Qatar’s conspiracy against Damascus and Moscow
Despite the desperate measures taken by the international community to settle the Syrian conflict by arranging the “Geneva – 2” conference, the aggressive lobby that desire a conflict seem to be unable to turn back on their gruesome plans. They seem to be quite determined to commit an infringement by provoking the legitimate government, craving […]
Does the United States Want to Fight Syria?
The US government’s decision to supply some types of weapons to the Syrian rebels has given rise to a wide variety of interpretations and assessments. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were quick to say that the United States should not limit itself to increasing aid to the Syrian rebels but should undertake a military […]
The Mainsprings of the Syrian Conflict
The government forces’ reliance on a militia to liberate more and more of the country from foreign mercenaries is a sure sign that the people of Syria support the legitimate government in Damascus and not the so-called “rebels” that have been bought and paid for by the Persian Gulf monarchies. The situation is making the […]
Why Did Terrorists Shell Russia’s Embassy in Syria?
Apparently some of those who sponsored the rebellion in Syria have become so brazen that they decided to “punish” Moscow by using terrorists to intimidate it for its principled support of the diplomatic option for resolving the situation in Syria and for continuing its military sales to Damascus. On the morning of June 4, terrorists […]
Syria: the opposition is in retreat
With financial assistance from Qatar and Saudi Arabia drying up and the flow of weapons from Turkey and Lebanon slowing, what had to happen now has: The rebels have begun retreating in panic under the Syrian Army’s onslaught. This is occurring against the backdrop of bad things happening for the rebels: Riyadh is clearly tired […]
Attempts to Derail the Geneva 2 Conference on Syria
Even before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Paris on May 27 to discuss convening an international conference on Syria to be called “Geneva 2,” those opposed to a peace settlement began efforts to derail the Russian-American effort. Virtually none of them is bothering to conceal their […]
Syria: Tensions Are Rising
Some European countries have responded to Russian criticism of the EU’s decision to lift the embargo on supplying arms to the Syrian opposition by starting to whip up passions over Moscow’s arms sale to Syria’s legitimate government under contracts concluded long ago, although there are no international prohibitions against the sale of weapons to Damascus. […]
The Pressure on Syria Is Growing despite the Agreements between Russia and the United States
On May 27, all of the European Union’s foreign ministers gathered in Brussels, where they decided to lift the embargo on supplying weapons to the Syrian opposition. Officially, however, the decision pertains only to individual organizations on the Syrian Opposition Council so as to avoid having weapons fall into the hands of radical extremists and […]
Why frighten people with Syrian chemical weapons?
Recent statements by senior officials of the United States and other countries concerning Syria’s possible use of chemical weapons against opposition fighters have raised a legitimate question — who do the statements benefit, and why are they being made? US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told Congress that chemical weapons have been used twice […]
Israel, Iran and the Syrian issue
The unsuccessful attempts to overthrow the Assad regime are increasingly moving Israel to center stage, and the footdragging on Syria is significantly hindering a decision on what is perhaps Israel’s key foreign policy issue: Iran. In a late July speech at the the National Security College’s graduation ceremony, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that […]
Syria Is Resisting
On May 15, the UN General Assembly approved Qatar’s initiative for a new anti-Syrian resolution, as it did in August 2012. It addresses actions by the armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and expresses support for the coalition of opposition forces. On this occasion, however, the resolution was supported by 107 countries, with 12 […]
A Syrian Initiative by Some US Senators
A few days ago, US senators from both parties urged the Obama administration to intervene directly in the war in Syria. They believe Washington should increase the military pressure on President Bashar al-Assad in order to end the so-called “civil” war. I have one thing to say about that. The Western media frequently calls the […]