US plans to establish new Syrian opposition force in Qatar meeting

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The US has launched an aggressive campaign to re-establish a new Syrian opposition force with its Secretary of State rejecting existing opposition leaders as “a bunch of out-of-touch exiles” that should be replaced by a group representing active insurgents.

“We’ve made it clear that the SNC (Syrian National Council) can no longer be viewed as the visible leader of the opposition,” said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday during an official visit to Croatia.

She further declared, “That opposition must include people from inside Syria and others who have a legitimate voice that needs to be heard.”

Clinton’s assertions clearly confirm the leading role of the American government, the closest Israeli ally, in fueling the anti-Syria insurgency aimed at removing the pro-resistance government of President Bashar Al-Assad.

The development comes as hundreds of opposition figures plan to gather in Doha, Qatar, next week in an attempt to establish a new insurgency group, presumably under the auspices of the Arab League but organized in effect by the US government.

Clinton, meanwhile, affirmed that she had been heavily involved in planning the Qatar gathering, including recommending individuals and organizations to include in any new leadership structure, according to a New York Timesreport.

According to the report, “some analysts are expecting that the United States could become more deeply involved by supplying weapons, including antiaircraft weapons, to the opposition.” Thus far, it adds, the US has insisted that it has only supplied nonlethal aid, “although it has been directing weapons from other states to favorite groups.”

Although the US and its allies are making great efforts to bring out military commanders from Syria for the Qatar meeting next week, there was no guarantee that the overall effort would succeed, the report says, adding that prior attempts to establish a more unified opposition have ended in “spectacular failure, with a similar meeting in Cairo last June descending into acrimonious shouting and fisticuffs.”  Continue reading

Video shows Syrian insurgents (TERRORISTS) execute soldiers

An insurgent takes aim at a position held by pro-Syrian government troops in the Bustan al-Bashar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (File photo)

A grisly video footage circulated on the web shows foreign-backed insurgents killing Syrian soldiers execution-style at a checkpoint in the crisis-hit country.

The video, whose authenticity cannot be verified, was posted on the video-sharing website YouTube and is believed to be the tip of the iceberg of the killings of 28 Syrian soldiers on three checkpoints in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on Thursday, AFP reported.

In the footage, which was reportedly filmed at Hamisho checkpoint west of the northwestern city of Saraqeb, the insurgents beat about 10 soldiers before executing them with automatic rifles.

The latest escalation of violence in Syria coincided with a claim by the so-called Syrian National Council (SNC) that the West and its allies instigate radicalization in the crisis-hit Arab country.

Earlier in the day, a number of armed men were killed during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the central town of Hama. The insurgents were planning to attack al-Jeed, al-Aziziyeh and Jisr beit al-Raas villages in the al-Ghab area of Hama province.

On the same day, Syrian soldiers launched an offensive against insurgents near the village of Kherbet al-Masasneh, killing scores of them.

The Syrian Army also seized a large amount of weapons and destroyed a car used by insurgents.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.

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 insurgents are foreign nationals.

Source: Press TV

Syria: Harem under heavy neo-ottoman invasion

Harem is a Syrian town located in green Idleb. It is an ancient town known with its unique archaeological sites like (Harem Castle). Harem is located at the borderline with Turkey, it was under the so called “Free Syrian Army” attack for several months under the full coordination of the Turkish army and intelligence.

The residents of Harem appealed the Syrian government

 to send military enforcement because they are under heavy neo-ottoman invasion.

We hope the Syrian Arab Army will arrive in time otherwise Erdogan’s thugs will destroy the town and occupy it.

The international community and the hypocrite Western governments should act over this dangerous developments.  Continue reading

Galloway: Global War on Syria Similar to War on Egypt in 1956… Syrian Leadership Will Not Be Defeated

BEIRUT, (SANA) – British MP George Galloway affirmed that the global war currently being waged on Syria is similar to the one waged against Egypt in 1956, voicing confidence that Syria will be victorious over this war under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad similar to the victory of the late Jamal Abdelnasser.

During a meeting with former Lebanese President Emil Lahhoud in Beirut on Tuesday, Galloway stressed that the Syrian leadership will not be defeated, underlining the need for the plan launched by former UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan to bear fruit and for countries to stop providing military support to the Syrian opposition.

H. Sabbagh

Armed Salafis, Wahhabis Raid Syrian Grand Mufti’s House

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, in a meeting with Fars News Agency Chief Seyed Nezamoddin Moussavi in Damascus, said that his house in Aleppo had been ransacked in a recent attack by armed Salafi and Wahhabi groups.

A group of 50 armed Salafis attacked my house in Aleppo, they broke the doors and stole my properties,” the Syrian grand mufti said in the meeting with FNA managing-director, elaborating on the situation in Syria.

He reiterated that the Wahhabi school of thought is seeking to damage Syria’s reputation; they (Wahhabis and Salafis) have only put on the mask of Islam, but their behavior is similar to that of blasphemers.

The Syria’s grand mufti has been the target of several assassination attempts and abduction since unrests began in Syria in March 2011.

His son, Saria Hassoun, was killed by the terrorists in an ambush in October 2011. He was shot near Ibla University on Idlib-Aleppo highway.

The Grand Mufti believes that the retarded Arab states of the region are seeking to stir sectarian strife in Syria to promote Wahhabism.

FNA Managing-Director Nezamoddin Moussavi visited Damascus last week to inaugurate FNA bureau there.  Continue reading