(Hurriyet Daily News, Istanbul) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned during a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday with Iran’s foreign minister that Saudi Arabia’s political and religious ideology is “a threat to the world,” state television reported.
He was referring to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim tradition which is predominant in Saudi Arabia, a key backer [...]
Survivor – President Bashar al-Assad, Syria
Reuters just broke an exclusive indicating that the U.S. and NATO powers expect Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to continue as president. Portions of the exclusive are quoted below with comment in italics.
Exclusive: West signals to Syrian opposition Assad may stay Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Dec 18
Presuming he isn’t assassinated, Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad may survive as the chief executive of a unified Syria.
This is a far cry from the constant refrain that Assad must go by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her British and French counterparts in 2011.
Prior to the chemical weapons incident in Damascus, the [...]
The “slam dunk” intelligence that the Obama administration touted to justify its planned attack on Syria is falling apart. McClatchy broke this story about German intelligence overhearing President Bashar al-Assad turning down requests for chemical weapons use. Investigative reporter Robert Parry reports that insiders say the president’s case is so weak, the White House dare [...]
According to Pepe Escobar’s Facebook page, the Russian Ambassador claims that there is satellite evidence that the chemical weapon attack in Syria was carried out by someone other than the Syrian government.
Pepe Escobar, reporter for the Asia Times, reports in Facebook that Russia has presented to the UN Security Council “conclusive evidence – based [...]
The Obama administration is reluctantly upping its involvement in the Syrian civil war. Though the White House offers few details, reports indicate that American personnel will arm and train teams of rebel fighters on Jordanian territory, then send them across the border to fight the Assad government.
This is unlikely to bring a rapid turn [...]
If there was ever a time to intervene in Syria, it has passed
A western intervention might never have worked. But it certainly won’t now Douglas Murray 4 May 2013
Murray’s thesis rests on two points. First, he believes that intervention is allowed in foreign conflict if it meets two criteria: ” There are only [...]
(RT) – Syria’s president has disavowed all rumors of being in hiding somewhere in Iran or aboard a Russian battleship. In an interview to Turkish TV, Bashar Assad accused the Turkish government of being “knee-deep in Syrian blood.”
“I am in Syria living in the same place I always did. I am not hiding in [...]
There’s a strange story out there about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s assassination and possible death. It has little merit but the sourcing is interesting.
Gateway Pundit reported: BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus – Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:22 PM
The sourcing on this leads to a [...]
By Anas Zarza Al-Akahbar-English Posted by Michael Collins Remember all those articles over the last few months – Syria to fall soon; what will post-Assad Syria look like? Soon, we were lead to believe, the demands of Former Secretary of State (and neo-colonialism) Hillary Clinton would come true. When didn’t she say – “Assad must [...]
By Michael Collins
The survival of the Syrian government represents a major failure of the empire project to recolonize and dominate energy rich Middle Eastern and North African states.
In an abrupt change from months of anticipatory triumphalism, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius admitted that Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be leaving power [...]
Michael Collins (Washington, DC, 12/9) Here we go again.
On, December 3, President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons against, among others, NATO-Saudi sponsored fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
A few days later, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s foreign secretary claimed that he had evidence the Syrian government plans [...]
(Washington, DC 10/6) The United States and European Union are setting the stage for a Syrian invasion. (Image)
Turkey is the fall guy.
The Turkish parliament provided Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan with a broad authorization “to make the necessary arrangements for sending the Turkish Armed Forces to foreign countries” Hurriyet, October 4, 2012. [...]