Syria Newslinks 20 February 2012: UK in anti-Syrian conspiracy

20 February 2012williambowles.info

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

Iraqi gunmen afoot to join Syrian insurgency (PHOTOS)
Russiatoday.ru Today at 10:07
‘Free Syria’ inscription on the palm of an Iraqi gunman leaves no doubts where he will end up soon. The vivid pictures of masked militants at Iraq’s border with Syria speak for themselves.

UK in anti-Syrian conspiracy
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 09:51

Russian MP to take up Syria situation in Damascus
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 09:46

China: US and allies push Syria into civil war
Russiatoday.ru Today at 07:52
US and its allies are pushing Syria into civil war by backing the armed opposition, the newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party writes. The article insists Beijing must stick to opposing any attempt to intervene or…

«Kill Every Russian and Every Chinese in Syria…»
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 06:51
…What is the likely result of encouraging Syrian rebels to target Russians and Chinese in terrorist strikes? In a quest for global publicity, sooner or later, the new terrorists will be indiscriminately hunting US and British citizens along with Russians. As in the case of Afghanistan, the West’s own policies will boomerang, and then the US may see some sort of September 12 as a replay of September 11.

Using the UN General Assembly to Justify War and “Regime Change” in Syria
GlobalResearch.ca Today at 04:26
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

China paper says West stirring up civil war in Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:26

Carlos Latuff, “Trying to Pole-Vault from Libya to Syria to Iran”
MRZine.org Today at 03:24
Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.

Syria army ‘traps Homs civilians’
BBC News Today at 00:03
Syrian refugees scarred by bloody army siege

Corporate News
Syria: calls to arm the opposition – live updates
The Guardian
9.50am: Two Iranian ships docked at the Syrian port of Tartus on Saturday
to provide maritime training to Syrian naval forces, Iran‘s Press TV
reports. The reports have alarmed Israel, it says. “If the boats come near
our territorial waters, …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/feb/20/syria-calls-arm-opposition-live

Syrian rebel: Uprising is an ‘orphan revolution’ without foreign support
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — The principal military adviser to President Barack Obama says it is premature to aid in arming the Syrian opposition, reinforcing the belief of a rebel commander that the uprising is an “orphan revolution” without the …
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/20/world/meast/syria-unrest/index.html

Syrian Forces Clamp Down on Damascus
Voice of America
February 19, 2012 Syrian Forces Clamp Down on Damascus VOA News Syrian security forces have deployed heavily in a tense Damascus neighborhood, blocking opposition activists from staging a second day of mass protests, as the government continued a …
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Egypt-Recalls-Ambassador-to-Syria-139627273.html

2 judicial officials slain in Syria
USA TODAY
BEIRUT (AP) – Gunmen in Syria have staged a guerrilla-style ambush that killed a senior state prosecutor and a judge in an attack that suggested armed factions are growing bolder and more coordinated in their uprising against President Bashar Assad’s …
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-02-20/syria-assad/53163030/1

Syria rebels plan Damascus ‘day of defiance’
msnbc.com
By msnbc.com staff and news services Updated at 10:56 am ET: AMMAN/BEIRUT
— Police and militia patrols fanned out in the Syrian capital’s Mezze district on Sunday to prevent a repeat of protests against President Bashar al-Assad that have threatened …
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/19/10448450-syria-rebels-plan-damascus-day-of-defiance

China paper says West stirs civil war in Syria
Reuters
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan | AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – A leading Chinese newspaper accused Western countries on Monday of stirring civil war in Syria, where police and militia patrols clamped down on a district of the capital to prevent …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/20/us-syria-idUSL5E8DB0BH20120220

US military chief dubious about arming Syrian rebels
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff Arming the opposition should wait “until we’re a lot clearer about … who they are,” he says (CNN) — The United States is not interested in providing weapons to opposition forces in Syria until it has a better picture of what …
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/19/us/syria/index.html

Syrian gunmen kill judge and prosecutor
The Guardian
Gunmen in Syria have staged an ambush that killed a senior state prosecutor and a judge in an attack that suggests armed factions are growing bolder and more co-ordinated in their uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/20/syrian-gunmen-kill-judge-prosecutor

Attack kills Syrian judge, prosecutor
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Brian Murphy and Bassem Mroue AP BEIRUT, Lebanon – Gunmen in Syria staged a guerrilla-style ambush that killed a senior state prosecutor and a judge Sunday in an attack that suggested armed factions are growing bolder and more coordinated in their …
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120220_Attack_kills_Syrian_judge__prosecutor.html

2 judicial officials assassinated in Syria
Los Angeles Times
Across Syria, at least 20 are slain, including nine in Homs, the opposition says. A member of the Free Syrian Army takes position in Idlib in northwestern Syria over the weekend. (Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images / February 19, 2012) By Patrick J.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-syria-assassinate-20120220,0,303691.story

Syria Update | The Weekly Standard
By Daniel Halper
Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Intervention and Syria from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/syria-update_630087.html

CNN reports from inside Syria – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs
By report3
As conservatives in Washington urged President Barack Obama to take action on Syria, CNN‘s Arwa Damon reported Friday that new violence was expected. And sure enough, the violence came.
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/19/cnn-reports-from-inside-syria/

Syria Conflict, Bosnia War Parallels Grow From Intervention
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In its random cruelty, the conflict in Syria starts to resemble the war in Bosnia 20 years ago, when Serb, Muslim and Croat forces tore the Balkan country apart and the besieged people of Sarajevo buried thousands of dead in sports fields.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/19/syria-bosnia-conflict-parallels_n_1287315.html

Syria intervention ‘very difficult’: top U.S. general | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN that Syria was the focus of competing Middle Eastern states, notably Iran and Saudi Arabia, and posed different problems for the United States than Libya did.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/19/syria-intervention-very-difficult-top-u-s-general/

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Posted 20th February 2012 by InI in category Syria Newslinks

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