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Terrorists killed, their weapons destroyed in several areas
July 4, 2013
Army units killed a number of terrorists, among them of non-Syrian nationalities, and confiscated weapons and modern communication devices in a series of operations against terrorists' gatherings in the eastern Ghouta and Damascus northern and southern countryside.
An official source told SANA that a den for terrorists was destroyed with the weapons and ammunition inside in Hejjira town in Damascus southern countryside, with many of its members killed, including the Iraqi terrorist Ahmad Fawwaz al-Amir, Mohammad al-Homsi and Omran Youssef.
The source added that an army unit killed Abdul-Majid al-Ayyoubi, leader of a terrorist group along with a number of his group's members, among them Mohammad Arafa, east of Tameco medicine company in al-Mleiha in the eastern Ghouta, as another unit carried out a qualitative operation west of al-Shifounieh, killing Iyad al-Shalet and Mahmoud al-Barghouth, leader of the so-called ''Shabab al-Huda Battalions'' terrorist group.
The source added that terrorists were killed and others injured in Deir Salman farms in the eastern Ghouta, among them Khaled Mohsen and Mohammad al-Ahmad.
An army unit confiscated weapons and ammunition, including hand-grenades, machineguns and modern wireless communication devices in the northern countryside of al-Nabek, killing and injuring terrorists, among them Omar Turkmani and Ahmad Madkhaneh.
Storehouse for manufacturing explosives, tunnel for storing up weapons discovered in al-Qaboun
Army units discovered a storehouse for manufacturing explosive devices and a tunnel that the terrorists were using in their movement and for storing up weapons and ammunition, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
An official source told SANA that a 250-meter-long tunnel extending from the Araghil building in al-Qaboun towards Joubar, just one day after discovering two tunnels linking between Joubar, al-Qaboun and Zamalka, and other tunnels with explosive devices inside.
The source added that an army unit discovered a warehouse for manufacturing explosive devices with scores of devices inside, in addition to hand-grenades, missiles and modern communication devices, and big amounts of raw materials used for manufacturing explosives. The source said that an army unit also killed terrorists in al-Qaboun area, among them Ramzi Shaaban and Mohammad al-Nasser.
Terrorists killed, their weapons destroyed in Aleppo city and countryside
Army units killed members of armed terrorist groups in Aleppo city and countryside, destroying three mortar cannons, heavy machineguns and ammunition.
An official source told SANA that scores of terrorists were eliminated north of Aleppo central prison, al-Kholandi fuel station, the entrance of the industrial city, the carpet factory and al-Kindi Hospital.
The source added that army units clashed with terrorist groups near al-Manasher and Harsho Hotel and south of Ibrahim al-Khalil Mosque, al-Kleirieh, al-Sabah fuel station Moller factory and the farms surrounding Khan Al-Assal, killing many of their members.
The source said that an army unit killed terrorists near al-Zarbeh and Zaido fuel station on Aleppo-Idleb road, and destroyed heavy machineguns and big amounts of ammunition.
In Aleppo western countryside, scores of terrorists were killed near the fuel station in al-Mansoura town, Barakat factory and Hamza Mosque in Maaret Artiq, in addition to destroying dens for armed terrorist groups in al-Layramoun area.
The source added that an armed terrorist group was eliminated near the clinics in al-atareb town in Aleppo southwestern countryside, as other units destroyed terrorists' gatherings near the agricultural center in Minnegh village and east of the municipality building in Mayer and near the Mosque in al-Ziyara village in Aleppo northern countryside.
In Aleppo city, violent clashes took place between army units and armed terrorist groups in al-Rashideen and al-Sheikh Khodor neighborhoods that resulted in killing scores of terrorists and destroying two mortar cannons and confiscating big amounts of weapons.
An army unit also destroyed mortar cannon near Bab Al-Hadid roundabout that the terrorists were using in their criminal attacks, the latest of which was when they targeted the vegetables Souq with a mortar shell on Wednesday causing the martyrdom of two citizens and the injury of several others.
Army units eliminate terrorists in Homs and its countryside
Units of the armed forces carried out operations against terrorists' gatherings in Palmyra and several neighborhoods of Homs, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists, in addition to destroying their weapons and ammunition.
A military source told SANA that an army unit tightened control over a number of buildings in Bab Houd neighborhood in Homs old city, after killing scores of terrorists who were stationed there.
The source added that the army units destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings near al-Amal hospital in Jourat al-Shyah, al-Qosour and al-Khalidyeh neighborhoods, killing and injuring all terrorists inside them.
The source pointed out that other army units destroyed terrorists' heavy machineguns on Talbisa-al-Sa'ein road in the northern countryside of Homs.
Another army unit killed a number of terrorists near al-Ghajar village in al-Rastan countryside. Tamim Obaid, leader of an armed terrorist group and Ahmad Satuf Kdad were identified among the dead terrorists.
In Palmyra countryside, another army unit destroyed "AL-Islam Brigade" terrorists' warehouse in al-Tayba village, killing and injuring several terrorists, while another army unit repelled terrorists' attempt to attack military checkpoints in al-Zyraa, al-Mouthaf and al-Braikat, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Meanwhile, other army units hunted the armed terrorist groups in al-Mashajer al-Janobi, Taldo, al-Zafarana and Talbisa in Homs countryside, killing and injuring scores of them.
Non-Syrian terrorists killed in Idleb countryside
Units of the armed forces killed and injured several terrorists in a number of Idleb' towns and villages, including non-Syrians, and destroyed their weapons and equipment.
A military source told SANA that an army unit destroyed a terrorists' den in Korin village in Ariha area, killing all terrorists inside it.
The Jordanian terrorists Abduwahid al-Tayib, Khalil Amash, Shikhoun Khitami and the Saudis Sbai'a al-Khalid, Khalid Abu al-Abid, Subhan Nouri, Sadoun al-Sheikh and the Libyan Damoush Abu Nmoura were identified among the dead terrorists.
The source added that the army units destroyed a terrorists' warehouse in Abu Dohour and killed several terrorists in Bsanqul, Kafr Shlaya, Jabal al-Arbain, Matram, Sarja, Kafr Ruma, al-Maghara and Mari'aian villages and towns.
Meanwhile, another army unit clashed with an armed terrorist group which was perpetrating acts of terrorism at the entrance of Arab Said village, killing most its members.
Terrorists killed due to dispute on dividing stolen materials
Fierce clash erupted between two terrorist groups, one of them affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, due to a dispute on dividing the stolen materials in Afais town in Idleb countryside.
A military source told SANA that the terrorists used different kinds of machineguns and grenades which resulted in the killing and the injury of several terrorists.
The source added that among the dead terrorist were Wasim Ghnaim, Suleiman Hallak, Ahmad Zaydan, Mohammad Zaydan, Mohammad Abd al –Barid, Mohammad Ghazal and Mahmoud Ahmad Ghazal who were affiliated to the so-called "A bdo Hajj Ghazal Brigade" linked to Jabhat al-Nusra.
Terrorists killed in Hama countryside
A military source told SANA that an army unit carried out a special operation against terrorists and destroyed a warehouse for them in al-Badria farm in al-Ghab area in the western countryside of Hama.
The source told SANA that the operation resulted in the killing and the injury of all terrorists inside the warehouse.
Army units destroy terrorists equipment in Lattakia countryside
Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in al-Rabi'a and Joub al-Ahmar in the northern countryside of Lattakia, along with the weapons and ammunition inside them.
A military source told SANA that among the dead terrorists were Wisam Tilo, Hussam al-Rahal and the Jordanian Hamdan Abu Arif and the Saudi Bakri al-Hamid.
The source pointed out that the operations resulted in destroying advanced communication-sets, a number of heat-seeking rockets and heavy machine guns.
It is clear that the whole current debate about the ‘use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army’, is set up to deliver heavy weapons to the so called Free Syrian Army and some terrorist groups. The decision to deliver more heavy weapons was taken on March 6, 2013, that is 4 months before the current false accusations...
Photo: March 6, 2013. Chief of Staff of the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ Gen. Salim Idris and Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group, at the European Parliament in Brussels. Idris said that his army needed the West to supply “weapons and ammunition” so that his forces can “defend themselves”. Verhofstadt was pleading for the supply of heavy weapons to the mercenary army of Idris. Verhofstadt: “The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should.”
The so called 'Free Syrian Army' always has rejected any proposal for peace talks and since 2 years, the U.S. and its satellites provide Idris and the terrorist groups with weapons wich are also used for terrorist attacks.
Verhofstadt is a good friend of Etienne Davignon, former president of the Bilderberg Group and ‘Friends of Europe’.
In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission. In the 2009 European Parliament election, he has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission.
Since 2012 is Verhofstadt a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms). Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.
Davignon, former president of the Bilderberg Club, is Chairman of Compagnie Maritime Belge, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, Recticel, Sibeka, CSR Europe, SN Airholding and Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium). He is Vice-Chairman of SUEZ-TRACTEBEL (Belgium), Director of Accor (France), Cumerio, Real Software, SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium), and Gilead (United States).
According to the Suez website, he holds 11,111 Suez shares, which are currently worth more than 350,000 euro.
The Bilderberg Club is an annual private conference of approximately 120 to 140 invited guests from North America and Europe, most of whom are people of influence. About one-third are from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, education and communications.
The army continues confrontations, killing many terrorists, including non-Syrians
Jun 14, 2013
Units of the armed forces on Friday inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists and foiled several attempts to attack the Central Prison and Minnegh Airport in Aleppo, killing and injuring several terrorists.
An official source told SANA that the army units repelled several attempts of "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorists to attack the Airport, killing and injuring several terrorists, in addition to destroying their equipment.
The source pointed out that other army units killed 7 terrorists to the west of Minnegh Airport and destroyed a 23mm caliber anti-aircraft cannon and weapons warehouse to the south of the Airport.
Meanwhile, the guards of the Central Prison foiled "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorists' attempt to sneak into the area surrounding the prison from a cemetery nearby, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Another army unit killed a number of "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorists in Oram al-Kubra village, including an armed terrorist group leader Ahmad al-Shami and 10 other non-Syrian terrorists, while another army unit killed and injured several terrorists on Aleppo-Idleb road.
In Aleppo city, the army units carried out operations against terrorists who were stationed in the cultural center in Masaken Hanano area and destroyed a rocket-launcher, mortar and ammunition near the old and new Hanano Police Stations and in the area surrounding Hanano Barracks.
Other army units carried out operations against terrorists who were stationed in al-Maysar school compound, destroying a 23 mm caliber anti-aircraft cannon and killing several terrorists.
In Bustan al-Basha, the army units killed 8 terrorists and destroyed two mortars, while another army unit carried out a special operation in old Aleppo, killing a number of terrorists, in addition to destroying a factory of explosive devices.
Army units destroy terrorists' dens in Damascus Countryside
Units of the armed forces continued operations against the armed terrorist groups in Harasta, Douma and Joubar in Damascus Countryside.
An official source told SANA that the army units killed and injured several terrorists near the court BUILDINGin Harasta city, including Ayoub Hassoun and Muhammad Hassoun.
The source added that another army unit destroyed a terrorists' den in al-Eb farms in Douma area, killing and injuring several terrorists, including Salim Eido and Nouman al-Shalet.
The source pointed out that another army unit clashed with members of an armed terrorist group in Joubar, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
Rabia Badereddin and Housam al-Aghawani were identified among the dead terrorists.
Army units eliminate terrorists, including leaders, in Damascus Countryside
Units of the armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon terrorists in several towns in Damascus Countryside.
An official source told SANA that an army unit destroyed terrorists' dens in the farms surrounding al-Khamasia and al-Ahmadia towns in the eastern Ghouta, killing Majid Kahal, leader of an armed terrorist group called" Shabab al-Baraa Battalion", and a number of the battalion's members, including Muhammad Zuhir al-Nazaq.
The source added that other army units destroyed a mortar and killed a number of terrorists in Hijjeira town, including non-Syrian terrorists, among them a Jordanian called " al-Sheikh Bader" and terrorist Nidal al-Saidi.
In Yalda town, another army unit killed several terrorists affiliated to the so-called "Ansar al-Souna Battalion", including Tawfiq Shour.
In al-Ziyabiya town, another army unit killed scores of terrorists, including Talal al-Mandil, leader of an armed terrorist group, and a number of his group, including Basil al-Hamdo.
The source pointed out that the army units continued hunting the armed terrorist groups in Daraya city, killing a number of terrorists to the east of al-Sayyeda Sukaina shrine, including snipers.
Terrorists killed in Homs and its countryside
Units of the armed forces targeted several armed terrorist groups which were attempting to attack military checkpoints at Jisr al-Sad in al-Rastan in Homs countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
A military source told SANA reporter that the army units destroyed a rocket-pad and weapons which were used by terrorists in their acts of terrorism.
Another unit also destroyed an armored vehicle and eliminated terrorists near al-Mahmoud mosque in al-Rastan city.
An Army unit clashed with terrorists in a car on a farm road in Hasya area, eliminating the terrorists and confiscating their weapons.
In a series of operations in Teldo and Burj Qai'ii, an Armed Forces unit destroyed a number of terrorist hideouts, leaving a number of terrorists dead or injured, while other units eliminated terrorists between the areas of al-Furuqlus and Sad Handoura and near Habra village in Jub al-Jarrah area.
In Homs city, the Armed Forces continued to pursue terrorist groups in the Old City, eliminating a number of terrorists who tried to sneak into Wadi al-Sayeh neighborhood from al-Hamidiye neighborhood, in addition to eliminating terrorists in Bab Houd and Jouret al-Shiyah.
Terrorists killed, heavy machineguns destroyed in Deir Ezzor
Army units continued chasing members of the armed terrorist groups in al-Sina'a, al-Matar al-Qadeem and al-Umal neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor and eliminated a number of them and destroyed their vehicles.
An official source told SANA reporter that the source added that another army unit clashed with gunmen group in Hawijet Sakr district killing four of its members and destroying a mortar in their possession.
Another unit foiled a terrorist group's infiltration attempt from the Eastern Hweika to the Western Hweika district and eliminated ten terrorists.
In Deir Ezzor countryside, terrorists' gatherings were devastated as heavy machine guns in their possession were also destroyed in Hawijet al-Mrai'ieh and Mrat.
Army units pursue terrorists in Hama Countryside
Units of the armed forces killed and injured several terrorists affiliated to the so-called "Ababil al-Sahra'a Brigade", including non-Syria terrorists, in addition to destroying their weapons and equipment in al-Khdaira, al-Souha and Hamadi Omar towns southeast of Salamia.
An official source told SANA that the army units destroyed several gatherings of "Jabhat al-Nusra" terrorist group along with the weapons and ammunition inside them, in addition to killing a number of terrorists in Adla town in Hama countryside.
The source pointed out that other army units killed and injured a number of terrorists in al-Kastal al-Wastani and al-Shamali towns, in addition to destroying two rocket-launchers, weapons and ammunition which were used by terrorists in their acts of terrorism.
Non-Syrians terrorists eliminated in Daraa
A military source said that the army unit targeted an armed terrorist group in al- Nazehen camp in Daraa, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
In a statement to SANA reporter, the source said that terrorist Omran Abdul Rahman al-Aidi, leader of a terrorist group, Mounir Mousa Bajbouj, and Musab Fuad Suleiman al-Qtaifan, in addition to the five non-Syrian terrorists of the so-called al-Mujahedin battalion in Daraa were killed.
The source pointed that the other army units targeted terrorists' dens in al-Sheikh Miskeen, on the road of Abtta', in Sason, al-Shabreq, al-Misteriya and Glenn, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroyed an armored vehicle and a car loaded with ammunition.
Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist Mansour al-Beiruti of a Palestinian nationality was identified among the dead.
Army units inflict heavy losses upon terrorists in Idleb
Units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' dens and gatherings in several areas of Idleb countryside.
A military source told SANA reporter that an army unit targeted terrorists' gatherings in al-Ghassania, al-Taibat, al-Shughr and Mashimshan in Jisr al-Shughour countryside and in Nahla villagein Ariha area, inflicting heavy losses upon teerorists.
Osama Ahmad Rahal and Ra'ad Iyad Hasson were identified among the dead terrorists in Nahla village.
In the areas surrounding Idleb city, another army unit destroyed a number of terrorists' dens and gatherings in Taftanaz, Maar Tamsarin, Tall Dineit, Shalakh, Zardana and Tallet Binnesh, inflicting direct strikes upon them.
In Binnesh city, the army units destroyed terrorists' dens, causing the killing and the injury of several terrorists.
In Sermin city, other army units destroyed a den of the so-called "Ahrar al-Sham Brigade" and "Daoud Brigade" terrorist group, killing 13 terrorists.
A military source told SANA that the army units destroyed terrorists' gatherings in Bait al-Kaiari and al-Buweiti in Abu Duhour area, killing and injuring several terrorists who were perpetrating acts of terrorism in the area.
Army unit eliminates terrorist in Lattakia countryside
An Army unit clashed with terrorist groups in the village of al-Houeh in Slenfeh area in Lattakia countryside, leaving a large number of terrorists dead or injured and destroying a heavy machinegun.
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UN: Nearly 93000 killed in Syrian conflict
In this Wednesday, June 5, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA,Syrian soldiers loyal Bashar Asad stand on a vehicle filled with aid supplies, in the town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, in Homs province, Syria ...
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The U.N. human rights office says the latest toll, which accounted for deaths until the end of April, is most likely a minimum figure. The U.N. said ... This SANA photo shows the destruction after bombs exploded in al-Marjeh Square in Damascus, June 11 ...
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Syrian state news agency SANA said the helicopter was chasing "terrorist groups" who were trying to escape to Lebanon. "It targeted them and some were hit, others escaped to Arsal so they were (also) chased," the ... Deeper inside Lebanon, street ...
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Last month, Alawite fighters were blamed for killing dozens of civilians in two Sunni towns in westernSyria, part of what rebels call an attempt by Alawites to clear their coastal heartland of Sunni communities. In the videos from Hatla, some fighters ...
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... concluded that Syria has used chemical weapons multiple times. In a statement released on Thursday, the White House says U.S. intelligence concluded that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent Sarin, against rebel ...
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Photo: February 17, 2011 – President Barack Obama joins a toast with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and other technology executives at a dinner in Woodside, California.
The “Day of Rage” in Libya and by Libyans in exile was planned for February 17, 2011…
On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google.
The American federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of ‘national security threats’, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night.
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) is the national official news agency in Syria:
http://sana.sy/index_eng.html (if the link isn’t blocked by the western war seeking authorities)
Interview Given by President al-Assad to Lebanese Al-Manar TV
May 30, 2013
Al-Manar: But, Mr. President, the nature of the battle that you and Hezbollah are waging in Al-Qseir seems, to your critics, to take the shape of a safe corridor connecting the coastal region with Damascus. Consequently, if Syria were to be divided, or if geographical changes were to be enforced, this would pave the way for an Alawite state. So, what is the nature of this battle, and how is it connected with the conflict with Israel.
President Assad: First, the Syrian and Lebanese coastal areas are not connected through Al-Qseir. Geographically this is not possible. Second, nobody would fight a battle in order to move towards separation. If you opt for separation, you move towards that objective without waging battles all over the country in order to be pushed into a particular corner. The nature of the battle does not indicate that we are heading for division, but rather the opposite, we are ensuring we remain a united country. Our forefathers rejected the idea of division when the French proposed this during their occupation of Syria because at the time they were very aware of its consequences. Is it possible or even fathomable that generations later, we their children, are less aware or mindful? Once again, the battle in Al-Qseir and all the bemoaning is related to Israel. The timing of the battle in Al-Qseir was synchronized with the Israeli airstrike. Their objective is to stifle the resistance. This is the same old campaign taking on a different form. Now what’s important is not al-Qseir as a town, but the borders; they want to stifle the resistance from land and from the sea. Here the question begs itself - some have said that the resistance should face the enemy and consequently remain in the south. This was said on May 7, 2008, when some of Israel’s agents in Lebanon tried to tamper with the communications system of the resistance; they claimed that the resistance turned its weapons inwards. They said the same thing about the Syrian Army; that the Syrian Army should fight on the borders with Israel. We have said very clearly that our Army will fight the enemy wherever it is. When the enemy is in the north, we move north; the same applies if the enemy comes from the east or the west. This is also the case for Hezbollah. So the question is why is Hezbollah deployed on the borders inside Lebanon or inside Syria? The answer is that our battle is a battle against the Israeli enemy and its proxies inside Syria or inside Lebanon.
Al-Manar: Mr. President, if I might ask about Israel’s involvement in the Syrian crisis through the recent airstrike against Damascus. Israel immediately attached certain messages to this airstrike by saying it doesn’t want escalation or doesn’t intend to interfere in the Syrian crisis. The question is: what does Israel want and what type of interference?
President Assad: This is exactly my point. Everything that is happening at the moment is aimed, first and foremost, at stifling the resistance. Israel’s support of the terrorists was for two purposes. The first is to stifle the resistance; the second is to strike the Syrian air defense systems. It is not interested in anything else.
Al-Manar: Mr. President, since Israel’s objectives are clear, the Syrian state was criticized for its muted response. Everyone was expecting a Syrian response, and the Syrian government stated that it reserves the right to respond at the appropriate time and place. Why didn’t the response come immediately? And is it enough for a senior source to say that missiles have been directed at the Israeli enemy and that any attack will be retaliated immediately without resorting to Army command?
President Assad: We have informed all the Arab and foreign parties - mostly foreign - that contacted us, that we will respond the next time. Of course, there has been more than one response. There have been several Israeli attempted violations to which there was immediate retaliation. But these short-term responses have no real value; they are only of a political nature. If we want to respond to Israel, the response will be of strategic significance.
Al-Manar: How? By opening the Golan front, for instance?
President Assad: This depends on public opinion, whether there is a consensus in support of the resistance or not. That’s the question. Al-Manar: How is the situation in Syria now?
President Assad: In fact, there is clear popular pressure to open the Golan front to resistance. This enthusiasm is also on the Arab level; we have received many Arab delegations wanting to know how young people might be enrolled to come and fight Israel. Of course, resistance is not easy. It is not merely a question of opening the front geographically. It is a political, ideological, and social issue, with the net result being military action.
Al-Manar: Mr. President, if we take into account the incident on the Golan Heights and Syria’s retaliation on the Israeli military vehicle that crossed the combat line, does this mean that the rules of engagement have changed? And if the rules of the game have changed, what is the new equation, so to speak?
President Assad: Real change in the rules of engagement happens when there is a popular condition pushing for resistance. Any other change is short-term, unless we are heading towards war. Any response of any kind might only appear to be a change to the rules of engagement, but I don’t think it really is. The real change is when the people move towards resistance; this is the really dramatic change.
Al-Manar: Don’t you think that this is a little late? After 40 years of quiet and a state of truce on the Golan Heights, now there is talk of a movement on that front, about new equations and about new rules of the game?
President Assad: They always talk about Syria opening the front or closing the front. A state does not create resistance. Resistance can only be called so, when it is popular and spontaneous, it cannot be created. The state can either support or oppose the resistance, - or create obstacles, as is the case with some Arab countries. I believe that a state that opposes the will of its people for resistance is reckless. The issue is not that Syria has decided, after 40 years, to move in this direction. The public’s state of mind is that our National Army is carrying out its duties to protect and liberate our land. Had there not been an army, as was the situation in Lebanon when the army and the state were divided during the civil war, there would have been resistance a long time ago. Today, in the current circumstances, there are a number of factors pushing in that direction. First, there are repeated Israeli aggressions that constitute a major factor in creating this desire and required incentive. Second, the army’s engagement in battles in more than one place throughout Syria has created a sentiment on the part of many civilians that it is their duty to move in this direction in order to support the Armed Forces on the Golan.
Al-Manar: Mr. President, Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would not hesitate to attack Syria if it detected that weapons are being conveyed to Hezbollah in Lebanon. If Israel carried out its threats, I want a direct answer from you: what would Syria do?
President Assad: As I have said, we have informed the relevant states that we will respond in kind. Of course, it is difficult to specify the military means that would be used, that is for our military command to decide. We plan for different scenarios, depending on the circumstances and the timing of the strike that would determine which method or weapons.
Al-Manar: Mr. President, after the airstrike that targeted Damascus, there was talk about the S300 missiles and that this missile system will tip the balance. Based on this argument, Netanyahu visited Moscow. My direct question is this: are these missiles on their way to Damascus? Is Syria now in possession of these missiles?
President Assad: It is not our policy to talk publically about military issues in terms of what we possess or what we receive. As far as Russia is concerned, the contracts have nothing to do with the crisis. We have negotiated with them on different kinds of weapons for years, and Russia is committed to honoring these contracts. What I want to say is that neither Netanyahu’s visit nor the crisis and the conditions surrounding it have influenced arms imports. All of our agreements with Russia will be implemented, some have been implemented during the past period and, together with the Russians, we will continue to implement these contracts in the future.
Al-Manar: Mr. President, we have talked about the steadfastness of the Syrian leadership and the Syrian state. We have discussed the progress being achieved on the battlefield, and strengthening the alliance between Syria and the resistance. These are all within the same front. From another perspective, there is diplomatic activity stirring waters that have been stagnant for two and a half years. Before we talk about this and about the Geneva conference and the red lines that Syria has drawn, there was a simple proposition or a simple solution suggested by the former head of the coalition, Muaz al-Khatib. He said that the president, together with 500 other dignitaries would be allowed to leave the country within 20 days, and the crisis would be over. Why don’t you meet this request and put an end to the crisis?
President Assad: I have always talked about the basic principle: that the Syrian people alone have the right to decide whether the president should remain or leave. So, anybody speaking on this subject should state which part of the Syrian people they represent and who granted them the authority to speak on their behalf. As for this initiative, I haven’t actually read it, but I was very happy that they allowed me 20 days and 500 people! I don’t know who proposed the initiative; I don’t care much about names.
Full Interview: http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/30/485037.htm
SYRIA: President Bashar Al-Assad: Full interview:
Interview with President al-Assad to Lebanese al-Manar TV to Be Broadcast Thursday
May 30, 2013
The Media Office at the Syrian Arab Presidency mentioned on its Facebok page that the interview will be simultaneously broadcast by the Syrian satellite channels.
Photo: President Assad - Damascus University
The European Union decided to expand the economic siege against the Syrian people for an extra 12-month and to lift the siege on exporting weapons to the Syrian insurgents...
European Council on Foreign Affairs
'Syria: towards a political solution'...
... 'The prospect of arming the opposition raises concerns inside and outside the country. Channelling weapons into the country would likely set the scene for an even deeper and long-lasting civil conflict with very uncertain regional consequences (particularly given the indeterminate nature of many of the country’s armed groups). Though unarmed civilians continue to bear the devastating brunt of the crackdown, expanding and supporting armed resistance would invite even wider violence. Moreover, unless foreign backers were prepared to provide artillery and air capabilities, arming the opposition is unlikely to change the balance of power. It is more likely that arming the opposition may further empower the regime by discrediting the opposition among Syrians still on the fence, while also providing justification to the regime (and its international backers) to continue using violence. Finally, air strikes remain deeply problematic because of both Syria’s strong Russian-supplied air defence systems and the complexity of a battle that is largely unfolding in urban environments.
All of these options, though opening the possibility of an eventual rebel victory, do so by enabling a wider militarisation of the conflict that is likely to be long and painful for much of the country’s population...'
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.
"There is a move to re-Sovietise the region"...
As reported by the Financial Times, on Thursday, hours before meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a news conference that the US is to prevent Russia from integrating more closely with its neighbors in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
"There is a move to re-Sovietise the region," said the US Secretary of State. "It’s not going to be called that. It’s going to be called a customs union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that. But let's make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it."
“There is a move to re-Sovietise the region”
'The U.S. is extremely concerned by Russia’s growing influence within Eastern Europe'
NATO is an Alliance that consists of 28 independent member countries.
Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,
On October 6, 2012, the Spanish government has agreed to participate in NATO's anti-missile shield that will see specialized United States warships based at a Spanish base already used by the U.S. Navy.
NATO Expansion into the Middle East, Confronting Russia, Systematic Surrounding of China
Google is actually 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.
Google censorship comes just at the moment that France and Britain have recognized the so called 'opposition' as the 'legal representative of the Syrian people'.
At the same time, Western press comes with the story that the 'Syrian rebels take an airbase in slow progress toward Damascus'.
NATO and its puppets of the western press, used the same scenario in the bombing and occupation of Libya.
So it is very clear that the censorship and misleading information are part of the western military 'offensive' and the terrorist bombs attacks of the small American-British mercenary army which were 'in the strongest terms condemned' by US Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Syria has previously seen large outages in July and August this year, each lasting less than an hour and only affecting targeted areas.
During the uprising in Egypt, four major internet service providers were cut off in the country during mass protests against the (American backed) 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.
A few days ago, Google gave a 200.000.000 search results for 'latest News Syria Sana' but most of the links to Sana's website were inacceptible or dead.
Today there are only 12,500 search results and only the messages of the Western press are visible. The name 'Syrian Arab News Agency Sana' even no longer exists on Google that supports the American colonial wars and works together with the Pentagon.
But Facebook's link to Sana's website doesn't work: http://sana.sy/index_eng.html
Other links to SANA which are censored by Google and the Pentagon:
Google works in service of the Pentagon
There are 40,900 search results for 'rebels take airbase in slow progress toward Damascus' (the links to these websites are not dead)
Photo 1: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.
Photo 2: The Obama Dinner in February 2011. The nine companies represented at the dinner have a combined worth of $938 billion and the list of the tech guests included Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. A White House official described the meeting as "part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work," noting prior to the event, "The President and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy." (The NATO-war against Lybia lasted from 17 February 2011 to 23 October 2011 and the commander of NATO’s Libya war announced his intent to end hostilities through Facebook. “Who could have predicted,” asked Mike Isaac in WIRED’s new app guide, discussing Facebook’s mobile app, “that one skinny nerd from Harvard would completely change the definition of social experience in the 21st century?” “The power of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has been on display all year as the Arab Spring, has reshaped the Middle East”...)
Eleven Citizens Martyred, Tens Injured in Terrorist Bombing in Mazzeh Eighty-Six Area in Damascus
Nov 5, 2012
An official source in Damascus Hospital said that bodies of a women and three children were transferred to the hospital in addition to five injured, one of them is in a critical condition, adding that the injured are getting the suitable care.
On the other hand, Palestine Hospital received a martyrs' body, in addition to five injured people due to the terrorist act.
Two Citizens Martyred, 10 Others Injured in Car Bomb Explosion in al-Ghab Area in Hama
A suicide bomber on Monday detonated a car bomb near the Rural Development Center in al-Ziyara area in al-Ghab, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries and material damages.
An official source said that preliminary information show that two citizens were martyred while 10 others were injured in the terrorist blast.
The source added that the weight of the explosives used in the blast was estimated at around one ton of highly-explosive materials.
U.S. backed terrorist bombings
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. It proved once again that the Turkish government which is not supported by the Turkish population, is not only arming Syrian terrorists but organizes with its NATO allies (and with Israel in the background) also a real war against Syria.
Photo: Lebanon, bombed by Israeli forces. The New York Times reported that the Bush administration was rushing a shipment of bombs to Israel so it could continue its air assault against Lebanon: 'The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.' Three days later, Forbes reported that the Bush administration was also rushing humanitarian aid to Lebanon: 'President Bush has ordered helicopters and ships to Lebanon to provide humanitarian aid, but he still opposes an immediate cease-fire that could give relief from a 13-day-old Israeli bombing campaign. At the order of the president, humanitarian supplies will start arriving in Lebanon tomorrow by helicopter and by ship,” White House press secretary Tony Snow announced at the White House. “We are working with Israel and Lebanon to open up humanitarian corridors.”
Germans Protest Upcoming Visit of Turkish Premier over His Government's Human Rights Violation
Oct 31, 2012
The protesters raised banners that criticize Erdogan's policies which violate human rights.
Earlier in the week, the Turkish security forces suppressed tens of thousands of Turks who joined massive popular protests against the attempts of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government to ban the celebration of the 89th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic.
The Turkish police clashed with Kurdish protesters on Tuesday near a prison in the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, where inmates are continuing their hunger strike for the 48th day in a row.
The Turkish Anadolu news agency said several thousand people joined the protest marching towards the prison and the police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters who reacted by throwing stones at the police personnel.
Shops were closed and the locals did not send their children to school in line with calls for a boycott.
The Anadolu agency also reported clashes in the city of Istanbul without reports on casualties. A protest also took place in Adana and most of shops closed in Van region.
Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners in dozens of Turkish jails have been on a hunger strike since September demanding increased rights for Kurds and improved conditions for the Kurdish detainees.
Council of the Turkish Peace and Democracy Party discussed the hunger strike issue and decided on many steps and activities in this regard, including declaring October 30 as a 'Resistance Day'.
The Council also decided sending messages to the Kurdish parties and human rights organizations in Europe and the UN and its bodies as well as heads of the European countries, the Turkish embassies, the U.S. Congress members and media channels to urge them to assume responsibility towards the prisoners who are on a hunger strike.
The Council said all organizations of the Peace and Democracy Party in all areas will lay black wreathes in front of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) centers in Turkey and will set up tents and organize oratorical events in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
For its part, the opposition Republican People's Party called on the Turkish public to be on the lookout towards the policy of the ruling AKP party which is trying to hold sway over the judiciary and the higher courts in the country.
Photo: Nazi Germany's V1, one of the first weapons of terror and mass destruction that terrorized and killed on the first place many civilians. It is clear that the dream of imposing The New Order which Nazi Germany wanted to impose on Europe, and eventually the rest of the world, is back.
From history: Germany - Turkey
Turkey was favoured as a potential ally by Hitler because of its important strategic location on the boundaries of Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as its extensive history as a state hostile against the Russian Empire as well as the later Soviet Union.
To assure that Germany wanted to work with them on a long-range basis, the Turks were guaranteed an equal status in the German-dominated order, and were promised a number of territories which they might desire for reasons of security. These encompassed Edirne (Adrianople) and a rectification of Turkish frontiers at the expense of Greece, the creation of buffer states in the Caucasus under Turkish influence, a rectification of the Turkish-Syrian frontier (the Baghdad Railway and the State of Aleppo) and the Turkish-Iraq frontier (the Mosul region), as well as a settlement of "the Aegean question" to provide Turkey with suitable protection against encroachments from Italy. The Black Sea (which Hitler derided as "a mere frog-pond")was also to be conceded to Turkey as part of its sphere of influence, for this would ne:gate the need of stationing a German navy in the region to replace the Soviet Black Sea Fleet.
In November 2005, an agreement was signed for the sale of 298 German Army Leopard 2A4 tanks to Turkey. Turkey’s tank fleet is currently made up of American M-48s and M-60s, some of which have been modernized with Israeli cooperation into M-60 Sabra tanks, plus a large contingent of German Leopard 1s and Leopard 2s. That is hardy surprising. America and Germany are Turkey’s 2 most important geopolitical relationships, and this is reflected in Turkey’s choice of defense industry partners. The country’s industrial offset requirements ensure that these manufacturers have a long history of local partnerships to draw upon.
Note: The website of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by Washington that doesn't stop its war propaganda and its financial and military aid to terrorist groups.
Volunteer Youth Campaign to Clean up Homs Neighborhoods
HOMS, (SANA)- The National Union of Syrian Students branch at al-Baath University on Saturday launched a volunteer youth campaign to carry out some rehabilitation works in all the neighborhoods in the city of Homs which were affected by the terrorist groups' practices.
The volunteer team, which included 250 students, will carry out acts of painting bisectors, rehabilitate parks and draw the national flag on walls, in addition to giving presents to members of the Syrian Arab Army.
1) 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, 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. 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.
2) British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.
3) An official source told a SANA reporter that the seized arms included Nato sniper rifles, machineguns, hunting rifles, explosive devices of various weights, devices for remote control detonation and an amount of batteries and electrical wires.
4) Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium.
5) The Swiss Authorities announced that they are investigating into information published by Sonntags Zeitung newspaper about hand grenades used by armed terrorist groups in Syria.
6) The weapons and military equipment recently discovered and seized by the Syrian Army in Idlib province proves NATO's arms and logistic support for terrorists in Syria.
7) The seized weapons in Salqain district in Idlib included 7.26 guns along with other weapons as well as boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" carved on them.
8) The Lebanese army intelligence has seized a large quantity of wea Lutfallah II container pons hidden inside cars aboard an Italian ship at Tripoli port, north of Lebanon, Lebanese security sources told Al-Manar TV.
9) This comes just days after the Lebanese Army Marines confiscated Lutfallah II arms shipment off the Lebanese port of Batoun while it was carrying 300,000 pounds of weapons within three containers. Reports said the cargo ship, which was flying the flag of Sierra-Leone, had left Libya and was bound to Syria.
10) Lebanese terrorist Mohammad Hussein Fares confessed to participating in smuggling weapons, militants and journalists into Syria and committing terrorists acts against Syrians.
11) Fares said that they smuggled assault rifles, RPG rounds, sniper rifles, LAW missiles, machineguns and cases of ammo, delivering them to Amoun, with al-Jarban coming later to distribute them among terrorists.
12) US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria
13) Over 30,000 various weapons have been channelled to Syria since unrest flared up there in April last year, Amin Khteit says. The overall amount of explosives makes up 300 tons. The deliveries were made by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They depend on the United States, which is making every effort to overpower Syria.
14) The authorities seized weapons smuggled from Turkey in Tal Abyad area on the Syrian-Turkish borders in Raqqa countryside.
15) A Turkish parliamentarian has stressed that Turkish ambulances are transporting weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, expressing their opposition to Ankara's policies on the Syrian case.
Belgian Senator to Launch Discussion at Senate on Possession of Belgian Weapons by Armed Opposition in Syria
Lijnen will pose several questions on the issue as soon as the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives resume their work next month after the end of the summer vacation.
She stressed the need to uncover the fate of exported Belgian weapons, and that many questions must be answered as to how the weapons reached the armed opposition to Syria and to whom these weapons were actually sold and when.
Several sources indicate that the armed opposition is using Belgian weapons, with photos being published that show Belgian weapons in the hands of militants in areas in Damascus' suburbs.
It should be noted that Belgian weapons are exported to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are supplying the Syrian opposition with weapons.
Photo: M249 Automatic weapon
Cost per item: about $4,000
Size of 2007 contract: $48.3 million
The Army’s primary machine gun can spit 850 bullets per minute. FN Herstal developed the gun in the early 1980s for the Pentagon, which wanted a lightweight automatic weapon (the one here is 17 pounds). The Belgian company’s South Carolina factory makes about 550 a month for the Army.
Anti-terrorist alert in Brussels brought a bottle of fruit juice
September 5, 2012 - Brussels - Mistaken for a bomb in a parked suspicious object near the U.S. embassy and government buildings in Brussels car was a bottle of grapefruit juice, reported on Wednesday Belgian media .
"Army evacuation and destruction of explosive devices has come to the conclusion that the inspected car contained no explosives.
Inside was found a large number of electrical wires , which can , and location of the vehicle created a suspicious situation, " - said the spokesman of the Metropolitan Police.
Odd vehicle checked near U.S. embassy in Brussels
By Associated Press
September 5, 2012 - Brussels — The area around the U.S. embassy in Brussels and the Belgian defense ministry was temporarily sealed off as bomb squad assessed a suspicious vehicle.
A bomb squad moved in with a specialized robot and an expert in a bomb suit before the area was declared safe for traffic again. The alert was lifted by 3 p.m. local time Wednesday and traffic started moving again around the two buildings.
No specific details were immediately available.
McCain, Obama, AIPAC, Israel and the One Hundred Eighth United States Congress
The war against Syria was not launched to to establish a 'democratic regime'.
US Senator John McCain (photo) - a Vietnam war 'hero' and leading US Senator, called for 'Immediate Air Strikes' on the regime of Bashar Assad.
McCain is one of the many political leaders who have addressed AIPAC conferences. AIPAC is the Israeli lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to the Congress and Executive Branch of the United States.
In January 2003, already, the One Hundred Eighth United States Congress which was the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, was making an act 'to halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, and stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, and by so doing hold Syria accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the Middle East, and for other purposes'
McCain was one of the senators at that moment...
On November 18th 2008, US President-elect Barack Obama and his former rival John McCain vowed to work together in a "new era of reform to restore trust in government".
One Hundred Eighth Congress
of the day of January, two thousand and three
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the seventh day of January, two thousand and three
To halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, and stop its
development of weapons of mass destruction, and by so doing hold Syria
accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the
Middle East, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress makes the following findings:
(16) In the State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, President Bush declared that the United States will `work closely with our coalition to deny terrorists and their state sponsors the materials, technology, and expertise to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction'.
(17) The Government of Syria continues to develop and deploy short- and medium-range ballistic missiles.
(18) According to the December 2001 unclassified Central Intelligence Agency report entitled `Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat through 2015', `Syria maintains a ballistic missile and rocket force of hundreds of FROG rockets, Scuds, and SS-21 SRBMs [and] Syria has developed [chemical weapons] warheads for its Scuds'.
(19) The Government of Syria is pursuing the development and production of biological and chemical weapons and has a nuclear research and development program that is cause for concern.
(20) According to the Central Intelligence Agency's `Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions', released January 7, 2003: `[Syria] already holds a stockpile of the nerve agent sarin but apparently is trying to develop more toxic and persistent nerve agents. Syria remains dependent on foreign sources for key elements of its [chemical weapons] program, including precursor chemicals and key production equipment. It is highly probable that Syria also is developing an offensive [biological weapons] capability.'.
(21) On May 6, 2002, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, John Bolton, stated: `The United States also knows that Syria has long had a chemical warfare program. It has a stockpile of the nerve agent sarin and is engaged in research and development of the more toxic and persistent nerve agent VX. Syria, which has signed but not ratified the [Biological Weapons Convention], is pursuing the development of biological weapons and is able to produce at least small amounts of biological warfare agents.'.
(22) According to the Central Intelligence Agency's `Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions', released January 7, 2003: `Russia and Syria have approved a draft cooperative program on cooperation on civil nuclear power. In principal, broader access to Russian expertise provides opportunities for Syria to expand its indigenous capabilities, should it decide to pursue nuclear weapons.'.
(23) Under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (21 UST 483), which entered force on March 5, 1970, and to which Syria is a party, Syria has undertaken not to acquire or produce nuclear weapons and has accepted full scope safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency to detect diversions of nuclear materials from peaceful activities to the production of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
(24) Syria is not a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention or the Biological Weapons Convention, which entered into force on April 29, 1997, and on March 26, 1975, respectively.
(25) Syrian President Bashar Assad promised Secretary of State Powell in February 2001 to end violations of Security Council Resolution 661, which restricted the sale of oil and other commodities by Saddam Hussein's regime, except to the extent authorized by other relevant resolutions, but this pledge was never fulfilled.
(26) Syria's illegal imports and transshipments of Iraqi oil during Saddam Hussein's regime earned Syria $50,000,000 or more per month as Syria continued to sell its own Syrian oil at market prices.
(27) Syria's illegal imports and transshipments of Iraqi oil earned Saddam Hussein's regime $2,000,000 per day.
(28) On March 28, 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld warned: `[W]e have information that shipments of military supplies have been crossing the border from Syria into Iraq, including night-vision goggles * * * These deliveries pose a direct threat to the lives of coalition forces. We consider such trafficking as hostile acts, and will hold the Syrian government accountable for such shipments.'.
(29) According to Article 23(1) of the United Nations Charter, members of the United Nations are elected as nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council with `due regard being specially paid, in the first instance to the contribution of members of the United Nations to the maintenance of international peace and security and to other purposes of the Organization'.
(30) Despite Article 23(1) of the United Nations Charter, Syria was elected on October 8, 2001, to a 2-year term as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council beginning January 1, 2002, and served as President of the Security Council during June 2002 and August 2003.
(31) On March 31, 2003, the Syrian Foreign Minister, Farouq al-Sharra, made the Syrian regime's intentions clear when he explicitly stated that `Syria's interest is to see the invaders defeated in Iraq'.
(32) On April 13, 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld charged that `busloads' of Syrian fighters entered Iraq with `hundreds of thousands of dollars' and leaflets offering rewards for dead American soldiers.
(33) On September 16, 2003, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, John Bolton, appeared before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia of the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives, and underscored Syria's `hostile actions' toward coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Under Secretary Bolton added that: `Syria allowed military equipment to flow into Iraq on the eve of and during the war. Syria permitted volunteers to pass into Iraq to attack and kill our service members during the war, and is still doing so * * * [Syria's] behavior during Operation Iraqi Freedom underscores the importance of taking seriously reports and information on Syria's WMD capabilities.'.
(34) During his appearance before the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives on September 25, 2003, Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, stated that out of the 278 third-country nationals who were captured by coalition forces in Iraq, the `single largest group are Syrians'.
SEC. 3. SENSE OF CONGRESS.
It is the sense of Congress that--
(1) the Government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally halt support for terrorism, permanently and openly declare its total renunciation of all forms of terrorism, and close all terrorist offices and facilities in Syria, including the offices of Hamas, Hizballah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--General Command;
(2) the Government of Syria should--
(A) immediately and unconditionally stop facilitating transit from Syria to Iraq of individuals, military equipment, and all lethal items, except as authorized by the Coalition Provisional Authority or a representative, internationally recognized Iraqi government;
(B) cease its support for `volunteers' and terrorists who are traveling from and through Syria into Iraq to launch attacks; and
(C) undertake concrete, verifiable steps to deter such behavior and control the use of territory under Syrian control;
Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi chose the occasion of 16th NAM summit to slam the "oppressive" Syrian regime. Egypt is considered one of the United States' strongest allies in the Middle East and Arab World...
Al-Moallem: The Syrian Delegation Withdrew from NAM Summit during Speech of the Summit's Former President
Aug 30, 2012 - TEHRAN (SANA)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, on Thursday stressed that the Syrian delegation went out from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit currently held in Tehran while the former president of the summit, Mohammad Mursi, was delivering his speech.
Al-Moallem said the Syrian delegation's withdrawal from the meeting came in protest of the content of Mursi's speech which constituted a breach of the conventions of the summit's presidency and an interference in Syria's internal affairs and in rejection of the instigation for continuing the shedding of the Syrian blood included in the speech.
The Minister added that the Syrian delegation to the NAM summit reentered to follow up the summit's activities after the end of Mursi's speech.
On July 16th 2012, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks with the leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) junta, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo.
Gatilov: Ban Ki-moon Acknowledges that Armed Opposition Shoulder Responsibility of Escalating Violence in Syria
MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, stressed that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged in a letter to the chairman of the Security Council concerning the implementation of the international resolution on settling the situation in Syria that the armed opposition shoulder the responsibility of escalating violence in Syria in general, and in Aleppo in particular.
Russia Today website reported Gatilov as saying on his Twitter account that the UN Secretary-General has offered objective assessment of the situation in Syria and acknowledged that the escalation of the crisis in Aleppo is because of the attacks of gunmen, pointing out that it is important that the UN Secretary-General calls for maintaining the UN presence in Syria to provide objective information about the situation in the country and to remain in contact with all parties.
Earlier, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a letter sent to France’s Representative to the UN Gérard Araud, who is chairing the UN Security Council currently, that members of the armed opposition had launched attacks in Damascus and Aleppo.
The website of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by Washington that doesn’t stop its war propaganda and its military aid to the gangs in Syria. Some days ago, journalist Ali Abbas, head of the Internal News Department at SANA, was killed.
Aug 12, 2012
TEHRAN, (SANA) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili affirmed that democracy in Syria cannot be achieved by sending armed terrorists into it, calling for giving the Syrian people a chance to decide their own destiny and stressing that resolving the crisis in Syria cannot be done through foreign interference.
In an interview with Al-Alam TV, Jalili said that he pointed out to UN Envoy Kofi Annan during a visit to Tehran that the solution in Syria can be only achieved through democracy and allowing the Syrians to decide their own future and destiny, but this cannot be achieved through armed assaults and sending militants and terrorists; rather it’s achieved through the public willpower, not the desires of the centers of power and wealth.
He reiterated that the solution in Syria is internal, and not through national interference, noting that his country underlined articles for ending the crisis which are ending violence and bloodshed, entering national dialogue, and then holding free and fair elections.
Jalili pointed out that some of the countries that claim to be part of the solution in Syria are actually part of the problem as they are want to destabilize Syria, calling for exerting efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.
He also noted that Syria and its people are paying the price of their firm and principled positions in support of the resistance, adding that the US has clearly declared that it has specific goals and interests regarding what is happening in Syria.
Jalili said that President Bashar al-Assad is still in power despite all pressure and conspiracies because he has popular support, with the popular willpower in general on his side and the side of the resistance.
He also denied that the Iranian Revolution Guard has any involvement in Syria’s internal affairs, saying that such rumors aim to harm the Syrian-Iranian relations.
H. Sabbagh, SANA
The website of the Syrian News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by Washington that doesn’t stop its war propaganda and its military aid to the gangs in Syria.
As was the case in the war against Iraq and Libya, the U.S. and its allies which were the first to use chemical weapons against civilians during their colonial wars, talk now about a 'threat of chemical weapons' to justify their war against Syria...
U.S. used napalm in Falluja
By David Hoskins
Nov 17, 2005 - New evidence came to light earlier this month that confirmed reports in Workers World newspaper and elsewhere that the U.S. military had used internationally banned chemical weapons, including white phosphorus and napalm, during its November 2004 attack on Falluja.
The U.S. government adamantly denied these reports at the time. Reports of the alleged U.S. war crimes were notably absent from the pages of most Western newspapers and there was virtually no discussion of the issue on cable news stations or talk radio. Al Jazeera’s facility in Iraq was forcibly shut down in an attempt to stifle journalistic inquiry into these reports.
Now, almost a year later, Italian state television RAI has produced a documentary confirming that U.S. forces in fact used white phosphorus and MK77 Mod 5—a napalm derivative—in Falluja. And the Guardian of London has called Falluja an atrocity on the scale of Mylai and Guernica, estimating 7,000 civilian dead.
While MK77 Mod 5 uses a formula consisting of a smaller concentration of benzene, the effects are exactly the same as napalm. The use of these incendiary wea pons is a violation of the 1980 UN Conven tion on Certain Conventional Weapons.
Workers World newspaper had published an article in its Dec. 2, 2004, issue based on a talk by Workers World Party Secre tariat member Sara Flounders in which she described how the use of illicit chemical weapons, poison gas and bunker busters had virtually destroyed the city of Falluja.
Jeff Englehart, a former soldier in the U.S. 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, says in the Italian documentary that he saw “burned bodies, burned children and burned women.” Entitled “Falluja: The Hidden Massacre,” the film contains video footage showing the bodies of civilian women and children following the U.S. air and artillery bombardment.
The innocent victims appear to have been burned to the bone. Others have partially melted flesh hanging from their bodies. These chemical weapons primarily affect the flesh of their targets. The evidence leaves no doubt that the victims were unarmed and in civilian clothing at the time of their deaths.
Orders to shoot children
Describing the United States’ intention to target civilians in Falluja, Englehart states that he was told by military superiors going into Falluja that “every single person that was walking, talking, breathing was [an] enemy combatant. As such every single person that was walking down the street or in a house was a target.” Englehart confirms that soldiers had orders to shoot children as young as 10 years old.
The use of white phosphorus and napalm in Falluja is just another example of criminal action and conspiracy to hide the truth. It fits into a domestic and international agenda to reshape world politics in favor of the extreme right wing of the U.S. ruling class. The breakup of the Soviet Union emboldened the most conservative sector of U.S. imperialism and its allies to try to assume for themselves absolute control of the world.
Recent news reports have provided myriad instances of criminality, corruption and conspiracy. Since 2004 alone, troops directed by the Bush administration have been caught committing torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, desecrating the Koran in the concentration camp in Guantanamo in occupied Cuba and now using internationally banned chemical weapons in Falluja.
The U.S. government first lied in 2002-2003, claiming the existence of massive amounts of chemical weapons in Iraqi hands, to justify the invasion of Iraq. The same U.S. government then turned its own arsenal of chemical weapons against innocent civilians in Falluja and has now been caught lying in an attempt to cover up its criminal actions.
Photo: The U.S. used napalm, mustard gas, and nerve gas when it attacked Fallujah in November 2004.
The Russian and Chinese leaders are naive.
They believed only in the U.N. while the U.S. and its allies, provided the terrorist gangs in Syria secretly with modern weapons, logistic support and sophisticated satellite technology.
May 7, 2012
13 years since NATO bombing of Chinese Embassy
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Serbia Zhang Wanxue, Belgrade correspondents of the Chinese media and representatives of the Association of Serbian Journalists (UNS) paid on Monday respects to the Chinese journalists killed in the NATO bombing that took place 13 years ago.
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Serbia Zhang Wanxue, Belgrade correspondents of the Chinese media and representatives of the Association of Serbian Journalists (UNS) on Monday paid respects to the Chinese journalists killed in the NATO bombing that took place 13 years ago.
They laid wreaths at the site of the former Chinese embassy in New Belgrade, which at 11:45 p.m. on May 7, 1999, suffered a blast that left three Chinese journalists dead.
In 2009, then Chinese Ambassador to Belgrade Wei Jinghua and Belgrade Mayor Dragan Djilas unveiled a plaque in memory of the Chinese journalists: Xu Xinghu and Zhu Ying, correspondents of the Guang Ming Daily, and Shao Yunhuan, a correspondent of the Xinhua news agency.
Water Supply Systems in Damascus Countryside Suffer SYP 21 Million in Losses Caused by Sabotage Acts
Aug 7, 2012 - DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (SANA) – Water supply systems in Damascus countryside have suffered up to SYP 21 million in losses because of Sabotage acts and attacks perpetrated by armed terrorist groups.
Director General of Drinking Water Establishment, Hussam Hreidin, pointed out that damages affected the buildings and vehicles of the establishment, adding the armed terrorist groups are attacking the employees while they are repairing what has been sabotaged in some areas.
He called on citizens to take part in protecting the water units as they provide water to all people, adding that the goal of sabotaging the water supply systems is preventing the establishment from delivering drinking water to citizens in low prices.
Photo: While Syria is systematically destroyed, the 'first ladies' of the rich western countries feast...
Aug 6, 2012 - The UK newspaper Guardian reported on June 22 that the Saudi regime would pay the salary of the members of the terrorist Free Syrian Army to encourage “mass defections from the military and… pressure” the Damascus government.
On June 21, the New York Times reported that a group of CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey and that the agents are helping the anti-Syria governments decide which gangs inside the Arab country will receive arms to fight the Syrian government.
The foreign-backed insurgents in Syria comprise of extremist elements, including al-Qaeda militants. A German intelligence report estimates that around 90 percent of the terror attacks in Syria are carried out by al-Qaeda affiliates.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and insurgents’ are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence, while the opposition accuses the security forces of killing protesters.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed insurgents are foreign nationals.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ken Stone with the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, from Ontario, to further discuss the issue.
The following is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Welcome to the program. First of all, recently reports have come out about Obama's secret authorization for providing support to the militants in Syria; we know Turkey is providing training and logistical support to these rebels as well. Why is it that these governments are supporting the very groups to topple Assad that they have not tolerated elsewhere: namely Al-Qaeda and the Kurdish militants?
Stone: Well, the intervention in Syria by the West, which the Harper government of Canada is accomplice in, is an attempt under the guise of humanitarian intervention to effect regime change.
And one of the means that they are using to effect the regime change, which is illegal under international law and United Nations Charter, is to insert terrorists into Syria to terrorize whole neighborhoods, to kill Syrian police and army and basically to provide an excuse using the old canard of humanitarian intervention for military intervention by the armies of NATO and the West.
Press TV: Well, footage upon footage shows how these armed rebels use heavily populated civilian city centers to launch their assaults. Aren’t such tactics very far off from the “people's revolution” the Western media has portrayed the situation in Syria as?
Stone: Absolutely. The hypocrisy in the west and the media in the West and the governments of the West including the Harper government of Canada is boundless.
On one hand they are supposed to be supporting the Annan peace plan to bring peace to Syria through diplomacy and dialogue, but really what they are doing through this so-called Friends of Syria, which is really a misnomer, of which the government of Canada is a part is to arm and equip a bunch of mercenaries to go into this country and portray it as supporting and protecting the people against the government.
While, actually the opposite is the case. It is the west that is using mercenaries, including al-Qaeda mercenaries, to create an insurrection in Syria and then provide an excuse for regime change by the West.
Press TV: Where is this headed though? Do you see this escalating into a full blown military assault on Syria by NATO and its allies, or do you think that maybe the West is going to run with this proxy war in order to achieve its purposes in Syria?
Stone: Well, at this point it is difficult to say. At the moment, governments like the Harper government of Canada are denying that they are considering a full scale military intervention, but at the same time the Foreign Minister [of Canada] John Baird said on July 25th that Canada is already participating in talks for a post Assad government, which means that they have already said in their minds that they are going to overthrow the government of Syria.
They do not tell us here if they are planning just to continue supporting and instigating terrorism in Syria which would perhaps in the long run undermine the Syrian government or if they are looking for some excuse, some supposed massacre.
They have portrayed to the media a number of massacres which they tried to pin on the government of Syria and later turned out to be the work of the insurgents.
So it is possible that they could just keep on financing this because they got endless money from Qatar and Saudi Arabia or perhaps they are waiting for some incidence to a Libyan-style intervention or Yugoslavian-style intervention or Iraqi-style intervention or an Afghanistan-style intervention. We do not know but we know something is coming.
Photo: Chinese embassy Belgrade, bombed by NATO
Are the CIA and British MI6 (Military Intelligence) responsible for the suicide bombing of July 18, 2012 that was called the 'final battle for the capital' and that killed three men at the heart of President Assad's defence team ?
Some days ago President Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for the armed gangs seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government (but probably there were already secret missions without the U.S. Senate was informed about).
And yesterday the British Daily Mail reported that Britain is secretly providing the armed groups in Syria with the latest satellite phones...
Daily Mail: Britain Is Secretly Equipping Armed Groups in Syria with Latest Satellite Phones
August 5, 2012 - LONDON, (SANA) - Britain is secretly providing the armed groups in Syria with the latest satellite phones that are designed to resist water, dust and shock, the British Daily Mail reported.
"The supply of the latest generation of handsets is part of the Foreign Office’s mission to mould militias into a coalition capable of governing the country," said an article published on Sunday.
It highlighted that the phones that are being supplied to the terrorist groups are used by the Ministry of Defense as they are "designed for rugged environments and are shock, dust and water resistant."
The newspaper cited British government sources as confirming that the "Foreign Office is teaching negotiation and ‘stabilisation’ skills to opposition leaders, and advising on how to address the Syrian people and international audiences," a mission that "is complicated by the expansion of the conflict to all Syria’s major cities."
The Daily Mail reported, according to military experts, that "the presence of Foreign Office officials and the provision of training and equipment to the opposition means that British Special Forces are likely to be operating in Syria."
It indicated that teams from those units are believed to be infiltrating into Syria from their bases in Jordan.
The British newspaper quoted a former British Army commander, Richard Kemp, a former member of the Government’s Joint Intelligence Committee, as saying "The UK Government cannot give practical support to the rebels without a presence inside Syria, and any Foreign Office officials seeking to liaise with the opposition leaders would require close protection from Special Forces."
British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, announced last week that Britain is stepping up what he called 'practical help' to the armed terrorist groups in Syria in the coming weeks.
Hague did not reveal the nature of this help, but said that more details on this additional support to the Syrian opposition will be provided soon.
'Three men at the heart of President Assad's defence team have died in a suicide bombing, Syrian state TV says'
BBC News, 18 July 2012 - The president's defence minister, brother-in-law and head of his crisis team were at a meeting at national security headquarters in Damascus.
No footage has yet emerged of the attack in which the national security chief and interior minister were also said to have been wounded.
It comes as rebels claim to have launched an offensive on the capital.
For the past three days, rebels have fought with troops in several parts of the city, declaring their operation, entitled Damascus Volcano, a final battle for the capital.
The rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) and a jihadist group calling itself Lord of the Martyrs Brigade both said they were behind the security headquarters bombing.
Mass Rally in Sydney in Solidarity with Syria
SYDNEY, (SANA) – More than 7000 Syrian, Arab and Australian people participated in the mass rally organized by "Australians for Syria" group in cooperation with other youth groups and figures from the Syrian and Arab communities in Australia.
Syria's Honorary Consul to Sydney, Maher Dabbagh, said that the participants wanted to stress to the whole world that Syria is strong in the face of the most severe attack launched by the West and the oil monarchies.
The gathering crowds reiterated solidarity with Syria and their standing by its leadership, people and army, expressing thanks to the friendly countries over their stances towards Syria.
The participants toured main streets of Sydney City and stopped in front of the Office of the Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr condemning the Australian official stance and Carr's statements against Syria.
R. Raslan/ M. Ismael
Washington bombs us daily with war propaganda
All the information about Syria that doesn't match the American war propaganda, is censored.
Washington regularly blocks also the website of the Syrian government on http://www.sana.sy/index_eng.html
Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading, Violates International Legitimacy Principles
NEW YORK, (SANA) - Syria's Permanent Representative in the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, on Friday said that the draft resolution on Syria submitted by Saudi Arabia to the UN General Assembly is hysteric and misleading, violating all international legitimacy principles, primarily the principle of respecting national sovereignty and non-interference in countries' internal affairs.
In a speech before the UN General Assembly, al-Jaafari stressed that the Qatari-Saudi-western draft resolution serves only the interests of Israel.
Al-Jaafari said that adopting the draft resolution sends a wrong message to extremists and terrorists in Syria and elsewhere, since the terrorist acts these people carry out as an alternative to dialogue and peaceful settlements are encouraged and supported by UN member countries, which will only exacerbate the situation, increase violence and strengthen terrorism in Syria and the entire region, which will eventually cause terrorism to reach the very areas that spawned it, including some of the countries that adopted the draft resolution.
He pointed out to the irony in that the countries adopting the resolution presented it under article 34 on the prevention of armed conflicts, while these very same countries have had a considerable part in the militarization of the situation in Syria and pushing it away from the desired political solution by providing weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, adding that the French Foreign Minister admitted to this three days ago when he acknowledged that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are delivering weapons to these groups, while some western media outlets confirmed that US anti-aircraft Stinger missiles have reached these armed groups via Turkey.
Al-Jaafari said that some of the countries which adopt the draft resolution are leading a hysteric political media and intelligence campaign against Syria, funding and arming the armed terrorist groups – not to the peaceful, honest internal national opposition – and providing them with logistic support, adding that some of these countries also provide media and political cover to the armed groups and impose unilateral sanctions that contradict the six-point plant and pose an injustice on the Syrian people in a manner violating UN resolution, which further exacerbated the humanitarian situation on the ground, while at the same time these same sides bemoan the humanitarian situation in their statements.
He stressed that if these countries voicing concern over the humanitarian situation in Syria were truly honest in their concern, they would have allocated the billions of dollars spend of funding, arming and equipping terrorists with communication devices for humanitarian aid, noting that all promises made by these countries regarding humanitarian aid were mere deceptions as no-one in Syria saw any such aid even months after agreeing to the humanitarian response plan with the UN.
Al-Jaafari added that some of the countries that adopted the draft, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, cannot be considered as examples of democracy and respecting human rights, as these countries are governed by oligarchic, tyrannical regimes that don't hesitate to suppress their people and murder protestors, adding that the state of human rights and basic liberties in them is considered among the worst in the world according to documented reports by human rights organizations and opposition sources abroad.
He went on to affirm that other countries that adopted the draft are among the direct contributors to the deterioration of the situation in Syria, and that they have no credibility in terms of commitment to UN resolution in light of prior experiences, as many of these countries manipulated such resolutions and tailored them to fit their interests as to permit them to partake in military intervention in other countries using pretexts of disarming weapons of mass destruction, protecting human rights, protecting civilians, and other noble principles that were never truly among these countries goals; rather they were mere slogans employed to interfere in other countries' affairs, topple governments and plunge countries into chaos, civil wars and sectarian infighting.
Al-Jaafari warned against the danger of the UN General Assembly becoming a cover for spreading "Halal" - "legal" - terrorism and undermining stability and security around the world through political, financial and media pressure, or having the Assembly be used to give legitimacy to agendas that shook most member countries' faith in the rule of law on the international level, particularly after the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya and the manipulation of the resources of several developing countries, particularly in Africa.
He pointed out that during the current crisis, Syria witnessed a series of terrorist bombings, and that the Syrian authorities arrested and killed large numbers of Arab and non-Arab terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda and other extremist, Salafi and Wahabi organizations linked to Al Qaeda in terms of mentality and ideology.
Al-Jaafari pointed out to the contradiction in some countries – which always claimed to denounce terrorism and Al Qaeda and waged wars on this basis – are directly or indirectly supporting the growing terrorist activities of Al Qaeda and other extremist groups in Syria to serve "creative chaos" as it is well-known that some countries facilitated, funded and instigated the sending of terrorist to Syria, which explains why those who submitted the draft didn't refer to these terrorists at all as this would indict them.
He went on to say that while many western countries are combating Salafi, Wahabi and Takfiri sleeper terrorists cells in their territories, the same countries are working hard to activate such cells in Syria, with some countries carrying out a methodical campaign of promoting violence and terrorism to Syria despite the fact that UN laws prohibit such acts and equate instigation of these crimes to committing them.
Al-Jaafari wondered of this draft resolution actually aims at invoking international law to hold those responsible for terrorism, violence and acts of murder and vandalism in Syria responsible for their crimes.
He called on member countries to not vote for it so that they do not become indirect accomplices in supporting chaos and terrorism and interfering in countries' internal affairs and legalizing unilateral sanctions, calling on them to vote against it to support UN principles that equate countries in sovereignty and respect people's right of self-determination.
He added that Syria was expecting from Saudi Arabia to submit a draft resolution to liberate the Saudi islands in the Red Sea which were occupied by Israel instead of faking sorrow over the Syrians and manipulating the fate of Palestinian refugees in Syria.
Al-Jaafari went on to say that Saudi and Qatari media wasn't content with targeting Syria; it also targeted him and his family members in an immoral manner to extort him, with Saudi and Qatari media attacking him directly for hours-long programs and fabricating lies and allegations defaming his family, not to mention hosting social interaction sites that encourage murder and make lists of Syrians to be killed in Syria and outside it, wondering if this is how terrorism is combated or how diplomacy is carried out.
"You're all ambassadors and defend your countries' interest; this is something, and being targeted along with your families is another thing which I leave to your conscience," he said, adding that many threats of murder were directed at him and other Syrian diplomats from sites based in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United States.
Al-Jaafari concluded by saying that the General Assembly Chairman assumed a position towards the draft resolution in advance, which violates the General Assembly's internal laws which require the Chairman to be neutral and direct the session impartially, noting that this is the tenth such violation committed by the Chairman during his chairing of the Assembly.
Cuba's Representative to the UN: Ending Violence in Syria Requires Stop Funding and Arming of Terrorists
In turn, Cuba's Representative to the UN said that the draft resolution doesn't resolve the Syrian crisis, rather it increases violence and treats the issue in a biased and non-objective manner, paving the way to military intervention which Cuba will not support.
He said that ending violence and terrorism requires preventing the funding and arming of terrorists, adding that Europeans want to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign country and change its government to meet the interests of the United States and others.
The Representative voiced regret over the misuse of mass media to wage campaigns and instigate further bloodshed, affirming that Cuba opposes foreign intervention in countries' internal affairs, expressing support to the right of the Syrians in implementing reforms without foreign interference.
Venezuela's Representative to the UN: Syria Faces Opposition that Resorts to Terrorism
For his part, Venezuela's Representative to the UN said that the Syrian government is not facing a democratic and peaceful opposition, adding that Syria is facing an opposition that supports and resorts to terrorism, adding that this opposition is receiving foreign support and refusing dialogue.
In a speech before the UN General Assembly, Venezuela representative said that the draft resolution suggests taking steps for foreign intervention in a sovereign country, which makes the draft non-objective and in violation of humanitarian principles.
"Venezuela takes its stances under the principle of respecting the sovereignty and national unity of the independent countries, that is why we hope that this draft will be rejected," he added.
He stressed that funding and arming the armed groups of the opposition is a violation of the international laws and the UN Charter, urging all the UN organization to provide aid to the Syrian people with full respect of the Syrian sovereignty.
He also stressed the need to end violence regardless of form and source, and that political dialogue is the only way to resolve the Syrian crisis, adding that his country supported the Plan of UN Envoy Kofi Annan and regrets his resignation and the fact that warmongers destroyed Annan's plan.
The Representative voiced Venezuela's support for the efforts exerted by Russia to resolve the Syrian crisis and the decision suggested by Russia and China in this regard, noting that colonialist countries are imposing sanctions against Syria and continue to push draft resolutions in the General Assembly that interfere in Syria's internal affairs and suit the goals of terrorists.
Brazilian and Iranian Representatives to the UN Stress Need for All Sides in Syria to Engage in National Dialogue
To this effect, Brazil's Representative stressed the need for everyone to engage in national dialogue, and for the international community to guarantee the implementation of Annan's plan through actions, not just words.
Similarly, the Iranian Representative voiced regret that some of the countries pushing for the draft are supporting terrorists, noting that the draft resolutions involves sanctions on Syria while the Syrians are suffering from the repercussions of the crisis, and that calls for sanctions constitutes group punishment against Syrians.
He stressed that the international community must call for ceasing the funding and arming of terrorist groups in Syria, expressing Iran's regret over Annan's resignation and noting that some countries sought to hinder Annan's work by saying that they will seek methods outside the UN and the Security Council to deal with the Syrian situation.
The Iranian Representative voiced deep concern over the regional repercussions of violating Syria's territorial sovereignty by some sides, calling on all Syrian political forces to engage in dialogue and reiterating his country's readiness to host talks between the government and the opposition.
He also said that current draft resolution is unbalanced, unilateral and isn't reflective of the reality in Syria, sending a wrong message.
Meanwhile, Qatar's representative once again violated the UN Charter which calls for the Assembly's Chairman to be objective and neutral towards any draft resolution, then went on to boast about his government's achievements in conspiring against the Syrian people and issuing a statement based on the reports of al-Jazeera and rife with lies and allegations.
He also bemoaned the Security Council which – thanks to Russia and China's moral position – prevented the undermining of Syria's sovereignty.
Similar to the representative of Al Thani, the representative of Al Saud recited a statement which seemed to have been written by Israel with the aim of revitalizing the delusions of terrorist groups after their crushing defeats at the hand of the Syrian Arab Army.
The Saudi representative completely ignored the crimes committed by the mercenaries of the Saudi regime who are running amok in Syria and spoke of a political solution, ignoring the fact that a political solution requires non-interference in countries' affairs and launching dialogue, not sending weapons and extremist mercenaries to Syria.
He also ignored Arab and western media reports confirming the responsibility of terrorists groups of massacres and bombings in Syria, hypocritically talking about the need to prevent the shedding of Syrians' blood in clear disregard for the fact that Al Saud support terrorists organizations with the aim of undermining the stability of countries that reject their U.S. masters' hegemony.
In turn, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced regret that the Security Council couldn't pass a resolution to justify foreign intervention in Syria, and he didn't forget to shed tears over the humanitarian state of the Syrian people while pushing for a resolution that would impose more sanctions on them.
Ki-moon blamed the Syrian leadership, alleging that it didn't commit fully to Annan's plan, conveniently neglecting to mention any responsibility on the part of the armed groups, contradicting himself by saying that government's are responsible for protecting their people while blaming the Syrian government which is confronting mercenary terrorist groups that are killing Syrians.
12 countries in the General Assembly voted against the non-binding draft resolution on Syria, while 31 countries declined to vote on this Saudi-presented resolution which aims at interfering in Syria's affairs and imposing more sanctions on the Syrian people.
M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh