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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:59 am

Svetlana wrote:So, Yialoser, you condemn the Israelis when they killed Arabs who were fighting for their freedom, but endorse Arabs when they kill 7,500 other Arabs fighting for their freedom....have I missed something?


Whos killed 7500 Arabs? Because it's not Assad you silly girl, yes you're missing a few million brain cells. :evil:

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:45 am

Bananiot wrote:It is amazing, but not unexplainable, the fact that all the fascists of Cyprus supported or support, Saddam, Mubarak, Gaddafi, Assad, Ahmadinejad and throw their poison at the West while trying to explain the stance of the West as one of greed, expansion and brutality. Granted, the West is no saint, but these dictators?


Are these your friends? This never happened when Gaddafi was in power.

Libyan NTC Islamists Destroying British and Commonwealth War Cemetery Benghazi

Here is the true face of the people NATO helped desecrating and destroying head stones in the commonwealth war cemetery in Benghazi Libya these people are just savages ,excuse we burnt Korans in afghanistan.

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:56 am

Libya to give Syrian opposition $100 million in aid


TRIPOLI | Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:10am EST

(Reuters) - Libya will donate $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian opposition and allow them to open an office in Tripoli, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a further sign of its strong support for forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

Representatives from the Syrian National Council (SNC) visited Tripoli this week after Mustafa Abdel, chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), made the initial offer earlier this month to host an SNC office there.

Libya's new government was one of the first foreign states to recognize the SNC as the legitimate authority in Syria in October - a gesture it said showed solidarity following Libya's own struggle to oust Muammar Gaddafi and end 42 years of autocratic rule.

Asked whether Libya, which has its own hefty reconstruction needs after last year's war, could afford such aid, NTC spokesman Mohammed al-Harizy told Reuters: "There is no problem."

However he said it was too early to determine how the aid, including medicine and food, would be delivered: "We will see how this aid can be delivered. We don't know yet."

At an earlier news conference, Harizy said the NTC had decided on "financial support for humanitarian needs to the equivalent of $100 million."

"It will be up to the prime minister's office to determine the mechanism in collaboration with the Libyan aid authority and Libyan Red Crescent," he said, adding that Libyans should also donate and "support the Syrian revolution in the international arena."

Underlining the difficulty in reaching Syrians needing help, U.N. humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos said on Wednesday she was "deeply disappointed" Syria had refused to allow her to visit the country and assess the need for emergency relief in besieged towns.

Syrian troops launched a ground attack in Homs on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to overrun the rebel-held Baba Amro neighborhood that has endured 25 days of siege and fierce bombardment, opposition sources said.

Libya expelled the Syrian charge d'affaires and his Tripoli staff earlier this month in protest at the crackdown against Assad's opponents.

(Reporting by Taha Zargoun; Editing by Ben Harding)

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:12 am

URGENT:- Panetta - US Military Doesn't Need Congressional Permission For War

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:40 am

Russia Calls For Syrian Ceasefire As Reports Spread That Their Troops Are In The Country

Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, the BBC reports.

The official announcement came after Jakob Kellenberger, head of the ICRC, had been in Moscow to discuss a ceasefire arrangement with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"The two parties call for the Syrian government and all armed groups opposing it to immediately agree on a daily humanitarian ceasefire to allow the ICRC and the Red Crescent access to the wounded and to civilians who need to be evacuated," a statement from Russia's foreign ministry reads.

Russia has a close relationship with Syrian leader Syrian President Bashar al Assad, using a port in the country as a base for Mediterranean navy operations, and supplying as much as 78 percent of Syria’s weapons imports during the past five years, the Moscow Times reports.

The ceasefire move appears to show Russian patience with their Syrian allies faltering — previously Russia had vetoed 2 UN resolutions on the conflict, and earlier today there were damaging, though unconfirmed, reports earlier that Russian anti-terrorist forces had entered Syria.

One UN source told ABC News that if true, the reports of Russian troops in the country would be "a bomb".

It's possible that unprecedented violence in Damascus earlier today may have prompted the Russian change of heart.


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Re: The war against Syria

Postby kimon07 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:56 pm

At least 27 dead in Damascus bombings. Russians man Syrian air defenses
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2012, 2:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
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"Tuesday, March 13, Deputy Russian Defense Minister Alexei Antonov vigorously denied accusations that Russian Special Forces were stationed in Syria. He would only admit that “Syria has technical experts of the Russian military,” going on to explain: “For example, where we export tanks… we have to send technical experts to train our foreign counterparts to use the equipment.”
Intelligence sources confirm that the Russian official mentioned tanks, but not the 50 Pantsyr-S1 interceptor batteries, now the backbone of Syrian air and missile defenses, which Moscow sold Syria or that Russian military crews have since mid-January taken over their operation from Syrian personnel.
This is what Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, meant when he pointed out that “Syria's air defenses were five times more sophisticated as those in Libya, making airstrikes riskier and more complicated.”
So if the US, any NATO power, Turkey, Saudi Arabia or Qatar, is inclined to embark on military operations to enforce security zones in Syria under a protective umbrella of no fly-zones on the Libyan model, Gen. Dempsey warned them they would be lethally challenged by a dense network of sophisticated Russian-made air defenses operated by Russian experts. This network also shielded the Iranian airlift to Syria from attack."


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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:48 am

BBC caught lying

Oops, BBC: Iraq photo to illustrate Houla massacre?

Published: 28 May, 2012, 18:23
Edited: 29 May, 2012, 09:34



With the shock of the Houla tragedy ringing across the world, the BBC has released a story with a harrowing picture of rows and rows of children's bodies awaiting burial… But isn’t that post-Saddam Iraq?

­Photographer Marco di Lauro who took the shot grabbed by the BBC says he nearly “fell off his chair” after finding the picture on the network’s website with a caption reading: “Photo from Activist. This image – which cannot be independently verified – is believed to show bodies of children in Houla awaiting funeral.”


The picture was actually taken on March 27, 2003; it depicts an Iraqi boy jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad. The image, which is published on Marco di Lauro’s website, is part of his story Iraq, the Aftermath of Saddam.


Marco di Lauro takes photographs for Getty Images picture agency, his works have been published across Europe and the US. But the indication that the BBC picked his image from the internet, not from official stock worries him somewhat.


“What I am really astonished by is that a news organization like the BBC doesn't check the sources and it's willing to publish any picture sent it by anyone: activist, citizen journalist or whatever. That's all,” the photographer told The Daily Telegraph.


“Someone is using someone else’s picture for propaganda on purpose,” he added.


A BBC spokesman says the picture, illustrating Sunday night’s story "Syria Massacre in Houla Condemned as Outrage Grows," was taken down “immediately” when the source was identified.



“We were aware of this image being widely circulated on the internet in the early hours of this morning following the most recent atrocities in Syria. We used it with a clear disclaimer saying it could not be independently verified,” he added.


These words about information “which cannot be independently verified” have become a trademark of media coverage of the 14-month conflict in Syria. Before UN special envoy Kofi Annan brought his peace plan to the troubled Arab country, the Syrian government had remained reluctant to open borders to most international journalists.


But even now the bulk of information comes from people calling themselves opposition activists – via amateur videos uploaded to YouTube or eyewitness reports.


But sometimes it looks that the mantra “cannot be independently verified” serves as a disclaimer to publish information which wouldn’t stand a chance of ever being verified.

http://www.rt.com/news/bbc-iraq-syria-houla-400/
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:55 am

Syria not at fault in Houla massacre, government probe finds

BEIRUT — The Syrian government announced Thursday that the results of a preliminary investigation into the massacre of 108 civilians in the village of Houla proved that Syrian government forces were not responsible.

The announcement of the findings came as Houla residents reported that they had been targeted by renewed mortar and heavy machine-gun fire from Syrian army positions, and activists claimed that as many as 15 factory workers had been executed at a Syrian army checkpoint.

The fresh reports of violence suggested that the recent surge in international condemnation of the Syrian government’s behavior in the wake of the Houla killings last Friday has had little impact on the violence.

Brigadier Gen. Qassem Jamal Suleiman, head of the committee formed by the Syrian government to investigate the massacre, told a news conference in Damascus that 600 to 800 men belonging to “armed terrorist groups” had carried out the killings in Houla after launching attacks on Syrian forces earlier in the day Friday.

He said all the victims belonged to families “who refused to oppose the government and were at odds with the armed groups.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the massacre had been carried out by people who wanted to trigger international military intervention in Syria. “The Syrian army could not have committed a massacre like this,” he said at the news conference. “The international community is putting a spotlight on Houla because this is an area where there is a certain sect . . . in order to prove that what is happening in Syria has become a sectarian civil war.”

Residents of Houla, a collection of Sunni villages outside the city of Homs, claim that the killings were carried out by pro-government militias known as shabiha who came from nearby villages populated by Alawites, the minority Shiite sect to which the ruling Assad family belongs. U.N. monitors who are in the country to observe a very tenuous cease-fire have confirmed the deaths, and say 49 children and 34 women were among the victims.

A U.N. statement Sunday blamed the Syrian government for the deaths, signaling the harshest international condemnation yet of the regime led by President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising against his rule began 14 months ago.

Activists posted video on YouTube purporting to show evidence of what they said were fresh executions by government forces Thursday. The footage showed the bloodied and abused bodies of about a dozen men, who had been stopped at a Syrian army checkpoint outside the town of Buwayda, also in the troubled province of Homs.

The claims could not be independently verified because the Syrian government denies most foreign journalists access to the country.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syr ... story.html
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby kimon07 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:34 pm

Obama nixes French-Saudi plan to finish Assad by bombing his palace

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2012, 1:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Bashar Assad's fortified palace atop Mt. Qassioun
US President Obama recently vetoed a detailed Franco-Saudi plan for ending President Bashar Assad’s rule by means of a massive air strike against his palace that would at one fell swoop wipe him, his family and top leadership circle out, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report.
Their plan was for the presidential palace situated atop Mount Qassioun northeast of Damascus to be devastated by French warplanes taking off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier off Syria’s Mediterranean coast and Saudi and United Arab Emirates bombers flying in through Jordan.
http://www.debka.com/article/22041/Obam ... his-palace
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby kimon07 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:36 pm

Turkey ditches Syrian rebels. Will Israel attack Hizballah's Scuds?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2012, 7:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Two radical developments arising from the Syrian conflict are revealed by DEBKAfile: In an astonishing about face, Turkey has just turned away from its 14-month support for the anti-Assad revolt alongside the West and made common cause with Russia, i.e. Bashar Assad. Further exacerbating fears of a “proxy war” involving Israel, Iran and Syria, the Lebanese Hizballah is getting ready to bring its Scud D missiles, which can reach any point in Israel, and other advanced weapons, including anti-air missiles, out of secret storage in Syria and transfer them across the border to Lebanon. Two years ago, Israel issued an ultimatum through Washington that the Scuds would be destroyed if they were moved over to Hizballah’s launching pads in Lebanon.
The Lebanese Shiite group has since kept its most advanced hardware stashed at the Syrian Al Hame and Al Zabadani military bases near Damascus.
Now that Syrian rebel attacks are closing in on Syrian military targets, Tehran and Hizballah leaders are working on plans to get them across into Lebanon without exposing them to Israeli attack.
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