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Sunday, November 30, 2014

US-led airstrikes not weakening ISIL: Syrian FM

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem: Al-Manar
Damascus says US-led airstrikes have failed to slow the advance of the ISIL terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, calling for pressure on Turkey to tighten its border controls.
“All the indications say that [ISIL] today, after two months of coalition airstrikes, is not weaker,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview with the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV.
Muallem also accused Turkey of impeding efforts to counter the ISIL, saying Ankara’s plan to establish a no-fly zone in northern Syria would do nothing but split up the country.
Muallem also called on the United Nations to force Turkey into applying more controlling measures on its borders to stop militants from joining the ISIL in Syria.
“If the Security Council and Washington do not force Turkey to control its borders then all of this action will not eliminate [ISIL],” he said, referring to foreign terrorists who have crossed into Syria via Turkey.
Turkey, which has a 900 kilometer border with Syria, has been criticized by the international community for allowing militants to freely pass into Syria.
Since late September, the US, along with its regional allies, has been conducting airstrikes against the ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.
This is while many of the countries joining the so-called anti-terror coalition, such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have been staunch supporters of the ISIL Takfiri elements in the Middle East.
The airstrikes by the US and its allies are an extension of the US-led aerial campaign against the ISIL positions in Iraq, which started in August.
The ISIL terrorists currently control swathes of territory across Syria and Iraq.

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50 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Kobani in 24 Hours

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At least 50 ISIL terrorists have been killed in the past 24 hours in clashes, suicide bombings and US-led air strikes in Syria's Kobani, a monitor said Sunday.

The opposing UK-based Syrian Observatory said the number of deaths was one of the highest daily tolls for the terrorist group since it launched an assault on the strategic town on the Turkish border in September.

The monitoring group said at least five of those killed were suicide bomb attackers, two of them involved in attacks on the border crossing that separates Kobani from Turkey.

Another 11 were killed in clashes that ensued between Kobani's Kurdish defenders and the 'jihadists' at the border after the bombings, but there was no breakdown for the remaining toll.

The group also said 11 Kurdish fighters were killed in the same period in Kobani, along with one Syrian rebel fighter backing the Kurdish forces.

ISIL began advancing on Kobani on September 16, hoping to quickly seize the small border town and secure its grip on a large stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border.

At one point, it looked set to overrun the town, but Kurdish Syrian fighters, backed by US-led coalition air strikes and an influx of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, have held back the group.

For now, the town remains roughly evenly divided between ISIL and Kurdish control.
Source: AFP
30-11-2014 - 13:21 Last updated 30-11-2014 - 13:21

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The Foreign Minister and Minister for Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Waleed Al-Mu’allim, is in Sochi to meet with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Russian F.M., Sergei Lavrov.  The meeting is face-to-face which required the Syrian top diplomat to fly to Russia.  You can assume that the reasons for the trip have to do with secrecy, confidential exchanges of information and the need to prevent Western eavesdropping.  This meeting could be the most important of the entire war in Syria.
Pay no attention to press conferences or summaries offered up by both sides to the talks at the end.  This meeting is not about publicity or orotund denunciations of terrorism.  Both countries have staked out clear positions on ISIS, American meddling and the incessant violations of international law by the West, its troglodyte Arabian allies, and the Zionist Apartheid State.
Russia remains mildly interested in a negotiated end to the fighting in Syria which will see Dr. Assad continue his stewardship for at least another 7 years but which might involve a reconfiguration of the Syrian governmental structure so as to accommodate new elements from the expatriate opposition.  The Russians have to know with whom Damascus would negotiate and whom Damascus fiercely rejects.  Neither the Syrians nor the Russians will brook any surprises.
The Syrian FM is there to give them a list of groups and personalities Damascus finds acceptable in order to have a realistic political framework in which to negotiate.  My readers already appear to sense that Ahmad Mu’aadh Al-Khateeb (Al-Hasani), a former head of NACOSROF, will be on the short list especially in light of recent pronouncements he has made in support of the Assad Administration and its fight against terrorism.
Al-Khateeb is important because of his religious affiliations; he hails from a wealthy clerical Damascene class whose Sunni credentials are impeccable and deeply rooted in the life of the capital.
There is also a hope that Dr. Haytham Al-Mannaa’ will see his way to resolving his irrational differences with the Assad government and, at the very least, endorse the talks.
His track record in condemning the use of violence and in criticizing the Saudis/Qataris has been quite laudable.  His prestige rooted in pacifistic principles will gain him much gravity if the talks are ever held with him contributing.  That he is a successful physician practicing in France is another plus since his personal financial situation has obviated the necessity of falling into the gilded cage of crude Wahhabist briberies.
Michel Kilo is another Syrian dissident who will be on the list.  Kilo is a Kolakovskian-style communist who has written editorials mostly critical of the Ba’ath Party while playing a never-ending cat-and-mouse game with our security services.
In general, he is a non-violent advocate for change and has played a critical role in keeping the expatriate opposition a good whiff away from the reeking stench of the Muslim Brotherhood.  He represents a secular and progressive Weltanschauung acceptable to the Ba’ath.  More than that, I cannot say, since I am not at liberty to do so.  One particularly awful affiliation of his which would militate against his inclusion is the fact that SyrPer Liar of the Year Nominee and British catamite, Raami ‘Abdul-Rahmaan of SOHR, counts himself a Kilo-watt, ahem, an admirer of Kilo.
Another might be Nizaar Nayyoof, an Alawite critic of his coreligionists’ political role in Syria, who would also be acceptable if his health allowed him to participate in intense and serious negotiations.
Suhayr Al-Ataasi, of a landed Syrian-Turkish family from Homs, might also be an acceptable addition if you can get her away from an hairdresser for more than an hour.
Personalities like George Sabra, an avowed communist atheist, whom the Arabian apes thought would assuage the anxieties of minorities is absolutely unacceptable. 
George Sabra (a/k/a Captain Kangaroo) stares at another pipe-dream in which he has no role. This criminal actually fought to have Nusra treated as a non-terroristic liberation movement. 
His tirades against the government, his mercenary style, his praise of terroristic atrocities in Syria make him persona non grata He will have to sit this one out in some squalid hotel in a hardscrabble quarter of Istanbul.
Others who are unacceptable are the MB favorite, Ghassan Hitto; the bloated hog francophile, Burhaan “Le Pipe” Ghalyoon;  Kamaal Labwaani (who promised the Zionists recognition and the whole Golan if they would help to unseat Dr. Assad); ‘Abdul-Baasit Seedaa (his sleep-inducing style of oratory is absolutely unacceptable);  Haytham Al-Maalih who will face a death sentence if he ever sets foot in Syria.
Al-Maalih actually described how he would torture the Assads if they ever fell into his old, ugly, wrinkled paws. 
Another reject is Ahmad Jarbaa, the former and present pimp, embezzler and extortionist who sleeps in Saudi beds with Eastern European boys.
Mr. Mu’allim is also in Russia to find out how things are playing out in the Ukraine and how that might impact on Russia’s posture on Syria.  SyrPer has the opinion of an astute political analyst in Moscow who has asked that his name not be used in this article.  While I shy away from such treatments of sources, I also have to acknowledge that both my sources in Syria, Wael and Monzer, are also using false monikers.  So, let’s call my Muscovite source, Anatoly.
Anatoly says that Putin is going to make it clear to Mr. Mu’allim that Russia not only stands behind Dr. Assad’s government, but will view Syria, for the foreseeable future, as a state with a “mutual defense pact” binding it to Moscow.  Anatoly also thinks that Russia does not share the Syrian state’s acquiescent, “wishy-washy” view of U.S. air attacks on ISIS.  Russia does not believe the attacks are effective and, moreover, sees them as contributing to a western-inspired depiction of the government in Damascus as illegitimate.  (Readers might note that some Syrian publications have hinted at a renewal of U.S.-Syrian diplomatic ties in the near future).
Moscow has tried in vain to coerce Washington into coordinating air strikes over Syria with Damascus.  Failing that, Russia employed a slick ruse that would take the matter up at the U.N.S.C. where American violations of Syrian air space could be used to further embarrass the Obama regime internationally.  With the Syrians balking at the idea – their view being that any strikes against ISIS can’t be all bad – the Russians feel they have no standing to raise the rebuke.  That Dr. Al-Ja’afari has not railed against American trespasses is proof of the Russian position.
Russia wants the U.S. out of Syria unless joint action authorized by the U.N., in consultation with Damascus, is taken.  Any resolution for such action has to be very language-precise to avoid the catastrophe of the Libyan Affair.  SyrPer believes that a new diplomatic strategy is part of the agenda in Sochi.  This is because the Russians have read correctly that a new Republican-dominated Congress in Washington will pressure the American president into greater adventurism in the Near and Middle East.  With a valid Chapter 7 resolution on the table (which the West will veto) Russia will be prepared to participate militarily, a fact that will kibosh France’s ludicrous dream of a no-fly or buffer zone.  Actually, the Russians are analyzing this very brilliantly.  We only hope Damascus catches on.
SyrPer has learned that Russian companies are being given the priority in both exploration and drilling for natural gas off the coast of Syria in territorial waters.  These agreements, which will be of immense importance to Moscow in the way it maneuvers economically around the limp-wristed sanctions promoted by Germany and France,  lie at the heart of the profitable line of credit Moscow has extended to Damascus.  Mr. Mu’allim has been reminded that the line of credit and the good will have yet to be exhausted.
With the Syrian Army verging on the liberation of all Aleppo City – an eventuality calculated to diminish Western machinations in the area – an eventuality seen as unacceptable by the Saudi vermin and the Turk sociopaths – Russia is consulting with Mr. Mua’llim about a renewed Western push to establish an Islamist rump state abutting Turkey which the West hopes to use as a bargaining chip against Dr. Assad – the same bargaining chip they are trying to create in Der’ah with much difficulty and failure.  This rump state would figure favorably in France’s calculations for a security zone.
In order to deal with terrorist redeployments at the Turk border, with most frontier entryways in the hands of the terrorist allies of the U.S., Moscow is warning Damascusto expect an intensified American campaign targeting the Syrian Army as soon as Chuck Hagel is replaced by a more aggressive Defense Secretary more acceptable to the maniacal and blood-thirsty Republican war criminals in Congress. 
The Russians will tell Mr. Mua’llim that Russia will not object if the SAA deploys and uses its S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense system especially when the U.S. and Britain or France target the SAA in an effort to relieve pressure on their Jihadist/Takfeeri allies like Nusra or Harakat Hazm in both Aleppo and Idlib.
Syria knows it must listen carefully to what Putin says.  With the Saudis and Qataris enjoying a new rapprochement after a failed Saudi-inspired coup e’etat in Doha and Saud Al-Faysal’s unproductive visit to Moscow, Mr. Putin is expecting a ramping up of pressure with greater investments by both culturally stagnant Arabian states in newly formed terrorist groups to be stationed in Turkey and Jordan.  Putin has told Mr. Mua’llem that he can count on Russia to continue building up the Syrian army, providing diplomatic support with an air umbrella (if necessary) to block any NATO assault on Syria.  Mr. Mua’llem could not expect any rosier confab.
The future of negotiations with the opposition appears to be distant and improbable.  While Russia wants to pursue a resolution consistent with the U.N. Charter, Syria has told Mr. Lavrov that sources inside the opposition are indicating nobody has any stomach for more failed conferences and that many in the opposition are looking for a way back to Damascus.  This means that Saudi Arabia has read the situation similarly based on its own stooges inside the enemy camp and that Riyadh sees no solution outside the scope of the battlefield.
This gets us now to the core of this essay.  Russia and Syria, with Iran, of course, are going to embark on a more combative approach to the war in Syria.  Expect more aggressive Russian moves at the U.N. in light of France’s volte-face on the contract for the Mistral helicopter carrier.  Russia is aware of how unpopular Hollande is in France.  All the French people need now is a crisis in the delivery of natural gas during winter time.  Remember, alcohol reduces body temperature.  The Russians, no novices when it comes to slurping vodka, know this very well.
Expect, also, action in the Arabian Peninsula.  I believe Iran will be pulling out all the stops, especially, if the Saudis make the mistake of executing Al-Shaykh Nimr Al-Nimr, the Shi’i cleric who was tried in a Saudi security court and found guilty of fomenting anti-monarchical violence.  Once Iran has made the decision in consultation with Russia and Syria (and Iraq), Saudi Arabia will get a taste of an insurgency which will spread from Bahrain to the Dhahraan oil fields all the way to Qatar.  Arabian monkeys will get a taste of what anti-Wahhabists do with serrated bread knives.
You are watching the collapse of the Arabian oil and gas empire.  We believe that Mr. Putin has told Mr. Mu’allem that a new multi-polar world order has no place for pre-Iron Age apes like the Saudis and the Qataris.  We think Mr. Putin is going to start kicking them to the curb.  ZAF

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Palestine in Syria - International Conference on the fight against terrorism and religious extremism

Conference on Palestinian communities in Europe wraps up activities, affirms support to Syria

Damascus, SANA-Conference on the Palestinian communities in Europe wrapped up its deliberations on Sunday with an assertion to support Syria, as people and government, against terrorism
At a final statement, the conference affirmed an unlimited support to Syria and rejected any foreign intervention in its domestic affairs or any attempt to affect its territorial integrity.

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UN General Assembly: Israel's actions in Jerusalem are null and void

UN General Assembly
Thursday, 27 November 2014 18:18
The United Nations General Assembly adopted six resolutions regarding Israeli occupied territories through a recorded vote last night, addressing the areas of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan.
In terms of Jerusalem, the Assembly voted on a resolution confirming that all legislative and administrative measures taken by Israel to change the legal status of the Holy City of Jerusalem are null and void.
The decision was supported by a recorded vote of 144 countries in favour, six countries opposed, namely Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau and United States, while ten countries abstained from the vote (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Togo and Tonga and Vanuatu).
The Assembly also adopted a resolution that stressed the need for Israel, the occupying power, to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories, and demanded the complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activity and Israel's compliance with its obligations under international law.
The Assembly's decision also outlined the need for delivering humanitarian and medical aid to the Palestinians.
Another decision was implemented regarding the Syrian Golan Heights as a result of the Assembly's concern for Israel's lack of compliance with Resolution 497 (issued in 1981) calling on Israel to withdraw its forces from the Golan Heights which have been illegally occupied since 1967. The decision was supported by 99 countries, rejected by six, while 57 (mostly European) countries abstained from the vote.
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On the 75th anniversary of usurping Liwa Iskenderun, black history of Turkey returns itself

Posted on November 29, 2014 by Admin


Damascus, SANA

The 75th anniversary of usurping Liwa Iskenderun from its homeland Syria by Turkey comes today to remind the Syrians of the black history of Turkey which annexes the region arbitrary.

Turkey captured the Liwa as a bribe according to a tripartite agreement with the French-British occupation during the World war II.

France and Britain agreed to give that strategic land as a bribe to Turkey in return for the latter to support the Allies in the World War II, an issue which Turkey tries to do nowadays through backing the armed terrorist organizations.

The Liwa is located on the north-west part of Syria and overlooks the Mediterranean with 4800 KM area.
More than one million people live in the region where the average of the Turks didn’t exceed 20% of the residents in 1920.

The Arabs liberated the Liwa in 20 Hijra from the Byzantine occupation and restored it to the Arab identity.

The Liwa came under the French occupation after the Sykes-Picot treaty signed secretly between France and Britain in 1916.

In 1936, mass 40- days protests erupted all over Syria against France demanding independence when the latter yielded and signed an agreement on September 9th with Syria recognizing its freedom, independence including the Liwa.

On September 1, 1939 Turkey exploited the outbreak of the World War II and the Coalition’s need to join Turkey to them or keeping it neutral, particularly after the treaty of Montero 1939, it dominated the straits in the time of war, announcing the annexation of the Liwa.

Internationally, the Liwa is still an independent region which follows Syria in its external affairs and linked to it in the currency, Customs and mail, the League of Nations which gave birth to the UN didn’t recognize all the procedures and changes made by France and Turkey to the Liwa.

The names of cities, mountains and plains in the Liwa still bear the spirit of the region and its history, they speak through the identity of the land, as Antakya, Iskenderun and al-Swiediya are names which reflect the Arabism of the cities.

Iskenderun and Antakya are considered as main cities of the Liwa.

The Liwa is still everlasting in the memory and hearts of the Syrians as an occupied Arab land which will return to its motherland, Syria.

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النار السيبيرية والثلج الدمشقي .. هل حضرت حلب الى موسكو؟؟

في الأيام الماضية حاولت أن أضع مجساتي وأجهزة التنصت والرصد على ما دار من حديث هادئ بين الثلج السوري والنار السيبيرية .. نار فلاديمير بوتين السيبيرية وثلوج الأستاذ وليد المعلم .. بين نار سيبيرية وثلج دمشق تكمن الألغاز في حديث الحروب والغاز .. الا أن حديث الثلج والنار كان خافتا جدا هذه المرة .. وهامسا جدا .. ورغم حرصي على التحقيق بقسوة ودون رحمة مع كل اللقاءات بين السياسيين الكبار واستجواب تصريحاتهم في غرف التحقيق فان كل وسائل الضغط والعصر والاكراه والترغيب والترهيب لم توصلني الى اعتراف واحد أو الى كلمة واحدة من حديث الثلج الدمشقي مع النار السيبيرية .. وهنا لايصح الهوى ولا الميل بل الاستقراء والاستنتاج الهادئ ..

المعلم رجل بارع في السياسة وهو لايصل الى عاصمة كبيرة وبيده فناجين قهوة بل قرارات كبيرة .. فعندما كان في موسكو ابان ذروة التهديد الاميريكي بضرب سورية كانت بيده صفقة السلاح الكيماوي التي أنقذت العالم من مواجهة كبيرة لاتقل عن المواجهة أثناء أزمة الصواريخ الكوبية .. وحصل المعلم منها على نفس التعهد الأميريكي الذي صدر ابان أزمة الصواريخ الكوبية بعدم غزو كوبا .. وعلاوة على ذلك حصل على سلة من السلاح النوعي الروسي الذي يتفوق على ردعية السلاح الكيماوي يتم تسليمه عند استكمال التخلي عن الكيماوي الذي لايستعمل ..

اليوم يذهب المعلم الى روسيا لأن بعضا من المعارضة صار يريد الخروج من المعارضة وعملية التميز عن جسم المعارضة تعني بالقواميس السابقة الانسلاخ والانشقاق الى جهة أخرى .. ولكن تسبق السيد وليد المعلم أيضا تصريحات أردوغان وهولاند عن حلب .. فالأتراك والفرنسيون لاينامون هذه الأيام لأن حلب تسمع صوت سنابك الخيل لاصوت سنابك الفضائيات ولاعنتريات وحوافر فناجين القهوة .. فهل يعقل أن لاتكون حلب أو الرقة حاضرة في موسكو ؟؟
كما قلت فانني لاأقدر على التنبؤ لأن التكتم كان واضحا على جزء مهم من اللقاء السوري الروسي .. ولاشك ان بعض طلائع الوشوشات والتسريبات تحدثت صراحة عن انتزاع بعض من المعارضة من أحضان الغرب وحلفائه .. ولكن انتزاع جزء من المعارضة يستدعي انتزاع ما بقي من الجغرافيا التي تقف عليها المعارضة لأن ذلك الجزء من المعارضة انتقل الى القناعة بفشل مشروع الاعتماد على الغرب في تحقيق أي تغيير في سورية بسبب انتصارات متتالية باهرة للجيش السوري على الأرض من محيط دمشق الى الوسط والشمال .. ويجب اقناع هذا الجزء من المعارضة بصوابية استنتاجهم بنهاية اللعبة الغربية العسكرية بالاستيلاء على جزء مهم من الارض .. لأن هذا سيعزز رأيهم وخطوتهم بين الباقين ايضا ويستميل آخرين ينتظرون اتجاه الميزان النهائي .. ولذلك فان تردد البعض أو تشدده يجب تليينه باظهار البأس العسكري أيضا الذي سيلين أيضا من رأس تركيا وفرنسا .. ومن هنا لايمكن ان يكون تطرق المعلم الى صفقات السلاح استعراضا مجانيا وهو المقل جدا بالحديث عن أسرار عسكرية وصفقات .. وهذا التصريخ الصادر عن المعلم لايجب فصله عن حديث فابيوس عن حماية حلب بغارات غامضة .. والذي سبقه لقاء قلق بين اردوغان وهولاند بشأن حلب والتعهد بعدم التخلي عنها .. لأن الغارات الغامضة ستسقط بصواريخ لاغموض فيها ولالبس .. واسمها اس 300 ..

الغرب يريد الاحتفاظ بحلب في هذه المرحلة على الأقل والأتراك يعتبرونها جوهرة المعارضة الاسلامية والأرض التي يقايضون عليها .. وخروج المعارضة منها يعني عمليا خروج روح التمرد من جسد المعارضة وموت الثورة ببطء .. وجسد بلا روح يجب دفنه .. والحقيقة أن حلب شكلت في اعلام الثورجية نصرا معنويا ورمزيا وزخما للمعارضة عند اقتحام أجزاء منها لأنها المدينة السورية الثانية بعد دمشق .. فحلب هي دمشق الشمال أو ظل دمشق في الشمال .. والسطو عليها سيهز دمشق كما ظن البعض منهم ..

اليوم .. الجوهرة في قاموس المعارضة مطوقة بشكل شبه كامل "بحبل من مسد" .. ويريد العالم تثبيت الخطوط ومنع انهيارها وجاء ديمستورا لتلك الغاية فقط .. وأرسل هولاند واردوغان مع ديموستورا مجموعة من الانذارات والخطوط الحمراء والتصريحات المتشددة والعبارات "الغامضة" ..

وقد استعنت ببعض الاصدقاء الروس في ابعاد فناجين القهوة عن الخرائط لكي أتمكن من النظر مليا فيها لأن اللقاء الروسي السوري يستدعي معرفة بالرأي الروسي فأهل روسيا أدرى بثلوجها وبوتينها .. ولفتني مااتفقوا عليه بأن لقاء المعلم وبوتين سبقه رفض بوتين للقاء الفيصل الذي كان يريد تهديد الروس بشكل مبطن بأنه سيضطر الى تدمير أسعار النفط في العالم والذي يتواصل لأن في ذلك ضربا لاقتصاد روسيا الذي يقود طموحاتها العظمى ..ويقود عودتها كقوة عظمى ..
واستقبال المعلم مباشرة بعد طرد الفيصل يعني أن روسيا ستعيد أسعار النفط دون مساعدة الفيصل .. ولايستبعد البعض ان تكون ضربة موجعة في حلب هي التي ستبدأ بضبط اسعار النفط وضبط بورصات السياسة الدولية معا .. لأن تجريد تركيا والسعودية والمعارضة من حلب يعني أن محور روسيا سيبدأ بأخذ المبادرة في الشمال .. وأن استعادة حلب سيأتي بمعارضين جدد الى مظلة الحوار في موسكو ويسقط ورقات المعارضة في تركيا وحلفائها .. و العارفون بالأمور يرون أن ديمستورا لن يقدر على فرض تعهد على فصائل المقاتلين المشتتين في حلب الذين لايمكن لحبال ديمستورا أن تلف أعناقهم التي تصر دمشق على أن تمسكها بشروطها أو أن ينجح ديمستورا في انتزاع تعهدات من مسلحي حلب بالعمل على تسوية خلال فترة وجيزة محددة تبدأ بفترة انتقالية يسميها ديمستورا تجميد القتال لكنها بشروط دمشق الصارمة نحو انهاء ملف حلب ..

ويراهن أحد الأصدقاء الروس أن ساعة صفر اخراج المعارضة من حلب قد تقررت في لقاء المعلم وبوتين التي يجزم أنها ستكون قبل الربيع القادم .. وكان التلويح بالسلاح الروسي الذي يصل وصواريخ س 300 تحذيرا لكل من يريد ضرب الجيش السوري حول حلب وغيرها تحت اية ذريعة رغم ان الكثيرين يقولون ان الصواريخ موجودة وقد تم تزويد السوريين بها عبر طرف ثالث ليقول الروس انهم لم يعطوها للسوريين بعد ..

ولو راجعنا الأحداث الماضية لمعرفة تغير الموقف الروسي نحو مزيد من التشدد لصالح الدولة السورية لرأينا أنه منذ بداية العدوان على سورية ظهرت آلاف النبوءات والتوقعات والأنبياء الذين قالوا ان المنطقة ستشتعل بسبب الاحتكاك غير المباشر في سورية .. ولكن الساحات الخارجية بقيت هادئة وبدا أن هناك اتفاقا بين القوى الرئيسية المتمثلة بروسيا والناتو على ألا تخرج الحرب من الحدود السورية .. ولذلك فشل أردوغان في تجاوز الحدود لأن الناتو كان يدرك أن مجرد التوغل مترا واحدا بالجيش التركي في سورية فان الحرب ستشتعل في كل المنطقة والروس لن يقفوا مكتوفي الأيدي رغم أنهم لن يتدخلوا بشكل مباشر لكنهم سيعطون سلاحا كاسرا جدا للمعادلة العسكرية الراهنة .. فتم زجر أردوغان وجره من عنقه في كل مرة كان يبشر بها بدخول الاراضي السورية لأن صبره نفذ .. وكانت كل زيارة له الى البيت الأبيض يعتقد أنها ستكون لأخذ الضوء الاخضر فيصاب بخيبة امل من قوة التحذير الاميريكي والطلب منه أن يبلع لسانه وان يحشو صبره من جديد في صدره .. لأن معطيات الغرب كانت تقول ان هناك خيار شمشون سيمتد من ايران الى لبنان وسيحترق المعبد الناتوي من السعودية الى تركيا .. على الجميع .. وبنفس الوقت يقول غربيون يتابعون الاحداث بدقة انهم على يقين أن القيادة السورية كانت مقيدة بالتزام عدم نقل الحرب الى خارج الحدود وفق رغبة روسية قوية ولذلك فقد تزعرن نتنياهو واستعرض ضربات خاطفة لاتمثل حربا على سورية لكنها كانت تحرج السوريين وتتحداهم وتنقل رسائل غربية للمتمردين أن هناك جدية وقرارا في اسقاط النظام بدليل تجرؤ اسرائيل عليه بشكل مباشر في دمشق .. ولكن التحرش الاسرائيلي لم يكن اطلاقا راغبا بالحرب كيلا يرد "خيار شمشون المقاوم" .. الروس لم يكونوا راغبين بتوسيع مجال الصراع وكان الخيار هو تثبيت الدولة السورية الصامدة وتمكينها من اللعب على الزمن والانتصار بهدوء وتدريج بدل خوض حرب اقليمية لايمكن التنبؤ كيف ستنتهي وكم ستكلف بل قد تعرض روسيا للحرج الشديد كونها تريد أن تظهر قوة عظمى ضرورية ضابطة للسلام لامحرضة للحرب ..

لكن الأميريكيين نقلوا المواجهات لأول مرة خارج سورية في أوكرانيا .. وامتص الروس الهجوم .. لكن الهجوم دخل الآن الى روسيا وايران بشكل مختلف بضرب أسعار النفط الذي يقصد به اقتصاد ايران وروسيا أولا لأن اضعاف الاقتصادين الروسي والايراني مما قد ينعكس على الموقف من الأزمة السورية ويتسبب بانكفاء بدرجة من الدرجات لاحتواء الآثار الداخلية لهذا العامل الاقتصادي ..

ولذلك اذا لم يتمكن الروس من تليين المعارضة السورية واستمالة بعضها أو بحلحلة التشنج في حلب فلن يجدوا بدا من الموافقة على حسم جبهة مواجهة مهمة في شمال سورية وتوجيه صدمة عسكرية لحلفاء الغرب .. بأية طريقة .. لأن انتصار الحليف السوري سينعكس على كل شيء فهناك قوى مناوئة ستحس بالقلق من صعود مد حلفاء الروس على حساب حلفاء الغرب وبالذات السعودية وتركيا ..اللتين سيتسبب النزق والعصبية من رسالة خسارة حلب بتوتر أسعار النفط ايضا بتوتر مناطق انتاجه .. لأن مايخشى منه أن يكون التصعيد المتوالي سببا في جنون السياسة في مرحلة مابعد حلب ..التي قد تعني كسر قواعد الاشتباك القديمة .. الذي لن يسرّ الغرب ومواليه ..

رغم ان جدول مواعيدي المزدحم في هذا الوجود لايهوى الانتظار وليس في مواعيده لقاء مع شيء الا النصر تلو النصر .. الا أنني ساتريث وأنتظر .. وسأشرب القهوة بهدوء على ايقاع الثلج وايقاع النار .. والثواني تقتل الثواني .. وعقارب الزمن تأكل عقارب الزمن .. تحرقا وتوقا

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Islamic Jihad slams PA-Israel security coordination as unity govt expires

Palestinians drive past graffiti depicting (from L to R) late founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) George Habash, late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and late Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqi, on November 21, 2014 in Gaza City. AFP / Mohammed Abed
Published Sunday, November 30, 2014
The national consensus government declared by Hamas and Fatah this summer has finished its interim term, Hamas spokesman said Sunday, as the Islamic Jihad movement urged the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop security coordination with Israel.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a press conference in Gaza City that the unity government's six-month term had expired, and that dialogue should be resumed on a national level to discuss the future of the government.
“Any decision on whether the government should be disbanded or continued or be reshuffled must be made only through national dialogue and consensus,” Abu Zuhri said, adding that Hamas "isn't interested in incitement, but rather seeks to maintain national unity.”
The Palestinian national unity government was formed following a reconciliation deal signed by Palestinian political rivals Hamas and Fatah in April.
The deal sought to end years of bitter and sometimes bloody rivalry between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which dominates the West Bank-based PA.
Palestinian parties agreed in September that the unity government would assume immediate authority over Gaza, however the government has so far failed to make any real changes on the ground in Gaza.
Abu Zuhri went on to criticize the PA for making what he called “politically motivated arrests.”
So far in November, 80 Palestinians have been detained in the West Bank for political affiliation, he said, adding that 70 of them were still in PA custody.
"Hamas denounces the escalating violations and criminal acts by the PA security services against supporters of Hamas and the Palestinian resistance," he added, calling on PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to stop the detention campaign.
Similarly, the Islamic Jihad movement urged Abbas Sunday to release all political detainees and refrain from detaining any Palestinian over political affiliation.
Besides the recent wave of detentions, the movement said the security coordination between the PA and Israel has become a "real danger" to the Palestinian national unity.
Islamic Jihad spokesman Yousef al-Hasayna said in a statement that the appreciation expressed by the Israeli authorities regarding the PA’s readiness to continue coordinating with the occupation forces on the security level "is a strike to the nationalistic values of the Palestinian security services” and “is in contrast with the values and beliefs of the Palestinian people.”
“Israel is using this coordination to oppress the Palestinians and make sure no uprising will erupt in the West Bank and Jerusalem," al-Hasayna said.
“The only one benefiting from this coordination is the Israeli occupation."
Gaza reconstruction
Ongoing differences between Hamas and the PA have kept tensions high in Gaza.
Earlier this month, a senior United Nations official warned that another conflict will engulf Gaza unless stability in the territory is achieved rapidly.
"I do not see the national consensus government effectively governing Gaza," Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, said.
"If we do not have political stability, a national Palestinian government, and at least an easing of the blockade, yes there will be another war," Turner told reporters.
For 51 days this summer, Israel pounded the Gaza Strip by air, land and sea.
More than 2,160 Gazans, mostly civilians, were killed and 11,000 injured during seven weeks of unrelenting Israeli attacks in July and August.
The assault ended with an Egypt-brokered ceasefire agreement that calls for reopening Gaza's border crossings with Israel, which, if implemented, would effectively end the latter's years-long blockade of the embattled territory.
However, the Zionist entity had repeatedly blocked the entry of building material, prompting the UN in September to broker another deal. The reconstruction of Gaza has yet to begin.
The Palestinian Authority has estimated that the rebuilding Gaza will cost $7.8 billion.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said during a visit to the Gaza Strip in October that the devastation he had seen was “beyond description” and “far worse” than that caused in the previous Israel-Gaza conflict of winter 2008-2009.
According to the UN, as many as 80,000 Palestinians homes were damaged or destroyed during the days of hostilities, a higher figure than was previously thought, and over 106,000 of Gaza's 1.8 million residents have been displaced to UN shelters and host families.
Israel routinely bars the entry of building materials into the embattled coastal enclave on grounds that Palestinian resistance faction Hamas could use them to build underground tunnels or fortifications.
For years, the Gaza Strip has depended on construction materials smuggled into the territory through a network of tunnels linking it to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
However, a crackdown on the tunnels by the Egyptian army after it overthrew then-President Mohammed Mursi has effectively neutralized hundreds of tunnels, severely affecting Gaza's construction sector.
Economists in Gaza have estimated that as many as 400 trucks of equipment – from concrete to building materials and machinery – is needed every day for the next six months to meet the demand, but so far only around 75 trucks have made deliveries.
"I know there is frustration at the pace of reconstruction," Turner said, adding that efforts were underway to fully implement a mechanism negotiated by the UN's special coordinator in the Middle East, Robert Serry, to speed up the flow of goods.
Alaa Radwan, head of the Popular Committee for Monitoring the Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, made a simple calculation: “Given the pace at which construction materials are currently entering Gaza, it will be at least 20 years” before the damage caused by this summer’s war is repaired.
While Hamas and people in Gaza have lamented the slow flow of goods, Turner was optimistic that the volume could be greatly increased if political stability could be brought to bear and if Egypt and Israel fully lifted their combined blockade.
"I do not believe the crossings are a problem," Turnor said. "All the technical problems can be addressed. The question for me is that the political choke points be addressed."
"If the political will exists... expanding the crossing to 800 trucks a day is just a matter of paying for the expansion."
The crisis between Hamas and Fatah has been delaying the flow of reconstruction material into war-battered Gaza because the opening of border crossings, both under Israeli and Egyptian control, is conditional on PA personnel being stationed there.
According to the UN brokered deal, all materials going into Gaza should be extremely monitored, including GPS tracking and video surveillance of their storage, to ensure nothing goes missing and ends up being used for “military purposes.”
On top of the slow pace of reconstruction and the intolerable bureaucracy, Fatah’s failure to pay employees of Gaza’s former Hamas government has further escalated tensions between the two rivals.
Moreover, the situation in Gaza was thrown into doubt early November after bombs targeted the houses of some 10 senior Fatah officials in Gaza.
Even though Hamas leaders rushed to denounce the attacks and called upon security services in Gaza to investigate into the attacks and bring those responsible for it to justice, the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority security services accused Hamas of having knowledge of the blasts before they happened.
Hamas top member, Khalil al-Hayya, however, slammed the accusations as “groundless” and “baseless,” saying whoever was behind the blasts was trying to thwart reconciliation and ensure the Palestinian Authority did not re-extend its control over Gaza.
Hayya also warned against using the incident as an excuse to avoid reconciliation, calling on all sides to uphold their responsibilities towards the national good.
(Al-Akhbar, AFP, Ma'an)
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