Syrian Foreign Ministry: Kerry’s presentation is based on old stories published by terrorists

31 August 2013 — SANA

[Well worth reading. WB]

Damascus, (SANA) – An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that after days of media exaggeration about what the US administration described as decisive evidence, US Secretary of State John Kerry only produced material based on old stories which were published by terrorists over a week ago and are full of fabrication and lies.

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The Iran Nuclear Threat: Phantom Menace By Ben Schreiner

1 February, 2013 — Global Research

They say you can’t kill that which has never lived.  It’s useful advice when analyzing the persistence of the so-called “Iranian nuclear threat.”

According to a report in McClatchy, “Israeli intelligence officials now estimate that Iran won’t be able to build a nuclear weapon before 2015 or 2016.”

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Russian expert warns of possibility of large-scale war in Middle East

24 November 2012 — The Voice of Russia

Turkey has asked NATO to deploy “Patriot” missiles on the Turkish side near the Turkish-Syrian border.

In an interview with the Voice of Russia, Russian analyst Konstantin Sivkov said: “Deploying these missiles in Turkey will be dangerous for Syrian military planes – this is obvious. A lesser obvious thing is that Turkey is getting ready for a war against Syria. If an attack on Syria from the territory of Turkey does take place, this will most likely be an attack not of the Turkish army, but of NATO’s forces.”

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Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza

17 November, 2012RT

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites

Hacker group Anonymous has launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael on almost 700 Israeli websites, protesting against Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Israeli media confirmed the group’s move.

The hackers reportedly took down websites ranging from high-profile governmental structures such as the Foreign Ministry to local tourism companies’ pages.

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Arms supplies to Syrian opposition call for legal evaluation – Russia

3 March 2012 — Voice of Russia

An armed antigovernment mutiny has been crushed in the Syrian city of Homs. More than 100 mercenaries have been seized. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that supplying arms to Syrian rebels is in no way contributing to a settlement in Syria. The Russian Foreign Ministry has, for its part, urged the United Nations to give a legal assessment to statements by officials from different countries, insisting that the Syrian opposition fighters should continue to be armed.

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Video: US to pump weapons into Syrian warzone? — RT

22 FEbruary 2012US to pump weapons into Syrian warzone? — RT

The White House and US State Department are considering arming Syria‘s rebels, claiming ongoing reports of government crackdowns would legitimize their actions. But it remains unclear what form the assistance would take.

Both US bodies made statements yesterday saying that new tactics would have to be adopted in order to curtail Regime forces’ bombardment of the city of Homs. Continue reading

Russian Foreign Minister: Libyan Scenario Undermines Global Stability

11 February 2012Stop NATOItar-Tass

Russia will seek respect for sovereignty of states – Lavrov

Russia will seek respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Moscow function to mark National Diplomacy Day.

The minister said Moscow was opposed to violence, wherever it might originate from, while at the same time upholding fundamental principles of international law. This first and foremost pertains to the situation in Syria, said Lavrov. He noted that a Libyan scenario of events would undermine global stability. Continue reading

‘America preparing military intervention in Syria’ — RT

5 January 2012 — ‘America preparing military intervention in Syria’ — RT

Damascus is criticizing the US for sending an envoy to Cairo’s Arab League discussions about ending the Assad regime’s crackdown on dissent. London-based political analyst Chris Bambery says the US is preparing for a military intervention in Syria.

­According to Barbery, sanctions against Syria are only the beginning of Western intervention. ‘The key ally in this enterprise, Turkey, has been involved with the Free Syrian Army – training them, and we know there are also American advisers in those camps in Turkey,’ he says. And, ‘when you combine all that – sanctions, diplomatic moves, the involvement with the Free Syrian Army, it begins to create a dynamic that though perhaps the Americans don’t want involvement in the military operation in Syria, they can pull it in that direction.’

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French Ship Carries Freedom Flotilla’s “Dignity” to Gaza By Begoña Astigarraga

13 July 2011 — IPS


Activists on hunger strike in Spanish embassy. Credit:Bego Astigarraga/IPS

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ATHENS, Jul 12, 2011 (IPS) – The French vessel Dignité-Al Karama is the only boat from the Freedom Flotilla II actually sailing for Gaza in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade imposed in 2006. At the same time, six Spanish members of the humanitarian aid mission went on hunger strike in the Greek capital.

The hunger strikers, who have occupied the Spanish embassy in Athens since Jul. 5, were travelling on the Spanish ship Gernika (Guernica) that was part of the flotilla carrying 500 activists from 45 different countries, and 5,000 tonnes of aid, bound for the Gaza Strip.

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Gaddafi’s arrest ordered by International Criminal Court — RT

27 June 2011 — RT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has issued an arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan leader is suspected of crimes against humanity.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has issued an arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan leader is suspected of crimes against humanity.

Two other persons wanted by the tribunal are his son Seif al-Islam, who commands one of the Libyan Army’s divisions, and Abdullah al-Sanousi, head of the country’s intelligence.

Gaddafi and his associates are suspected of crimes against Libyan civilians, committed as the government was trying to quell the uprising in the country’s east in February 2011.

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