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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UN chief urges leaders to stop fueling Syria war - Democratic Underground

UN chief urges leaders to stop fueling Syria war - Democratic Underground

Mass starvation feared in Syria; ‘We have no food’ - World - The Boston Globe

Mass starvation feared in Syria; ‘We have no food’ - World - The Boston Globe

Russia-U.S. talks on Syria chemical deal ‘not going smoothly’ - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

Russia-U.S. talks on Syria chemical deal ‘not going smoothly’ - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

BBC News - Syria crisis: 'Deadly blast' hits capital Damascus

BBC News - Syria crisis: 'Deadly blast' hits capital Damascus

Fear of humanitarian disaster in Syria - Tucson News Now

Fear of humanitarian disaster in Syria - Tucson News Now

Lebanon president laments burden of Syria refugees - Tucson News Now

Lebanon president laments burden of Syria refugees - Tucson News Now

World Food Programme Beefing Up Its Syria Program

World Food Programme Beefing Up Its Syria Program

Lebanon calls for 'safe zones' to accommodate Syria refugees | JPost | Israel News

Lebanon calls for 'safe zones' to accommodate Syria refugees | JPost | Israel News

Anglicans are supporting the Syrian refugees - how you can respond

Anglicans are supporting the Syrian refugees - how you can respond

40 Nuns, Orphans Trapped in Saint Takla Monastery in Syria’s Maloula | Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

40 Nuns, Orphans Trapped in Saint Takla Monastery in Syria’s Maloula | Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

Major powers wrangle over Syria resolution

Major powers wrangle over Syria resolution

Syria Assad Army Soldiers Defect from Raqqa Checkpoint Dump Dictator...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Syrian crisis leaves children at risk of starvation

Syrian crisis leaves children at risk of starvation

#URGENT! Plz read! 2save the life of18yr old #boy 2b #executed n #Iran @GreenQuran




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"It has been brought to our attention by a highly credible source in Karoon prison in the province of Khuzestan that the execution of death row prisoner Maher Ayashi who was transferred to solitary confinement on Sept 22nd, 2013, in preparation for his final sentence is now imminent. Maher who is now 18 years old was sentenced to death by execution for a crime he committed when he was only 16 years old. Executions at Karoon prison typically take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so it is imperative that we ACT NOW!

We are asking all human rights and civil rights activists to please bring attention to Maher's case by contacting Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif via his facebook and twitter pages or via email (twitter : @jzarif - Facebook :Javad Zarif (public figure) email: zarif@mfa.gov.ir) requesting that 1) Iran stop the imminent execution of juvenile offenders and 2) appealing to the foreign minister to request that the judiciary order the stay of Maher's execution so that his case can be reviewed, his sentence overturned and his life saved.
Thank you for your support.

@anthimantharay "
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Friday, September 20, 2013

شام قناة دير الزور مراسل شبكة شام إياد كورين من إدلب و ريفها 20 9 2013

Pétition | Autorisez les accompagnants d'Enki et des autres enfants autistes à l'école | Change.org

Pétition | Autorisez les accompagnants d'Enki et des autres enfants autistes à l'école | Change.org

Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons stockpiles - CNN.com

Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons stockpiles - CNN.com

Kashmir's civilians caught in the crossfire - Features - Al Jazeera English

Kashmir's civilians caught in the crossfire - Features - Al Jazeera English

Q&A: How one person can change the world - Features - Al Jazeera English

Q&A: How one person can change the world - Features - Al Jazeera English

Kerry: UN must pass resolution on Syrian weapons

Kerry: UN must pass resolution on Syrian weapons

U.S. Warns Syria, as Deadline Slips - WSJ.com

U.S. Warns Syria, as Deadline Slips - WSJ.com

Syria - 4 soldiers defect from army deir ez zor 25-3.mp4

Syria chemical weapons attack: How could accountability be delivered? (+video) - CSMonitor.com

Syria chemical weapons attack: How could accountability be delivered? (+video) - CSMonitor.com

Thursday, September 19, 2013

WorldLeadersTV: SYRIA: UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE WANTS REFERRAL to INTERNAT...

Iranian Lawmakers Call for Halt to 'Massacre,' 'Genocide' - Salem-News.Com

Iranian Lawmakers Call for Halt to 'Massacre,' 'Genocide' - Salem-News.Com

A true story of three brothers of Burma : #Buddhism, #Islam& #Christianity


Article has been cut from: "TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter" and pasted below:

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#Buddhism, #Islam& #Christianity
I would like to express three brothers true story of Burma in socio-religious point of view, representing Myitta for Buddhism, Nyein Chan for Islam and Garunar for Christianity. Myitta means compassion, Nyein Chan means peace and Garunar means kindness in Burmese language.
Before I write the story of three brothers, I would like to explain briefly how these three brothers came into Burma and what did they do.
Every human race is like a tree which has its roots or seeds in the past and its fruits or results in the future. Until 11th century AD, there were Upper Myanmar and Arakan kingdom, separately existed in Burma. It is not easy to know exactly about pre-historic era, to collect detail information of ancient Burma, investigation of anthropologists, sociologist, geologists, historians, linguistic scholars and archeologists is essential for certain investigations.
There were waves of migration into Burma before Buddhism was founded. Geographically, first migration was Indo-Aryans who believed in Brahmanism, physically Indian features, established kingdom in Arakan.
The first historically recorded inhabitants of Upper Burma were Mon, who settled in the Irrawaddy Delta and along the Gulf of Martaban in 6th century BC, flourishing cultural and economic links with India. First Mon king, Rajadhirat, an Indian feature with an Indian name, established first kingdom named Suvarnabhumi, which means golden land in Indian language.
From 1st century AD, the Pyus settled in central Burma; Pyu had built towns in Srikksetra, Maingmaw, Veikthano( come from Vishnu , an Hindu god). Up to 9th century AD, the only main group dominated in Burma and Arakan, were Indo-Arayan. When Brahmanism was popular in Indian sub-continent, people who lived in Burma and Arakan believed in Brahmanism , when Hinduism developed in Indian sub-continent, it reached into Arakan and Burma through missionaries. Buddhism was introduced into Burma by King Asoka’s missionaries in 300 BC. Until 9th AD, India featured people who believed in Brahmanism, universal spirit, Hinduism and Buddhism, lived in Arakan and Burma. We can see hundreds of Indian type historical monuments which remain stand till now. When Islam was rapidly spreading in Middle East and South west Asia, Muslim introduced their faith to the people of Arakan , and central Burma , through trading. These traders built Badar Mukaam along the coastline as guest house and Mosque.
In the 9th century, a Chinese scholar ,Fan Chuo wrote (Manchu: Book of the Southern Barbarians) about Nanzhao and colorful ethnography of its tribes who were mostly simple fold, goat herds, and shepherd , in the process of drifting south ward , over the rugged mountains and into the blistering plain of central Burma. In 832, Nanzhao destroyed the city of Thanlin, a Pyu city-state, while he made invasion into Burma. Tibeto-Burman groups started mixing with original Indo-Aryan.
In 849, Bagan was founded as a fortified settlement, 200 years later , Began became the center of a great kingdom. In 1044, Anawratha (Aniruddha ,an Indian name) seized the throne as a teenager after falling his cousin in single combat. He unified the Irrawaddy valley under a single sovereign and created a kingdom that matched fairly close the borders of Burma today.
In thirteenth century, Burma was under control of Mongolian King’s distant authority of Xanadu and Peking. During that period, many mongoloids settled down in Burma. In 16th century AD, King Bayinnaung built second Burmese Empire and trade with neighboring countries developed, especially Arabs , Portuguese , British, French, and Dutch trading were established in Burma in 17th century AD.
Hsinbyusin, Alaungpaya's son , invaded Siam and destroyed Ayuthia in 1767. His brother, Bodawpaya, conquered Arakan and eradicated Arakanese Kingdom. Burma became British colony after three Anglo-Burmese wars, in 1824, 1852, and 1885. During colonial period, Christian missionary groups reached every corner of Burma, helped poor and sick people, many missionary people died because of malaria in Shan State, Kayin State, Chin and Kachin State. No missionary people forced local Burmese people to convert Buddhism or Islam or Christian in Burma. Most of the Kayin, Kachin, Chin and Shan people became Christians because of kindness offered by missionary groups. No Christian foreigners came and settled here; local ethnic people converted Muslims and Christians freely.
During Second World War, Thakin Aung San, Father of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, formed Thirty Comrades, went secretly to Japan to ask help and training for removing British from Burma but Japanese were ruthless. On July 19, 1947, General Aung San and six cabinets including Muslim U Razak and his security Yebaw Ko Htwe were assassinated.
General Aung San was sincere, honest, and just person who respected equal right for all ethnic groups of Burma. The main reason of assassination was ultra-nationalism and racism. There were people like notorious dictator, Ne Win and Buddhist racist, U Nu near General Aung San. In a meeting, some ultra-nationalists opposed U Razak being in the cabinet but 10 monks from Mandalay threatened that “If U Razak was not appointed as a Minister in the cabinet because of religion, Islam, we would protest nation-wide. “General Aung San went around the country to grantee equal right for every ethnic group; he went to Akyab (Sittwe) and promised Rohingya for equal right in 1946.
After independence, when some ultra-nationalists refused providing equal right based on religion, a peaceful demonstration by Kerens all over the country was staged on February 11, 1948, in which over 400,000 Kerens took part. The banners carried in the procession contained four slogans, namely: Give the Karen State at once, show the Barman one kyat and the Karen one kyat, we do not want communal strife and we do not want civil war.
Three brothers; Myitta, Nyein Chan and Garunar said:
We three brothers have five essential principles: respect, compassion, refraining from what is evil, security, and abandonment of lawlessness and obedience to the law. The beauties of belief, truth, light, flowers, spirit, forms, affection, justice, and compassion of all three brothers differ from one another.
We know that various writers had an influence on the writing of their Scriptures. These writers re-ordered their Scriptures at different times and changed original essence of their religions. Despite their Scriptures being changed by men, they have in part preserved the original true basics of belief.
If God had so willed, He would have made us a single people, but His plan is to test us in what He has given us; so we need to strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of ours is all to God; it is He who show us the truth of the matters in which we dispute.
The first essential thing for our peaceful coexistence is mutual acceptance of the existence of the all religions, steps may be taken after the differences are mutually known, recognized and accepted. Even if it is not easy on our ears, it is still extremely constructive. Understanding God's wishes and commands, and putting forward joint values, and realizing mankind's happiness is only possible in that way.
To serve the happiness of mankind, the persons whose moral values serve not only the members of one religion but the members of all religions, they should be supported in unlimited fashions and strengthened in whatever way possible; everything is subject to change and development. As we advance in age, we have to develop our knowledge and find new ways. If we take up a position on the side of justice in the world and against injustice, we could do many things so that good should dominate in the world. We have to bury the mistakes and errors of the past in the past and turn our eyes to the future. For the problems of the world are gradually growing and becoming more complicated; we can only solve these problems together.
One day, three brothers had a discussion as follow:
Myitta: Principle of mine is compassion; I came into existence because of caste system, a discriminatory system of India. Discrimination is not my attitude, whoever has that attitude, is not one of us.
Brahma Sahampati descended from the heavens and, having worshiped the Blessed One, said: "Alas! the world must perish, should the Holy One, the Tathagata, decide not to teach the Dharma. Be merciful to those that struggle; have compassion upon the sufferers; pity the creatures that are hopelessly entangled in the snares of sorrow. There are some beings that are almost free from the dust of worldliness. If they hear not the doctrine preached, they will be lost. But if they hear it, they will believe and be saved."
Preach the doctrine which is glorious in the beginning, glorious in the middle, and glorious in the end, in the spirit as well as in the letter. We reach the immortal path only by continuous acts of kindliness and we perfect our souls by compassion and charity."
The Buddha said: "He who deserves punishment must be punished, and he who is worthy of favor must be favored. Yet at the same time, Buddha taught to do no injury to any living being but to be full of love and kindness. These injunctions are not contradictory, for whosoever must be punished for the crimes which he has committed, suffers his injury not through the ill-will of the judge but on account of his evildoing. He who has cast away ill-will; he dwells with a heart free from ill-will; cherishing love and compassion toward all living beings, he cleanses his heart from ill-will.
Nyein Chan: My root is peace, whenever I greet someone I say “Peace be upon you”. Peace and peacemaking are my tradition as part and parcel of human development. According to me, ideal society is “the house of peace” called Dar as-Salam.
There was a golden era of mine in which justice, abundance, well-being, security, peace, and brotherhood prevailed among humanity. Whoever met it experienced love, self-sacrifice, tolerance, compassion, mercy, and loyalty, and saved the World from chaos, injustice, and moral collapse.
Although Buddhists are building monasteries and pagodas in every corner of our country, building Christians churches and Mosques are forbidden. There is fear that the Christians and Muslims may enter among the Buddhists and cause harm. We certainly have no such intention at all.
We have many joint values which bring us closer to one another: religiousness, right, neighbors’ rights, solidarity, helping the needy, looking after the poor and the sick, members of the family loving, respecting, and being tied to one another, hospitality, etc. Compassion has a large place in our religion.
Wherever there is a war and starvation in the world, we are compelled to work without looking at people's religion and color in order to find solutions. However, the joint values of Buddhists, Muslims and Christians must not remain only in the field of social aids; we should strive to win back the ultra-nationalists to peaceful coexistence by living our religions together in model fashions.
There is no compulsion in religion. We should be living examples to people who are distant from religions by living as we believe. Rather than trying to remove the differences between our religions, we should co-operate in thought over shared matters.
For the Qur'an combines in itself the virtues of all the previous books and the essentials of all the previous religions; non-Muslims should possess the same rights as Muslims in Islamic countries, so that non-Muslim states should behave towards Muslims in the same way.
Garunar: Jesus came on Earth for the salvation of humanity. I love everyone because my Bible says; love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.
No man has ever seen God: if we have love for one another, God is in us and his love is made complete in us. If a man says, I have love for God, and have hate for his brother, his words are false: for how is the man who has no love for his brother whom he has seen, able to have love for God whom he has not seen? There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love. We still have faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
If a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him? Let this be my last word, brothers; be glad; be complete; be comforted; be of the same mind; be at peace with one another: and the God of love and peace will be with you.
We can establish friendship in political, social, and economic fields without harming religious beliefs.
Religious differences can be accepted to a degree that causes no harm to living together. However, minorities interfering from the point of view of religion in the government and constitution of a state are in every respect outside this question.
We should conduct "competing in good works", and especially the joint struggle against irreligion, comes before securing unity and forming a single community.
While carrying out this service, no religion should take a path saying, "Only I am right." This partnership is something much higher than the mutual tolerance, everyone has right to say “my religion is best” but no one should say “only my religion is the best”. Therefore, we Christians willingly open up our churches for Buddhists and Muslims to perform their worship in. If this action of ours affords strength to our joint struggle against irreligion, why should we not perform our worship jointly?
Ultra-nationalists, racists, Nazis of Burma accuse that Christians and Muslims are foreigners, invaders and enemies of Burma. Burmese notorious dictator, Ne Win nationalized all properties of foreigners, some of the Christians and Muslims in 1962, and drove all foreigners out of the country. Dictator Ne Win, then, divided the country seven divisions and seven states, established discriminatory laws and policies, started persecution and genocidal plans against Rohingya, Christians and Muslims of Burma.
Sincerely,
@Aungaungsittwe 
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria - latimes.com

Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria - latimes.com

With the World Watching, Syria Amassed Nerve Gas - NYTimes.com

With the World Watching, Syria Amassed Nerve Gas - NYTimes.com

MoveOn Petitions - Support US Action to Stop Chemical Weapons in Syria

MoveOn Petitions - Support US Action to Stop Chemical Weapons in Syria

Petition Statement
We stand with President Obama, our democratic allies, and members of both parties in supporting direct US action to stop chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

1) Bashar al-Assad's forces have used chemical weapons to target and kill innocent civilians. The evidence is clear and has been verified by the US, UK, France, NATO and other allies.

2) The US must act now to prevent and deter the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, and degrade the Assad regime’s capacity to carry out future chemical weapons attacks against civilians.

3) The request is NOT for an open-ended intervention. The request is NOT for US boots on the ground.

4) The US simply cannot allow rogue regimes to use chemical weapons. Most of the victims of the August 21 attack were women and children. They suffered from asphyxiation, muscle spasms, excessive salivating, and myosis. And now families are torn apart, and civilians across the country and the region are living in fear of poison gas attacks.

5) Who will stand up for these victims? And for these civilians living in fear? Russia will not help, as they have blocked even vague statements from the UN condemning chemical weapons.

6) Allowing the status quo to continue will allow Assad, and any terrorists who get their hands on chemical weapons, to use them again, knowing that the US has stepped down from its responsibility to protect against them.

7) The people of Syria need a chance at democracy - not chemistry. And whether or not you believe US action will help the war -- we believe it will -- you must stand up for the value of life and the urgency of stopping the use and proliferation of chemical weapons in Syria.

Petition Background

Over the last two and a half years my friends and their families in Syria have been displaced, killed or forced to flee Syria as a result of a massive violent campaign by the Assad Regime which uses aircraft, missiles, tanks, "barrel bombs" and now chemical weapons to terrorize and bomb those who rose up in peaceful protest demanding a free and democratic Syria. I want my friends and their families to be able to return home and rebuild Syria, but this is impossible without an end to the reign of terror being conducted by the Assad Regime against innocent civilians across the country.

Syrians call for US intervention from besieged Homs

Avaaz - A Solution for Syria

Avaaz - A Solution for Syria

Syria airstrike: Obama has it right but still can't win - Stabley Times

Syria airstrike: Obama has it right but still can't win - Stabley Times

GCC urges immediate intervention to ‘rescue’ Syrians - Khaleej Times

GCC urges immediate intervention to ‘rescue’ Syrians - Khaleej Times

Expatriated Government of Western Armenia applies to G 20 countries on Syria issue | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Expatriated Government of Western Armenia applies to G 20 countries on Syria issue | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Kerry Cites Growing Coalition on Syria Strikes - WSJ.com

Kerry Cites Growing Coalition on Syria Strikes - WSJ.com

EU: Strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, says U.N. should act - latimes.com

EU: Strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, says U.N. should act - latimes.com

Syria - 60 Assad Soldiers Defect - Dump Dictator - Join Rebels - Regime ...

تأمين انشقاق 20 عسكري في بلدة غباغب

#AssadSoldiers #Defect #Syria #CW وتتواصل العمليات من مجموعة الخندق ضد النظام واخرها تأمين انشقاق أكثر من ...

Syrian Defense Minister DID Defect to Turkey - Democratic Underground

Syrian Defense Minister DID Defect to Turkey - Democratic Underground

Syria - More Assad Soldiers Defect - Denounce Dictator - Join Rebel Army...

Syrian Soldier defect and fight against Syrian Army in daraa

Syria: Stockpile of Chemical Weapons Barely Dented,... | Stuff.co.nz

Syria: Stockpile of Chemical Weapons Barely Dented,... | Stuff.co.nz

Defiant Syrians leave it to fate as strikes loom - Khaleej Times

Defiant Syrians leave it to fate as strikes loom - Khaleej Times

Senate Foreign Relations panel passes Syria resolution

Senate Foreign Relations panel passes Syria resolution

Germany asks UN to 'speed up' Syria inspectors' report | GlobalPost

Germany asks UN to 'speed up' Syria inspectors' report | GlobalPost

So You Married an Evil Despot: An Etiquette Guide for Asma al-Assad

So You Married an Evil Despot: An Etiquette Guide for Asma al-Assad

Syria conflict: 10 countries join US in blaming Bashar-al Assad for chemical attacks | NDTV.com

Syria conflict: 10 countries join US in blaming Bashar-al Assad for chemical attacks | NDTV.com

Asma and Bashar al-Assad -- a match made in hell | Fox News

Asma and Bashar al-Assad -- a match made in hell | Fox News

French PM Syria's Bashar al Assad 'a war criminal'

Nightly News: Obama makes the case for Syria action

Nightly News: Obama makes the case for Syria action

Obama compares Syria to Rwanda - The Washington Post

Obama compares Syria to Rwanda - The Washington Post

Chemical weapons 101: Six facts about sarin and Syria’s stockpile - What is sarin? - CSMonitor.com

Chemical weapons 101: Six facts about sarin and Syria’s stockpile - What is sarin? - CSMonitor.com

Hadley Says Republicans Should Back Obama on Syria Strike - Bloomberg

Hadley Says Republicans Should Back Obama on Syria Strike - Bloomberg

Obama to Pitch Syria Intervention to the American People Tuesday in Primetime Address - Katie Pavlich

Obama to Pitch Syria Intervention to the American People Tuesday in Primetime Address - Katie Pavlich

Syrian chemical weapons attack a war crime, says EU | World news | theguardian.com

Syrian chemical weapons attack a war crime, says EU | World news | theguardian.com

Obama: US cannot ignore Syria chemical weapons

BBC News - Obama: US cannot ignore Syria chemical weapons

Syria: EU urges strong response, as Kerry seeks support - CNN.com

Syria: EU urges strong response, as Kerry seeks support - CNN.com

EU: All info on Syria gas attack points to Assad

EU: All info on Syria gas attack points to Assad

Friday, September 6, 2013

Obama Says Moral Responsibility to Punish Assad Regime - NASDAQ.com

Obama Says Moral Responsibility to Punish Assad Regime - NASDAQ.com

Video - Opinion Journal: Not Striking Syria Will Cripple U.S. Credibility - WSJ.com

Video - Opinion Journal: Not Striking Syria Will Cripple U.S. Credibility - WSJ.com

الناطق الرسمي دير الزور 7 9 2013 قصف مدفعي يستهدف حي العمال

دير الزور6-9-2013 هبوط طائرة حربية في مطار دير الزور العسكري.

Highlights of U.N. Ambassador Power's Remarks on Syria

داعل الجمعة 6 9 2013 يا وطن انت القلب

حوران معربة مظاهرة رائعة في جمعة ليس بـ الكيماوي وحده يقتل الاسد ا...

درعـا عتمان لقاء مع مجموعة من عناصر الجيش الحر المرابطين حول كتيبة...

حوران معربة جولة داخل المظاهرة في جمعة ليس بـ الكيماوي وحده يقتل ا...

According to Assad’s Instagram, It’s All Smiles in Syria | TIME.com

According to Assad’s Instagram, It’s All Smiles in Syria | TIME.com

Defense.gov News Article: DOD Focuses on Ending Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Use

Defense.gov News Article: DOD Focuses on Ending Assad Regime’s Chemical Weapons Use

Pentagon Is Ordered to Expand Potential Targets in Syria With a Focus on Forces - NYTimes.com

Pentagon Is Ordered to Expand Potential Targets in Syria With a Focus on Forces - NYTimes.com

BBC News - Syria crisis: Where key countries stand

BBC News - Syria crisis: Where key countries stand

Obama rejects G20 pressure to abandon Syria air strike plan | Reuters

Obama rejects G20 pressure to abandon Syria air strike plan | Reuters

Syrian demonstration 01/09/13

الناطق الرسمي دير الزور6 9 2013 قصف مدفعي يستهدف احياء المدينة

Why the Congressional Resolution on Chemical Weapons Is Completely Different From Iraq War Resolution | Robert Creamer

Why the Congressional Resolution on Chemical Weapons Is Completely Different From Iraq War Resolution | Robert Creamer

G-20 nations divided over backing for Syria strike - MarketWatch

G-20 nations divided over backing for Syria strike - MarketWatch

International Law Permits Striking Syria, Says Expert » The Epoch Times

International Law Permits Striking Syria, Says Expert » The Epoch Times

U. S. may use military to step up training of Syrian rebels | Nation & World | The Seattle Times

U. S. may use military to step up training of Syrian rebels | Nation & World | The Seattle Times

Assad will regret retaliating against US military strike | Day & Night News

Assad will regret retaliating against US military strike | Day & Night News

Citing sarin use, US boosts case for military intervention; Congress split as Syria vote looms - Washington Post

Citing sarin use, US boosts case for military intervention; Congress split as Syria vote looms - Washington Post

Kerry: Second Strike Possible if Assad Uses Chemical Weapons Again

Kerry: Second Strike Possible if Assad Uses Chemical Weapons Again

Friedman: Put the mark of Cain on Assad - Times Union

Friedman: Put the mark of Cain on Assad - Times Union

Letter: Message to Assad | The Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Message to Assad | The Salt Lake Tribune

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad Fails ‘Social Media Makeovers for Dictators’ - PRNewser

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad Fails ‘Social Media Makeovers for Dictators’ - PRNewser

Analysis: Surprise or not, U.S. strikes can still hurt Assad | Reuters

Analysis: Surprise or not, U.S. strikes can still hurt Assad | Reuters

UK 'fully behind' Syria opposition - Ealing Gazette

UK 'fully behind' Syria opposition - Ealing Gazette

Are Syria's cluster bombs and bioweapons worse than its chemical weapons? - The Week

Are Syria's cluster bombs and bioweapons worse than its chemical weapons? - The Week

Syria crisis: US strike on Bashar al-Assad may be delayed for two weeks - Telegraph

Syria crisis: US strike on Bashar al-Assad may be delayed for two weeks - Telegraph

US Senate Panel Approves Syria Strike

US Senate Panel Approves Syria Strike

Vikings' Jared Allen ready to go toe to toe with young Lion Riley Reiff | The Detroit News

Vikings' Jared Allen ready to go toe to toe with young Lion Riley Reiff | The Detroit News

UK claims fresh evidence on Syria chemical weapons attack

UK claims fresh evidence on Syria chemical weapons attack

Israel Backs Limited Strike Against Syria - NYTimes.com

Israel Backs Limited Strike Against Syria - NYTimes.com

See the Assads on Instagram

See the Assads on Instagram

US Should Keep Focus on Syria, Not Iran - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

US Should Keep Focus on Syria, Not Iran - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Defiant Syrians leave it to fate as strikes loom - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

Defiant Syrians leave it to fate as strikes loom - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

Vatican rejects report that Pope Francis telephoned Assad :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican rejects report that Pope Francis telephoned Assad :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

The Syrian Dictator’s Instagram, by the Numbers - The Cut

The Syrian Dictator’s Instagram, by the Numbers - The Cut

Syria chemical rockets carried large load - experts | News24

Syria chemical rockets carried large load - experts | News24

Bashar al-Assad Forces 5,000 Syrians to Flee His Country Every Day

Bashar al-Assad Forces 5,000 Syrians to Flee His Country Every Day

Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad’s young aide was admitted to Columbia University after Barbara Walters intervened | New York Post

Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad’s young aide was admitted to Columbia University after Barbara Walters intervened | New York Post

Syrian Mother loses everything pray that god destroy bashar al assad

US Military Leaders Lay Out Goals for Syria Attack

US Military Leaders Lay Out Goals for Syria Attack

Bashar al-Assad ordered Syria gas attack, says German intel; Obama says US credibility on the line - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bashar al-Assad ordered Syria gas attack, says German intel; Obama says US credibility on the line - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Syria News Update: Senate Committee Approves Military Strike by Tight 10-7 Vote : News : Headlines & Global News

Syria News Update: Senate Committee Approves Military Strike by Tight 10-7 Vote : News : Headlines & Global News

Assad’s war crimes: Why hasn’t he been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court?

Assad’s war crimes: Why hasn’t he been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad ordered chemical attack, claims German spy agency | NDTV.com

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad ordered chemical attack, claims German spy agency | NDTV.com

Opinion | Looking back at 1999 war in Kosovo: Why is the world waiting to help Syrians? - Opinion - The Miami Student

Opinion | Looking back at 1999 war in Kosovo: Why is the world waiting to help Syrians? - Opinion - The Miami Student

Showdown on Syria chemical weapons expected at G-20 summit in Russia – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

Showdown on Syria chemical weapons expected at G-20 summit in Russia – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

Oxfam America Prepares To Aid Syrian Refugees | WBUR

Oxfam America Prepares To Aid Syrian Refugees | WBUR

Why the US Should Intervene in Syria | Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH

Why the US Should Intervene in Syria | Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH

Clifford D. May: The West can't ignore genocide » The Commercial Appeal

Clifford D. May: The West can't ignore genocide » The Commercial Appeal

Zoryan Hosts 22 Students to Study Genocide and Prevention | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Zoryan Hosts 22 Students to Study Genocide and Prevention | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

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Self-Reliant Syria Rebels Build Sniper Rifles to Free Nation from Dictat...

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BREAKING! China Sends Warships to Coast of Syria

U.N. Being Held “Hostage” By Russia On Syria « CBS DC

U.N. Being Held “Hostage” By Russia On Syria « CBS DC

Syria crisis: War of words between Russia, U.S. heats up - CNN.com

Syria crisis: War of words between Russia, U.S. heats up - CNN.com

Officials: US considers training Syria rebels

Officials: US considers training Syria rebels

Obama in Russia to meet world leaders amid Syria tension - World - The Boston Globe

Obama in Russia to meet world leaders amid Syria tension - World - The Boston Globe

Britain Pledges Extra £52m In Syria Aid

Britain Pledges Extra £52m In Syria Aid

Divisions on Syria set to carry through summit's end

Divisions on Syria set to carry through summit's end

The Syria mission is risky - CBS News

The Syria mission is risky - CBS News

Pentagon Is Ordered to Expand Potential Targets in Syria With a Focus on Forces - NYTimes.com

Pentagon Is Ordered to Expand Potential Targets in Syria With a Focus on Forces - NYTimes.com

Showdown on Syria chemical weapons expected at G-20 summit in Russia - CNN.com

Showdown on Syria chemical weapons expected at G-20 summit in Russia - CNN.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Defense.gov News Article: Obama Discusses Syria With Swedish Prime Minister in Stockholm

Defense.gov News Article: Obama Discusses Syria With Swedish Prime Minister in Stockholm

دير الزور 4-9-2013 اقلاع طائرة مروحية من مطار دير الزور العسكري.

دير الزور 4-9-2013 سواتر ترابة تقوم بوضعها شاحنة قلاب على جبل المدينة.

دير الزور 4-9-2013 احتراق احد المنازل بحي العرفي.

دير الزور 4-9-2013 احتراق احد المنازل بحي العرفي.

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Assad appears safer each day from US retaliation

Assad appears safer each day from US retaliation

Natl. Security Official: If Assad Goes Unchecked, He'll Use Chemical Arms Again | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 4, 2013 | PBS

Natl. Security Official: If Assad Goes Unchecked, He'll Use Chemical Arms Again | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 4, 2013 | PBS

Syria crisis: First CIA-trained rebel unit about to join fighting against Assad regime, says President Obama - Middle East - World - The Independent

Syria crisis: First CIA-trained rebel unit about to join fighting against Assad regime, says President Obama - Middle East - World - The Independent

Kerry on Syria: World Is Watching

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BBC News 'Physical evidence' Assad behind chemical attack Kerry

Former Syrian defense minister Gen. Ali Habib defects - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

Former Syrian defense minister Gen. Ali Habib defects - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

 EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 3-Former Syria defence minister defects in break with Assad

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EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 3-Former Syria defence minister defects in break with Assad

12:00 pm -- * Former Syrian defence minister said to defect

* Ali Habib is senior member of president's Alawite sect

* Arrived in Turkey with other escaping officers (Adds Syrian denial, Turkish foreign minister)

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Amena Bakr

AMMAN/DOHA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Former Syrian Defence Minister General Ali Habib, a prominent member of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, has defected and is now in Turkey, a senior member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition told Reuters on Wednesday.

If his defection is confirmed, Habib would be the highest ranking figure from the Alawite minority to break with Assad since the uprising against him began in 2011.

It comes at a time when forces loyal to Assad have made progress against the rebels on the battlefield but face the possibility of a U.S. military strike in response to a chemical weapons attack in Damascus for which Washington blames the Syrian leader.
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Syria's Ex-Defence Minister Gen Habib Defects: All Part of US Transition Plans? - IBTimes UK

Syria's Ex-Defence Minister Gen Habib Defects: All Part of US Transition Plans? - IBTimes UK

Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his - CNN.com

Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his - CNN.com

UN: Sarin used in Syria chemical attack

Former Opposition Chief Urges Ultimatum for Assad Regime - Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com

Former Opposition Chief Urges Ultimatum for Assad Regime - Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com

Assad allegedly hiding troops, weapons among civilians - CBS News

Assad allegedly hiding troops, weapons among civilians - CBS News

Hezbollah confirms Assad's use of chemical weapons - report | Al Bawaba

Hezbollah confirms Assad's use of chemical weapons - report | Al Bawaba

Syrian Opposition: Assad Regime Preparing For More Chemical Attacks « CBS DC

Syrian Opposition: Assad Regime Preparing For More Chemical Attacks « CBS DC

KUNA : Obama: Assad must be held "accountable" for chemical weapons - Politics - 03/09/2013

KUNA : Obama: Assad must be held "accountable" for chemical weapons - Politics - 03/09/2013

Syria's one million lost children | Video | Reuters.com

Syria's one million lost children | Video | Reuters.com

Ex Syrian defense minister defects to Turkey | Ya Libnan | World News Live from Lebanon

Ex Syrian defense minister defects to Turkey | Ya Libnan | World News Live from Lebanon

Syrian army general and his son defect

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Dozens of Syrian regime soldiers ‘defect’ in Damascus suburbs - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

Dozens of Syrian regime soldiers ‘defect’ in Damascus suburbs - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page

Iraq Shiite Army Executes 52 Iranian Exiles In Cold Blood - Mass Murder ...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Syria`s Assad replaces murdered Hama governor: SANA

Syria`s Assad replaces murdered Hama governor: SANA

Syria rebels urge Assad forces to defect before US strike

Syria rebels urge Assad forces to defect before US strike

Syrian defector has evidence of March chemical attack: opposition | Reuters

Syrian defector has evidence of March chemical attack: opposition | Reuters

French intelligence: Syria’s Assad behind chemical attack - Firstpost

French intelligence: Syria’s Assad behind chemical attack - Firstpost

Nearly 10,000 Syrian refugees enter Turkey in past week | General | World Bulletin

Nearly 10,000 Syrian refugees enter Turkey in past week | General | World Bulletin

US Military Force Could Promote Diplomacy in Syria - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

US Military Force Could Promote Diplomacy in Syria - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Marines - The Daily Beast

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Marines - The Daily Beast

Nearly 10,000 Syrian refugees enter Turkey in past week | General | World Bulletin

Nearly 10,000 Syrian refugees enter Turkey in past week | General | World Bulletin

French intelligence: Syria’s Assad behind chemical attack - Firstpost

French intelligence: Syria’s Assad behind chemical attack - Firstpost

Israel, Saudi Arabia pressurise Obama to hit Syria hard

Israel, Saudi Arabia pressurise Obama to hit Syria hard

Obama Administration Presses Case on Syria

Obama Administration Presses Case on Syria

McCain Says Right Strikes Can Hurt Assad's Capabilities - capradio.org <