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Al-Tawhid Corps: The Syrian Brotherhood's new Army

Following the Libyan Islamist "Tripoli Corps" model, the Syrian Moslem Brotherhood set up a new Qatari - backed army, the Tawhid Corps.

The "Libyan Guevara", the CIA and Irish Gypsies!

The Libyan Commander who joined the fight in Syria, and lost 200 thousand Euros of CIA money to gypsy gangs.

Hala Jadid: Assad’s rule, a Catastrophe

The Arab Digest interviews Hala Jadid, a Syrian activist of Allawite background who lost her father following his brutal torture in Assad's prisons.

Syria's jailed poet: Assad's prisons, a hell of a particular kind!

The Arab Digest interviews Syrian poet Faraj Bayrakdar, he speaks on the Assad's notorious prisons, and the Syrian revolution.

A U.S. Libya veteran plans joining Syria's war

The Arab Digest speaks to an American who volunteered to fight in Libya, where he was incarcerated in Gaddafi's notorious prison. He is now thinking of joining the rebels in Syria.

August 29, 2011

British arms exporters cash in on Arab Spring

August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011


British arms exports to the Middle East and North Africa have jumped by almost 30 per cent since the height of the Arab Spring, an investigation by The Times has found.
Arms worth £30.5 million were exported to countries including Libya, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia between February and June, compared with £22.2 million in the same period in 2010.
Weapons exported include those capable of being used for internal repression, such as small-arms ammunition, sniper rifles, shotguns and submachineguns. The revelation has prompted fierce criticism of the Government, which has been accused of having “no coherence” to its arms policy.


August 28, 2011

The Wash Post calls for armed rebellion in Syria

August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011


BEIRUT — The success of Libya’s rebels in toppling their dictator is prompting calls within the Syrian opposition for armed rebellion and NATO intervention after nearly six months of overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations that have failed to dislodge President Bashar al-Assad.
The young Internet activists who have helped guide the uprising are arguing against the strategic shift. So, too, are the older dissidents who have long dreamed of the nonviolent revolution now unfolding against a regime that has proved every bit as brutal as the one led by Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi.

Syria's businessmen are simply ... scared!


Syrian businessmen are reaching out to western diplomats, expressing revulsion for the Assad regime but also concern at the crippling effect of sanctions.
Diplomats say several businessmen from the merchant elite have approached western embassies to register their unease. "There are many businessmen coming to us to tell us how much they hate the regime," said one senior western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Protesters continue to take to the streets in large numbers but have so far been unable to dislodge those in power, prompting them to look for any splits within the regime's political, military and economic base. While the international community has targeted the economy with sanctions, protesters have circulated lists of companies to boycott. The US and EU have accompanied their calls for President Basher al-Assad to resign with economic sanctions.


August 24, 2011

The arrest video of Gaddafi's bitch!

August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011


She once said on her daily show on Gaddafi's TV that the security council's adoption of a resolution is illegal since adoption (of children) is forbidden in Islam. What an end for a formerly untouchable woman.

The real NATO motives: Oil, Oil and Oil: read this

"Colonel Qaddafi proved to be a problematic partner for the international oil companies, frequently raising fees and taxes and making other demands. A new government with close ties to NATO may be an easier partner for Western nations to deal with. Some experts say that given a free hand, oil companies could find considerably more oil in Libya than they were able to locate under the restrictions placed by the Qaddafi government."





Amazing Analysis, why Libya's revolution has real potential

Whitaker is the whistleblower of Tunisia's revolution, an amazing writer, check this out:


After Gaddafi, let's hope for the best in Libya


As recently as last Friday, Kathleen McFarland, a security analyst at Fox News, was lecturing President Obama on America's "missteps" in Libya.
"Libya and Syria are the textbook examples of why it's important to pick your battles, and then make sure you win the one you pick," she wrote. "President Obama picked the wrong fight by going to war against Libya, and so far is not succeeding."

The British army on the ground in Tripoli!


The Berber rebels in the Nafusa Mountains to the west of Tripoli have played a key role in the endgame of Muammar Gaddafi's regime. What has received less publicity is the small but vital part played in that offensive by British intelligence officials, who from their seat in the Libyan highlands have been advising the rebel leadership on the strategy behind their final assault.
Since 19 March – when the Royal Navy launched cruise missiles on Libyan air-defence targets, followed the next day by attacks by Royal Air Force Tornado jets – Britain has placed itself in the front ranks of Western powers enforcing the United Nations resolution protecting civilians from Colonel Gaddafi's forces and simultaneously pursuing the Brother Leader's removal from power.


August 22, 2011

A torture video of a defected soldier

August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

Here is the Youtube link where the soldier is forced to say "there is no God but Bashar Assad and Maher Assad". Very nasty and will no doubt raise sectarian tensions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwfcRL-X5HY&has_verified=1&skipcontrinter=1

August 20, 2011

Accused Hizballah Man Speaks

August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011


During a recent conversation with a Hizballah source, a TIME reporter found himself introduced to one of the four members of the organization accused of playing a role in the assassination of Rafik Hariri. The accused man arrived alone aboard a scooter at the home of his Hizballah comrade. While discussing the indictments, he revealed his true identity and confirmed it by showing an old ID card, but agreed to be interviewed only on condition that neither his name nor the location be revealed. �


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2089422,00.html#ixzz1VZUkIghZ






August 19, 2011

Press Release :: Syrian Revolution General Commission

August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011


Believing in the importance of the team work and the dire need to unite the field,
media, and political efforts, and realizing the necessity of joining all efforts in
one work front merging all visions of all revolutionaries from all coalitions and
coordinators mutually focusing primarily on toppling the oppressive and abusive
regime then building Syria, a democratic and civil State of institutions that grants freedom, equality, dignity, and respect of human rights to all citizens.

We announce today the establishment of “Syrian Revolution General
Commission” the result of merging all the signatory Syrian Revolution blocs both
inside and outside Syria and those who are invited to join as well in order to
have through this Commission a representation of the revolutionaries all over
our beloved Syria.

We reiterate our commitment to the blood of the thousands of fallen heroes and
the sacrifices of tens of thousands of prisoners of opinion who were tortured,
Displaced, and persecuted to light up our path towards freedom and to rise up
the fire of dignity and pride. We hereby renew our vow to all of them that we
shall not betray the pact we sealed together nor deviate from the path they
walked through and sacrificed for. We shall not allow anyone to fail these
sacrifices nor use them for personal gains.

The signatories of this statement extend their open invitation to other
coordinators, groups, and blocs hoping that they too join efforts under this
Commissions to achieve the goals of the revolution and bring out its voice to all
corners of the world so that we present our vision in a united manner that rises
up to the efforts of those effectuating the revolution on the ground in every
city, town, and village across Syria.

August 18, 2011

How Assad's regime froze wounded civilians to death in hospital refrigerators?

August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011


report from UN investigators into the recent violence in Syria.
Their 22-page report says that security forces, including snipers, have used deadly force against civilians in attempts to quell months of anti-government protests.
News agencies said the investigators discovered that 26 men were blindfolded and shot dead while in government custody.
In other cases, security forces allegedly killed wounded civilians by putting them alive in refrigerators in hospital morgues, Reuters news agency said.

August 12, 2011

Iran ready to send peacekeepers to UK

August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

“The Ashura brigades of Basij forces are ready to be deployed to London as peacekeeping forces,” Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naqdi said on Thursday, Fars news agency reported.

Naqdi criticized the British authorities for their harsh crackdown of protesters and describing them as rioters and hooligans. 



Aleppo joins the revolution

So many videos from Aleppo today. Just a reminder, Aleppo is Syria's largest city, with 2.3 millions, it is extremely important economically and politically, and could very much drag Damascus into the scene. Very interesting report here from the BBC:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14501420

PS. The BBC report also discusses more sanctions on the regime, targeting the oil sector. That would deny the government much needed petro-dollars (Euros in this case). It would have devastating effects on the Syrian economy and the basic goods. Ofcourse, the U.S. government and the Syrian opposition abroad don't give a damn if a humanitarian crisis happened in Syria, they probably want it for political reasons. On Humane grounds, I oppose such a move, and I support more diplomatic pressure on the regime. 

August 05, 2011

The Massacre of Premature Children in Hama

August 05, 2011

August 05, 2011

What is happening in the Syrian city of Hama is horrendous, the city is under a medieval siege and the hospitals are under so much pressure because of the electricity cuts. In one of the hospitals, 40 premature babies have died, and above is their photo from the Hama hospital

Nasrallah's assassination attempt in Beirut!


The Israelis, according to media reports, tried to kill Nasrallah in the mysterious blast that striked the Southern Suburbs of Beirut. This is very interesting and makes sense as a culmination of Israel's espionage effort and accumulated networks of spies within Hezbollah and the Lebanese security services.
The information is as follows: Israel received information on a meeting between Nasrallah and senior members, in addition to the freed prisoner Sameer Qantar. The Mossad network in Beirut bombed the meeting area (Rouis, Southern Suburb of Beirut), and the injured are unknown. The media reports all agree that Mustafa Badredine, a Hezbollah leader accused in the former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination, and Qantar, were both injured. One media report mentioned that Nasrallah was also injured in the attack.Very interesting development

The best poster of the Syrian Revolution

It reads (Revolt for your Health), playing on the words from the known Ramadan saying (Fast for your health's sake).

August 04, 2011

Bayanoni and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

August 04, 2011

August 04, 2011

I met Ali Bayanoni in his North London house in 2005. The man is charismatic, and charming; you barely notice he is Islamic for some reason. Bayanoni does not look like the rest of the Brotherhood; he understands the nuances of the Western world, what is politically correct, and he has respect for the diversity in Syria's political scene. He was behind the brotherhood's rapprochement to the Assad regime after the Gaza war, and for the nuanced political program that advocated plurality. He also pledged that the Syrian Christian and Allawite are closer to him than the non-Syrian Muslim. Quite an interesting character. Unfortunately, in August last year, Bayanoni stepped down from the MB leadership, and Mohamad Reyad Al-Shakfeh, a hardliner from the radical military wing took over. Shakfeh is from Aleppo where the infamous massacre of 20 thousand Syrians took place in 1982. I think if Bayanoni was still in charge, he would have been a more prominent figure than the dull Shakfeh, no character and charisma at all.
Here is an article by Bayanoni on Assad

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/03/assad-myth-needs-busting 

August 03, 2011

The Palestinian Third Intifada: Coming Soon

August 03, 2011

August 03, 2011

Here is an example of how the Israelis are freaking out from a 3rd intifada against their illegal occupation. An excerpt would be: 

"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he doesn’t want to see a third intifada, and I believe him. So why does he persist in laying the groundwork for it? His two-pronged strategy of powersharing with Hamas and making a bid for UN recognition is foundering, increasing the risk that the high expectations he sparked among his people will dissolve into frustration and violence".
How dare the Palestinians be frustrated? Unbelievable! other than the occupation, the majority refugee situation, appartheid roads and nasty treatment at check points, everything else is going fine!!!

 

How the U.S. works on fostering Sunni-Shiite tensions?

The benefits are clear, A Sunni - Shiite war would underscore the need to the U.S. forces in the Gulf, their significance and finally, would eventually lead to more weapons' sales. Check the wording of Mullen's statement and how he deeply understands the region's history, and how to play on the ancient Persian-Arab tensions.

 "It is clear Iran wants a weak Iraq, more dependent on it and more linked to the Persian views of the world."

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