Syria Newslinks 3-4 July 2012
4 July 2012 – williambowles.info
Crew of downed Turkish jet found
BBC News Today at 14:45 The bodies of the crew members of a Turkish jet shot down by Syria last month are found.
Fresh HRW report accuses Damascus of systematic torture
Voice of Russia, News Today at 15:05 Tim Walklate Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report on human rights violations and tortures in Syria after interviewing more than 200 former prisoners.
Is Bashar Assad to seek political asylum in Russia?
Voice of Russia, News Today at 14:19Elena Krylova, Jeremy Zentner Is Syrian President Bashar Assad to seek political asylum in Russia? America apologizes to Pakistan Mystery surrounds death of Yasser Arafat US -Russia partnership in the energy field grow closer
Syria opposition divided in Cairo
BBC News Today at 14:13 Syrian opposition groups agree on a general plan for the way forward in the country at a meeting in Cairo that exposes their deep divisions.
‘Assad’s future a matter for Syrians’ – Moscow
Voice of Russia, News Today at 14:11 Speaking in an interview with the Interfax news agency Wednesday, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov flatly dismissed media allegations that Russia is mulling a suggestion by the United States that it grant asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.
US Intelligence Says Turkish Warplane Downed in Syrian Waters
GlobalResearch.ca Today at 13:12 For more details, please click on the link to read the article.
Turkey supports terrorists killing Syrians: President Assad
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 10:35
Kurds walk out of Syrian opposition meeting
“Kurds walk out of Syrian opposition meeting Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 07:29
Syria opposition meeting devolves into scuffles
Voice of Russia, News Today at 07:00 A meeting of Syria’s splintered opposition in Cairo on Tuesday degenerated into scuffles and fistfights when Syrian Kurdish group quit the meeting, sparking cries of ‘scandal, scandal’ from some delegates as men traded blows and hurled chairs at one another, Reuters reports.
Fists fly at Cairo Conference
Voice of Russia, News Today at 04:34 At the Cairo Conference verbal sparring over the wording of the final document among the Syrian opposition erupted into a fist-fight, with chairs flying through the air. It was the Kurdish issue that sparked the outburst.
A Post “Arab Spring” Palestine
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 23:39 Ramzy Baroud ‘Will the Arab Spring serve the cause of Palestine?’ is a question that has been repeatedly asked, in various ways, over the last year and a half. Many media discussions have been formulated around this very inquiry, although the answer is far from a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’
Geneva conference’s decisions obligatory for all – Lavrov
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 21:12 Olga Denisova Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has criticized several countries for interpreting the decisions of a recent conference on Syria in Geneva in a way which is favorable to these countries. The conference’s decisions are obligatory for everybody to follow, Mr. Lavrov insists.
Geneva decisions on Syria already being distorted – Lavrov
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 21:00
NATO sees no military solution in Syria
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 15:19 NATO‘s Assistant Secretary General Dirk Brengelmann today reaffirmed the alliance’s commitment to a political settlement of the Syria crisis, stressing the military intervention was out of the question.
HRW Report on “Syrian Torture” Nonsensical, Hypocritical
“HRW Report on ‘Syrian Torture‘ Nonsensical, Hypocritical Global Research.ca Yesterday at 15:01
SRGC pulls out of Syria opposition talks
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 14:59 One of Syria’s major opposition coalitions, the Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC), has announced its withdrawal from the meeting of country’s opposition groups that kicked off in Cairo on Monday, media report.
Some countries distort Geneva resolution on Syria – Lavrov
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 14:52 The fact that some countries are distorting the Geneva accords on Syria is really deplorable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Monday after talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.
SYRIA: Imperial Arrogance Spells Fatal Over-reach for the US and Western Allies
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 14:47 For more details, please click on the link to read the article.
Russia won’t attend Syria meeting in Paris-France
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 14:07 Russia will not send a representative to a meeting of the ‘Friends of Syria’ in Paris on Friday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.
Syria to set transitional government
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 13:02 Rob Sachs Syrian Opposition groups met today in Cairo trying to find common ground as the violence continued in Syria and spilled over the neighboring Lebanon. Syrian government forces shelled several villages with artillery and mortar fire today.
Russia accuses West of distorting Geneva Syria accord
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 12:14 Russia on Tuesday accused the West of seeking to ‘distort’ the agreement reached last weekend in Geneva on a plan for a political transition to end the escalating conflict in Syria.