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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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Israel and Egypt Attack Sinai Insurrection

Egyptian air force attacks in Sinai for first time since 1973 August 2012 began violently in the Sinai Peninsula. Glowing leftovers from the violence that took place last February erupted into full flames, causing unprecedented attacks from Israel and Egypt. On August 5, Global Jihad militants attacked an Egyptian outpost near Gaza, killed 16 Egyptians, […]

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Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test

Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test A member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula on 8 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – Stringer) By: Abdel Rahman Youssef Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 The Sinai attack could “burn” the Egyptian president by setting him […]

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Color Revolutions –The Hue of Coup d’Etat

In his article Western Leaders Slip into Their Childhood, Thierry Meyssan reviews the color revolutions, their genesis and their commonalities. He also reveals why Syria seems to be a harder nut to crack for such idealistic revolutionaries as Obama and Cameron: not enough young Syrians properly  inspired. * * * *“The slogan “Bashar must go!” was supposed […]

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The UAE: holding back the tide

This article by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen was originally published on Open Democracy under a Creative Commons License. * * * * As a deeply-tribal and largely homogeneous society that has also engaged heavily both in state-branding and institutional partnerships in recent years, the security crackdown in the UAE holds particular resonance, calling into question the […]

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“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,”

“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,”  The Sinai Attack: Sending a Message An Israeli soldier inspects a burnt armoured vehicle near the Kerem Shalom border crossing after unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt on 6 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – David Buimovitch)   “there are two winners, Israel and […]

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Syria: Chief Mole Defects

Syria Prime Minister Riad Hijab Defects to Jordan Invariably, propaganda fails. It may take a long time—ask former denizens of the USSR—but eventually, most of the truth is discovered by the People. Sometimes it is enough to look at the speaker to spot a governmental lie. Joseph Goebbels—Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in […]

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Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading

Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading (Dp-news – Sana) Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN United Nations, NY- In a speech before the UN General Assembly, Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the Qatari-Saudi-western UN draft resolution serves only the interests of Israel. Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN, […]

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Ousting Bashar al-Assad

Israel’s possible reaction to the ongoing deterioration in Syria One hour before sunrise, the heat was already scorching. In the late summer, there was no hope of a relieving rain. Yet, fast flowing air cooled the motorbikes, making the trip sufferable. Half hidden in its morning gloom, the City of Damascus could already be seen. […]

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Dismembering the Arab World

Dr Makram Khoury-Machool is a Palestinian scholar, based in Cambridge, UK  The behaviour of the NATO-aligned, anti-Syrian bloc is now blatant enough for us to better understand what is happening in Syria. On the one hand, we find political operators such the ad-hoc group ‘Friends of Syria’, and on the other, two Arab personalities, both ministers […]

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Syria Has No Enemies

I know you may find this hard to believe, but no matter how much you look, you will not find enemies of Syria.  On 1 April, 2012, for example, the Friends of Syria held a conference in Istanbul, and you know how many countries were represented?  Seventy!  Of course, Syria was not one of the […]

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Turkey plays US dangerous game on Syria

Published on Aug 1, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews. For more than a year, the deadly unrest in Syria has brought about more questions than answers but what’s definitely clear is that civilians have been the main victims of what the armed opposition says is a government crackdown and the government says is a foreign-backed attempt to […]

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