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Human rights investigations
More evidence Ghouta chemical weapons rockets could only have been fired from rebel areas
29 November 2013 | A new video uploaded to YouTube provides good evidence of the range of the kind of rockets allegedly fired into East Ghouta on 21 August – under 2km and too short a distance to have been fired from government territory.

By Laith al-Khatib
The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s Inflated Revival
28 November 2013 | With the current crisis in Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood is making its second appearance in Syria’s modern history, after its 1982 uprising. In both instances, violence and sectarianism were at their peak – so much so that the name of the group has become synonymous with crisis in the Syrian collective memory. Nevertheless, many things about this group remain unknown to Syrians.

By Jamie Dettmer
Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions
21 November 2013 | Running from assault, abduction, and assassination at the hands of jihadists and FSA rebels, Syria’s ancient Christian community fears a religious pogrom is set to erupt.

By Human Rights Investigations (HRI)
Cameron and Obama’s Syrian opposition aid recipients use children to fire mortars
16 November 2013 | Human Rights Investigations (HRI) analysis shows that opposition forces in Syria, including those supported by Western powers and Qatar are openly using young children in combat roles, including as mortar crews.

Human rights investigations
Who attacked Ghouta with chemical weapons? – the opposition forces
13 November 2013 | In the aftermath of the chemical attack in Syria on August 21st, each side naturally blamed the other, with western intelligence agencies providing evidence supporting the opposition, and Russian intelligence supporting the regime. Both sides issued biased reports with cherry-picked evidence, only adding to the confusion. A sadly rushed and deficient interim UN Report by Professor Sellstrom and his team was published, which was interpreted by those favouring US cruise missile strikes as a veiled indictment of the Syrian regime.

Human rights investigations
UN report on chemical weapon use in Syria – delayed until early December
1 November 2013 | In a surprise announcement, following this writer’s prompting of a question from the invaluable Inner City Press, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General has confirmed that the publication of the final UN report on chemical weapons use in Syria, which was to include the alleged attacks in Damascus as well as possible attacks by the rebels in Khan al-Assal and other places, has been delayed until early December.

By Vijay Prashad
Al-Qaeda’s corridor through Syria
27 October 2013 | It is not the Free Syrian Army but the radical Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams that is a serious threat to the Assad government.

Saudi Arabia stamps feet at lack of US backing on Syria
23 October 2013 | Members of the Saudi Arabian royal family are threatening to rethink the strategic partnership with the US following America’s reluctance to back up Riyadh’s plans for Iran and Syria. Washington is putting on a brave face, praising relations as normal.

XIII World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Warsaw, Poland Oct 21-23, 2013
Peace in Syria, by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate
23 October 2013 | .

By International Network for Justice
Tracks of Syrian Chemical Terrorists in Turkey
22 October 2013 | The police seize Al Qaeda’s sarin gas substances during an operation in Adana. The report points to an Al Qaeda-linked network in Turkey.

By Nicola Nasser
Israeli Factor in Syrian Conflict Unveiled
20 October 2013 | More than two and a half years on, Israel’s purported neutrality in the Syrian conflict and the United State’s fanfare rhetoric urging a “regime change” in Damascus were abruptly cut short to unveil that the Israeli factor has been all throughout the conflict the main concern of both countries.

Foreigners train Syrian rebels in Afghanistan to use chemical weapons - Lavrov
12 October 2013 | There are reports that some third countries are training Syrian rebels to use chemical weapons in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The intention is to put the skill to use in new false flag actions in Syria, he explained.

Interview with James Petras, by Kourosh Ziabari
US Supports Terrorists When They Fight its Adversaries
12 October 2013 | Syria has become a battlefield for the face-off between the forces of government, Al-Qaeda terrorists and foreign-backed mercenaries that are hell-bent on removing President Bashar al-Assad from power. So far, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the civil war which has extricated the Arab country.

International Network for Justice
The Greatest Lie on Syria
11 October 2013 | .

By Jean Bricmont
Syria: Who wants war, who wants peace?
10 October 2013 | With the drums of war beating again in the Middle East, this time against Syria, it is important to ask ourselves: who is for and who is against this war? Those who are against are pretty easy to identify: the countries directly concerned of course, Syria and Iran, but also the vast majority of the people of the world and their governments, the defenders of international law, specially Russia and China, but also, and that is somewhat new, most people in the West, and even part of their representatives. Given that, who could still be for the war?

Human rights investigations
The UN Chemical Weapons Report on Syria – Moadamiyah
9 octobre 2013 | As the majority of the world’s media have misinterpreted the UN inspectors report on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Ghouta, it is necessary to look closely at what the report actually says, to ensure the report is interpreted correctly and dispel the widespread perception the trajectories calculated by the inspectors indicate the rockets were launched from a Syrian government military base.

By Mark - Human rights investigations
Angela Kane on Syria chemical attack victims and autopsies
6 October 2013 | Talking on Russia Today, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, one of those leading the UN Investigation into the alleged chemical attacks in West and East Ghouta argued that autopsies of the victims were unnecessary as “A dead body can’t tell you anything.”

Human rights investigations
The agreement on destruction of Syrian chemical weapons
28 September 2013 | The UN Security Council agreement on the destruction of all chemical weapons held in Syria, by both government and rebel forces, and the measures adopted to try to prevent the terrorist groups operating in the country from getting their hands on chemical weapons are welcome.

By Phil Greaves
Syria: Controversy surrounding MintPress Chemical Weapons Ghouta Report
23 September 2013 | On Friday 20th September, the corporate media’s favourite “YouTube Syria analyst” and self-proclaimed “weapons expert” Eliot Higgins – aka “Brown Moses” – released a statement on his blog from the Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak; in response to his queries regarding the MintPress article that included her byline.

Interview with British, Canadian and Swedish Terrorists in Syria, Very Interesting
23 September 2013 | Kerry said there is no Al-Qaeda in Syria...but maybe in Europe and Americas.

By Jonathan Steele in Damascus
Syrian government says war has reached stalemate
21 September 2013 | Exclusive: Deputy PM says neither side is strong enough to win and government may call for ceasefire at Geneva talks.

By François Houtart
The Syrian Conflict: Analysis and Reflexions
20 September 2013 | In September 2012, a delegation of citizens from various countries was constituted to promote ‘Peace with Justice in Syria’. The basic idea, conceived by Leo Gabriel, a social anthropologist and journalist from Austria, was soon adopted by peace activists from Greece and Germany. They believed that, as neither of the two sides of the conflict could win this civil war militarily, there had to be a political dialogue, which could lead to some power sharing, as a result of negotiations.

Syria crisis: Maaloula resident talks to BBC’s Jeremy Bowen (Video)
17 September 2013 | A former resident of Maaloula, an historic Christian town to the north of Damascus, has told the BBC her family was forced to leave their home after it was captured by rebels at the weekend.

An article by Ray McGovern
How War on Syria Lost Its Way
16 September 2013 | What looked like another U.S. march to war in the Mideast has turned toward a peaceful accord that carries hope of getting Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons and achieving a cease-fire, maybe even an end to the civil war. But some want to resume the drive toward a U.S. attack, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says.

Syrian army battles rebels in ancient Christian town of Maaloula
15 September 2013 | The Syrian army is battling rebel fighters to regain control of Maaloula near Damascus, a week after opposition soldiers took the town. The rebels found shelter in numerous caves, which makes them virtually ‘invincible,’ RT’s crew reports from the scene.

Turkish prosecutors indict Syrian rebels for seeking chemical weapons
14 September 2013 | A court indictment by the Turkish prosecutors into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian rebels has once again highlighted fears this week that sarin toxic gas was used by the opposition and not the Assad government.

Jeff Blankfort : A War against Syria is a War for Israel
13 September 2013 | .

Rania Masri and Chris Hedges On Obama’s Syria Address (Video)
11 September 2013 | Rania Masri is great ! Clear and informative. No "solidarity with the rebels" or anything like that.

Congress Members Who Have Seen Classified Evidence About Syria Say It Fails to Prove Anything
11 September 2013 | The administration’s public case for chemical weapons use by the Syrian government is extremely weak, and former high-level intelligence officers say that publicly-available information proves that the Syrian government likely did not carry out the chemical weapons attacks.

MEMORANDUM for President Obama from former U.S. military and intelligence officials
"The most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for the chemical incident on August 21"
7 September 2013 | Despite the Obama administration’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt over the Aug. 21 chemical attack near Damascus, a dozen former U.S. military and intelligence officials are telling President Obama that they are picking up information that undercuts the Official Story.

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