Syria Newslinks 20-21 February 2012

21 February 2012 15:42:40 —

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

Made in Jordan: Thousands of gunmen preparing to enter Syria? Today at 15:08
Over 10,000 Libyans are reportedly being trained in a closed-off zone in Jordan, before being snuck into Syria to fight for the opposition. These men are allegedly paid around US$1,000 a month, funded by Saudi Arabia… Read Full Article at”

Moscow declines ‘Friends of Syria’ invitation Today at 14:09
Russia will not send its representatives to a meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria Group, saying the goal of the event is unclear.

Heightening Anti-Iranian Tensions
The Greanville Post Today at 13:36
by Stephen Lendman
Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak, left, poses for a photo Nov. 9, 2009, with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., before sitting down for talks on regional security issues. Barak was supposedly a target for assassination by the Iranians. Can we get more inflammatory?

Red Cross pushes for Syrian ceasefire Today at 07:07
The International Red Cross is trying to broker a ceasefire in the areas of Syria most affected by the conflict. The organization is negotiating with both sides in an attempt to create a window of a few hours to deliver…”

No One Wants Military Action in Syria – Arab League Envoy
Strategic Culture Foundation News | 21.02.2012 | 06:02
The Arab League envoy to Russia has dismissed Moscow‘s fears of a foreign military intervention in Syria, saying that neither local opposition groups nor international powers were in favor of such a solution to the Syrian crisis.

China: US and allies push Syria into civil war
Strategic Culture Foundation News | 21.02.2012 | 02:02
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 regime change in Damascus.

Arab League As An Anti-Arab Weapon
Strategic Culture Foundation  Elena PUSTOVOITOVA | 21.02.2012 | 00:00
Elementary arithmetic routinely holds keys to much more complex political algebra. At the moment, for example, it appears that fairly simple regards explain the bizarre conduct of the Arab League which, contrary to reasonable expectations, aligned itself with the West in destabilizing Syria and keeping Bashar Assad under pressure.

McCain wants to arm Syrian rebels Yesterday at 18:04
Two congressional conservative warhawks have spoken up about how to handle the uprising in Syria, and their solution would involve arming the rebel forces with American weapons. How that would happen, however, is still…

Red Cross trying for Syria truce
BBC News Yesterday at 17:11
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is trying to negotiate a humanitarian ceasefire in Syria to bring in aid.

VIDEO: US-NATO Support Al Qaeda-Affiliated Rebels in Syria Yesterday at 17:07
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

China asserts impartial position on Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation News | 20.02.2012 | 21:02
China asserts that it maintains an unbiased position on the unrest in Syria and is trying to resolve the issue through dialog with all the involved parties.

Iraqi gunmen afoot to join Syrian insurgency
Strategic Culture Foundation  News | 20.02.2012 | 20:50
“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.

US sends drones over Syria as fighting spreads
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 16:24
US military and intelligence forces are flying drones over Syria as Washington discusses military intervention in Syria and fighting spreads inside the country.

West ‘stirring Syria civil war’
BBC News Yesterday at 13:58
The West is stirring civil war in Syria, says an editorial in the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.

U.S. Violates Syrian Air Space: Drones Over Syria as Fighting Spreads Yesterday at 15:52
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

JINSA: Strengthening Israel by Promoting Syrian “Chalabi”
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
On February 17, subscribers to the mailing list of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) received a message entitled “Want to Know What’s Going On in Syria?” inviting them to a special conference call briefing from Farid Ghadry, co-founder of The Reform Party of Syria. The invitation from the hawkish Israel lobby think tank — whose half-accurate motto is “Securing America, Strengthening Israel” — to the February 22 briefing reads:

IRAN ON THE MOVE : Warships sail to Syria
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
By waving through a flotilla of Iranian warships to cross the Suez Canal and dock in Syria in support of the regime, Egypt has signaled the Middle East can never be the same again. Iran, for its part, is giving an important message that neither the heightened standoff with the US nor the avalanche of Israeli threats has succeeded in brow-beating it. – M K Bhadrakumar (Feb 21, ’12)

Syria city under heavy shelling
BBC News Today at 09:31
Rebel-held areas of the central Syrian city of Homs are coming under intense bombardment from the Syrian army, activists say.

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Posted 21st February 2012 by InI in category Syria Newslinks

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