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Bashar al-Assad is west’s ally against Isis extremists, says Syria

Posted by seumasach on July 14, 2014

The West’s problems in Syria lie, as in Libya and Ukraine, with the criminal folly of their engagement. Here the Syrians are offering them a diplomatic way out. However, Western policy is probably too divided and incoherent for them to be able to accept it. The enemies of our enemies will continue to be our enemies.

Guardian

14th July, 2014

Syria is determined to “eliminate” the Sunni extremist group Isis, according to a senior minister, who urged western countries to recognise “new realities” by joining the battle against terrorism and ending their support for rebels trying to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad.

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Did Turkish army change its strategy?

Posted by seumasach on June 23, 2014

Voltairenet

17th June, 2014

The Syrian Arab army has taken back the town of Kassab, which was occupied by mercenaries attached to the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and the Army of Islam (pro-Saudi).

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Obama abandons notion of moderate rebels in Syria

Posted by seumasach on June 23, 2014

He said there was no “ready-made moderate Syrian force that was able to defeat Assad”.

Obama: US arms could help defeat Assad is ‘fantasy’

BBC

21st June, 2014

President Obama has dismissed the idea that supplying US arms to Syrian rebels would have toppled President Assad, calling it a “fantasy”.

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The Syrian people have spoken

Posted by seumasach on June 7, 2014

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

6th June, 2014

The Syrian presidential election surprised both Syrians and their allies and enemies. The poll, which everyone agrees was legitimate, mobilized 73.42% of the electorate, despite the inability of some people to get to the polls because of the occupation of part of the country by foreign mercenaries. Bashar al-Assad won 88.7% of the vote and his mandate has been extended for 7 more years.

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Tumult in Beirut for Syrian presidential election

Posted by seumasach on May 31, 2014

Voltairenet

30th May, 2014

Syrian refugees in Lebanon had the opportunity to cast their ballots in the Syrian presidential elections as early as Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 May 2014 at their country’s Embassy in Beirut.

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Momentous Russia-Syria agreement

Posted by seumasach on May 30, 2014

Voltairenet

28th May, 2014

A large Russian delegation arrived in Damascus last week. It was headed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and comprised Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak and Alexander Fomin, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.

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New pact restores Hamas to the Iranian fold

Posted by seumasach on May 23, 2014

Before clinching the deal, Iran required Meshaal to publicly endorse Iran’s policy in Syria and his support for Bashar Assad.

The Hamas politburo chief accordingly stated in Doha Thursday night that he “welcomed the position of Tehran toward Syria,” adding: “We will never forget Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad’s support for the Palestinian nation.”

 

Debka

23rd May, 2014

The Palestinian Hamas terrorist group has been restored to the Iranian fold and won the promise of an annual allowance of $200 million per year, military assistance and advanced weapons on a par with the hardware supplied to Jihad Islami. DEBKAfile’s sources report that this deal was secretly sealed in Doha on Thursday, May 22, at a meeting between Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Hamas’s politburo head Khaled Mashaal.

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Saudi Arabia dismantling Syria terror networks

Posted by seumasach on May 7, 2014

Saudi Arabia Says it Dismantled a Major Terrorist Organization

Arutz Sheva

7th May, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday it had dismantled a major “terrorist organization” with links to extremist elements in Syria and Yemen, Al Arabiya reports.

 

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Total liberation of Homs

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2014

Voltairenet

5th May, 2014

A cease-fire was reached between Syria and the mercenaries who occupy the Old City of Homs allowing for its evacuation and leading to the total liberation of the city.

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Kick off of Syrian presidential campaign

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2014

Voltairenet

5th May, 2014

Syria’s High Constitutional Court announced that only three candidacy applications for the presidential elections had garnered the support of at least 35 MPs.

The three validated candidates are:
- Maher Abdel Hafez Hajjar MP (Communist leanings)
- Hassan Abdallah al-Nouri (former Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs, and a member of the internal opposition)
- Bashar al-Assad (outgoing President of the Republic, President of the secular Baath Party).

The election will be held on June 3.

The new Electoral Code provides each candidate with funding, personal police protection, and access to media.

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Democratic elections in Syria

Posted by seumasach on April 30, 2014

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

28th April, 2014

While NATO member states and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC ) persist in presenting Syria as a dictatorship, the country continues its reforms. On June 3, it will elect its President of the Republic, while the war continues to ravage a part of its territory. Damascus is doing everything possible to ensure that this election is democratic and blameless, while its attackers have instructed their media to minimize the coverage and their jihadists to disrupt the procedings.

 

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