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29 December, 2012 – Global Research
After two years of escalating civil war, the people of Syria confront a humanitarian catastrophe, with an estimated four million people—roughly 20 percent of the population—lacking adequate food and shelter. Hundreds of thousands have left for refugee camps in neighboring countries, and as many as three million are displaced within Syria itself.
6 December, 2012 – Voice of Russia
NATO-Syria: the lion is ready to jump
The world press is bursting with headlines like “The US military is training in anticipation of intervention in Syria” and “NATO threatens war”.
13 November, 2012 — RT
Syrian President Bashar Assad is not caught in a traditional civil war, but is rather struggling against an extra-state-sponsored war of terrorism to bring down his government, according to Russian experts.
West realizes at last bypassing UN is futile
The West has dominated the evolution of the Arab Spring. The change of tone is good for China and Russia. If this trend continues, it may break the tradition of the West dominating Middle Eastern affairs.
24 February 2012 – Voice of Russia
The ‘Friends of Syria’ is a contradiction in terms. In reality, these countries are Syria’s enemies which are not trying to reach a peaceful settlement but want to provoke a civil war, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for International Affairs Alexey Pushkov has declared. An international conference of the Friends of Syria, which includes countries and organizations that advocate a unilateral ceasefire in Syria, is being held in Tunisia on Friday. The opposition Syrian National Council has already demanded that the participants supply weapons to the militants of the so-called Syrian People’s Army.
18 February 2012 — Global Times
China unwavering on Syria in new UN vote
Western powers are privileged to interpret interests and ethics at their own will due to their obvious dominance of public opinion. They label the 12 countries who voted differently to them at the UN as being ‘unethical.’ China should never be fooled by this hypocrisy.
16 February 2012 — RT
Price of ‘freedom’: Libya’s annus horribilis
NTC will distribute cash to all Libyan families in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Libyan revolution. This comes as standoff between those in power, lawless militias and former Gaddafi supporters continues.
‘Foreign military presence in Syria raises ghost of Libya’ – Robert Bridge
Russia has expressed alarm over the increasing tendency of foreign powers – notably NATO countries – to resolve internal conflicts in foreign countries through military force. The latest such intervention happened in Libya, which recently experienced a full-blown civil war.
10 February 2012 — ‘Foreign military in Syria raises ghost of Libya’ — RT
Reports of a foreign military presence aggravating the situation in Syria have prompted a prominent Duma member to issue a warning about a disastrous repeat of the military intervention in Libya.
5 February 2012 — Red Scribblings
The veto by Russia and China of a chapter 6 resolution at the United Nations calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to stand down has produced a loud ghashing of teeth by Hillary Clinton, William Hague and all kinds of other luminaries of the West. Syria seems to be heading for civil war. In fact arguably the civil war has already started with the formation of a rebel army from defectors from the official army and its engaging in sporadic armed conflict with the regime’s forces.
27 December 2011 — ‘Confessional war the only way to divide Syrians’ — RT
Claims that armed extremists are fighting in Syria are backed by some foreign journalists working on the ground. Independent journalist Thierry Meyssan tells RT how efforts by some forces to turn the conflict into a full-scale civil war are failing.
‘It began with some armed groups entering the country, making troubles, trying to create Islamic emirates on the border with Jordan. These people recruit others to form bigger fighting groups and now they are entering in co-ordination with political opposition. And you know, in this country, there is a long history of opposition between the Baas Party and the Muslim Brotherhood. So, now there is an alliance between the Muslim Brothers and these armed groups coming from abroad,’ he explained. ‘These groups can go everywhere, because now they have some support inside the population.’
22 December 2011 — williambowles.info
22 December 2011
Arab observers to head for Syria
BBC News Today at 08:17
Arab League observers are set to arrive in Syria under a plan to end the violent crackdown on anti-government protests the UN says has claimed 5,000 lives.
17 December 2011 — ‘NATO wants a simmering civil war in Syria – as a prelude’ — RT
Washington is ready to discuss Russia’s UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria, describing some provisions as however ‘unacceptable’ and still not acknowledging that the anti-regime protesters are well-armed.
What exactly the US and NATO countries consider to be ‘unacceptable’ is the real question, believes Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar.
‘Is it that the Syrian government cannot fight an armed insurgency in its own territory?’ he ponders. ‘The Free Syrian Army are getting weapons smuggled from the Middle East to the borders [with Syria] in Turkey and in Jordan as well.’
14 December 2011 — Global Research TV
Despite the US’s declared withdrawal of its military personnel and contractors out of Iraq, Washington has prepared to control the country’s rich oil reserves in any case, shared Ranjit Singh Kalha, former India’s ambassador to Iraq in the 1990s. Continue reading this...
2 December 2011 — williambowles.info
Maybe updated as the day wears on…
2 December 2011
Done deal: Russia supplies cruise missiles to Syria
Russiatoday.ru Today at 10:59
Fulfilling a contract signed in 2007, Russia has supplied Bastion coastal missile systems with Yakhont cruise missiles to Syria under a contract signed in 2007, a diplomatic source in Moscow has told Russian media.