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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:27 pm

There is a fair bit of evidence in Amnesty International reports over the years, and some of these crimes would probably constitute crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute (see article 7), but there is only one sure way of finding out.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:There is a fair bit of evidence in Amnesty International reports over the years, and some of these crimes would probably constitute crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute (see article 7), but there is only one sure way of finding out.


...........and this is what the US should have initiated, rather than a missile attack on a sovereign State without any evidence? :roll:

Damascus Officially Invited OPCW Experts to Investigate Idlib Incident – Lavrov

The Syrian government has officially invited experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) headquarters to investigate the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian opposition claimed on April 4 forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used a chemical gas on people in the northwestern province, killing nearly 80 and injuring 200. Assad argued his government has no chemical weapons after agreeing to have them destroyed in 2013. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

"The government has officially invited the experts by sending a relevant invitation to the organization in The Hague," Lavrov said after a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Than in Moscow.
Russia will insist, including in the UN Security Council, that the OPCW experts should be sent to the site of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib as well as to the airbase targeted by an US missile strike as soon as possible, Lavrov said.

"We find it necessary to conduct a thorough, objective, impartial and professional investigation and will insist, in the framework of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and in New York, in the United Nations, on sending inspectors to the site of the incident as well as to the airport, where, according to our colleagues' claims, shells with chemical weapons had been equipped."

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201704 ... rov-idlib/

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:29 pm

22.25 and onwards

Lots of sounds of Jet Engines, possibly coming from Akrotiri. A big roar like a plane taking off, reducing nouse, then repeat. At least half a dozen times.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby kurupetos » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:55 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:22.25 and onwards

Lots of sounds of Jet Engines, possibly coming from Akrotiri. A big roar like a plane taking off, reducing nouse, then repeat. At least half a dozen times.

Tesla engines are still expensive, dog. :cry:
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:21 pm

kurupetos wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:22.25 and onwards

Lots of sounds of Jet Engines, possibly coming from Akrotiri. A big roar like a plane taking off, reducing nouse, then repeat. At least half a dozen times.

Tesla engines are still expensive, dog. :cry:


If YOU can hear the engine of a Tesla over the sort of distance I am from Akrotiri there is something wrong with YOUR hearing....


Next inane comment from Kuru, please?
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:25 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:22.25 and onwards

Lots of sounds of Jet Engines, possibly coming from Akrotiri. A big roar like a plane taking off, reducing noise, then repeat. At least half a dozen times.


It went on for most of the night , at least till the early hours, although I think the noise level is dependent a lot on wind direction. Prevailing wind is from the west normally so it blows the noise over the sea to the east

We have unobstructed line of sight to RAF Akrotiri from some 400m+ above them and the noise can sometimes keep you awake at night. It also frightens the cat ..... that disturbs the dog, ......who then spends the next couple of hours growling every time one takes off. I would hate to live in Akrotiri village having been there one evening when one took off .... everything rattled and the noise was deafening. :wink:
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby kurupetos » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:49 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:22.25 and onwards

Lots of sounds of Jet Engines, possibly coming from Akrotiri. A big roar like a plane taking off, reducing nouse, then repeat. At least half a dozen times.

Tesla engines are still expensive, dog. :cry:


If YOU can hear the engine of a Tesla over the sort of distance I am from Akrotiri there is something wrong with YOUR hearing....


Next inane comment from Kuru, please?

Ok, your silly. :?
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:30 am

...the story of a Syrian town by the Golan Heights, interesting reading,

Hadar, a Druze town with a population of 10,000, according to local officials, has a unique story. Nestled on the Syrian face of Jabal al-Sheikh, Hadar directly faces the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, where the Shouting Valley separates it by just a few hundred meters from the Israeli-occupied Druze town of Majdal Shams. A few hundred meters up Jabal al-Sheikh, perched on its peak, sits one of Israel’s largest military intelligence stations. It carefully monitors all activity in the Golan on one side and in Lebanon’s Shebaa and beyond on the other.

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:10 pm

An assessment of the White House report that propted Trump to attack Syria with his 59 Tomahawk missiles. Dr. Theodore Postol was a direct recipient of the report. It would suggest that the ‘inteligence’ was flawed and could even have been dilberately distorted and falsified just to prompt the response it did.

Assessment of White House Intelligence Report About Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria - By Dr. Theodore Postol - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) …….Global Research, April 13, 2017

Text below is an assessment of the White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017.

Dear Larry,

I am responding to your distribution of what I understand is a White House statement claiming intelligence findings about the nerve agent attack on April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. My understanding from your note is that this White House intelligence summary was released to you sometime on April 11, 2017.

I have reviewed the document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria at roughly 6 to 7 a.m. on April 4, 2017.

In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the document points to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft, on the morning of April 4. This conclusion is based on an assumption made by the White House when it cited the source of the sarin release and the photographs of that source. My own assessment, is that the source was very likely tampered with or staged, so no serious conclusion could be made from the photographs cited by the White House.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/assessment-of-white-house-intelligence-report-about-nerve-agent-attack-in-khan-shaykhun-syria/5584867


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White House Intelligence Report Provided To Me [Author] on April 11, 2017 [Full text of Report]
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed May 24, 2017 12:59 am

The Syrian regime on Sunday regained total control of the central city of Homs with the evacuation of rebels from the last area they had controlled.

The Russian-supervised evacuation of the Waer district was the latest blow to the insurgents by regime troops backed by their Russian and Iranian allies.

Since December, the rebels have lost their former bastion of Aleppo and nearly all of the areas they controlled in Damascus.

This latest setback is mostly symbolic, however, as most of the rebels had been driven out of Homs in 2014 after two years of bombardment and stifling siege.

"The last bus (with evacuees on board) has left the Waer neighbourhood," Homs provincial governor Talal Barazi told AFP. On Saturday, he had said that 3,000 evacuees, including 700 rebels, were due to be taken out of Waer.

"There are no more weapons or armed men in Waer... we can declare Homs to be a secure city," Barazi said, referring to the rebels.

He added that the Syrian security services had now entered the former rebel bastion.

The Russian-supervised operation began two months ago and has been carried out over several weeks.

Under the deal, opposition fighters are granted safe passage by the government out of Homs to rebel-held areas elsewhere in Syria.



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...for the record.
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