Syria Newslinks 2-3 July 2012
3 July 2012 – williambowles.info
Assad ready to resign if crisis ended
Voice of Russia, News Today at 11:02 Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says that he would be prepared to resign without delay if his resignation guaranteed the end of the crisis in Syria, the Turkish Cumhuriyet reports.
Assad to Turkey: Sorry about the downed jet, it could have been Israeli
Russiatoday.ru Today at 11:00 RT syrian-bashar-al-assad-president.jpg
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told a Turkish newspaper he regretted the downing of the Turkish military plane, which escalated tensions between the two countries. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russia, US in ‘war of interpretations’ over Syrian peace talks
Russiatoday.ru Today at 10:23RTsergey-foreign-lavrov-state.jpg
Moscow and Washington interpret the Geneva agreements on the settlement of the situation in Syria differently, the Chairman of the State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Alexei Pushkov, has said.
Russia and France react to killings of Syrian journalists
Voice of Russia, News Today at 10:17 Thierry Meyssan is the founder and chairman of Voltaire network (more than 2.5 million daily users), and a journalist in the Middle East. In an interview to Voice of Russia, he talked about the killings of Syrian journalists organized by NATO and about certain aspects of the Francois Hollande’s position on Syria expressed during his confidential talks with Vladimir Putin in Paris.
Geneva conf on Syria: no clear strategy in sight
Voice of Russia, News Today at 09:46 Yekaterina Kudashkina Interview with Barah Mikail – a senior researcher at FRIDE, the European think tank for global action based in Madrid.
Chrys Doyle: Gloomy outlook as Syria “slides into civil war”
Voice of Russia, News Today at 09:41 Yekaterina Kudashkina Interview with Chrys Doyle – Director of the London based Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding.
Assad ‘regrets’ downing of plane
BBC News Today at 08:30 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regrets ’100 per cent’ that a Turkish F-4 jet was shot down after entering Syrian airspace, he tells a Turkish newspaper.
German Weapons and Warmongering in the Middle East
Iran Review Today at 08:25 email@example.com German Weapons and Warmongering in the Middle East Dr. Seyyed Reza Mirtaher Expert on International Security & Strategic Issues
The German government is accused of selling weapons and security systems to dictatorial regimes and supporting them against democracy calls of their nations, especially in the Middle East and North Africa.
Syria update: Syrian “opposition” rejects Kofi Annan peace plan
Voice of Russia, News Today at 08:03 John Robles The Syrian Government has agreed to the Kofi Annan peace plan. Why won’t the armed ‘opposition’? Let’s pause for a minute and look Kofi Annan’s peace plan and at exactly what the Syrian ‘opposition’;is so opposed to.
Syria state-sanctioned torture ‘is crime against humanity’
Voice of Russia, News Today at 06:59 The Syrian government is practising a widespread policy of state-sanctioned torture, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
Dim prospects clouding Syria transition plan despite diplomatic optimism
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:48
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issues new “counter-terrorism” laws
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:22
Media Minefields and the Fog of War
Dissident Voice Today at 01:21Felicity Arbuthnot Creativity is the lifeblood of our organisation.
— BBC Mission statement
As the sabre rattling towards Iran and the ongoing tragedy in Syria become increasingly hard to unravel, media errors or perhaps even obfuscation create their own navigational complexities.
Syrian soldiers desert to Turkey
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 23:35 A group of Syrian soldiers fled to Turkey on Monday, bringing to 85 the overall number of government troops, including a General and several senior officers, who have in the past few weeks deserted to the neighbouring country.
Arms flow fuels Syrian ‘internal conflict’ – UN rights chief
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 22:54RTsyrian-free-28-june.jpg
The situation in Syria should be called a ‘non-international internal armed conflict,’ insists UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay. She also said that the flow of arms to both sides of the conflict is adding fuel to the…
Syria’s President al-Assad : “We Don’t Accept any Type of Solution from Abroad Regardless of its Content”
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 22:47 For more details, please click on the link to read the article.
Syrian Crisis Escalating
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 21:00 Syria’s crisis remains the focal point of the world politics as a new escalation in and around the country broke out last week. The root cause of the conflict unraveling in Syria since March, 2011 is that external forces provide crucial support to the armed opposition groups which unleashed a terrorist war against the Syrian administration and civilians. The groups receive large quantities of armaments and ammunition from Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan with the assistance from NATO intelligence services and the financial backing from the Gulf monarchies…
Meet the future leaders of Syria: pro-Western, of course
The Angry Arab News Service Yesterday at 19:33 This is the Prince of Damascus (as he is known within the militant Islamist circles): he is one of the rebel leaders (a combination of Sufis and leftists who drink folks who lead Syrian rebellion according to an article by Nir Rosen in Aljazeera.net a …
Syria no-go country for terrorists
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 18:58 Syrian President Bashar Assad has enacted tough penalties for terror offences.
Arab League tells Syria’s opposition factions to unite
Morning Star Yesterday at 18:04 Arab League head Nabil Elaraby warned the fragmented Syrian opposition today that it had to unite to have any hope of success in its campaign against the government.
Moscow and Beijing: Cowardice or Duplicity Towards Iranian, Syrian Allies?
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 18:04 For more details, please click on the link to read the article.
A marriage of convenience hits the rocks
Morning Star Yesterday at 18:02 In some respects the rapid about turn in relations between Turkey and Syria is surprising. Until the Arab Spring relations between the two neighbours appeared to have been improving substantially.
Damascus briefed on Geneva resolutions
Voice of Russia, NewsYesterday at 17:22 The Syrian government says it remains committed to Kofi Annan’s settlement plan and is prepared to enter into a dialogue with the opposition.
Saudi arms to Syria
The Angry Arab News Service Yesterday at 16:54 As-Safir’s correspondent in Paris reports that a Syrian dissidents in Saudi Arabia is shipping arms from the kingdom to Turkey (and then to the rebels in Syria). The weapons will ensure that a secular feminist republic would be established in Syr…
Syria Equation: Solution Struggle
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 16:47 Yekaterina Kudashkina, Yuri Tavrovsky Syria Equation: Solution Struggle The international conference held on Saturday in Geneva, has worked out a new plan for a transition in Syria.