Interesting piece from CNN Re: Chinese in Africa
|Dead Syrian Baby from criminal Assad airstrike!|
|Dead Syrian Baby from criminal Assad airstrike!|
SYRIAN rebels have seized a key town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in their latest advance in Daraa province on the border with Jordan.
"Rebels seized control of Dael after destroying the three army checkpoints at the entrances to the town," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "The town is located on a main road linking Daraa to Damascus.
SyriaRussia calls Arab League's decision to hand out the Arab summit's seat to the opposition Syrian National Coalition "illegal", "indefensible", and "another anti-Syrian step".
"In terms of international law, the League's decision on Syria is illegal and indefensible because the government of the Syrian Arab Republic was and is the legitimate representative member-state at the United Nations," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.
|Syrian People's Throne|
"We call on our brothers in the Syrian army, specifically members of our sect, not to take up arms against their people and to refuse to join the army," the delegates said in a statement after two days of meeting in the Egyptian capital.Alawite domination of the officer army corp is one of the pillars of Assad's control...
"The Syrian regime is not an Alawite sectarian regime ... the Alawite sect was and is being held hostage by the regime," said the statement, which was read out by Alawite activist Tawfiq Dunia.
"One of the goals of the Syrian revolution is to restore the national identity and free the Alawite sect from the family of the ruling regime," the statement said.Read More
Respect themselves first, respect people! Via from Dr Mohammad page
- Outcry when it was revealed Simon Burns was being driven to work
- Reported that the chauffeur-driven car cost the taxpayer £80,000 a year
- After pressure from commuters he decided to 'adjust' his travel
- Tory MP pictured taking train from Chelmsford to London for third day
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2260550/Transport-Minister-Simon-Burns-FINALLY-realises-like-train-work.html#ixzz2OPvLMLQG
| Free Syrian Army fighters fire at Syrian army soldiers during a fierce firefight in Daraa al-Balad, Syria, Monday March 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)|
Read more:The Nusra is so formidable on the battlefield, when they arrive at the front line with they black banner flag and when criminal assad military personals see the flag alone they are running away! As some media said. The are like a special force in any military! .
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com)
...First time unsc agreed same voice, US et al and Russia come agreed upon tier own different agenda as both-side accusing each other, this is another bullshit song-sheet from criminal assad for their Russia comrade!
One disturbing possibility, though -- raised by the opposition -- is that the Syrian government would accuse rebel forces of using them in order to justify then retaliating in kind.
The United States demanded that the Syrian regime allow full access to UN weapons inspectors and cooperate with a probe into claims that chemical arms may have been used in the conflict."We support an investigation that pursues any and all credible allegations of possible use of chemical weapons," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told inspectors.CNN
"And we demand the full cooperation of the Assad regime in letting the investigators in and letting them go wherever the trail leads them," she said, adding they should have "free and unfettered" access.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced on Thursday that the United Nations would investigate claims by both the Syrian regime and the opposition that the other side had unleashed chemical weapons in an attack this week.
…AND here from the Reuters : It says criminal Assad vowed to wipe out mosque attackers:
We have information and evidence confirms Dr. Bouti God's compassion, he was beginning of supporting revolution and change his way of thinking, and we believe that the regime has to liquidate him, fearing courageous stand it may turn the entire balances.
..."I am very concerned about Syria becoming an enclave for extremism because extremists thrive in chaos, they thrive in failed states, they thrive in power vacuums," he told a joint news conference in Amman with King Abdullah II.
First, we urge you to lead an effort, together with our friends and allies, to degrade the Assad regime’s airpower and to support Turkey if they are willing to establish a safe zone inside of Syria’s northern border. As the Commander of U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Admiral James Stavridis, testified this week to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Patriot missile batteries that have already been deployed to southern Turkey could be positioned – again, with Turkey’s consent – to protect the safe zone, and doing so would be a powerful disincentive for the Assad regime’s pilots to fly in that area. Moreover, the Patriots could be used to defend against the Assad regime’s increasingly frequent use of SCUD missiles -- weapons that the regime has used to indiscriminately kill hundreds of people in northern Syria, and that can also be used as delivery vehicles for chemical weapons -- should they be directed against the safe zone.
Second, General James Mattis, the Commander of U.S. Central Command, testified last week to the Senate Armed Services Committee that "a fair amount" of Assad’s aircraft could be destroyed on the ground using precision airstrikes. Such a mission could also include Assad’s SCUD missile batteries and would not require American or allied pilots to fly into the reach of Syria’s air defenses. We urge you to work with our friends and allies, as well as regional organizations, to consider this limited option.
Finally, we urge you to provide more robust assistance directly to vetted opposition groups. We believe such assistance should include tactical intelligence and increased deliveries of food and medicine, fuel, communications equipment, medical care for the wounded, and other humanitarian assistance. To this end, establishing a safe haven inside Syria would also serve the important goal of delivering humanitarian assistance more effectively.