Syria will be rebuild

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Syria will not allow countries supporting terrorists on its market 

December 15th, 2016

“We won’t be able to distinguish between the private sector in such states and their official policies,” the Syrian president said
Syria will not issue permission to operate in its market for any company from a country that pursues anti-Syrian policy and supports terrorists, President Bashar Assad said in a televised interview with the Rossiya 24 channel on Wednesday.
“The Syrian people will not let in any company from the countries pursuing anti-Syrian policy that were calling against our country’s territorial integrity or supporting terrorists. It’s absolutely evident,” Assad said. “We won’t be able to distinguish between the private sector in such states and their official policies.”
Syria’s head of state is convinced that after the end of war most Syrian business people will return home and will be involved in the country’s restoration.
“As far as Syria is concerned, we have very good material resources in the private sector belonging to those entrepreneurs who are in the country or left it long ago or during the crisis,” he went on to say. “Most of them will come back to Syria as here they have homes and property. They will return to restore their country so there will be an economic turnover. In this regard, we do not have any fears, we need just time.”
The states friendly to Syria or at least neutral will be given priority in the revival of its economy, namely Russia, Iran and China, he said.
Earlier, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad had said that the Syrian government had collected precise data on damage in all sectors of the economy and infrastructure. The diplomat was hopeful that the Syrians “will be capable of restoring their country and rebuilding its infrastructure.”

More: http://tass.com/world/919452

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Syrian Press Agency SANA

The Syrian Press Agency Sana is back on Google Research and its website is accessible again

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SYRIA: National solidarity

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National solidarity of the suffering Syrian people and respect for Syria’s sovereignty are the only way to change the long colonial history:

‘Ancient Syria was conquered by Egypt about 1500 B.C. , and after that by Hebrews, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Persians, and Alexander the Great of Macedonia. From 64 B.C. until the Arab conquest in A.D. 636, it was part of the Roman Empire except during brief periods. The Arabs made it a trade center for their extensive empire, but it suffered severely from the Mongol invasion in 1260 and fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1516. Syria remained a Turkish province until World War I. A secret Anglo-French pact of 1916 put Syria in the French zone of influence. The League of Nations gave France a mandate over Syria after World War I, but the French were forced to put down several nationalist uprisings. In 1930, France recognized Syria as an independent republic but still subject to the mandate. After nationalist demonstrations in 1939, the French high commissioner suspended the Syrian constitution.’

Source: http://www.infoplease.com/country/syria.html?pageno=1

(Latest News Syria https://latestnewssyria.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/national-solidarity-and-unity-will-stop-the-war-on-syria/ )

The New Censorship

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Google, Inc., isn’t just the world’s biggest purveyor of information; it is also the world’s biggest censor.
How did Google become the internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?

June 22th, 2016 – The company maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency. Google is not the only company suppressing content on the internet. Reddit has frequently been accused of banning postings on specific topics, and a recent report suggests that Facebook has been deleting conservative news stories from its newsfeed, a practice that might have a significant effect on public opinion – even on voting. Google, though, is currently the biggest bully on the block.

When Google’s employees or algorithms decide to block our access to information about a news item, political candidate or business, opinions and votes can shift, reputations can be ruined and businesses can crash and burn. Because online censorship is entirely unregulated at the moment, victims have little or no recourse when they have been harmed. Eventually, authorities will almost certainly have to step in, just as they did when credit bureaus were regulated in 1970. The alternative would be to allow a large corporation to wield an especially destructive kind of power that should be exercised with great restraint and should belong only to the public: the power to shame or exclude.

If Google were just another mom-and-pop shop with a sign saying “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone,” that would be one thing. But as the golden gateway to all knowledge, Google has rapidly become an essential in people’s lives – nearly as essential as air or water. We don’t let public utilities make arbitrary and secretive decisions about denying people services; we shouldn’t let Google do so either.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-06-22/google-is-the-worlds-biggest-censor-and-its-power-must-be-regulated

SYRIA: Google censorship

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rusun@un.int,
russconswdc@gmail.com,
russianlegal@sbcglobal.net,
rusun@undp.org,
embassy@russianembassy.org,
guardian@jpress.co.uk,
info@moaar.gov.sy,
info@dcip.gov.sy,
info@moen.gov.sy,
info@mofaex.gov.sy,
moscow.office.box@mail.doc.gov,
moscowwarden@state.gov,
newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk,
russianembassy@mindspring.com,

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SYRIA: Israel
My post and comments about Israel’s involvement in the war on Syria were removed. And I couldn’t post anymore: ‘Your post was not shared. Please try again.’ – ‘There was a problem updating your comment’
1) Dec 7th, 2016 – Israel Launches Airstrikes on Military Airport in Damascus – U.N. and western governments keep silent…
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950917000479
2) Sept 17th, 2016 – U.S., Israel Launch Airstrikes On Syrian Government Forces – Directly Supporting ISIS And Al-Qaeda
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/09/us-launches-open-war-on-syrian-government-forces.html
3) Aug 23th, 2016 – Israeli think tank: ‘Don’t destroy ISIS; it’s a useful tool against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria’
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/23/israeli-think-tank-dont-destroy-isis-its-a-useful-tool-against-iran-hezbollah-syria/
4) June 28th, 2016 – Israel And Turkey Strike Deal That Would Secure Control Of Syrian Oil
http://www.mintpressnews.com/seeking-control-middle-east-oil-israel-turkey-strike-deal-reopen-diplomatic-ties/217785/
5) April 17th, 2016 – Netanyahu: ‘Golan Heights Will Forever Remain in Israel’s Hands’… http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/mideast-africa/2016/04/17/netanyahu-golan-heights-syria-israel/83154580/
6) Dec 9th, 2014 – Israel Bombs Syria For Fifth Time in 18 Months, Gives Arms, Medical Aid to Terrorist Gangs
https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/report-39849/

Syria’s Victory

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December 13th, 2016

TASS/ The hostilities in eastern Aleppo have ceased, the city is under the control of the Syrian government, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

“The latest information we have received within the past hour is that military operations ,in Aleppo have stopped,” the diplomat said, adding that the Syrian government has regained control of eastern Aleppo, and now the stage of practical humanitarian actions is beginning.

The ambassador said earlier in the day that militants and members of their familes are leaving the city’s eastern neighborhoods via the agreed corridors.

“All militants along with members of their families and the wounded are now leaving the city via the agreed corridors moving in the directions chosen by them, including towards Idlib,” the diplomat said.

After the meeting, Churkin said that it was too early to speak that the conflict in Syria is about to be over following the liberation of Aleppo.

More: http://tass.com/world/919147

Requiem for the Obama Administration

Requiem for the Obama Administration, Trump Edition

The near-unrestrained executive power claimed by the Obama administration will be transferred to the president-elect. From torture to Guantanamo to mass surveillance to Gitmo and on and on, the Obama Administration could have stood up for civil liberties and the US Constitution. It did not. On the contrary. He has handed his successor a huge gift: greatly expanded Executive power. Heckuva job there, Barack…

SYRIA: Google censorship ?

 

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September 11th, 2013

SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – وكالة الانباء السورية

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‘Page Web inaccessible. Impossible de charger la page Web sur Google Chrome, car sana.sy n’a pas répondu à temps. Il est possible que le site soit bloqué ou que vous rencontriez des problèmes avec votre connexion Internet.’
TWITTER
http://t.co/XzIimiQyuf : http://www.sana.sy/index_eng.html
‘The connection has timed out. The server at http://www.sana.sy is taking too long to respond.’
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FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/SANAenglish?hc_location=timeline
News/Media Website
Keeping you up-to-date with the latest from SANA in English
http://www.sana-syria.com/index_eng.html
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Website Name: Syrian Arab News Agency
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Response Time: 927.79 ms.
Last Down: 29 mins ago
UP: ‘Sana.sy is UP and reachable. The website is probably down just for you…’
http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/sana.sy.html

 


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December 13th, 2016

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Syria: Turkish occupation of northern Syria. The U.N. keeps silent…
Turkey is dispatching hundreds of more soldiers to neighboring Syria to reinforce its first major US-backed incursion of its conflict-ridden southern neighbor. (Syrian Press Agency Sana)
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Syria-India/India-Syria
Cooperation between India and Syria: Many Indian companies interested in housing and construction participated in the reconstruction exhibition which was held in September 2016 in Syria. (Sana)
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Iraq-Syria: Our heart is with the children
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Syria: humanitarian aid
Dec 9th, 2016 – Terrorism is main cause of humanitarian crisis and combating it demands cooperation with Syrian government – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari reiterated that terrorism is the main reason behind the suffering of the Syrian people and that combating it requires cooperation with the Syrian government. He was addressing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Thursday where a draft resolution was proposed on humanitarian aid delivery. Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95647
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Syria: humanitarian aid
Dec 8th, 2016 – Russian aid distributed to displaced people and martyrs’ families in Maaraba, Damascus Countryside – http://sana.sy/en/?p=95625
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Syria: China condemns terrorist attack on Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo
Dec 8th, 2016 – China condemned on Thursday the terrorist attack that targeted a Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo city last Monday. “We condemn and oppose these attacks and attacks on civilians, civilian targets and aid workers during armed clashes,” said the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang in a press conference in Beijing, answering a question on Chinese reaction to the attack. He stressed that China’s stance on the crisis in Syria is clear. “We hope that all parties will adhere to cooperation with each other to avoid clashes and a humanitarian crisis,” he added. Terrorist organizations targeted last Monday with a rocket shell a Russian mobile hospital in al-Furqan neighborhood in Aleppo city. The attack killed two Russian medics. Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95603
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Syria: Chinese Envoy
Dec 8th, 2016 – Chinese Envoy for Syria: Political dialogue is the only solution in Syria, no double standards in fighting terrorism – China’s Special Envoy for Syria, Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan stressed Thursday that any final and proper solution to the crisis in Syria can only be reached through political dialogue and coming to solutions that take into account the interests of all sides. In a press conference held at Damascus-based Four Seasons Hotel, the Chinese Envoy said the Chinese side calls for pushing forward the political solution through four parallel tracks, fighting terrorism, ceasefire, delivering humanitarian assistance and the political process. Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95600
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Syria: Aleppo
Dec 8th, 2016 – President al-Assad: Failure of Western states and Turkey in the battle in Aleppo means failure of outside project and the transformation of the course of the war in Syria / Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95555
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Syria: humanitarian aid
Dec 7th, 2016 – Syrian Army helicopters deliver medicines provided by the WHO to ISIS-besieged Deir Ezzor city / Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95487
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Golan Heights Syria: UN resolution
Dec 7th, 2016 – New UN resolution demanding that Israel rescind its Golan annexation decision – The UN General Assembly (UNGA) reiterated demand that Israel comply with the Security Council resolutions, particularly resolution no. 497 for 1981 which declared Israel’s decision of 14 December 1981 to impose its laws and jurisdiction on the Syrian Golan as “null and void and without international legal effect”. During a session on Tuesday, the UNGA adopted a resolution titled “Occupied Syrian Golan” after it was endorsed by the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (the Fourth Committee). The resolution was adopted with 163 in favor out of 193 countries, 1 against (Israel), and a number of abstentions, including the US and Canada. The resolution called upon Israel to rescind its decision of annexing the occupied Golan, and to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan, as these measures are null and void, asserting that all relevant provisions of the Regulations annexed to the Hague Convention of 1907, and the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, continued to apply to the Syrian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. It also called upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on Syrian citizens and to stop its provocative measures against them. Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95475
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Syria: Israeli bombs – U.N. and western governments keep silence…
Dec 7th, 2016 – Israeli missiles hit near al-Mezzeh Airport in Damascus
Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95490
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Syria/Belarus: medical cooperation
Dec 6th, 2016 – Means of boosting health cooperation between Syria and Belarus, exchanging medicine and establishing joint investments were discussed during a meeting between Syrian Health Minister Nizar Yazigi’s and Belarus Deputy Health Minister, Valery Shevchuk.
Minister Yazigi said that the two sides’ cooperation aims at developing pharmaceutical industry, exchanging expertise and opening new markets in order to achieve high quality standards at suitable prices.The minister briefed the visiting delegation on the damage caused to the health sector by the terrorist attacks and the because of the unjust unilateral economic sanctions which hindered the importation of cancer drugs and other essential medicines, noting that the ministry has rehabilitated 3 hospitals and a number of health centers. Read: http://sana.sy/en/?p=95460

All the links and pictures of the Syrian Press Agency don’t work anymore – Pictures have disappeared…

 

 

Anti-colonialism – Right to self-determination

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Gamal Abdel Nasser led the 1952 Egyptian revolution that overthrew the corrupt and ineffective monarchy of King Farouk. Nasser was born into a working-class family in Asyut province. His father was a postal clerk. Nasser graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Cairo and served in the Sudan. He fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War at Falluja, where Egyptian forces held out against Israel until the war’s end. After the 1948 war, Nasser and other junior officers blamed King Farouk for the war’s substandard weaponry and lack of military strategy.

Nasser was one of the founders of the secret Free Officers group that was determined to oust Farouk and set Egypt on a different path. Although the older and better-known Brigadier-General Muhammad Naguib was put forward to the public as the head of the officers’ group, Nasser was in fact the acknowledged leader. He was known for carefully listening to all viewpoints and then making decisions. On July 22, 1952, the Free Officers overthrew the monarchy in a practically bloodless coup d’état. A Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) was established with Naguib as its head. Nasser and Naguib clashed over whether to keep a parliamentary system or to establish a one-party state with populist support, a course Nasser favored. The majority of the officers favored Nasser, and a single party, the Liberation Rally, was established in 1953. After a failed assassination attempt on Nasser in 1954, the Muslim Brotherhood, with whom Naguib had close ties, was banned, and Naguib was removed from power. A new constitution was implemented in 1956 and Nasser was elected president by a huge majority of Egyptian voters. He was twice reelected to the position. A highly charismatic figure and a brilliant speaker in colloquial Arabic, Nasser was extremely popular with the majority of Egyptians and among average Arabs everywhere.

Not an ideologue, Nasser was a pragmatic political leader who sought to develop Egypt economically and socially. He moved toward socialism and the Soviet Union after his requests for military aid had been rebuffed by the United States. His regime jailed members of both the Egyptian Communist Party and the Muslim Brotherhood on the right.

After attending the Bandung Conference in 1955, Nasser joined with Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia in championing positive neutralism, in which Third World nations would not forge solid alliances with either the United States or the Soviet Union in the cold war but would instead act in their own best interests. Neither of the superpowers liked this approach, but the United States was particularly hostile to it. Steering a neutral course, Nasser opposed the Western-led CENTO/Baghdad Pact and opposed Arab regimes such as the Hashemite monarchies in Iraq and Jordan and the conservative, extremely pro-Western Saudi Arabian monarchy.

Nasser also spoke of Egypt belonging to three circles: the Arab, African, and Islamic worlds. Under Nasser, Egypt became a center for African and Arab political leaders and students. Although he was personally a devout Muslim, Nasser was committed to secular government and persecuted Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, which sought to establish a state based on Muslim religious law and practice.

Like all Arab leaders, Nasser supported the Palestinian cause and their right to self-determination. He permitted some fedayeen (self-sacrificers) guerrilla attacks from the Egyptian-administered Gaza Strip in Israel, but he also recognized the superiority of Israel’s military. Consequently he initially sought, through back channels, to negotiate settlements to the conflict with Israel. Israel insisted on face-to-face negotiations, and the attempts all failed.

In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt. The war was a military loss for Egypt but a political victory after which Nasser became indisputably the most popular man in the entire Arab world.

During the so-called Arab cold war Nasser’s influence dominated the liberal, progressive, and socialist governments in Syria and elsewhere, versus the conservative pro-Western monarchies, including Jordan and Saudi Arabia. With the formation of the United Arab Republic of Egypt and Syria in 1958, Nasser perhaps reached the peak of his popularity.

Following the devastating military losses in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Nasser accepted responsibility and resigned. Massive and generally spontaneous public demonstrations calling for his return led him to resume the Egyptian presidency, but he never regained the unquestioning support throughout the Arab world that he had previously enjoyed.

In 1970 Nasser was called upon to mediate a truce between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and King Hussein of Jordan in the bloody war between the two. Shortly thereafter he suffered a massive heart attack, in part brought on by the tensions of the negotiation, and died in late September. Although Nasser was mistrusted and opposed in most of the West and Israel, millions of mourning Egyptians joined his funeral cortege. The legacy of Nasserism, secular pan-Arab nationalism, and state-directed socialism, spread throughout most of the Arab world during Nasser’s lifetime, but declined and, except in Lebanon, largely diminished after his death.

http://www.fofweb.com/History/HistRefMain.asp?iPin=WHVI232&SID=2&DatabaseName=Modern+World+History+Online&InputText=”right+of

(‘Latest News Syria’ – https://latestnewssyria.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/anti-colonialism-right-to-self-determination-gamal-abdel-nasser/ )

Peace, recovery and depression 1922-1929

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The period 1922-1929 was a period of firsts; the first emergence of long-term, structural unemployment and the first ever Labour government. Both the Labour and Conservative governments pursued similar economic policies and tried to recapture the perceived causes of pre-war prosperity through economic orthodoxy. Such economic orthodoxy caused industrial strife, which led to unrest, culminating in the 1926 General Strike. Four years after the strike, just as the country began to recover, the country collapsed into depression following the Wall Street Crash.

The shocks of the Wall Street Crash and the subsequent depression in world trade had a profound effect on Britain. There was a return to coalition governments under both Labour and the Conservatives.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/cabinet-gov/government-whos-who.htm