06/11/2012

Syria was controlled by the Ottoman empire...

Fighters against Ottoman Empire in Syria,.1916..jpg

History

Formed around 2500 BC, the Syrian civilization is one of the most ancient on earth, and is strategically placed along the eastern edges of the Mediterranean Sea at the doorway to Asia and the Middle East.

Damascus, the capital, historically called the Fragrant City, is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city on the planet, and to this day remains one of the most important cultural and political centers in the Arab world.

For endless centuries Syria was fought over and subsequently controlled by varied factions, including the Egyptian, Roman and Ottoman empires.

The Syrian economy struggled under Ottoman rule, and any attempts at rebuilding were destroyed by the Mongols.

After World War I ended, the Ottoman Turks were finally driven out, and the French influence began.

The French administered and exercised control of Syria until it finally gained its independence in 1946.

In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel, and since then, both countries have occasionally discussed its return to Syria.

Photo: Fighters against Ottoman Empire in Syria, 1916.

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Some months ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists and C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and 'medical' working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed.

US broadcaster NBC News reported in July that the so called 'Free Syrian Army' had obtained two dozen surface-to-air missiles (man-portable air-defence systems known as MANPADS), delivered via Turkey.

It proves once again that the Turkish government, in cooperation of NATO, is arming groups for terrorist bombings in Syria.

By undermining the political stability and the economy of Syria, they hope to control the country which is located at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Middle East

08:29 Écrit par Jacques dans Colonialism, Latest News, Syria, Turkey | Lien permanent | Commentaires (1) |  Facebook |

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La paix n'a jamais existé dans ces régions ... les musulmans = plusieurs composantes qui se sont toujours opposées

Écrit par : aramis-le-rimailleur | 06/11/2012

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