Formation of SNC Military Council Causes Uproar among Fighters in Syria and Turkey

Formation of SNC military council causes uproar among fighters in Syria and Turkey

The Homs Revolutionary Council has announced that it will “not coordinate with Burhan Ghalioun in the affairs of the Military Office and its principles” because it doesn’t agree with its goals. It had a 15 minute phone call with Ghalioun. It wants “action not words.” It will retain authority over its own military strategy, “which is to bring down the regime and free Syria from the ruling gang.”

SNC Statement on the Formation of Military Bureau

….the Syrian National Council (SNC) has established a Military Bureau composed of military and civilian personnel. The Military Bureau will track the armed opposition groups, organize and unify their ranks under one central command, defining their defense missions while placing them under the political supervision of the SNC, and coordinating their activities in accordance with the overall strategy of the Revolution. The SNC will work on providing the FSA with all the support it needs to completely fulfill its defense responsibilities, including securing necessary protection for civilians, and tending to the Revolutionaries defending Syrians against the criminal regime. Bureau members will seek assistance from appropriate sources, including experts.

Free Syrian Army (FSA) chief Colonel Riad al-Asaad said that he has not been involved in the formation of a military council. “I don’t know about the objectives of this body,” said Asaad, a figurehead for the collection of army deserters and civilians who have taken up arms. (Reuters)

Ghalioun aide Ausama Monajed told reporters the military body would bring all the factions fighting the Syrian government under one umbrella, evaluate their military needs and try to match them with offers of aid from abroad.

Monajed said several countries, including Saudi Arabia, have offered to provide weapons to the rebels.

“Arms are already being smuggled whether we like it or not, so our role is to organize the process and make sure weapons don’t fall into the wrong hands on the ground,” he said.

The Syrian Revolution 2011 الثورة السورية ضد بشار الاسد
مناشدة انسانية……
حمص 1 آذار 2012
مجلس الثورة في محافظة حمص

-انسحبت كتيبة الفاروق من باباعمرو وهذا الانسحاب تكتيكي ، الحرب كر وفر ونحن انسحبنا حفاظا على أرواح الأهالي بعد هجمة النظام الشرسة .

- النظام يقوم بعملية تمشيط واسعة بعد انسحاب كتيبة الفاروق ونأمل من الله ألا تزداد الضحايا لأنه يتبع سياسة القتل الممنهج .

- معركتنا مفتوحة مع نظام بشار الأسد حتى إسقاطه بإذن الله .

- لم ننسق مع برهـــــــان غليون بشـــأن المكتب العسكري والموقف المبدئي من هذا المكتب بأننا لانتعامـــــــل معه لأننا لم نطلع على أهدافـــــــه ..
نريد أفعالا ولانريد أقوال !

- اتصلت بالأمس بالسيد برهان غليون وتحدثنا لأكثر من ربع ساعة وكانت وجهــــــات النظر مختلفـــــــــــة تمـــــــامـــاً ولم نصل لاتفـــــاق .

- نحن قبلنا بأن يكون المجلس الوطني واجهة سياسية ، لكن الشأن العسكري خاص بنــــــــــــــا ونحن نضع استراتيجيتنا العسكرية

استراتيجيتنا العسكرية هي إسقـــــاط النظام وتحرير سوريا من العصبة الحاكمـــــــة

Dennis Ross, “Time For Assad to Go” – WINEP

“it is time to raise the status of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the formal Syrian opposition. It must increasingly be seen as the recognized successor to the Assad regime — or at least the vehicle for managing the transition to a new and inclusive leadership.
Withholding recognition of the council as the alternative to Assad made sense as a way to encourage its leaders to overcome petty rivalries and develop a coherent, non-sectarian plan for shaping the future of Syria. Last week, when the “Friends of Syria” — a group that includes the U.S., Britain, France, Turkey and a number of Arab countries — met in Tunis, international leaders treated the SNC as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. Though a step in the right direction, more will need to be done to create an aura of inevitability about the SNC as the alternative to Assad.

Post-Asad Syria: Opportunity or Quagmire?
By Patrick Clawson – WINEP – Strategic Forum, February 2012

Perception of the Power of the United States and Its Allies A strong argument can be made that U.S. prestige and influence around the world suffer if the United States issues a call for Asad’s overthrow and yet he stays in power. The United States has a compelling interest in ensuring that any time the President of the United States says something must happen, then it does happen. Indeed, a serious argument for the U.S. military commitment in Libya was that President Obama had said publicly that Qaddafi must go. Talk is not cheap; staking out a position without being willing to act undermines the credibility of every U.S…..

The U.S. call for Asad’s overthrow may provide an opportunity for Washington to claim credit for something that is going to happen anyway; in geopolitics, it is always good to be credited for making the sun rise in the east.

Were Asad to muddle through, Washington would face some difficult quandaries. So long as Asad is in power, it will be hard to walk back the sanctions imposed on Syria, yet it will be difficult to sustain economic and political isolation of the Asad regime if that government looks like it will be in power for the foreseeable future. If that isolation lessens, then the United States and its allies will look like they lost a confrontation with Asad, which would reduce their perceived clout. Asad’s overthrow is by no means assured, and U.S. instruments to advance that objective are limited. The U.S. Government decision to call for his overthrow presumably rested on a judgment that the prospects for success were good and the payoff, if successful, would be high….

Impact on Israel

It is difficult to see how Asad’s overthrow would make Syrian-Israeli peace less likely….

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651. SANDRO LOEWE said:

Putin the Tzar of Decaying Gas Republic of Russia is following the steps of Assad. After 15 more years the mafias will have settled up in a way that only a new revolution will be able to change the corroded system. Russians were always so abusive of their own people. It seems they will not learn.

I guess there is something about Neanderthal behind Putin.

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March 5th, 2012, 6:31 am

 

652. Juergen said:

The OSCE have announced that yesterdays election in Russia were manipulated. The head of the OSCE mission, Tonino Picula said on Monday that there had been no real competition. Through the misuse of government funds it was assured that there was never any doubt about the final winner.Specifically, the observers complained that the state media had reported particularly on Putin. There were reports that in every 3rd election site there were manipulations.
Some reports which were released yesterday said that before the elction started the ballots were already filled with election papers, one international observer said, that no observer could guarantee that the votes of one election site would be correctly transmitted to the election headquarters, and in the past DUMA election, this transmission was the main source of manipulations.
Dmitrij Medwedew the present president has said that the trial of Putin rival Michail Chodorkowski would be reviewed. A move by many commented as a relief campaign for the opposition.

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March 5th, 2012, 6:42 am

 

653. Juergen said:

Just read that in the Republic of Chechnya the population has voted and almost 100% have voted in favor of Putin, what a joke. Bashar should get private lessons of Putin in order to get 100% in the next presdential election.

http://www.interfax.co.uk/russia-cis-general-news-bulletins-in-english/putin-gains-almost-100-of-votes-in-chechnya-with-nearly-absolute-turnout/

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March 5th, 2012, 7:01 am

 

654. Juergen said:

Sandro

Russia does not even have enough gas for their own people, 50% of all russian villages have no running water nor gaspipelines. Most live like their grandparents under the Tzar.

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March 5th, 2012, 7:04 am

 

655. Uzair8 said:

In #594. Syrialover has already suggested one explanation for Mr Akhras’ public comments.
Let’s speculate more:

- Does this reveal the appearance of some differences (tensions – over current policies) between the Assad and Akhras families?

- As the Akhras family are from Aleppo, does this reflect the feeling within Aleppo especially amongst the elite?

- Has Mr Akhras been getting his news from the ‘instigating’ media and been misled by the ‘false reporting’?

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March 5th, 2012, 7:24 am

 

656. Uzair8 said:

About reforms.

Is it too little too late? Can the promise of reforms pursuade the opposition who suspect any reforms would be cosmetic and designed solely to keep Assad in charge?

Perhaps a wise man in the past said it best:

“If you didn’t see the need for reform before what happened in Egypt and Tunisia, it is too late to do any reform.”

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March 5th, 2012, 7:31 am

 

657. DAWOUD HOLLY HOMS said:

518. JNA

DEAR JNA
THANKS JNA FOR THE CORRECTION. I MADE A SPELLING MISTAKE. I WILL CONTACT THE MODERATOR TO MAKE THE CORRECTION FROM THE MISSPELLED “HOLLY” TO THE CORRECT “HOLY.”

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SPELL checker INSIGHTS. I JUST HOPE THAT YOU and I BECOME friends ON THE SIDE OF SYRIAN FREEDOM and agree more ON THIS BLOG.

BEST,
DAWOUD

ATTN. MODERATOR: PLEASE ALLOW ME LATER TODAY TO POST AS “DAWOUD HOLY HOMS,” INSTEAD OF “DAWOUD HOLLY HOMS.” Sorry FOR THE SPELLING MISTAKE. LET’S BLAME IT ON BASHAR M.D. (MURDEROUS DICTATOR) BECAUSE WHILE TYPING THE COMMENT I TRIED TO TURN MY TV OFF SO THAT MY YOUNG DAUGHTER WOULDN’T SEE THE TERRIBLE/HEART-BREAKING PICTURES OF SYRIAN CHILDREN MURDERED/INJURED BY THE SHABIHA OF M.D., HASSAN NASRALLAH, AND THE IRAQI MOQTADAH al-sadr.

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March 5th, 2012, 8:11 am

 

658. Amir in Tel Aviv said:

To all those who used to praise Alon Liel (including Shai and Yossi), and his defeatism
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/forget-about-the-golan-mr-assad-1.416525
Forget about the Golan, Mr. Assad!
.

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March 5th, 2012, 8:12 am

 

659. mjabali said:

Majedkhaldoun:

Dude: you can not tell me what to write. About respect: remember you cursed at my mother and sister before and the level of respect you have for me is ZERO so why hide things? What else could you throw at me more than cursing at my mother? Did I respond and curse at your mother? of course not, so do not lecture me about respect.

As for where I am from and what is my ethnic background: I am Syrian and my family is Syrian and our sect is Syrian. My SECT IS SYRIA. That is the information you will get from me. I am not your friend as obvious and we are not here at Facebook or in a social networking website. We are here discussing ideas.

Speaking of ideas, the idea of equality still challenges you. You do not want to understand it as obvious. Regarding equality you said: ”

Mjabali

You said equality,I am for minority protection”

Majedkhaldoun: in “Equality” there is no minorities. We are all equal. It is a very easy concept.

Look at the USA, the majority are Protestant Christians but “Equality” makes any one from that category equal to an atheist for example on the land of the USA. You are equal to other Americans and you are a minority in the United States. You live that, and the law of the United States protects you and your rights. Your children, if they were born in the US, could become presidents, there is nothing to stop them and tell them they are not equal because their father is from a minority in the United States.

There is no equality in the Middle East if people insist that some are minorities and others are the majority. AS for Islam and equality: that is a separate discussion if you have the stomach for that.

AS for you knowing more than Hassan Nasr Allah about Islam, Quran and Interpretation: I will not dive deep into this point but for me your stance here is weak and not scientific because Hassan Nasr Allah went to al-Najaf for religious studies and learned from Mohammad Baqer al-Sader and that religious establishment, which of course you are dismissing its validity. I think this attitude of yours is full of disrespect to our minds first of all.

So are you still ready to answer my ONE question about al-Quran?

I promise you that I will ask you ONE question only from al-Quran to see how much you really know.

You are claiming that you figured out the whole Quran.

This is a very bold claim.

?

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March 5th, 2012, 8:18 am

 

660. Uzair8 said:

Al Arabiya opinion piece.

Hezbollah’s options
By Abdul Rahman al-Rashed

Monday, 05 March 2012

[Selected quotes]

The consecutive speeches made by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah might not necessarily be a true expression of his enthusiasm for the al-Assad regime – despite his fiery rhetoric – indeed this might be nothing more than a cover to justify his inability to take the required action to aid his Syrian ally.
…..

I believe that the Syrian regime was furious over Hezbollah’s refusal to open a battlefront with Israel, thereby easing pressure on it and embarrassing the revolutionaries by placing them on the same side as the Zionist enemy.
…..

I assume that Hezbollah chose to support the Syrian regime by sending its brigades to supress demonstrations in the Syrian territories parallel to Lebanese territories. It is also supporting the Syrian regime with propaganda, …

Read more:

http://www.alarabiya.net/views/2012/03/05/198632.html

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March 5th, 2012, 8:28 am

 

661. DAWOUD HOLLY HOMS said:

632. ANN

Ms. Ann seems to care about what Sunni Iraqi tribes say and quote them only when they seem to say something favorable to Bashar M.D. (Murderous Dictator). She wouldn’t come to their side when they are brutally attacked and murdered by the shabiha of the sectarian TERRORISTS Hasan Nasrallah and Moqutadah al-Sadr (PLEASE NOTE THAT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES HIZBALLAH IS CORRECTLY CLASSIFIED AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND AMERICANS WHO GIVE IT ANY MATERIAL SUPPORT ARE VIOLATING U.S. LAWS! I am not sure if “material support” also means working as a propagandist in Hasan’s and al-Manar’s basement :-)).

659. AMIR IN TEL AVIV

Dear Mr. Amir in the Tel Aviv Colony:

NO matter how hard you try to beautify Israeli occupation, colonialism, and war crimes; it’s NOT WORKING! You are, as we say here in the United States, “putting lipstick on a pig :-)

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March 5th, 2012, 8:31 am

 

662. Uzair8 said:

We could do with an updated economic analysis (from Ehsani perhaps?).

Anyway I’m out.

Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east.

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March 5th, 2012, 8:54 am

 

663. DAWOUD HOLLY HOMS said:

Uzair8

Mr. Uzair,

your above post on the TERRORIST Hizballah, which is helping M.D. in killing Syrian Sunnis, is informative.

Those on this blog who post favorably on Bashar M.D. (Murderous Dictator) and Israel (colonial/occupying state) are just “putting lipstick on a pig.” :-)

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March 5th, 2012, 8:59 am

 

664. DAWOUD HOLLY HOMS said:

Below is a really, really funny story from the new democratic Egypt (unlike the terrorist theocratic Iran). An Egyptian MP is expelled for lying about his nose job operation. Personally, I think that anybody shouldn’t be penalized for having a nose job (thanks, my nose is naturally perfect-unlike those who lie on behalf of Bashar M.D. and find that their noses have enormously grown up and reached the next town’s borders :-) ). However, lying and faking an attack, as this MP has done, is childish and silly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/world/middleeast/egyptian-lawmaker-resigns-amid-scandal-over-nose-job.html?_r=1&hp

Egyptian Lawmaker Resigns Amid Scandal Over Nose Job
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Published: March 5, 2012

CAIRO — The first political scandal of Egypt’s fledgling electoral democracy erupted on Monday after an Islamist lawmaker was expelled from his ultraconservative party for fabricating a story that he was viciously beaten by masked gunmen.
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March 5th, 2012, 9:14 am

 

665. Tara said:

Uzair

The story about Fawaz Alakhrass denouncing his son-in-law Bashar al Assad is not true.

Shame shame Fawaz and Sahar!

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March 5th, 2012, 9:33 am

 

666. Alan said:

أخر ما سمعت :

وزير الداخلية اللبناني يخرق القانون في استباحة الحدود مع سورية بالنأي بالنفس عن سيادة لبنان !
يفترض بالاتحاد الأوروبي تخصيص أرض في الاتحاد الأوروبي تسمى افتراضيا سورية ليحكمها المجلس الوطني السوري!
لم تستخدم سورية الا 20 % من قدراتها التقليدية المتقادمة و ما لديها سيذهل الخصم و يتناسب مع سيناريوهات قيام الساعة ، تخوف الدول الغربية في مكانه و المواجهة لن تكون محصورة جغرافيا !
هناك اسلام أطلسي يمتد من تركياا باتجاه قطر و السعودية و اسلام مجلسي لقطر و السعودية من تطبيقات الأفكار الاخوانية .
في العالم لم يعد موجودا الاعلام الحر !

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March 5th, 2012, 9:35 am

 

667. Alan said:

655.

At your statement , it is necessary for Russian to be once again in your Berlin to be heated in your heat?

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March 5th, 2012, 9:44 am

 

668. Mina said:

Pepe Escobar on Obama and Iran in the Asia Times
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/NC06Ak03.html

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March 5th, 2012, 9:50 am

 

669. Alan said:

RUSSIA FINANCES THE EURO AREA
Dec. 25th, 2011

arimer “Krovyvyj the Putin mode” not only has practically relieved Russia of debts, but also 2 days ago has begun to finance other countries.

I will remind that the external public debt for November, 1st, 2011 has made 36,0 bil dollars that is one of the lowest indicators in Europe. The Russian external state debt makes 3 % from volume of gross national product of the country. For comparison — after crisis of 1998 the external debt of Russia made 146,4 % from gross national product.

(Still examples: according to S&P for 2005, a public debt of Germany made 68 % of gross national product, France — 66 %, the USA — 53 %, Great Britain — 43 %, Norway — 36 %, Australia — 12 %, Kazakhstan — 10 %.
As of November, 17th, 2011, total amount of a national debt of the USA has made $15 трлн 33 billion 607 million 225 thousand 920 dollars 32 cents. The debt volume makes 99,9 % of gross national product of the USA.)

Now here “Russia will allocate to Cyprus the credit at a rate of 2,5 billion euro. The agreement on it is already signed. The credit is allocated for 4,5 years under 4,5 % annual. The European countries to which Cyprus addressed for the financial help, offered credits a minimum under 15 % annual. The first tranche of the credit will be listed Nicosia till December, 31st.“

Besides “in the end of October the assistant to the president of the Russian Federation Arcady Dvorkovich has told that Russia is ready to give to any EU country the financial help at a rate of 10 billion dollars if this state addresses with corresponding inquiry. Cyprus in this list became the first.”

As Nikolay Starikov has told: “Who from us could present to itself(himself), what« the well-being oases “,” the developed economy “and” civilized countries »ALL become bankrupts, and plundered to a thread in 1991, Russia, CAN give them credits?”

The public debt in addition directly influences freedom external and internal policy, the country sovereignty.

Public debt of “a rotting mode” in the schedule:

References on a theme:
Russia will grant to Cyprus the loan at a rate of 2,5 billion euro
Russia finances the European Union, having begun with Cyprus
Public debt

UPD: But in comments have all the same dissolved moaning, damned Putin and here hasn’t pleased. :)
http://porapobedit.livejournal.com/44607.html

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March 5th, 2012, 10:00 am

 

670. Alan said:

Corruption Catches Up With Germany
A report published this month by Transparency International shows that Germans believe corruption is gaining ground when it comes to crime. Public faith in the morals of politicians is at a particularly low ebb.
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,1823340,00.html

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March 5th, 2012, 10:07 am

 

671. Jad said:

British Propagandist in Syria: The Good Guys?
Tony Cartalucci
Just in time for the “Friends of Syria” conference led by former imperialists Britain and France who appear to be piecemeal reassembling their empires under the cover of US-led, NATO-backed “revolutions,” the world was treated to a spectacularly timed “casus belli.” It was dubiously reported by Western media that the Syrian government had intentionally shelled the position of British and French journalists in the city of Homs for the explicit purpose of “silencing them.” The reports claimed that the attacks were planned and broadcast over easily intercepted radio traffic picked up by intelligence officers in Lebanon. It would turn out that these journalists had illegally entered the country.
{…}
http://www.infowars.com/british-propagandist-in-syria-the-good-guys/

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March 5th, 2012, 10:26 am

 

672. Juergen said:

Alan

I have more than enough russian feelings in my heart, i learned russian as a brave school boy and had russian buddies when i was in school, in most communist countries we had our dosis of the soviet style of live.

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March 5th, 2012, 10:27 am

 

673. zoo said:

Lebanese anti-Syrian regime salafists protesters attend a demonstration at the Martyrs square in Beirut March 4. AP photo

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/images/news/201203/n_15252_4.jpg

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March 5th, 2012, 10:35 am

 

674. ann said:

China’s new Syria statement explained – 2012-03-05

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-03/05/c_131448081.htm

“China hopes to take real action to contribute to the settlement of the Syrian crisis in an impartial and practical way that is acceptable to all parties concerned,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin at a regular press briefing.

“Therefore, China believes it is necessary to further explain its policy and stand based on the recent developments of the situation in Syria,” he said.

“We always propose to give top priority to ending the violence, and believe the sole correct path is to solve the Syria issue through dialogues,” Liu said.

“We always oppose armed interference or pushing for ‘regime change’ in Syria,” Liu said.

Meanwhile, China expressed its willingness to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, Liu said.

[...]

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March 5th, 2012, 10:42 am

 

675. zoo said:

Arming rebels in Syria pushes for fully fledged civil war: dissidents
2012-03-05 03:49:42
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-03/05/c_131445620.htm

DAMASCUS, March 4 (Xinhua) — Leading opposition figures in Syria lambasted Sunday calls by the opposition abroad as well as some foreign and Arab countries for arming the rebels in Syria, stressing that it would bring about “an all-out civil war.”

“We are against the calls of arming the opposition because it would be the key to an all-out civil war,” Hassan Abdul-Azim, head of the National Coordination Body, told Xinhua Sunday.

In Paris last week, Syria’s major opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), declared that it would probably inaugurate a military representation in Turkey in an effort to provide the opponents with weapons.

Speaking to reporters in Paris, SNC chief Burhan Ghalioun said that a new “military bureau” would coordinate the armed resistance and act as a conduit for foreign countries seeking to send arms into Syria.

“No matter how armed the opposition might get, the regime in Syria has the largest arsenal of weapons, and arming the opposition would shed more blood, and we are against it,” Azim said, suggesting that “there are several peaceful democratic means that should be followed in order to solve the Syrian crisis away from militarizing the popular uprising.”

Another opponent, Luai Hussain, head of the Building Syria State party, expressed resentment over the proposed methods to solve the one-year-old unrest, suggesting that “the West hasn’t showed a direct appeal to militarily intervene in Syria, but still some broad-based opponents have been trying to convince the international community about the necessity of a military intervention as the sole savior.”

Hussian lashed out at the opposition abroad, namely the SNC, saying “those who call for arming the rebels have blood on their hands and thus they don’t have the right to set conditions for dialogue or negotiations.”

“What I fear today are some parties that work on forming a cover to other countries that want to financially support the armed conflict,” said Hussian, adding that the Friends of Syria conference, took place in Tunis lately, had given Saudi and Qatar the chance to support the armed groups in Syria.
(..)

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March 5th, 2012, 10:44 am

 

676. ann said:

srkozy “NEITHER CONFIRMS NOR DENIES” 8)

France denies reports of its soldiers being captured in Syria

http://rt.com/news/line/2012-03-05/#id27507

The French foreign ministry has denied reports in the Lebanese media that 13 of its soldiers had been captured by Syrian forces. The ministry refuted “the idea that there are French troops on the ground in Syria.” The Defense Ministry also said it had no information on the issue, adding it “neither confirms nor denies” the allegation.

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March 5th, 2012, 10:52 am

 

677. jad said:

It’s amazing how Syria is used in almost every election campaign in the world….
Now De Villepin, an ex PM and a presidential candidate of France add his ‘precious’ voice to the chorus, BOMBARD SYRIA!
The disgusting thing is that he is not only asking to hit ‘Military’ targets, NO, he also wants to hit the ‘CIVILIAN’ government buildings too, how ‘humane’ of him.

Syrie: Villepin pour des “frappes ciblées”
{…}
“il est temps maintenant de réfléchir à une action sur le terrain, des frappes ciblées à la fois sur les institutions civiles et militaires syriennes”.
{…}
http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2012/03/04/97001-20120304FILWWW00234-syrie-villepin-pour-des-frappes-ciblees.php

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March 5th, 2012, 10:52 am

 

678. ann said:

China sends new envoy to Damascus

http://rt.com/news/line/2012-03-05/#id27503

Beijing said on Monday it would send a new envoy to Syria. Li Huaxin, China’s former ambassador to Damascus, will travel to Syria on Wednesday. The envoy is to meet the government and other parties, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said. This is the second diplomat China has sent to Syria over the crisis.

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March 5th, 2012, 10:55 am

 

679. jad said:

In Syria, you only need to be detained for couple days to become a ‘HERO’:

كتبت مرح ماشي: في سورية …هكذا يتحول “بعض” التافهين إلى أبطال

إحتاج الإعلام الغربي المعادي لسورية إلى مقتل صحافيين وإلى جرح آخرين في بابا عمرو ليصنع منهم أبطالا ينطقون بكلام مقدس لا يأتيه الباطل من بين يديه عن المجزرة التي يرتكبها الجيش ضد المدنيين، مجزرة من طرف واحد وأما من قاتلوا ما يقرب من شهر في بابا عمرو فكانوا متظاهرين سلميين حمتهم يد السماء والطبيعة من شر حاسد إلى أن أتمت المعجزة مهمتها فدخل الصحافيون الأجانب وخرجوا بعد أن نقص منهم اثنين بالقصف الوحشي على مركزهم الإعلامي البريء !!
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وحيث يبدو أن هنالك تسابقاً للوصول إلى الاعتقال بهدف تحقيق غايات كثيرة أغلبها معروف حتى للعامة البسطاء، فإن الحادثة الأشهر عن هذا التسابق كانت للفنانة المعارضة مي سكاف والتي روى عنها زميلها في الاعتقال كاتب السيناريو السوري المعارض أيضاً فؤاد شربجي فقال: “بالنسبة لمي سكاف كانت الوحيدة التي لم يقبضوا عليها، ربما لأنها فنانة ووجهها معروف، لكن مي كانت تركض وراءنا وتصرخ على عناصر الأمن “لك وين آخدينن…وين آخدينن…يخرب بيتكن هدلول سوريين…هدلول سوريين” إلى أن وصلت إلى الباص ودخلت عن طيب خاطر وصعدت وهي تنظر إلينا برعب إلينا كأم، هذا ما أستطيع أن أصف به وجهها حقاً”.
ولمن لا يعرف فإن فؤاد شربجي دخل في حالة البطولة ذاتها التي دخلتها سكاف إثر الاعتقال الذي دام ثلاثة أيام كتب عنها مقالاً من أربعة أجزاء نشره في المواقع الإلكترونية أسماه “ثلاثة أيام في الاعتقال”، ما جعل كثيرين يتساءلون ماذا لو كانت أيام الاعتقال سنين مثلاً.
والأسوأ أن الفكرة السائدة اليوم أن من يتعرض للاعتقال يصبح بطلاً فوق النقد ومجرّد انتقادك له يعني أنك بوقٌ للسلطة تتطاول على “نبيّ معصوم” حائز على شهادة “بورد أميركي في النضال من سجون السّلطة”، بحسب محمد المعتقل السابق في سجن صيدنايا.
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أما جميلة جميلات “الثورة” يمان القادري طالبة كلية الطب الشهيرة والتي أصبحت اليوم في السعودية فالانترنت تحفل بصورها الجديدة بين فترة وأُخرى إلى أن أرسلت منذ أيام رسالة عبر الانترنت شرحت بها ظروف اعتقالها وبطولاتها في السجن ومظلومية رفاقها والكثير من الأحداث التي تؤثر عادة في العامة بهدف إثارة الفزعة.
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والسؤال الأهم والذي يبقى بلا إجابة: “ما حكاية الأمن السوري وصناعة الأبطالو لماذا يعتقلون من لم يرتكب جرما وإذا ما إعتقلوا أحدا لجرم حقيقي فلماذا يطلقون سراحه بعد أيام وإن طالت فبعد اسابيع ؟ اليس لأنه ليس مجرما او أنه ليس خطرا ، إذا لماذا لا يتأكدون ممن يريدون إعتقالهم قبل أن يحولوا مزيدا من التافهين إلى أبطال ؟
أليس الالتفات للتصرفات الصبيانية من قبل بعض المتظاهرين يصنع منهم أبطالاً تفتتح باسمهم صفحات عبر الفيسبوك “الحرية لفلان”.. و “كلنا فلانة” على يد بعضٍ ممن استهوتْهم الحالة!!!.

http://arabi-press.com/?page=article&id=25793

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March 5th, 2012, 11:02 am

 

680. ann said:

Syria welcomes Annan’s visit, “date not determined”: official – 2012-03-05

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-03/05/c_131448172.htm

DAMASCUS, March 5 (Xinhua) — Syria’s foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday his country has welcomed the upcoming visit of Kofi Annan, the UN and the Arab League’s (AL) special envoy to Syria, stressing that “we are waiting for his response to set the date of the visit.”

Asked to comment on AL Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi’s statement that Annan is due to visit Syria on March 10, Makdissi said “we have nothing to do with the Arab League,” adding that we have informed Annan of our approval on his visit but the date “is not determined yet.”

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March 5th, 2012, 11:02 am

 

681. Alan said:

you have complex! Excuse not in an insult it is told! We conduct debate today, not in the past time! Be objective! Russia isn’t a theme of ours discussion and it doesn’t need our estimation!

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March 5th, 2012, 11:02 am

 

682. ann said:

Air France is suspending flights to Syria

de villepin is another stooge of israel

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March 5th, 2012, 11:05 am

 

683. ann said:

FLASH: UN’S AMOS SAYS SYRIA ALLOWS HER TO ENTER THE COUNTRY – 2012-03-05

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March 5th, 2012, 11:08 am

 

684. Juergen said:

No Alan you are wrong. Russia isnt just an ally its part of the problem and part of the solution. Therefore any major event is important, and i assume you would agree Medwejew is a different fella than Putin. But why then if Russia is of no concern did we see Syrians congratulating Russis vote in Damascus? Obviously your beloved regime cares more about Russia than you do.

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March 5th, 2012, 11:09 am

 

685. irritated said:

Ann, Jad

Syria is ignoring any announcements by the Arab League, since Syria has been “suspended” and banned from all the AL meetings.
Kofi Annan is received as UN envoy only. If he ever refers to the AL plan that was part of the vetoed UNSC , I am sure the Syrians will tell him not to come. Kofi Anna must come with a new plan.

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March 5th, 2012, 11:14 am

 

686. jad said:

Ann,
Nabil Alarabi announced that Kofi Annan will be in Damascus on the 10th of March.

نبيل العربي يعلن أنّ سوريا وافقت على استقبال كوفي أنان في 10 آذار
http://www.elnashra.com/news/show/446953/%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%82%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%83%D9%88%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A3%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86

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March 5th, 2012, 11:14 am

 

687. ann said:

France takes note of Putin’s lead in presidential election: FM spokesman – 2012-03-05

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-03/05/c_131448176.htm

“We have taken note of the provisional results of the Russian presidential election indicating a clear victory of Vladimir Putin from the 1st round,” the French official said.

“Regarding Syria, Russia is an indispensable partner in resolving the crisis…We will continue working with our Russian partners and strive to persuade them to support the efforts of the Arab League and help Syrian people,” he added in a daily e-briefing.

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March 5th, 2012, 11:34 am

 

688. ann said:

13 undercover French army officers seized in Syria – report – 05 March, 2012

http://rt.com/news/french-army-officers-syria-893/

If confirmed, it would be an embarrassment to France. However the French Foreign Ministry has categorically stated that there are no French soldiers in Syria. Perhaps more intriguingly, the Ministry of Defense has not issued an outright denial, saying instead that it has no knowledge of the situation.

If the information is proven to be correct, however, it will give rise to speculation over what exactly the French officers were doing in the war-torn country.

More speculatively, the French troops could have been giving military guidance to the rebels, who floundered when fighting the better-organized army forces. While this is not unprecedented, the French officers have no international mandate to participate in this internal conflict.

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March 5th, 2012, 11:44 am

 

689. majedkhaldoun said:

Mjabali
You decline to tell us what is your ancestors, you decline to tell us where are you from,or what is your religious background, how do I know if you are truely Syrian?.
I told you where I am from, this has nothing to do with friendship, here you are very wrong, I am proud of being Syrian and very proud of being Arab, I believe I have the best background, How would we know whether you were born in Syria but your family came from Iran, you could be related to Abu Lu2lu2a almajosi,if you are from Iran,and now you claim now to be Syrian, I challenge you to be honest and try to be frank,I expect you to tell us what is your religion and where are you really from.

As for Hasan Nasrallah, he learned Islam in the wrong place, if he truely follow and understand Islam he should have gone to Azhar or Mecca the capital of Islam, he believes God has Wali, wali who he performs pilgrimage to his fake tomb,( I guess you know the story how they thought that where they perform pigrimage and think this is the place where Ali,God bless him, was buried),I guess to call Ali as part of God, contradict what Quraan says,in Souret Al Israa2 in the last verse God said, God has no son,no partner or equal, nor he has Wali,from among the people, Nasrallah belief contradict Quraan.
If you do not tell us about you ,you must be hiding something

As far as minorities. you know ,I hope, that in democracy the majority rule,and so I strongly believe that there has to be protection to the minorities, you disagree with me, but I want to remind,(If you missed it go back and read),I want to remind you that the chinese were persecuted in a democratic USA during the war, and placed in detention camps, this is a shame in american history, , no chinese has ever become president, and since my son is Muslem, he will never be able to become president in the USA,In lebanon, the muslem will never has the chance to become president.
So calling for minority protection is way advanced idea above democracy.

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March 5th, 2012, 11:45 am

 

690. Juergen said:

Ann
if this is true whats going on with Al Dunia or state tv, no video confessions of those french army members yet, why so hesitive, normally they would not miss such a chance… I have my own clue, either there arent any french army members or they are all dead and not presentable…

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March 5th, 2012, 11:51 am

 

691. jad said:

Alan, Jurgen

Putin Did Win – The Fraud Allegations Make No Sense

The western media is again alleging election fraud by the leading party in Russia. It also did so in December after the elections for the Russian Duma, the parliament. But those allegations made no sense at all:
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http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/03/putin-did-win-fraud-allegations-make-no-sense.html

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March 5th, 2012, 12:09 pm

 

692. jad said:

Mina,
I’m not sure if you linked this before, I know that you mentioned MoA and our ‘friend’ the ‘funny’ Tareef, but I didn’t read this specific post until today:

How Avaaz Is Sponsoring Fake War Propaganda From Syria
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This whole rebellion, at least in the western media, is much made from such video propaganda. Notice that the equipment for such TV stunts has come through Avaaz, a progressive U.S. activist foundation that originally did global online clicktivism but has now become an operation that is smuggling journalists and equipment into and out of Syria:

First off Avaaz sent in hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of communications equipment – satellite phones and internet connections known as BGANs – that gave the protesters a link to the outside world.
As with earlier Arab spring engagements in Tunisia and Libya, they realised that equipment alone was not enough: the protesters needed to know how to use it if they were to be effective. So Avaaz sent in trainers who could give grounding in how to use the satphones as well as basic training in citizen journalism.

Reports coming from Avaaz-trained citizen journalists in Homs and other key conflict zones, channelled through the Avaaz communications hub outside the country, has been a major source of information on the uprising and the regime’s bloody response, used by news outlets around the world.
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Avaaz says on its about page that it “is wholly member-funded.” While the web-page has a donation button, it is unclear what this “member-funded” thingy means. According to its latest 990 form the “Avaaz Foundation is comprised of two members: Res Publica (U.S.) Inc and Moveon.org Civic Action.” So these are the two members funding the “member-funded” Avaaz? From the 990 form, which seems redacted, it is not clear to me where the money to Avaaz, over $6 million in 2010, is actually coming from or where it is going. Could this be another U.S. government funded non-government organization like the National Endowment for Democracy or the International Republican Institute which act as fronts for the CIA and other secret services?

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/03/avaaz-sponsoring-fake-reporting-from-syria.html

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March 5th, 2012, 12:13 pm

 

693. Mina said:

Majed,
Religion has nothing to do with who are your ancestors. It should be a personal choice and when it is not, you cannot call it a faith.

“Real Islam” (“Wa Allahu A’lam”) is not related to a place, be it al Azhar or Mecca or Najaf.

“If Islam is the religion that the awliya are practicing, I am really too weak for it; but if it is what you and your friends think it is, I have no interest in it.” (This is a quote from the Sufi Attar)

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March 5th, 2012, 12:14 pm

 

694. Mina said:

Jad
Indeed, there has been several interesting things to read there lately.
I remember coming across the 6 points Chinese plan for Syria today but can’t find the article I was reading. Maybe this is what Annan will bring in his suitcase?
After all, the Arab Spring was the best psyop operation ever launched: full information about the high-tech Arabs political opinions through the traces they leave on FB, Twitter etc, and now, with the refugees everywhere, their names, address, and family trees.

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March 5th, 2012, 12:18 pm

 

695. Son of Damascus said:

Kill the Messenger
What Russia taught Syria: When you destroy a city, make sure no one — not even the story — gets out alive.

BY ROBERT YOUNG PELTON | MARCH 2, 2012

It was a star-filled night in Chechnya’s besieged capital of Grozny. The snow crunched under my feet as I walked with the Chechen rebel commander away from the warmth of our safe house. When we entered a bombed-out neighborhood 15 minutes away, I put the battery in my Iridium satellite phone and waited for the glowing screen to signal that I had locked on to the satellites.

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/02/kill_the_messenger?page=full

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March 5th, 2012, 12:25 pm

 

696. jad said:

A very very disturbing news, it seems that the sectarian strife is now moving to the south after going around the country from the cost to the middle.
All these incidents between Syrian different sects and religions is way too suspicious to let unnoticed and it has consistent patterns that needs to be stopped by all sides before it goes out of hand.

According to the infamous warmonger Ashraf Almoukdad it seems that some kind of sectarian flare just started between Sweeda and Daraa, after two young men from Sweeda were killed in Daraa in a ‘vague’ circumstances according to Ashraf, as usual he is using the incident to blame the regime for it, but from previous similar ‘vague’ incidents, we can tell why those Syrian men were killed and what is the motive and who killed them…
I wonder if the warlord Jumbla6 al#&@#% has something to do with this since he never stopped his sectarian media campaign targeting Alsweeda province:

Ashraf Almoukdad
بيان هام جدا من أهلنا في السويداء
تشهد محافظة السويداء الآن حالة من التجيش الطائفي و المناطقي من قبل أتباع النظام
الخائن بعد مقتل شابين من السويداء في درعا مهد الثورة في ظروف غامضة نظرا للتعتيم الذي يمارسه النظام على امتداد مساحة الوطن و نحمّل النظام مسؤولية كل نقطة دم تراق فهو المسؤول الأول والأخير عن حالة الخراب التي تعيشها سورية من قتل وتهجير واعتقال وقصف وتنكيل
و يقوم بعض الشبيحة بإغلاق العديد من الطرق في أكثر من مكان مثل طرق ” ولغا والمزرعة ونجران ” لتصعيد التوتر وحتى الآن لا يوجد معلومات دقيقية عن التعرض لأحد من أهالي درعا

أهلنا في درعا .. نحن معكم في درب الحرية .. معكم بكل ما نملك ونتمنى أن تتأكدوا أن أي تصرف يقوم به أزلام الأسد هو تصرف يمثلهم ولا يمثل موقف أهالي السويداء
جمعنا معكم التاريخ والجيرة قبل أن تجمعنا ثورة الكرامة ونحن مستمرين معكم حتى اسقاط هذا النظام وجميع مرتزقته
ولأهالي السويدا إن ما ينفعكم هو ما ينفع سوريا الحرة .. ولا مفر من ثورة الكرامة وكما عهدناكم دوما نتمنى أن نراكم اليوم والغد تنصرون المظلوم وتقفون بوجه الظام

الرحمة للشابين الضحية ولكل شهداء الثورة السورية

https://www.facebook.com/ashraf.almoukdad/posts/3141932862586

As expected;
fsa angles were responsible for the killing under the limitless ‘SHABEEH’ reason.

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March 5th, 2012, 12:31 pm

 

697. Mina said:

In the militias dictionary, there is no difference between spying and investigating. But this is in Libya, and that’s already an old domino, so no one will care!
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/two-british-journalists-accused-of-spying-on-libya-7537262.html
They have been hostages for more than 2 weeks but since they work for an Iranian TV network in London, no international campaign for their release is expected.

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March 5th, 2012, 12:34 pm

 

698. Syrialover said:

Look above this comment and you can see how the distraction faction have taken over the comments section.

Posting and vote-clicking away, posting and vote-clicking away, on duty 24 hours.

Dirty, shabby work, defending the indefensible.

They are transparent, and not very clever.

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March 5th, 2012, 1:16 pm

 

699. mjabali said:

Majedkhaldoun:

Dude: You ran away from the Quran challenge, then you turned it into a discussion about if I am Syrian or not?

After that, you labeled me as a Majusi and a relative of Abu Lu’lu’a.

This was followed with you running away from answering if you know better than Hasan Nasr Allah in al-Quran and interpretation to your monologue questioning Hasan Nasr Allah’s beliefs. Someone’s beliefs are different from his/hers’ knowledge.

Then, you claimed al-Azhar better than al-Najaf. Then, you hit us with monologue against the US where your lack of knowledge in History put the American imprisoning the Chinese, where in reality the Americans did that to the Japanese.

Dude: if your kids are Muslims they are still eligible to run for presidents of the United States. If they get elected: no one knows.

AS for where you are from: all you said was that you are blonde with blue eyes from an Arabic tribe who lives in a rich part of Damascus. Seriously dude; I do not believe you plus I do not care for real, so good for you whatever you came from or you feel that you came from. The difference here between you and I is that I feel Syrian and you don’t.

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March 5th, 2012, 5:27 pm

 

700. bronco said:

Juergen

“I have my own clue, either there arent any french army members or they are all dead and not presentable…”

Look at recent developments:
- the devastating retreat of the militias in Bab Amr,
- the disarray and the imminent desintegration of the SNC,
- the revival of the Syrian local opposition,
- the renewed support of China and Putin’s Russia,
- the UN plan of Kofi Anam obviously scrapping the failed AL plan.

Bashar is in a far too strong position now to need to use the ‘french militaries’ card, if ever it exists.

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March 5th, 2012, 6:38 pm

 

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