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Syria 'protecting chemical arms'

Syria 'protecting chemical arms' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

 

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Mr Lavrov told journalists on a flight returning to Moscow from an EU-Russia summit in Brussels: "According to the information we have, as well as the data of the US and European special services, the [Syrian] government is doing everything to secure [its chemical stockpiles].

"The Syrian government has concentrated the stockpiles in one or two centres, unlike the past when they were scattered across the country."

Mr Lavrov said the biggest threat from Syria's chemical weapons would be if militants managed to capture them. ...

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Citizenship as a Bahraini Government Tool | Stratfor

Citizenship as a Bahraini Government Tool | Stratfor | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahraini Royal Charity Organization and the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization signed an agreement Sept. 10 to build four schools for children at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The agreement highlights Bahrain's increasing involvement with Jordan's Syrian refugees. More important, Bahrain -- with the support of Saudi Arabia -- has begun a process to naturalize Sunni Syrian refugees in an effort to augment the minority Sunni population amid rising Shiite dissent.

These efforts are only one way in which Persian Gulf countries are trying to capitalize on the crisis in Syria. However, this initiative is unlikely to make a significant impact on Bahrain's Sunni population for several years. In the meantime, it could upset the country's delicate security situation.

Analysis
Shia make up a majority of Bahrain's population of more than 1 million, but the government is primarily Sunni. However, the government is unwilling to acknowledge Shia as the dominant sect, so specific numbers of Sunnis and Shia are unknown. Shiite opposition groups have challenged the Sunni al-Khalifa government several times throughout the kingdom's history. The current challenge is one of the longest and has lasted 19 months so far.

Bahrain's naturalization law, which was enacted in 1963, has been a point of contention in the latest incarnation of government opposition. The law stipulates that a naturalized citizen must own real estate and must have lived in Bahrain for 25 years, or 15 years if the individual is Arab. The law does allow the royal family to make any Arab a citizen if he has rendered Bahrain "great services" -- a stipulation that leaves room for wide interpretation. For more than a decade some Shia have accused the royal family of strictly enforcing every condition of this law when it pertains to Shiite citizenship while expediting the citizenship process for Sunni Arabs, including Sunni foreign nationals. While the exact number of naturalized citizens is unknown, the U.S. State Department estimated in January 2011 that Bahrain has naturalized roughly 40,000 individuals in the past 50 years.

The conflict in Syria has afforded Bahrain -- and Saudi Arabia, by extension -- a unique opportunity to try to address its demographic dilemma. A Stratfor source indicated that the Bahraini government is working to naturalize more than 5,000 Sunni Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The source added that the government has even established a cultural center at the camp to acquaint the refugees with Bahraini culture. Saudi Arabia has directed Bahrain to naturalize Sunni refugee families with children in order to increase Sunni representation without adding to the work force, since the country is already facing a jobs shortage. Bahraini involvement with Syrian refugees in Jordan corresponds with financial investments Bahrain made Sept. 10 when the country agreed to help fund four schools for 4,000 children at Zaatari.

As is the case with many of the Bahraini government's decisions, Saudi Arabia has had input in this initiative and has chosen to back it in an effort to reduce sectarian tensions in Bahrain. Saudi Arabia has also attempted to influence the Syrian revolution since it began, by rhetorically and financially supporting Syrian opposition elements. Saudi Arabia views supporting the Syrian opposition as a means to bring down the Iranian-backed Syrian regime and thus weaken Iran's arc of influence in the region. However, recently Riyadh seems to have tempered its support for the Syrian opposition due to fears that it might lead to an uncontrollable jihadist resurgence in the region. Although Saudi Arabia has subdued its role in influencing the situation inside Syria, Riyadh's backing of Bahrain's naturalization initiative indicates that the Saudis are still trying to create opportunities to capitalize on the Syrian revolution.

Risks and Implications of the Initiative

Naturalizing 5,000 Sunnis could help bolster the minority Sunni population in Bahrain in the long term, as the naturalized Sunnis expand their families. However, the initiative also presents several domestic security threats and drawbacks in the short term. First, bringing thousands of refugees into Bahrain will be a financial burden. As refugees, the Syrians likely do not have much money, yet they will require transportation from Jordan to Bahrain, as well as homes and jobs once they arrive in the country. However, since Saudi Arabia supports this initiative, Riyadh will likely aid in the financing.

More important than the financial burden is the security risk associated with naturalizing 5,000 Sunni Syrian refugees. From a domestic security standpoint, Shiite-led protests in Bahrain are still happening, and many Shia continue to demand greater rights for their sect and continue to blame the regime for shifting the sectarian balance through the subjective naturalization laws. Since late 2011 the protests have grown increasingly violent and have featured violence against South Asian expatriate workers in particular and to a lesser extent against expatriates in general. Some Shia claim these expatriates are taking jobs from Shiite workers and that the regime only granted them citizenship to bolster the support for the government. Although the Bahraini government intends to keep this initiative quiet, the arrival of Syrian refugees could incite radical anti-government Shia to target them with violent attacks. But it will even more likely lead to a resurgence of large Shiite-led protests of the perceived biased naturalization by the government.

On a regional level, it is possible that some of these Syrian refugees have ties to Syrian rebel fighters or Islamist or Salafist jihadists -- some may even subscribe to such ideologies themselves. Although it can be expected that these refugees will be screened and evaluated, it is very difficult to ensure that none of the adult refugees are predisposed or connected to such individuals and ideologies. Any such individual poses a threat, not only to Bahrain, whose government still faces threats from radical Shiite elements, but also to the broader Gulf region. As new Bahraini citizens, the erstwhile refugees will be able to travel, live and work in any of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries using only an identity card. The last thing Saudi Arabia needs is an influx of people who have subscribed to or are sympathetic to the jihadist ideology. Jihadist sympathies can be exploited easily -- especially in the Gulf countries, where extremists are not difficult to find.

In several years, it is possible that having made these Syrian refugees Bahraini citizens will have helped grow the domestic Sunni population and will have limited opposition to the government; but there are serious risks involved with such efforts. Not only is such an initiative expensive, but it could further threaten the stability of Bahrain and the surrounding region -- a risk that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have shown they are willing to take. At the very least, it can be expected that once the Shiite opposition realizes this initiative exists, protests will increase and intensify, threatening the al-Khalifa government and Bahrain's security apparatus.

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WATCH: Bombardments And Air Strikes Terrorize Syrian Civilians

WATCH: Bombardments And Air Strikes Terrorize Syrian Civilians | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes by Syrian security forces killed more than 160 people in Idlib and Hama in recent weeks, Amnesty International reports.

Amnesty International's senior crisis researcher, Donatella Rovera, visited 26 towns in northern Syria in the first half of September and collected testimonies of daily airstrikes and bombardments.

"In all the attacks that I have investigated I have not found that there was any obvious military target anywhere near the places where the strikes occurred. The victims are civilians," Rovera said. ...

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Egypt's Morsi denounces Syria regime, defying summit host Iran

Egypt's Morsi denounces Syria regime, defying summit host Iran | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

TEHRAN — Egypt's new president rankled his hosts but won plaudits elsewhere Thursday when he condemned the Iran-backed government of Syrian President Bashar Assad as an "oppressive regime," sparking a walkout by Assad government officials at a summit of nonaligned nations.

"We express our solidarity with the struggle of the Syrian people against an oppressive regime that has lost legitimacy," Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told the assembled delegates at a conference hall in the Iranian capital. "It is not only an ethical duty but a political and strategic necessity."

Morsi's impassioned plea represented a diplomatic humiliation for Tehran, which had touted his presence as a diplomatic coup, the first visit by an Egyptian leader here since the Islamic Revolution overthrew the U.S.-backed Iranian shah in 1979.

But instead of toeing Tehran's line on the delicate issue of Syria or sidestepping the incendiary topic, Morsi acted like the guest who spoiled the party, making an emotional case for the ouster of Assad, Iran's closest Arab ally.

"The blood of the Syrian people is on our necks, and it will not stop unless there is an intervention by all of us," Morsi said while calling for a transition to a representative government in Syria, where the Assad family has ruled for more than 40 years. ...

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UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry finds Assad regime guilty of Houla Massacre crimes against humanity!

UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry finds Assad regime guilty of Houla Massacre crimes against humanity! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Syrian Government forces and anti-Government groups responsible for war crimes:
UN Commission of Inquiry
Geneva -- The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Syria today released
its latest report on the human rights situation in Syria in which it concludes that Government
forces and Shabbiha fighters had committed the crimes against humanity of murder and torture,
war crimes and gross violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, including
unlawful killing, indiscriminate attacks against civilian populations and acts of sexual violence.

 

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http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session21/A-HRC-21-50.doc

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Crimes against humanity in Syria ...... by western backed Rebels!

اتحاد القنوات السورية على اليوتيوب شبكة منقول الإخبارية،شبكة اخبار طرطوس,شبكة شام المؤيدة,حلب نيوز،من أجلك سوريا الأسد،جنود الاسد،سيريا تيوب، السوريون على ال...

 

Peoples of Western nations backing the 'Free Syrian Army' must question what are they supporting  The media depicts the FSA as freedom fighters on the side of liberty,  this footage purports to document quite a different image!  DO YOU SUPPORT MASS KILLING?, DO YOU SUPPORT GENOCIDE?, DO YOU SUPPORT JUDGE/JURY/EXECUTION DELIVERED IN  THE FIELD OF COMBAT?    DO YOU SUPPORT TRIALS, SENTENCING, AND THE RULE OF LAW?

 

MAKE SURE YOUR GOVERNMENT AND YOUR MEDIA ARE NOT PROPAGANDIZING YOU FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THEIR OWN POLITICAL/ECONOMIC AIMS!  SUPPORT DEMOCRACY AND THE RIGHT OF SYRIANS TO DECIDE THEIR OWN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC FUTURE!

 

STOP MEDDLING IN THE AFFAIRS OF SYRIA !

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Syria, Somalia, Bahrain--where fathers bury their sons

Syria, Somalia, Bahrain--where fathers bury their sons | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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In their effort to impose a media blackout of the uprising, Bahraini authorities have obstructed and harassed foreign journalists, making video footage from citizen journalists like the 22-year-old videographer Ahmed Ismail Hassan vital in informing news coverage of the unrest, CPJ research shows. Hassan was shot while filming a pro-reform protest on March 31 in Salmabad, a village southwest of the capital, Manama, according to local journalists and news reports. After the protest was dispersed by riot police with tear gas and rubber bullets, unknown assailants in a Toyota land cruiser began shooting live ammunition at the protesters, news reports said. Hassan was shot, and died in a hospital later that morning....

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Terrorists in Syria hang Shiite child after killing family members : The Shia Post

Terrorists in Syria hang Shiite child after killing family members : The Shia Post | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Terrorists in Syria hanged a small Shiite child after killing all his family members in Damascus, human rights activists in Iraq unveiled on Monday.

According to a report by Iraq’s Qanon news website, Iraqi human rights activists said that armed rebel groups attacked the house of a Shiite Iraqi family in the Seyede Zainab neighborhood in the capital city of Damascus, killed all members of the family and hanged the last one, a little child.

The footages and pictures of the rebels’ brutality which surfaced online in the last few days are revealing the terrorist nature and the war crimes of the opposition fighters in Syria.

The massacre is said to have badly damaged the western-backed rebels and opposition forces’ ability to claim the moral high ground in their fight against Damascus and showed their accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces are conducting war crimes are nothing but lies. ...

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Syrian Forces Push for Control of Damascus, Aleppo

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In another development, Iranian state media reports say 48 Iranian nationals who were aboard a bus in Damascus have been kidnapped. Iran says efforts are under way to free the nationals, described as religious pilgrims.

In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Iranians have traveled to Syria to visit the Sayeda Zeinab mosque, a holy Shi'ite shrine in Damascus. Iranians have been targets for kidnap gangs several times since Syrian rebel groups began their mass uprising against President Bashar al-Assad more than 17 months ago.

Syrian rebels come mainly from the country's Sunni Muslim majority, while most Iranians practice Shi'ite Islam.

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Kurds Declare Autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan - IKJ News

Kurds Declare Autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan - IKJ News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Kurdish council, an umbra group that gathers Kurdish National Council (KNC)and the Democratic Union Party (PYD,) said on Sunday in the Kurdistan region of Iraq that they have decided to declare an autonomous Kurdistan region in the Syrian Kurdish cities. The West Kurdistan politicians are seeking to establish an autonomous region similar to the South Kurdistan region of Iraq, Mahmoud Mohammed, a member of the council told elaf website.
As Kurds began seizing control of several Kurdish cities on Wednesday following the withdrawal of the Syrian army from the Kurdish areas in the country, the Kurdish political groups sent a message to the Free Syrian Army ( the Arab opposition group) which battles the Syrian regime, that they were not allowed in the Kurdish—populated region.
Syria’s Kurds who have long suffered discrimination under the Assad regime, now have a chance to curve a Kurdish zone in similar to that of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region. ...

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Syrian forces fight rebels in Damascus, residents flee

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Regional and Western powers have voiced concern the conflict might become a full-blown sectarian war that could spill across borders. But Assad's opponents remain outgunned and divided.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, speaking after contacts with the head of the Arab League and Qatar's prime minister, said all three agreed that it was time for Syria's fractured opposition to prepare to take charge of the country.

"We would like to see the rapid formation of a provisional government representing the diversity of Syrian society," said Fabius. Syria's main political opposition group, the Syrian National Council, operating in exile, has so far failed to unite Assad's disparate foes on a united political platform.

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MUST SEE flash mob for SYRIA! !أروع اعتصام مفاجئ لأجل سوريا

http://www.facebook.com/likeforsyria | Like for Syria 3 Locations, One syria, One Cause! MUST SEE FLASH MOB FOR SYRIA Details: Canada - text "Syria" to 20222...
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Capital News » Syria, Bahrain, Yemen get worst ever press freedom ranking

Capital News » Syria, Bahrain, Yemen get worst ever press freedom ranking | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
PARIS, Jan 25 – Syria, Bahrain and Yemen received their worst ever press freedom ranking Wednesday in Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) index for 2011, a tumultuous year that saw the downfall of several Arab dictators.
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Syria: Despite Denials, More Cluster Bomb Attacks | Human Rights Watch

Syria: Despite Denials, More Cluster Bomb Attacks | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
(New York) – Mounting evidence shows that Syria’s air force is continuing to drop cluster bombs on towns across five governorates despite the Syrian army’s denial that it is using them, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Why Qatar wants to invade Syria | THE ROVING EYE - By Pepe Escobar

Why Qatar wants to invade Syria | THE ROVING EYE  - By Pepe Escobar | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

#Qatar is aiming at; to kill the US$10 billion Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline, a deal that was clinched even as the Syria uprising was already underway.

Make no mistake; the Emir of Qatar is on a roll.  What an entrance at the UN General Assembly in New York; Sheikh Hamad bin  Khalifa al-Thani called for an Arab coalition of the willing-style invasion

of Syria, no less. [1]  In the words of the Emir, "It is better for the Arab countries themselves to interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military  duties, and to do what is necessary to stop the bloodshed in Syria." He  stressed Arab countries had a "military duty" to invade.What he means by "Arab countries" is the petromonarchies of the Gulf Counter-Revolution Club (GCC), previously known as Gulf Cooperation Council - with implicit help from Turkey, with which the GCC has a wide-ranging strategic agreement. Every shisha house in the Middle East knows that Doha, Riyadh and Ankara have been weaponizing/financing/providing logistical help to the various strands of the armed Syrian opposition engaged in regime change.

The Emir even quoted a "similar precedent" for an invasion, when "Arab forces intervened in Lebanon" in the 1970s. By the way, during a great deal of the 1970s the Emir himself was engaged in more mundane interventions, such as letting his hair down alongside other Gulf royals in select Club Med destinations, ...

So is the Emir now preaching an Arab version of the R2P ("responsibility to protect") doctrine advanced by The Three Graces of Humanitarian Intervention (Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Power)? This is certainly bound to go down well in Washington - not to mention Ankara and even Paris, considering French president Francois Hollande has just called for UN protection of "liberated zones" in Syria. As for the Emir's Lebanon precedent, that's not exactly uplifting, to say the least. The so-called Arab Deterrent Force of 20,000 soldiers that entered Lebanon to try to contain the civil war overstayed its welcome by no less than seven years, turned into a Syrian military occupation of northern

Lebanon, left officially in 1982 and still the civil war kept raging.

Imagine a similar scenario in Syria - on steroids.  A 'pretty influential guy' As for the Emir's humanitarian - not to mention democratic - ardor, it's enlightening to check out what US President Barack Obama thinks about it. Obama - who defines the Emir as a "pretty influential guy" - seems to imply that even though "he himself is not reforming significantly" and "there's no big move towards

democracy in Qatar", just because the emirate's per capita income is humongous, a move towards democracy is not so pressing.

So let's assume the Emir is not exactly interested in turning Syria into Scandinavia. That opens the way to an inevitable motive - connected to, what else, Pipelineistan. Vijay Prashad, author of the recent Arab Spring, Libya Winter, is currently writing a series on the Syria Contact Group for Asia Times Online. He got a phone call from an energy expert urging him to investigate "the Qatari ambition to run its pipelines into Europe." According to this source, "the

proposed route would have run through Iraq and Turkey. The former transit country is posing to be a problem. So much easier to go north (Qatar has already promised Jordan free gas)."

Even before Prashad concludes his investigation, it's clear what Qatar is aiming at; to kill the US$10 billion Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline, a deal that was clinched even as the Syria uprising was already underway. [2] Here we see Qatar in direct competition with both Iran (as a producer) and Syria (as a destination), and to a lesser extent, Iraq (as a transit country). It's useful to remember that Tehran and Baghdad are adamantly against regime change in Damascus. The gas will come from the same  geographical/geological base - South Pars, the largest gas field in the world, shared by Iran and Qatar. The Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline - if it's ever built - would solidify a predominantly Shi'ite axis through an economic, steel umbilical cord. Qatar, on the other hand, would rather build its pipeline in a non-"Shi'ite crescent" way, with Jordan as a destination; exports would leave from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Gulf of Suez and then to the Mediterranean. That would be the ideal plan B as negotiations with Baghdad become increasingly complicated (plus the fact the route across Iraq and Turkey is much longer).  Washington - and arguably European customers - would be more than pleased with a crucial Pipelineistan gambit bypassing the Islamic Gas Pipeline.  And of course, if there's regime change in Syria - helped by the Qatari-proposed invasion - things get much easier in Pipelineistan terms. A more than probable Muslim Brotherhood (MB) post-Assad regime would more than welcome a Qatari pipeline. And that would make an extension to Turkey much easier.  Ankara and Washington would win. Ankara because Turkey's strategic aim is to become the top energy crossroads from the Middle East/Central Asia to Europe  (and the Islamic Gas Pipeline bypasses it). Washington because its whole

energy strategy in Southwest Asia since the Clinton administration has been to bypass, isolate and hurt Iran by all means necessary. [3] That wobbly Hashemite throne All this points to Jordan as an essential pawn in Qatar's audacious geopolitical/energy power play. Jordan has been invited to be part of the GCC - even though it's not exactly in the Persian Gulf (who cares? It's a monarchy).  One of the pillars of Qatar's foreign policy is unrestricted support for the

MB - no matter the latitude. The MB has already conquered the presidency in Egypt. It is strong in Libya. It may become the dominant power if there's regime change in Syria. That brings us to Qatar's help to the MB in Jordan.  At the moment, Jordan's Hashemite monarchy is wobbly - and that's a  transcendental understatement.  There's a steady influx of Syrian refugees. Compound it with the Palestinian  refugees that came in waves during the crucial phases of the Arab-Israeli  war, in 1948, 1967 and 1973. Then add a solid contingent of Salafi-jihadis  fighting Damascus. Only a few days ago one Abu Usseid was arrested. His

uncle was none other than Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the infamous former head of  al-Qaeda in Iraq, killed in 2006. Usseid was about to cross the desert from  Jordan to Syria.  Amman has been mired in protests since January 2011 - even before the spread

of the Arab Spring. King Abdullah, also known as King Playstation, and  photogenic Washington/Hollywood darling Queen Rania, have not been spared.  The MB in Jordan is not the only player in the protest wave; unions and  social movements are also active. Most protesters are Jordanians - who  historically have been in control of all levels of state bureaucracy. But  then neo-liberalism reduced them to road kill; Jordan went through a savage  privatization drive during the 1990s. The impoverished kingdom now depends

on the IMF and extra handouts from the US, the GCC and even the EU.  Parliament is a joke - dominated by tribal affiliation and devotion to the  monarchy. Reforms are not even cosmetic. A prime minister was changed in  April and most people didn't even noticed it. In an Arab world classic, the  regime fights demands for change by increasing repression.  Into this quagmire steps Qatar. Doha wants King Playstation to embrace  Hamas. It was Qatar that promoted the meeting in January between the King  and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal - who had been expelled from Jordan in 1999.  That left indigenous Jordanians wondering whether the kingdom would be  swamped by yet another wave of Palestinian refugees.  Arab media - most of it controlled by the House of Saud - has been drowning  in stories and editorials predicting that after the MB ascends to power in  Damascus, Amman will be next. Qatar, though, is binding its time. The MB  wants Jordan to become a constitutional monarchy; then they will take over  politically after an electoral reform that King Abdullah has been fighting

against for years.  Now the MB can even count on the support of Bedouin tribes, whose  traditional allegiance to the Hashemite throne has never been wobblier. The  regime has ignored protests at its own peril. The MB has called for a mass  demonstration against the King on October 10. The Hashemite throne is going

down, sooner rather than later.  It's unclear how Obama would react - apart from praying that nothing substantial happens before November 6. As for the Emir of Qatar, he has all  the time in the world. So many regimes to fall - and become Muslim Brothers;

so many pipelines to build.  

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U.N. Draws Up List Of Syrian War Crimes Suspects

U.N. Draws Up List Of Syrian War Crimes Suspects | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

GENEVA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - United Nations investigators said on Monday they had expanded a secret list of Syrians and military units suspected of committing war crimes during the 18-month-old conflict between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and his opponents.

The human rights investigators, led by Paulo Pinheiro, said they had gathered "a formidable and extraordinary body of evidence" and urged the U.N. Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Britain and France said the time had come for Syria to be referred to the Hague-based U.N. war crimes court, but diplomats noted this would require acceptance by veto-wielding Russia and China, which have blocked all previous efforts to condemn Syria.

"Gross human rights violations have grown in number, in pace and in scale," Pinheiro told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. "There is no statute of limitations on these crimes."

He did not say if any Syrian rebels were among the names on the list, which updated a confidential one his independent team submitted to U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay in February.

Pinheiro presented the team's latest report, issued a month ago, saying Syrian government forces and allied militia have committed war crimes including murder and torture of civilians in what appears to be a state-directed policy. ....

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Western Troops are inside Syria

Western Troops are inside Syria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

With zero mandate, SAS allegedly "hunts for WMDs" as West attempts incremental intervention at any cost.

The British Daily Star has reported in their article, "SAS HUNT BIO ARMS," that, "nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are in or around Syria hunting for Assad’s weapons of mass destruction." The Star also claims that the SAS are accompanied by British MI6, US CIA, and both French and American soldiers. This after US' Barack Obama made comments claiming the US would military intervene if Syria so much as "moves them [unconfirmed WMDs] in a threatening fashion."

Like Iraq, the West has provided no evidence that such weapons even exist, let alone prove that the weapons have or even would be used against terrorists operating across Syria. And like in Iraq, another false pretext is being developed through leaks, and limited hangouts in an attempt to prime the public for a desperate intervention designed to bolster the West's collapsing terrorist front.

The West also categorically lacks any semblance of an international mandate to act militarily within Syria - meaning that if SAS soldiers are in Syria, they are in egregious violation of international law. ...

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UN blames Assad regime for Houla Massacre!

UN blames Assad regime for Houla Massacre! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The massacre was considered one of the worst attacks on civilians since the start of the uprising in March 2011.

Meanwhile, at least 30 people were killed when warplanes attacked the town of Azaz near Aleppo, activists say. ...

The report appointed by the UN Human Rights Council says war crimes have been carried out by both opposition groups and government forces.

It alleges that systematic violations have been authorised at the highest levels of the Syrian government.

Murder, torture and sexual violence are given as examples of violations by Syrian forces in the 102-page report, which looks at events between February 2012 and late July.

 

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Syrian-born Brits Threaten Russian Olympic Delegation with Protests, Demand Banning Lisin from Olympics - Russia!

Syrian-born Brits Threaten Russian Olympic Delegation with Protests, Demand Banning Lisin from Olympics - Russia! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...And yet, increasingly loud voices from outraged human rights groups and activists were clamouring for the UK authorities to do something about his company’s role in abetting the atrocities of Bashar Al-Assad against the people of his own country. According to a report in The Telegraph last month, The Professor Katsman, a freighter ship owned by the North West Shipping Company, which Lisin controls through his Cyprus-based Fletcher Group Holdings. The company denied knowledge of the contents of the cargo it took to Syria. However, the actions of the crew, which switched off the ship’s transponder, according to Human Rights First., a human rights non-profit organization based in New York, shortly before showing up at Tartus, Syria, only one day after more than 100 people were massacred by Al-Assad’s troops. ...

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Terrorists in Syria Hang Shiite Child after Killing Family Members

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The footages and pictures of the rebels' brutality which surfaced online in the last few days are revealing the terrorist nature and the war crimes of the opposition fighters in Syria.

The massacre is said to have badly damaged the western-backed rebels and opposition forces' ability to claim the moral high ground in their fight against Damascus and showed their accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces are conducting war crimes are nothing but lies.

Meantime, Saudi Wahhabi cleric Mohammad al-Arifi has called on Syrian armed groups to prevent leakage of the pictures and footages of their attacks against Syrian army and civilians.

In his Tweeter page, Arifi asked rebel groups to continue their attacks and intimidation against Syrian people but do not allow a release of the pictures and footages of their operations.

In a similar crime last week, terrorists in Syria brutally executed 15 civilians in the Northwestern city of Aleppo on charges of supporting the Bashar al-Assad government.

The terrorist members of the so-called Free Syrian Army on Tuesday attacked Al Berri family in Bab al-Neirab neighborhood in Aleppo who are famous for their pro-government stances, and kidnapped 15 family members and executed them in front of a local school. ....

 

['Moral High Ground'  and 'Civil War'  or oxymorons.....each totally antithetical to the nature of the other..... ]

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Obama Authorizes Secret Support For Syrian Rebels

Obama Authorizes Secret Support For Syrian Rebels | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The White House is for now apparently stopping short of giving the rebels lethal weapons, even as some U.S. allies do just that.

But U.S. and European officials have said that there have been noticeable improvements in the coherence and effectiveness of Syrian rebel groups in the past few weeks. That represents a significant change in assessments of the rebels by Western officials, who previously characterized Assad's opponents as a disorganized, almost chaotic, rabble.

Precisely when Obama signed the secret intelligence authorization, an action not previously reported, could not be determined.

The full extent of clandestine support that agencies like the CIA might be providing also is unclear.

 

[Not very 'Secret'........]

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Syrian Man Buried Alive By Assad Army for Reporting on Regime Atrocities

There is no god, but Bashar" -- Syrian Man Buried Alive By Bashar Al-Assad's Terrorist Army. . This Video shows a Syrian man being buried alive by Assad Terr...
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Kurds Take Up Arms for Kurdistan, Not Syria

Kurds Take Up Arms for Kurdistan, Not Syria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Turkey is watching nervously as Kurds in northern Syria exert control over Kurdish-majority towns, writes Kadri Gursel. Turkey should not fear a "Lebanonized" Syria divided along ethnic lines, but instead should fear an independent Kurdistan that surrounds its southeastern border...

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Lattakia – El-Ramel: usage of exploding bullets, arresting doctors, and preventing ambulances from aiding ‘infiltrators’ | Local coordination committees of Syria

Lattakia – El-Ramel: usage of exploding bullets, arresting doctors, and preventing ambulances from aiding ‘infiltrators’ | Local coordination committees of Syria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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“We treated around 40 injured people; the number is higher as others were treated at home fearing security forces raids on hospitals. Most injuries are in the upper part of the body, those who were shot in the head passed away as shots caused the skull to be broken and damaged the brain.”
“Most injuries were caused by exploding bullets in the head or arms, such shots are either fatal or causes disabilities. An exploding bullet leaves behind a small entering hole and a big exit one. Some were injured in the back or chest due to shrapnel of assault grenades.”...

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