Car Blast Kills 12 at Damascus Funeral


A terrorist booby-trapped car on Tuesday blew up during the escorting of Monday’s martyrs in Jaramana city in Damascus countryside, state-run SANA news agency reported.

A car exploded during the funeral killing twelve people and injuring 48 others, State television said without giving further details.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the blast in Jaramana suburb and said it was caused by a car bomb.

“In the suburb of Jaramana, a car laden with explosives hit a funeral held for two regime supporters,” said the watchdog, adding that “some people were critically injured.” Continue reading

Brahimi is new US point man in Syria

Newly-appointed UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi

The UN-Arab League’s new peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says he is not confident about the prospect of restoring peace in Syria. After giving his first major public comment on the conflict, it is not surprising to hear the veteran Algerian diplomat voicing his lack of confidence.

This is because he is either completely misinformed on the violence in Syria; or, more likely, because Brahimi is deliberately misinforming the rest of the world about the problem at hand.

It should be a matter of deep misgiving that, only days after the former Algerian foreign minister took up the post, his first port of call was to have a private meeting with French President Francois Hollande in the Elysee Palace, Paris. The former colonial power is hardly a neutral party to the raging conflict in Syria. France, and the other Western powers, are up to their neck in the bloodshed that is spilling across the Levant.  Continue reading

Syria: Christians fleeing to government areas from Sunni Islamic terrorist networks

By Murad Makhmudov, Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker

Source: Modern Tokyo Times

The American led invasion of Iraq led to the demise of all non-Muslim minorities because the brutal reality of Sunni Islamic terrorism meant that they were easy targets. Similarly, Muslims also fled their homes and homeland in vast numbers in order to escape radical Sunni Islamic terrorist movements. Many of these refugees fled to different parts of Iraq and to other nations. Syria figured prominently for many refugees fleeing the “political vacuum” in Iraq which led to sectarianism, terrorism, chaos, and a complete breakdown of society.

In Syria the dual forces of important conservative Sunni Islamic dominated nations and leading Western powers, are conspiring together in order to further their respective agendas. Therefore, both forces have unleashed terrorism and sectarianism against the central government of Syria once a “political vacuum” emerged throughout the region. This combined Western and Sunni Islamic force is manipulating events in order to further their respective geopolitical objectives.

For Saudi Arabia and Qatar both nations are still smarting over the rise of powerful Shia political Continue reading