Syria Newslinks 13-15 November 2011

15 November 2011 —

15 November 2011
Syria: The West’s Strategic Gateway For Global Military Supremacy Tomorrow at 03:46
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NATO need not apply: Syrian opposition in Moscow for talks
Russiatoday.ruToday at 11:49
As violence continues unabated in this Arab Republic, members of the Syrian opposition are telling Russian diplomats they are against any foreign military intervention in the settlement of their country’s conflict.

Syria uprising falls victim to power plays
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The Arab League’s machinations on Syria underline how greater powers – after seeing the protests had failed – have hijacked the bloody uprising to further their geopolitical objectives. As the West takes a harder line and as the Russian camp solidifies opposition to a Libyan scenario, neither the Syrian opposition nor its government has the country’s fate in their hands. – Ramzy Baroud (Nov 15, ’11)

First Sketches of the Arab Spring’s Results (I)
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 07:41
Regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, the demolition of Gadhafi’s rule in Libya, and lingering conflicts in Yemen and Syria were the first results of the tide of mass protests that rose in the Arab world in 2011. While in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen the outpourings of popular discontent were prompted by evident socioeconomic ills, corruption, and lack of democracy, the developments in Syria and especially in Libya were mainly attributable to external influences…

Ibrahim al-Amin, “The US and Its Arab Allies Raise the Pressure on Assad” Today at 07:30
A key requirement in the build-up to Saturday’s Arab foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo has been for daily announcements of escalating deaths in Syria. Naturally, these 20 or 30 people — or more, or less — are said to have been killed by the regime. The UN meanwhile issued a report putting the number of deaths in Syria so far at 3,500.

Be-Leaguered Syrian opposition comes to Moscow Today at 06:45
As the pressure piles on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Syrian opposition leaders are heading to Moscow for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Syria In Western Strategy For Global Military Supremacy by Rick Rozoff
Dandelion Salad Today at 05:21
by Rick Rozoff Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Stop NATO Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism November 14, 2011 The League of Arab States (Arab League) suspended the membership of Syria in the organization on November 12 as it had with Libya on February 22 of this year. In the case of Libya, whose membership was reinstated […]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah: If Iran and Syria are attacked, War will spread to the entire Region Today at 04:30
Hezbollah warned the US that any attack against Lebanon’s allies Iran and Syria would spread through the entire Middle East.

The Arab League: Paving the Way for a US-NATO-Israel War with Syria and Iran Today at 04:22
A military move against Syria could also imply intent to attack Iran, just when the Western states want to dispel the fears that the Iranians, Russians and Chinese have of such an attack.”

Arab League’s Resolution on Syria Constitutes Clear Violation of Its Charter Today at 04:04
The Arab League’s decision to impose sanctions on Syria is a preparation for foreign interference according to Syria.

Syria’s eight-month crisis goes nowhere as challenges increase
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:15

No let-up in unrest across Syria
BBC News Yesterday at 23:30
Dozens of people have been killed in clashes in Syria, activists say, as the king of neighbouring Jordan urges President Assad to step down.

14 November 2011
VIDEO: “Financing of Terrorism” in Syria Must Stop Yesterday at 20:00
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Arab League – puppet of West? Yesterday at 19:44
Syria is becoming increasingly isolated with its neighbors turning their backs on it. Some believe that the Arab League and especially the Gulf states are doing the bidding of the West by putting more pressure on…

VIDEO: Jordan’s king urges Bashar to quit
BBC News Yesterday at 19:00
Jordan’s king Abdullah has called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down in the interests of his country.

“Massive Syrian Demonstrations in Defense of Syria against ‘the Arabs of America'” Yesterday at 18:55
Cf. ‘There were massive demonstrations in Syria in support of the lousy regime, but they were totally ignored in the Arabic and Western press. It does not fit the agenda’ (As’ad AbuKhalil, ‘Demonstrations in Syria,’ Angry Arab News Service, 13 November 2011); ‘Confirmed: Biggest rallies in #Syria’s history. A lesson taught by Abdel Nasser: Supporting the resistance gets you the hearts of the free’ (Mazen Shaer, 13 November 2011); ‘Al Akhbar’s front page headline: ‘The Arabs of America against #Syria’ #Lebanon’ (Sate Hamza, 13 November 2011).

Moscow accuses West of arming Syrian opposition Yesterday at 17:19
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EU tightens sanctions against Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 17:12

Arab League suspension of Syria brings military intervention closer
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 16:18
The vote by the Arab League to suspend Syria brings a step closer the possibility of external military intervention into what is already a de facto civil war.

NATO Nations Arming Syrian Insurgents: Russian Foreign Minister Yesterday at 15:45
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VIDEO: Libyan Scenario Unfolding in Syria Yesterday at 15:34
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Syria slams Arab League ‘plot’
Morning Star Yesterday at 15:28
Syria’s foreign minister accused Arab states of conspiring against Damascus today, following the Arab League’s decision to suspend Syria’s membership.

Arab League Suspends Syria, Concern Grows Over Foreign Intervention to End Crisis
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:26
Today the European Union decided to impose sanctions on 18 Syrians in response to the killings of protesters by Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad. The move comes after the Arab League formally suspended the Syrian delegation on Saturday over its violent crackdown on eight months of protests.

VIDEO: Jordan’s king urges change in Syria
BBC News Yesterday at 13:15
King Abdullah of Jordan has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down in the interest of his country.

Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Razan Zaitouneh Speaks from Hiding, Says Over 4,000 Killed in Uprising
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:13
Daily protests continue in Syria even as the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates the government has killed more than 3,500 people during the last eight months in its attempt to silence a growing popular uprising.

Libyan scenario unfolding in Syria Yesterday at 13:02
The ‘illegitimate’ decision to suspend Syria from the Arab League has received wide support from the EU and the US. Russia, however, has strongly opposed the measure, which is starting to look like another step on the…

Russia sees suspension of Syria Arab League membership as wrong – Lavrov
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 12:52

Syria: Arab League suspension threat illegal
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 12:46

West ‘encouraging’ Syrian opposition to continue standoff – Lavrov
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 12:42

Jordan calls on Assad to resign
BBC News Yesterday at 12:35
King Abdullah of Jordan tells the BBC Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down in the interest of his country.

Syria anger at League sanctions
BBC News Yesterday at 10:15
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem reacts defiantly to the Arab League’s suspension of Syria over its crackdown on protesters.

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church: Russians will continue supporting Syria Yesterday at 05:00
Patriarch Kirill I: Syria a Model of Coexistence between Christians and Muslims.

13 November 2011
Syrians furious over looming Mideast isolation 13/11/2011 at 18:23
As massive pro-Assad demonstrations continue across Syria, Damascus has called for an emergency meeting of Arab League heads of state in an apparent attempt to avert its suspension from the regional bloc.

In pictures: Pressure on Syria
BBC News 13/11/2011 at 16:01
Arab League suspends Syria

Arab League freeze provokes protest

Turkey evacuates families of its diplomats in Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/11/2011 at 15:04

Outside pressure builds on Syria
BBC News 13/11/2011 at 14:57
Syria’s leadership is under mounting pressure from other Arab states to end its violent repression of pro-democracy protests.

Syria calls for emergency Arab summit to handle the Syrian crisis
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/11/2011 at 14:51

Egypt against interference into internal affairs of Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/11/2011 at 14:47

VIDEO: Arab League Gives Green Light to US-NATO to Intervene in Syria 13/11/2011 at 14:11
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Syria accused over embassy raids
BBC News 13/11/2011 at 09:44
Saudi Arabia accuses Syria of failing to stop attacks on its embassy after the Arab League voted to punish Damascus over its crackdown on protests.

Arab League decision angers Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/11/2011 at 09:05

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