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U.S. Weapons Reaching Syrian Rebels

 

 

” The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.

The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The White House Seems To Be Confusing The Least Bad Option With A Strategic Necessity

 

 

 

” Last week, I wrote that if President Obama didn’t bomb Syria, you might as well hang a “Closed for the season” sign on his credibility — and America’s — for the remainder of his second term.

Administration officials have been even more forceful. Indeed, if you listen to some members of the administration’s national security team — notably the eloquent and forceful secretary of state, John Kerry — you might conclude that Syria has become the fulcrum of Western civilization and that failure to act will bring the barbarians to the gates.

But how strong is the administration’s case? How damaging would a failure to act really be on U.S. influence and interests?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Power Coercion Succeeds Only About A Third Of The Time

 

 

” “Air power is an unusually seductive form of military strength, in part because, like modern courtship, it appears to offer gratification without commitment,” the political scientist Eliot Cohen wrote in 1994. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress seem poised to succumb to the seductions of air power as they try to fashion some way to stop Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against his opponents. Will our politicians be gratified? Can they avoid commitment? The scholarly literature suggests not.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K.’s Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

 

” British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes Thursday, a stunning defeat for a government which had been poised to join the U.S. in strikes to punish Bashar Assad’s regime for an alleged chemical weapons attack this month.

Cameron’s nonbinding motion was defeated 285-272 and he conceded after the vote that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genocide In Syria As 1,300 People Including Hundreds Of Women And Children Are Wiped Out In Nerve Gas Attack Say Syrian Rebels

 

 

” The world has looked on in horror today as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus that wiped out 1,300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds.

Syrian activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of launching a nerve gas attack earlier today in what would be by far the worst reported use of poison gas in the two-year-old civil war.

Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar before dawn.

While these pictures of dead children are graphic, disturbing and undoubtedly the worst so far to have emerged from the conflict, MailOnline has made the decision to publish them in order to raise awareness of the plight of innocent people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six-In-Ten Say Opposition May Be No Better Than Current Government

 

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” Broad majorities continue to oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria. Last Thursday’s announcement that the U.S. would aid the rebels has not increased public support for action, and majorities of all partisan groups are opposed.

Overall, 70% oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria; just 20% favor this. Opinion is little changed from December of last year (24% favor) and support is down slightly from March, 2012 (29% favor).”

 

 

 

 

Chemical Weapons Experts Still Skeptical About U.S. Claim That Syria Used Sarin

 

 

 

Chemical weapons experts voiced skepticism Friday about U.S. claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad had used the nerve agent sarin against rebels on at least four occasions this spring, saying that while the use of such a weapon is always possible, they’ve yet to see the telltale signs of a sarin gas attack, despite months of scrutiny.

“It’s not unlike Sherlock Holmes and the dog that didn’t bark,” said Jean Pascal Zanders, a leading expert on chemical weapons who until recently was a senior research fellow at the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies. “It’s not just that we can’t prove a sarin attack, it’s that we’re not seeing what we would expect to see from a sarin attack.

Foremost among those missing items, Zanders said, are cellphone photos and videos of the attacks or the immediate aftermath.

“In a world where even the secret execution of Saddam Hussein was taped by someone, it doesn’t make sense that we don’t see videos, that we don’t see photos, showing bodies of the dead, and the reddened faces and the bluish extremities of the affected,” he said.

Other experts said that while they were willing to give the U.S. intelligence community the benefit of the doubt, the Obama administration has yet to offer details of what evidence it has and how it obtained it.”

 

 

 

    Just more unsubstantiated claims from an unsubstantiated administration . For an administration that promised to be the ” most open , honest and transparent” and has been anything but , Obama has a out-sized expectation of us taking what they claim on faith . To date they’ve shown no reason for us to believe anything they say . Quite the contrary , actually .

 

 

 

 

 

‘Syria Forces Killed Michigan Woman In Ambush’

 

 

 

 

” Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad killed a 33-year-old Michigan woman who was a convert to Islam and a British man during an ambush on an opposition scouting mission north of the city of Idlib, Syrian state media said on Friday.

Nicole Mansfield’s aunt, Monica Mansfield Speelman, told Reuters on Thursday the FBI had informed her that afternoon of the death of her niece, who was from Flint.

Syrian state television aired footage showing the body of the woman, who was dressed in a full black hijab. The footage also showed her American ID.

“I’m just devastated,” said the aunt. “Evidently, she was fighting with opposition forces.”

“I didn’t think she would stoop that low to go over there and try to harm anybody,” Speelman said of her niece, who she said had worked at a group home.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Supported FSA Rebels Massacre An Entire Christian Village In Syria

 

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” Members of the Free Syrian Army reportedly attacked the Christian-dominated al-Duvair village in Reef on the outskirts of Homs on Monday, where they massacred its citizens, including women and children, before the Syrian Army loyal to Bashar al Assad intervened on behalf of the Christians.

This reported attack comes shortly after intense fighting in the city of al-Qusseir over the weekend, in which Bashar Al-Assad’s forces inflicted heavy casualties on the rebels.

“Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of,” the New York Times reported last month.

In April, Abou Mohamad al-Joulani, the head of al-Nusra, pledged allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of al-Qaeda.

Members of the FSA have admitted that their plan is to institute sharia law, and the rebels now have a brigade named the Osama bin Laden Brigade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cannibalism: Syria ‘Rebel Heart-Eating Video’ Sparks Anger

 

 

” Human Rights Watch and the Syrian opposition National Coalition have condemned a gruesome video apparently showing a Syrian rebel fighter cutting out the heart of a regime soldier and eating it.

“International news agencies and social media websites have been circulating a video clip in which a person claiming to be a member of the rebels in Homs performs a horrific and inhumane act,” the National Coalition said.

“The Syrian Coalition strongly condemns this act – if it is revealed to be true. The Coalition stresses that such an act contradicts the morals of the Syrian people, as well as the values and principles of the Free Syrian Army.”

Human Rights Watch said the man depicted in the video appeared to be from a rebel brigade in central Homs province that fired indiscriminately at Lebanese villages earlier this year.”

 

 

 

       One side is more savage than the other . All the more reason for the US to stay the hell out of Syria . The rebels are unworthy of our support . Keep us out of this mess .

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.N. Has Testimony That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas: Investigator

 

 

 

 

 

” U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.

“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.

“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added, speaking in Italian.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Throughout the two year civil war that has raged unabated in Syria, the Obama administration has tried very hard to portray the Free Syrian Army as a revolutionary force of freedom and democracy. However, the actual truth is much more frightening.

 
There is a false assumption by many Americans that because the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are fighting to topple the regime of ruthless dictator, Bashar al-Assad, and have the backing of U.S. president Barrack Obama that they are automatically a force for freedom, democracy and justice.

 

This could not possibly be any further from the truth.” 

” Indeed, Al-Assad is a devil, but he is a devil that we know well. It is the devil that we do not known in the form of the FSA and its affiliates that should concern us the most. 

The little that is already known about these so-called freedom fighters is deeply disturbing.

How much more do we not know about this dark entity? 

Despite the U.S. currently suffering through a sequester and precariously close to falling into yet another recession, Obama has deemed it okay to provide this suspect entity with as much as $250 million in non-lethal aid. “

 

 

 

 

” The fact that the U.S. is in bed with the FSA is emblematic of Obama’s poor judgment and train wreck of a foreign policy, especially with regard to the Middle East. 

What’s more disturbing is the fact that the administration is actually contemplating going beyond the non-lethal aid that has already been rendered and providing opposition rebels with actual weaponry and military hardware – considering that it has not already done so covertly.”

 

 

 

   America has no business getting in bed with either faction in this civil war . One side is more brutal than the other . Have we learned nothing from Egypt and Libya ? 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Said Close To Arming Syrian Rebels

 

 

 

 

” U.S. President Obama is close to deciding to give military aid to Syrian rebels and likely will make a final decision within weeks, senior officials said.

“We’re clearly on an upward trajectory,” one of the administration officials told The Washington Post. “We’ve moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose.”

The officials did not spell out what military-purpose U.S. assistance was under consideration, but rebels have specifically requested anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles.

Supplying arms was one of several options under consideration, the officials stressed to the Post, adding diplomacy remained the preferred option.

Obama spoke of possibly escalating assistance to the rebels during a news conference Tuesday.

“There are options that are available to me that are on the shelf right now that we have not deployed,” he told reporters in the White House briefing room. “And that’s a spectrum of options.”

 

 

 

 

 

Syrian Blood Tests Positive for Sarin Gas, U.S. Spies Say

 

 

” The U.S. intelligence community has uncovered strong evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria. Several blood samples, taken from multiple people, have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, an American intelligence source tells Danger Room. President Obama has long said that the use of such a weapon by the Assad regime would cross a “red line.” So now the question becomes: What will the White House do in response?

In March, the Assad regime was accused of using chemical weapons during an attack on the city of Aleppo. The blood samples were taken by Syrian opposition groups from alleged victims of that strike. But American analysts can’t be entirely sure where the blood came from or when the precisely exposure took place.

“This is more than one organization representing that they have more than one sample from more than one attack,” the source tells Danger Room. “But we can’t confirm anything because no is really sure what’s going on in country.”

What’s clear is that the samples are authentic, and that the weapons were almost certainly employed by the Assad regime, which began mixing up quantities of sarin’s chemical precursors months ago for an potential attack, as Danger Room first reported.

“It would be very, very difficult for the opposition to fake this. Not only would they need the wherewithal to steal it or brew it up themselves. Then they’d need volunteers who would notionally agree to a possibly lethal exposure,” the source adds.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel Says Syria Used Chemical Arms, Probably Nerve Gas

 

 

”  Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons – probably nerve gas – in their fight against rebels waging a two-year-old uprising, the Israeli military’s top intelligence analyst said on Tuesday.

Brigadier-General Itai Brun told a security conference photos of victims showing foam coming out of their mouths and contracted pupils were signs deadly gas had been used.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assad Confirmed Dead: Iran Attempts To Control Syria

 

” Jerusalem, Israel — March 24, 2013 … Russian media sources have confirmed that Syria President Bashar Assad was shot by an Iranian bodyguard Saturday night.

“The lone assassination pumped several bullets at point-blank range  into Assad,” said the source. “Assad was rushed to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus in critical condition. He died on the operating table from heart failure resulting from massive blood loss.”

An Israeli security analyst believes the report to be accurate.

“In the last 24 hours have we seen Assad? Any photographs or video? No. Nor will we see any as loyalists who are closest to Assad  have been threatened if any leaked photos or reports reach Western  media. Iran is attempting to take control of the Syrian army and its wealth of weapons as Syrian solders are now deserting in mass. I don’t believe that the West will allow any Iranian control of Damascus.”

 

” Assad. Is assassinated by a bodyguard? [Photo: AP]
On – according to Arab media reports that have been verified – officials assassinated by his bodyguard of Syrian President life heavy security around the hospital a – my mother in Damascus and in-hospital
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Arab media reported the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad. On – reportedly not yet been validated and have not yet received echo Western media, Assad fired one of his bodyguards.

This is an Iranian officer named Mehdi Jacoby, who was attached to Assad on – by allies of the Syrian president in Tehran.

Various reports published that Assad al-Shami was rushed to the hospital and in serious condition. Also reported the big fuss that has developed around the hospital and that all roads leading to the hospital were blocked – by the Syrian army. Also reported large military forces are in the hospital.

Syrian television broadcasts were discontinued. Syria apparently inhibits the official report on the assassination until it became clear whether the president would live or die.
Date: 24/03/2013 | Updated: 24/03/2013
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An IDF patrol was shot from Syria

Border ‘hot’ than ever [Photo: Flash 90]
IDF patrol vehicles operating in the border region of Israel – Syria on the Golan Heights, were injured Saturday night (3/23/13) on – by bullets fired from the Syrian side of the border.

The fatal event occurred in the southern Golan Heights, near Tel Fares. Immediately following the incident power absorbed away from the shooting and reported the incident commanders in the area. It is not clear whether the fire directed at IDF patrol or is it a stray shot. Army spokesman said that several vehicles were damaged and that none of the soldiers inside was hurt. It was reported that the incident is under investigation.

Three weeks ago, mortar shells hit area near the village level fulfill Tel Fares. So was estimated that the shooting stray Syrian army aimed to hit the rebels. But since rebel groups managed to get close to the border fence. Some of these organizations linked to al – Qaeda global and very hostile to Israel. Therefore, it may well be deliberate fire at IDF forces.

A senior IDF official said that despite the shooting and despite the firing of mortars at Israel from Syria, the IDF will continue to secure the border and overcome the forces – to the shooting No Izlog’, literally, into the State of Israel.

Earlier published Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a statement claimed that the fragile situation in Syria is a factor he called Prime Minister of Turkey and apologized to him for the killing of Turkish citizens during the takeover of the Mavi Marmara ship three years ago.
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Further developments riots in Syria

Damascus bombing death toll rose to 42

One of the most senior clerics in Syria, Shaykh Muhammad Alawi Al Botti, was killed in a suicide bombing in a mosque in Damascus. Else killed 41 people in the attack and 84 were wounded.
22.03.2013 | Isaac Wolf

West will require the UN to investigate reports of chemical weapons

Western countries request the Secretary-General to send a delegation to Syria to examine the reports of the use of chemical weapons against civilians.
21.03.2013 | Isaac Wolf

Netanyahu: I need a military threat on Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeats (Thursday, 3/20/13) that has to accompany the sanctions on Iran a real threat to use military tools to prevent her from getting nuclear weapons.
20.3.2013 | Itamar Levin

Obama: There is time for diplomacy with Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama, repeatedly said (Wednesday, 3/20/13) that he believes there is still a way to prevent Iran from diplomacy to obtain nuclear weapons, though all options are on the table.
20.3.2013 | Itamar Levin

Russia: Rebels fired chemical weapons

Russian Foreign Ministry today joined the regime allegations and claimed that the rebels are the ones who fired a missile with a chemical warhead in milk. The – According to the report of the Syrian official news agency were killed about 25 and about 100 people were injured.
19.03.2013 | Isaac Wolf
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” אסד. האם חוסל בידי שומר הראש? [צילום: AP]
על – פי דיווחים בכלי תקשורת ערביים שלא אומתו על – ידי גורמים רשמיים התנקש שומר ראשו של נשיא סוריה בחייו אבטחה כבדה סביב בית החולים א – שאמי בדמשק ובתוך בית החולים
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כלי תקשורת ערביים מדווחים על התנקשות בחייו של נשיא סוריה, בשאר אסד. על – פי הדיווחים, שטרם אומתו וטרם קיבלו הד בכלי תקשורת מערביים, ירה באסד אחד משומרי ראשו.

מדובר בקצין אירני בשם מהדי יעקובי, אשר הוצמד לאסד על – ידי בעלי בריתו של נשיא סוריה בטהרן.

בדיווחים השונים פורסם כי אסד הובהל לבית החולים אלשאמי וכי מצבו קשה. עוד דווח על מהומה גדולה שהתפתחה סביב לבית החולים וכי כל הדרכים המובילות אל בית החולים נחסמו על – ידי צבא סוריה. עוד דווח על כוחות צבא גדולים שנמצאים בתוך בית החולים.

שידורי הטלוויזיה הסורית הופסקו. ככל הנראה מעכבת סוריה את הדיווח הרשמי על ההתנקשות עד שיתברר האם הנשיא יחיה או ימות.
תאריך: 24/03/2013 | עודכן: 24/03/2013
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סיור של צה”ל נורה משטח סוריה

גבול ‘חם’ מאי פעם [צילום: פלאש 90]
רכבי סיור של צה”ל, שפעלו באזור גבול ישראל – סוריה ברמת הגולן, נפגעו במוצאי השבת (23/03/13) על – ידי קליעים שנורו מן הצד הסורי של הגבול.

האירוע החמור התרחש בדרום רמת הגולן, סמוך לתל פארס. מייד לאחר הירי התרחק הכוח שספג את הירי ודיווח על התקרית למפקדי הגזרה. לא ברור האם מדובר בירי מכוון לעבר הסיור של צה”ל או שמא מדובר בירי תועה. דובר צה”ל מסר כי כמה כלי רכב ניזוקו וכי אף אחד מן החיילים שהיו בתוכם לא נפגע. עוד נמסר כי האירוע נמצא בבדיקה.

לפני כשלושה שבועות פגעו פצצות מרגמה באזור היישוב רמת מגשימים הסמוך לתל פארס. אז הייתה ההערכה שמדובר בירי תועה של צבא סוריה שכיוון לפגוע במורדים. אולם מאז הספיקו ארגוני מורדים להתקרב אל גדר הגבול. חלק מאותם ארגונים קשורים לארגון אל – קאעידה העולמי ועוינים מאוד לישראל. על כן ייתכן בהחלט שמדובר בירי מכוון לעבר כוחות צה”ל.

גורם בכיר בצה”ל ציין כי למרות הירי ולמרות ירי מרגמות מסוריה לעבר שטח ישראל ימשיכו כוחות צה”ל לאבטח את הגבול ואף יתגברו את הכוחות על – מנת שהירי לא ‘יזלוג’, כלשונו, לשטח מדינת ישראל.

מוקדם יותר פרסם ראש הממשלה, בנימין נתניהו, הודעה שבה טען כי המצב השברירי בסוריה הוא הגורם לכך שהתקשר לראש ממשלת טורקיה והתנצל בפניו על הרג האזרחים הטורקיים בעת ההשתלטות על הספינה מרמרה לפני כשלוש שנים.
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פששש. גורם צבאי אמר כי למרות
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אסד נורה בידי מתנקש?
ioramm | 24/03/13 1:17 p.m.
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זה שטח שכבשנו במלחמת כפור
מסרנו לסורים | 25/03/13 9:04 p.m.
התפתחויות נוספות מהומות בסוריה

מניין ההרוגים בפיגוע בדמשק עלה ל -42

אחד מאנשי הדת הבכירים ביותר בסוריה, השייח’ העלאווי מוחמד אל בוטי, נרצח בפיגוע התאבדות במסגד בדמשק. מלבדו נרצחו בפיגוע 41 בני אדם ו -84 נפצעו.
22/03/2013 | איציק וולף

המערב ידרוש מהאו”ם לחקור הדיווח על נשק כימי

מדינות המערב יבקשו ממזכ”ל האו”ם לשלוח לסוריה משלחת שתבחן את הדיווחים על שימוש בנשק כימי נגד אזרחים.
21/03/2013 | איציק וולף

נתניהו: יש צורך באיום צבאי על אירן

ראש הממשלה, בנימין נתניהו, שב ואומר (יום ה ‘, 20/03/13) כי יש ללוות את הסנקציות על אירן באיום ממשי לשימוש בכלים צבאיים כדי למנוע ממנה להגיע נשק גרעיני.
20/03/2013 | איתמר לוין

אובמה: יש זמן לדיפלומטיה מול אירן

נשיא ארה”ב, ברק אובמה, שב ואומר (יום ד ‘, 20/03/13) כי להערכתו יש עדיין אפשרות למנוע מאירן בדרכים דיפלומטיות להגיע לנשק גרעיני, אם כי כל האופציות על השולחן.
20/03/2013 | איתמר לוין

רוסיה: המורדים ירו את הנשק הכימי

משרד החוץ הרוסי הצטרף היום לטענות המשטר הסורי וטען כי המורדים הם אלה שירו ​​טיל בעל ראש נפץ כימי בעיר חלב. על – פי הדיווח של סוכנות הידיעות הרשמית בסוריה נהרגו במקום כ -25 -100 בני אדם וכ נוספים נפצעו.
19/03/2013 | איציק וולף
רשימות נוספות
המורדים מכחישים: לא ירינו טיל כימי / איציק וולף
המורדים השתלטו על בסיס מודיעין ליד ישראל / איציק וולף
הארכיון של אסף שווכאת מוצע למכירה / איציק וולף
ניקיון פסח / אריאל י. לוין
סביבה אסטרטגית חדשה / מרדכי קידר
טרור פה, טרור שם / אר”

 

 

 

Sequester? What Sequester? Obama Brings $200 Million Gift To Jordan…

 

” President Barack Obama said he and King Abdullah II haven’t reached an answer about what to do on Syria, but he promised $200 million in new humanitarian aid Friday to help the government here manage the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Bashar al-Assad’s regime who’ve entered the country.

Reiterating that he sees the question of Assad’s toppling as a when, not if, he also warned about the possibility of anti-American, terrorist forces taking power in the aftermath.”

 

 

 

Illustration by Gutter Politix

 

 

 

 

Israel Warns That Assad Has Contingency Plan To Use Chemicals

 

“Assad is making advance preparations to use chemical weapons. He did not give the order yet, but he is preparing for it,” claimed Kohavi. He stressed that Assad is still in control of his stockpiles of chemicals. (Defense Update, March 14 2013)”

 

 

 

 

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Syria Rebels Free 21 UN Rapists Peacekeepers

” BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days, ending a sudden entanglement with the world body that earned fighters trying to oust President Bashar Assad a flood of negative publicity.

The episode is bound to prompt new questions about U.N. operations in war-torn Syria. The peacekeepers were part of a force that has spent four decades monitoring an Israeli-Syrian cease-fire without incident.

The Filipino peacekeepers crossed from Syria to safety in Jordan on Saturday afternoon, said Mokhtar Lamani, the Damascus representative of the U.N.-Arab League peace envoy to Syria.”

Obama Claims Al Qaeda Defeated, Al Qaeda Claims It Has Scud Missiles

 

” Hey, we might finally have an answer to the left’s great question of, “Where are the WMDs?” Saddam sent them over to Syria and Obama let them fall into the hands of Al Qaeda.

“What you see here are Syrian long-range missiles that were manufactured in Iraq and brought to Syria. Happily, they are now in our hands,” the rebels said in a video posted on YouTube.”

 

 

IAF Strike In Syria Hit Iranian Guards

 

 

 

 

” Iraqi daily Azzaman quoted a Western diplomatic source as saying Thursday that the alleged Israeli attack on Syria reported on Wednesday caused heavy casualties among special Iranian Guards stationed at the Syrian facility. The source also said that the attack took place more than 48 hours before it was reported, eventually being leaked by Israel.

The source for the story, who was interviewed by the paper in London, said that the report about a strike on a convoy to Lebanon was probably meant to divert attention away from the main objective of the operation, which used F-16 aircraft to fire at least eight guided missiles at the facility.

The source also said that the base was heavily fortified and contained experts from Russia and at least three thousand Iranian Revolutionary Guards, who have been guarding the site for years. Many of these Iranian Guards suffered casualties.”