Syria Newslinks 20-22 November 2011

22 November 2011 —

22 November 2011
Destabilisation of the entire Arab world. Moscow Decries US-NATO’s Global Provocation in Syria Today at 06:44
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Situation in Syria can lead to destabilisation in Arab world – Lavrov
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:52

Wadah Khanfar, Al-Jazeera and the Triumph of Televised Propaganda
empirestrikesblack Today at 01:34
by Thierry Meyssan, 26 September, 2011.
Al-Jazeera – the Qatari news channel that in the space of 15 years established itself in the Arab world as an innovative news outlet – suddenly embarked in a vast intoxication campaign to overthrow the regimes of Libya and Syria through any means. As demonstrated by Thierry Meyssan, this was not a conjunctural shift but one that was planned long in advance by individuals who shrewdly concealed their personal interests to the public. Revelations follow …

21 November 2011
VIDEO: Gul ‘preparing for worst’ in Syria

BBC News Yesterday at 21:56
The Turkish President, Abdullah Gul, has told the BBC that Turkey is preparing for the worst in neighbouring Syria

‘CIA, MI6 and Mossad: Together against Syria’ Yesterday at 17:12
The West is doing its best to destabilize the situation in Syria, author and journalist Webster Tarpley told RT. According to him, civilians have to deal with death squads and blind terrorism, which is typical of the…

Syria ‘must change’ says Turkey
BBC News Yesterday at 16:37
Turkey’s president tells the BBC his country will not remain indifferent to the crisis in neighbouring Syria, calling for ‘fundamental reforms’.

Social Opposition in the Age of Internet
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
(Invited paper to be read at the ‘Symposium on Re-Publicness’, sponsored by the Chamber of Electrical Engineers, Ankara, Turkey — December 9–10, 2011)

Syria: Arab League Provides Pretext For Western Military Intervention Yesterday at 14:56
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Russian Foreign Minister Decries West’s Global Provocation In Syria Yesterday at 14:53
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Western powers back Syrian insurgents as Arab League deadline expires
World Socialist Web Site Yesterday at 14:02
The Arab League’s three-day ultimatum to the Baathist regime of President Bashar al-Assad to implement a one-sided peace plan expired, with Assad refusing to back down.

Russian FM blames west for ‘provocation’ over Syria Yesterday at 12:19
Russia has accused the west of exacerbating the already tense situation in Syria. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says calls for the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s regime are nothing but a provocation.

Turkish bus ‘under fire in Syria’
BBC News Yesterday at 11:57
A bus carrying Turkish Muslim pilgrims comes under gun attack in central Syria with two people injured, Turkish media and officials say.

Turkey and the Syrian ‘Abyss’
Asia Times Online Yesterday at 11:00
The Syrian uprising, the harsh government crackdown and the growing militarization of the opposition – all leading the country down the road to full-fledged civil war – have forced Turkey to abandon its ‘zero-problems’ foreign policy. A now outspoken Ankara is trying to ensuring a position of leadership for itself in any future scenario faced by Syria. – Ramzy Baroud (Nov 21, ’11)

Hague to meet Syrian opposition
BBC News Yesterday at 09:48
The UK is stepping up its contacts with Syrian opposition forces, but ministers insist they are not about to recognise them as its legitimate government.

Syrian authorities arrest 58 wanted people in central region
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 07:00

The “Free Syria Army”: Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists Yesterday at 04:56
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Russia Sends Warships to Syrian Waters to Stem Intervention Yesterday at 04:31For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Italy, Germany urge Security Council sanctions against Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 03:32

20 November 2011
Libya Déjà Vu in Syria: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars

Strategic Culture Foundation 20/11/2011 at 17:11
The virtually equivalent public and diplomatic discourse that unfolded against the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is at play against Damascus. In Geneva, the same so-called human rights groups are pressing for the censorship of the Syrian Arab Republic… What is going to happen is that the Syrian National Council is going to be illicitly, and in violation of international law, be granted recognition as the government of Syria by the Arab petro-Sheikhdoms and Turkey. If the gambit is successful, the E.U. and U.S. will do the same at one point or another. Syrian embassies will be handed over to them or taken over by the Syrian National Council and the diplomatic war against Syria will intensify. In parallel, the mainstream media and human rights organizations will begin to clamour for…

Alleged attack on Syrian Ba’ath party HQ
Morning Star 20/11/2011 at 16:54
The Turkey-based Free Syrian Army (FSA) claimed responsibility today for an alleged dawn attack on Syria’s ruling Ba’ath Party’s Damascus headquarters.

Syrian situation getting more complex amid increased domestic, int’l pressure
Strategic Culture Foundation 20/11/2011 at 15:40

Arab League anti-Syria deadline expires
Strategic Culture Foundation 20/11/2011 at 15:39

Syrian FM announces demise of Arab League’s monitoring plan
Strategic Culture Foundation 20/11/2011 at 15:38

Arab League rejects Syria demand
BBC News 20/11/2011 at 12:21
The Arab League rejects a demand by Syria to alter its plan for ending the country’s conflict, as President Assad vows not to bow to foreign pressure.

Maher Arar on Syrian Conflict
The Real News Network 20/11/2011 at 12:11
Maher Arar updates his case and discusses the struggle in Syria

Assad defiant as Syrian party HQ hit by RPGs 20/11/2011 at 11:42
The headquarters of the Syrian ruling party in Damascus has been shelled with propelled grenades on Sunday. The new violence erupted just hours after the Arab League ultimatum for the Syrian leadership to stop the…

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