Syria Newslinks 19-20 November 2011

20 November 2011 — williambowles.info

20 November 2011
The “Free Syria Army”: Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists
GlobalResearch.ca Tomorrow at 04:56
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Russia Sends Warships to Syrian Waters to Stem Intervention
GlobalResearch.ca Tomorrow at 04:31
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Violence escalates in Syria
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Today at 10:15
Sun, 20/11/2011 By Ash Pemberton
The Syrian government of Bashar Al-Assad looks prepared to fight to the death in its brutal battle against pro-democracy protesters who have been calling for the downfall of the regime since March.

Syria’s Assad defies ‘pressure’
BBC News Today at 09:33
Syria’s President Assad says his country will not bow down to ‘pressure’ and predicts its bloody conflict will continue.

Assad: Syria war will destabilize all Middle East
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 07:22

Britain in Secret Talks with Syrian “Rebels”
GlobalResearch.ca Today at 05:06
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

War on Syria war will destabilize the Entire Middle East region
GlobalResearch.ca Today at 04:13
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Syrian forces arrest 140 terrorists
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:53

Targeting Iran and Syria
The Greanville Post Today at 00:38
By Stephen Lendman
Assad may soon be the new Gaddafi.  The script applied to Libya and other countries is now being applied to Syria, by the same criminal gang.

Syrian Baath Party in Damascus ‘hit by rockets’
BBC News
At least two rocket-propelled grenades have hit a building of Syria’s governing Baath Party in the capital Damascus, residents and activists say.
After initial reports of smoke rising from the building, there were no obvious signs of damage on Sunday. …
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15809269

Syria’s strife may portend civil war
Sacramento Bee
By Anthony Shadid BEIRUT – A harrowing sectarian war has spread across the Syrian city of Homs this month, with supporters and opponents of the government blamed for beheadings, rival gangs carrying out tit-for-tat kidnappings, minorities fleeing for …
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/20/4067384/syrias-strife-may-portend-civil.html

Blasts in Syrian capital as Assad vows crackdown
Deseret News
By Zeina Karam, AP BEIRUT — Residents in the Syrian capital woke up to two loud explosions Sunday amid unconfirmed activist reports that a major building belonging to the ruling Baath party had been by hit several rocket-propelled grenades. …
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700199571/Blasts-in-Syrian-capital-as-Assad-vows-crackdown.html

New phase in uprising? Syrian rebels launch 1st attack in capital
msnbc.com
At least two rocket-propelled grenades hit a building belonging to the ruling Baath party in Damascus on Sunday, residents said, in the first insurgent attack reported inside the Syrian capital since an eight-month uprising began against President …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45374621/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/

Syria’s Assad: crackdown to continue
Newsday
Click here Syria’s Assad: crackdown to continue Originally published:
November 20, 2011 2:59 AM Updated: November 20, 2011 3:34 AM By The Associated Press ZEINA KARAM (Associated Press) (AP) — Syria’s President Bashar Assad has vowed to continue with …
http://www.newsday.com/news/syria-s-assad-crackdown-to-continue-1.3334943

Hundreds Injured in Renewed Egypt Protests; 24 Killed in Syria
BusinessWeek
In Syria, where an Arab League deadline for the regime of Bashar al-Assad to end violence against protesters ended yesterday, Assad’s security forces killed 24 people across the country, Al-Jazeera reported, citing unidentified activists. …
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-19/hundreds-injured-in-renewed-egypt-protests-24-killed-in-syria.html

Syria’s Assad faces Qaddafi’s fate: Israeli defense minister
Al-Arabiya
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s fate is similar to that of Muammar Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein. (File Photo) By AFP Syria’s president has reached “a point of no return” and faces the same fate as former …
http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/11/19/178102.html

Police attack protest camp in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, violence grows in Syria …
World War 4 Report
19, an Arab League deadline for Damascus to halt its bloody crackdown on protesters or face sanctions expired—a day after Syrian security forces killed at least 12 civilians, including two children, according to opposition sources. …
http://www.ww4report.com/node/10549

Syria’s Assad: crackdown to continue
Kitsap Sun
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s President Bashar Assad has vowed to continue with a security crackdown to crush ‘militants’ who he says are massacring Syrians on daily basis. Assad said in an interview with Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper published Sunday that …
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/nov/20/syrias-assad-crackdown-to-continue/

Syria: Arab League deadline expires, clashes continue — RT
By RT
The Arab League ultimatum for Syria’s leadership to end violence has expired. Meanwhile, fresh clashes have erupted across the country.
http://rt.com/news/syria-violence-opposition-sanctions-759/

Arab League: Ensure Effective Syria Monitoring Mission | Human …
By Human Rights Watch
(New York) – The Arab League should ensure that Syria grants its monitoring mission unhindered access to conflict zones and detention facilities, and that it can operate independent of Syrian security services and other authorities, Human Rights Watch …
http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/11/19/arab-league-ensure-effective-syria-monitoring-mission

Syria: Violence Escalates
By The Huffington Post News Editors
BEIRUT — Syrian troops stormed a central town and a northwestern region in search of regime opponents on Saturday, activists said, a day after the government agreed in principle to allow the Arab League to send observers to oversee a …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/19/syria-violence-escalates_n_1102755.html

World Blog – Syria approaches Arab League deadline to end …
By World Blog
AMMAN, Jordan – Violence continued in Syria late Friday as Damascus approached a deadline to take steps to end months of bloodshed in a crackdown against protests against President Bashar al-Assad. The Arab League has suspended …
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/19/8893134-syria-approaches-arab-league-deadline-to-end-bloodshed

Syria’s Assad vows to continue crackdown: report | The Raw Story
By Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was quoted on Saturday as saying he would press on with a crackdown against anti-government unrest in his country despite increased pressure from the Arab League to end it. …
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/20/syrias-assad-vows-to-continue-crackdown-report/

19 November 2011
Banks, Pentagon, and Academic Pusillanimousness
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 21:39
I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. — GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain
Not everything, mind you, but anything, which would put him on par with the dumbest American living under the heaviest and mossiest rock. Hell, he’s running neck to neck with that boulder. Though Cain knows nothing, he has enough political sense to bluster, ‘If you mess with Israel you’re messing with the United States of America.’

Syria: Arab League deadline expires, clashes continue
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 17:44
The Arab League ultimatum for Syria’s leadership to end violence has expired. Meanwhile, fresh clashes have erupted across the country.

The Arab League: Prelude to a US-NATO-led military campaign against Syria
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 16:22
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

War Criminals Are Not Welcome in Halifax
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Halifax, the principal NATO port on the North Atlantic and the headquarters of Maritime Command, is hosting yet another ‘Halifax International Security Forum’ November 18-20 for the third year in a row. Three hundred hand-picked militarists will be occupying the luxurious Halifax Westin Hotel at the expense of the Canadian taxpayer. Participation in the HISF is by invitation only; the people are excluded.

Genocidal Cynicism
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
In order to give an idea of the potential of the USSR in its efforts to maintain parity with the United States in this sphere, we only need to point out that when its disintegration occurred in 1991, in Byelorussia there were 81 nuclear warheads, in Kazakhstan 1400 and in the Ukraine approximately 5000; all these went over to the Russian Federation, the only state capable of sustaining its immense cost, in order to maintain independence.

A Taxonomy of Capitalist Sharks
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 15:59
Trying to reform Capitalism is a futile as preaching Vegetarianism to a Shark. And nearly as dangerous. Stay away from those gaping greedy Jaws if you don’t want to get eaten alive – the sorry Fate of many idealistic Liberals and Social Democrats!

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