Syria Newslinks 12 July 2011

12 July 2011 —

Syria beefs up security at embassies after attacks
The Associated Press
Mobs broke windows at both embassies Monday to protest a visit last week by the American and French ambassadors to the opposition stronghold of Hama in central Syria. The French Foreign Ministry said three embassy workers were injured. …

France condemns Syria, says U.N. silence unbearable
PARIS (Reuters) – France condemned Syria on Tuesday and said the United Nations Security Council’s failure to speak out against the violent repression of pro-reform protests there was becoming “unbearable.” Prime Minister Francois Fillon said China and …

Suspect in control order appeal
BBC News
By Steve Swann BBC News Home Affairs team A terror suspect appealing against a control order was trained in Syria from where he plotted a terror attack on the UK, the High Court has heard. The home secretary is asking the judge to uphold her decision …

Syria, Iran, and Turkey are members of one family: Salehi
Tehran Times
TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a meeting in Tehran late on Sunday, in which they discussed the latest developments in the region, notably the unrest in Syria. During the three-hour …

Syria and Libya: Lessons in how and how not to support people power
(GETTU Photo) By JAMES M. DORSEY If Syria is emerging as a model for US and European support of the Arab revolt, Libya is becoming an example of how not to respond. With a rebel victory uncertain four months into NATO’s bombing campaign designed to …

Evening markets: China, Italy, Syria encourage crop sellers
A plethora of negative news, from rising Chinese inflation to attacks on French and US embassies in Syria to fears for the eurozone debt crisis spreading to Italy, kept the likes of shares and commodities on the defensive. And even bonds, if they were …–1171.html

Syria Opens Dialogue for Reforms
Read More and shout slogans during a protest demanding to release them in the town of Nawa, Darra city, Syria, on May 4, 2011. Syria announced over the weekend that it plans to hold a two-day meeting with members of the ruling Baath party and its …

Syria U.S. Embassy Attacked By Bashar Assad Regime Supporters
By The Huffington Post News Editors
BEIRUT — Hundreds of Syrian government supporters attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday, smashing windows and spray-painting walls with obscenities and graffiti that called the American ambassador a “dog.” Guards at the French …

The fruits of Smart Power: Syria attacks US embassy « Sister Toldjah
By Phineas
When the “Arab spring” revolts reached Syria and the Assad regime responded by shooting unarmed protesters in the streets, Secretary of State Clinton deployed Smart Power and called Assad a “reformer.” Despite
Syria’s status as an …

Syria Mob Attacks U.S. Embassy, Christian News
A group of Syrian government supporters have vandalized U.S. and French embassies in Damascus early Monday morning in protest over the envoy’s visit last week to an opposition stronghold.

Syria Embassy Attack: The Last Straw? | FrontPage Magazine
By Rick Moran
This is a far cry from the attitude shown toward Syria by the Obama administration in the first days of his presidency when the byword was “outreach” and the State Department considered Assad to be a partner in the peace process. …

NewsDaily: Clinton says Syria’s Assad has lost legitimacy
By Andrew Quinn and Khaled Yacoub Oweis
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost legitimacy and is “not indispensable,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday as tension soared over an assault by Assad loyalists on the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus.

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