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Assad to RT: ‘I’m not Western puppet – I live and die in Syria’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism involving Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish president of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions. Assad told RT that the West creates enemy scapegoats – from communism to Islam to […]

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Flooding Syria with Foreign Arms: A View from Damascus

 Flooding Syria with Foreign Arms: A View from Damascus Franklin Lamb Damacus Local Editor  Across Syria these days, one is able to examine massive evidence that this ancient civilization, the historic bastion of nationalist Arabism and since the 1948 Nabka, an essential pillar of the growing culture of Resistance to the Zionist occupation of Palestine, […]

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Hamayreh: Sheikh Hamad: ahlan wasahlan (welcome to Palestine)

Hamayreh: Sheikh Hamad: ahlan wasahlan (welcome to Palestine)   UpdatedHamayerh claims that he wirites from occupied Jerusalem. If true, Hamayreh is a mossad agent, holding a VIP pass, to move from Dura, Al-khalil to Jeusalem.In his latest comment in the sectarian PIC, he claimed: “It was…Qatar that rolled the sleeves up, hastening to the rescue […]

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Syria — Modified Truth Reports

The MSM in the US published this report, as if they have just discovered the presence of foreign fighters and Alqaida among the “rebels,” and describing them with a mixture of worry for their radical islamism and admiration for their dedication and discipline–it is hard after all not to take pride in your creation. ALEPPO, […]

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Damascus Street Notes

Damascus Street Notes    By Franklin Lamb Al-Manar Graphics by Alex The half hour drive from the Lebanese border at Maznaa to Damascus is always pleasant with the wide, well paved and maintained highway, cutting through rolling hills often with large herds of goats and sheep lazily watching the traffic below. As this observer watched […]

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Syria C.o.I. Reloaded

To mark the beginning of his extended mandate, the lead investigator from UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry Paulo Sergio Pinheiro summarised the situation in Syria before the Security Council four days ago. However, some of the points he reiterated from the Commission’s previous report, namely the abuses committed by the Free Syrian Army, the presence of […]

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Assad Rebounds

Wounded, a roaring lion looks westwards… During the first days of October 2012, several events accumulated into what looks as a Syrian government rebound; one year and seven months after an Arab Spring spinoff-war begun, neither the rebels nor their Western masters have made any significant conquest. On the contrary, the Syrian government has become […]

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On the 42nd anniversary of Nasser’s Death: 4 Nasserist Parties merge to resist selling out Egypt

Egyptians gathered at former President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s mausoleum to commemorate the 42 anniversary of his death and declared merge. On the 42nd anniversary of Nasser’s Death: 4 Nasserist Parties merge to stop selling out Egypt   “The king is dead!,” as the French say, “long live the king!”   “Will this be the case in […]

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UN General Assembly: Egypt hits Israel

“Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule.” Today, September 25, 2012, the General Debate of the 67th UN General Assembly will begin and last for a week. Two planned speeches are of immense importance for the future of the Middle East. The newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, […]

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Arab Spring, Iran, America’s Autumn and Israel’s WMD

On the second morning of Autumn, AIPAC praised the efforts of Sens. Graham (R-SC), Lieberman (I-CT), Casey (D-PA), and 80 additional cosponsors, who passed resolution [SJ41] by 90 to 1, to affirm the “vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.” The senators echoed […]

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Arab Spring Pays Back in Dollars

Arabs Answer American Violence Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom of Justice and Light. The kings served there in periods of four years and insisted on being called “Mr. President.” That was true until the year 2000, when the son of a former king was chosen to office by the voice of a […]

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Hamas seeking a ‘United Resistance’ without Syria, against “Israel”

Hamas seeking a ‘United Resistance’ without Syria, against “Israel”    Adressing the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks to senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar in Tehran, Rehmat claimed that “since Hamas moved its headquarter from Damascus and paying verbal support for the anti-Assad armed insurgents”   According to Syria Truth Syria have well documentation proving that […]

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The Terrorist War Against Syria

The Terrorist War Against Syria  By Dr. Elias Akleh The daily incremental violent Syrian attacks and the orchestrated anti-Syrian political postures of most of the Western countries and some of the Arab states had become a low level war, spear-headed by foreign terrorist groups, some misguided Syrian groups, and vastly divided Syrian political opposition, aimed […]

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Eastern Limit of Western Power

Without honesty there is no democracy 1 Year, 5 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days; embarrassing. Every day that passes without a definition of the Syrian Civil War brings another reminder that the Arab Spring is failing, even hitting back at some of its instigators. The results were feeble. Rulers were changed in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Egypt […]

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Damuscus: The new Whorehood’s First Qibla, and Second Haram

Damuscus: The new Whorehood’s First Qibla, and Second Haram Israel attack Gaza terrorists preparing to fire rockets and Hamaston army under intense Egyptian pressure arrests Salafi militants in Gaza “to prevent rocket fire from Gaza.” As Egypt continues its military campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai. And after the the successful of Hamas security […]

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Sayyed Nasrallah: All Options Open in Case of Israeli Attack

Sayyed Nasrallah: All Options Open in Case of Israeli Attack  Local Editor Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reassured Monday that the Palestinian cause should stay the priority for all countries, indicating that the United States and Israel are trying to make this cause forgotten. In an interview with Ghassan bin Jeddo on Al-Mayadeen, Sayyed […]

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Can NAM Solve the Syrian Crisis?

Can NAM Solve the Syrian Crisis?  Can NAM Solve the Syrian Crisis? asked Vijay Prashad The author claimes that “NATO’s war in Libya and the Syrian crisis has afforded the US an opportunity to re-enter the Arab world as a major political player. “In realty the US and Nato attempts, after the fall of the […]

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America planning for a post-Israel Middle East?

America planning for a post-Israel Middle East?  “O people and political forces” Wake up American Administration is the one occupying your Palestine, violating your Al-Quds, threatening your Holy mosque…    America planning for a post-Israel Middle East?   Franklin Lamb Beirut Al-Manar     Congresswoman Illena Ros-Lehtinen will have her hands full as she makes […]

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The Syrian Gambit

The Syrian War Aftermath Syria being a strategic country in the Middle East—it has a significant population and sits on important commercial and military crossroads—we are unlikely to see the ongoing war continuing for much longer. Both sides in the conflict have mighty allies, who are helping their protégées. Both sides can claim victories. In […]

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Gaza: Mursi Disappoints

Gaza: Mursi Disappoints “The situation of the crossing under Hosni Mubarak was better. The situation today is somewhat chaotic.”  Iki is surprised by “Hamas’ silence regarding this decision.” “Hamas does not want a tense relationship with Egypt’s rulers, the MB. It knows that if it loses its relationship with the MB, it will lose an […]

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It was only yesterday …

It was only yesterday …   FLC … that many in Lebanon, especially in 2006′ when Israel aggressed Lebanon, started saying that they have had it with Lebanon having to pay the dearest in lives & treasure in the Arab-Israeli conflict, … and even some went so far as asking the rhetorical question, “seriously, what did […]

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Egypt: The Fuloul Attempt a Revolution

Egypt: The Fuloul Attempt a Revolution  By: Rana Mamdouh Published Thursday, August 23, 2012   Cairo – President Mohammed Mursi is about to face the first real test of his professed belief in the democratic right of all citizens to express their views, even when those views are avowedly hostile to him and his Muslim […]

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It’s Too Late for Assad’s Resignation

On August 22, 2012, two news items related to Syria converged into an unprecedented escalation in the ongoing tragedy. The first was a statement made the day before by Syrian Vice President Qadri Jamil; he said that Damascus is willing to discuss President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation. He said that “all problems can come up during […]

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War Crimes in Syria with George Galloway

Published on Aug 20, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews The United Nations has issued a 102-page report, alleging that both sides on the Syrian conflict have carried out numerous “war crimes.” Now the trouble is in danger of spreading into Lebanon. The leader of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, has said that this could all herald […]

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Magic turned against Turkish Magician: 7 killed dozens injured in ‘Deadly bombing’ in Turkish city of Gaziantep

Magic turned against Turkish Magician  No surprise, more than one year ago I wrote: Is Erdogan worried about Strategic Relationship with Syria? He should Erdogan, should worry, Turkey has the same Syrian, religious/ethnic political landscape. So, if Syria falls, Turkey could be NEXT. If Syria survive (IT will), Turkey would lose everything build via the […]

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Syria and Us: Arab identity, the antidote to sectarianism

Syrian Arab identity: The antidote to sectarianism  Syria and Us (Part II)  By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Sunday, August 19, 2012    Of all the Arab and neighboring states, Lebanon and the Palestinian people will remain the most affected by the Syrian crisis.   The Palestinians must wait for whatever consequences Syrian events push onto them. […]

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Tunisia: Al-Nahda’s Failures Lead Sidi Bouzid to Rise Again

Tunisia: Al-Nahda’s Failures Lead Sidi Bouzid to Rise Again   Protesters shout slogans calling for the release of other protesters, who were arrested after clashes with police late last week, outside a court in Sidi Bouzid 14 August 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Zoubeir Souissi) By: Christopher Barrie Published Friday, August 17, 2012 On Tuesday August […]

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Sick NATO Primitive FSA Terrorists Throw Bodies off Roof and Execute Unarmed Civilian in Horrific Videos

Bodies thrown off roof in horrific Syria video Published Monday, August 13, 2012 A horrific video purportedly showing Syrian rebels throwing the bodies of postal workers off a roof has appeared online, raising fresh concerns about atrocities in the increasingly brutal conflict in Syria. Both sides in the 17-month conflict have been accused of human rights […]

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“The Sinai Peninsula Rejoins the Axis of Resistance”

The Sinai Peninsula Rejoins the Axis of Resistance Franklin Lamb Beirut Graphics by Alex Israeli troops near border with Egypt’s Sinai desert on June 18, 2012. The Sinai Peninsula has rejoined the Arab and Islamic Resistance as this great awakening spreads inexorably across the region toppling Western imposed security states and replacing them with governments […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L), Turkey's President Abdullah Gul (C) and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) (AFP)

Hillary Clinton on the Syria No-Fly Zone

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu indicated in a meeting with reporters Saturday that they were exploring the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria.  I managed to reach Secretary Clinton by phone shortly afterward. BW:            Secretary Clinton, the U.S. is a pioneer in this sort of project.  […]

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Aleppo Liberated by Syrian Government Troops

The Syrian ‘northern capital,” Aleppo, where fierce battles between the army and the armed opposition troops have been going on since the end of , has changed hands. Government troops entered the central part of the city on Thursday. Special mission units are searching through the old districts adjoining the medieval fortress towering over Aleppo. […]

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WMD in Syria?

Under the title Orwellian Ramifications Begin To Unfold In Syria Dr. Ismail Salami writes in Countercurrents the following (excerpt): There is a horrible speculation that the insurgents in Syria may have seized hold of chemical weapons. Apart from the catastrophically unthinkable havoc the rebels can wreak in Syria and in the region with the WMD, […]

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Revenge of the Moderate Arabs

Revenge of the Moderate Arabs  A Free Syrian Army fighter wears a headband reading the Islamic declaration of faith, “There is no God but God, and Mohammed is His Messenger”, in central Aleppo 9 August 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Goran Tomasevic)   By: Bilal El-Amine Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 To space-Iran/to the tunnels-Egypt} by […]

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UNSC met on Syria kidnapping

It was Monday that Press TV first asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office for a condemnation of the kidnapping in Syria by the Free Syrian Army. On Tuesday — it was made official — as Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Akbar Salehi formally requested Ban’s help in resolving the crisis.

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