If it was 23.57mm cannon rounds that brought the jet down then it was well within Syrian air space. The 23mm cannon has a maximum range of about 4,000 meters (again well within Syrian air space) and is fitted on the ZSU 23-4 which is operated by the Syrian army.

Here it is here... it has four 23mm cannons on it and the round thing on top is a fire control radar which would allow it to hit a target like a fast moving low flying jet. You just turn it on and it automaticly aims and shoots at the target, all you do is feed it ammo.

 

NDPP

US and Israel to Hold Largest Ever Joint Military Exercise

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31700.htm

"Focusing on stopping ballistic missiles and featuring thousands of soldiers, the October drill will simulate simultaneous rocket fire from Syria and Iran. Some military analysts have nicknamed the exercise a 'dress rehearsal' for a military conflict.."

kropotkin1951

The first reports I read didn't mention the Russian base location.  If this was not a testing of the Syrian/Russian defense systems it is hard to figure what else it could be.  I expect that an Iranian plane on a training mission that took it into Bahrain airspace close to the US base would have met the same fate.

I feel sorry for the pilots whose lives someone in the command structure gambled with and lost.

Caissa

Turkey's prime minister, responding to the downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces, said Tuesday that Turkish military will respond to any future violation of its border by Syrian military elements.

"The rules of engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces have changed," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "Any military element that approaches the Turkish border from Syria by posing a security risk and danger will be regarded as a threat and treated as a military target."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/06/26/syria-turkey-nato-jet-meet...

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Yes the Russian base was pretty close to where this happened as far as flight time goes. The shoot down was justifyed as far as where the jet was. It's a pity the crew is probably lost and the current state of tention in the region resulted in the Syrian units firing on the jet instead of interseping it or warning it off.

kropotkin1951

Once again Canada's state media passes off NATO propaganda as news.  There is no nuance or balance to this piece it is straight out NATO spin regurgitated whole. 

This piece on the techniques that Hearst and Pulitzer introduced into the American culture is well done.  Analyzing the headlines and imagery in the CBC story through that lens shows how far into yellow journalism and war mongering the CBC has fallen.

CBC wrote:

Turkey vows military response to Syrian border violations
Syrian helicopters have strayed into Turkish airspace 5 times recently, PM says

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish Armed Forces "will respond to all violations on the Syrian border" following the downing of one of its jets by Syria. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0XfxtMBF8A

NDPP

Furious Turkey Mobilizes Tanks, Troops to Syrian Border

http://www.timesofisrael.com/turkey-mobilizes-troops-to-syrian-border/

"...Erdogan closed his remarks with an especially harsh condemnation of Syrian President Bashar Assad. 'Turkey and the Turkish people will continue to provide all support until the people of Syria have been saved from this tyrannical, murderous, bloody dictator and his gang.' Erdogan said Syria shot down the unarmed plane in international airspace in a 'deliberate and hostile' act and without warning..

Footage Proves Turkish Jet Violated Syria Airspace (and vid)

http://youtu.be/0o20bM4mh_c

"Syrian Girl Partisan speaks to Dr Ali Mohamad, Editor in Chief of www.syria-tribune.com/en/ that can verify the authenticity of a video showing the moment the Turkish F-4 was shot down.."

 

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

NDPP wrote:

Footage Proves Turkish Jet Violated Syria Airspace (and vid)

http://youtu.be/0o20bM4mh_c

"Syrian Girl Partisan speaks to Dr Ali Mohamad, Editor in Chief of www.syria-tribune.com/en/ that can verify the authenticity of a video showing the moment the Turkish F-4 was shot down.."

Yeap, compare the pattern of the shots on that cell phone recording with this footage of ZSU 23-4 firing at a range. They are the same... the shots in the cell phone video crack instead of pop becouse they were in front of the guns on the hill. Shots sound different depending on where you are standing from the weapon.

 

NDPP

Life's a beach...thanks Bec you're now the official technical advisor on this thread!

NDPP

Nothing Safe, Nothing Sacred: Syrian Rebels Desecrate Christian Churches

http://www.rt.com/news/syrian-rebels-desecrate-christian-churches-897/

"Shocking images have surfaced, revealing the alleged desecration of Christian churches in Syria by Western-backed rebels. Thousands of Christians have fled certain areas of Homs that fell into rebel hands in February. Meanwhile, US intelligence operatives and diplomats continue to step-up their contacts with Syrian rebels to help organize their growing military operations..."

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

In CrossTalk on RT the view was expressed that the shooting down of the Turkish fighter over Syrian airspace was as much political as military. The idea being that the Syrian regime is aware that Turkey is allowing its territory to be used as a staging area for supplying weapons, logistics, etc., for the other side in the civil war .

Fidel

Civil war? Are they only Syrians carrying weapons in Syria today?

Google definition for Civil war: A war between citizens of the same country.

And yet Ayman al-Zawahiri, the newest leader of the fake terrorist group, al-Qa'eda, has called on Muslims around the world to go fight Assad's government troops in Syria.

This is a proxy war, like the CIA's proxy war against the Sovs and Soviet-backed PDPA government in 1980s Afghanistan.

We even have fat-cat Canadian senators referring to it as the new cold war.

kropotkin1951

Sorry Fidel but it is still called the Spanish Civil War despite the support given to the fascist side by Italy and Germany and the brave International Brigades that fought shoulder to shoulder with the people.

i do not doubt that there are foreign fighters in Syria but I also don't doubt that there are many Syrians fighting the brutal regime.  That to me is the very reason that our government should stay out of it.  The Syrian people need peace to have any chance of a transition to a more democratic society.  So far peace has proven illusive in all the countries NATO has intervened in so far in the new millennium and the people of those countries are suffering the consequences of NATO having armed everybody and their brother with an automatic rifle.  There is no normal civil society left in Iraq or Libya and Syria is sinking into the same bottomless pit of violence.  However just because NATO is stirring the pot does not mean the ingredients are all from abroad. Lets not forget that we used to send our citizens to Syria to be tortured.  i am sure a regime like that has lots of internal enemies as well as NATO supported interlopers.

Fidel

It's funny that al-Zawahiri doesn't seem to be interested in striking a single blow of revenge against U.S.-backed torturers in Egypt, his birth country.  It's as if the invisible army of darkness and uncle whiskers share all the same enemies. 

The Atlantic Alliance and their Arab imperialist allies are working to essentially undo what Stalinists achieved in the stani nations and Soviet-backed frontline mid east countries, which was to maintain division between mullahs and state power. Imagine that Russia and China had supplied guerilla training and weapons to confederates in the American civil war. Instead of Obama they might have had the klan and scalawags running "the free world" today.

NDPP

late breaking reports are of Turkish troop movements towards the Syrian border and  also that Saudi Arabia's King has  put his military on 'high alert'...

Caissa

Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns and other weapons alongside its border with Syria, state television reported on Thursday, days after the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syrian forces heightened the tensions between the two countries.

A small convoy of military trucks, towing anti-aircraft guns, entered into a military outpost in the border village of Guvecci, which faces a Syrian military outpost across the border and where Syrian forces and rebels clashed in recent months, TRT television footage showed.

Several anti-aircraft guns have also been deployed elsewhere alongside the border. Some trucks were seen carrying self-propelled multiple rocket launchers, TRT footage showed.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/06/28/turkey-syria-border-weapon...

Fidel

It looks like the Gladio Gang are trying to use their own act of war to justify escalating an attack on Syria. Threatening other countries with military attack is illegal since Nuremberg.

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Fidel wrote:

Imagine that Russia and China had supplied guerilla training and weapons to confederates in the American civil war.

The Confederates still would have lost. England, by the way, tried to support the Confederacy because of their dependency on cheap cotton but they backed down when Lincoln told them he'd deal with them AFTER he dealt with the civil war.

Fidel

Bec.De.Corbin wrote:

Fidel wrote:

Imagine that Russia and China had supplied guerilla training and weapons to confederates in the American civil war.

The Confederates still would have lost. England, by the way, tried to support the Confederacy because of their dependency on cheap cotton but they backed down when Lincoln told them he'd deal with them AFTER he dealt with the civil war.

 

With the so called civil war in 1980's-90's Afghanistan, the CIA and Brits funded and armed mercenaries from over 40 countries to fight against secularist PDPA government forces.

Surely the confederates were outnumbered by northern Union soldiers. Surely the tables could have been turned on the North had the right incentives been offered to Mexicans and other nationals. 

Imagine the Klan and dozens of right wing militia groups running things today as a result. The FBI doesn't like to mention the numerous right wing groups there in the US and readyibng themselves for when the government goes bad. It wouldn't take much to destabilize America today imo.

NDPP

Turkey Vows Retaliation, Russia Calls for Restraint (and vid)

http://youtu.be/a7FFqrBE54I

Discussion with experts

 

macktheknife

Wow. What is this, a backdoor opportunity for NATO to start dropping bombs on Syria? I understand Turkey has a right to be pissed IF its` plane was in international waters, but massing troops on the border seems like an overreaction? So what now, a security council resolution to ''help'' our Turkish allies?

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

I wouldn't put too much into the build up and I think it's more for the Turkish public than anything. There has been some cross fire incidents along their border with each other where Syrian units have fired over into Turkey, probably at fleeing rebels. In the past these incidents were pretty much played down by both sides. I'm assuming Turkey is not going to be so tolerant in the future when such incidents occur. I'm also thinking the Syrians are going to be a little more careful about doing such things seeing how the Turks are now pissed off (at them).

NDPP

Only National Model Settles Syria Crisis: President Assad

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/29/248536/only-national-model-settl...

"...What took place in Libya is not the model to settle Syria.."

Fidel

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vt24xeBFlE]American C.I.A. arming Al-Qa'eda terrorists in Syria[/url] Lapdog News Media

The glasnost is half full.

NDPP

Propagandists Sell 'Vigilante' Solution for Syria  -  by Tony Cartalucci

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ca/2012/06/propagandists-sell-vigilante-so...

"Bypassing the UN to 'end violence' of its own creation. West plumbs new depths of its own depravity.."

 

Time for Regime Change in USA  -  by Rodney Shakespeare

http://presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/29/248601/time-for-regime-change--the-usa/

"With breathtaking arrogance, the USA is opposing the presence of Iran at the discussions about Syria in Geneva.."

 

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

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Time for Regime Change in USA

 

Ok "PressTV" thanks for your opinion...LOL

Fidel

yeah, laugh aloud. What an interesting and diverse range of opinions.  It's all good. Frown 

You know, I don't even think Al-CIA'da is a progressive organization. As far as I can tell they don't promote women's rights. Not at all.

Women Fight For Right To Join Al Qaeda 2009

And that was 2009. Nothing since so far. CIA'da is not a very transparent group by what I can tell. Do the women of CIA'da have upward mobility or opportunities for advancement? Are the C.I.A.'s female expendable jihadi assets even included in the pension plan? Something tells me that it simply isn't true. I think Syrian women will not do so well under a NATO-backed right wing theocracy. 

NDPP

Annan: Russia, West Agree on Transition Government for Syria (and vid)

http://www.rt.com/news/syria-summit-geneva-annan-115/

"The Syrian crisis is to be resolved by a transition government consisting of the current authorities and opposition leaders. The proposal was announced by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan after talks in Geneva.." See interview

 

Syria Through the Looking Glass  -  by Ron Jacobs

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/29/syria-through-the-looking-glass/

"...Those actively interested in a more democratic Syria have faded into the background as armed factions have come to the front. Yes, it is those very same democracy protesters that provide a cover for NATO governments to increase their involvement. Simply put, we see western imperial powers and Turkey (and Israel) attempting to remove an Arab government unwilling to go along with their designs..."

NDPP

Israel's Stolen Palestinian Oil and Gas Reserves and Plans to Steal Syria's as well - Why We Fight: Canada as Accomplice

 

Struggle Over the Middle East: Gas Ranks First  - by Imad Fawzi Shueibi

http://www.voltairenet.org/Struggle-over-the-Middle-East-Gas

"...The media and military attack against Syria is directly related to the global competition for energy. It becomes clear that the key to economic success and political domination lies mainly in the control of the energy source of the century: gas. It is because she is at the heart of the most colossal gas reserves in the world that Syria is being targeted.

What we know about this issue is that the Mediterranean basin is the wealthiest in gas and that Syria would be the wealthiest state, according to the Washington Institute. Who controls Syria could control the Middle East, grip on the gateway to Asia, possess the key to Russia's House, as Catherine 2nd put it and could set foot on the Silk Road, according to China.

Most importantly they who could penetrate Syria for gas have the ability to dominate the world...Syria, undoubtedly would be the key to the coming epoch."

Canada Moves To Strengthen Energy Ties with Israel

http://www.cija.ca/jerusalem/canada-moves-to-strengthen-energy-ties-with...

"Canada is looking to strengthen energy ties with Israel in a move that could help the Jewish state alter the balance of oil power in the Middle East. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver left for the country on Friday. His trip will be focused on pitching Canada to his counterparts in government, oil company executives and leading academics as an ideal partner to help Israel develop its newly discovered bounty of unconventional oil and gas...

The discovery last year of a field 30 kilometres southwest of Jerusalem estimated by the London-based World Energy Council to contain up to 250 billion barrels of shale oil, together with 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas found offshore [Gaza!] have suddenly put Israel's name on the energy map. The oil find rivals global oil superpower Saudi Arabia's 260 billion barrels in proven conventional reserves and was publicly dubbed 'the equivalent of Saudi extra-light' by Harold Vinegar, former chief scientist for Royal Dutch Shell.

Bob Schulz, professor of petroleum land management at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business, said the possibility of Canadian technology and investment going to Israel 'would certainly change the political dynamics of the Middle East, in that energy revenue would give it the means to finance much of its own defence instead of continuing to rely on Western support."

As in Libya and the controlled detonation of that country - Canada's involvement in Syria is consistent with our usual role as satan's little helper. As always few get it and even fewer care.

 

 

 

NDPP

Turkey - Triple Split Over Syria  - by Christof Lehman

http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/turkey-triple-split-over-syria/

"...The Erdogan led government continues its war of words and its covert military transgressions against Syria..."

 

Kurdish Fractions Fight NATO-led Free Syria Army  -  By Christof Lehman

http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/kurdish-fractions-fights-nato-led-...

"Leaders of the PKK affliated Syrian Democratic Union Party, which has a strong political influence in predominantly ethnically Kurdish regions of Syria are determined to stop the bloodshed and massacres of the Free Syrian Army from spreading to ethnically Kurdish areas where the party yields a significantly strong influence to resist the FSA.

The Syrian constitution provides exemplary protection of Syria's many ethnic groups and minorities. It is unlikely that a NATO/GCC Israeli backed government of Syria, and especially a potential government with strong ties to Turkey would provide the same guaranties of democratic rights and protection of ethnic minorities..."

NDPP

NATO, US, Israel Know They Have Met Their Match with Syria (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/07/01/248847/removing-assad-will-add-t...

"Press TV interviewed James Fetzer, professor and philosopher, Madison, about the strength of the Syrian position on its own and in partnership with Russia, China and Iran.."

 

US has Sinister Plan for World: Analyst (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/07/02/24892/us-has-sinister-plan-for-w...

Interview with Dr Webster Griffin Tarpley...

NDPP

Washington's Road to Iran Goes Through Syria: 'The results of the Geneva Talks Depend on Who You Ask'

http://rt.com/politics/annan-syria-geneva-libya-178/

"...let's stop for a second to grasp the sheer fact five foreign powers gathered to decide the fate of a country, in the absence of its leader and its people, who never asked them to do anything of the kind, let alone gave any mandate. This is an outrageous breach of international law. And what is even more outrageous is that nobody is concerned or even talking about it..."

Fidel

Her Majesty's BBC's Syria Coverage: "Sorry for the Lies"...

Felicity Arbuthnot wrote:
"Creativity is the lifeblood of our organisation." (BBC Mission statement.)

As the sabre rattling towards Iran and the ongoing tragedy in Syria become increasingly hard to unravel, "media errors" or perhaps even "obfuscation" create their own navigational complexities.

One example: on Sunday July 1st, BBC news programmes repeatedly stated that Syrian troops had fired at mourners at a funeral in or near Damascus (i.) Para 4:

"...Meanwhile, activists said a funeral procession in a suburb of Damascus came under mortar attack and 30 people died.

"The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released amateur video footage claiming to show the explosion in Zamalka, a town 10km (six miles) east of the Syrian capital.

"There has been no independent confirmation of the incident."

However the Los Angeles Times had an entirely different take on exactly the same event (ii.) A car bomb, rather than mortar attacks by Syrian forces, had killed up to eighty five mourners or members of the public:

"The car bomb went off as the procession passed a mosque. Hazy video clouded by dust in the first moments after the explosion showed dozens of mangled bodies lying on the road and the stretcher carrying Halabi's body on the ground nearby.

‘ "I can't describe my feelings, because I am still numb right now given what I saw today," said Abu Omar, whose cousin was killed and father and uncle injured. "No one can withstand what we saw ..." ‘

Car bomb?

See History of the Car Bomb New-generation car bombers are graduates of CIA terrorism schools

When it comes to car and truck bombs, "improvised explosive devices", training schools for hijacking planes etc. the Gladio Gang have all the bases covered since waging holy anticommunist jihad in the 1980's and 90's.

NDPP

Scenarios for Syria: War and Stabilization - by Nile Bowie

http://nilebowie.blogspot.ca/2012/07/scenarios-for-syria-war-stabilizati...

"Diplomatic attempts to solve the Syrian crisis have been rejected by both members of the Syrian government and the opposition. As Ankara laments bold rhetoric and militarizes the border with Syria, this article attempts to foresee three possible outcomes to the ongoing crisis.."

NDPP

Bodies of Two Turkish Pilots Found

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/249332.html

According to Turkish sources the bodies of Captain Gokhyin Ertan and Lieutenant Hasan Huseyin Aksoy were found on the Eastern Mediterranean sea bed by a US deep sea exploration vessel on Wednesday. The bodies were located at a depth of 1,260 meters..."

NDPP

Syria: An Overview and the Israeli View (and vid)

http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca/2012/07/syria-overview-israeli-...

"Discussing the Syrian situation on a broader scale than the soundbites and simplisitic black/white presentations by the presstitutes in the main stream media." Interview with Pepe Escobar

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

And in other news...

 

WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million Syrian emails

 

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The secret-spilling group WikiLeaks said Thursday it was in the process of publishing material from 2.4 million Syrian emails - many of which it said came from official government accounts.

 

  

But they're not going to allow everyone access to them all....

NDPP

@ Bec: I smell CIA...

 

Clinton: Russia and China Will 'Pay Price' For Supporting Assad

http://www.rt.com/news/clinton-russia-china-syria-569/

"US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Moscow and Beijing must be punished for supporting Assad. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said the West is operating within a friend-or-foe framework that he called outmoded. Russia said that western powers were purposely distorting the terms of an agreement to push for the removal of Assad..'

Iraq Warns of al-Qaeda Influx to Syria

http://www.rt.com/news/iraq-syria-al-qaeda-militants-546/

"Iraq's Foreign Minister is claiming that al-Qaeda is behind the uprising against Syria's president. He stated that their is 'solid information and intelligence' that militants from the terror network have been flowing into Syria..."

Stronger Sanctions Urged By Friends of Syria

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/07/06/syria-defection-assad-top-...

"Canada, the United States and the other members of the 'Friends of Syria' tried to raise pressure Friday on the regime of Bashar Assad with calls for stiffer sanctions. 'All of us must tighten up our sanctions,' Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said. 'Russia is not on the sidelines, it is enabling this regime to soldier on.."

the 'Friends of Syria's sanctions, like their murderous foreign mercenary death squads they arm and insert into Syria, will only inflict further agonies upon the Syrian people..a majority of which support their president.

 

 

 

Fidel

Baird blames Russia for UN ‘losing its relevance' in Syrian crisis

Putin should be as vicious a toadie as Baird. God help us.

NorthReport

So what's coming next for Syria after regime change occurs?


Top Syrian general 'defects to Turkey'

Reported escape of Manaf Tlass, leading member of Bashar al-Assad's inner circle, does not mean anything, official says

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/05/top-syrian-general-defects-t...

macktheknife

Fidel wrote:

Baird blames Russia for UN ‘losing its relevance' in Syrian crisis

Putin should be as vicious a toadie as Baird. God help us.

Actually, that should read "Baird parrots U.S. SOS Clinton". The Cons have no opinion until and unless they are told to have one by the U.S. I root for Putin, not to say he is an ideal, but at this point at least he's not a lapdog of the U.S.

NorthReport

So where will Assad flee to - Russia? 

Fidel

Yes that's all Baird is, a squawking parrot perched on uncle whiskers' shoulder. 

And I hope Putin is not a toadie. Lots of friends of the west in the Kremlin and Moscow apparently. They are no strangers to Russian style gladio themselves. Some real bad bastards there in Spetsnaz and KGB-"FSB." Dirty as you want. "Russian gladio" sounds absurd, I know. But I believe they, too, have been guilty of false flag treachery in the past.

NorthReport

It's obviously over for Assad - just a matter of when.

Syria: a long, hard slog

The claim that the government's cohesion is cracking has been made many times before, and after each explosion the structure still stands

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/06/syria

macktheknife

Assad won't flee anywhere. Russia may be crafty but it's not stupid. Assad will meet a NATO inspired end in Syria.

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