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Syria’s Iranian and Russian Allies may Openly Intervene if Crisis Escalates

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hmmm

San Jose, CA

#1 May 5, 2013
Is this the begin of world war 3 ?

" RT: The Assad government, which has been portrayed as warring tyrant by many countries, has now become the victim of a powerful war machine. Could Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran weigh in if Syria did go to war with Israel? 

AR: That’s the big question. The Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made it clear and provides an answer to this question. In a speech last Thursday, he said that Syria’s real friends – meaning Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia – won’t allow Syria to fall into the hands of the US, Israel, or Al-Qaeda affiliates…
I think what you have now is that Iran and Hezbollah now have a new significant ally of real significant weight which is Russia, which is continuing to the Middle East scene once again. So I think that if we do have escalation, Iran will intervene, Hezbollah will intervene, and I think also we might speak about a Russian intervention or some kind of a Russia role because Russia clearly has been very much present and there saying “I am here and I have a significant say.” "

http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrias-iranian-a...
Comics

Saint Louis, MO

#2 May 6, 2013
Well this war will be

Slavery vs Freedom or
USA and co. vs The rest of us.
Comics

Saint Louis, MO

#3 May 6, 2013
Alliances are forming

"China blasts Israeli attacks on Syria

China has slammed Tel Aviv's recent act of aggression against Syria as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Shanghai for a visit.

"We are opposed to the use of force and believe that the sovereignty of any country should be respected," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said at a press conference on Monday.

On Sunday, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups at the hands of the Syrian army. 

According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets struck the Jamraya Research Center.

Chunying further urged all sides to "exercise restraint and refrain from actions that may escalate tensions.”

The remarks came as Netanyahu arrived on a five-day trip to China, which will include meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. It is the first visit by an Israeli prime minister since 2007.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry has sent letters to the United Nations and its Security Council stating that Israel’s aggression shows the links between Tel Aviv and terrorist groups operating in Syria including the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. 

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi told reporters in Damascus on Sunday that Syria had the right and the duty to defend its people by all available means and it would not give in to Israeli acts of aggression.

The Jamraya facility was also targeted in an Israeli airstrike in January. "

PG/SS/SL
hmmm

San Jose, CA

#4 May 7, 2013
Situation escalating.

"Syrian rockets hit Golan Heights

Two rockets fired from Syria have exploded inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The rockets went off in a field near the ceasefire line in the southern Golan Heights, AFP quoted an Israeli army spokeswoman as saying on Monday. 

The rocket fire was "apparently connected to the situation inside Syria," she added, suggesting that foreign-backed militants might have fired the rockets. 

"The Israeli army combed the sector the rockets fell in and informed the UN forces deployed in the Golan," the Israeli army spokeswoman said. 

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967, when it also took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 

It annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, although the move was never recognized by the international community and was a violation of international law. 

The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence. 

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

In an interview recently broadcast on Turkish television, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the militants take power in Syria, they could destabilize the entire Middle East region for decades.

“If the unrest in Syria leads to the partitioning of the country, or if the terrorist forces take control, the situation will inevitably spill over into neighboring countries and create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he added.

GJH/HGL "
Ahimadu

Khartoum, Sudan

#5 May 7, 2013
hmmm wrote:
Is this the begin of world war 3 ?
" RT: The Assad government, which has been portrayed as warring tyrant by many countries, has now become the victim of a powerful war machine. Could Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran weigh in if Syria did go to war with Israel? 
AR: That’s the big question. The Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made it clear and provides an answer to this question. In a speech last Thursday, he said that Syria’s real friends – meaning Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia – won’t allow Syria to fall into the hands of the US, Israel, or Al-Qaeda affiliates…
I think what you have now is that Iran and Hezbollah now have a new significant ally of real significant weight which is Russia, which is continuing to the Middle East scene once again. So I think that if we do have escalation, Iran will intervene, Hezbollah will intervene, and I think also we might speak about a Russian intervention or some kind of a Russia role because Russia clearly has been very much present and there saying “I am here and I have a significant say.” "
http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrias-iranian-a...
Except Hezbollah , they are not foolish like you
Ethiopian

Ethiopia

#6 May 7, 2013
The down fall of the tyrant Al Assad is inevitable. At the moment Syria does not have the strength to open second front against Israel. The Sunil Arabs are happy to see Al Assad gone to break the Iran Syria Hezbollah triangle. Iran is under close eyes of America and won't venture in the Syrian crisis, other wise it will be a good reason for America invasion. For Hezbollah it is a matter of life and death but it's capacity to save Syria is nil. Once Al Assad is gone Hezbollah' Nasrallah will dig more underground but his influence in Lebanon will dwindle. Obviously Russia will be a big looser and Syria may fall under extremist Muslims.

Since: May 13

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#7 May 7, 2013
Ethiopian wrote:
The down fall of the tyrant Al Assad is inevitable. At the moment Syria does not have the strength to open second front against Israel. The Sunil Arabs are happy to see Al Assad gone to break the Iran Syria Hezbollah triangle. Iran is under close eyes of America and won't venture in the Syrian crisis, other wise it will be a good reason for America invasion. For Hezbollah it is a matter of life and death but it's capacity to save Syria is nil. Once Al Assad is gone Hezbollah' Nasrallah will dig more underground but his influence in Lebanon will dwindle. Obviously Russia will be a big looser and Syria may fall under extremist Muslims.
Reasonable, modest, standing to reason
CarLutti

Los Angeles, CA

#8 May 7, 2013
Ahimadu wrote:
<quoted text>
Except Hezbollah , they are not foolish like you
Tigrew,
I wouldn't be that sure. Do you understand geopolitics and can locate tartus on a map ?
CarLutti

Los Angeles, CA

#9 May 7, 2013
Ethiopian wrote:
The down fall of the tyrant Al Assad is inevitable. At the moment Syria does not have the strength to open second front against Israel. The Sunil Arabs are happy to see Al Assad gone to break the Iran Syria Hezbollah triangle. Iran is under close eyes of America and won't venture in the Syrian crisis, other wise it will be a good reason for America invasion. For Hezbollah it is a matter of life and death but it's capacity to save Syria is nil. Once Al Assad is gone Hezbollah' Nasrallah will dig more underground but his influence in Lebanon will dwindle. Obviously Russia will be a big looser and Syria may fall under extremist Muslims.
Tigrew,
you are more american than the americans themselves. Maybe you are a jew.

But what benefit will Ethiopia get should things develop as you wish ?
The americans wont stop in syria they will then attack iran to then control the oil and gas in the whole middle east. After that they will direct their attention to china and russia. If they manage to conquer them nobody would be in a position to challenge them and they will enslave us for decades and centuries, but you like such scenario.
CarLutti

Los Angeles, CA

#10 May 7, 2013
If the russians and chinese dont stop the americans in syria they will come after them later.

"Kerry in Moscow to push US Syria bid

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Moscow in a high profile bid to press top Russian officials against backing the Syrian government amid the recent US-backed Israeli aggression against the nation.

Issues surrounding Israeli aerial and missile strikes against Syrian installations are widely expected to be the top agenda in the talks as the US has announced a major effort to begin providing military aid for foreign-backed militant gangs, trying to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power, press reports said Tuesday. 

Russia has already expressed major concerns over the Israeli attacks and warned that such acts of aggression threaten to expand tensions to neighboring countries. 

Despite growing US-led pressures on Moscow to halt its support for the Syrian government, Russia has so far resisted efforts by the US and its allies to wage a direct military intervention against Syria, insisting that the crisis will have to be resolved diplomatically.
Kerry will meet with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, although the two greatly disagree on the events in Syria and the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

This while the Obama administration has recently said it does not rule out providing arms for the militant gangs in Syria which include al-Qaeda-linked terrorist elements.

Ahead of Kerry's visit to Moscow, Russia's foreign ministry called on the West to stop politicizing the issue of chemical weapons in Syria,.

This is while Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN commission probing the alleged use of the nerve gas sarin in Syria, announced on Sunday that the country’s opposition forces, and not the Assad regime, were behind the use of chemical weapons. 

There are "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof" of sarin gas being used "on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she reportedly told a Swiss-Italian television outlet.

Following his visit to Russia, Kerry is to travel to Rome to meet with Italian, Israeli and Jordanian officials to discuss Middle East issues, including the Syrian situation.

MFB/MFB "
CarLutti

Los Angeles, CA

#11 May 7, 2013
The americans are in reality after china and russia.

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Ahimadu

Sudan

#12 May 7, 2013
CarLutti wrote:
The americans are in reality after china and russia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =OygG10gaHTgXX&feature=you tube_gdata_player
Dream it
Ethiopian

Ethiopia

#13 May 8, 2013
CarLutti wrote:
<quoted text>
Tigrew,
you are more american than the americans themselves. Maybe you are a jew.
But what benefit will Ethiopia get should things develop as you wish ?
The americans wont stop in syria they will then attack iran to then control the oil and gas in the whole middle east. After that they will direct their attention to china and russia. If they manage to conquer them nobody would be in a position to challenge them and they will enslave us for decades and centuries, but you like such scenario.
I expressed my assessment not my wish. The main points of my argument are:
1. What ever time it takes, Al Assad will go especially if the West is convinced the rebels are not part of Al Qaida. There is uncertainty about who these anti Al Assad fighters are.
2. The strongest hold Russia has, in the Middle East is Syria. Once Al Assad falls the influence of Russia in this Region will be reduced. This is the reason why Russia is supporting the Syrian regime.
3. The lifeline of HEZBOLLAH is Syria. All the logistics support including armaments from Iran to Hezbollah /Lebanon passes through Syria. Once the Sunnis get upper hand in Syria it will be devastating blow to Nasrallah/Hezbollah.
4. Whether the Americans will take Syria from Russians is not clear. This depends on the ideology and policy the rebels will follow. This is the major head ache for Westerners as they do not have enough information who these rebels are ?
5. If the current Al Assad regime collapses, it is another blow to Iran. Even the Americans may not need to invade Iran. If the MULLAHS are smart they will retreat by themselves.

If you are Mullah or Hezbollah, I know that, the above points will not make you happy.
hmmm

San Jose, CA

#14 May 8, 2013
Orthodox Christians killed and forced to flee from Iraq, Syria, Egypt,...

"The mass exodus of Christians from the Muslim world

Raymond Ibrahim
Fox News
May 7, 2013d

In 2003, Iraq’s Christian population was at least one million. Today fewer than 400,000 remain
—the result of an anti-Christian campaign that began with the U.S. occupation of Iraq, when  countless Christian churches were bombed
 and countless Christians killed, including by crucifixion and beheading.

The 2010 Baghdad church attack, which saw nearly 60 Christian worshippers slaughtered, is the tip of a decade-long iceberg.

Now, as the U.S. supports the jihad on Syria’s secular president Assad, the same pattern has come to Syria: entire regions and towns where Christians lived for centuries before Islam came into being have now been emptied, as the opposition targets Christians for kidnapping, plundering, and beheadings, all in compliance with mosque calls telling the populace that it’s a “sacred duty” to drive Christians away.

In October 2012 the last Christian in the city of Homs—which had a Christian population of some 80,000 before jihadis came—was murdered.  One teenage Syrian girl said:“We left because they were trying to kill us… because we were Christians….  Those who were our neighbors turned against us. At the end, when we ran away, we went through balconies. We did not even dare go out on the street in front of our house.”

In Egypt, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their homeland soon after the “Arab Spring.”  In September 2012, the Sinai’s small Christian community was attacked and evicted by Al Qaeda linked Muslims, Reuters reported. But even before that, the Coptic Orthodox Church lamented the “repeated incidents of displacement of Copts from their homes, whether by force or threat. "

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-mass-exodus-o...
XXX

Los Angeles, CA

#15 May 12, 2013
If it was Syria i think it would be tit for tat.

"Syria denies role in Turkey car bombings

Syria has denied allegations that it was behind two car bombings which killed 46 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. 

Syria Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi told a news conference on Sunday that his country "did not commit and would never commit such an act because our values would not allow that."

He blamed Ankara for the Saturday bombings in Reyhanli as well as the ongoing unrest in Syria by facilitating the flow of arms, explosives, vehicles, militants and money across the border into the Arab country.

"It is (Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip) Erdogan who should be asked about this act... He and his party bear direct responsibility," Zohbi said.

The Syrian minister also stated that Turkey has planned the attacks to use them as a pretext to justify foreign intervention in Syria.

"Why this timing? Why these attack, just days before the meeting between Erdogan and (US President Barack) Obama? Does he (Erdogan), whose country is a NATO member, want to incite the United States (into intervening in Syria) by telling him his country has been attacked?" Zohbi said.
He added that the Turkish government has turned its border areas with Syria into centers for international terrorism.

At least 46 people were killed and scores of others injured in two car bomb explosions in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, on Saturday. No group has claimed the responsibility for the attacks. Turkish authorities say nine people have been arrested in connection with the attacks.

Turkey, which supports militants fighting against the Syrian government, has accused Syria of being behind the attacks.

"No one has the right to make arbitrary accusations. He accuses us first, and then says he will find the proof. That actually means he will fabricate the evidence," Zohbi said, referring to Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler.

HM/PR/SS "
Lucifer

Los Angeles, CA

#17 May 22, 2013
War over in Syria ?
The Iranians are boasting.
Arrivederci

Secaucus, NJ

#18 May 26, 2013
"Top 10 Western ‘hits’ on Syria

Listening to Western “governments”- otherwise known as criminal regimes led by war criminals - pontificating and pronouncing on Syria is like riding a rollercoaster of hilarity, absurdity and downright lies. 

A selection of the “best”, that is, the worst, of these Western talking points has been compiled below into a top 10 Western ‘hits’.

This list is by no means complete or in order of importance. Press TV readers are invited to add more in the comments section below this column.

It has to be said, however, that this is no laughing matter; more a heart-crying shame, given the massive unnecessary human suffering that these criminal Western regimes are inflicting on a sovereign people and country over the past two years, with a total death toll of nearly 80,000 and counting - most of them civilians, men, women and children.

The rollercoaster of depravity seems to be gathering dizzying speed as the so-called international peace conference in Geneva looms sometime over the next few weeks. This is the political confabulation allegedly aimed at finding a negotiated peace settlement between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and members of the Syrian so-called “opposition”.

Supported by Iran, Russia and China, these aforementioned governments can be appraised as honest brokers in trying to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis. This is because their collective position is eminently reasonable, making no preconditions on the outcome and promoting a genuine dialogue between the Syrian people.

However, the same cannot be said for that other sponsor of the Geneva event, the United States, and its NATO allies, Britain and France, along with their regional Turk, Arab and Israeli puppets.

Here follows a recent selection of their dubious credentials and duplicities - a top 10 - which taken together does not augur well for a successful peace settlement to end Syria’s torment.

*1. US, Britain and France arming up for peace*

All three rogue states are now openly saying that they will escalate the supply of weapons to their proxy mercenary army of “rebels” in Syria if the Syrian government does not “get serious” about negotiating a “peaceful settlement”. The more relevant question is: are these Western regimes “serious about peace”?

It rather sounds like the Western powers are trying to hold a gun to Damascus’ head and demanding that it sign up to Western terms for “political transition”, that is, regime change. Note that US Secretary of State John Kerry is now backing Britain and France in their attempt to scrap the European Union’s embargo on weapons sales to Syria.

That embargo is, of course, a ridiculous charade anyway, as all of the three above Western regimes have been funneling “non-lethal” weapons and other military support to their proxy mercenaries via the conduits of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. But what the latest thinly veiled threat of aggression from the US, Britain and France portends is that if the Geneva summit does not go according to their geopolitical objectives of regime change in Damascus, they will then flood Syria with even more killing power. Perhaps also “no-fly zones” and Western boots on the ground.

The British "Guardian" n ewspaper quotes UK foreign minister William Hague’s spellbinding cynicism:“We have to be open to every way of strengthening moderates and saving lives.” So, in Hague’s warped world, giving anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to the Western-backed terrorists running amok in Syria will lead to peace and save lives.

Hague, Kerry and their French counterpart Laurent Fabius should be prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against peace, indicted on their own words, instead of being indulged as statesmen. "

Full article:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/26/30547...
Arrivederci

Secaucus, NJ

#19 May 26, 2013
"Top 10 Western ‘hits’ on Syria

Listening to Western “governments”- otherwise known as criminal regimes led by war criminals - pontificating and pronouncing on Syria is like riding a rollercoaster of hilarity, absurdity and downright lies. 

A selection of the “best”, that is, the worst, of these Western talking points has been compiled below into a top 10 Western ‘hits’.

This list is by no means complete or in order of importance. Press TV readers are invited to add more in the comments section below this column.

It has to be said, however, that this is no laughing matter; more a heart-crying shame, given the massive unnecessary human suffering that these criminal Western regimes are inflicting on a sovereign people and country over the past two years, with a total death toll of nearly 80,000 and counting - most of them civilians, men, women and children.

The rollercoaster of depravity seems to be gathering dizzying speed as the so-called international peace conference in Geneva looms sometime over the next few weeks. This is the political confabulation allegedly aimed at finding a negotiated peace settlement between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and members of the Syrian so-called “opposition”.

Supported by Iran, Russia and China, these aforementioned governments can be appraised as honest brokers in trying to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis. This is because their collective position is eminently reasonable, making no preconditions on the outcome and promoting a genuine dialogue between the Syrian people.

However, the same cannot be said for that other sponsor of the Geneva event, the United States, and its NATO allies, Britain and France, along with their regional Turk, Arab and Israeli puppets.

Here follows a recent selection of their dubious credentials and duplicities - a top 10 - which taken together does not augur well for a successful peace settlement to end Syria’s torment.

*1. US, Britain and France arming up for peace*

All three rogue states are now openly saying that they will escalate the supply of weapons to their proxy mercenary army of “rebels” in Syria if the Syrian government does not “get serious” about negotiating a “peaceful settlement”. The more relevant question is: are these Western regimes “serious about peace”?

It rather sounds like the Western powers are trying to hold a gun to Damascus’ head and demanding that it sign up to Western terms for “political transition”, that is, regime change. Note that US Secretary of State John Kerry is now backing Britain and France in their attempt to scrap the European Union’s embargo on weapons sales to Syria.

That embargo is, of course, a ridiculous charade anyway, as all of the three above Western regimes have been funneling “non-lethal” weapons and other military support to their proxy mercenaries via the conduits of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. But what the latest thinly veiled threat of aggression from the US, Britain and France portends is that if the Geneva summit does not go according to their geopolitical objectives of regime change in Damascus, they will then flood Syria with even more killing power. Perhaps also “no-fly zones” and Western boots on the ground."

Full article:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/26/30547...
The Aduan

Ethiopia

#20 May 27, 2013
The war on Syria is all about Geopolitics.Israel,Turkey ,Al-Qaeda,the West and Sunni Arab countries wanted to break down the Strong resistance in the middle east led by Shia block(i.e Iran,Syria and Hezbollah)In return the Shia block is fighting to maintain its status and get rid of western hegemony with the help of Russia and China.Iran is also working hard to get rid of King of Bahrain and put the shia majority in to power.Luring concepts like Democracy,Liberty are being used by the two sides to maintain their Geopolitical advantages.But the people is suffering on the two sides.Stupid politicians consider countries like a Chess board,nothing more
hmmm

San Jose, CA

#21 May 28, 2013
Can Israel really threaten Russia ?

"No S-300s for Syria, Israel tells Russia

Israel has issued a veiled threat to Russia over its plan to sell S-300 air-defense missiles to Syria, implying that it is ready to use force to prevent the delivery of the missiles. 

On Tuesday, Russia said that it would go ahead with the delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria, noting that the deal would help deter foreign intervention in the country.

Later in the day, Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Moshe Ya'alon commented on the plan, saying, "Clearly this move is a threat to us." 

"At this stage I can't say there is an escalation. The shipments have not been sent on their way yet. And I hope that they will not be sent," he said. But "if God forbid they do reach Syria, we will know what to do."

The S-300 anti-aircraft system is designed to defend large industrial and administrative centers, army bases, and similar facilities and is capable of destroying ballistic missiles. The most recent modifications of the system can shoot down hostile missiles or aircraft up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away.

Israel has repeatedly asked Russia to scrap the contract to sell Syria the truck-mounted S-300 missile system. 

However, Russia has insisted that it will deliver the S-300 missile system to Syria.

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Russia to try to dissuade Moscow from delivering the S-300s to Syria.

In Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov insisted that Russia would not cancel the deal despite strong Western and Israeli opposition. 

"We understand the concerns and signals sent to us from different capitals. We realize that many of our partners are concerned about the issue," Ryabkov said. "We have no reason to revise our stance."

"We believe that such steps to a large extent help restrain some hotheads considering a scenario to give an international dimension to this conflict," he added.

GJH/HGL "

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