Syria Newslinks 23-24 June 2011

24 June 2011 — williambowles.info

24 June 2011
More than 1500 refugees flee Syria in one day
The Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) — More than 1500 Syrian refugees streamed across the border to safe havens in Turkey in one day as Syria’s 3-month-old pro-democracy movement braced for another day of mass protests Friday. The refugees crossed into Turkey on Thursday as …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h17U6dxtaIFfHYEcwUdLRq2HbS3A?docId=9e92fd6d3dfd438e90245f9105f6804b

Syria, Libya and Middle East unrest – live updates
The Guardian (blog)
Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters 9.11am: Sky News appears to have been allowed into Syria. Reporting live on #skynews from Damascus. Among first foreign journos allowed into #Syria since protests began 3 months ago.
8.25am: Welcome to Middle East Live. …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2011/jun/24/syria-libya-middle-east-unrest-live

Will Syria’s fires singe Lebanon?
Christian Science Monitor
Deadly sectarian clashes near the Syrian border in northern Lebanon have sparked concern that Syria’s turmoil is spilling over to its neighbor. A Lebanese man, background, clears debris on June 18, after clashes between Sunnis and Alawites on June 17, …
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/0623/Will-Syria-s-fires-singe-Lebanon

Ambassador Bolton’s Straight-Talk Testimony on Iran and Syria
Human Events
In the wake of President Obama’s speech on the troop drawdown in
Afghanistan, Bolton articulated why US policy regarding both Iran and Syria
was vital and perhaps the key to winning the war on radical Islam. While
the bipartisan frustration with the …
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44418

Latest developments in Arab world’s unrest
The Associated Press
___ SYRIA Syrian troops push to the Turkish border in their sweep against a
3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including
children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey. The
European Union announces it is …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i_5ZODy5CRGS621cAEzk6npfFzlw?docId=d2fdc426cbd2453e9a7088562247509a

Syria Calls EU Sanctions A Declaration of War
Journal of Turkish Weekly
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Wednesday criticized the West’s
approach to the recent unrest in Syria, saying Damascus considers extended
EU sanctions as a declaration of war against the country. Muallem said that
the recently-imposed EU …
http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/117337/syria-calls-eu-sanctions-a-declaration-of-war.html

Send flotilla to Syria, not Gaza
Victoria Times Colonist
Instead of fixating on Israel, Canadian activists would be better off
leading the flotilla to Syria, where civilians are being massacred by their
own government, forced to flee and truly in need of humanitarian aid and
human shields.
http://www.timescolonist.com/Send+flotilla+Syria+Gaza/4999168/story.html

Egyptian buisnessman sentenced to 25 years for spying for Israel
AHN | All Headline News
The court, headed by the chief justice, Jamal Al-Din Safwat Rushdie,
accused the trio of providing information on Egypt, Syria and Lebanon to
the Israeli Mossad. Tareq Abdel Razeq was accused of seeking out
telecommunications workers in Egypt, …
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/90052379?Egyptian%20buisnessman%20sentenced%20to%2025%20years%20for%20spying%20for%20Israel

Petraeus: Rules of interrogation needed…Clinton warns Syria… Flooding in Minot
9&10 News
WASHINGTON (AP) —Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning
Syria to withdraw troops now massing near its border with Turkey. She says
their presence is worsening an already bad situation for refugees. Clinton
also told reporters at the …
http://www.9and10news.com/Category/Story/?id=295031&cID=3

Syria-Turkey Border Clash: Clinton Calls Situation ‘Very Worrisome’
By The Huffington Post News Editors
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Syria to
withdraw troops now massing near its border with Turkey, saying their
presence is worsening an already bad situation for refugees and risks
sparking border …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/23/clinton-syria-turkey_n_883644.html

Richard Grenell: Bring Home U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford
By Richard Grenell
One sure way to ruin American credibility in the Arab world is to sit
silently in Damascus and look like you’re part of the Assad show.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-grenell/bring-home-us-ambassador-_b_883005.html

Syria Troops Enter Turkish Border Village: Activists
By The Huffington Post News Editors
GUVECCI, Turkey — Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in
their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked
refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in
Turkey.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/23/syria-troops-turkey-border-village-activists-_n_882799.html

Cartoon in Qatari Paper: Syria Will ‘Surprise the World With …
Cartoon in Qatari Paper: Syria Will ‘Surprise the World With Democracy’.
Source: Al-Arab (Qatar), June 23, 2011. Share: Print version. Tag Cloud.
Cartoons; Lebanon; Ground Zero Mosque; Turkish Media Monitor Project; Iraq;
Economic News …
http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/38744.htm

Syria’s broken spring: a Damascus report — War in Context
By News Source
Syria is going through an uprising of socially marginalised regions,
suffering from the absence of institutions and services, where the most
obvious state presence has been the security agencies. The context of this
revolt is the …
http://warincontext.org/2011/06/23/syria%E2%80%99s-broken-spring-a-damascus-report/

Syria’s Assad Warns Of Dangerous Economic Climate : NPR
The biggest threat to the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria is not the
protests that have shaken the country recently. In a speech Monday, the
president told …
http://www.npr.org/2011/06/21/137313861/syria-s-assad-warns-of-dangerous-economic-climate

23 June 2011
Syrian forces move into village near Turkish border, activist says
CNN
The report came just hours before the European Union was to vote on
expanding sanctions against Syria by freezing the assets of seven people
and four businesses with connections to embattled President Bashar
al-Assad, said an EU official, …
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/06/23/syria.unrest/

Syria accuses EU of meddling as it imposes sanctions
The Guardian
Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/Getty Images Syria has lashed out at
international “meddling” in its internal affairs and lambasted new EU
sanctions that also target the commander of the al-Quds force of Iran’s
revolutionary guards, accused by the west of …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/22/syria-accuses-eu-meddling-imposes-sanctions

UN’s Ban Urges Security Council Action to Halt Syria Unrest
Bloomberg
By Bill Varner – Wed Jun 22 21:28:59 GMT 2011 United Nations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world’s major powers together
to press Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to end attacks on anti-
government demonstrators and meet their …
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-22/un-chief-urges-security-council-pressure-to-halt-syria-unrest.html

Libya, Syria and Middle East unrest – live updates
The Guardian
In an Audioboo phone interview he describe it as “provocative move” that
will escalate the tension between Turkey and Syria. He said: This morning
they moved into the last valley and are now within viewing distance [of the
border]. …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2011/jun/23/libya-syria-middle-east-unrest-live

Need Overwhelms Makeshift Clinic in Syria Camp
New York Times
By LIAM STACK KHIRBET AL-JOUZ, Syria — Mohamed Marei awoke to the wails
of a sick child arriving at his makeshift medical clinic, where he and half
a dozen other men were living, having fled their homes to escape a violent
government crackdown in the …
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/world/middleeast/23hospital.html

Mary E. Stonaker: Russia refuses to intervene in Syria
Al-Arabiya
Is Russia buying this contradictory official line, or is Syria’s
geostrategic location blurring the eyes of Russians to the atrocities being
committed by the Syrian government? Russia has refused to vote for a UN
resolution condemning Syrian violence …
http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/06/22/154402.html

Adrian Hamilton: Is violence now the only way to change Syria?
The Independent
But it is in Syria where the fight between popular protest and brute force
has become most clearly and bloodily drawn. Syria is not like Tunisia or
Egypt. The security apparatus of the ruling Alawite regime is far bigger
– as many as a million some say …
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/adrian-hamilton/adrian-hamilton-is-violence-now-the-only-way-to-change-syria-2301195.html

Latest developments in Arab world’s unrest
The Associated Press
___ SYRIA The Syrian regime, besieged by street protests at home and
condemnation abroad,lashes out at European governments for threatening a
new round of sanctions and accuses the West of trying to sow chaos and
conflict in the Arab nation. …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hXoCR9Is0aVTthg3pD_Rq9u7od1Q?docId=e84b7b20e5bc4c368a2c350b8088df50

Arab Spring exposes Nasrallah’s hypocrisy
Aljazeera.net
The Shia leader is happy to support protesters in Bahrain and Egypt, but he
won’t criticise Syria’s violent crackdown. Hassan Nasrallah is in trouble.
This time the troubles of the Secretary General of Hezbollah, which were
hitherto the source of his …
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/06/2011618103354910596.html

THE PLAN TO DESTABILIZE SYRIA | Intifada Palestine
By Elias
by Thierry Meyssan The military operation to destabilize Syria and the
propaganda campaign that came with it have been orchestrated by a coalition
of states under US coordination, in exactly the same way that NATO
coordinates its member …
http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2011/06/the-plan-to-destabilize-syria/

Syria: We Will Forget That Europe Is On The Map
By Sarah Rappaport
Moallem had harsh words for France as well, Syria’s former colonial ruler.
He accused France of having a “colonialist agenda under the guise of human
rights.” Although France is spearheading the effort to have the UN speak
out against …
http://www.businessinsider.com/syria-we-will-forget-that-europe-is-on-the-map-2011-6

Syria regime lashes out at EU over sanctions | Libya TV
By Libya TV
Syria regime lashes out at EU over sanctions. The Syrian regime, besieged
by street protests at home and condemnation abroad, today lashed out at
European governments for threatening a new round of sanctions and accused
the West of …
http://english.libya.tv/2011/06/22/syria-regime-lashes-out-at-eu-over-sanctions/

Syria’s Assad pledges parliamentary election – World news …
Syria’s embattled president said Monday that a parliamentary election would
be held in August and a package of reforms would be completed by September.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43460832/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/t/syrias-assad-pledges-parliamentary-election/

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