Crimes of State
Interference - War
NATO - USA
An article by Robert Fisk
Inside Daraya - how a failed prisoner swap turned into a massacre
29 August 2012
The men and women to whom we could talk, two of whom had lost loved ones on Daraya’s day of infamy four days ago, told a story different from the version that has been repeated around the world: theirs was a tale of hostage-taking by the Free Syria Army and desperate prisoner-exchange negotiations between the armed opponents of the regime and the Syrian army, before President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces stormed into the town to seize it back from rebel control.
An article by Rebecca Evans
Find terrorist NHS doctor: MI6 lead hunt for extremist on sabbatical from London hospital who held British journalist captive in Syria
28 August 2012
Intelligence services were last night trying to trace an NHS doctor who was part of a terror cell that kidnapped and shot a British photographer in Syria.
Interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Finian Cunningham: Violence in Syria stems from foreign aggression fueled by the West
25 August 2012
Finian Cunningham is an internationally acclaimed Irish journalist and writer whose articles and commentaries have appeared on a wide range of news websites and media outlets such as Press TV and Global Research. He has written extensively on international affairs and his writings have been translated into several languages.
Robert Fisk: ’Rebel army? They’re a gang of foreigners’
25 August 2012
A victorious army? There were cartridge cases all over the ancient stone laneways, pocked windows, and bullet holes up the side of the Sharaf mosque, where a gunman had been firing from the minaret.
An interview with journalist Kris Janssen
’Syria strategic to West for energy transit...and Iran’
24 August 2012
Syria may not be rich in oil, but its key location would likely make it a very convenient transit country for Central Asian gas and Iranian oil. Speaking to Russia Today, journalist Kris Janssen also said if Syria’s regime was toppled, Tehran would be next.
An interview with Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Qadri Jamil
‘Global balance of power takes shape in Syria’
24 August 2012
The Syrian crisis is comparable to the Suez Crisis when a US-USSR standoff marked the demise of the old world, Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Qadri Jamil told Russia Today. Today, Russia and China usher a unipolar world to an end.
Moscow : West incites Syrian opposition to fight
22 August 2012
The Russian Foreign Ministry states that Western partners have done nothing so far to make the Syrian opposition commence a dialogue with the government, but openly incite them to continue their struggle instead.
Syrian atrocity: Bodies of postal workers thrown from roof (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
13 August 2012
A horrific amateur video appeared on YouTube, apparently showing an atrocity against public service workers in Syria. The footage displays a crowd of people callously throwing the bodies of slain postal workers from a post office rooftop.
Ban Ki-moon Acknowledges that Armed Opposition Shoulder Responsibility of Escalating Violence in Syria
12 August 2012
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, stressed that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged in a letter to the chairman of the Security Council concerning the implementation of the international resolution on settling the situation in Syria that the armed opposition shoulder the responsibility of escalating violence in Syria in general, and in Aleppo in particular.
An article by Charlie Skelton
The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?
15 July 2012
The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections.
Russia says sanction resolution against Syria ’red line’
12 July 2012
Russia says it will veto a US-backed UN draft resolution which calls for more sanctions against Syria, declaring a "red line" against sanctions.
An article by Pepe Escobar
There will be hell to pay for NATO’s Holy War against Syria
10 July 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is running out of rhetorical ammunition in the US’s Holy War against Syria. Perhaps it’s the strain of launching a NATO war bypassing the UN Security Council. Perhaps it’s the strain of being eaten for breakfast routinely by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Interview given by Bashar al-Assad to Cumhurieyt Turkish daily - Part 4
"Borders with Turkey have turned into venues for smuggling weapons and terrorists to Syria"
7 July 2012
President Bashar al-Assad said in Part 4 of the interview he gave to the Cumhurieyt Turkish daily that no matter how more intensified the sanctions could get, Syria’s stances will not change.
Interview given by Bashar al-Assad to Cumhurieyt Turkish daily - Part 3
"The largest Part of the Crisis is driven from the Outside"
6 July 2012
President Bashar al-Assad stressed in Part 3 of the interview he recently gave to the Cumhurieyt Turkish daily that the crisis in Syria is mostly external and the evidence of that is the presence of Arab and extremist Islamist militants now fighting in Syria as well as the advanced weapons that are being smuggled across the border and the flow of money from the outside.
An article by Jeremy Salt
Straight Talking: The Syrian Cauldron
5 July 2012
Tension between Turkey and Syria along their border is edging closer to flashpoint. Last week a Turkish air force jet was shot down after violating Syrian air space. The Syrian government said the plane was hit while inside Syrian air space. Turkey says it had already left Syrian air space and was hit in international air space.
Interview given by Bashar al-Assad to Cumhurieyt Turkish daily - Part 2
"Turkey started to interfere directly in Syrian affairs"
5 July 2012
President Bashar al-Assad stressed in part 2 of the interview he made with the Cumhurieyt Turkish daily that the Government of Erdogan has transgressed against the fraternal relations with Syria to direct interference and later to get involved in the bloody events through providing logistical support to terrorists.
Interview given by Bashar al-Assad to Cumhurieyt Turkish daily - Part 1
"Base of Syrian-Turkish Relations is the Relation between the two Peoples"
4 July 2012
The Cumhurieyt Turkish daily today published part of an interview it conducted with H.E. President Bashar al-Assad about the events in Syria and regional and international developments.
An article by Robert Bridge
Lavrov: Geneva decisions on Syria already being distorted
3 July 2012
Russia regrets the Syrian opposition’s position on the Geneva conference, as well as that of some Western countries who wish to distort the agreements, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Geneva meeting on Syria
Syrians must determine their own destiny, Russia and China say
1 July 2012
Russia and China say any decision on a transition of power in Syria should only be made by the Syrian people.
Syria Calls for Procedures to Stop Financing Terrorist Acts
29 June 2012
Syria’s permanent Envoy to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari said that the terrorist acts in Syria wouldn’t be perpetrated without the support, whether in money, weapon, persons or through providing the political and media backing to the terrorist groups who carry out such acts.
Leaked: Shock footage allegedly shows Syrian family slain by rebels
28 June 2012
Footage showing the results of an alleged massacre in the Syrian city of Hama in April has been obtained by Russia Today. Sources say that opposition rebels committed the atrocity.
An article by Andrey Areshev
Syrian Air Defense Stands Firm against NATO Test
26 June 2012
Ankara is trying to get the most out of the incident when a Turkish reconnaissance aircraft was downed flying over the Syrian territorial waters on June 22. The North Atlantic Council will meet on June 26 to hold consultations on the issue.
An article by Alfred Hackensberger
Massacre of al-Houla: In Syria, there is more than just one truth
26 June 2012
For the massacre of al-Houla (al-Hula), the Syria regime is doomed. But no one dares to accuse the Syrian rebels.
An article by Eric Schmitt, on The New York Times
C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition
22 June 2012
A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.
An article by Maidhc Ó Cathail
US think tank provides forum for the Syrian National Council and cover for Israel
21 June 2012
It’s very revealing that the newly elected head of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Abdulbaset Sieda, gave his first extended Western media interview since assuming the post on June 10 to Fikra Forum, a project of the AIPAC-created Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Arms Trafficking to Syria under the Eyes of the Germans
19 June 2012
A large portion of the arms smuggling to the Syrian insurgents is passing under the nose of the German Navy. Numerous reports have affirmed that Syrian insurgent militias are being furnished a large portion of their war material by sea, with the main hub being the Lebanese port city of Tripoli.
A second (*) article by Rainer Hoffman on the Hula massacre
Syria: "The Extermination" by Sunni rebel forces
16 June 2012
A well regarded and qualified author of the prime German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported how the recent massacre in Houla, Syria, was perpetrated by Sunni rebel forces. In a new piece the reporter, Rainer Hermann, extends on the first one and explains why his reporting is correct and why other reporting was terribly wrong.
Russia denies entering talks on political transition in Syria
16 June 2012
Russia has dismissed claims by the US and France that Moscow has entered talks to discuss plans for a political transition in Syria and the country’s future without President Bashar Assad.
Qusayr: Two priests confirm the ultimatum to Christians
13 June 2012
The Christian Maurice Bitar was killed in Qusayr, near the town of Homs where the Christian population - about a thousand people out of 10 thousand who lived there before the beginning of the violence - has been forced to flee after the ’ultimatum launched by an armed faction in the opposition forces led by "General" Abdel Salam Harba.
Some UN monitors spying in Syria: Jordanian observer
13 June 2012
A Jordanian member of the UN observer team in Syria says some of his teammates are carrying out spy missions by collecting information about Syria’s military headquarters.