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Russia and Iran: Bashar al Assad’s Life Support. Poster by Kafranbel's Raed Fares The Assad regime in Syria is broke.

Russia and Iran: Bashar al Assad’s Life Support

That was the consensus of every expert, and resident, more than one year ago. American officials noted that the regime was struggling to find a way to print currency, and that by July of last year the regime had spent more than half of its sovereign wealth fund. Almost all of that spending was before the regime lost the majority of the eastern half of the country, and it’s financial capital, Aleppo. Since then, Assad’s revenue has dropped significantly, as have exports, GDP, internal trade… by every measure of national wealth, the regime should have been bankrupt many months ago. Syria also should have run out of oil, and oil money, a long time ago. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria: Cheer-leading Another Blood Bath in the Name of Peace.

“Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terrorism.”

Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria: Cheer-leading Another Blood Bath in the Name of Peace

President Barack Obama, April 15th 2013. Having learned nothing from the catastrophes of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, it seems President Obama, the equally clueless UK Prime Minister Cameron and his culturally challenged Foreign Secretary William Hague are cheer-leading another bloodbath in formerly peaceful, secular, outward looking Syria. Having covertly provided arms and equipment to insurgents from numerous different countries for over two years, they have now moved to the overt stage, a move over which even arch hawks such as former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, and former Republican Senator Richard Luger, six term leader of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged caution. Most Syrians voted for new constitution: Minister. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma, cast their ballot in the capital, February 26, 2012. Almost 90 percent of Syrian voters have said 'yes' to the country’s new constitution, says Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar.

According to the Syrian minister, nearly 60 percent of eligible voters took part in the referendum on Sunday, with 7,490,319 (89.4 percent) supporting it and 753,208 (9 percent) saying "No. " Assad doubts existence of al-Qaeda. Assad doubts existence of al-Qaeda KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday that he doubts the existence of al-Qaeda, the terror group blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks and recent strikes in Saudi Arabia and Morocco.

Assad doubts existence of al-Qaeda

Phone conversation between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Phone conversation between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry On the 5 September, a phone conversation between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry was held at the initiative of the American party, during which the situation forming around Syria was objectively discussed.

Phone conversation between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry

John Kerry once again stated his arguments, which were heard in US President Barack Obama’s statement of the 31 August, as well as in speeches of other representatives of the Administration during Senate hearings and hearings of the House of Representatives, containing the grounds for “limited” forceful action against Syria with UN sanction. To that end, Sergey Lavrov emphasised that the Russian Federation is, as before, irrevocably and strictly committed to the agreements of the G8 June summit in Lough Erne.

Complications abound for Syrian chemical disarmament. Both politically and logistically, getting rid of Syria’s chemical weapons would be a long and difficult process.

Complications abound for Syrian chemical disarmament

The major parties trying to negotiate a deal are very far from seeing eye-to-eye on how to proceed, and securing and destroying an unknown amount of weapons held in an unknown number of locations during the middle of a civil war is complicated, to say the least. France – which has been in the lead in calling for action against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons to target rebels – wants a UN Security Council resolution detailing Damascus’ chemical disarmament that includes “punishment” if the regime fails to deliver. Russia, which floated the weapons handover idea, wants neither a full UNSC resolution nor any threat of force if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flouts any future deal.

Sources: Syrian rebels plan chem attack on Israel from Assad-controlled territories. Look With Your Own Eyes: The Videos of the Chemical Attacks in Syria Show Tampered Scenes. "Non è stato il regime di Assad a usare le armi chimiche" White House: Evidence against Assad not ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ but passes ‘common-sense test’ Uso armi chimiche senza autorizzazione Assad - Mondo. U.N. confirms sarin used in Syria attack; U.S., UK, France blame Assad. The Sellstrom Report: The United Nations’ Syria Inspector Shills for NATO and Israel. U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say. A United Nations report concluding that chemical weapons were used in Syria on Aug. 21 contains evidence pointing to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as the perpetrators, the U.S. and British ambassadors to the world body said Monday.

U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declined to say whether rocket fragments and other physical evidence collected from a Damascus suburban area by U.N. investigators made it clear whether it was the Assad regime or the rebels fighting him who launched the sarin gas attacks. But U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and British U.N. envoy Mark Lyall Grant stated unequivocally that the inspectors' findings confirmed their conclusions that it was Assad who was behind the worst chemical weapons attack in 25 years. DOCUMENT: U.N. report on chemical weapons use in Syria. The Full Story on Why Obama Backed Down on Syria. EN DIRECT. Syrie: Revivez toute la journée du 6 septembre. >> Ce live est désormais terminé.

EN DIRECT. Syrie: Revivez toute la journée du 6 septembre

Merci de l'avoir suivi sur 20 Minutes. 18h12: Berlin veut une conférence européenne sur les réfugiés syriens. Will Congress Authorize A Strike On Syria? Posted: 09/04/2013 9:00 am EDT Last update: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 10:44 am EDT Yes/Lean Yes 39.

Will Congress Authorize A Strike On Syria?

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Draws Scrutiny Over Writer's Ties To Syrian Rebel Advocacy Group. NEW YORK -- A Wall Street Journal op-ed cited this week by both Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen.

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Draws Scrutiny Over Writer's Ties To Syrian Rebel Advocacy Group

John McCain (R-Ariz.) has drawn scrutiny for not disclosing writer Elizabeth O'Bagy's ties to a Syrian rebel advocacy group. On Thursday, The Daily Caller examined O'Bagy's role as political director for the Syria Emergency Task Force, a group that has lobbied the White House and Congress to support the rebels. Siria, G20 diviso, Putin: se attacco, Russia manterrà sostegno a Damasco. Perché Obama ha deciso di armare i ribelli in Siria. "Perché ora?

Perché Obama ha deciso di armare i ribelli in Siria

" “Stop alla guerra in Siria o la Giordania esploderà” Bachar al-Assad dénonce ceux qui veulent la "partition de la Syrie" Bachar al-Assad lors de son discours télévisé, le 6 janvier.© Capture d'écran/AFP. Russian chemical weapons compromise: What's in it for Assad? But Assad may have more to gain than Russian goodwill by embracing the chemical-weapons compromise. Now that the general boundaries of a defensible mini-state has emerged on the battlefield, roughly from Damascus to the Mediterranean, time increasingly appears to be on Assad's side. Putin again warns Netanyahu hands off Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent three hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, May, 14.

He came for a last-ditch attempt to head off the supply of advanced Russian anti-air S-300 missile systems to Syria. Instead, the Russian leader turned the conversation around to focus implicitly on Israel’s air strikes against Damascus on May 3 and May 5. After their conversation he issued a warning: "In this crucial period it is especially important to avoid any moves that can shake the situation. " Syria Chemical Weapons: Who was behind the East Ghouta Attacks? By Yuram Abdullah Weiler “He who permits himself to tell a lie often finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1785 By design, the final report of the United Nations Mission to investigate allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic did not address the question of who was responsible for the August 21, 2013 gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus.

Decalogo contro l’intervento in Siria/ Stop the intervention in Syria. A tappe forzate verso l’intervento / Forced stages toward intervention. Syrie, vers une confrontation armée USA/Russie? (Debkafile) IRIB-IRIB-Peu de temps après l'annonce de la livraison d'armes US aux terroristes syriens, les sources diplomatiques et militaires russes ont annoncé dans un premier avoir retiré tout leur personnel militaire de la base militaire de Tartous en Syrie. l'information vient d'être démentie par les sources militaires russes. Obama Calls for Military Strike Against Syria—But Only if Congress Votes for It. Zhang Jun/ZUMA In a tough-worded statement delivered in the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Barack Obama made a case for launching a limited military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack mounted presumably by regime forces near Damascus earlier this month.

"This menace must be confronted," Obama declared. Ribelli siriani passano con il governo. Did the CIA Betray Syria’s Rebels? - Newsweek and The Daily Beast. SIria: Israele attacca un deposito di missili. Mosca mobilita 160.000 soldati! Syria naval base explosion points to Israeli raid. Sezione: Esteri da pag. 17 del 29-06-2013 Gli alleati Ci. Brzezinski on the Syria Crisis. Morning Joe: Brzezinski: Assad, Syria tougher player and regime than Libya on MSN Video. Kissinger: US media lying about Syria. Syrian opposition won't participate in peace talks. Syria: draft constitution, 2012. Syria constitution vote called 'window dressing'

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