Syria Newslinks 17-18 February 2012

18 February 2012 19:09:22 —

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria: US-NATO “Arm Twisting” at the General Assembly Today at 18:29
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Syria and the media: “Activists say…” Today at 15:26
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Iran to conduct joint exercises with Syria? Today at 15:21
An Iranian flotilla has arrived in a Syrian port to provide maritime training to the country’s navy, media reports. It’s only the second time Iranian warships have sailed through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean.

Syrian troops ‘fire on mourners’
BBC News Today at 14:43
Syrian troops fire on a crowd of mourners in Damascus, reportedly killing one, as a visiting Chinese envoy urges all sides to refrain from violence.

Iran cornered with key ally Syria on the brink? Today at 12:41
There are no signs of an end to the violence in Syria, Iran’s key ally in the region, with the West keen to change the Tehran-friendly regime. A noose is being drawn, but experts fear it may leave Iran compelled to act.

China Urges All Sides in Syria to End Violence
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 12:24

UN vote seen as stepping stone toward military intervention in Syria
World Socialist Web Site Today at 08:56
The United Nations’ backing for the Arab League call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down brings military intervention one step closer.

China urges end to Syria violence
BBC News Today at 08:53
China’s envoy to Syria calls on all sides in the country to end violence, after holding talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

12 people killed across Syria Friday: state media
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 08:26

NATO will not intervene in Syria: Rasmussen
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 08:25

Should the world fear Russia and China? The view from NY Today at 06:59
Russia and China angered a large section of the international community when they jointly vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning President Assad’s regime in Syria.

Chinese envoy in Syria as violence surging Today at 06:32
A Chinese envoy is in Syria to hold talks with President Bashar al-Assad. Fierce protests and violence are ongoing in the country, and the fresh UN resolution urges for the transition of power, accusing the regime of…

US Security Advisor to confer with Israeli over Syria and Iran Today at 03:10
President Obama’s National Security Advisor is heading to Israel to discuss the increasingly volatile situation in Syria and escalating tensions with Iran.

Terrorist attacks in Syria’s Homs kill three, injure many others
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:43

‘US thinks it can use Al-Qaeda temporarily in Syria’ Today at 02:39
The US and Al-Qaeda are using each other to topple President Assad, believes Camille Otrakji, editor of online magazine Syria Comment.

VIDEO: Deaths in Syria after Friday prayers

BBC News Yesterday at 21:48
A senior Chinese official is visiting Syria as the violent crackdown against opposition groups continues.

Chinese envoy in Syria for talks
BBC News Yesterday at 20:49
A senior Chinese envoy visits the Syrian capital in the hope of mediating in the crisis as bloodshed continues

UNGA Syria decision obviously one-sided
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 10:53

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