Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has for the first time directly implicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for war crimes. She said an inquiry into Syria has produced “massive evidence” of war crimes and crimes against humanity. While there has been evidence of abuses on both sides of the conflict, investigators said the government appears to be responsible for the majority, and that evidence shows responsibility “at the highest level of the government, including the head of the state.”
Wladimir @vvanwilgenburg -KDP pressure on political union parties to unify parties into KDP-S before Geneva in January http://www.welati.info/nuce.php?ziman=ar&id=11604&niviskar=1&cure=5&kijan= …
The origins of the Syrian crisis, its socioeconomic impact, & prospects for the future of the Syrian economy
The Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR) is a new research center based in Syria, conducting policy-oriented research on economic and social issues. Despite the very difficult political and economic circumstances, the SCPR has issued a series of rigorous research papers on the origins of the Syrian crisis, its socioeconomic impact, and prospects for the future of the Syrian economy. The following is an interview Mr. Rabie Nasser, one of the co-founders, and the SCPR team.
TODAY’S MESOP QUOTATION: „THE DIALOGUE PARTNER” AS A WAR CRIMINAL
Syria Forecast: Surge in Deaths by “Barrel Bombing” in Aleppo Province
December 2nd, 2013 | by Scott Lucas – ALSO IN MONDAY FORECAST UN Human Rights Head: Evidence Shows Assad & Officials Involved in War Crimes Children Play War: – http://eaworldview.com/2013/12/syria-forecast-surge-deaths-barrel-bombing-aleppo-province/
Explaining Iraqi Kurdistan’s Policy Towards Syria, Interview With Wladimir van Wilgenburg / Musings on Iraq
Monday, December 2, 2013 – The conflict in neighboring Syria has provided both opportunities and problems for Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Kurdish President Massoud Barzani and to a lesser extent the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have attempted to forge ties with Syrian Kurds and shape events there to their benefit. These have only met with limited success as the Syrians have their own agendas. To help explain this policy is Wladimir van Wilgenburg who until recently was based in Irbil, and is an analyst for the Jamestown Foundation out of Washington DC, and writes for Al Monitor.
ANF – News Desk 02.12.2013 – Writing in The Monkey Cage blog, political scientist Thomas Hegghammer of the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, said the number of foreign fighters from Europe in Syria is historically unprecedented.
Aufständische »Freie Syrische Armee« will vor Genf-II-Gesprächen mehr Munition / Von Karin Leukefeld – junge welt 1-12-2013
Syrian Helicopters Drop ‘Barrel Bombs’ on Town, Killing 20
1-12-2013 – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says death toll could rise because many people were severely wounded in Al-Bab raidMore
Syria’s deadly barrel bombs
THE Syrian regime has deployed a deadly new home-made weapon in addition to its large arsenal of Russian-supplied armaments: bombs packed inside large oil drums and dropped from helicopters. Filled with TNT, oil and chunks of steel, the exploding barrels kill and maim across a wider area than high explosives. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/syrias-deadly-barrel-bombs-20120901-2573t.html#ixzz2mFsDAcsJ
…….. die Stalinistin möchte folgendes insinuieren: während die Kräfte des Friedens – an der Spitze Russland, vormals UdSSR – Genf 2 vorbereiten, wünscht sich die syrische Opposition “mehr Munition”.
In der Tat: sie hat nämlich fast keine mehr. Die Seite des Friedens aber, Russland, liefert davon Tonnen an Assad, der selber als „Reformer“ (junge welt) + Friedensfreund am Tag der Leukefeldschen Veröffentlichung ihrer moralischen Verkommenheit mit Öl, TNT-Sprengstoff und Schrappnellen (scharfkantige Eisenteile) gefüllte Fässer (barrell bombs) auf zivile Wohngebiete abwirft.
Blutdurst der deutschen FriedensfreundInnen!
Forgotten Syrian Voices – Revolution betrayed by Western “Democrats”
1-12-2013 – Hadi al-Abdallah is a young Syrian activist who has been fortunate enough to escape death, and more than once. With more than 200,000 Twitter followers and over 300,000 on Facebook, he has become the voice of resistance in Homs and its suburbs over the last two years, including during the infamous Battle of Qusayr which heralded the official involvement of Hezbollah in Syria. In sum, Hadi al-Abdallah is the Arab media sensation of the Syrian revolution.
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Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq » Hizballah Cavalcade: The Songs of Liwa’a Abu Fadl al-Abbas: Militant Iraqi Shia Music & Syria
Remember the war against Franco? / That’s the kind where each of us belongs.
Though he may have won all the battles, / We had all the good songs.
- Tom Lehrer, “The Folk Song Army”, 1965.
The author has counted at least thirty different songs available online which have been produced to praise LAFA. Most of these songs were not included due to their lack of popularity in LAFA social media circles.
When journalist Nicholas Blanford first announced Iraqi Shia were fighting alongside the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, his main source for this assessment was a music video. From a period extending from fall 2012-summer 2013, Shia Islamist organizations operating in Syria have released more music videos and have been actively using them in a complex messaging strategy.
ANHA reports there was a meeting between the PYD’s People’s Council of West-Kurdistan and the Kurdish National Council on Geneva II in Qamishli. It was confirmed by Welati. It’s not clear if the Barzani-backed parties support this plan, but it seems they want to have an unified position for Geneva and reactivate the Supreme Kurdish Council. The upcoming Geneva conference might force the Syrian Kurds to have a more united position, since divided they wouldn’t achieve as much in Geneva II as if they were united. Nevertheless, Yekiti media published an article with the reasons why the KNC didn’t join the interim administration project to clarify the KNC position. The KNC and PYD couldn’t agree on the interim administration project of the PYD neither on working together in the Supreme Kurdish Council.