11/02/2013

Syria is the Beating Heart of Arabism

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President al-Assad: Syria Will Remain the Beating Heart of Arabism

Feb 11, 2013

President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received a delegation of Jordanian political activists, lawyers, doctors and engineers headed by Assistant secretary General of the Arab Lawyers' Union Samih Khreis.

The meeting tackled the situation in the region in general and Syria in particular, with the delegation members voicing the Jordanian people's support for the Syrian people in their current ordeal.

They affirmed that honest Arabs will not leave Syria alone in the face of the conspiracies against it, and that the Syrian blood was shed in defense of all honest Arabs and that it will write Syria's coming victory.

The delegation members said that targeting Syria isn't new or surprising since it's a country that has been bearing the burden of Arab causes for decades, lauding Syria's firm stances in adherence to Arab dignity, rights and Arab causes which put it in a position of honorable confrontation with the enemies of the nation.

For his part, President al-Assad thanked the delegation members for their national stances in support of the Syrian people, affirming that Syria will remain the beating heart of Arabism and that it will not relinquish its principles no matter how much pressure is exerted upon it and regardless of the conspiracies that not only target Syria, but also all Arabs.

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/21/2013/02/11/466661.htm

Photo: Damascus,"City of Jasmine" the world's oldest inhabited city.

04/02/2013

Syria: Israel attack

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BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria warned on Thursday of a possible “surprise” response to Israel’s attack on its territory and Russia condemned the air strike as an unprovoked violation of international law.

Damascus could take “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes”, Syrian ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said a day after Israel struck against Syria.

“Syria is engaged in defending its sovereignty and its land,” Ali told a website of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Syria and Israel have fought several wars and in 2007 Israeli jets bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear site, without a military response from Damascus.

Diplomats, Syrian rebels and regional security sources said on Wednesday that Israeli jets had bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border, apparently hitting weapons destined for Hezbollah. Syria denied the reports, saying the target had been a military research center northwest of Damascus.

Hezbollah, which has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he battles an armed uprising in which 60,000 people have been killed, said Israel was trying to thwart Arab military power and vowed to stand by its ally.

“Hezbollah expresses its full solidarity with Syria’s leadership, army and people,” said the group which fought an inconclusive 34-day war with Israel in 2006.

Israel has remained silent on the attack and there has been little reaction from its Western backers, but Syria’s allies in Moscow and Tehran were quick to denounce the strike.

Russia, which has blocked Western efforts to put pressure on Syria at the United Nations, said that any Israeli air strike would amount to unacceptable military interference.

“If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the U.N. Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian said the attack “demonstrates the shared goals of terrorists and the Zionist regime”, Fars news agency reported. Assad portrays the rebels fighting him as foreign-backed, Islamist terrorists, with the same agenda as Israel.

http://sp00kje.nl/2013/01/31/syria-warns-of-surprise-response-to-israel-attack/

26/01/2013

Latest News Syria: President al-Assad, Political Plan, Basis for Solution

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Kremlin: President al-Assad Political Plan Is Good Basis for Solution

Jan 26, 2013

The Kremlin announced that the political program proposed by President Bashar al-Assad could be a good basis for solving the crisis in Syria.

"We sincerely believe the plan that was suggested by President Assad is a kind of continuation of the Geneva talks and could constitute a very good basis for further attempts of a settlement of the problem," Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said in an interview with the American National Interest newspaper published on Friday.

Peskov stressed that the question to be asked now is "what we are all prepared to do in order to solve the Syrian crisis. Because there are lots of countries giving different kinds of support to rebels, to opposition, that definitely do not support a viable or sustainable solution to the Syrian crisis."

"To the contrary," the Russian President' Press Secretary added, "[this support] leads to further degradation of the situation there in Syria."

He affirmed that Russia supports the idea that "the future of Syria is subject to decisions taken by all sides of the Syrian conflict-President Assad, his government, the Syrian people, including those who are being named as opposition."

"Those are the only ones who should make a decision," he added, rejecting the idea of having the decision about Syria's future taken anywhere else.

The Russian official reiterated that the decision about the future of Syria "cannot be taken somewhere abroad, cannot be taken in the other capitals," stressing that "this kind of decision cannot be viable."

Margelog: Russia's Stance on Syria Is Firm

In a relevant context, Mikhail Margelov, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Russian State Duma, stressed that the increased support to the Syrian opposition by some countries further complicates the efforts to find a solution in Syria.

Margelov reiterated in a statement his country's firm stance on seeking to consolidate regional stability based on the international law, including the Syrian issue.

"Russia's stance towards the crisis in Syria has remained firm since the beginning as it stresses on internal reforms and dialogue among all the parties," the Russian official said.

He noted that the latest events related to "the increased external support for the Syrian opposition adds to the difficulty of reaching a compromise in Syria."

Margelov pointed out that the disharmony in the stances towards the crisis in Syria occupies a notable place among the contradictions between Russia, Europe and the US.

He warned that the events in Syria could turn out to cause a tragedy in the region because of the important geopolitical position Syria enjoys in the region.

H. Said

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/22/2013/01/26/463752.htm

Latest News Syria: Heavy Losses Inflicted upon Terrorists

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Heavy Losses Inflicted upon Terrorists, Three Tunnels Discovered in Damascus Countryside

 

Jan 26, 2013

The armed forces units continued on Saturday crackdown on the terrorists in Daraya, Douma, al-Husseineih, al-Bahdalieh and al-Dhiyabieh in Damascus countryside, killing and injuring their members.

An official source told SANA that three cars which were carrying weapons and ammos to the terrorists in al-Fashoukh farms west of Daraya city, adding that a number of terrorists, among them Mohammad Shafiq, nicknamed Abu Zaid, Mohammad Rajab, nicknamed Abu Khaled and Mohammad Kheir Shamma, were killed.

The source added that units of the armed forces pursued the remnants of terrorists on Darb al-Hadid road and the area surrounding the National Hospital and Shreida Square in the city, killing and injuring many.

The source said that another unit killed in a qualitative operation against terrorists' gatherings in Douma a number of terrorists, among them Ahmad Taffour, Haitham al-Tantawi, Abdo Hashem, Yehiya al-Hajjeh and Abdul-Ghani Badran.

Units of the armed forces pursued terrorists in al-Dhiyabieh, al-Husseineih and al-Bahdalieh, killing a number of them near al-Emarat building in al-Dhiyabieh, and destroyed a hideout for terrorists near SARA Co. in al-Husseineih and a car equipped with heavy machinegun in the vicinity of al-Shafei building in al-Bahdalieh.

A unit of the Armed Forces discovered three tunnels in Daraya in Damascus Countryside used by terrorists to transport weapons and ammunition.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the tunnels linking the finance and municipality buildings and Anas Mosque towards the Cultural Center.

Armed Forces Continue Confronting Terrorists in Aleppo and Its Countryside

An official source told SANA that the Armed Forces targeted gatherings of terrorists in the areas of Meng, Kafer Anton and Tal Azar, resulting in the death of several terrorists and the destruction of four of their bases along with the weapons and munitions inside them.

An Armed Forces unit killed and injured a number of terrorists in Kwayres and al-Safira, killing terrorists Omar al-Jabrani, Zeid Matar, Anas Ahmad al-Turk, and Murhaf al-Hassan Yousef al-Khdeir.

Other units destroyed terrorist bases in A'azaz, Manbej, Kafer Hamra, Marea'a, al-Bab, al-Zarbeh, al-Icarda, and al-Dwayrineh.

Terrorists from Jebhet al-Nasra clashed with other terrorists in al-Atareb, leading to the death of a number of terrorists including Mohammad Jwayna, and these conflicts are ongoing.

In Aleppo city, Armed Forces units clashed with terrorists in Sheikh Saeed area, killing a number of them including Abbas Sheikh Yassin, Omar Ahmad al-Fawwal, and Khalifa Fathi al-Fetouri.

Another unit targeted terrorist gatherings in al-Masaraniyeh, Bustan al-Qaser, al-Kallaseh, and al-Hal marketplace, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

Terrorists Attacking Central Prison in Idleb Repelled

In Idleb, units of the Armed Forces, in cooperation with the Internal Security Forces, pursued the armed terrorist groups attacking the Central Prison on Idleb-Salqin highway.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the Armed Forces carried out a qualitative operation against terrorists who were trying to fabricate videos on breaking into the external fence of the prison and send them to the satellite channels, killing a number of them and injuring others.

The Army also destroyed a big number of the terrorists vehicles.

A military source said that an Armed Forces unit eliminated a number of terrorists in the towns of Bansh, Maartamsrin, Sermin and Abu al-Zuhour, destroying a number of their vehicles.

Armed Forces Destroy Terrorists' Den in Homs Countryside

A unit of the Armed Forces destroyed a den of an armed terrorist group equipped with communication tools in al-Tiba al-Gharbiya in al-Houleh area in Homs countryside.

A source in the province told SANA reporter that the den was completely destroyed and all terrorists inside were eliminated.

Armed Forces units carried out a series of operations against terrorist gatherings in Kafaraya, al-Buwayda al-Sharqiya and al-Ghanto, destroying a number of terrorist hideouts and inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

In al-Mashtal in al-Qseir area, an Army unit eliminated a number of terrorists including snipers and destroyed their vehicles.

Armed Forces Clash with Terrorists in Hama Countryside

An Armed Forces unit clashed with a terrorist group in the village of Bridge in Hama countryside, destroying a number of vehicles along with the terrorists, weapons and munitions inside them.

Another unit foiled terrorists' attempt to detonate ten explosive devices planted on the road between Hayyalin and Bridge.

Terrorists Suffer Direct Losses in Daraa Countryside

Units of the armed forces continued pursuit of the armed terrorist groups, destroying a number of their dens in al-Lajat area in Daraa countryside and inflicting direct losses upon them.

An official source told SANA that a number of terrorists were killed and several others injured in the operation.

Leader of Terrorist Group Killed in Raqqa

A unit of the armed forces clashed with an armed terrorist group near al-Thawra city on Aleppo road, killing and injuring most of its members.

A source told SANA that the leader of the so-called ''Armor of al-Jazeera'' battalion was identified among the killed terrorists.

English Bulletin

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/337/2013/01/26/463876.htm

20/12/2012

World news: Hillary Clinton warns Syria over chemical weapons

victims of American chemical war in Iraq.jpgAlthough completely unreported by the western media and the U.S. government, the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 by U.S.-led coalition forces was in large part an oil currency war.

At least 150,000 civilians were killed.

A great number of them were killed by chemical weapons.

The U.N. which is an instrument of the U.S. and it's satellite states, never condemned this massacre.

'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

'Iraq War Dead':
http://change-links.org/2011/08/iraq-war-dead/

NATO's war on Syria: U.S., Israel, Germany, Turkey

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his friend President Barack Obama.

On November 15, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated. At the beginning of the month of February 2011, more than 100 nations voted for a U.N. resolution that would have condemned illegal Israeli settlements and halted any new construction. The United States vetoed it.
On February 19, 2011, Israel said it was 'deeply grateful to the United States' after it vetoed a United Nations resolution put forward by the Palestinian leadership condemning Israeli settlement activity. On  Oct 27, 2011, Israeli jetfighters engaged in aerial bombing of the Palestinian city of Khan Yunes in the Gaza Strip.Israel plans now to build unspecified thousands of new settler units in the strip of land known as E1 around Al Quds...

Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman who, for tactical political reasons, recently announced that he withdrawned temporarily, proposes since 2001, to establish four townships in the occupied West Bank, hermetically sealed, which would be grouped the Palestinians.
More recently he has improved his plan.
He sees it as a solution for the Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are more than one million, to move the vast majority of the group in tightly closed, self-administered areas.
Thus would arise a State ethnically homogeneous from the Mediterranean Sea until the Jordan, sheltering in its midst Palestinian “Bantustans”.
Lieberman, besides his ministerial duties, is the leader of Israel Beteinou (Israel Our Home), a political party openly racist and Arabophobia.

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Germany last year ordered a small fleet of Israeli Heron spy drones designed to provide real-time images above a battlefield. That has brought German jet pilots to coastal Ein Shemer air base for accelerated retraining on the unmanned propeller planes, already daubed with their flag and Iron Cross emblem. “It’s for the need of the ground troops, for our own protection, like convoy protection,” said a Luftwaffe (airforce) major, who formerly flew a Tornado fighter-bomber on Afghan reconnaissance missions and could not be named due to military secrecy.
Israel is a pioneer of combat drones, having deployed them in Lebanon in the Palestinian territories. Heron’s manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), says it is also used by Canadian, French and Australian forces in Afghanistan. On December 12, 2012, Germany has expelled four employees of the Syrian embassy in Berlin in a diplomatic move to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad. German MPs of the lower house of parliament voted 461-86 on Friday, December 14, 2012, to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops in Turkey along the Syrian border, Reuters reported.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently expressed Turkey’s desire for a leading role in a Greater Middle East, while also claiming that Turkey’s borders are NATO’s borders.

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On October, 26th 2011, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the media during a news conference after a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Rasmussen said the alliance wanted to confirm a decision to end its operations in Libya by Oct. 31.  Rasmussen: 'The U.N.’s resolution adopted earlier in the day reflects that we have fully accomplished our mandate to protect the civilian population of Libya'.

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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/plans-for-redrawing-the-middle-east-the-project-for-a-new-middle-east/3882

'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

'Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Greater Middle East Energy War':
http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-turkey-israel-and-the-greater-middle-east-energy-war/5307902

'The Greater Middle East Project - The Globalist Agenda For Africa And The Middle East': http://syria360.wordpress.com/globalist-agenda/

'The New U.S. Proposal for a Greater Middle East Initiative: An Evaluation':
http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2004/05/10middleeast-wittes

Syria News: NATO-backed bomb attacks

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2-L) shares a laugh with British Foreign Secretary William Hague (3-L) prior to a group picture at a NATO Foreign ministers conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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Bodies of victims of a terrorist attack in Damascus placed in black bags. The attack also wounded more than 60 people.

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Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. 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.

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'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

'Iraq War Dead':
http://change-links.org/2011/08/iraq-war-dead/

War on Syria: US drive for world domination

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'America's imperial delusion'

The US drive for world domination has no historical precedent

Eric Hobsbawm
The Guardian, 14 June 2003   

The present world situation is unprecedented. The great global empires of the past - such as the Spanish and notably the British - bear little comparison with what we see today in the United States empire. A key novelty of the US imperial project is that all other empires knew that they were not the only ones, and none aimed at global domination. None believed themselves invulnerable, even if they believed themselves to be central to the world - as China did, or the Roman empire. Regional domination was the maximum danger envisaged until the end of the cold war. A global reach, which became possible after 1492, should not be confused with global domination.

The British empire was the only one that really was global in a sense that it operated across the entire planet. But the differences are stark. The British empire at its peak administered one quarter of the globe's surface. The US has never actually practised colonialism, except briefly at the beginning of the 20th century. It operated instead with dependent and satellite states and developed a policy of armed intervention in these.

The British empire had a British, not a universal, purpose, although naturally its propagandists also found more altruistic motives. So the abolition of the slave trade was used to justify British naval power, as human rights today are often used to justify US military power. On the other hand the US, like revolutionary France and revolutionary Russia, is a great power based on a universalist revolution - and therefore on the belief that the rest of the world should follow its example, or even that it should help liberate the rest of the world. Few things are more dangerous than empires pursuing their own interest in the belief that they are doing humanity a favour.

The cold war turned the US into the hegemon of the western world. However, this was as the head of an alliance. In a way, Europe then recognised the logic of a US world empire, whereas today the US government is reacting to the fact that the US empire and its goals are no longer genuinely accepted. In fact the present US policy is more unpopular than the policy of any other US government has ever been, and probably than that of any other great power has ever been.

The collapse of the Soviet Union left the US as the only superpower. The sudden emergence of a ruthless, antagonistic flaunting of US power is hard to understand, all the more so since it fits neither with long-tested imperial policies nor the interests of the US economy. But patently a public assertion of global supremacy by military force is what is in the minds of the people at present dominating policymaking in Washington.

Is it likely to be successful? The world is too complicated for any single state to dominate it. And with the exception of its superiority in hi-tech weaponry, the US is relying on diminishing assets. Its economy forms a diminishing share of the global economy, vulnerable in the short as well as long term. The US empire is beyond competition on the military side. That does not mean that it will be absolutely decisive, just because it is decisive in localised wars.

Of course the Americans theoretically do not aim to occupy the whole world. What they aim to do is to go to war, leave friendly governments behind them and go home again. This will not work. In military terms, the Iraq war was successful. But it neglected the necessities of running the country, maintaining it, as the British did in the classic colonial model of India. The belief that the US does not need genuine allies among other states or genuine popular support in the countries its military can now conquer (but not effectively administer) is fantasy.

Iraq was a country that had been defeated by the Americans and refused to lie down. It happened to have oil, but the war was really an exercise in showing international power. The emptiness of administration policy is clear from the way the aims have been put forward in public relations terms. Phrases like "axis of evil" or "the road map" are not policy statements, but merely soundbites. Officials such as Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz talk like Rambo in public, as in private. All that counts is the overwhelming power of the US. In real terms they mean that the US can invade anybody small enough and where they can win quickly enough. The consequences of this for the US are going to be very dangerous.

Domestically, the real danger for a country that aims at world control is militarisation. Internationally, the danger is the destabilising of the world. The Middle East is far more unstable now than it was five years ago. US policy weakens all the alternative arrangements, formal and informal, for keeping order. In Europe it has wrecked Nato - not much of a loss, but trying to turn it into a world military police force for the US is a travesty. It has deliberately sabotaged the EU, and also aims at ruining another of the great world achievements since 1945: prosperous democratic social welfare states. The crisis over the United Nations is less of a drama than it appears since the UN has never been able to do more than operate marginally because of its dependence on the security council and the US veto.

H ow is the world to confront - contain - the US? Some people, believing that they have not the power to confront the US, prefer to join it. More dangerous are those who hate the ideology behind the Pentagon, but support the US project on the grounds that it will eliminate some local and regional injustices. This may be called an imperialism of human rights. It has been encouraged by the failure of Europe in the Balkans in the 1990s. The division of opinion over the Iraq war showed there to be a minority of influential intellectuals who were prepared to back US intervention because they believed it necessary to have a force for ordering the world's ills. There is a genuine case to be made that there are governments so bad that their disappearance will be a net gain for the world. But this can never justify the danger of creating a world power that is not interested in a world it does not understand, but is capable of intervening decisively with armed force whenever anybody does anything that Washington does not like.

How long the present superiority of the Americans lasts is impossible to say. The only thing of which we can be absolutely certain is that historically it will be a temporary phenomenon, as all other empires have been. In the course of a lifetime we have seen the end of all the colonial empires, the end of the so-called thousand-year empire of the Germans, which lasted a mere 12 years, the end of the Soviet Union's dream of world revolution.

There are internal reasons, the most immediate being that most Americans are not interested in running the world. What they are interested in is what happens to them in the US. The weakness of the US economy is such that at some stage both the US government and electors will decide that it is much more important to concentrate on the economy than to carry on with foreign military adventures. Even by local business standards Bush does not have an adequate economic policy for the US. And Bush's existing international policy is not a particularly rational one for US imperial interests - and certainly not for the interests of US capitalism. Hence the divisions of opinion within the US government.

The key questions now are: what will the Americans do next, and how will other countries react? Will some countries, like Britain, back anything the US plans? Their governments must indicate that there are limits. The most positive contribution has been made by the Turks, simply by saying there are things they are not prepared to do, even though they know it would pay. But the major preoccupation is that of - if not containing - educating or re-educating the US. There was a time when the US empire recognised limitations, or at least the desirability of behaving as though it had limitations. This was largely because the US was afraid of somebody else: the Soviet Union. In the absence of this kind of fear, enlightened self-interest and education have to take over.

This is an extract of an article edited by Victoria Brittain and published in Le Monde diplomatique's June English language edition. Eric Hobsbawm is the author of Interesting Times, The Age of Extremes and The Age of Empire

www.mondediplo.com

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jun/14/usa.comment

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Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. 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.

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'The war against Iraq and America's drive for world domination':
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/iraq-o04.html

'The American Drive for World Domination':
http://www.serendipity.li/wtc14.htm

'World Domination By the US: An Economic Disaster in the Making':
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/felkins9.html

17/12/2012

European Union: ‘all options’ to aid Syrians

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European Union's aid to Serbs

During the NATO-bombings of Yugoslavia (24.3.1999- 19.4.1999), refineries and warehouses storing liquid raw materials and chemicals intended for the oil and chemical industry, were hit in Pancevo, Novi Sad, Sombor and elsewhere, causing large contamination of soil and the air:

1.Fuel storage in Lipovica, which caused a great fire in the Lipovica forest (on 26 March 1999); 2.Oil Refinery in Pancevo - totally demolished (4-16 April 1999); 3."Jugopetrol" installations in Smederevo (on 4-13 April 1999); 4."Jugopetrol" storage in Sombor (on 7 April 1999); 5."Beopetrol" storages in Belgrade and Bogutovac (on 4 April 1999); 6."Beopetrol" fuel storage in Pristina (on 7 April 1999); 7.Fuel storage of the boiler plant in Novi Beograd (on 4 April 1999); 8.Thermo electric power station/boiler plant in Novi Sad (on 5 April 1999); 9.Oil Refinery in Novi Sad, storage of bitumen (5 and 6 April 1999); 10.Fuel storage "Naftagas promet" which is located 10 km from Sombor (5 April 1999); 11.Naftagas warehouse between Conoplje and Kljaicevo (Sombor); 12.Jugopetrol warehouse in Pristina (on 12 April 1999); 13.Jugopetrol petrol station in Pristina ( on 13 April 1999); 14.Petrochemical industry "DP HIP PETROHEMIJA" in Pancevo - totally demolished (14-15 April 1999); 15.Fertilizer plant "DP HIP AZOTARA" in Pancevo - totally destroyed (14-15 April 1999); 16.Chemical plant "Prva Iskra" in Baric - destruction of the production line (19 April 1999);

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia

Humanitarian help Syria: EU to consider ‘all options’

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European Union's humanitarian aid to Serbs

During its bombings of Yugoslavia (24.3.1999- 19.4.1999), NATO attacks targeted the factories and industrial facilities which directly cater for the needs of the population, among which are:

1."Lola Utva" agricultural aircraft factory in Pancevo; 2."Galenika" drug factory in Belgrade; 3."Zdravlje" pharmaceutical plant in Leskovac; 4."Sloboda" white goods factory in Cacak; 5."Din" tobacco industry in Nis; 6."Elektronska industrija" factory in Nis; 7."Div" cigarette factory in Vranje; 8.Tubes factory in Urosevac; 9."Jastrebac" machine industry in Nis; 10."Milan Blagojevic" chemical plant in Lucani; 11.Plastics factory in Pristina; 12."Binacka Morava" hydro construction company in Gnjilane; 13."Nova Jugoslavija" printers in Vranje; 14.Facilities of the "Beograd" rail company in Nis; 15.Over 250 commercial and crafts shops in Djakovica were destroyed; 16."Dijana" shoe factory in Sremska Mitrovica; 17."Zastava" car factory in Kragujevac; 18."14 Oktobar" machine factory in Krusevac; 19.Cotton yarn factory in PriStina; 20."Krusik" holding corporation in Valjevo; 21."Ciklonizacija" in Novi Sad; 22."Tehnogas" in Novi Sad; 23."Novograp" in Novi Sad; 24."Gumins" in Novi Sad; 25."Albus" in Novi Sad; 26."Petar Drapsin" in Novi Sad; 27."Motins" in Novi Sad; 28."Izolacija" in Novi Sad; 29."Novokabel" in Novi Sad; 30."Istra" fittings factory in Kula; 31.The port of Bogojevo; 32.Industrial complex "Dvadeset Prvi Maj" in Rakovica; 33.Machine building plant "Industrija Motora Rakovica" in Rakovica; 34.Factory "Jugostroj" in Pancevo; 35.Factory "Frigostroj" in Pancevo; 36.Surface coal mine "Belacevac";

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia

16/12/2012

Growing protests against disastrous American intervention in Syria

Dec 16, 2012

Massive Rally in al-Sabil in Aleppo Supporting Army, Demanding Departure of Terrorists 

ALEPPO, (SANA) - A massive rally went out in al-Sabil neighborhood in the city of Aleppo on Sunday expressing support for the Syrian Arab Army in its operations against the armed terrorist groups.

SANA reporter in the city said hundreds of residents participated in the rally protesting against the criminal practices committed by the terrorist groups against them and demanding the departure of terrorists from the city and its countryside.

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The reporter added that the participants denounced these groups' repeated attacks against the citizens' properties and electricity and water facilities in the city putting them out of service.

The protesters chanted slogans expressing support for the Syrian Arab Army and calling upon it to speed up carrying out its national mission of eliminating all hotbeds of terrorism to restore security and normal life to all areas in Aleppo and its countryside.

H. Said

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/21/2012/12/16/457564.htm

Google is actually censoring the news about Syria. 

That's not coming as a surprise. On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google...

Syria: American government divided about supporting terrorism

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The Obama administration's decision to designate a major fighting faction within its so called Syrian opposition as a terrorist group, came at a bad time, a former top State Department official said.

Frederic Hof, who until September directed Syria policy at the State Department and is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, said that the move to name Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, as a terrorist group was 'not a mistake, but its timing could have been better'...

15/12/2012

EU sanctions on Syria responsible for Syrians' sufferings

Dec 15, 2012

Al-Moallem Stresses to Amos: US, EU Sanctions on Syria Responsible for Syrians' Sufferings 

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, on Saturday stressed that the sanctions imposed by the US and EU countries on Syria are responsible for the sufferings of the Syrian people, calling upon the UN to condemn these sanctions and urge these countries to cancel them.

Al-Moallem's remarks came during a meeting with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos.

The two sides expressed relief over the humanitarian response plan in Syria, which is a positive expression of the standing cooperation between Syria and the UN.

Minister al-Moallem clarified that Syria appreciates the efforts exerted by the UN offices in the state, as he also urged the UN official to expand the Organization's cooperation to include the fields of reconstructing and rehabilitating the infrastructure, such as hospitals and others, which have been destroyed by the armed terrorist groups.

He expressed the Syrian government's desire to coordinate with the UN to deliver humanitarian aid to those affected due to the attacks of the armed terrorist groups on the public and private properties.

For her part, Amos expressed high appreciation of the Syrian government's efforts in its humanitarian work and the facilitations it provides to the tasks of the UN office, as she also stressed that her Damascus office will continue to provide humanitarian aid in coordination with the Syrian government.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Director of International Organizations and Conferences Department at the Ministry and the delegation accompanying Amos.

Amos Meets Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs

Later, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Jassim Mohammad Zakarya, met with Amos and discussed with her the standing cooperation mechanisms between the government and the UN organizations working in the humanitarian domain.

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Minister Zakarya told the journalists following the meeting that the talks touched upon the efforts exerted by the Higher Relief Committee and its branches in the provinces in terms of coordinating the relief and humanitarian efforts on the local and external levels, in addition to means of overcoming the obstacles that hinder the delivery of aid to the affected citizens inside and outside the temporary shelter centers.

The Minister added that he also reviewed the financial aid provided directly by the government to the NGOs to carry out their duties towards the affected families, calling upon the UN humanitarian bodies to put more efforts to help the Syrians who were forced to leave the country fleeing the armed terrorist groups.

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator also held a meeting with Minister of State for the National Reconciliation Affairs, Ali Haidar, the humanitarian response plan in Syria and the role played by the international organizations in this regard.

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"The international organizations have not offered what is required so far, and they are still exploiting the humanitarian aid issue for political purposes," Haidar said in a statement to the journalists following the meeting.

He called upon these organizations to act with credibility in providing aid to the Syrian people via the government and the civil organizations working in the field of relief.

R. Milhem / H. Said

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/21/2012/12/15/457366.htm

American militarization and imperialism are a threat for World Peace

Russians Are Saddened, Not Angered by U.S. Missile Defense System, November 29, 2007:

http://www.russiablog.org/2007/11/russians_are_saddened_n...

NATO to Deploy Six Patriot Missile Batteries and 600 Troops to Turkey:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-to-deploy-six-patriot-m...

Eastern Europe’s Missile System Risks a “Doomsday Scenario”:

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64585.shtml

Moldova May Benefit From NATO Missile Defense – Minister:

http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20120523/173625464.html

Pentagon and NATO Rehearse for War in the Baltic Sea:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/pentagon-and-n...

U.S., NATO Intensify War Games Around Russia’s Perimeter:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/u-s-nato-inten...

NATO Missiles in Turkey: Threat to Syria and Russia:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/nato-missiles-...

U.S. Treatment of Russia Lesson for China:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/u-s-treatment-...

Cuban Missile Crisis:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/COLDcubanmissile.htm

Clinton Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons

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Photo: Victims of American chemical warfare in Vietnam.

Despite public pressure, Vietnamese victims were unable to win justice in US courts.

21:27 Écrit par Jacques dans Chemical weapons, Syria | Lien permanent | Commentaires (0) |  Facebook |

13/12/2012

Syria News: solidarity with Damascus

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After the phrase of "Here's Damascus" that covered «Facebook», Syrians announced their solidarity to Damascus by rejecting the opposition coalition as the only representative for the Syrian People, where the "Friends of Syria" announced in their fourth meeting in Marrakesh their recognition of the coalition.

The Campaign of "Here's Damascus" came by Syrians to reveal their solidarity with Damascus after the news stopped from the capital due to the suspension of the internet for several days.

Syrians have published phrases on the Facebook to announce rejecting the recognition in three languages; English, French and Arabic:

I am Syrian and the coalition does not represent me.

Je suis Syrien et la coalition ne me représente pas.

أنا سوري و مجلس "الإئتلاف" لا يمثلني

12/12/2012

News Syria: President al-Assad Receives Islamic Education Preachers

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 Event Calendar: 11th December 2012: Anas and Friends tributing Metallica and Megadeath Live in 

's President al-Assad Receives Islamic Education Preachers, Stresses Need for Emphasizing True Islamic Values

: Military Operations against al-Qaeda-linked Terrorist Groups Continue in Several Areas, Scores of Terrorists Eliminated

: Popular March in al-Maadi in  Demands Expulsion of Terrorist Groups

Workshop by 's People's Assembly and UNFPA on Population Development

's Cabinet Reviews Measures to Tackle Economic Situation, Approves Agricultural Fund Budget

Churkin: Opposition Fighters in  Use Anti-aircraft Missiles Smuggled from 

Khamenei: Sides Stoking Violence and Igniting Civil War in Responsible for Continuing Crisis

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Discusses with Syrian and Chinese Ambassadors in Russia the Situation in 

Syrian Human Rights Network Calls on UNICEF to Condemn Armed Groups' Crimes against Children in 

Opposition Coordination Body Head Warns of Western Policy against

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U.S. is responsible for the war on Syria
Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey.  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.

11/12/2012

Syria News: Faculty of Arts Damascus

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 Weather: Partly cloudy turning cloudy, especially over the coast. Temperatures around or slightly below average. Light SW winds

After 35 days filming in the Faculty of Arts in  Uni, the series 'calendar', written by Saif Raza Hamid, has finished production

's National Athletics Team heads for the UAE to compete in the West Asian Championship.  

's National Football Team coach leaves office

: Vaccination Campaign against measles and polio extended until Thursday

's Armed Forces Clear al-Kindi Hospital in  Countryside from Terrorists

Al-Zoubi: Terrorists' Victories Imaginary, US-Western Statements on Chemical Weapons Caused by Inability to Achieve Gains on Ground

 Event Calendar: 10th December 2012: Karaoke Night in 

: A Saudi Terrorist Killed among Others in 

: 45 Terrorists Killed in al-Dhiyabiyeh in Countryside. 5 Terrorists Killed in Home-made Missile Blast in

10/12/2012

Syria Will Remain a Free and Prosperous Country

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President of International Academy Mihai Eminescu in Bucharest: Syria Will Remain a Free and Prosperous Country

Dec 10, 2012 - BUCHAREST, (SANA) – President of the International Academy "Mihai Eminescu" in Bucharest, Prof. Ion Diaconescu, affirmed that Syria was and always will be a free and prosperous country and a friend of the world's peoples, stressing that Syria has the power and the ability to show everyone that it will rebuilt a strong, free and democratic country.

In a statement to SANA on Monday, Diaconescu said that any war, regardless of its goals, is in itself a destruction of human life and a ruination of civilization, with both sides of any war paying an expensive price.

He said that after Iraq, Egypt and Libya, Syria is now being threatened from all sides, and that the suffering of the peaceful Syrian people is increasing every day, wondering what could justify violence and barbarism and why foreign forces would be sent to destroy a peaceful country that never hurt anyone.

"It's time for those who respect peace, love and history to rise up and raise theur voices against those invaders," Diaconescu concluded.

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Syria: Hillary Clinton concerned about Russia

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In 2006, three months after the Cuban Missile Crisis the United States secretly removed all its nuclear missiles from Turkey and Italy.

On September 17th, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he will be offering a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe, discontinuing the system set up by President George W. Bush. The Eastern Europe missile system “has caused an increase in tensions between NATO and the Russian Government,” a UK House of Commons Library paper noted. The system “would consist of missiles based on US warships based in the Mediterranean ”, the paper added. 

Three years later, the system is augmented by land-based missiles based in Romania and Poland and a radar system based in Turkey.

Actually, US and NATO deploy missile 'defense' systems in Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Photo: How Americans control Russian territory, map

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American militarization and imperialism are a threat for World Peace

Russians Are Saddened, Not Angered by U.S. Missile Defense System, November 29, 2007:

http://www.russiablog.org/2007/11/russians_are_saddened_n...

NATO to Deploy Six Patriot Missile Batteries and 600 Troops to Turkey:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-to-deploy-six-patriot-m...

Eastern Europe’s Missile System Risks a “Doomsday Scenario”:

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64585.shtml

Moldova May Benefit From NATO Missile Defense – Minister:

http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20120523/173625464.html

Pentagon and NATO Rehearse for War in the Baltic Sea:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/pentagon-and-n...

U.S., NATO Intensify War Games Around Russia’s Perimeter:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/u-s-nato-inten...

NATO Missiles in Turkey: Threat to Syria and Russia:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/nato-missiles-...

U.S. Treatment of Russia Lesson for China:

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/u-s-treatment-...

Cuban Missile Crisis:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/COLDcubanmissile.htm

Hillary Clinton: Concerned about Russia, Hopeful about Europe...
http://ntdtv.org/en/news/world/europe/2011-12-09/hillary-clinton-concerned-about-russia-hopeful-about-europe.html

Syria: 20 al-Nusra insurgents killed in Edlib

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December 10, 2012 

The Syrian Army has set an ambush for militants in al-Janoudia area of Jeser al-Shughour, located in Edlib, what resulted in the death of 10 militants and the destruction of two cars, provided with Dushka machineguns and two tractors.

Our correspondent stated that 20 members of al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra front, including Abed al-Hamid Asloun and Zaher al-Rida, were killed during severe clashes with the Syrian Army in Ma’aret al-Nu’man.

Our reporter pointed out that the militants threw bombs and explosive charges, using a catapult, on al-Tarma neighborhood of Harem city, which resulted in injuries of civilians.

The correspondent of Breaking News Network affirmed that 8 insurgents of al-Qaeda linked Ahrar al-Sham battalions, including Ahmad Hussein, were killed in al-Rami town.  

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U.S. is responsible for weapening of so called 'opposition groups' in Syria

Some time ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey.  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 Pentagon comes now with the story of the 'Syrian chemical weapons' to increase the military pressure on Syria. The United States, Britain and France have used incessantly chemical weapons against civilians during their imperial wars of the past decades...

Photo: a victim of american chemical weapons in Iraq

09/12/2012

Russia Rules Out Libyan Scenario in Syria

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MOSCOW, December 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will not allow a repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20121209/178024186.html

21:06 Écrit par Jacques dans Latest News, Russia, Syria, Syria free | Lien permanent | Commentaires (0) |  Facebook |

If the Americans want a world war, then they will get it

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Russia Keeps Black Sea Fleet Ships In Mediterranean

December 7, 2012

Return of Black Sea Fleet ships to base postponed – General Staff

MOSCOW: The return of Russian Black Sea Fleet ships from their Mediterranean cruise has been suspended until further instructions from the General Staff, a sources at the General Staff has told Itar-Tass.

“In view of the changed situation in the region the group has been ordered to stay in the Aegean Sea before the zone of straits until further instructions,” the source said.

“The decision to keep the Black Sea Fleet group near the straits is due to the unstable situation in the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian ships may get more instructions soon. For the time being they will stay in the Aegean Sea until further notice. It is not ruled out that they may return to the previous region of the active service mission,” the source said.

He recalled that the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship – the missile-carrying cruiser The Moskva – was expected to pass through the Black Sea straits first to head for Sevastopol. The other combat and support ships of the group were to follow.

“However, on Thursday the cruiser was ordered to stay in the Aegian Sea. The same instructions were given to the other ships,” the source said.

Itar-Tass

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/russia-keeps-black-sea-fleet-ships-in-mediterranean-due-to-syrian-crisis/

08/12/2012

Latest News Syria: Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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حلب - شارع النيل : سقوط ثلاث قذائف مدفعية أطلقتها كتائب الأسد على حي شارع النيل اثنتان على البناء المقابل لجامع... 

حلب - الريف الشمالي : قصف عنيف من راجمات الصواريخ على منازل المدنين في عندان وكفر حمرة واصوات الانفجارات تهز المنطقة

ريف حلب - كفرحمرة : قصف براجمات الصواريخ على البلدة

 Event Calendar: 8th December 2012: Tonight's Event in 

ارتفاع حصيلة شهداء سوريا حتى اللحظة الى خمسه و أربعين شهيدا بينهم ثلاثة سيدات وطفلين، أربعه وعشرين شهيدا في دمشق... 

: Libyan Terrorist Killed in Madaya Town, Countryside

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry:  Won't Use Chemical Weapons, If It Possesses Any, Whatever the Circumstances

Solidarity Stands with  in  and Prague

الرقه : انقطاع الاتصالات والانترنت عن المدينة وريفها

 a Large Border Crossing to Jihadists Coming to 

: New Laws to Develop Free Zones, Give Industrial Activities Additional Privileges

 and  Discuss Establishing Medical Partnership

قائد هيئة الاركان  للاسطول موسكوفا لا تغادروا سواحل  وعليكم البقاء في المتوسط ..

Almost all Google links in favor of the Syrian government are dead. Google advertises exclusively info of U.S. government or the Pentagon.

's Meteorology Department has released nationwide statistics of precipitation levels for the 24h ending 7am this morning

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA. 
Almost all of the links that argue in favor of the Syrian government are dead and Google advertises almost exclusively the messages coming from the U.S. government and the Pentagon.

Hillary Clinton's concern about chemical weapons

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Victims of American chemical warfare in Vietnam.

Despite public pressure, Vietnamese victims were unable to win justice in US courts.

Syria: Hillary Clinton's absurd story about 'chemical weapons'

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On December 6, 2012, the US and Britain claimed that President Assad 'might use chemical weapons' and they urged Russia to put pressure on President Assad. 

But Assad's government again insisted it would not use such weapons. Syrian officials accused the US and European countries of to create the false impression that they would, in order to justify a military intervention.

Meanwhile the U.S. aircraft carrier 'Dwight D Eisenhower' has arrived off the shores of Syria.

The multipurpose nuclear attack carrier is leading the naval assault group which has arrived in the eastern Mediterranean.

It is in close proximity to the coast of Syria. On board the ship are 70 fighter-bombers and a total 8,000 US servicemen.

The Dwight D Eisenhower joined the amphibious assault helicopter carrier Iwo Jima, which has been in the area for almost two weeks. In all there are now 17 Amercian warships off the Syrian coast.

Washington that is seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government,  leads an ongoing propaganda war which is used to confuse and demoralize the Syrian government and also to influence public opinions in friendly countries.

Some time ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey.  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.

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In the 3,160 villages in the southern part of Vietnam within the Agent Orange spraying zone, 800,000 people continue to suffer serious health problems and are in need of constant medical attention.

A third generation of Vietnamese are suffering deformities caused by US chemical warfare and still Washington refuses to accept responsibility.

Syria News: Twitter tweets and Google censorship

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: Car Bomb and Six Explosive Devices Dismantled in 

: Non-Syrian Terrorists, including terrorists from Chechnya, Killed in al-Husseiniyeh,  Countryside

's Armed Forces Continue Targeting Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists, Destroying Their Gatherings and Cars

Northern Ireland: Car bomb and letter bomb discovered ahead of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit

: 15 People Injured in Car Bomb Blast in al-Inshaat Neighbourhood in  City

Lavrov: , Washington and Brahimi Agree on Adopting Statement as Basis for Any Move towards Crisis in 

 and  Call for Political Solution and Preventing Foreign Intervention to Solve Crisis in 

Former UN General Assembly President Calls for Not Ignoring Presence of Extremist Groups Fighting in 

's NATO Representative: Patriot Missile Deployment Indicates NATO Involvement in Crisis in  

Northern Ireland, (SANA): Clinton Calls Every Side That Has Influence in  to Work Alongside Ibrahimi

: UN Boosts Security Procedures to Protect UNDOF Forces in Occupied Syrian Golan

's Sports Federation Denies Media Claims that Some Syrian Football Team Players Refused to Participate in West Asian Championship

Yurt: Al Qaeda Mambers Manufacuring Poison Gas Near Gaziantep for Use Against Syrians

: Mass Demonstrations in Several Egyptian Provinces Rejecting Morsi's Constitutional Declaration

: One Killed, 29 Citizens Injured in Terrorist Explosion in Mazzeh 86 Neighbourhood in 

National Campaign to Prosecute Oqab Saqer and Saad al-Hariri Launched in  

's Human Rights Network Denounce International Organisations' Silence over Terrorist Attacks on Schools

 Event Calendar: 6th December 2012: A guide to tonight's events and concerts in  

 

06/12/2012

Syria: U.S. backed terrorists eliminated

Dec 06, 2012 - PROVINCES, (SANA) - A unit of the Armed Forces eliminated a terrorist group affiliated to al-Qaeda in al-Dhiyabiyeh in Damascus Countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that a number of the most dangerous terrorists were killed in the operation, including Khalil al-Ali, leader of the so-called 'al-Hawadjeh' terrorist group.

Terrorist Groups Attempting to Cross Border from Lebanon Repelled

Units of the Armed Forces on Thursday foiled several attempts by armed terrorist groups to cross the border from Lebanon at the sites of Edlin, al-Arida and Tal al-Hawadej in the countryside of Talkalakh city in Homs.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the Armed Forces inflicted heavy losses upon the ranks of terrorists who opened fire at the border guards in the abovementioned sites.

The Army units continue their duty in eliminating terrorists in Aleppo

Units of the Armed forces today carried out qualitative operations against terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra affiliated to al-Qaeda, killing tens of them and injuring many others at al-Misliymea, Handarat, Andan, Daret Ezza, Tal Shagheb in Aleppo countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that destroyed dens of the terrorists near the Free Zone  and Babnes and near the factory of glass in al-Misliymea, and killing tens of terrorists near Amrit Company in Handarat.

the source added that another army unit inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists in Beitrun, Daret Ezza and near the post office in Abtein.

in the city of Aleppo, a unit of the army destroyed gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Milh square , al-Zahrawi market, street of the Prison, and near Rawdat al-Taqadum in the old city, killing scores of them.

Meanwhile, another army unit destroyed a number of the terrorists' gatherings near the land Treasure and near the post office in Kadi Askar and Saif al-Dawla, killing tens of terrorists at al-Zarzour Hospital in the East al-Ansar neighborhood.     

Sophisticated Sniper Shotguns, Automatic Rifles Seized in Zamalka

Meanwhile, another unit of the Armed Forces pursued an armed terrorist group in Zamalka town, killing a number of its members.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that a number of al-Qaeda-linked  al-Nusra Front snipers were killed and others were injured in the town.

The source added that the Army seized various kinds of weapons and munitions for terrorists, including automatic rifles and sophisticated sniper shotguns.

A unit of the Armed Forces clashed with an armed terrorist group in the farms between Saqba and Zamalka in the eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside, killing many terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

An official source told SANA reporter that the clashes resulted in killing a number of terrorists, including terrorists Mohammad Abu Habra, Mazen Abu Habra, Osama Subhi al-Kersh, Ghassan Samir Khamis, A bdul-Rahman Fayez al-Quwatli, Nasser al-Maidani and Abdullah al-Atti from al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra.

Armed Forces Pursue Jabhat al-Nusra Terrorists in Damascus Countryside, Eliminate Several of them

Units of the Armed Forces pursued al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra armed terrorist groups in Madyara and Misraba towns in eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that the Armed Forces eliminated several terrorists, including Radwan Kdado, Yehya Antar and Mohammad al-Sheikh Qweider.

Terrorists' Hideouts Destroyed, Two Explosive Devices Dismantled in Daraya

In a relevant context, units of the Armed forces destroyed terrorists' hideouts in al-Kournish area in Daraya city, killed a number of terrorists and destroyed a Kia Rio car carrying terrorists and ammunition.

An official source told SANA reporter that the engineering units dismantled two explosive devices, weighed 30 and 50 kg, planted by terrorists in the citizens' houses in al-Kournish area.

The source added that the army controlled the largest part of al-Kournish area, indicating that Daraya city will be declared clear of terrorists soon.

Large Number of Terrorists Killed, Dens Destroyed in Homs and Its Countryside

Army units clashed with armed terrorist groups in a number of neighborhoods in Homs city and in the countryside.

SANA reporter cited an official source in the province as saying that authorities on Thursday clashed with a terrorist group near al-Tahiyeh Mosque in Bab al-Turkman neighborhood in the city, killing three terrorists and injuring others.

Last night, a unit of the Armed Forces clashed with a terrorist group in Aisoun town in the countryside. The clashes resulted in killing 18 terrorists and wounding others.

The Armed Forces inflicted heavy losses upon members of an armed terrorist group in al-Sultaniyeh area and destroyed several dens for armed terrorist groups in Jandar farms.

English Bulletin

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Google is censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

That's not coming as a complete surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA.

Syria has previously seen large outages in July and August this year and a lot of journalists were murdered in U.S. backed bomb attacks.

During the uprising in Egypt, four major internet service providers were cut off in the country during mass protests against the then-President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians quickly found ways around the blocks.

In Libya, internet blackouts were common in areas that were at the time still controlled by Colonel Gaddafi.

Some time ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian armed groups and terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey.  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 Pentagon comes now with the ridiculous story of the 'Syrian chemical weapons' while the United States has used incessantly chemical weapons against civilian populations over the past decades and hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering of it.  The Pentagon used the same 'subtle' trick to bomb and invade Iraq and Libya.

NATO warns of 'imminent reaction' to Syria's chemical weapons

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“I too am an Agent Orange Second Generation Victim. For years I have felt very isolated and unsure of what to do. I am a wife and mother of 3 healthy children. I am 37 yrs old and was born with Severe Hip Dysplasia. From the time I was 13 months old, I had reconstruction surgery every few years until I was 17 years old and at that time had my 1st Total Hip Replacement. I am now getting ready for my 5th Total Hip Replacement and 4th Pelvic Reconstruction since 17. I am also battling several rare forms of skin cancer that are life threatening. These cancers are seen in older generations that have had "extreme carcinogenic and pesticide exposure". I have had no direct exposure to these. I have gone through 2 rounds of chemotherapy in the last 4 years only to have the cancer come back stronger. I am in surgery for tumor removal at least once a month. The hundreds of scars on my body are horrific. My Doctors cannot put me through anymore chemotherapy as I have been told my body will not make it. There is a drug that is currently in trials that at the very least would buy me some time. The drug companies manufacturing this have denied me access to the trial as I am "too sick" and would "mess up their numbers". I have gone several rounds with the V.A. only to be denied time and again because I don't have Spina Bifida and because my Father served in Vietnam and not my Mother. My Father served in Vietnam during the heaviest spray periods. I have had numerous tests done and every Medical Professional has said without a doubt ALL of my medical issues today and at birth are a DIRECT result of my Father's exposure to Agent Orange. He also has numerous medical conditions ALL of which have been linked to the Agent Orange exposure.”

NATO warns of 'imminent reaction' to Syria's chemical weapons

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NATO countries constantly used chemical weapons in the past

In the 3,160 villages in the southern part of Vietnam within the Agent Orange spraying zone, 800,000 people continue to suffer serious health problems and are in need of constant medical attention.

A third generation of Vietnamese are suffering deformities caused by US chemical warfare and still Washington refuses to accept responsibility.

Photo: Three-year-old Xuan Minh, believed to be suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, looks out from his hospital bed in Ho Chi Min.

05/12/2012

Latest News Syria: Google's misleading search results

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Take care for false links on Google !

1) Google: 'syria news sana':

https://www.google.be/search?q=syria+news+sana

About 32,800,000 results

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2) Google: 'syria news sana':

https://www.google.be/search?q=syria+news+san

About 12,300 results

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3) News for syria news sana (false link with a photo of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz)



Haaretz

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U-T San Diego
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'Google Adds (Even More) Links to the Pentagon'

3.14.12

On Monday, the Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. It was an unexpected move: Washington and Mountain View don’t trade top executives very often. But it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. The internet colossus has had a long and deeply complicated relationship with America’s military and intelligence communities. Depending on the topic, the time, and the players involved, the Pentagon and the Plex can be customers, business partners, adversaries, or wary allies. Recruiting the director of Darpa to join Google was just the latest move in this intricate dance between behemoths.

To the company’s critics in Congress and in the conservative legal community, Google has become a puppet master in Obama’s Washington, with Plex executives attending exclusive state dinners and backing White House tech policy initiatives. “Like Halliburton in the previous administration,” warned the National Legal and Policy Center in 2010, “Google has an exceptionally close relationship with the current administration.” To the company’s foes outside the U.S. — especially in Beijing — Google is viewed as a virtual extension of the U.S. government: “the White House’s Google,” as one state-sponsored Chinese magazine put it.

But in the halls of the Pentagon and America’s intelligence agencies, Google casts a relatively small shadow, at least compared to those of big defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. Yes, a small handful of one-time Googlers joined the Obama administration after the 2008 election, but most of those people are now back in the private sector. Sure, Google turned to the network defense specialists at the National Security Agency, when the company became the target of a sophisticated hacking campaign in 2009. (Next week, the Electronic Privacy Information Center goes to federal court in an attempt to force the NSA to disclose what exactly it did to help Google respond.) The Lockheeds and the Northrops of the world share with the Pentagon information about viruses and malware in their networks every day.

Government work is, after all, only a minuscule part of Google’s business. And that allows the Plex to take a nuanced, many-pronged approach when dealing with spooks and generals. (The company did not respond to requests to comment for this article.)

Google has a federally focused sales force, marketing its search appliances and its apps to the government. They’ve sold millions of dollars’ worth of gear to the National Security Agency’s secretive eavesdroppers and to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s satellite watchmen. And they’re making major inroads in the mobile market, where Android has become the operating system of choice for the military’s burgeoning smartphone experiments. But unlike other businesses operating in the Beltway, Google doesn’t often customize its wares for its Washington clients. It’s a largely take-it-or-leave-it approach to marketing.

“They shit all over any request for customization,” says a former Google executive. “The attitude is: ‘we know how to build software. If you don’t know how to use it, you’re an idiot.’”

Some of that software, though, only made it to Mountain View after an infusion of government cash. Take the mapping firm Keyhole, backed by In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency. Google bought Keyhole in 2004 — and then turned it into the backbone for Google Earth, which has become a must-have tool in all sorts of imagery analysis cells. When I visited a team of Air Force targeteers in 2009, a Google Earth map highlighting all the known hospitals, mosques, graveyards, and schools in Afghanistan helped them pick which buildings to bomb or not.

Around the same time, the investment arms of Google and the CIA both put cash into Recorded Future, a company that monitors social media in real time — and tries to use that information to predict upcoming events.
“Turns out that there are several natural places to take an ability to harvest and analyze the internet to predict future events,” e-mails Recorded Future CEO Christopher Ahlberg. “There’s search, where any innovation that provides improved relevance is helpful; and intelligence, which at some level is all about predicting events and their implications. (Finance is a third.) That made Google Ventures and In-Q-Tel two very natural investors that provides us hooks into the worlds of search and intelligence.”

The government and Google have more than a mutual interest in mining publicly available data. The feds ask Google to turn over information about its customers. Constantly. Last fall, the Justice Department demanded that the company give up the IP addresses of Wikileaks supporters. During the first six months of 2011, U.S. government agencies sent Google 5,950 criminal investigation requests for data on Google users and services, as our sister blog Threat Level noted at the time. That’s an average of 31 a day, and Google said it complied with 93 percent of those requests.

Google is pretty much the only company that publishes the number of requests it receives — a tactic which sometimes causes teeth to grind in D.C. But it’s essential to the well-being of Plex’s core business: its consumer search advertising. Google, as we all know, keeps a titanic amount of information about every aspect of our online lives. Customers largely have trusted the company so far, because of the quality of its products, and because there’s some sense that the Plex and the Pentagon aren’t swapping data wholesale. These small acts of resistance maintain that perceived barrier.

Not long ago — in the middle of the last decade, say — Google held an almost talismanic power inside military and intelligence agencies. Google made searching the web simple and straightforward. Surely, the government ought to be able to do the same for its databases.

“You kept hearing: ‘how come this can’t work like Google,’” says Bob Gourley, who served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Chief Technology Officer from 2005 to 2007. “But after a while the technologists got educated. You don’t really want Google.”

Or at least, not in that way. Even complex web searches are single strands of information. Intelligence analysts are hunting for interlocking chains of events: Person A in the same cafe as person B, who chats with person C, who gives some cash to person D.  Those queries were so intricate, government engineers had to program each one in by hand, not so long ago. But lately, more sophisticated tools have come onto the market; the troops and spooks have gotten better at integrating their databases. Google’s products are still used, of course. But it’s just one vendor among many.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/pentagon-google/

Photo: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007