09/30/2012

Israel has long crossed nuclear red line

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If having nuclear bomb is 'crossing the red line', Israel, which has dozens of nuclear warheads and various kinds of weapons of mass destruction, has crossed the red line years ago and should be dealt with." (Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi)

MYA/HGH/SS

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/29/264142/israel-has...

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Syria: Mosque Preachers Condemn Terrorist Bombings

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Mosque Preachers Condemn Terrorist Bombings against General Staff Building and Martyrs' Sons Schools in Damascus

Sep 29, 2012 - DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Scholars and imams and preachers of mosques condemned in their sermons at Friday Prayers the terrorist bombings which recently targeted the General Staff building and the Martyrs' Sons Schools in Damascus and claimed the lives of a number of civilians and military members and injuring others.

The preachers pointed out that the terrorist bombings that target public and private properties , houses of worship and infrastructure are aimed at undermining Syria's position and forcing it to change its national and pan-Arab stances in service of the international Zionism's projects to weaken the resistance in the region.

They stressed that what the takfiris and terrorists are doing is a flagrant aggression on religion and a crime against humanity, affirming that victory is coming thanks to the awareness of the Syrian people and the solidness of its unity.

The imams underscored that the Syrians are now more determined to defeat the schemes of the US and its allies that are targeted against the Syrian people and their steadfastness in support of resistance.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/09/29/444137.htm

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Syria: National Solidarity - Popular March in Homs City

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Popular March in Homs City to Express Shared Amity 

Sept. 29, 2012 - HOMS, (SANA) - Citizens of the neighborhoods of al-Nuzha, Akrama, al-Zahraa, Ashira and Karm al-Louz in the city of Homs on Saturday went out on a popular march from al-Nuzha roundabout to Baba Amro neighborhood in an expression of shared amity.

With rice and national songs, the marchers were heartedly welcomed by the residents of Baba Amro neighborhood, who along with their fellow citizens planted an olive tree at the neighborhood's roundabout as a symbol of amity for each other.

Homs Governor, Ahmad Munir Mohammad, highlighted in a statement to SANA the importance of such initiatives in strengthening love and unity among the city's sons, stressing that "no matter how hard the enemies try, the Syrian people will remain strong and steadfast in the face of the conspiracies."

For his part, Jamal Nasr, head of 'Syria Is Our Home' campaign, said the aim of this march is to emphasize that "we are an invincible people that can't be defeated no matter how the conspirators try to spread their venom in Syria." "We are loyal to this homeland and to each other," Nasr reiterated.

The residents participating in the march considered this event as a step towards the comprehensive reconciliation in all Homs neighborhoods to pave the way for restoring Homs as it used to be.

"This meeting came to send a message to those who are funding terrorism that the Syrian people will continue to defend the homeland whatever the cost," Ahmad al-Sajj, a member of Baba Amro committee, told SANA reporter.

The participants stressed this activity is a proof to the whole world that the citizens of Homs city were raised on amity and tolerance, affirming that Syria will achieve victory thanks to the steadfastness of the Syrian Arab Army.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/09/29/444333.htm

Syria and the right to self-determination: Russia, Iraq

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Russia, Iraq Stress Rejection of Foreign Interference in Syria's Affairs

Sep 30, 2012 - MOSCOW, (SANA) – The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday said that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zibari on the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

In a statement, the Ministry stressed that the two sides stressed their rejection of foreign interference in the Syrian internal affairs and the importance of reaching a political solution for the crisis based on international law and Geneva agreement.

M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/09/30/444363.htm

09/28/2012

Salafist movement in Jordan sends now terrorists to Syria

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Photo: Thousands of people march in Benghazi during a protest against militias. The Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate that killed four Americans was the spark that ignited growing frustration with the armed groups that have proliferated since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. Continuing to chant anti-Ansar slogans, the crowd, swelling into the thousands, moved on to try to storm a separate compound where the powerful pro-government Rafallah al-Sahati militia was entrusted with guarding a big weapons store, and opened fire on the assailants. Looters carried weapons out of the compound as men chanted: "Say to Ansar al-Shariah: 'Benghazi will be your inferno!'"

Syrian crisis ? Spain in more serious situation than Greece...

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Spain in more serious situation than Greece

Spain Protesters Storm Parliament As They Rage Against Austerity, Many Beaten By Police

Sept. 25th, 2012 

MADRID — Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again.

More than 1,000 riot police blocked off access to the Parliament building in the heart of Madrid, forcing most protesters to crowd nearby avenues and shutting down traffic at the height of the evening rush hour.

Police used batons to push back some protesters at the front of the march attended by an estimated 6,000 people as tempers flared, and some demonstrators broke down barricades and threw rocks and bottles toward authorities.

Television images showed officers beating protesters in response, and an Associated Press television producer saw five people dragged away by police and two protesters bloodied. Spanish state TV said at least 28 were injured, including two officers, and that 22 people were detained. Independent Spanish media reported higher numbers that could not immediately be confirmed.

The demonstration, organized with an "Occupy Congress" slogan, drew protesters from all walks of life weary of nine straight months of painful economic austerity measures imposed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his solid majority of lawmakers. Smaller demonstrations Tuesday attracted hundreds of protesters in Barcelona and Seville.

Angry Madrid marchers who got as close as they could to Parliament, 250 meters (yards) away, yelled "Get out!, Get out! They don't represent us! Fire them!"

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09/27/2012

Le logement abordable et accessible à tous: un droit fondamental

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Le logement abordable et accessible à tous : un droit fondamental et une priorité pour le NPD

Vous avez été nombreux à partager vos récits et vos pistes de solutions à propos de la problématique du logement social, le 20 septembre dernier.

Cette assemblée publique était organisée de concert avec mes collègues Hélène Laverdière, députée de Laurier-Sainte-Marie et Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, députée d’Hochelaga et porte-parole de l’opposition officielle en matière de logement. 

Quand on apprend que plus de 21 000 ménages locataires de Rosemont, soit 43 % des locataires, vivent sous le seuil des besoins impérieux, on ne peut faire autrement qu’être particulièrement préoccupés. Trop de familles du Québec paient beaucoup trop cher pour se loger, alors que d’autres vivent dans des logements qui ne répondent pas à leurs besoins. La demande en logements sociaux au Canada est énorme, au point qu’un rapporteur des Nations Unies a déjà caractérisé la situation « d’urgence nationale ».
Or, le gouvernement Harper n’est pas du tout sensible à cette crise. « Pauvreté » et « logement social » ne font pas partie du dernier budget des Conservateurs. En 2014, nous vivrons une explosion d’échéance des subventions au logement social, et en 2040, la totalité des subventions actuelles seront échues. Et les Conservateurs n’ont pas de plan d’action. 
C’est dans cette optique que le NPD a entamé une tournée pour prendre le pouls de la situation et entendre les propositions de solutions des citoyens. L’une des solutions que nous privilégions est le projet de loi C-400, soit le développement d’une stratégie nationale sur le logement social. Selon nous, il ne fait aucun sens qu’un pays industrialisé comme le Canada ne soit pas encore doté d’une telle stratégie. 
Nous souhaitons travailler main dans la main avec tous les paliers de gouvernement pour soutenir l’accessibilité au logement social et coopératif, se pencher sur la lutte contre l’itinérance, aider les ménages à faibles revenus à améliorer l’efficacité énergétique de leur foyer et s’assurer que les logements sociaux soient adaptés aux besoins de leurs occupants. 
J’ai été touché par votre active participation à l’assemblée publique. Nous retenons vos suggestions : adaptation de la stratégie pour les aînés et les itinérants, promotion de la construction de logements locatifs auprès d’investisseurs, contrôle du prix des logements en fonction de la superficie, éducation populaire, accessibilité universelle, dépôt obligatoire des baux, diversification des investissements et regard public sur les actions des propriétaires, pour ne nommer que celles-là.
Au NPD, nous considérons que d’investir dans une stratégie sur le logement, c’est investir dans le bien-être des citoyens et dans leur avenir. Grâce à vos idées, nous pourrons travailler sur un projet de loi qui répondra davantage aux besoins réels de la population. C’est en unissant nos voix, chers amis, que notre message sera assez fort pour être entendu par le gouvernement Harper.

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09/24/2012

Human Rights First ! Russian aid arrives in Syria

Russian.Aid.Syria.jpgFirst Batch of Russian Aid Arrives with 38 Tons of Food Supplies

Sep 20, 2012

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- A Russian aircraft on Thursday arrived in Damascus International Airport carrying on board 38 tons of food supplies in aid to the families affected due to the crisis in Syria.

Deputy Director of Emergencies Department at the Russian Ministry of Extraordinary Situations, Alexander Bogdanov, said the Russian government decided to send humanitarian aid to Syria out of the friendly relations between both countries.

He noted that another aircraft scheduled to arrive tomorrow with a second batch of humanitarian aid will also be carrying 38 other tons of food supplies, indicating to the arrival of a third batch at a date to be determined later.

Bogdanov said that the cargo of today's aircraft included sugar, meat, milk and canned fish.

"This aid is an evidence of Russia's principled stances towards Syria and the strong and solid relations between the Syrian and Russian governments and peoples," said Assistant Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Hassan Hijazi.

He highlighted that the distribution of the food materials will be carried out through cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, in addition to the civil and non-government organizations.

For his part, Bassel Salah-Eddin, from the Public Relations Department at the SARC, stressed on coordination with the Ministry and civil organizations to ensure delivering the aid supplies to the affected people at the shelter centers and housing gatherings in the various provinces.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/09/20/442621.htm

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Who's responsible for terrorist attacks and the suffering of the Syrian people ?

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.

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.

09/20/2012

Syria: increasing foreign extremists armed by Washington and UK.

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Sep 20, 2012 - WASHINGTON, SANA - The Associated Press agency unveiled that foreign militants loyal to Islamic extremist movements are fighting alongside the armed terrorist gangs in Syria.

In a report published on Thursday, the AP said the influence of those militants is increasing more and more despite the claim of these gangs to deny the existence of foreign terrorists on the Syrian terrorists.

The agency mentioned one of the incidents that stresses the existence of foreign extremists fighting the Syrian Forces. " 12 bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians. A heavyset man in a brown gown stepped forward, announced he was Iraqi and fingered through the American passport he had confiscate, " the agency said, pointing out that he was accompanied by a number of men, many of whom appeared to have North African accents.

"We know all American journalists are spies. Now tell us what you are doing here and who you are spying for," the Iraqi man said in English.

"I really want to cut your head off right now," he added, but with the intervention of nearby villagers, the confrontation eventually was defused. But it underscored the unpredictable element that foreign fighters bring to the Syrian conflict.

The report said talk about the role of foreign jihadists in the Syrian civil war began in earnest, however, with the rise in suicide bombings. U.S. National Director of Intelligence James Clapper said in February that those attacks "bore the earmarks" of the jihadists in neighboring Iraq.

According to the confession of one of the armed terrorist groups' leader, the agency said there were maybe 500 jihadis involved in the battle for Aleppo, while a report from the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based Research and Study foundation, estimated a total of 1,200 to 1,500 foreign fighters in all of Syria.

While this is a small amount compared with the thousands of rebels estimated to be battling in Syria, Peter Harling of the International Crisis Group warned that the religious extremists will have an influence gunmen.

" I think numbers are irrelevant," Harling said, adding that the extremists are a "very important phenomenon in many ways. Their presence is very divisive, whether there are many or not."

The report went on to mention that the media center investigated and questioned any journalists they discovered who had written about foreign fighters being involved in the rebellion.

Despite their smaller numbers, the jihadis, many of whom are from foreign countries, bring experience in fighting guerrilla wars as well as their own supply lines for much needed weapons and ammunition, making them attractive to gunmen to join.

The jihadis also have a reputation for heading straight to the front lines. Few were in evidence in the Syrian countryside.

A French physician with Doctors Without Borders working near the front lines in Aleppo said in an interview last week that based on style of dress and what their companions said, half of the gunmen he treated were jihadis, both foreign and Syrian.

Dr. Jacques Pierre added Islamist militants seeking to turn Syria into a religious are growing in the ranks of the armed opposition and believe that they are fighting a holy war.

English Bulletin

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/09/20/442750.htm

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Who's responsible for terrorist attacks and the suffering of the Syrian people ?

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.

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.

Mensenrechten in België: Open Brief

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Hierbij volgt een Open Brief van 27.3.2011 gericht aan oud-justitieminister Stefaan De Clerck (CD&V), in verband met de tsjetjeense politieke vluchteling Arbi Zarmaev die tijdens zijn twee jaar durende opsluiting en isolatie in de gevangenissen van Hasselt en Brugge zo zwaar mishandeld werd dat hij bijna overleed.

Een jaar geleden werd Arbi Zarmaev na een intensieve campagne met de steun van verschillende internationale mensenrechtenverenigingen (pax Christi, Amnesty International,), weer in vrijheid gesteld alhoewel hij nog met ernstige medische problemen kampt tengevolge van zijn opsluiting.

Enkele dagen geleden kwam de vraag tot verzoek om uitlevering aan Rusland waarvoor oud-justitieminister De Clerck destijds de russische ambassade had gecontacteerd, voor de Raad van State.

Vandaag ontving Arbi Zarmaev plotseling een bericht van de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken waarin men hem zei dat men beslist had om zijn verblijfsverzoek te weigeren 'gezien hij niet over een geldig paspoort en visum beschikt'.

De zaak wordt vervolgd.

Foto: Aktie voor het Europese Parlement

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Minister van Justitie Stefaan De Clerck
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1000 Brussel

Geachte Heer De Clerck,

Betreft: Arbi Zarmaev, gevangenis Brugge, onderzoek en dringende maatregelen

Ik vernam dat de Tsjetsjeense politieke vluchteling Arbi Zarmaev die u wil uitwijzen omdat de Russische Federatie om zijn uitlevering verzoekt, in de gevangenis van Brugge, in de meest onmenselijke omstandigheden, in een isoleercel is opgesloten.

Voordat hij naar de gevangenis van Brugge werd gevoerd, bevond de heer Zarmaev zich in de gevangenis van Hasselt.

De man die er erbarmelijk slecht aan toe is (hij weegt nog slechts een 50 kg), zat er gedurende 4 dagen lang in een isoleercel van de veiligheidheidsafdeling opgesloten.  Hij was er valselijk van beschuldigd 'een gevecht te hebben uitgelokt' en was daarop gesanctioneerd zonder zich tegen de betichtingen te kunnen verdedigen.

Gedurende al die dagen waren zijn handen met ijzeren ketenen op zijn rug gebonden zodat hij zich niet kon bewegen, wat diepe verwondingen in zijn polsen veroorzaakte.

Hij zou nauwelijks gekleed zijn geweest en het brood zou hem gewoon, zoals bij een hond, zijn toegesmeten geweest in zijn cel zonder  dat zijn armen en handen werden losgemaakt.

Hij kreeg bijna geen drinken zodat hij trachtte te drinken via de waterbak die zich boven het toilet bevond.

De broer van de heer Zarmaev stelde bij zijn bezoek vast dat de heer Zarmaev gedeshydrateerd was en over zijn ganse lichaam blauwe plekken vertoont  Verder bleek de heer Zarmaev zwaar gewond te zijn aan zijn neus.

Hij sprak hierover met de directeur van de gevangenis van Hasselt die dit de gewoonste zaak ter wereld zou hebben gevonden en niets ondernomen heeft.

De heer Zarmaev is, zoals gezegd, nog altijd in een isoleercel opgesloten in de gevangenis van Brugge terwijl hij dringende medische zorgen nodig heeft.  Hij vreest dat men hem wil breken door hem krankzinnig te maken en dat men hem wil vermoorden.

Gezien wij weten hoe het er in de gevangenissen van Hasselt en Brugge soms aan toegaat en omdat er geen enkele controle is op wat er in de Belgische gevangenissen gebeurt (de gevangeniswet uit 1994 die de rechten van de gevangenen moest regelen, wordt niettegenstaande de talrijke europese veroordelingen van de Belgische Staat, nog steeds niet toegepast), verzoek ik u om uw functie dringend de opdracht te geven om deze zaak grondig te onderzoeken en de noodzakelijke maatregelen te laten nemen.

De heer Zarmaev krijgt thans serum toegediend maar zijn familie vreest voor zijn leven omdat zijn toestand er steeds verder op verslechtert.

In afwachting van uw antwoord, teken ik,

Hoogachtend,

Jan Boeykens, Faiderstraat 10, 1060 Sint-Gillis (Brussel)

09/16/2012

Arab Politicians and Intellectuals Voice Support to Syria

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200 Arab Politicians and Intellectuals Voice Support to Syria

September 16th, 2012 - AMMAN, (SANA) - Around 200 politicians and intellectuals from different Arab countries stressed in a joint statement their support to the Syrian people and leadership in the face of the aggression waged by powers antagonistic to the Arab nation.

The politicians and intellectuals who signed the statement, among them Metropolitan Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of Sevastia for the Greek Orthodox and Bassam al-Shak'a, a founder of the Palestinian national movement, said that confronting the aggression is a priority at this stage, indicating that no government would relinquish the state's legitimacy for foreign-backed terrorist groups or tolerate tearing apart the social fabric.

They affirmed that vanquishing the powers of aggression is a prerequisite for Syria's emerging from the crisis.

The politicians said the reality of events became clear as evidenced by the developments and the sides arming the criminal gangs who are waging a proxy war for the US, NATO, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel or those providing them with backing and funds.

They condemned calls for backing the terrorist groups, foreign interference in Syria and the economic sanctions, affirming that Syria aspires for peace , reminding that a democratic rule can only be attained by an independent and free people.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/09/16/441779.htm

Pope Benedict XVI: hope for peace

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Pope Benedict XVI Hopes Peace Will Prevail in the Region, Particularly in Syria

September 16th, 2012 - BEIRUT, (SANA )- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed hope for peace to prevail in the Middle East region, particularly in Syria.

In a speech following a Mass he headed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Pope Benedict asked God to help the peoples of the region's countries and bestow peace upon them, especially in Syria, in light of the many afflictions encompassing the region.

The Pope stressed the necessity of respecting the freedom of practicing one's religion for the sake of achieving peace and for everybody to live in harmony.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/09/16/441815.htm

09/14/2012

Syria protests against offending film

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Hundreds of Syrians Protest against the Offending "Innocence of Muslims" Film

Sep 14, 2012 - DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Hundreds of citizens gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in Damascus following Friday Prayers in protest against the U.S.-produced film "Innocence of Muslims" which denigrates Islam and Prophet Mohammad.

The participants in the protest denounced the film as being aimed at stirring religious conflicts and igniting the war waged against Islam, holding the U.S. administration responsibe for allowing the production and release of this film.

The protests chanted slogans calling for taking the film's producers to international courts on charge of disdaining religions and encroaching on Islam and Prophet Mohammad.

Fayez al-Asta, one of the participants, noted that "Innocence of Muslims", which was directed and produced in the US by an Israeli amateur director, constituted an offense to the whole humanity, stressing that the goal behind this film is to ignite antipathy among religions, "which will not happen." 

For his part, Mu'taz Anbar, another participant, called on all international organizations to condemn the film and work on holding its producers to account.

The participants criticized the attempts at putting the film within the framework of freedom of expression and opinion to provide cover for this offense which is denounced by all the holy religions.

A similar protest was held outside the U.S. Embassy on Thursday evening and included the participation of hundreds of citizens.

A number of Arab and Islamic countries also witnessed gatherings in front of the U.S. and Western Embassies in protest of the offending film.

H. Said

 
 
(The website of the Syrian News Agency SANA is regularly blocked by the western war propaganda services)

09/12/2012

UN General Assembly: Human rights first ?

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'The future of Syria will be built by its people and none other. The support of the international community is indispensable and urgent. It will only be effective if all pull in the same direction' (Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi in remarks to the UN General Assembly on the situation in Syria, 4 Sept 2012)

Who's responsible for terrorist acts in Syria ?

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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.

Photo: State Lunch - Obama with his little personal friend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992

09/11/2012

Russia Calls for Immediate Halt of Violence

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Russia Condemns Terrorist Acts in Aleppo, Calls for Immediate Halt of Violence

11.9.2012 - MOSCOW, (SANA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned the terrorist acts which took place in the city of Aleppo two days ago, calling on the external powers to pressure the armed opposition to halt launching terrorist attacks.

"We firmly condemn the terrorist acts which claim the lives of innocent people," said the Ministry in a statement published on its website on Tuesday.

It stressed the necessity of immediately halting any act of violence by all the parties in Syria, reiterating persistent calls on all of the external powers capable of influencing the armed opposition to exert efforts to persuade this opposition to abandon waging terrorist attacks that claim lives and cause suffering to the civilians.

The statement expressed the Russian Foreign Ministry's deep condolences to the victims' families and wishes of speedy recovery for the injured, indicating the absence of Russian nationals among the victims of Aleppo terrorist bombings.

Thirty civilians, including women and children, and two law-enforcement members were martyred and 64 others were wounded in a terrorist bombing which occurred in front of al-Hayat hospital in al-Malaab al-Baladi neighborhood in the city of Aleppo on Sunday.

According to an official source, the explosion was caused by a mid-sized transport vehicle designed for transporting food which was rigged with more than 1000 kg of high explosives.

Three other citizens, including a 10-year-old girl were martyred in another terrorist explosion which took place near Qutaybah Bin Muslim al-Bahili school in al-Shuhada'a neighborhood in New Aleppo area.

The explosion, which injured six other civilians, was caused by a car bomb rigged with 500 kg of explosives.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/09/11/441013.htm

(The website is regularly blocked by foreign military services)

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Who's responsible for terrorist acts in Syria ?

- 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.

- 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. 

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

Human rights first: Who's arming terrorists for bomb attacks in Syria ?

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- Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, 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.

- 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. 

 

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

09/10/2012

UN rights chief cites 'problems' in Syria...

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'The United Nations and its partners are doing all we can inside and outside of Syria. But we have to ask if we have done enough, and if we have done the right thing'. (Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks to the General Assembly on Syria, New York, 4 Sept '12)

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It is a public secret that Ban Ki-moon, who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992, is a very good personal friend of president Obama.

It is therefore that he remains silent about  the secret order signed by America's president Obama authorizing U.S. support for the terrorists and armed groups in Syria seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.

It is therefore that he remains silent about the increase of Britain's support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million)'.

The UN is an instrument of the US and its allies (NATO, Saudi Arabia, Israel,) and as the Director of the Russian Center for Analyzing World Arms Trade, Igor Korotchenko, said 'they are responsible for the victims and suffering in Syria'.  By arming terrorists they rejects a solution.

The statements of Ban Ki Moon are a good example of the western hypocrisy.

09/07/2012

'Democracy': McCarthyism

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McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from 1950 to 1954 and characterized by heightened fears of communist influence on American institutions and espionage by Soviet agents. Originally coined to criticize the anti-communist pursuits of Republican U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, "McCarthyism" soon took on a broader meaning, describing the excesses of similar efforts. The term is also now used more generally to describe reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries.

During the McCarthy era, thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private-industry panels, committees and agencies. The primary targets of such suspicions were government employees, those in the entertainment industry, educators and union activists. Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person's real or supposed leftist associations or beliefs was often greatly exaggerated. Many people suffered loss of employment and/or destruction of their careers; some even suffered imprisonment. Most of these punishments came about through trial verdicts later overturned, laws that would be declared unconstitutional, dismissals for reasons later declared illegal or actionable, or extra-legal procedures that would come into general disrepute.

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09/06/2012

Palestine: Muslim world's priority

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Palestine, Muslim world's priority: Iran Majlis Speaker

Sep 6, 2012 - Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says Palestine and restoring the rights of the Palestinian people have always been a priority for the Muslim world.

“International supporters of the Zionist regime [of Israel] have always tried to marginalize the issue of Palestine, but Palestine and restoring the rights of the oppressed people of this country has always been a priority for the Muslim Ummah,” Larijani said in a meeting with the senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar on Thursday. 

He further noted that resistance against occupiers of the Zionist regime is a deep-rooted movement in the Islamic world, adding, “The result of popular revolutions in the region is increased power of Islamic resistance in the world.”

Larijani stated that the role and position of Hamas as “the symbol of the Palestinian people’s resistance” should not be undermined.

Al-Zahar, for his part, stated that Hamas will never give up even an iota of the Palestinian soil and “struggle will continue until the complete liberation of all Palestinian territories.” 

The senior Hamas official also expressed gratitude over the Islamic Republic’s support for the Palestinian people’s resistance movement, adding that “Iran’s role in supporting Palestinian people over the past years has been nonpareil and no one can deny the importance and important position of Iran in this regard.” 

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Photo: Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani (R) meets with senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar in Tehran on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

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