Syria Newslinks 24-25 November 2011

25 November 2011 —

These newslinks might get updated as the day progresses…

VIDEO: Syria: BBC undercover in Homs
BBC News Today at 18:08
An Arab League deadline for Syria to allow an observer mission or face sanctions has passed with no response from Damascus to the ultimatum.

Syrians shout support for Assad as AL deadline approaches
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 16:37

Spinning Invasions from the Nile to the Euphrates and Beyond
Dissident Voice Today at 16:00
As the US and UK lead towards more illegal overthrows, invasions and destruction in Iran and Syria, a political pattern of manipulation and disinformation has become an art form.

Céline Lussato, “Will French Intelligence Agents Be Training Syrian Deserters?” Today at 15:50
French intelligence agents have been sent to northern Lebanon and Turkey to build the first contingents of the Free Syrian Army out of the deserters who have fled Syria, says the 23 November issue of Le Canard enchaîné. ‘Several members of the covert action section of the General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) and the Special Operations Command (COS) are already in Turkey, ready, upon receiving the order, to train these Syrian deserters for urban guerrilla warfare,’ according to the weekly.

25 November 2011
UN lines up behind Arab League-Turkey action against Syria
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:21
The United Nations General Assembly’s human rights committee voted on Tuesday to ‘strongly condemn’ Syria’s crackdown on opposition protests.

US deploys aircraft carrier off Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 08:39

French fig-leaf: Sarkozy wants Syria Today at 07:21
France is pushing for humanitarian corridors to be opened in Syria to bring medicine and other vital supplies into the country. But there is criticism it could be a pretext for intervention, in an echo of the NATO…

Media Lies Used to Provide a Pretext for Another “Humanitarian War”: Protest in Syria: Who Counts the Dead? Today at 05:55
The reliance of the mainstream media on information emanating from anonymous groups provides a biased understanding of the Syrian protests

Arab League gives Syria 48 hours to sign observer mission protocol
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 04:58

Stop NATO news: November 25, 2011
Stop NATO Today at 03:32

AL gives Syria 48 hours to sign observer mission protocol
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:56

Syria faces Arab sanctions deadline over monitors
By Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria faces a Friday deadline to sign an Arab deal allowing monitors into the country or incur sanctions over its crackdown on protests including halting flights, curbing trade and stopping deals with the central …

Syria unrest: Damascus nears Arab League ultimatum
BBC News
Syria is facing an Arab League deadline to allow an observer mission into the country or be subjected to economic sanctions. The league wants 500 observers to enter Syria to monitor the situation amid continuing protests, but Damascus has reportedly …

Syria unrest hits Turkish business owners
Al Jazeera
Business owners along the Syria-Turkey border are desperate for the crisis to end. Since the uprising, relations between the two countries have deteriorated, destroying what was once a booming cross-border trade. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports …

Syrian army defectors came as individuals to Jordan – FM
Jordan Times
By Hani Hazaimeh AMMAN – The government on Thursday said scores of Syrian military defectors have crossed into the Kingdom since the violence erupted in Syria earlier this year; however, they arrived individually and at different times, …

Syrian economy minister says Syria is “in crisis”
The Syrian economy minister Mohamad Nedal Alchaar says the country is going through “the worst crisis in the recent history of Syria”. With international sanctions due to the crackdown on anti-regime protesters, Syria’s economy is struggling to stay …

Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey
BBC News
By John Simpson BBC News, Antakya, southern Turkey Tracking down and interviewing Colonel Riyad al-Asad close to Turkey’s border with Syria is not an easy business. The colonel’s name sounds close to but not quite the same as that of the President he …

Arab League deadline rebuffed by Syrian regime
Syria prepared to face down demands to accept a Friday deadline to allow observers into areas where opposition groups have clashed with government troops. by Our Foreign Staff Turkey ruled out any military intervention to end the bloody repression of …

Syrian films being shot
A video has been posted online that is claimed to show a sniper shooting a civilian filming him in Syria.

Is the United States secretly preparing for war with Syria?
“This is most unusual and unprecedented move on the part of the United States, which is possibly seeking to go to war against Syria” says Yogi Youkuskov, a former KGB operative living in Syria. “It is long known that the plan is for regime change for …

Prison » Russia Arms Syria With Missiles To Defend …
By admin
We now know what those six Russian warships that reportedly entered Syrian territorial waters last week were carrying. Aside from representing a show of strength to discourage NATO powers from launching a military attack, on board were …

Foreign intervention in Syria? | The World | International affairs blog …
By Gideon Rachman Gideon Rachman and his FT colleagues debate international affairs.

Syria: European Union Increases Pressure On Assad
By The Huffington Post News Team
BEIRUT — An Arab League committee on Thursday gave Syria 24 hours to agree to allow an observer mission into the country, or it could face sanctions that include stopping financial dealings and freezing assets. The bloodshed in the …

Syria unrest: Arab League ponders sanctions in Cairo — RT
As the death toll continues to rise with Egypt’s military rulers refusing to step down, the Arab League has chosen Cairo as the perfect destination to discuss possible sanctions against Syria for not implementing its own peace plan.

Arabs give Syria new ultimatum, call for UN support
By alexsamade
Long resistant to drawing the international community into the Syria crisis, the Arab top diplomats agreed to ask UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “to take all measures to support the efforts of the Arab League to resolve the critical situation …

24 November 2011
Paris fires warning shot Yesterday at 23:35
Paris talks about humanitarian intervention in Syria, as the country faces more sanctions from the Arab League countries, but it appears even the armed opponents of Bashar al-Assad’s regime strongly oppose any…

Syria unrest: Arab League ponders sanctions in Cairo Yesterday at 18:13
As the death toll continues to rise with Egypt’s military rulers refusing to step down, the Arab League has chosen Cairo as the perfect destination to discuss possible sanctions against Syria for not implementing its…

Syria: U.S. Deploys Aircraft Carrier, NATO Prepares For War Yesterday at 18:13
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Heading for War on Syria?
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 18:01
Libya’s model is being replicated in Syria. So far, it’s short of war. For how long is uncertain. Expect it if current tactics fail. Mathaba Analyst Stephen Lendman (photo) takes a further look.

VIDEO: Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey
BBC News Yesterday at 17:51
The BBC’s John Simpson tracks down Colonel Riyad al-Asad, the leader of the rebel Free Syrian Army, who is waiting in Turkey and hoping for the overthrow of the current president, Bashar al-Assad.

Syria is Not Libya Yesterday at 17:50
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Russia Determined Not to Repeat Libyan Scenario in Syria

Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey
BBC News Yesterday at 17:34
Syrian rebel leader gives rare interview on campaign

EU rejects French call for intervention in Syria Yesterday at 13:16
The EU has stopped short of endorsing a French proposal for EU-backed humanitarian corridors that would allow aid groups and observers into Syria.

Specter of no-fly zone darkens Syrian skies Yesterday at 12:59
Arab states are reportedly set to impose a no-fly zone over Syria with US logistical support. But as the drive to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on ‘humanitarian grounds’ continues, the Libyan scenario seems to…

Arab League mulls Syria sanctions
BBC News Yesterday at 10:41
Arab League ministers meet in Cairo to discuss possible economic sanctions against Syria over it violent crackdown on opposition protests.

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