Don DeBar: Western powers antithetical to peace in Syria + Sharmine Narwani: U.S. falls into trap of extremists + Phyllis Bennis: Intervention into Syria already underway

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Aug 11, 2012 by

Hillary Clinton’s discussion of a no-fly zone over Syria is a violation of the UN charter of the Geneva Accords, journalist and activist Don DeBar told RT.

The US Secretary of State discussed plans to undermine the Syrian government, during a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister on Saturday.

Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, indicated they are exploring a number of measures to aid the Syrian opposition, Reuters reported. Don DeBar spoke to RT about the involvement of western powers in the Syrian conflict.

‘Western powers antithetical to peace in Syria’

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Aug 11, 2012 by

Syrian security forces have clashed with foreign-sponsored insurgents in the northwestern city of Aleppo. Fighting was reported near the television and radio stations in the city on Saturday. Clashes were also reported in the central area of Seif al-Dowla. The Syrian troops have inflicted heavy losses on the insurgents in Aleppo over the past few days. Press TV has conducted an interview with Nashwa Merish, a resident of Aleppo, to further discuss the issue.

Public support boosts morale of Syrian army: Aleppo resident

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Aug 11, 2012 by

Thousands of foreign-backed insurgents have infiltrated Syria intent on starting a civil war, abducting families for ransom, killing and terrorizing neighborhoods.

Interview with Sharmine Narwani, political analyst and senior associate at St Anthony’s College, Oxford University in Damascus.

‘US falls into trap of extremists in Syria’

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Aug 12, 2012 by

The escalating militarization of the Syrian conflict only favors foreign players’ interests, claims Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute of Policy Studies, and an activist on the Middle East. “Almost none of the players are taking into account the interests of the people of Syria,” she told RT.

‘Intervention into Syria already underway’

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Aug 12, 2012 by

An Iranian lawmaker says the United States seeks to downplay Iran’s crucial role in resolving the Syrian crisis.

Mohammad Saleh Jokar made the remark in response to the US reaction to Iran’s holding of a recent consultative meeting on Syria.

Iran hosted the day-long meeting on Thursday, August 7 to discuss the Syrian unrest. The gathering was attended by officials and representatives from nearly 30 countries.

The United States dismissed the importance of the conference and criticized the Islamic Republic for supporting the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Jokar reiterated that “the policy of isolating Iran will get nowhere,” adding that Washington aims to bar Iran’s participation in ending the Syrian crisis

Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, author and historian, to further discuss the issue.

‘Tehran Conference belies US Syria claims’

see

Israel may launch a pre-emptive military attack on Syria + The battle of Damascus has begun by Thierry Meyssan

see also:

Russia Today: US and Turkey to consider no-fly zones for Syria

Terrorism as an Instrument of US Foreign Policy: UN-Backed Rogue States Plan Syria’s Slaughter by Felicity Arbuthnot

U.S., Turkey to study Syria no-fly zone | Reuters

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