Syria Newslinks 2012 10 11 March 2012: US intelligence: Assad firmly in charge in Syria

11 March 2012 11:12:08 — williambowles.info

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Syrian stalemate hampers Annan peace talks
Russiatoday.ru Today at 10:11
The UN delegation led by Kofi Annan is heading into its second round of talks with Syrian President Assad. But with both the opposition and the regime flatly refusing to open dialogue until violence has ended, the…

Russia, EU focus on Syria conflict
Voice of Russia, News Today at 05:39
UNArab League envoy Kofi Annan met Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday to press for a political solution to Syria’s year-long crisis which has killed thousands since it flared up over a year ago.

Annan to renew Syria peace talks
BBC News Today at 04:48
UNArab League envoy Kofi Annan is due to hold a second round of talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

Iran to export power to Syria, Lebanon in May
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:36

Annan meets Syria’s Assad
Voice of Russia, News Today at 02:06
UNArab League envoy Kofi Annan met Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday to press for a political solution to Syria‘s year-long crisis which has killed thousands since it flared up over a year ago.

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Iran, Syria, Israel and the US: the battle for the moral high ground
occupation magazine – articles Yesterday at 23:59
Reuven Kaminer – How can Obama and Netanyahu, responsible for the ongoing tragedy in Palestine, strut around the Arab world as the protectors of human rights, as a force for peace and democracy in Syria or in Iraq?

Russia, Arab League Agree Plan on Syria
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 18:30

Sectarian demagogues
The Angry Arab News Service Yesterday at 18:16
Muqtada As-Sadir held a protest in support of Bahrain protests while Jordanian Muslim Brothers held a protest in support of Syrian protests.  Both acted out of sectarian considerations.  Real support should be directed against all Arab regime…

Ahmad Zaydan: the ambassador of Al-Qa`idah at Aljazeera
The Angry Arab News Service Yesterday at 18:16
Ahmad Zaydan was the correspondent for AlJazeera in Pakistan and has not in any way disguised his sympathy for Taliban and Al-Qa`idah.  He is a member of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (and member of the Syrian National Council) and is thus now qua…

US intelligence: Assad firmly in charge in Syria
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 17:41
One year after the unrest in Syria started President Bashar Assad is still firmly in control of his country, US intelligence services say, despite their leaders claiming his regime is doomed.

Riyad Al-As`ad
The Angry Arab News Service Yesterday at 16:22
The military communiques of the Free Syrian Army have the credibility of the military communiques of the Fath Movement (Yasir `Arafat lied int the very first communique by Al-`Asifah, the military arm of Fath).  Riyad Al-As`ad today claimed that h…

The lousy UN
Arab News Service Yesterday at 16:22
UN officials were scrambling urgently yesterday and expressing concern over food needs for the Syrian people.  Of course, I regard the UN as a mere tool of the US (except when Russia or China exercise the veto for reasons of their own), and I rega..

Saudi and Qatari responses to Israeli bombing
The Angry Arab News Service Yesterday at 16:22
In response to Israeli murder of Palestinians, the Saudi and Qatari governments called arming the…Free Syrian Army.

The Bloody Road to Damascus
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
James Petras There is clear and overwhelming evidence that the uprising to overthrow President Assad of Syria is a violent, power grab led by foreign-supported fighters who have killed and wounded thousands of Syrian soldiers, police and civilians, partisans of the government and its peaceful opposition.

Why Putin Is Driving Washington Nuts
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Pepe Escobar Forget the past (Saddam, Osama, Gaddafi) and the present (Assad, Ahmadinejad). A bet can be made over a bottle of Petrus 1989 (the problem is waiting the next six years to collect); for the foreseeable future, Washington’s top bogeyman — and also for its rogue North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners and assorted media shills — will be none other than back-to-the-future Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia seeks a negotiated settlement in Syria
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 15:29
Denisova Olga Taken by their motorcades past protest encampments and burnt-out buildings in Cairo’s now historic Tahrir Square, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his colleagues in the Arab League gathered at the League’s headquarters on Saturday to discuss the latest Arab upheavals, including the crisis in Syria.

Russia, Arab League agree on Syria strategy
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 15:22
Russia and the Arab League have agreed on a regulatory strategy for Syria, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey

Syrian forces engage rebels
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 14:23
The Syrian border guards say they have intercepted a consignment of arms brought from Turkey. In a related development, Syrian troops backed by helicopters and tanks are heavily engaging armed infiltrators from Turkey near Syria’s northwestern border. These infiltrators are members of Syrian opposition groups who have established hideouts on the Turkish side.

EU to champion rights
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 14:20
The European Union is to create a special envoy for championing human rights. It is also to consider steps to broaden ties with the major emerging economies. The EU foreign ministers said this in a joint paper at the end of an informal summit in Copenhagen on Saturday. The ministers had also backed proposals to tighten sanctions against Syria.

Russia not taking sides in Syrian conflict – Lavrov
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 14:09
Russia adheres to the principle of non-interference when it comes to the situation in Syria, said the country`s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the session of the Arab League nations in Cairo on Saturday.

Assad blames instability on terrorists
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 13:22
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has told UN envoy Kofi Annan that no political attempts to settle the conflict can succeed while terrorist groups are spreading chaos in the country, Reuters has cited the official Syrian SANA news agency as saying. Armed terrorist groups, he said, are standing in the way of a political dialogue, spreading chaos and instability in Syria.

Russia urges end to Syria violence
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 13:10
Russia continues to oppose outside intervention in Syria. Its approach to that country’s crisis is even- handed and does not entail supporting any one side in the conflict. Russia is also calling for an unconditional cessation of all violence in Syria and urges the conflicting sides to enter into a dialogue.

Wikileaks Reveals that NATO Troops Operate inside Syria
Global Research.ca
Yesterday at 13:06 For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Russia backs pro-reform forces in Syria – Lavrov
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 12:30
Russia continues to oppose outside intervention in Syria. Its approach to that country’s crisis is even-handed and does not entail supporting any one side in the conflict. Russia is also prepared to offer help to all the pro-reform forces in Syria.

Arabs ask Russia to back them on Syria crisis
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 12:13
Arab League countries pressed Russia on Saturday to back their efforts to end violence in Syria at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday attended by Russia’s Sergei Lavrov.

The moral dilemmas of Syria’s revolution
BBC News Yesterday at 12:02
Family or country – a dilemma for Syria‘s revolutionaries

Lavrov: Syria unrest must end ‘irrespective’ of origin
Voice of Russia, NewsYesterday at 12:02
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at talks with Arab counterparts in Cairo that violence in Syria must end, “irrespective” of its origin, while Qatar said a ceasefire was not enough.

Peace Envoy Annan meets Syria’s Assad as Russian FM attends Arab League meeting
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 10:56
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held “positive” talks with international peace envoy Kofi Annan on Saturday, state television reported. “There was a positive atmosphere in the meeting between President Assad and Kofi Annan, envoy of the UN secretary general,” the television said.

Annan: UN will continue cooperation with Moscow on Syria
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 09:25
The new United Nations envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has confirmed the intention by the UN and the Arab League to actively cooperate with Russia in settling the Syrian crisis. Mr. Annan stated this during his talks with Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Cairo on Friday.

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