Syria Newslinks 1 December 2011

1 December 2011 — williambowles.info

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

Secret Meeting. War on Syria: Head of Syrian National Council meets leader of NATO sponsored “Free Syrian Army”
GlobalResearch.ca Tomorrow at 04:55
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

THE ROVING EYE : The shadow war in Syria
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
Feel free to bask in the glow of yet another mercenary paradise as the stage is set for Target Syria, aka Libya 2.0. Trigger-happy Libyans formerly known as rebels have already shipped to Syria via Turkey, where a symbiosis of Western and Gulf states has set up a command center on the border. The pressure is relentless for the ‘civil war’ prophesy of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to come to pass. – Pepe Escobar (Dec 1, ’11)

‘Many countries in need of Arab Spring’
Russiatoday.ru Today at 09:36
The Arab Spring ousted the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, and finally Libya, while pushing Syria and Yemen to the brink of civil war. In Bahrain protesters were driven from the streets by a massive military force.

Turkey slaps sanctions on Syria
Russiatoday.ru Today at 00:34
Turkey has imposed tough economic sanctions on its former ally, Syria. In response to the ongoing violence there, Ankara has frozen officials’ assets, suspended financial dealings with the country, and banned all…

Syria releases over 900 protesters
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 20:20

Muslim states start to punish Syria
CBS News
A demonstration by supporters of Syrian President Assad against the Arab League, in Damascus, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman) CAIRO – The Arab League unveiled a list of top Syrian officials facing a travel ban Wednesday, …
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57334374/muslim-states-start-to-punish-syria/

Syrian Uprising Spills Over Into Lebanon’s Raucous Political Scene
New York Times
By JOSH WOOD BEIRUT — Nine months into the uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the conflict there is increasingly rippling into Lebanese politics as longtime divisions deepen and discord mounts. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/world/middleeast/syrian-uprising-spills-over-into-lebanons-raucous-political-scene.html

Syria Frees Hundreds of Prisoners, Continues Deadly Crackdown
Voice of America (blog)
Syria on Wednesday released 912 prisoners, while the country’s embattled leadership continued with a deadly crackdown on dissent, despite a flood of fresh sanctions. The government said the released people were involved in the “latest events” but were …
http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/11/30/syria-frees-hundreds-of-prisoners-continues-deadly-crackdown-2/

EU Expected to Increase Sanctions on Iran, Syria
ABC News
The British foreign minister is accusing Iran’s government of supporting repression in Syria as EU foreign ministers are expected to impose more sanctions on both countries. Mobs stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, the Iranian capital, …
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/eu-expected-increase-sanctions-iran-syria-15062308

Islamic body urges Syria to stop “excessive force”
Reuters
By Asma Alsharif JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – The world’s largest Islamic body urged Syria on Wednesday to “immediately stop the use of excessive force” against its citizens to avert the threat of foreign intervention. …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/30/us-syria-oic-resolution-idUSTRE7AT25E20111130

EU to blacklist Syrian oil firm: diplomatic sources
Reuters
By Emma Farge and Justyna Pawlak LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union plans to add Syria’s General Petroleum Corporation (GPC) to its list of sanctioned companies, diplomatic sources told Reuters on Wednesday, in a move designed to starve the …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/30/us-syria-sanctions-eu-idUSTRE7AT2UF20111130

UAE to stand firm on sanctions if Syria resists
The National
ABU DHABI // The UAE will stand firm in imposing sanctions on Syria unless it allows Arab League observers into the country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. On Sunday the Arab League voted, with UAE support, to impose severe trade …
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/uae-to-stand-firm-on-sanctions-if-syria-resists

7 more OFWs arrive from Syria
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of seven overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived home from Syria Wednesday, with another batch of 24 due to arrive home tonight. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Raul Hernandez said today that the seven …
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=753956&publicationSubCategoryId=200

S. Korea advises nationals to leave Syria
Yonhap News
1 (Yonhap) — South Korea has advised its nationals in Syria to leave the country amid toughening international sanctions against the beleaguered regime of President Bashar Assad, a Seoul official said Thursday. The Syrian leader has come under …
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2011/12/01/17/0301000000AEN20111201010900315F.HTML

Turkey slaps sanctions on Syria — RT
By RT
Turkey has imposed tough economic sanctions on its former ally, Syria. In response to the ongoing violence there, Ankara has frozen officials’ assets, suspended financial dealings with the country, and banned all military sales.
http://rt.com/news/turkey-imposes-sanctions-syria-617/

Will Russia Bog Down in Syria?
By Ariel Cohen
In an unfortunate exercise of naval muscle-flexing, a flotilla of Russian warships will be sent to the anchorage and naval base of Tartus in Syria for a port.
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/30/will-russia-bog-down-in-syria/

Turkey: Sanctions Slapped On Syria
By The Huffington Post News Editors
By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI — The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) – Turkey slapped tough economic sanctions on Syria on Wednesday, freezing assets of officials involved in the government’s crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising, suspending …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/30/turkey-syria-sanctions_n_1120148.html

Prison Planet.com » SYRIA: The Orwellian “Responsibility to Protect …
By yihan
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research.ca. Wednesday, November 30, 2011. The Arab League coupled with a proxy group called the Syrian National Council (SNC) that is the creation of a tactical alliance between the Syrian branch of …
http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-the-orwellian-responsibility-to-protect-r2p-used-to-justify-regime-change-and-all-out-war.html

Can a Syria decision be avoided? « The Enterprise Blog
By Gary Schmitt
Of course, the obvious question to ask even then was “well, what about
Syria?” But in both capitals it was a question they simply would not
entertain. However, as Jamie and I wrote in a piece shortly thereafter,
“with reports that the Syrian …
http://blog.american.com/2011/11/can-a-syria-decision-be-avoided/

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