10/16/2012

Syrians in Lebanon and Slovakia: Solidarity with Homeland

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Oct 14, 2012

CAPITALS, (SANA)- The Syrian community in Lebanon on Sunday organized a mass rally in solidarity with Syria in the face of terrorism and the US, Israeli, western and Arab campaign against it. A number of Lebanese figures and representatives of the national powers and parties took part in the rally.

The participants expressed rejection of the foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, hailing the sacrifices of the Syrian army to defend Syria and its people and to cleanse the homeland from the armed terrorist groups which tampered with its security and stability.

They appreciated Russia and China stances in supporting Syria against the flagrant conspiracy targeting it, noting that the stances of the two countries reflect commitment to the UN charter in regard to respecting the sovereignty of the countries.

Meeting a delegation of the Syrian community and the Lebanese national powers at the Russian Embassy in Lebanon, Russian Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin reiterated his country's firm stance towards the crisis in Syria, expressing rejection of all forms of foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs.

Zasypkin stressed importance of the national dialogue among the Syrians.

Meanwhile, the Syrian students in Slovakia thanked Russia for its principled and balanced stance towards Syria in the face of the US-Zionist conspiracy hatched against it which aims at undermining its national and pan-Arab stances.

Visiting the Russian Embassy in Bratislava, the National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) Branch delegation sent a letter of gratitude to Russia and the Russian people for their support to solve the crisis in Syria on basis of comprehensive national dialogue and the reform process launched by the Syrian leadership.

The Syrian students hailed the remarkable role of the Russian media in exposing the conspiracy against Syria and attempts of the armed terrorist groups and those who backed them to undermine Syria's stability and security as well as its contribution to divulging the fabrication and misleading campaign directed by the instigative channels against Syria as "a flagrant violation of the media humanitarian and ethical laws".

H. Zain/ R. Raslan

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/10/14/447147.htm

Stop Flow of Weapons to Armed Terrorist Groups in Syria!

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Mehmanparast: Syrians Decide their Future through Dialogue, All Countries should Cooperate to Stop Flow of Weapons to Armed Terrorist Groups

Oct 16, 2012

TEHRAN, (SANA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Ramin Mehamnparast, on Tuesday said that the Syrian people should decide their future and no one should interfere in the affairs of the Syrian people.

At a press conference, Mehmanparast stressed that the support that should be offered to the Syrian people is aimed at paving the ground to crystallize the popular will through free and independent elections with the participation of all Syrian people, reiterating Iran's support to the UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi's mission to solve crisis in Syria.

He added that Iran's proposal to Brahimi includes cooperation of all countries to stop violence and to stop flow of weapons to the armed terrorist groups.

F.Alalfi/H.Zain

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/10/16/447397.htm

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Obama and William Hague are responsible for terrorist acts in SyriaObama.Ban+Ki+Moon+World+Leaders.jpg

Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.

Photo: Obama with his friend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a State lunch in Washington. Ban Ki-moon has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992.
Today the UN is an institution and instrument of Washington and its allies.

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10/11/2012

Erdogan branded Syria a ‘terrorist state’:

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“The regime in Syria has now become a terrorist state,” Mr Erdogan declared on September 5, 2012, at a meeting of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development party. “We do not have the luxury to be indifferent to what is happening there.”

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The military poker game of NATO

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After US and UK, Germany is the largest weapons supplier to Turkey

October 4, 2012

NATO members have both sold and donated a wide range of weapons to Turkey, including more than 500 combat aircraft, 500 combat helicopters, 5,000 tanks, and thousands of artillery pieces, mortars, machine guns and assault rifles. The United States has been Turkey's main supplier, providing about 80% of Turkey's arsenal. Over the past decade (up to 1995), the US Congress has appropriated $5.3 billion in military aid (grants and loans to purchase weapons) for Turkey, making Turkey the third largest recipient of US military aid (after Israel and Egypt).

Turkey has recently invited bids for the supply of four early warning aircraft (AWACS) (mid-1998). The contract is worth around $1 billion. The aircraft would enable Turkey not only to command and control its own airspace but also that of the surrounding region. Likely suppliers are Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grunman, and Israel Aircraft Industries.

After US and UK, Germany is the largest weapons supplier to Turkey. Germany is currently trying to sell Turkey 1,000 Leopard II main battlefield tanks.

US. president Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for terrorist attacks in Syria. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an "intelligence finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust the Syrian government. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said some weeks ago that Britain steps up its support for terrrorists in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million).

Over 30,000 various weapons, including boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" have been channelled to Syria. The overall amount of explosives makes up 300 tons. The deliveries were made by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They depend on the United States, which is making every effort to overpower Syria.

http://www.heureka.clara.net/sunrise/tr-arms2.htm

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Photo 1: On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed. But the smiling faces and the news about Turkey's attack on the Syrian civil aircraft, tell us something about the 'democratic' plans they made.

Photo 2: Turkish fighter jets forced a Syrian passenger plane that was so called 'suspected of carrying weapons' to land at Ankara airportIt proves once again that the Turkish government is not onlyarming Syrian terrorists but organizes with its NATO allies (with Israel in the background) also a real war against Syria.

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10/06/2012

Syrian crisis ? Portugal jobless rate to hit 16.4%...

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Portugal jobless rate to hit 16.4% as income tax hike set for 2013
 
Oct 3, 2012

Portugal finance minister announces an income tax hike for the 2013 budget as the unemployment rate is expected to hit 16.4% the same year.


On Wednesday, the Portuguese Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar had announced that the average tax hike would rise from 9.8 percent to 13.2 percent in 2013, adding that the unemployment rate is also expected to rise from 16 percent to 16.4 percent next year. 

The minister said the new austerity measures include a 4.0 percent “extraordinary tax” with Portugal's income tax brackets reduced from eight to five.


The recently announced austerity measures have been designed to replace the critically- defamed proposals arranged earlier. 

This comes as train drivers in Portugal have begun a five-day strike on Monday to express their anger over new austerity measures imposed by the country's government. 

Meanwhile, the global economic institutions including European Central Bank (ECB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) are keeping an eye on Portugal's implementation of spending cuts and reforms required in return for the 78-billion-euro (USD 102 billion) rescue package the country received in 2011. 

The international creditors have agreed to relax Portugal's deficit targets for 2012 and 2013, rewarding the Portuguese for pushing through reforms. 

Battered by the global financial downturn, the Portuguese economy fell into a recession which led the country to negotiate in 2011 with the IMF for a bailout loan. 

Spain, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Portugal are all in recession and all five are receiving financial assistance from European bailout funds. 

GMA/JR/SS

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Photo: Portugal Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar

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Lybia: US preparing for attacks

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US preparing for attacks in Libya to kill militants suspected of envoy killing


Oct 3, 2012
 
The US is preparing for military operations to kill or capture militants suspected of involvement in the killing of US diplomats in Libya during an anti-American protest at the US Consulate in Benghazi.

“The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is compiling so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects,” The New York Times reported Wednesday, quoting “senior [American] military and counterterrorism officials.

    “Working with the Pentagon and the CIA (spy agency),” the report adds, “the command is preparing the dossiers as the first step in anticipation of possible orders from President [Barack] Obama to take action against those determined to have played a role in the attack.”

Possible military options, the report notes, would include “drone strikes, Special Operations raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden and joint missions with Libyan authorities.”

The report also points out the decision by American officials come as the “weak Libyan government” seems incapable of detaining or even questioning those suspected of involvement in the reported attack that came amid angry demonstrations at the American diplomatic post in reaction to the publication of a US-made anti-Islam video that grossly insulted highly revered Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The development comes nearly a month before US presidential election in early November as the Obama administration has come under increasing criticism by the rival Republican Party and its presidential nominee Mitt Romney over intelligence failures prior to the incident, including fresh accusations that repeated pleas for more security at the Benghazi compound had been ignored.

Any American military action inside Libya, however, would “risk casualties and almost certainly set off a popular backlash,” according to the US daily, as anti-American protest rallies still continue in many Muslim countries in reaction to US justification of the film’s release under the pretext of its free-speech rights, ignoring clear exceptions to the constitutional right that, for example, prohibits the use of the right to shout ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theatre.

US officials originally described the Benghazi incident as “spontaneous” but later claimed that it was an act of terrorism with links to al-Qaeda.

Meanwhile on Friday, the same daily emphasized in a report that US fears about lack of security for Americans in Libya have kept FBI intelligence agents and investigators from visiting the US consulate in Benghazi, forcing them to attempt to piece together the circumstances of the deadly attack on the diplomatic post from over 400 miles away in Tripoli.

MFB/AZ

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/03/264736/us-planning-attacks-in-libya-report/

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10/02/2012

Syria: Cuba says the truth

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Cuba: U.S., European Countries Support Armed Terrorist Groups in Syria

Oct 02, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, (SANA) – Cuba's Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, stressed that the US and some European countries are seeking to change the Syrian government through providing limitless support to the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

Delivering a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, which was quoted by the Associated Press news agency, Rodriguez said that the U.S. and its European allies are financing, arming and training the armed terrorist groups and working on recruiting mercenaries to send them to Syria.

R. Raslan/ H. Said 

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/10/02/444887.htm

Who's responsible for terrorist acts in Syria ?

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1) Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

2) British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.

3) An official source told a SANA reporter that the seized arms included Nato sniper rifles, machineguns, hunting rifles, explosive devices of various weights, devices for remote control detonation and an amount of batteries and electrical wires.

4) Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium. 

5) The Swiss Authorities announced that they are investigating into information published by Sonntags Zeitung newspaper about hand grenades used by armed terrorist groups in Syria.

6) The weapons and military equipment recently discovered and seized by the Syrian Army in Idlib province proves NATO's arms and logistic support for terrorists in Syria.

7) The seized weapons in Salqain district in Idlib included 7.26 guns along with other weapons as well as boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" carved on them.

8) The Lebanese army intelligence has seized a large quantity of wea Lutfallah II container pons hidden inside cars aboard an Italian ship at Tripoli port, north of Lebanon, Lebanese security sources told Al-Manar TV.

9) This comes just days after the Lebanese Army Marines confiscated Lutfallah II arms shipment off the Lebanese port of Batoun while it was carrying 300,000 pounds of weapons within three containers. Reports said the cargo ship, which was flying the flag of Sierra-Leone, had left Libya and was bound to Syria.

10) Lebanese terrorist Mohammad Hussein Fares confessed to participating in smuggling weapons, militants and journalists into Syria and committing terrorists acts against Syrians.

11) Fares said that they smuggled assault rifles, RPG rounds, sniper rifles, LAW missiles, machineguns and cases of ammo, delivering them to Amoun, with al-Jarban coming later to distribute them among terrorists.

12) US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria.

13) Over 30,000 various weapons have been channelled to Syria since unrest flared up there in April last year, Amin Khteit says. The overall amount of explosives makes up 300 tons. The deliveries were made by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They depend on the United States, which is making every effort to overpower Syria.

14) The authorities seized weapons smuggled from Turkey in Tal Abyad area on the Syrian-Turkish borders in Raqqa countryside.

15) A Turkish parliamentarian has stressed that Turkish ambulances are transporting weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, expressing their opposition to Ankara's policies on the Syrian case.

Photo: State Lunch - Obama with his friend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992

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10/01/2012

Syria: Qualitative Operations Eliminate Terrorists

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Oct 01, 2012 - PROVINCES, SANA - The armed forces on Monday carried out a qualitative operation against a large gathering of terrorists in the 5th Industry
School in al-Marjeh neighborhood in Aleppo city.

The operation resulted in inflecting heavy losses upon terrorists.

Meanwhile, units of the armed forces targeted gatherings of terrorists
in the area surrounding the Umayyad Mosque, the 3rd Industrial
Secondary School in al-Salhin area, the south of Souq al-Hal, Tayyba
Kindergarten in Bustan al-Qasr, al-Eweijeh School in al-Jandoul
roundabout in the city, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

Several operations also were carried out by our armed forces against
terrorists' headquarters in Qadi Askar and Bab al-Hadid roundabout,
near the Cultural Center in Hanano and Dar al-Shifaa in al-Shaar.

The operations led to the elimination of a substantial number of terrorists.

A unit of the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation against
terrorists near the Eastern Garage in Qadi Askar area in Aleppo. The
operation resulted in destroying a SUV and two vehicles and killing
all the  terrorists inside them.

A unit of the armed forces destroyed 3 cars equipped with DShK
machineguns and three pick-up cars for transforming terrorists and
weapons near the Ophthalmology Hospital in, Qadi Askar area in Aleppo,
killing all terrorists inside them.

The armed forces carried out a qualitative operation against a
terrorist base in Urum al-Kubra area in Aleppo countryside, killing
and injuring tens of them.

Another qualitative operation targeted a gathering for terrorists in
al-Danah village in the countryside of the province, causing heavy
casualties among the terrorists.

In Aleppo countryside, an army unit targeted a headquarters of
terrorists north-east al-Bab city leading to killing several
terrorists and destroying two vehicles transferring gunmen and weapons
and two DShK-equipped vehicles.

Army units targeted terrorists' headquarters in Daret Azzeh area and
Khan al-Asal area and inflicted heavy losses on them.

The armed forces carried out qualitative operations in al-Sakhour and
Sheikh Said, Souq al-Hal, the Umayyad Mosque, al-Kallaseh and
al-Kastilo areas in Aleppo leading to inflicting heavy losses on the
terrorists.

Armed Forces Uncover Field Hospital, Explosive Devices, Weapon Cache in Harasta

In Damascus countryside, an armed forces unit uncovered a tunnel in
the fields of Harasta containing a large amount of mortar rounds,
ammo, and machineguns, including an Israeli-made Uzi SMG.

A unit of the armed forces targeted an armed terrorist group near
Erbin in Damascus countryside, killing and injuring all its members.

Another armed forces unit destroyed a terrorist hideout among the
farms in Douma, eliminating all the terrorists inside it, including
Mohannad Abdelkader Khabiye.

Dozens of explosive devices weighing between 10 and 50 kg were also
found in Harasta's fields, in addition to a field hospital in Aqil
Mosque in the same area which contained a large amount of medicine.

Authorities Eliminate Scores of Terrorists in al-Samalili, Homs Countryside

Authorities confronted an armed terrorist groups which were
intimidating the civilians and attacking the law-enforcement members
in al-Samalil village in al-Houleh area in Homs countryside.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the
clashes resulted in the killing of scores of terrorists and the injury
of others.

In Homs, the authorities clashed with armed terrorist groups in Jouret
al-Shayah and Bab Houd neighborhoods  and eliminated several
terrorists.

The competent authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group in
Joret al-Shayyah and Bab Hood neighborhoods in Homs and killed a
number of them, also destroying weapons' caches.

Authorities Kill Scores of Terrorists in Idleb

Authorities confronted an armed terrorist group, which was
intimidating the civilians and perpetrating sabotage and looting acts
in Salqin town in Idleb countryside, inflecting heavy losses upon its
members.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the
authorities pursued the armed group and clashed with its members in
the surrounding groves, killing scores of them and seizing their
weapons.

The source added that a number of cars equipped with DShK machineguns
which the terrorists were using were destroyed.

The source also pointed out that a member of the army was martyred.

Competent Authorities Kill Terrorists in Tafas, Daraa Countryside

The competent authorities targeted a den for terrorists south of Souq
al-Hal in Tafas city in Daraa countryside, inflicting heavy losses
upon them.

SANA quoted a source in the governorate as saying that the competent
authorities killed and injured the members of the terrorist group.

In Daraa countryside, the authorities pursued an armed terrorist group
in Zeizoun area and killed several terrorists.

Army units continued pursuing armed terrorist groups which terrified
the citizens in Deir Ezzor province and eliminated several terrorists
and destroyed a weapons dump.

The competent authorities pursued an armed terrorist group in Zaizoun
area in Daraa countryside and killed a number of its members. Al-Qaeda
terrorist member Mahmoud Khair Ghazlan, nicknamed Abu Rammah, was
identified among the dead.

The competent authorities pursued terrorists that terrorized citizens
in Deir Ezzour and killed several terrorists in al-Jbeilieh
neighborhood, and destroyed a weapons' cache.

English Bulletin

http://sana.sy/eng/337/2012/10/01/444575.htm

Photo: Swiss made grenades used for terrorist attacks in Syria