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Infighting Among Takfiris Intensifies Across Syria (and vid)


"Infighting intensifies across Syria among rival Takfiri groups suggesting that al-Qaeda affiliated militants have gained the upper hand against the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the north of the Arab country.

Earlier this week, the ISIL reportedly killed at least 50 civilians, including journalists and media workers in Aleppo, who had been in their custody since December 2013..."


Iran Must Be Invited To Syria Talks: Russia President (and vid)


"Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that Iran should be invited to the upcoming conference for ending the deadly crisis in Syria.

Russia, Syria and the UN have underlined the necessity for Tehran's presence in the international meeting on Syria, while the US and the so-called Syrian opposition are against Iran's participation in the negotiations."


A Palestinian-Hezbollah War in Lebanon?  -  by Franklin Lamb


"From Tel Aviv to Amman, Riyadh, the Gulf Kingdoms, to Washington DC and beyond, the forces allied against the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah-Palestinian Resistance are working on yet another project to weaken and hopefully destroy all four.

Israel and its new and longtime allies seek Sunni-Shia war and the sooner the better. They also favor the continuation of the Syria crisis for the reason they consider Hezbollah is squandering some of their best fighters as well as their weapons stores.

Diplomats have spoken about US-Israeli hopes that Syria will be Hezbollah's Achilles heel and Iran's Vietnam.."


Starving Refugees: How We Disowned Palestinians in Syria  -  by Ramzy Baroud


"By paying greater attention to Palestinian refugees in Syria, one is hardly calling for ignoring the horrible reality under which the Syrian people continue to suffer.

But Palestinian refugees have no legal status, no political representation, no serious international support, no leadership truly concerned by their plight, no place to go nor place to return to.

They have nothing and now they are starving, although there can be no justification, nor logistical explanation for why they are dying of hunger..."


Infighting Among Militants in Syria (and vid)


"Infighting has intensified among foreign-backed militants in several provinces in Syria's northwest..."

'This is a regional destabilization strategy..' Eric Draitser - Stop Imperialism


Al Qaeda, NATO's Timeless Tool  -  by Thierry Meyssan


"The discovery of links connecting PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Al Qaeda is upsetting Turkish politics. Ankara not only actively supported terrorism in Syria, but did so as part of a NATO strategy..."


Canada's Harper Government Supports Covert Mercenary War on Syria, Funds Al Qaeda Affiliated Rebels  -  by Ken Stone


"...Actually the Prime Minister has been working but mostly behind the scenes, over the past thirty months for regime change in Syria. His government's efforts fall into the following six categories.

Each of these tactics of the Harper government supports regime change..."


'US Vulnerable To Blowback Effect of Arming Syria Insurgents' (and vid)


"When al Qaeda recruits US citizens they are only to fight in Syria but to return to the US and use their passports to gain entry to US cities and engage in terrorism similar to 911' said James Petras, Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Bighamton University, New York, on Sunday.

'The White House is continuing to supply aid to the terrorists in Syria,' he added.




Al Qaeda Armies Seize Entire Iraqi Cities in Chaos Left Behind By War (and vid)


"The black flag of Al Qaeda was this week raised over two Iraqi cities which are now under the control of Jihadists bent on creating a new Islamic nation. But the real blood-letting is yet to begin..."


Op-Edge: Geneva 2 Talks An Exercise in Shadow Fake Diplomacy


"I think the fundamental issue is to address the nature of the conflict. The Western military alliance has been recruiting mujaheddin right from the outset and it's confirmed by numerious reliable sources including Israeli intelligence.

These jihadist forces are operatives of the Western military alliance and it's continuing right from the Afghan-Soviet war. They are still intent upon destabilizing Syria as a nation-state and in fact, with the situation in Iraq and Syria, what they want to do now is redraw the map of the Middle East..."


Syria Opposition Leader Posts Fake Photo


"Leader of the foreign-backed Syrian opposition Ahmed Jorba has posted a fake photo on the Internet that depicts an orphaned Syrian boy sleeping between the graves of his parents. Jorba claimed in his Twitter post that 'children of Syria are orphaned by Assad.'


SNC Says Won't Attend Geneva II With Iran Invited (and vid)


"The so-called Syrian National Council (SNC) says it will not take part in the upcoming Geneva II Conference unless Iran's invitation announced earlier by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is retracted..."


Washington, The Rebels and Geneva II (and vid)


"Eric Draitser exclusive RT TV interview on situation around upcoming Geneva 2 conference..."


Iran Exclusion From Geneva 2 A Mistake, Pushed By Those Who Want Assad Out - Lavrov


"Lavrov said he believed the reasoning behind Ban's decision to be erroneous."


Syria Talks Hypocritical Without Iran Presence: Lavrov (and vid)


"Russian FM Sergei Lavrov says the upcoming international talks about the Syrian crisis will resemble 'hypocrisy' without Iran's participation..."

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Should Syria’s Future Be Decided by Men With Guns?

Medea Benjamin

Just days before the Syria peace talks known as Geneva II are scheduled to begin on January 22, 2014, in Montreux, Switzerland, Syria’s main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has agreed to attend. They will be joined by various officials of the Syrian government, UN officials and representatives from 35 countries. Swiss President Didier Burkhalter will deliver the opening remarks, followed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Then, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will address the assembly on behalf of the forum’s initiators. But one voice will be notably underrepresented—that of Syrian women, especially the non-violent, pro-democracy activists who represent civil society. “When we talk about women at the table, the men see them as the tablecloth,” said Hibaaq Osman, an NGO leader who has been working with Syrian women and pushing for their inclusion. “The future of Syria should not exclusively be decided by those who carry guns.”...


Geneva 2 Begins With Participation of Syria's Official Delegation Headed by Al-Moallem


"My delegation and I carry the hope of a nation for the years to come..."


Geneva II: Iran Nixed Proves US Fixed  -  by Finian Cunningham


"There is a good reason why Iran has been blocked from attending the Geneva II conference on Syria - because it is not about finding a peaceful settlement. Rather it is merely an American mechanism for engineering regime change in Syria..."


Syrian Fight Poses Terror Threat: Canada


"...Baird told an international peace conference in Switzerland that the regime of Bashar Assad deliberately opened the door to terrorists in order to help defend the Syrian president's personal power and privileges. Baird said Assad invited in the terrorist organization Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

Other groups came in through the back door to join the fight, including affiliates of al-Qaida he said.

Baird lamented the effect of the ongoing strife on a generation of displaced Syrian children."

'O what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!'  Sir Walter Scott


George Galloway's Comment: Geneva II Peace Conference (and vid)


"The Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at containing the bloody turmoil in Syria, kicked off in Montreux Switzerland, on Jan. 22. The Wednesday session of the Geneva II talks ended in bitter exchanges and disagreements between the representatives of the Syrian government and the SNC..."


Top Three Media Lies About the Syrian Peace Talks  -  by Shamus Cooke


"Here are the top three Western media lies about the Syrian peace talks..."


Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Surpass 890,000: UNHCR


"On Septmber 30, Lebanon's Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour pleaded for more international support to tackle the huge influx of refugees from Syria.

'We are calling on the international community to bear its responsibility,' he said.

He slammed the lack of international assistance for the exodus of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.

'Nothing of significance has materialized so far. Not one hospital. Not one school,' Abu Faour said..."


 Harper will give $150 M to the pro-Israel Hashemite monarchy of Jordan...but not to a resistance bloc state where the West has deliberately instigated these crushing war refugee flows as part of its deliberate destabilization of the region.



US Congress Secretly Approves Sending Small Arms to 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels


"Congressional lawmakers have quietly authorized sending small arms, and assorted varieties of rockets, and financial backing to so-called 'moderate' rebels fighting in Syria's civil war, according to a new report..."


The Syrian Team in Geneva  -  by Franklin Lamb


"Damascenes to a person it appears, despite differing political views, are hoping for breakthroughs that just might bring an end to the carnage that has left virtually no one unaffected and has driven 9.5 million people from their homes, killed close to 140,000, with more than 18,000 missing.

These and many more tragedies are creating a major humanitarian crisis both within Syria and among this birth place of civilization's neighbors..."


Syria Peace Talks Unravel After 'US Military Aid' Accusations


"Another manifestation of US support for terrorist groups in Syria..."


After Failed Geneva Talks, US Steps Up Threats Against Syria


"The shift toward a more aggressive posture toward the Syrian government of President Bashar al Assad only underscores the fact that the Western powers remain committed to an agenda of regime change, whether by means of UN-brokered talks or outright military aggression."


US Playing Double Game on Syria (and vid)


"Kevin Barrett, from American Freedom Radio, in Madison, to shed more light on the new developments regarding Syria. "


Roi Tov: IDF 2014 Budget Enlarged Towards War With Syria


"It is safe to assume that Israel is planning a traditional war with Syria. A failure in the Geneva talks between the West and Syria may be the trigger to what Israel will claim to be a pre-emptive strike. Such a scenario costs money and Israel just allotted it."


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.."


US, Israel Plan to Occupy South Syria: Report


"An independent Jordanian news agency says the United States and the Israeli regime are working on a joint plan to occupy southern Syria.."


Syria Militants 'Work For Outside Forces' (and vid)


"Press TV has conducted an interview with Daud Khairallah, from Georgetown University, Washington, to shed more light on the growing infighting among the militants in Syria..."


US Seeks Destruction of Syria: Analyst (and vid)


"Press TV has conducted an interview with Richard Becker, with the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition from San Francisco, to shed more light on the ongoing war on Syria.

'The United States' intentions are not benign.."


Interview 818 - Mimi Al Laham Breaks Down the Geneva II System 'Peace Talks' (and podcast)


"Mimi Al Laham (aka 'Syrian Girl') joins us once again to discuss the latest round of Syrian peace negotiations in Geneva Switzerland."


1,400 Saudi Militants Fight in Syria: Report


"Some 1,400 Saudi Arabian citizens have joined foreign-backed militant groups which are fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, a report says. Saudi Arabia's newspaper Al Watar said in a recent report that most Saudi militants, who have poured into Syria after the outbreak of the crisis in 2011 are teenagers..."


The Criminal Record of the Head of the Syrian National Coalition


"In an attempt to settle the Syrian crisis Washington and Riyadh have put forward a negotiator - the President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Ahmad Jorba. But it seems that today there's few people who do remember the story of Ahmad's rise to 'prominence'.

A former felon, he was detained for drug smuggling in Saudi Arabia and later transferred to Syria under convoy. In Syria, Ahmad Jabra started running disorderly houses and later on was hired for the assassination of the runaway Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs..."


McCain Explodes At Syrian Christians Who Describe Atrocities Committed by Rebels He Wants to Arm (and vid)


"The outburst was so embarrassing that Senator Graham, also an advocate of US military intervention in Syria, apologized for McCain's disturbing outburst.

Incredibly, last month and international news agency reported that Congress secretly approved US weapons flow to what officials describe as 'moderate' Syrian rebel factions."


US Distorting Russia Stance on Syria: Moscow (and vid)


"Russia has accused the US of deliberately distorting its position on Syria after President Barack Obama sharply criticized Moscow for opposing  action against Syria in the UN Security Council..."


UN Must Rewrite Draft Resolution on Syria: Expert (and vid)


"Frankly I just came from Homs. I just came four days ago - I was in Yamuk. There is a humanitarian crisis ranking with Rwanda in the making...

This is not the time to politicize it with a draft resolution that condemns one side. No threats of using force or Chapter 7 or sanctions. That sours the deal and it raises the question, do these designers, these authors of this resolution, which is badly written in my opinion as it currently stands, what is their real motive? Why are they politicizing it?


Video: Takfiri Terrorists Strangle Syrian Girl in Public (and vid)


"The girl has been put to deeath because of her refusal to recognize the rigid-minded beliefs promoted by Takfiri groups in Syria."

and in furtherance of Western instigated imperialist strategems for regime change in Syria...


Saudi Arabia To Supply Syria Rebels With Anti-Aircraft Missiles - Report


"According to the WSJ report, rebel commanders struck a deal on the new armament shipments during a meeting with US and Saudi intelligence agents in JORDAN on January 30.

During that meeting, rebels allegedly claimed that their new military gains would help force official Damascus [to] consider President Assad's ouster and bring forward a political solution to the conflict.

'We are going in circles,' Lavrov said."


'US After Toppling Syria Government' (and vid)


"Press TV has interviewed former American intelligence linguist Scott Rickard from Orlando to discuss the latest state of affairs in Syria."


General Dynamics Canada Wins $10 B Deal With Saudi Arabia


"In a statement, Trade Minister Ed Fast's spokesman Rudy Husny defended the deal with Saudi Arabia. 'Saudi Arabia is an important partner for Canada. It has significant regional and global influence, and plays a leadership role among Arab countries on key regional issues, including Syria and Iran,' Husny wrote.

'We will continue to engage with Saudi Arabia on a range of issues including security and human rights."

An example of Saudi human rights work in Syria can be seen above in #825. Canadian-made Saudi APCs are also conducting more human rights work on behalf of the Khalifa petro-monarchy in Bahrain. 'O Canada we stand on guard for thee'...


US Escalates Syrian Intervention  -  by Bill Van Auken


"In what marks a sharp escalation of the US-backed war for regime-change, the Saudi monarchy is shipping more sophisticated weaponry, including shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, to the so-called 'rebels' while the US itself is paying salaries to an entire 'rebel' front in southern Syria near the Jordanian border.

Jordan has been turned into a permanent base for this intervention. The Journal report describes a 'military operations room' in Amman that is staffed by 'officials from the 11 countries that form the Friends of Syria group."


Palestinians and Syrian Army Make Gains (and vid)


SyrianGirlPartisan  interviewed...


<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/profile/robin-yassin-kassab">Robin Yassin-Kassab</a> wrote:
Several times when we raise our cameras, people murmur through polite smiles: "We're fed up of pictures, frankly." They are almost ashamed of their earlier naivety, because they once believed that having their misery photographed would translate into an international rescue effort.

'There's no hope left': the Syrian refugee camp that is becoming a township (theguardian.com)


'Russia, US at Odds Over Geneva Talks on Syria' (and vid)


"Press TV has conducted an interview with Dmtry Babich, a radio host with The Voice of Russia. 'I think that sooner or later a political solution will be found. I hope this will not be a military solution.."


US Revisiting Military Options in Syria


"There is a general sense that it's time to take another look,' a senior US official said of the military option.."


US, Arab Allies Meet to Further Back Militants in Syria: Report (and vid)


"The United States and its Arab allies in the ME are making covert arrangements to bolster militants against Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was among the participants.

The gathering was also attended by intelligence chiefs from Turkey, Qatar, JORDAN and other regional allies of Washington. Most of the operations agreed to in the meeting will be supervised by the Central Intelligence Agency."


George Galloway MP Comment: Syrian Terror Spillover Into Lebanon (and vid)


"At least four rockets fired from Syria have landed in an area near the Lebanese border town of Baalbek in Bekaa Velley.."

and Prince Charles sword-dances for dollars


Syria Opposition Leader Praises Benjamin Netanyahu (and vid)


"A Syrian opposition leader has praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for expressing support for militants wounded during the conflict in Syria..."


Anti-Syria Plot Was Long in the Making: Ex US Official (and vid)


"Press TV has interviewed former American intelligence linguist Scott Rickard to discuss the West's interference in the current affairs of the Middle East..."


Obama Plans To Escalate the War in Syria


"The Obama administration, exasperated by stalled talks over Syria and seeking ways to pressure the regime and its Russian allies, plans to revisit options ranging from expanding efforts to train and equip moderate rebels, to setting up no-fly zones, according to officials briefed on the deliberations.

The American officials involved with the escalation appear to believe that if they escalate the war in Syria, Russia will back down..."


Israel in Contact With Terrorists in Syria


"An Israeli commander has admitted that the Israeli military is in contact with the foreign-backed militant and terrorist groups inside Syria.

Some reports say hundreds of A/Q linked terrorists have received treatment in Israeli hospitals. Most of them have returned to Syria where they fight government forces..."


George Galloway MP's COMMENT: Syria Army Continues Mop-Up Operations Against Takfiris (and vid)


"The Syria army continues mop up operations against Takfiri militant groups across the country. The Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - have been supporting the militants operating inside Syria."


West To Accelerate Proxy War on Syria


"The british daily The Guardian reported that a fresh clandestine effort is underway for opening up a southern front against the Syrian president. A secret command center for international operations in Amman is mounting preparations for the offensive..."


Al Qa'ida , the Second Act: Is Saudi Arabia Regretting Its Support For Terrorism   -  by Patrick Cockburn


"In the second part of his series, Patrick Cockburn examines the role of Saudi Arabia as the jihadists' greatest ally - and asks whether the kingdom will be forced to change tack in the face of American impatience and anarchy in Syria.

The price of the triple alliance between the US, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan was the jihadists' movement..."


Roitov: IDF Drills Invasion of Syria


"...If the IDF enters Syria with ground forces from the Golan, then Damascus and Bashar al Assad personally, are the targets..."


Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Jet (and vid)


"Turkey's armed forces have shot down a Syrian warplane near the Turkish border. However, Syrian officials on Sunday rejected Turkey's claim about the violation of its airspace and said the plane was inside Syrian airspace when it was downed.

A Syrian army spokesman described the act as 'a flagrant aggression'."


Syrian Soldiers Executed by Western-Backed Militants (SHOCKING video)


The soldiers had been guarding a hospital in Aleppo were taken prisoner by the so-called Free Syrian Army and the fanatics of Al Nusra Front, and killed with a gun to the head.

Do you support this? I don't. Our government shouldn't either. Have you told them so?


Media 'Staged' Syrian Chemical Attack (E36, and vid)


"BBC's 'total fabrication from beginning to end' of Syria 'atrocity'...


'Saudi Arabia is Trying to Back Lunatics' (and vid)


"Press TV interviews Kevin Barrett about the Syrian opposition's demand for 'sophisticated' weapons."


Thousands Trapped in Syria's Yarmouk Amid Violence (and vid)


"Thousands remain trapped inside the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk near the Syrian capital Damascus, as Takfiri militants (Western-backed) continue to hamper humanitarian aid operations, Press TV reports."


In Talks With Saudi Monarch, Obama Prepares Escalation of US-Backed War in Syria  -  by Patrick Martin


"The timing of the renewal of aid - coinciding with the US-backed coup in Ukraine and the Russian annexation of Crimea in response - makes it clear that the Obama administration sees Syria as an arena where it can do additional damage to Russian interests..."


Youtube Ban: How Turkish Officials Conspired to Stage Syria Attack to Provoke War (and vid)


"I'll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey,' This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt the highest echelons of the Turkish government as it plans a provocation in Syria, while scrambling to contain social media internally.

Below is a transcript of that conversation in full. The video can be found below."


'Turkish Elections Deferred False Flag Operations Against Syria' (and vid)


"The US is behind Turkey's plans to launch a false flag attack to create a rationale for an assault on Syria, belives Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African newswire. Yet a leak of thse plans made the Erdogan government panic, he says..."


Armenians Wake Up to the Truth: Turkey and NATO Behind Ethnic Cleansing in Lattakia and Kessab



Hersh: Turkey Behind Syria Sarin Attack (and vid)


"American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says Turkey was beind last year's sarin gas attack carried out by foreign-backed insurgents in Syria..."


The Red Line and The Rat Line  -  by Seymour M Hersh


"Seymour M Hersh on Obama, Erdogan and the Syrian rebels..."


Canada Prepared For Possible Military Missions in Syria, Defence Documents Show


"Canadian defence and diplomatic officials have been quietly working on plans for possible Canadian military missions..."

  probably with the assent or collaboration of the 'loyal opposition' too...


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