Syria Newslinks 16 September 2011

16 September 2011 — williambowles.info

Syria criticizes Arab League for meeting anti-Assad opposition figures
Ha’aretz
In official protest letter, Syrian envoy to Arab League says meeting, recent statements show AL chief Nabil al-Arabi backed down on his pledge to allow Syria to resolve conflict internally. By Haaretz Tags: Arab Spring Syria Bashar Assad The Arab …
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/syria-criticizes-arab-league-for-meeting-anti-assad-opposition-figures-1.384818

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ADC Calls For Immediate Internal Investigation of FBI Training

16 September 2011 — The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Washington, DC | http://www.adc.org | September 16, 2011 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) expresses deep concern over the FBI’s apparent dismissal of repeated calls from civil rights advocates to cease using any offensive, inaccurate, and inflammatory material as part of its counterterrorism training. Despite past reassurances, the FBI has persisted in its practice of vilifying Islam and Muslim-Americans in its training material.

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Military whistleblower tells of ‘indiscriminate’ Israeli attacks By Donald Macintyre

16 September 2011 — The Independent

Troops fired tear gas during a curfew in a West Bank village to stop peaceful demonstrations

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Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops in Nabi Saleh in January 2010 (Reuters)

 

Israeli troops fired tear gas indiscriminately and sometimes dangerously to enforce a daytime curfew inside a West Bank village to stop Palestinians holding a peaceful demonstration on their own land, a military whistleblower has told The Independent.

The soldier’s insight into the methods of troops comes as the Israeli military prepares for demonstrations predicted when the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submits an application for the recognition of statehood to the UN next week.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 16, 2011: NATO’s Top Military Chief Awarded For ‘Contributions To Global Peace’

16 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Libya: AFRICOM Draws Lessons From Its First War
  • White House, NATO Forge Ahead With European Missile Shield
  • U.S.-NATO Interceptor Missile Anaconda Coils Around Russia
  • U.S. Marine Black Sea Force Integrates 13 Regional Armies For NATO
  • Video: NATO ‘Humanitarian’ Wars: Libya, Syria… Algeria? Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 14 September, 2011: Weddings without a groom; only in Gaza

14 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Elizabeth Of England Signs Amendment Preventing Arrest of Israeli Officials
IMEMC – Thursday September 15, 2011 – 22:38, Elizabeth, the Queen of England, signed an amendment that would prevent the issuing of arrest warrants against Israeli officials accused of committing war crimes.

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Israeli Impunity: The Queen has lost her royal marbles

15 September 2011 — Desertpeace

Britain has amended a law that allowed for issuing arrest warrants against Israeli politicians who visit the country, British Ambassador Matthew Gould announced Thursday. Gould called opposition leader Tzipi Livni, against whom an arrest warrant was issued in 2009, and told her the Queen has signed the amendment ‘to ensure that the UK’s justice system can no longer be abused for political reasons.’

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Silence and fear return to the streets of Tripoli — RT

15 September 2011 — RT

A month on from Tripoli’s fall to rebel forces, the leaders of France and Britain are traveling to the city in a show of support for the regime their warplanes helped put in power, while those who backed Colonel Gaddafi remain defiant but fearful.

­On the eve of the visit of French President Nicholas Sarkozy and British PM David Cameron, the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has asked for more weapons to fight pockets of Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalists and remove them from their remaining strongholds.

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Silence and fear return to the streets of Tripoli — RT

15 September 2011 — RT

A month on from Tripoli’s fall to rebel forces, the leaders of France and Britain are traveling to the city in a show of support for the regime their warplanes helped put in power, while those who backed Colonel Gaddafi remain defiant but fearful.

­On the eve of the visit of French President Nicholas Sarkozy and British PM David Cameron, the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has asked for more weapons to fight pockets of Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalists and remove them from their remaining strongholds.

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