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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: offensive in Aleppo has ended

December 13th, 2016

Russia has announced that the Syrian government’s military operations to free the city of Aleppo have come to an end.

“Over the last hour we have received information that the military activities in east Aleppo have stopped, it has stopped,” said Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin during a UN Security Council meeting.

“The Syrian government has established control over east Aleppo, so the stage of practical humanitarian actions begins,” he added.

He noted that the militants within the city will start to leave “within hours” and that there is no need for civilians to leave their homes.

“This very difficult chapter related to the situation in eastern Aleppo has ended,” he said. “Let’s hope that this, indeed, will be a pre-condition for establishing the political efforts, re-launching of negotiations,” he added.

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SANA – Syrian Arab News Agency – وكالة الانباء السورية

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TWITTER
http://t.co/XzIimiQyuf : http://www.sana.sy/index_eng.html
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FACEBOOK
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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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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

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SYRIA: Belgian weapons for ‘opposition’

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Profit and Proliferation, Part 2: Will Belgian Arms End Up in Syria?

April 6, 2012

In a post yesterday, At War looked at how legal arms sales by Belgium’s main weapons manufacturer, FN Herstal, became a troubling factor in the Libyan conflict over the past year. Now there are concerns about where those weapons may turn up next.

Does Belgium share any responsibility in trying to secure Libya’s arms? That depends on whom you ask, and what you mean by “arms.”

Photo: FN Herstal cartridges from 1977 in a magazine for an FN FAL assault rifle. Tripoli, February 2012.

Belgium promised 225,000 euros (about $300,000) to an international program led by the United States that is intended to secure the loose stock of heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles in Libya. These weapons were provided to Libya not by Belgium but by former Eastern bloc states. In 2013, a future phase of this program could focus on securing small arms, which Belgium did supply to Libya. While Belgium doesn’t exclude participating in it, the Walloon government, which is FN Herstal’s sole shareholder, has categorically refused to get involved. Its president, Rudy Demotte, argued that the problem was exclusively Libya’s and that his government did not want to enter a “neocolonial logic.”

But Belgium could be confronted with another problem in terms of small arms. Many Libyans say that Qatar, France, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates provided Libyan rebels with weapons during the recent war. Some of these countries are FN Herstal customers, raising the question of whether Belgian small arms, exported to countries that agreed not to re-export them, were nonetheless re-exported.

On Feb. 26, 2011, the United Nations voted the Resolution 1970, imposing an arms embargo in Libya. Nevertheless, in the spring and summer of 2011, Qatar started shipping military material to the rebels in Benghazi. Some of the weapons shipped by Qatar could well have been FN FAL assault rifles produced in Belgium, according to anti-Qaddafi fighters who received them.

Several fighters said in interviews that their FN FALs were supplied by Qatar. Also, a Libyan operator who worked at the Benina airport in Benghazi in April 2011 said he remembered crates from Qatar full of Belgian FALs. Those particular FALs match the weapons sold by Belgium to the Qatar armed forces. It was impossible to trace serial numbers, however, as this procedure requires a special Interpol request. The Walloon authorities as well as FN Herstal declined to comment.

Belgium’s federal authorities insisted they did not receive any re-export request from Qatar, but also said they have no intention to investigate further.

“The Belgian interpretation of the arms embargo is strict: no weapons were to be supplied,” said Michel Malherbe, a spokesman for the Belgian Foreign Affairs. In this interpretation, if the anti-Qaddafi fighers’ accounts are accurate, then Qatar potentially breached the terms of the U.N. resolution, and Belgium’s refusal to investigate is at odds with the position of one of its neighbors.

Switzerland, upon seeing military material it sold to Qatar in 2009 reappear in Libya in 2011, suspended its arms-export licenses to Qatar from July to December 2011.

The European Common Position on Arms Sales, adopted in 2008, stipulates that the selling country has to assess “the existence of a risk that the equipment will be diverted within the buyer country or re-exported under undesirable conditions.” Qatar, according to the Libyan fighters’ accounts, presents such a risk, as it re-exported military goods to third parties without authorization.

As the fighting continues in Syria, this issue could become more pressing. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, the Qatari prime minister, declared on Feb. 27 that he was favorable to supplying weapons to the Syrian rebels in their fight against Bashar al-Assad. “We have to do what it takes to help them,” he said during an official visit to Norway, “including giving them weapons so that they could defend themselves.”

The same position was adopted by Saudi Arabia. Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, declared that humanitarian help was “not enough” and that arming Syrian rebels was “an excellent idea.” (On the other hand, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced concerns that arming the Syrian opposition could also end up helping Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups get weapons more easily.)

Saudi Arabia is the second-most-important Belgian small-arms customer, behind the United States. This puts Belgian authorities into a difficult position: “The European code and the new Belgian law we tried to install are clear: we cannot export weapons to a country that doesn’t respect non re-export clauses,” said Sophie Paczkowski, spokesperson for the Walloon Region.

On March 9, the Walloon government invited Belgian federal authorities to ask the European Union partners about the Syrian situation. This request was made ahead of the meeting of an European Union Council Working Group on Conventional Arms Exports on April 26. The Walloon region first decided to suspend issuing new arms export licenses for Qatar and Saudi Arabia. On March 20, however, the region reversed its decision. Until the working group’s gathering, Wallonia will adapt its license policy to the decisions of other European Union countries.

Odds are that little will change after the meeting: no formal decisions will be made at this level. “For questions of this nature, it works more like a consultative body,” said Roy Isbister, from the violence watch group Saferworld. “Countries have an opportunity to ask their E.U. partners what they think about a particular issue, but they don’t have to, and anyway any decision is still then taken at the national level. The problem is that the European Common Position allows for multiple interpretations. It is the selling country that has to assess by itself, following its own interpretation of the criteria, including the risk of arms diversion, when it comes to selling military goods.”

The question remaining is: What will the European countries decide on their own national levels? If the arms licenses to Qatar and Saudi Arabia are not suspended, the sector’s regulations will prove to be no more than empty shells. If they are suspended, FN Herstal loses one of its bigger customers, and the whole Belgian weapons industry is endangered. Regarding Belgian and European arms interests, the Arab uprisings look more and more like a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. The Walloon region will not be able to indefinitely shift its responsibilities onto its European neighbors, and will ultimately face a critically tough decision.

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Photos: A Belgian FN FAL assault rifle said to have been supplied by Qatar during the war. Benghazi, February 2012 – FN Herstal cartridges from 1977 in a magazine for an FN FAL assault rifle. Tripoli, February 2012 – Former Belgian Prime Minister and leader of the European liberals, who was pleading for military interventions in Libya and Syria, pleading for the delivery of weapons to the so called Syrian ‘opposition’.  Verhofstadt has good contacts with the European weapons ans arms lobby.

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/profit-and-proliferation-part-2-will-belgian-arms-end-up-in-syria/?_r=0

http://www.ipisresearch.be/publications_detail.php?id=387

(Info: ‘Divers’ http://diversdiverse.skynetblogs.be/belgian-weapons/ )

Syria: Censorship Google (2)

Google Help Forum

December 11th, 2016

Dear Sir,

Google closed my account. The problems started after I published some articles about the American weapons deliveries to the so called opposition in Libya and Syria (2011-2012) and about the recent unacceptable Turkish, Israeli and American bombings on Syria.

These posts were constantly removed. I published them again and again. Sometimes Google+ put them back. I started then to remove all the double posts because of I am not a spammer. And then Google removed the original post again and so I was obliged to publish the same post again 3 or 4 times.
It was just a childish game of provocation.

My Google+ account is closed now for 14 days because of Google+ accused me of ‘spam’. And I have seen that Google+ has also put back all my removed posts 3 or 4 times. People which visit my Google+ account now, they think that I am indeed a spammer and that Google has made a fair decision.

I wrote to Google+ for an appeal but the unjust decision seems definitive. Google+ don’t answer me and my arguments are not taken serious. I have no right on defense.

I think that some political cases are too sensitive for the American government.

As you know Google has, like Facebook, a very good personal contact with the White House and during the war on Libya the directors of Google, Facebook, Twitter… were invited on the White House to have a drink with president Obama.

This is pure censorship. A lot of activists working about Palestine had the same problems on Facebook. They were also the victim of censorship.

During the past months I had a lot of problems with my internet connection (Google Chrome).

I hope that Google will take my complaint serious.

My idea is that Google can not silence people because of they are criticizing certain policy makers, unjust military interventions and war crimes. That’s undemocratic and unfair.

Sincerely,

Tom Jacobs
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!newtopic/sites

The Google+ account that was censored: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116481887107858150850/posts

 

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Syria: Censorship Google (1)

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Dec 10th, 2016

Dear Tom Jacobs, We have determined that your posts have repeatedly or egregiously violated our User Content and Conduct Policy.

Spamming, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or engaging in unwanted or mass solicitation, is not permitted.

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Dec 10th, 2016
Dec 10th, 2016 – New attack on Raqqa by US-led coalition causes a massacre – My response to Timothy W.: ‘Their plan is to create destruction and chaos in Syria’ – Google+: ‘There was a problem updating your comment. Please try again’
 
Dec 9th, 2016
SYRIA: U.S – Turkey
Turkey is dispatching hundreds of more soldiers to neighboring Syria to reinforce its first major US-backed incursion of its conflict-ridden southern neighbor.
(‘Up to 300 elite Turkish commandos to enter Syria’: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/report-300-elite-turkish-commandos-enter-syria/ )
SYRIA: Problems with publishing
As a reminder: December 9th, 2012 – The US Is Openly Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-is-openly-sending-heavy-weapons-from-libya-to-syrian-rebels/5494913
(Google +: ‘There was a problem updating your comment’)
 

Dec 9th, 2016

SYRIA: Problems with posts and comments… As a reminder: December 9th, 2012 – The US Is Openly Sending Heavy Weapons From Libya To Syrian Rebels http://www.globalresearch.ca/ (Google +: ‘There was a problem updating your comment’)
Dec 9th, 2016
SYRIA: Turkey sends 300 more troops to northern Syria
Turkish forces crossed into Syria on August 24 under the pretext of expelling ISIS from the border region but have cleared some 1,800 square kilometers (694 square miles) from not only ISIS, but also the Kurdish-led SDF.
(Google + : ‘There was a problem with updating your comment. Please try again’)
Dec 8th, 2016
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/
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Photo: Obama dinner with the directors of Google, Facebook,

Syria – Residents of Liberated Syrian Towns

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Syrian towns Nubl and al-Zahra in Northern Aleppo province had been occupied by the Free Syrian Army since July, 2012. After their liberation on the February 3rd and following improvement of their living conditions, residents are expressing their gratitude to Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.
Only about two weeks ago, the two strategically important towns were under the control of various rebel factions, including the al-Nusra Front. According to reports from locals, for more than three years they had to conquer fear and learn how to survive without enough aid, but with constant shelling in the background.