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« Reply #1700 on: May 13, 2013, 09:46:28 PM »
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RW - Aiding and abetting is not limited to arms. Besides, we know better that this aid is solely humanitarian and is 'non-lethal'. I'm sure it impresses on the Russians that future talks, if any, will be a sham and merely provide a convenient delay till a full scale invasion can be arranged since the so-called 'rebels' are clearly in a world of hurt.

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« Reply #1701 on: May 13, 2013, 11:24:35 PM »
A deal is a deal. The Jews promised to stop making trouble in Russia.

That will be the day.

You've assumed a deal. You have concluded that such a deal exists as a certainty. I prefer to let the circumstances to unfold before going that far.
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« Reply #1702 on: May 14, 2013, 02:20:53 AM »
Re: Yahoo! Sports [Canada] (Reuters) 5/14/13
Syria wants peace conference details before deciding to go
http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/syria-wants-details-deciding-attend-peace-conference-minister-072923695.html

BEIRUT - Syria wants details on a U.S.-Russian proposed peace conference before it decides whether to attend and says the role of President Bashar al-Assad is a decision "only for the Syrian people and the ballot box", a minister said.

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi was quoted by state news agency SANA on Tuesday as saying Syria welcomed the proposal but "will not be a party at all to any ... meeting which harms, directly or indirectly, national sovereignty".

Assad's departure has been a demand of the opposition since the revolt started two years ago and previous peace efforts have ground to a halt over failure to specify Assad's future role.

Zoabi's comments, which are in line with Syria's longstanding policy, will pour more cold water over a conference proposal that is yet to be agreed on by either warring side. SANA said he was speaking in an interview on Monday with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah's television station al-Manar.

The minister said Syria wanted a political solution but that international efforts should also deal with "terrorists", a term the Syrian government uses to refer to rebel fighters.

More than 80,000 people have been killed during the war, an anti-Assad rights group says, and millions more have been displaced. International powers have taken sides, with the West and Gulf countries supporting the opposition while Iran and Russia back Assad.


Russia will tell Assad what they have on their palte for the meetings, but the others will have nothing but demands he step aside.  He may well decline on Syria's attending due to those conditions.  By now, their already saying he's afraid to face up to his ... murderous track record.  The US and Britain certainly know a muderous track record when they see one.  Is this really sports news?
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« Reply #1703 on: May 14, 2013, 07:57:17 AM »
Putin warns against actions fueling crisis in Syria

Tue May 14, 2013 2:29PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/14/303483/russia-warns-against-moves-over-syria/


Russian President Vladimir Putin (file photo)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned against any measure that would further fuel the ongoing crisis in Syria and destabilize the Arab country.

Putin made the remarks on Tuesday after talks with the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Black Sea resort of Sochi over the Syrian crisis.

    "In this crucial period it is especially important to avoid any moves that can shake the situation," Putin said without giving further details.

However, it is believed that the warning was against foreign military intervention or arming militants fighting against the Syrian government.

It was not made clear whether the two leaders reached any firm agreements on the conflict in Syria. Israel wants Russia to halt its arms supplies to the Syrian government.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Prime Minister David Cameron have already held talks with Russian president over the ongoing crisis in Syria.

The US, Britain and Israel are pushing Russia to stop an arms deal under which Moscow is obliged to sell Damascus an S-300 air defense system.

Washington and Moscow are at odds over the Syria crisis. While the US and its regional allies support anti-Damascus militants seeking to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Russia remains a supporter of his government.

Russia accuses the West of worsening the Syria conflict by calling for Assad’s ouster. In return, Washington accuses Moscow of not doing enough to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian troops and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
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« Reply #1704 on: May 14, 2013, 11:29:20 AM »
A deal is a deal. The Jews promised to stop making trouble in Russia.

When can Jews be ever be trusted to stop making trouble?  Plus, it's not as if they haven't had experience doing it in Russia.   :D

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« Reply #1705 on: May 14, 2013, 01:11:17 PM »
Israel Mulling Plot to Assassinate Assad

Wednesday 15 May 2013
source: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9202240958



TEHRAN (FNA)- The Israeli regime's security bodies are working on a plot to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by the help of terrorist groups and armed rebels in the country after Damascus showed strength and months of resistance against the terrorist attacks orchestrated by US, Israel and their Arab partners, the Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

   
The Israeli Vala news website reported that the Israeli security and spy agencies were shocked at Assad's resistance against two years of terrorist and sabotage operations against the country and are mulling other ways to topple him.

Meantime, the report underlined high security measures adopted by the Syrian forces in safeguarding the roads to Damascus where government buildings are located and Assad himself resides, and said the only way to assassinate the Syrian president is designing a complicated operation and coaxing the people close to Assad into betraying him.

Earlier, a documentary movie posted on a Lebanese website unveiled details of a plot by the French and Turkish intelligence services to assassinate President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials of Syria.

The video posted by Lebanese Asianews website, which was produced in March by Khedar Awarake, a well-known Syrian media activist, included part of the confessions made by those involved in France-Turkey joint plot to kill Assad.

The report said that the Syrian security apparatus defused Turkey and France's attempted assassination plot on the lives of Assad and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem.

The report noted that the Turkish and French spy agencies embarked on the establishment of a joint operation room to direct a well-concerted operation to carry out the mission after they failed in their earlier plot to overthrow Assad's government, adding that their mission had overlaps with security services of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the US on many aspects.

The report further unveiled that the new mission to kill Assad started by Turkey and France's joint effort to recruit high-ranking officials in Syrian governmental offices, including the office of Mualem and offices related to the presidential palace in Damascus.

The report also said that Turks wished to bring along French in their operation since Paris has strong relations with Kurdish parties and could help recruit the Kurdish staffs in Assad's offices.

The report at the same time noted that Syrian security services were able to thwart the plot due to their intelligence supremacy and close watch on the plot.

In January, informed sources had said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered his army commanders to target Israel and the US interests in the Middle East region in case he is assassinated by the terrorists.

President Assad's remarks came after he attended several meetings with his senior commanders, and discussed the country's security situation with them, the Algerian Al-Shorouq Oline newspaper quoted informed sources close to the Syrian government as saying at the time.

In the meetings presided by President Assad, Syria's top army commanders told him that "the foreign hostile states will strive to assassinate him instead of launching a military attack on Syria".

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.
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« Reply #1706 on: May 14, 2013, 05:11:26 PM »
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"The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad."

Here's a fairly accurate description of Syria's neighbor to the south.

It's fairly obvious that defectors to the 'rebellion' have been recruited and rewarded.

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« Reply #1707 on: May 14, 2013, 05:17:59 PM »
When can Jews be ever be trusted to stop making trouble?  Plus, it's not as if they haven't had experience doing it in Russia.   :D

Jewish people are very religious. They have a religious holiday that says from that day on all vows and deals with non-Jews are null and void. I forget which one it is?
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« Reply #1708 on: May 15, 2013, 04:43:40 AM »
Jewish people are very religious. They have a religious holiday that says from that day on all vows and deals with non-Jews are null and void. I forget which one it is?

That would be Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur.  Even the non-religious and athestic Jews hold similar attitudes toward the goyim.

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« Reply #1709 on: May 15, 2013, 08:37:25 AM »
Cannibalizing Syria: The West to blame

Wed May 15, 2013 2:44PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/15/303681/west-guilty-of-cannibalizing-syria/


An image grab from the video shows a militant cutting out the heart of a Syrian soldier.
 
By Finian Cunningham

The latest shocking video to emerge from Syria - showing a militant commander carving out the internal organs of a dead regime soldier and proceeding to eat them in front of the camera - has prompted a telling reaction from the Western corporate-controlled news media.

The Western media have cranked into damage-limitation mode in a pathetically servile bid to spare Western governments being implicated in involvement or responsibility for such violence. This response is especially urgent as these governments are now trying to justify sending weapons overtly to Syrian militants, and as these same powers try to force the sovereign government of President Bashar Al Assad into negotiations with cut-throats and car bombers in an upcoming so-called peace conference next month.

More perplexing, perhaps, there is strong suspicion that if it were not for the latest “cannibal video” haphazardly surfacing and going viral on the internet, the Western media would not be reporting on it - that is, would have suppressed the horror from reaching public awareness - even though they knew of the video’s existence.

First though, note how the Western media’s expressions of horror and disgust - there could be hardly anything less over such depravity - are nevertheless immediately qualified in its reportage with ample denunciations of the macabre incident by the so-called Free Syrian Army. The reaction by the Western mainstream media is evidently one of trying to isolate the mutilation video as the behavior of an aberrant extremist group that is outside the control of the “reasonable”, “civilized” militants.

Rather than just reporting on the barbarous activity in the video, the Western media show an unseemly haste to limit the publicity damage that would otherwise stem from this obvious fact: that this is the nature of sickening violence that Western governments have been sponsoring in Syria for more than two years. And if US President Barack Obama, Britain’s David Cameron and France’s Francois Hollande get their way with plans to openly supply mercenaries in Syria with even more weaponry, then the bloodbath in that country will escalate.

In the light of the latest ghoulish video behavior - in which Syrian militant commander Khalid Al Hamad, also known by his nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, declares himself as the bloodcurdling perpetrator of cannibalism - Western media feign to ask naively: how can Western governments ensure that their support for the Syrian “opposition” does not fall into the wrong hands?

This dichotomy of “good rebels” whom the West presumes to support and “the bad rebels” whom the West is allegedly trying to isolate is, of course, illusory and cynical. The truth is that the Western governments have unleashed the dogs of war on Syrian society for the past two years, which has resulted in wholesale carnage and destruction, with as many as 80-90,000 total deaths. Some one-fifth to a quarter of the population in this once stable, pluralist and prosperous Mediterranean Arab country has been displaced from their ruined homes to eke out a miserable existence in refugee campsites.

Such Western-fuelled violence has resulted in countless massacres and atrocities, from no-warning car bombs in urban neighborhoods to the latest “cannibal video”. No doubt there have been atrocities committed by pro-government forces, as is part and parcel of war. There are credible, although unconfirmed, reports of heinous acts of violence against civilians in Baniyas in Tartus Province by pro-government forces.

But the central fact is that Syria’s mayhem would not have reached the cataclysm that is has if it were not for the pernicious accelerator of violence and destruction provided by Western governments and their regional allies: Israel, Turkey and the Persian Gulf dictatorships of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. All we have to do is follow the flow of arms and blood-money to identify the sources of carnage and crimes in Syria.

Now when such a vile spectacle of just one incident of this violence emerges, the Western media scramble to pretend that it has nothing to do with their governments’ policies of pushing Syria over the abyss.

Worst than that, there is evidence that the Western media tried to cover up this latest spectacle of barbarism. These media are only now reporting on the shocking video after it emerged over the past weekend on the internet, posted apparently by a pro-Syrian government source.

In a bizarre admission, US-based Time magazine reveals that it first saw the video of Abu Sakkar’s sacrificial cannibalism several weeks ago, but it did not report on it back then. Here is Time on 14 May trying to rationalize its way out of suppressing that important information:

The publication states: “Two Time reporters first saw the video in
April in the presence of several of Abu Sakkar’s fighters and supporters, including his brother. They all said the video was authentic. We later obtained a copy. Since then, Time has been trying to ensure that the footage is not digitally manipulated in any way - a faked film like this would be powerful propaganda for the regime, which portrays the rebels as terrorists - and, as yet, Time has not been able to confirm its integrity.”

We can be sure that if Time had obtained video footage purporting to show atrocities committed by the Syrian government forces of Bashar Al Assad, it would have screamed headlines about it with wall-to-wall coverage, as the Western media have done routinely in the past even when many of those videos have turned out to be fake.

So what Time’s response appears to indicate is that it chose to suppress the cannibal video. But, when the video went viral on the internet over the weekend, only then did Time feel obliged to disclose its prior knowledge of it, probably to save itself from accusations of outright cover-up.

Another Western media outlet, France 24, also reported this week with “shock, horror” the cannibal video. But, tellingly, the national
French broadcaster declined to provide a link to the video in its reports. Yet, France 24 regularly runs unconfirmed videos out of Syria purporting to show regime violence and violations. In its latest report, France 24 perversely spins the macabre video as evidence of the “regime’s crackdown brutalising people”.

Incongruously, Time magazine quotes Brigadier General Salim Idriss, leader of the self-styled Free Syrian Army (FSA), whom, it is claimed, controls “over 90 per cent of rebel forces”. He condemned the actions of the militant human-butcher in the video and said: “If there is evidence that fighters from the FSA are doing something against human rights or international law, they will be brought before the court.”

Well, if the FSA general is in control of 90 per cent of rebel forces, as the Western media try to make out and whom the Western governments would like to openly ply with weapons, why is it that such depraved violations by Syrian militants keep on surfacing with such prevalence and regularity?

Recall a few: the video showing militants coercing a young boy to decapitate a captured combatant. Recall the video of militants throwing victims off a multi-storey building. Recall the video of captives begging for their lives moments before they were shot dead in cold blood; or the footage of bodies dumped along the roadside shot in the head execution-style; or the more than 90 corpses washed up on the banks of the Queiq River in the militant-held Al Bustan area of Aleppo. Not to mention the countless car bombs that have ripped through civilian districts, schools and hospitals of Damascus and Aleppo.

The fact cannot be concealed by the Western media propaganda machine that Abu Sakkar, the videoed butcher, is commander of the Farouq Brigade, which is one of the FSA’s mainstay fighting units based in Homs City. Just like the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front, the West similarly also tries to pretend that this outfit is somehow fringe to the state-sponsored sabotage of Syria.

The grotesque video depicting the cannibalism by one man is really a vignette of the bigger picture of cannibalism that the Western regimes have unleashed on the entire Syrian people - a monstrosity of state terrorism that Western media are guilty of covering up.
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« Reply #1710 on: May 15, 2013, 08:41:22 AM »
Militants open fire on Palestinian refugees in Syria

Wed May 15, 2013 3:17PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/15/303685/palestinian-refugees-attacked-in-syria/


A file photo shows destruction after an attack by foreign-backed militants on the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp.

Yarmouk refugee camp has borne the brunt of the turmoil in Syria over the past months. In September 2012, twenty people were killed in a mortar attack by militants on the camp."
Palestinian refugees in Syria have come under fire from foreign-backed militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Press TV reports.


The incident happened after around 1,000 refugees protesting against their expulsion by the militants from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus tried to enter the camp on Wednesday.

“…We want to get back to our refugee camp which was the birthplace of our revolution and the resistance against the Zionist [regime of Israel]. The camp is not just the shelter for us, but part of our identity. We maintain our right to return…,” said a refugee.

The foreign-sponsored militants fired mortar shells on the protesters, injuring at least five people, including army soldiers who rushed to the scene.

“I’m from the refugee camp. I left the camp four months ago…. I have a mentally ill son who needs medicine. Today they said they might let us into the camp but as we wanted to enter, they started shooting at us from inside the camp. Why are they shooting at us? How long should we stay out of our houses? I have been here in Syria for 66 years and this country has done nothing bad to us,” said another resident of the camp.

Yarmouk refugee camp has borne the brunt of the turmoil in Syria over the past months. In September 2012, twenty people were killed in a mortar attack by militants on the camp.

On February 6, a bomb attack targeted the refugee camp and on January 7, two people were killed in a sniper attack by militants at the camp.

The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
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« Reply #1711 on: May 15, 2013, 12:43:29 PM »
'Counterproductive': UN General Assembly votes to condemn Assad's forces in Syria war

Published time: May 15, 2013 17:42
Edited time: May 15, 2013 19:58
source: http://rt.com/news/syria-resolution-un-condemn-328/


French Ambassador to the United Nations Gerard Araud speaks ahead of a vote at the United Nations calling for a
political transition in Syria on May 15, 2013 in New York City (AFP Photo / John Moore)


The UN General Assembly voted to pass an Arab-backed draft resolution that strongly condemns the Assad government and embraces the
political viability of the Syrian National Coalition. Russia’s UN envoy characterized the resolution as “counterproductive.”


The 193-member world body voted on Wednesday to pass the Qatari-drafted resolution condemning Syrian government forces and the “gross violation” of human rights in the country.The final vote tally: 107 in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions. Russia, China, Syria, Iran and North Korea were among 12 countries to oppose the resolution, while South Africa, India and Brazil were among the dozens who abstained.

The draft resolution further welcomes the establishment of the Syrian National Coalition "as effective representative interlocutors needed for a political transition."

The document noted "the wide international acknowledgment" that the main opposition group is the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding and therefore cannot be enforced. The last Arab-sponsored General Assembly resolution regarding Syria was approved by an vote of 133-12 with 31 abstentions last August. UN diplomats said the decline in support for Wednesday's resolution showed growing concern about the nature of Syria’s fractured opposition fighting against the president of Bashar Assad.

Speaking before the vote, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja’Afari said it was contradictory for the resolution to be tabled under the Assembly’s agenda item on “prevention of armed conflict.” Ja’Afari argued that the resolution would in fact escalate violence by legitimizing the provision of weapons to “terrorists” in Syria and “by recognizing one faction of the opposition as the Syrian people’s legitimate representative."

He further said Al-Qaida-linked terrorists who had committed “unprecedented savage crimes and human rights violations” were operating in Syria thanks to the “involvement of intelligence agencies of well-known States.” He concluded that Syria was in favor of “Syrian-led national dialogue” which would adhere to the will of “the great majority of the Syrian people.”

Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin had sent letters in the run-up to the vote urging all member states to vote "no" on the new resolution. He called it "one-sided and biased" as well as "counterproductive" in light of the agreement reached between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow last week to convene a follow-up international peace conference on a political transition in Syria.


Rebel fighters from the Al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade (AFP Photo / Miguel Medina)

The Arab group decided to seek approval of a wide-ranging resolution on Syria in the General Assembly, where there are no vetoes, to express "international outrage" at the more than 2-year conflict which has claimed the lives of more than 70,000 people.

The draft strongly condemns what it characterized as the continued escalation in the Syrian regime's use of heavy weapons, including indiscriminate shelling from tanks and aircraft, as well as the use of ballistic missiles, cluster munitions and other weapons against populated areas.

It further expressed "grave concern at the threat by the Syrian authorities to use chemical or biological weapons, as well as at allegations of reported use of such weapons," demanding that Syria “strictly observe” international laws prohibiting the use of such weapons.

While the draft resolution put the onus of chemical weapon’s use on Damascus, the United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria said earlier this month that no evidence had been uncovered implicating the Syrian government in a chemical weapon attack.

In an interview to Swiss-Italian television, the lead commission member Carla Del Ponte revealed that the "investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated."

However, rather than government forces, Del Ponte concluded: "This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities."

RW - More grist for the mill. One wonders why the UN investigation as to who used chemical weapons was even commissioned. Obviously truth has little relevance in democracy. Apparently voting is a much quicker way to finding facts.
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« Reply #1712 on: May 15, 2013, 02:33:52 PM »
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The 193-member world body voted on Wednesday to pass the Qatari-drafted resolution condemning Syrian government forces and the “gross violation” of human rights in the country.The final vote tally: 107 in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions. Russia, China, Syria, Iran and North Korea were among 12 countries to oppose the resolution, while South Africa, India and Brazil were among the dozens who abstained.



It looks like 80% of the world is against liberating Syria. Jamaica and Albania are not equal to Brazil or India. I was looking for the actual list of nations who voted, I know it's out there somewhere, but they don't make it easy to find.

I looked at the un.org site but couldn't find it. Here's a previous document that lists nations and votes.

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/ga11207.doc.htm

Also, for unknown reasons, net service to Syria was shut down during the UN vote.

Syria 'Disappears' from the Internet: New Blackout as UN Votes

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/467851/20130515/syria-internet-blackout-down.htm

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Turkish students condemn government's Syria policy
« Reply #1713 on: May 15, 2013, 02:40:14 PM »
Turkish students condemn government's Syria policy

Wed May 15, 2013 6:4PM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/15/303718/students-slam-turkeys-syria-stance/


Members of the Union of Turkish Youth hold Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags as they stage an anti-war
protest and condemn the Turkish government’s policy on Syria, in Ankara. (File photo)



File photo shows foreign-sponsored militants in Syria.

Hundreds of university students protesting the Turkish government’s stance on the ongoing crisis in Syria have clashed with police in the capital Ankara.

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters who were marching towards the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

The demonstrators censured Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies of funding and supporting the foreign-backed militants operating inside the Arab country.

According to human rights advocacy group, Bianet, about 30 students were arrested and at least two students were injured in the clashes.

The protest comes days after two explosions hit the Turkish town of Reyhanli near the border with Syria, killing more than 40 people.

On May 13, protesters took to the streets in the southern city to condemn the violence which they blamed on Erdogan for his support of armed militants in Syria.

A similar demonstration was held in Ankara on May 11, in which dozens of people marched in the streets and chanted slogans criticizing Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Turkey has been one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's harshest critics and has supported the foreign-backed militants fighting to topple his government.

Turkish opposition parties have censured the Turkish government for its intervention in Syria’s internal affairs.
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« Reply #1714 on: May 15, 2013, 02:43:12 PM »

It looks like 80% of the world is against liberating Syria. Jamaica and Albania are not equal to Brazil or India. I was looking for the actual list of nations who voted, I know it's out there somewhere, but they don't make it easy to find.


I would be careful about calling a bunch of bureaucrats 'the world', whether they vote up or down. That would be like saying Congress represents the American people.
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« Reply #1715 on: May 15, 2013, 04:45:25 PM »
From 'Cannibalizing' article:

"So what Time’s response appears to indicate is that it chose to suppress the cannibal video. But, when the video went viral on the internet over the weekend, only then did Time feel obliged to disclose its prior knowledge of it, probably to save itself from accusations of outright cover-up."

Time is here exposed as part of the problem with unwanted war.  They're assuming of the moral high ground while taking sides has got to be called into question.
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« Reply #1716 on: May 15, 2013, 04:55:34 PM »
Time is here exposed as part of the problem with unwanted war.  They're assuming of the moral high ground while taking sides has got to be called into question.

Maybe AP will do the honors.

Don't hold your breath waiting however.
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« Reply #1717 on: May 16, 2013, 05:49:23 AM »
Terrorists kill Syrian troops summary-style, video shows

Thu May 16, 2013 8:32AM GMT
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/16/303810/rebels-kill-syria-troops-summarystyle/

A new video clip shows the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists in Syria executing a group of eleven Syrian soldiers summary-style.

The incident reportedly took place in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour.

In the video, the terrorist executing the soldiers is speaking with a Saudi accent.

Recently, other footage circulated on the internet showing cannibal terrorist Khalid al-Hamad, also known as Abu Sakkar, cutting out an organ of a Syrian soldier and biting into it. At the time of the filming, Hamad believed that he was eating the man’s liver, but a surgeon who saw the video said the organ was actually a lung.

On May 14, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that the inhuman act was a “truly atrocious act” and that it should be investigated as a war crime.

Turmoil has gripped Syria for over two years, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the foreign-sponsored militancy.

The Syrian government says that the chaos in the country is being orchestrated from outside, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

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« Reply #1718 on: May 16, 2013, 09:30:10 AM »

Nice video - Zio mercs shooting captured soldiers

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« Reply #1719 on: May 16, 2013, 09:52:25 AM »
Syrian army inflicts heavy losses on foreign-backed militants

Thu May 16, 2013 3:30PM
source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/16/303865/syrian-army-inflicts-losses-on-militants/


Syrian army troops (file Photo)

Foreign-sponsored militants in Syria continue to suffer heavy losses as the Syrian army troops have killed many gunmen during mop-up operations around the cities of Homs and Dara’a.

On Thursday, a number of militants were killed during intense clashes with Syrian soldiers in the city of Talbiseh, located about 10 kilometers (six miles) north of Homs, the official SANA news agency reported.

A unit of government forces also shot dead scores of armed men in the town of al-Dar al-Kabir.

Moreover, Syrian troops clashed with militants in the villages of al-Ghanto and al-Bowida al-Sharqiyah and the city of al-Rastan -- located 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Homs, killing and injuring a number of them.

Clashes were reported in the districts of Wadi al-Sayeh, Bab Hood, Juret al-Shayah and al-Qarabis in Homs city, where many armed men were killed by the Syrian soldiers.

Syrian forces stormed terrorist hideouts in the village of Houla, located about 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of Homs, on Thursday. Large amounts of weapons and munitions were also destroyed after the fierce clashes.

Separately, Syrian army forces drove back a group of militants who were attempting to launch an attack on a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the city of Dara’a, located about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of the capital Damascus.

The gunmen tried to enter the checkpoint from three sides, but were repelled and forced to flee.

In addition, bomb disposal teams found and defused 19 remote-controlled improvised explosive devices, each weighing about 50 kilograms, on the road linking the northwestern town of Sarmin to the city of Idlib.

Meanwhile, Syrian troops seized a truck full of ammunition on the road between the villages of al-Qaryatein and al-Nasiriya in Homs province.

Turmoil has gripped Syria since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian security forces, have been killed in the unrest.
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