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Syria/Egypt News July 13

 

Tension soars as FSA leader shot dead by Qaeda jihadists - NOW


New front opens in Syria as FSA says al Qaeda attack means war - Yahoo! News


FSA’s council to meet to discuss killing of top Syrian rebel - Alarabiya.net


Pakistan Taliban 'sets up a base in Syria' - BBC News

 

More on the Pakistani Taliban 'base' inside Syria - The Long War Journal

 

Russia, Syria Exchange Files on Foreign Fighters - Official - RIA Novosti

 

Turkey, Iran call for cease-fire in Syria during holy month of Ramadan - montrealgazette.com

 

Syrian rebels vow to fight until the end in Homs, deny reports that they are preparing to desert the city - ITV News

 

Israel believed behind recent Syria strike - CNN.com Blogs

 

More on the alleged Israeli strike on Yakhont missiles in Syria - Threat Matrix

 

Syria President Assad says ousted Baath party members made mistakes - The Independent

 

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U.S. to Egypt: Ousted President Morsi must be freed - Yahoo! News


U.S. Sends Marines, Navy to off the Coast of Egypt - US News and World Report


Germany calls for Morsi release in Egypt - Ahram Online


Qatar’s regional policy thrown into doubt after Mursi’s ouster - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page


Tens of thousands of Islamists demand reinstatement of ousted Egyptian president - The Washington Post

 

Thousands break fast in Tahrir Square to celebrate Morsi ouster - Ahram Online

 

Egypt's PM picks leftist politician as deputy - Yahoo! News

 

Egypt’s young Brotherhoods break away from old leadership, establishes non-violence group - Alarabiya.net

 

Egypt: Second Christian Killed in Northern Sinai in Post-Morsi Backlash - IBTimes UK

 

Egypt's media embrace military after Morsi ouster, to dismay of press advocates - Fox News

 

Why Does Al Jazeera Love a Hateful Islamic Extremist? - Bloomberg

 

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Istanbul police block protest by journalists demanding press freedoms - Fox News

 

Group commemorating slain Gezi protester attacked by civilians in central Istanbul - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

VIDEO: Group commemorating slain Gezi protester attacked by civilians in central Istanbul - YouTube

 

Assailant with machete attacking Gezi protesters in Istanbul flees to Morocco - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

 

 

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Statement of ComeHomeAmerica.US in Opposition to U.S. Intervention in Syria

(Cross-posted on behalf of Come Home America Steering Committee)  To sign onto our statement, go to the bottom of this Come Home America page. 

We in ComeHomeAmerica (www.
comehomeamerica.US) condemn our government’s war on Syria, prosecuted first with sanctions, then with covert support through “allies” like the dictatorial petro-monarchies of the Gulf and now with overt provision of arms for the anti-government forces and perhaps even a bombing campaign. We demand an immediate cessation of this bellicose policy by our government. Sanctions and military intervention in Syria are not in the interests of the American people; nor are they in the interests of the Syrian people.

We are far from alone in our opposition. Fully 70% of Americans are opposed to armed intervention in Syria – a number that has only increased over the months according to Pew polls. And yet the President and a majority in Congress favor intervention, revealing a crisis of our political institutions, which are far removed from the will of the people on this and many other issues.

We in ComeHomeAmerica are a very diverse group. We are traditional conservatives, progressive activists, libertarians of the Ron Paul type, old-fashioned Leftists, religious people appalled by war and non-religious who also harbor disgust over our numerous wars for over a century now. We are not pacifists, although there are pacifists in our ranks. But we do believe that any war must be defensive and a last resort, not a constant option to further the perceived interests of our elite. Our roots go deep in our country’s history, at least as far back as the Anti-Imperialist League, which was organized to oppose the war in the Philippines and included members as different as Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie, the wealthiest man in America.

We protest our government’s actions not simply because of the specific conditions in Syria but based on general principles. The same principles would have kept us from launching the recent wars on Iraq and Libya and many others over the past century and longer.

Our first principle is that war inflicts enormous damage on human beings and we are repulsed by it, a revulsion that is found in most human beings. Hence the war-makers try to keep their deeds hidden or covered in fantasies of glory. Secrecy in turn leads to suborning the press, a mainstay of our democracy.

Our second principle, the easiest one, is that we do not want to pay for these wars and the belligerent imperial colossus, including the DoD, CIA, NSA and others, costing about one trillion a year, roughly the sum that is raised in personal income taxes on April 15. Some of us simply want the money back and others want it to be spent on social needs. But while we differ on that, we agree that the money must no longer go to a war complex. On that we are firmly united.

A third principle is that the sovereignty of other nations is to be respected. Sovereignty is a concept introduced into international law to protect weak nations from powerful ones. The U.S. is presently the most powerful, and hence we have a special obligation to respect that principle and the Nuremberg principle that prohibits wars of aggression, which includes “wars of choice” or “pre-emptive wars.” A corollary to that is that U.S. foreign policy is not based on “human rights.” Unfortunately, “humanitarian” rationales are too often used to justify or disguise bellicose policies made for other reasons. We reject such rationales for wars of aggression.

A fourth principle is that an Empire is incompatible with liberty and democracy. The US has now become a worldwide Empire with more than 1200 military bases and outposts overseas. Every Empire must perforce be a military one, because it seeks to dominate others, which elicits resistance, and that in turn calls forth military oppression. The result is that others who could be friends turn into enemies; this is the “blowback” with which we have become so familiar over the last decade and more. Our own American Revolution is an example of a successful revolt against an empire. Furthermore, imperial designs can too readily lead to a global conflagration such as World War One. And an Empire is doubly dangerous, because in the end it is incompatible with democracy as citizens tire of wars and hence must be monitored and their opposition countered. The recent revelations about the extent of domestic spying by the NSA should bring that home to us once again.

We welcome those who agree with one or more of these principles to make common cause with us in ComeHomeAmerica. We cannot afford to let other differences separate us and hence allow agents of war to defeat us by the tactic of divide and conquer. We must join together. In the end our very survival depends on it.

The CHA Steering Committee:

Paul Buhle(WI), Retired Prof.; author; producer of radical, progressive comic books.

Doug Fuda(MA), Activist, Boston Chapter of CHA

Bill Kauffman(NY), Author, Ain’t My America

Angela Keaton(CA), Chair, Outright Libertarians; Operations Director, Antiwar.com

Dan McCarthy(VA), editor, The American Conservative

George O’Neill (FL), Co-founder of CHA

Coleen Rowley(MN), FBI Whistleblower; a Time Person of the Year, 2002

John V. Walsh,MD(MA), Neuroscience Prof.; writer for CounterPunch, DissidentVoice

Kevin Zeese (MD), Co-founder of CHA, PopularResistance.org (October2011.org)

Please add your name below.

Additional Signers

Sam Smith, Progressive Review

David Swanson, author, War is a Lie; blog, http://warisacrime.org

David MacMichael, Former CIA analyst who resigned in protest, Founding member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

Murray Polner, Author, We Who Said No To War

Sheldon Richman Vice President, Future of Freedom Foundation.

Jeff Taylor, Associate Prof. of Political Science, Dordt College

David Henderson, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Dave Wagner, Co-author, Radical Hollywood.

Syria/Egypt News July 12

 

POLL: No arms to Syrian rebels, most Americans say - CBS News


POLL (Full Report): Americans say 61 - 27 percent not to be involved in Syria and oppose 59 - 27 percent providing arms to anti-government groups - Quinnipiac University


U.S. plan to arm Syrian rebels stalls amid congressional disagreements - The Washington Post


UK parliament wins veto over any decision to arm Syrian rebels - Reuters


Money, guns flowing from Kuwait to Syria's most radical rebel factions - Fox News

 

Syrian rebels receive new batch of weapons from Arab states - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Comrades in Arms: How Libya sends weapons to Syria’s rebels - Foreign Policy

 

UN officials accept Syria’s invitation for talks on chemical weapons probe - United Nations News Centre

 

Russia’s UN envoy: Moscow ‘not blocking’ UN access to Syria, Western ‘propaganda storm’ misleading - RT News

 

Jimmy Carter's Making a Syria Peace Push, And the Opposition Isn't Happy About It - The Cable

 

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Syria jihadists lose support as abuses mount - Fox News


The CIA: Al-Qaeda Dispatched 16 Tons of Explosives to Lebanon with plans to target officials in Hezbollah and the army - Al Akhbar


Cast as Hezbollah supporters, Lebanese Shiites are expelled from Sunni Gulf amid sectarian war - The Washington Post


Al Qaeda kills Free Syrian Army commander: FSA spokesman - Yahoo! News


Syria's al-Nusra Front – ruthless, organised and taking control - The Guardian

 

Raqqa: Islamic state of Iraq and al-Sham reportedly detain more than 1500, including dozens of women - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Aleppo: Rebels attack a bus and take its passengers to an unknown location, also detain seven Kurds - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Supplies to Palliate Crisis in Aleppo Arrived, Says Governor - Prensa Latina News Agency

 

Syrian opposition issues rare condemnation of rebels for Aleppo food blockade - The Washington Post

 

Col Asaad says many of FSA officers marginalized, he made controversial statements such as that suicide bombing is “an integral part of revolutionary action" - YALLA SOURIYA

 

Syrian rebels prepare to abandon Homs - The Times

 

Syrian rebels inflicted heavy losses by army in Homs province - Xinhua | English.news.cn

 

Kurdish Group Ready to Back Main Syria Opposition in Return for Rights Recognition - Rudaw

 

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Christians Targeted for Retribution in Egypt - NYTimes.com


Chaos in Egypt: Christians “Hacked With Axes,” Priest Beheaded - townhall.com


Egyptian Catholic Bishops: Ousting of Morsi - a Joyous Day for Us Christians - Catholic Online

 

Egypt unrest: Suspects held in rooftop killing of Alexandria teen - latimes.com

 

Egypt army defends role in deadly clashes with Morsi supporters - latimes.com

 

After backing military ouster of Morsi, Egypt liberals want power to advance democracy agenda - The Washington Post

 

Egypt PM says won't rule out Brotherhood role in new govt- Ahram Online

 

Egypt welcomes U.S. remarks on Mursi describing the rule of toppled leader as undemocratic - Reuters

 

U.S. Says Egypt Arrests Make It Difficult to Move Beyond Crisis - NYTimes.com

 

Egyptian Coup Splits Middle East Countries - yaleglobal

 

How Egypt's Economy Toppled a President - Businessweek

 

VIDEO: Photojournalist apparently filming the soldier who killed him.

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News July 11

 

Syria activists protest rebel siege of Aleppo areas that has created food shortages, one demonstrator shot dead - Fox News


VIDEO: Aleppo protesters chant “the people want an end to the blockade”, rebel armed with a handgun pushes them back and sound of gunfire heard - YouTube


VIDEO: FSA Food Embargo in Aleppo - YouTube


VIDEO: Aleppo Civilians run with food and other supplies fleeing from FSA gunfire - YouTube


VIDEO: Syrian rebels enforcing the ban and shooting at civilians - YouTube


Press Conference on World Food Programme’s Operations in Syria - UN.org

 

Syrian rebel sheikh calls for war on Alawite heartland, he is a member of Islamic Syrian Liberation Front and Syrian National Coalition - THE DAILY STAR

 

In north-eastern Syria, al-Nusra is in command of silos of wheat, factories, oil and gas fields, fleets of looted government cars and a huge weapons arsenal - guardian

 

'313 Brigade' claims car bombing that targeted Hezbollah in Beirut - The Long War Journal

 

Islamic group arrests media activist in Ar Raqqa - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Al Nusra torture room found in Rif Dimashq - alalam

 

Syria's Foreign Legions - carnegieendowment.org

 

American al Qaeda member Gadahn calls for Syrian jihad in video - Washington Times

 

VIDEO: Meeting al-Qaeda in Syria - Al Jazeera Blogs

 

Syrian Christians flee to Lebanon, become kidnapping targets - GlobalPost

 

Source: Syrian Regime Held Talks With Kurdish Groups in Qamishli - Rudaw

 

The Tribal Factor in Syria’s Rebellion: A Survey of Armed Tribal Groups in Syria - The Jamestown Foundation

 

U.S. arms showing up in hands of pro-Assad militias - usatoday

 

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Inquiry on Aleppo chemical attack met int'l standards, unlike West’s - Lavrov - RT News


US studying Russia report of Syria rebel gas use - AFP


Syrian opposition rebuts Russian claims about sarin - usatoday

 

Al-Qa'ida could gain access to Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons, Risk of catastrophe if Syria's Assad goes: UK lawmakers - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Syrian rebels behind Aleppo sarin attack, not Assad forces - Russian inquiry to UN - YouTube

 

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Arrest warrants issued for Mohammed Badie, other Brotherhood leaders in Egypt - The Washington Post


Pro-Morsi alliance calls for million-man Cairo march on Friday - Ahram Online


Egypt's Salvation Front withdraws rejection of constitutional declaration, maintains reservations over some articles - Ahram Online


Analysis: Why was Tamarod successful? - Egypt Independent


Egypt Tamarod movement spreads across the Middle East - FRANCE 24

 

Coptic leader hopeful after Muslim Brotherhood removed in Egypt - CatholicHerald.co.uk

 

Gunmen open fire on military commander's car in Sinai: Army - Ahram Online

 

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US sends 4 more F-16s to Egypt, despite Cairo tumult - Fox News


Kuwait promises Egypt $4 billion in aid-state news agency - Yahoo! News

 

Gulf Billions Buy Egypt Economy Breathing Space - VOA

 

Qatar losing Mideast ground to Saudi diplomacy, experts say - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 

Ankara clarifies stance on Egypt following UN intervention statements - Ahram Online

 

Egypt's coup shakes Brotherhood's Islamic partners in Turkey - CSMonitor.com

 

 

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Syrian Opposition in Disarray

 

Syrian Opposition in Disarray

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

After 28 months of conflict, Assad defeated Washington's best laid plans. Its Syrian National Coalition (SNC) opposition lacks effective leadership. It lacks legitimacy. 

 

It's an artificial construct. It operates extrajudicially. It resembles a gang that can't shoot straight. On July 8, another leader resigned. 

 

Syria/Egypt News July 10

 

Liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi appointed new Egyptian PM - Ahram Online


Mohamed ElBaradei appointed Egypt's new VP - Ahram Online


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejects timetable for elections - latimes.com


Egypt's interim constitutional declaration draws criticisms - Ahram Online

 

Egyptian army takes upper hand in media war over killings - Reuters

 

For Now At Least, Egypt's Police Are Seen As The Good Guys - NPR

 

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Carney: US 'cautiously encouraged’ over Egypt election timetable - The Hill


US Encourages Muslim Brotherhood to Join Egyptian Political Transition - VOA


White House: Egypt aid is in US interest (VIDEO)- The Hill's Video


Egypt takes delivery of U.S. fighter jets - Reuters

 

Egypt showered with Gulf billions in show of support for army - Reuters

 

Turkish ambassador summoned over Ankara's calls for UN intervention in Egypt - Ahram Online

 

Mideast journalists allege bias in al-Jazeera’s reports on Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood - The Washington Post

 

Al Jazeera staff resign after ‘biased' Egypt coverage - GulfNews.com

 

VIDEO: Egyptian Al-‎Jazeera reporter Hagag Salama resigns live on air - YouTube

 

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Syrian rebel blockade in Aleppo leaves thousands hungry, Many activists condemn the tactic arguing that it punishes more than 2 million - Reuters


Famine Feared in Aleppo as Food Embargo Persists, Network publishes names of Free Syrian Army battalions responsible for barring supplies - Al-Ayyam


U.N. chief Ban appeals for Ramadan truce across Syria - Reuters


Syrian opposition backs U.N. call for truce during Ramadan - THE DAILY STAR

 

Iran welcomes Syrian opposition’s truce offer during Ramadan - PressTV

 

Exclusive: Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and might end up in the hands of Islamist militants - Reuters

 

Syrians say they have given up on U.S. weapons promises - Yahoo! News

 

Saudi arms will arrive soon: Syria rebel chief - hurriyetdailynews

 

Russian inquiry to UN: Rebels, not Army, behind Syria Aleppo sarin attack - RT News

 

Lebanon: Car bombing in Hezbollah Beirut stronghold seen as spillover of Syria conflict (VIDEO) - GlobalPost

 

Syrian Rebels Claim Responsibility for Beirut Bomb - Israel National News

 

Syrian rebels retract: Not responsible for Beirut blast - Ynetnews

 

Questions Remain Over “Massacre” Of Christians by Syrian Rebels - Christian News Agency

 

Tension between Arab and Kurd fighters, The clashes took place after rebels attacked 2 villages - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Syria's oilfields create surreal battle lines amid chaos and tribal loyalties - guardian.co.uk

 

VIDEO: Presence of al-Qaeda raises tension in Syria - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News July 9

 

Death toll rises to 51 in Monday clashes between Egypt army and pro-Morsi protesters - Ahram Online


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls for national uprising - latimes.com


Armed groups attacked Rep. Guard at dawn: Military spokesman - Ahram Online


Pro-Morsi protesters recount bloody scenes at Republican Guard clashes - Ahram Online


Islamists' opponents question accounts of shooting, voice skepticism that Egyptian soldiers fired on peaceful demonstrators - latimes.com


VIDEO: Compilation of Footage of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators Firing at the Egyptian Army - YouTube


VIDEO: Egypt's military release new footage of violence - YouTube


VIDEO (it starts after 2 minutes of talk): Morsi Supporters Attack The Egyptian Republican Guard - YouTube


VIDEO: Egyptian Army Sniper Firing At Crowd - YouTube


Egypt presidency forms judicial committee to investigate Rep. Guard killings - Ahram Online

 

Egypt closes Freedom and Justice Party HQ over weapons find - Middle East Online

 

Egypt's National Salvation Front condemns Rep. Guard HQ violence, including assaults on military barracks and army officers - Ahram Online

 

Nour Party, Salafist Call say army reaction disproportionate - Ahram Online

 

Egypt interim president fast-tracks timetable for amending constitution, holding new elections by early 2014 - Fox News

 

Egypt’s constitutional declaration issued, defines transitional period - Ahram Online

 

Army arrests 11 in Sinai attacks - Daily News Egypt

 

VIDEO: Trouble in Egypt's Sinai: Islamist militants gun down Coptic priest in semi-lawless Sinai region - YouTube

 

Turkey Clears Gezi Park Protest With Water Cannons After Reopening - huffingtonpost.com

 

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U.S. condemns ‘explicit’ calls to violence by Egypt's Brotherhood, asks the military to exercise 'maximum restraint' - Alarabiya.net


White House wants US aid to Egypt to keep flowing -- for now - Fox News


Boehner: Egypt army 'did what they had to do' in ousting Morsi - The Hill's Global Affairs

 

Carl Levin wants to suspend aid to Egypt - POLITICO.com

 

EU's Ashton urges all sides in Egypt to avoid 'provocation' - Ahram Online

 

Iran says overthrow of Egypt president improper - usatoday

 

Egypt's Media War Is Almost as Nasty as the One in the Streets - FP Passport

 

CNN Becomes Target Of Egypt Protesters - huffingtonpost.com

 

Al-Jazeera journalists kicked out of Egyptian military press-conference - RT News

 

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Bashar Assad’s forces chip away at Syria rebels’ control of Homs- MiamiHerald.com


Twin car bombs hit Homs - AFP


Syrian rebels offer Assad truce in Homs during Ramadan - The Independent


Syria Spurns Ramadan Cease-Fire Idea - ABC News


Report: Assad's Brother Commanding Homs Assault - syriareport.net

 

Syria rebels in weak position, says SNC chief (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English

 

Syrian opposition PM Ghassan Hitto resigns - FRANCE 24

 

Congress delaying military aid to Syrian rebels - Israel News

 

Russia Doubts New Syrian Rebel Leader Is Ready for Peace Talks - RIA Novosti

 

Syria Baath party leadership replaced, VP Sharaa will remain in office despite his removal from the party leadership - AFP

 

Syrian government invites UN for chemical weapons inspection - newsday.com

 

Syrian Gov’t Claims Massive Seizure of Toxic Chemicals - RIA Novosti

 

Refugees from Syria in Gaza Divided Over Assad - therealnews.com

 

Al Qaeda makes millions from Mosul shakedowns to fund martyrdom operations in Iraq and Syria - Money Jihad

 

VIDEO: Rally Against “Islamic State of Iraq" in Syria - Youtube

 

 

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Syria/Egypt News July 8

 

 

 

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians throng streets to show support to army-backed revolt while Muslim Brotherhood calls for rival protests (VIDEO) - Alarabiya.net


Sea of flags as anti-Morsi crowd packs Tahrir - FRANCE 24


Interview: The Egyptian rebel leader who "owns" Tahrir Square - Ahram Online


Tens of thousands of Morsi supporters flock to Republican Guard HQ - Egypt Independent

 

Egypt security forces arrest man accused of throwing anti Morsi protesters off a building - Al Bawaba

 

Islamist Zomor, Abdel Maged to be interrogated for roles in Cairo University violence - Egypt Independent

 

Updated: Bahaa El-Din offered Egypt's PM job, ElBaradei set to be appointed VP - Ahram Online

 

Cairo Institute: Morsi Systematically Abused the Rule of Law - The Jewish Press

 

154 martyrs During the Reign of the former president Mohamed Morsi - Arabic Network For Human Rights Information

 

Syria embassy re-opens in Cairo - alalam

 

Obama: U.S. not backing any Egyptian party or group - AP

 

Diplomats resist calling Morsi ouster a coup - usatoday

 

U.S. lawmakers urge calm, cautious approach to Egypt - Reuters

 

Fresh Clashes Erupt Yet Again In Turkey Over Park – www.channelstv.com

 

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Syria rebels pound besieged Shiite towns - Businessweek


Desperate moves by rebels as Homs campaign intensifies - THE DAILY STAR


New Syrian opposition head expects advanced weapons to reach rebels - Reuters

 

Tension Between Rebel Groups Intensifies in Syria - NYTimes.com

 

VIDEO: Testimony by rebel leader in al-Dana about the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham murders - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

AUDIO: Qatar gives Libyan arms to Syrian rebels - NPR, Money Jihad

 

 

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Syria News July 7

 

Cairo residents: ‘Heavily armed Islamists attacked us’, Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood killed at least seven people and left dozens injured - Alarabiya


Egypt: Coptic Christian priest shot dead by Islamists - Telegraph


12 die in clashes in Egypt's Alexandria as supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi fought pitched street battles - Astro Awani


VIDEO (and article): Anti-Mursi protesters thrown off building in Alexandria by Islamists - Alarabiya


VIDEO: Wahhabis Vow to Suicide Bomb as a Retaliation for Morsi Ouster - YouTube

 

Egypt hits first snag over PM, Islamists call more protests - Reuters

 

Brotherhood's party boycotts meeting with Egypt's interim president - Ahram Online

 

Muslim Brotherhood can contest Egypt elections: president spokesman - Yahoo! News

 

Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed - NYTimes.com

 

Morsi ouster in Egypt dents Turkey role model claims - Fox News

 

Police Disperse Taksim Square Protesters With Tear Gas After Governor Warns Demonstrations Are Illegal - huffingtonpost

 

PHOTOS: Turkish police fire teargas, water cannon to disperse Gezi park protesters - RT News

 

Egypt Crisis: Fall Of Morsi Challenges Qatar’s New Emir - Allgalgaduud News

 

Did the new Qatari Emir Dump Muslim Brotherhood cleric and Hamas chief? - israelmatzav

 

Morsi ouster in Egypt crushes Hamas dreams: analysts - Fox News

 

McCain calls for suspension of US military aid to Egypt - AFP

 

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Former Syrian political prisoner with Saudi ties becomes head of main opposition group, He is close to secular Michel Kilo’s Democratic Bloc - Washington Post


VIDEO: Press briefing by the spokesman of the National Coalition Of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces - YouTube


Qatar Charity Wiring $5bln to Syria Rebels - islamicinvitationturkey


Syria troops advance in Homs, bombard outskirts of Damascus - Alarabiya

 

Western countries in UN SC ignore Russia’s proposals for response to situation in Homs - mission - ITAR-TASS

 

Rebels clash with Qaeda-linked opposition group in Syria - Yahoo! News

 

Syrian City of Raqqa Suffers Under Rebel Rule - Al-Monitor

 

Chemical Weapons Seized From Terrorists (PHOTOS) - Friends of Syria

 

Lebanon’s Palestinian camps on the edge, ignited by the crisis in neighboring Syria  - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Insurgents From The Badr Martyrs Brigade In Ashrafiyeh, Aleppo, Use Artillery Cannon - You Tube

 

 

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Syria News July 6

 

Morsi backers clash with opponents, security forces as Egypt violence escalates - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Egypt: Running battles break out between opposing protesters in Cairo - Telegraph


Egypt's Islamist National Alliance to Support Legitimacy demands Morsi reinstatement - Ahram Online


National Salvation Front calls for 'urgent' anti-Islamist rallies - Egypt Independent

 

Muslim Brotherhood's leader Mohamed Badie speaks at Morsi rally, Excerpts of his speech - Ahram Online

 

Egypt's interim president appoints new legal and political advisors - Ahram Online

 

Former Egypt central bank governor offered interim premiership, ElBaradei turned down the post - Ahram Online

 

Muslim Brotherhood site says Egypt’s new president is secretly Jewish -  The Washington Post

 

Morsi supporters storm police station in Giza: Report - PressTV

 

Islamist gunmen stage multiple attacks in Sinai - Reuters

 

Egyptian, Israeli military alerts prompted by Islamist mutiny threat from Sinai and first attacks - Debkafile

 

White House Urges Egypt’s Military to Contain Violence - WSJ

 

African Union suspends Egypt over president ouster - Fox News

 

Feminists stages topless protest against Turkey PM - Fox News

 

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Syrian army assaults rebel held areas of Homs - Chicago Sun-Times


UN Fails to Agree on Appeal for Access to Homs - ABC News


Egypt's shadow hangs over Syrian opposition - Reuters


Gulf drive against Hezbollah may hit ordinary Shi'ites - Reuters

 

Moscow condemns supplies of weaponry from Libya to Syria - Russia & India Report

 

Britain ready to train rebel special forces, says Syria commander - The Times

 

A Revolt within the al Qaeda Movement - ISN

 

VIDEO: Face-to-face with Abu Sakkar, Syria's 'heart-eating cannibal' - BBC News -

 

VIDEO: Friday demonstrations in Aleppo show locals flying the Jabhat al Nusra flag but not the Syrian opposition flag - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Heavy Islamist presence at Friday protest in Azaz, north of Aleppo - YouTube

 

 

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Syria News July 5

 

Egypt orders arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders as interim president takes office - The Washington Post


ElBaradei tops list to head Egypt government-sources - Reuters


In interview ElBaradei Seeks to Justify Ouster of Egypt’s President - NYTimes.com


Profiles: Adly Mansour and Mohamed ElBaradei - Egypt’s incoming leaders - The Independent


VIDEO: Adly Mansour, Egypt's new president, first interview - YouTube

 

Egypt's new president says Brotherhood 'part of nation': report - Reuters

 

Largest Salafi group calls on Morsy supporters to disperse - Egypt Independent

 

Egypt Al-Qaeda's Declares Jihad on Anti-Morsi Protesters - Gatestone Institute

 

POLL: Morsi Meter - morsimeter.com

 

HRW reports high numbers of sexual attacks on women in Tahrir Square - Alaska Dispatch

 

VIDEO: Brutal sex attacks on women in Tahrir Square during protests reported - GlobalPost

 

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Obama orders US to review aid to Egypt after Morsi ousted but stops short of calling it a coup d'etat - Fox News


Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt - The White House


Marines poised for mission in Egypt - usatoday.com

 

Egypt foreign minister to Kerry: no military coup - Reuters

 

Analysis: Morsi's Fall a Blow to Islamists - ABC News

 

Islamist rule in Egypt fails: Syria's Assad - Fox News

 

Full text of Assad interview: Syria still home for all..what is taking place in Egypt the fall of so-called Political Islam- SANA

 

Turkey says Egyptian leader's ouster by military is 'unacceptable' - Fox News

 

In blow to Erdogan, court cancels Taksim Square building project - The Globe and Mail

 

Abbas Rejoices, Hamas Goes Quiet After Egyptian President's Fall - VOAl

 

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15 Al Nusra rebels committed rape and atrocities on a young Christian woman in Qusair, she became mentally unstable and was killed - Fides News Agency


Was Catholic Priest in Syria Shot 8 Times Instead of Beheaded? Different accounts of what happened - TheBlaze.com


Syria:Terrorists target with mortar Kyrillos Church in Damascus - abna.ir

 

Syria's Assad brags opponents failed to oust him - Fox News

 

Syria opposition meets in Turkey to choose new leader - Middle East Online

 

Palestinian refugees not involved in Syrian conflict, says Abbas- FRANCE 24

 

 

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Syria News July 3

 

Egypt's Army Says Morsi Role at Syria Rally Seen as Turning Point, He attended a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for jihad in Syria - VOA


Morsi set to present solution plan, rejects any ultimatums made by the armed forces as 7 killed in Tuesday clashes - RT News


Rebels reject Morsi referendum calls, insist on his removal and demand early presidential elections - Ahram Online


Opposition nominates ElBaradei to represent it in negotiations with government - Daily News Egypt

 

Egyptian ministers resign in wave as Army deadline nears - RT News

 

Egypt: Morsi's 2 spokesmen quit - Yahoo! News

 

Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament - sources - Reuters

 

POLLS: Egypt opinion polls reveal dissatisfaction with Morsi - Ahram Online

 

Obama to Morsi: Democracy is more than elections, it is also about ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government, including the protesters - usatoday.com

 

International community reactions to Egypt protests - Ahram Online

 

Turkey deputy PM: Jewish Diaspora behind unrest against Erdogan regime - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

 

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Hasakah: Rebels detain residents of a village, destroy civilian property with heavy weaponry and hand grenades - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Aleppo: Rebels besieging two Shiite towns release a statement saying that they intend to liberate them - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


U.N.'s Ban fears for 2,500 civilians trapped in Syria's Homs - Reuters

 

Syria is jihad central: 6,000 terrorists flood new al Qaeda training ground - Washington Times

 

RADIO: FSA Commander Idris: 'We Need A Lot Of Things' - NPR

 

Kerry: Syria peace talks unlikely until at least September - The Washington Post

 

 

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Talk Nation Radio: Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Says Syrians Oppose Intervention

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-nobel-peace

Mairead Maguire, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks about here recent trip to Lebanon and Syria, where she met with refugees, combatants, members of the opposition, and members of the government.  She found that supporters and opponents of the government, including those working for political changes, overwhelming oppose foreign interference and violence.  Maguire is a founder of Peace People and of the Nobel Women's Initiative.  Maguire has nominated Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize and credits his work with helping to discourage the West from intervening in Syria.

Add your name to the petition to get Manning the Peace Prize at ManningNobel.org

Also read "Ten Problems With the Latest Excuse for War" by David Swanson.

Total run time: 29:00

Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Music by Duke Ellington.

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Syria News July 2

 

Taking Outsize Role in Syria, Qatar Funnels Arms Including Heavy Weapons to Rebels - NYTimes.com


Lord Ashdown says 3,500 tons of weapons already sent to rebels, calls for pressure to be put on Qatar and Saudi Arabia to cut off funding for arms - Telegraph

 

Saudi Arabia, Qatar urge European Union to arm Syria rebels - GulfNews.com

 

Gulf Arabs call for UN Security Council meeting to prevent Homs massacre - Ahram Online

 

UN chief says the participation of Iran and Saudi Arabia in the proposed Syria peace talks in Geneva remains a stumbling block - Yahoo! News

 

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Two kidnapped orthodox priests reportedly killed in Syria, their death yet to be confirmed - The Voice of Russia

 

Female Media Activist Executed by Syria Militants, She had been an administrator of the Yabroud News Facebook page - syriareport.net

 

Syrian rebels threaten to target Shi'ite villages in Aleppo - Reuters

 

Islamists in Syria’s Aleppo ban ‘provocative dress’ for women - Reuters FaithWorld

 

VIDEO:Demonstration in Azaz, Aleppo Province, Against The Islamic State Of Iraq & As Sham - YouTube

 

Homs Battles Overwhelm Aleppo ‘Storm of North’, Clashes in East, South Damascus - almanar.com

 

Homs Governor refutes allegations on targeting a mosque- SANA

 

Jordanian air force captain joins al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels, relatives say - Fox News

 

China State Media Blames Syria Rebels for Xinjiang Violence - VOA

 

Syria neighbors block thousands from fleeing: rights group - Reuters

 

‘Five-star’ refugee camp illustrates Gulf’s growing role in Syria - FT.com

 

Foreign media portrayals of the conflict in Syria are dangerously inaccurate - The Independent

 

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Egypt military gives President Morsi 48 hours to reach agreement with opposition, or face political transition - CBS News


Millions flood Egypt's streets to demand Mursi quit - Reuters


Egypt: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ - Yahoo! News


Syria slams Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt, Turkey - People's Daily Online

 

17 wounded in Turkey during protests backing Gezi Park demonstrations - Xinhua

 

Police stop Mersin group marching in support of Gezi Park protests - todayszaman.com

 

Gay pride march in Taksim joined by Gezi protesters - Panorama | Armenian news

 

Tunis Hints of Backpedaling on Syria - huffingtonpost.com

 

Iraqi forces destroy al-Qaeda base on Iraq-Syria border - Al-Shorfa

 

 

 

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Syria News June 29

 

Vatican confirms Al Nusra jihadists beheaded Catholic priest (GRAPHIC VIDEO) - Catholic Online

Al Nusra captures major army post in southern city of Daraa after days of fighting - The Washington Post

Syria Report: Deadly Clashes Between Kurdish Militia and FSA in Amuda - eaworldview.com

Activists say armed Kurds clash with protesters in Amuda killing three - Al Jazeera English

Kurdish militia say rebel armed group attacked them in Amuda, Three of its members were killed - ANF

Kurdistan Presidency Holds Emergency Meeting With Syrian Kurdish Parties - Rudaw

The Catholic Church in Syria calls for an end to the proposed increase in weapons - Catholic World

New report on the Syrian civil war: Christians are among the "most vulnerable" - Fides News Agency

VIDEO: Henry Kissinger: If A Sectarian Group Is Put In Charge Of Syria, 'There Will Be A Bloodbath' - huffingtonpost.com

VIDEO: Ben Swann: What the Media Isn't Telling You About War in Syria - YouTube

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Qatar’s new PM signals lower key world role, no affiliation with hardline Salafists, no direct reference to Syria in his speech - Reuters

Qatar New PM Emir Tamim: Against Sectarianism - Al Akhbar English

A new Syria policy?: Qatar’s change of guard- DAWN.COM

Qatar’s Foreign Policy Under the New Emir - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Maliki Blames Morsi, Brotherhood for Continuing Syria Bloodshed - Rudaw

Iraq Shiites fighting in Syria alongside troops of Assad: ZebarI - AFP

Israel Deploys Iron Dome Battery near 'Bleeding' Syria - IBTimes UK

Europe likely to stay on sidelines when U.S. ships arms to Syria rebels - Wichita Eagle

POLL: Most Britons oppose sending arms to Syrian rebels - Middle East - World - The IndependentRussia flexes its muscles in the Mediterranean - DW.DE

Russia criticizes groups setting conditions for Syria talks - Reuters

Iran, Russia, China prop up Syria economy, Syria's deputy prime minister for economic affairs says - UPI.com

The Effect of the Conflict on Syrian Banking and Economy - Syria Comment

 

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New Bill Would Block War and Weapons to Syria Without Congressional Authorization -- Just Like the Constitution Does

From Rep. Peter Welch:
Welch Leads Bipartisan Coalition in Congress to Block U.S. Intervention in Syria

Legislation Would Block Intervention Without Prior Congressional Approval

Washington, DC (June 27th) - Rep. Peter Welch joined with Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY),  and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) at a press conference today to unveil bipartisan legislation to block U.S. military intervention in Syria without an affirmative vote of Congress.  

Specifically, Welch and his colleagues’ bill would require military intervention in Syria, including military assistance, to first be authorized by a joint resolution of Congress.  It would exempt ongoing humanitarian assistance from the requirement of Congressional approval.

“It is vitally important that we recognize the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Welch.  “Syria is in a brutal and tragic civil war the roots of which go back hundreds of years. To the extent that America can help with humanitarian assistance to ease this tragic refugee crisis, we should do so. But sending military assistance to Syrian rebels, or intervening directly in this conflict, will lead to the Americanization of this Sunni-Shia conflict. If America walks down this path, Congress and the American people should first be part of a vigorous debate.  Congress has the constitutional responsibility to authorize any action and it should do its job.”

Identical legislation has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Chris Murphy(D-CT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee(R-UT).  Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is also a cosponsor of the House bill.

Welch recently traveled to the region on a congressional oversight trip from April 28-May 4.  He visited a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkey border.

Oh Thank God—Finally, War With Syria

Syrian-President-Bashar-a-06Don’t you hate it when someone says, “I told you so?” We do. That’s why we’ll revise the common statement.

We told you so.

We first told you, 18 months ago and again  here and here and here and  here and here and here and here and  here and here and here and here and here and here, that you couldn’t trust the Obama Administration when it began making noises about pushing out Syria’s President Bashar Assad for strictly “humanitarian reasons.” In fact, before that, we told you again and again and again (ok—we’ll stop) not to trust the Obama Administration when it urged intervention in Libya for the very same reasons.

Now, the Obama administration is preparing for war, in an astonishing echo of the George W. Bush administration’s misleading justifications for invading Iraq.

We saw the first little dribble to prepare us in a CNN Breaking News email Thursday, sent out at 5:14pm EST as most Americans were heading home.

Congress has been notified that the United States will acknowledge that Syria has used chemical weapons on a small scale multiple times and a “red line” has been crossed, according to congressional sources.

Friday, when it was clear that this trial balloon had met largely with silence — and certainly with no hail of outrage or skepticism—came the next salvo. Here, again, CNN Breaking News via email (this time, 4:53pm as most folks’s attention was fixed on the weekend):

READ THE REST AT WHO WHAT WHY

Syria News June 28

 

CIA Begins Shipping Arms for Syrian Rebels for Deployment by August; Saudi Antiaircraft Missiles Expected- WSJ.com


DOD wants assurances terrorists won't get US weapons - The Hill's DEFCON Hill


Dempsey: No-fly zone in Syria would be 'act of war' - The Hill's DEFCON Hill


Lawmakers want details before funding Syria - Longview News-Journal: Nation

 

Congressional bipartisan group opposes arming Syrian rebels - Yahoo! News

 

Robert Gates: No-Fly-Zone in Syria Will Change Nothing - Bahrain News Agency

 

American media not telling truth about Syria: Kissinger - Press TV

 

Syria: Would the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Ban U.S. Aid to the Rebels? - Blog from The Heritage Foundation

 

Angela Merkel warns against arms in Syria: 'Incalculable' risks - Washington Times

 

Iraqi official: Baghdad would welcome US military help as Pentagon considers sending trainers - StarTribune.com

 

Russia says Saudi arming Syria terrorists - thenews.com.pk

 

Russia subs military with civilians at Syrian base Tartus- Yahoo! News

 

POLL: Hezbollah Losing Support Among Palestinians - Al-Monitor

 

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Suicide blast in Christian neighborhood in Syria kills 4 - Fox News


Syria troops storm rebel town, NGO says - AFP


Syria's Rebels In Rift With Aleppo's Civil Opposition - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO: A rebel faction's statement warning residents that all cars on the Damascus Airport highway will be targeted - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Muhajireen Army, closely tied to the Al Nusrah Front, fires on Syrian helicopter with surface-to-air missile (VIDEO) - Threat Matrix

 

Muhajireen Army uses BMP to launch suicide assault on Aleppo airport (VIDEO) - The Long War Journal

 

VIDEO: Syrian rebels shell gas station near Idlib - Telegraph

 

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Turkey Investigates Social Media Postings That Allegedly Insult Officials - AP


Turkey takes steps to monitor Twitter content, users - Al Akhbar English


Turkish actor defends Gezi tweet misunderstood - World Bulletin

 

Annulment case for Taksim renovation plan underway - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey's Political Conflict Takes a Toll on Economy - VOA

 

 

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Syria News June 27


Christian leader testifies in a congressional hearing : Syrian religious minorities face threat of "eradication" by armed insurgents - WSJ.com









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Syria: Where the Obama Doctrine of Covert War Spectacularly Backfired

 http://www.alternet.org/world/obama-doctrine-covert-war-spectacularly-backfired-syria

Barack Obama's rise to power in 2008 raised fundamental questions about the duty of a newly-elected government in a country that has been engaged in war crimes, from aggression against other countries to systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions and human rights laws.

Syria and the Monarchs: A Perfect Storm

By Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus

The Obama administration's decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement. It will almost certainly accelerate the chaos spreading from the almost three-year old civil war. It will also align Washington with one of the most undemocratic alliances on the planet, and one that looks increasingly unstable.

In short, we are headed into a perfect political storm.

Syria: The Faces Behind The Terror

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

In her extraordinarily bold and direct speech addressed to the Irish Parliament, Clare Daly (TD, Dublin North) called Obama a “war criminal” and “hypocrite of the century”.  In describing the fawning reception of Obama in Ireland akin to pimping and prostituting of that nation,  Ms. Daly hit the nail on the head.   Sadly, America dwarfs Ireland and elsewhere in the undignified category of prostitution – the 29 standing ovations from Congress in May 2011 for war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu attests to this tragic fact.  

While Daly was quite right in censuring Obama for his criminal policies, including aiding terrorists in Syria, it is worthwhile noting that Obama is merely a willing instrument; the  faces and factors behind his handlers and the policies merit greater scrutiny and exposure. 

The US's Afghan Exit May Depend on a Syrian One

Washington’s options in Syria are dwindling - and dwindling fast.

Trumped up chemical weapons charges against the Syrian government this month failed to produce evidence to convince a skeptical global community of any direct linkage. And the US’s follow-up pledge to arm rebels served only to immediately underline the difficulty of such a task, given the fungibility of weapons-flow among increasingly extremist militias.

United Statement and Call for Action to Oppose U.S./NATO and Israeli War on Syria

No more wars – U.S. out of the Middle East!

National Days of Action, June 28- July 17, 2013

The White House’s June 13th announcement that it would begin directly supplying arms to the opposition in Syria is a dramatic escalation of the U.S./NATO war against that country.  Thousands of U.S. troops and intelligence personnel are training opposition forces and coordinating operations in Turkey and Jordan.  Israel, the recipient of more than $3 billion annually in U.S. military aid has carried out heavy bombing raids against Syria. The Pentagon has developed plans for a “no-fly” zone over Syria, threatening a new U.S. air war.

The pretext for this escalation is the assertion, presented without any actual evidence, that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the conflict that has been raging for more than two years.  Like their predecessors, President Obama and other top U.S. officials pretend to be concerned about “democracy” and “human rights” in Syria, but their closest allies in the campaign against Syria are police-state, absolute monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  Once again the so-called ‘Responsibility to protect’, R2P, is used as a pretext for NATO to dominate this region.  

Just as the false claim of “weapons of mass destruction” was used as justification for the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the allegations that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian military is meant to mask the real motives of Washington and its allies. Their aim is to carry out “regime change,” as part of the drive to create a “new Middle East.”

The invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.-backed Israeli war in Lebanon in 2006, the 2011 NATO bombing of Libya, the now-escalating war in Syria and the growing threats against Iran are part of a coordinated regional effort by the United States, Britain and France to dominate this oil-rich and strategic region.

The U.S. government cuts basic services and has eliminated hundreds of thousands of public sector workers jobs in the last three years in the name of  a discredited austerity which has destroyed the economy, but has unlimited billions available for wars of aggression and NSA surveillance of almost every American.

We join together to call for National Days of Action, June 28- July 15, 2013, to demand:

StoStop the U.S./NATO/Israeli war and allforms of intervention against Syria!

·        Self-determination free from outside intervention for the Syrian people!

·        Fund people’s needs, not the military!

·        U.S. Out of the Middle East!

Endorsers:

  • United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
  • ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
  • United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ)
  • AFI3RM
  • All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC)
  • Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
  • Arab Americans for Peace
  • Arab Americans for Syria - AA4S
  • BAYAN USA
  • CRI-Panafricain
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  • Global Network Against Nuclear Power in Space
  • Green Party of the United States
  • Honduras Resistencia USA
  • International Action Center
  • International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
  • Iran Working Group VFP
  • KmB Pro-People Youth
  • March Forward!
  • May 1 Workers and Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
  • Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
  • Revival of Panafricanism Forum
  • SI Solidarity with Iran
  • Socialist Action
  • Syrian American Forum
  • The Green Shadow Cabinet
  • U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
  • U.S. Peace Council
  • Ugnayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland)
  • Veterans For Peace
  • World Can't Wait
  • Akbar Muhammad, International Representative, Nation of Islam
  • Ardeshir Ommani, President, American Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC)
  • David Swanson, RootsAction
  • Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report(organization for identification purpose only)
  • Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild
  • Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, candidates, Green Party
  • Jim Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild/Los Angeles
  • Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese, PopularResistance
  • Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report(organization for identification purpose only)
  • Nada Khader, WESPAC
  • Prof. Jared Ball, radio host
  • Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general
  • Ron Jacobs, journalist
  • Sami Ramadani, journalist and scholar
  • Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival
  • ANAKBAYAN Los Angeles and San Diego
  • BAYAN-SOCAL
  • Bob Carter, Justice for Palestinians, Houston(organization for identification purpose only)
  • Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel
  • Community Futures Collective
  • Eugene E Ruyle, Peace and Freedom Party
  • Habi Arts
  • Kevin Akin, California State Chair, Peace and Freedom Party
  • LEF Foundation
  • Los Angeles Peace Council
  • Maine Code Pink
  • Peace and Freedom Party, Santa Cruz County
  • Peoples Video Network
  • Puerto Rican Alliance-LA
  • RI Peoples Assembly
  • RI SOS Save Our Schools Coalition
  • RI Unemployed Council
  • Sabah Jawad, Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation
  • School of the Americas Watch - LA (SOA Watch-LA)
  • SiGAw-GABRIELA USA
  • Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC)
  • Stop the War Machine, New Mexico
  • Teach Peace Foundation, Sacramento, Calif.
  • The Dream Team 2013, RI
  • Union of Progressive Iranians
  • West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond, Calif.

Syria News June 25

 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Trafficking in Lies about Syria

 

Trafficking in Lies about Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Media scoundrels substitute lies for truth and full disclosure. They violate core journalistic ethics doing so. They threaten world peace. 

 

They're waging war on freedom. They do it shameless, recklessly and unapologetically. They continue ad nauseam.

 

Enemies of Syria Plan Escalated Aggression

 

Enemies of Syria Plan Escalated Aggression

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

So-called "Friends of Syria" are their worst enemies. They're a rogue's gallery of scoundrels. They're complicit with Washington's imperium. They violate core international law principles. 

 

They're no friends of peace, stability and freedom. Umbrella group members America, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, and Qatar met in Doha. 

Syria News June 23

 

 

Friends of Syria pledge to arm rebels -  Al Jazeera English

Qatar: Friends of Syria agree on ‘secret’ measures to arm rebels - Alarabiya.net

Syrian rebels say they received heavy weapons that could ‘change the course of the battle’, CIA secretly providing training - Washington Post

FSA leader urges extremist fighters to unify in return for weapons - The National

In Turnabout, Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons - NYTimes.com

First European & NATO heavy arms for Syrian rebels. Russian reprisal expected - DEBKAfile

900 U.S. Troops In Jordan To Boost Security In Wake Of Syria Conflict - Reuters

US troop buildup in Jordan after Turkey shuts US-NATO arms corridor to Syrian rebels - DEBKAfile

VIDEO: Friends of Syria approve 'urgent' support for rebels - YouTube

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UN expert says still no proof who used Syria chemical arms - AFP

In Syrian chemical weapons claim criticism about lack of transparency, experts say there is no reliable way to assess its authenticity - The Washington Post

Putin: Chemical weapons produced for Syrian rebels in Iraq - Fars News Agency

Al-Akhbar: Two Qatari officers transferred chemical materials used by terrorists in Khan al-Assal - Friends of Syria

Syrian Troops Launch Offensive On Rebel Strongholds Outside Damascus - AP

Damascus raises army, civil service pay - AFP

Damascus rebels reject SNC in favour of Islamic committees - The National

Suspected Syrian rebels fire over 12 rockets at Lebanon - Al Akhbar English

New wave of foreigners in Syrian fight - The Washington Post

Spain: Arrest of 8 suspected jihadists busts terror recruitment network that attacked in Syria - The Washington Post

Military Source: Most Salafis Fighting in Syria Come from Afghanistan - abna.ir

Iraqi military: Security efforts thwarted plans to set up direct contact between Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria and al-Qaeda in Iraq - Central Asia Online

Iraq Minister warns thousands of Shiites ready to join fight in Syria - Middle East Online

'Rebels murdered my 14-year-old for a joke': Anguish of Syrian mother who saw her son being shot dead - Mail Online

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Turkey protests put strain on Syria planning - The Washington Post

Police clash anew with Istanbul protesters - AFP

31 protesters arrested over Gezi Park protests in Ankara and Istanbul - hurriyetdailynews

 

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Syria News June 21

 

 

Russia says it will fulfil S-300 missile system contract with Syria as a deterrent to no fly zone, will block all demands for the Assad resignation - Yahoo! News

Russian Yak-130 Jets For Syria Awaiting 'Political Decision' - Source - RIA Novosti

Russia: West 'not sure' it can bring Syria rebels to peace meet - AFP

Syria no-fly zone would cost billions, say analysts - ArabianBusiness.com

France's Fabius wants more talks with Syria rebels before arming - Reuters

Syria: President Assad’s grip on Damascus suggests David Cameron’s ‘coup’ is little more than fantasy - The Independent

Germany will not supply weapons to the Syrian opposition - Merkel - The Voice of Russia

Four U.S. senators seek to bar military aid to Syrian rebels - Reuters

POLL: Obama agenda: Pew shows Obama's approval holding steady - First Read

Lebanese president urges Hezbollah to pull out of Syria - Reuters

Tunisia FM urges peaceful solution to Syria crisis-THE DAILY STAR

World Refugee Day: UN calls Syria 'worst humanitarian disaster' since two decades - CSMonitor.com

UNESCO lists 6 Syrian heritage sites as "endangered" - AFP

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Syria rebels seek arms, no-fly zone from Friends of Syria to avert disaster - The Times of India

Rivalries complicate arms pipeline to Syria rebels, A fighter says the new shipment by Gulf countries went to an extreme Islamist group, Ahrar al-Sham - Boston.com

FSA general grapples with disarray in his ranks - Reuters

Syrian Rebels: We've Received Heavy Weapons from Saudis, Missiles Making Impact in Aleppo - Telegraph

Rebels hang on near Damascus, hope for deal on arms from Jordan - Reuters

Special Report: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns, the national coalition has little influence on the ground - Reuters

Syrian ‘National Coalition’ Rejects G8 Call to Fight Qaeda - almanar.com

Aleppo prison: More than 100 prisoners killed by the rebel bombardment, malnourishment, lack of medicine and execution by the regime forces - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Syria’s internal opposition: An alternative proposed from within? - The Economist

Arab Islamist rebels, Kurds clash in northern Syria - Reuters

Syriac Christians, Kurds Boost Cooperation in Syria - Al-Monitor

Alawites and Christians in Syria–United in Uncertainty - The American Conservative

Syria Complains to UN Over Edicts Urging Jihad, SANA Reports - Bloomberg

VIDEO: FSA receive the first batch of sophiscated weapons - LiveLeak.coms

VIDEO: Missile Konkurs targeting Syrian tank - YouTube

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Istanbul to vote for Gezi Park if court gives green light - hurriyetdailynews.com

Istanbul: memorials and vigils honour anti-government protesters (VIDEO) - euronews

Bikini-clad woman joins standing protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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