Syria Daily: Assad — Rebels Who Disarm Can Safely Leave Aleppo

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UPDATE 1720 GMT: The US and European powers have stepped up diplomatic pressure on Russia to halt the bombing of Aleppo.

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Saturday on a resolution, drafted by France and Spain, that calls for an immediate truce, a no-fly zone, and access for humanitarian aid.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters as he met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington:

Tomorrow, will be a moment of truth – a moment of truth for all the members of the Security Council. Do you, yes or no, want a ceasefire in Aleppo? And the question is in particular for our Russian partners.

Kerry, who has distanced himself from a three-year process of cooperation with Russia over a political resolution, added:

Last night the regime attacked yet another hospital and 20 people were killed and 100 people were wounded. Russia, and the regime, owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children and women.

These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes and those who commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also urged Moscow to act, saying that there is no basis in international law for bombing hospitals and civilians: “Russia has a lot of influence on Assad. We must end these atrocious crimes.”

But Russia indicated that it will block any attempt through the Security Council to halt the bombing. Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said the draft resolution had a number of unacceptable points and politicized humanitarian aid.


ORIGINAL ENTRY: President Assad has said that rebels who give up their weapons can safely leave Syria’s largest city Aleppo, besieged and bombed by Russia and regime forces.

Assad said on Thursday that the fighters can safely leave with their families, escaping the Russian-regime bombardment which has killed more than 500 people in the past two weeks.

He maintained to Danish television that he would “continue the fight with the rebels until they leave Aleppo. They have to. There’s no other option.”

Rebels immediately dismissed Assad’s statement.

“It’s impossible for the rebel groups to leave Aleppo because this would be a trick by the regime,” Zakaria Malahifji, said an official of the Fastaqim faction. “Aleppo is not like other areas, it’s not possible for them to surrender.”

The US was also skeptical. “For them to suggest that somehow they’re now looking out for the interests of civilians is outrageous,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

On Wednesday, the Syrian military said it had reduced shelling and airstrikes so people to leave, but it soon added the warning: “All those who do not take advantage of the provided opportunity to lay down their arms or to leave will face their inevitable fate.”

The regime sent text messages to the mobile phones of some of the more than 250,000 residents, telling them to repudiate rebels: “Our people in Aleppo: save your lives by rejecting the terrorists and isolating them from you” and “Our dear people in the eastern districts of Aleppo! Come out to meet your brothers and sisters.”

Ibrahim Abu al-Laith, a civil defence official, said “The bombardment decreased a lot in the eastern districts, but there’s a sense of foreboding ….People are still scared. And because there’s still the siege, there’s nothing at all in the shops.”

Despite the siege and airstrikes, a resident named Amir said he did not see how civilians can leave: “It’s not true that there are safe crossings.”

UN Envoy Gives Partial Support to Assad

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura gave partial support to Assad’s call, saying that former jihadists should depart Aleppo so the city could be spared destruction.

De Mistura declared that there are “about 900 former” fighters of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, among 275,000 residents, 100,000 of them children.

Both Damascus and Moscow portray the situation in east Aleppo as one where the jihadists of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, control the neighborhoods. Russia has long demanded the “separation” of rebels from JFS?Nusra as a precondition for advance towards political resolution.

De Mistura addressed the former JFS/Nusra personnel: “If you did decide to leave, in dignity with your weapons, to Idlib or anywhere you wanted to go, I personally am ready, physically ready, to accompany you. I can’t guarantee more than my own personality and body.”

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov quickly seized on De Mistura’s statement: “It’s high time.”

But a Jabhat Fatah al-Sham spokesman bluntly responded:

We are determined to break the siege…in concerting our efforts along with our brothers….We have pledged to be killed as the noblest fighters rather than to surrender and being humiliated.

The opposition’s interim government broke contact with de Mistura and called on him to step dow:

We demand the resignation of the UN’s envoy…and we declare that we have stopped all forms of communication and cooperation with him and his staff.

Instead of condemning the aggression [against Aleppo], he sided with the story of the [regime] in Damascus and the Russian occupier…[which] gave them justification to continue their aggression.

Syrian TV Focuses on Casualties in West Aleppo — But Were Some From Regime Fire?

Syrian TV continues to ignore the civilian deaths in east Aleppo while playing up claims of casualties from rebel shelling of the regime-held west of the city — this report from al-Akhbariya says eight were killed and dozens wounded in the Jamiliyeh district:

However, the victims may have been hit by regime fire. One of the munitions was a BM-30 rocket used by the Syrian military:

And, in another incident, a misfired “Uragan” 9M27K rocket embedded itself in the floor of a building.


Rebel Faction Ahrar al-Sham Fight with Jihadists of Jund al-Aqsa

Fighting has broken out between the leading rebel faction Ahrar al-Sham and the jihadists of Jund al-Aqsa, who have been prominent in the offensive against regime lines in northern Hama Province.

The clashes began earlier this week when Jund al-Aqsa kidnapped an Ahrar al-Sham fighter and and shot his wife and brother in Saraqeb in Idlib Province.

Graphic video is also circulating of Ahrar al-Sham members killed by the jihadists.

Ahrar al-Sham said an investigation found a Jund al-Aqsa cell linked to the Islamic State’s center in Raqqa in northern Syria. It claimed that, after initially denying the attack, Jund al-Aqsa acknowledged the abduction of the fighter.

However, on Thursday night the jihadists threatened to end their involvement in the northern Hama offensive, crippling an advance that has taken a series of town and villages across a wide front since late August and closed within 10 km (6 miles) of Hama city.

Ahrar al-Sham has now given Jund al-Aqsa 24 hours to release the fighter and other detainees. It has been supported by Syria’s largest rebel factions, who issued a statement on Friday saying they will “renounce” the “unjust” Jund al-Aqsa until it complies with a process for “legitimacy”.

A local source asserted, “Jund al-Aqsa is the ‘new’ Islamic State. Finally rebels get it and are acting accordingly.”


White Helmets Rescuer Killed, Center Bombed

A White Helmets rescuer, Mahmoud al-Muhammad, has been killed while responding to the regime bombing of worshipers leaving Friday prayers in Daraa Province in southern Syria.

A center of the organization, which has rescued more than 60,000 people since 2013, was targeted in Hama Province.

See also These Are The White Helmets

The latest attacks on the rescuers came as the Nobel Peace Prize, for which they were nominated, was announced in Oslo, Norway.

Aftermath of a pro-Assad bombing of Talbiseh in northern Homs Province on Friday:


Russia to US: Intervene and We Might Shoot Down Your Planes

Russia’s Defense Ministry has warned that it may shoot down US warplanes if Washington intervenes against the Assad regime.

Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday, “I would recommend our colleagues in Washington to thoroughly consider the possible consequences of the realization of such plans.”

He then said that Russia had deployed advanced S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missiles at its bases in Syria and that their range “can be a surprise for any unidentified flying objects”.

Earlier this week, Russia said that another S-300 battery had been deployed at its naval base in Tartous in western Syria. The announcement followed leaks by US officials to American media about consideration of plans for “limited military strikes”, responding to the Russian-regime bombing of Aleppo.

Konashenkov told “American strategists” not to assume a covert intervention would go unanswered: “The illusions of dilettantes about the existence of ‘stealth’ aircraft may encounter a disappointing reality.”

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    • “From now on …”? How is this different than what you were doing before?BTW, are you one of those guys who beats his wife, but it’s her fault …

        • There seems desire to blame people being bombed. It reminds me of the self-justification employed by serial abusers and bullies.

          • There is an opportunity to end the fighting in East Aleppo. The rebel head choppers have a choice to make as to whether they will continue to subject the civilian population to further war. The regime is bombing rebels and the rebels are shelling the regime. The rebels are not in a position to win this battle, only to prolong it.

            It perfectly simple Woody.

            • Oh yes, that’s why the criminals are begging the rebels to abandon Aleppo now.

              The rebels have given them the choice already, Aleppo is up for grabs but only thing is u (criminals) have to fight with the holy warriors that is fight with the real men.

              So the so called super power (super criminals) are unable to send their cannon fodder inside Aleppo?

  1. Assad, generous to a fault, says Nusra JI-Joes can escape East Aleppo alive but empty-handed whereas Moses De Mistura offers to lead them on an armed procession of dignity to anywhere* … methinks someone is talking through the wool of his hole here.
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    [* includes Damascus, London & Washington D.C.]

    • This is the reply from the rebels to the UN plan.

      Alas they have signed their own death warrant. Pitty

      Regime was slaughtered in Shaykh Saeed, Aleppo.

      And so the regime and Russians will bomb the crap out of the head choppers followed by screams of indignation about the poor defenseless rebels being targetted and not ISIS.

        • If i were you Andre i would be very carefull to launch yourself in forecasting eventuall outcomes. The last time went terribly wrong for you……

          • I am not predicting any outcomes, but pointing to patterns of behavior. When the rebels carry out a massacre you and your ilk portray it as a noble victory. When the rebels are on the receiving end, it’s a gross violation of human decency.

            The last time went terribly wrong for you……

            For a short time yes, and then it turned out OK :)

            • “When the rebels carry out a massacre you and your ilk portray it as a noble victory.”

              Again false accusations you swing around randomly to keep a weak point of yours. Thx god we are used to that.

          • . Look at the terribile terrorist killed. He looks so mean and dangerous….

            Yeah, it goes liek this

            “here come the planes, quick someone grab a child, douse him with power and run towards the camera like you mean it”

            I love you friend on Twitter Caligola. He claims these moderate head choppers are defenders of Aleppo. I guess he doesn’t think the million in West Aleppo count.

            • I am not on twitter and dont have any friends in it. But yes Andre. Of course its all staged in Hollywood…or in your brain. Tough choice.

      • So you are calling the Syrian people who are defending themselves head choppers? When the real head chopping will began you will regret every single word you’ve said the Syria for the rest of your life.
        { So leave them to converse vainly and play until they meet their Day which they are promised 70:42} The Qur’an

          • Yeah maybe if you nuke it if not zero chance.

            Most of Aleppo is already liberated by Assad so unless you think the 80% he controls is going to fall back into rebel hands, chances are it will.

            • 80% lol. Again. I invite you to moderate these claims. We dont wanna take the chance of you going into hiding for another month or so…..

              • 80% lol. Again. I invite you to moderate these claims.

                Simple arithmetic dude. Compare the population of Western Aleppo with Eastern and see what you come up with.

                We dont wanna take the chance of you going into hiding for another month or so…..

                I wasn’t in hiding anymore than Kazemi was Caligola, but I am touched you missed me :)

              • Considering that you produce 90% of the satire coming out from this forum. Yes you were missed.

        • So you are calling the Syrian people who are defending themselves head choppers?

          Yes, if you can call this defending yourself.
          https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/aleppo-rebels-behead-a-child/

          When the real head chopping will began you will regret every single word you’ve said the Syria for the rest of your life.

          Not really. The head chopping has been going on for some time and the rebel scum will be long forgotten before the rest of my life has run it’s course.

          • “Not really. The head chopping has been going on for some time and the rebel scum will be long forgotten before the rest of my life has run it’s course.”

            You are still speaking? You will see about that.,the more you speak the more you regret.

            {And if you see them (the hypocrites), you admire their bodies (their well-build forms), and if they speak, you listen to their speech[for its fluency]. [They are] as if they were pieces of wood propped up – they think that every shout is against them. They are the true enemy, so beware of them. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? 63:04}
            The Qur’an.

            • May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? 63:04}

              Wish I could say I cared, but I don’t believe in genocidal tyrannical sky daddies,. The sooner you realize they don;t exist the sooner you’ll arrive at the 21st century with the rest of the industrialized world.

              • We really don’t give a damm if u care or not. We consider it and follow it (Holy Quran) and that is what it matters for us.

              • You don’t believe in genocidal tyrannical sky daddies but support barrel-bombers Putin and Assad? The irony would be delicious, but is overwhelmed by the flavor of dead civilians.

              • We consider it and follow it (Holy Quran) and that is what it matters for us.

                And that is why your countries are backward, generally stuck in the dark ages and regressing. But hey, at least you get to read your fictional Quaran. I am sure it’s all been worth it.

              • You don’t believe in genocidal tyrannical sky daddies but support barrel-bombers Putin and Assad?

                What’s your obsession about barrel bombs? Woudl you feel better is they used laser guided bombs?

                The irony would be delicious, but is overwhelmed by the flavor of dead civilians.

                The irony is that you missed the part about which ones are real.

  2. Russia 24 weather channel yesterday brought an interestingly random yet possibly topical fact to viewers:
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    If you explode a nuclear warhead in low orbit over the state of Nebraska, it is able to cut down all the electronics in the United States, North Mexico and South Canada.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA-8RjXaW4s
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    A fascinating forecast indeed, à propos of nothing, I am quite sure. It would probably qualify as a ‘tectonic shift’, though.

    • Yes, let’s all chuckle at the maniac in the Kremlin sabre-rattling like Kim the Younger and Rounder in N Korea.
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      I find that the potential extinction of the human race in a nuclear holocaust is usually good for a giggle.

      • Yes, let’s all chuckle at the maniac in the Kremlin sabre-rattling like Kim the Younger and Rounder in N Korea.

        And then chuckle at the maniacs in Washington who are itching to start WWIII with Russia

      • Why did we waste all that money building these shiny new toys if I can’t even play with them?
        — Harry ‘The Hero’ Truman, 1945

        • Do you have a link or reference for that Truman “quote” ? It doesn’t sound like the kind of thing he would say.

          • It’s what he was thinking, but well encapsulates the cavalier Yanki attitude towards roasting civilian Untermenschen en masse when there was no fear of retaliation in kind.

            • So you attribute a quote, trying to pass it off as something he said, but then claim he was thinking it? LOL, you now can read the minds of dead people? Truly a great example of your appetite for BS. I wonder, is it confusing when the state is not telling you what to do every moment?

              • So you attribute a quote, trying to pass it off as something he said, but then claim he was thinking it? LOL, you now can read the minds of dead people? Truly a great example of your appetite for BS.

                ROFLA Truly a great example of the inability of Americans to understand irony. :)

  3. {And if you see them (the hypocrites), you admire their bodies (their well-build forms), and if they speak, you listen to their speech[for its fluency]. [They are] as if they were pieces of wood propped up – they think that every shout is against them. They are the true enemy, so beware of them. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? 63:04}
    {They hypocrites are apprehensive lest a surah be revealed about them, informing them of what is in their hearts. Say, “Mock [as you wish]; indeed, Allah will bring forth that which you fear.”9:64}
    The Qur’an

      • Strange how describe the Word Of God as a book of fiction
        and yet it describes you and people like perfectly:

        {And if you see them (the hypocrites), you admire their bodies (their well-build forms), and if they speak, you listen to their speech[for its fluency]. [They are] as if they were pieces of wood propped up – they think that every shout is against them. They are the true enemy, so beware of them. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? 63:04}

      • “The Qur’an – a really bad work of fiction written by blood thirsty men with serious hang ups over women and sex.”

        Yeah sure…it happends everyday that an illiterate spawns a book with a message that builds up a civilization. You are making yourself look like an idiot Andre.

      • More than 2 billion people around the globe follow Holy Quran.

        Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Even after massive propaganda against it by almost all mainstream media and social media.

        • With Ahmed & Mustapha, I rest my case.
          Just read their brainwashed comments and Koranic venomous quotations, and you understand that you should fight them wherever you meet them. With Islamists, it’s a zero-sum game, it’s either them or us.

          • Here comes another fanboy of criminal and illegal occupying regimes, no wonder u people support a mass murderer and his evil master’s.

            You people are TRYING hard to deceive the world from long time but alas you are failing as more and more pepople are finding the truth (Islam) and embracing it.

            • I am no defender of Israel but it seems to me you and the Israeli leadership are on the same page. They are aiding Al Nusra and have been pushing for regime change inSyria.

              They were also really upset at Obama for not bombing Syria in 2013.

              you are failing as more and more pepople are finding the truth (Islam) and embracing it.

              ….they also appear to be slaughtering one another. I have a theory that Islam is part of some evolutionary process of population control

              • “They (Israel) are aiding Al Nusra”…. but last week u were commenting here that US is not providing AA missiles to Al Nusra fighters cos they may use it against Israel.

                U should try harder and harder. Ur failing Everytime u open ur mouth here.

        • More than 2 billion people around the globe follow Holy Quran.

          Actually they don’t and we should be grateful they they don’t. The vast majority of those 2 billion people follow Muslim customs and ignore most of what the Quaran has to say, otherwise we would have 2 billion murderous psychopaths creating chaos in the world.

          Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Even after massive propaganda against it by almost all mainstream media and social media.

          Growth in 3rd world countries and a great deal of it probably due to forced conversion at the barrel of a gun. There is also a large growth in addiction to pain killers and anti depressants.

          • Ohh my, your islamophobic vein is finally emerging Andre! you are good at taqiyya!

            But how is that “The vast majority of those 2 billion people follow Muslim customs and ignore most of what the Quaran has to say”?. That´s an oxymoronic statement, you can´t have “muslim customs” without the Quran.

            “Growth in 3rd world countries and a great deal of it probably due to forced conversion at the barrel of a gun”

            Lol “3rd world countries”?. What are you a “first world” citizen?, give me a break!

            “There is also a large growth in addiction to pain killers and anti depressants”

            That´s true but mostly in “first world” countries.

            • I am not islamophobic, I have the same contempt for all religions.

              But how is that “The vast majority of those 2 billion people follow Muslim customs and ignore most of what the Quaran has to say”?. That´s an oxymoronic statement

              Not at all. There are secular Jews for instance, that openly admit they do not believe in God. Is that an oxymoron?

              If all 2 billion Muslims lived their lives according to the Quaran,there would be at least a billion more Islamic fighters slaughtering and beheading infidels and raping 9 year old girls.

              Fortunately only a few percent of Muslims fall into that category. The rest are rational enough to ignore the incitement to violence and human rights abuses in the Quaran.

              • “There are secular Jews for instance, that openly admit they do not believe in God. Is that an oxymoron?”

                Of course. How on earth can you be a jew, a christian, etc without believing in God???. That´s not possible.

                “If all 2 billion Muslims lived their lives according to the Quaran,there would be at least a billion more Islamic fighters slaughtering and beheading infidels and raping 9 year old girls.”

                Since when muslims should rape 9 year old girls?. And your are shocked about beheadings and you care about “human rights”!!, he is such an humanist!! but you are ok with the high-tech aerial explosive weapons ain’t that right??.

              • U mean to say like the killings of millions in world war 1 and 2, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, like the russians criminals attacking Afghanistan and slaughtering innocents there, before they were kicked out, or like the destruction of infra and mass murdering of innocents in Iraq based on false WMD report and now the killing of innocents in Syria and more than 60 years of brutal nd illegal occupation of Palestine?

                So is this the incitement to violence and abuse of human rights ur talking about Andre?

          • “Forced conversion at a barrel of a gun” in western countries u mean where there are millions who r embracing Islam?

            What have u been smoking?

  4. The same story from Putin,Russia and stooges:
    -don’t do that because we will attack you with nuclear weapons.
    Russia used the rhetoric even in Polonia,Sweden,Cehia,Romania. The result? Weapons race and zero relations in Europe. Going on so, Russia will have some friends only in China,NPRK,Cuba,Iran……
    For me such rhetoric make me vomit when I hear “Russia”.

    • don’t do that because we will attack you with nuclear weapons..

      You mean like Hillary did when she threatened to obliterate Iran?

      zero relations in Europe.

      Really? I hear France and Italy are desperate to kiss and make up.

      Going on so, Russia will have some friends only in China,NPRK,Cuba,Iran……

      You mean 75% of the planet right?

    • We are so scared about these russian claims and threats….i am sure in D.C. they are pissing in their pants. Putin will be put back in his small corner were he belongs. Just a matter of time.

      • Putin will be put back in his small corner were he belongs. Just a matter of time.

        Let’s see how that prediction works out for you. :)

        And I wouldn’t say in D.C. they are pissing in their pants so much as throwing their toys out of the pram and throwing tantrums over the fact they can’t get their way in Syria.

  5. Ultimately, Homs became a peaceful city who is undegoing a complete rebuilding since the end of the war and the complete defeat of the rebels there.

    Aleppo will be rebuilt after the rebels are defeated there.

    At some point rebel were holding 70% of Homs and it seemed the city could never be freed from them completely. Now it’s a much better place than many cities in Syria.

      • Yes, it seems that an area that hasn’t been carpet bombed to dust is a better place to live than an area that hasn’t been carpet bombed to dust.
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        An incredible conclusion that never fails to strike Genome45 as noteworthy.

        • Yes, it seems that an area that hasn’t been carpet bombed to dust is a better place to live than an area that hasn’t been carpet bombed to dust.

          You seem to have missed the fact that this is what happens when the moderate head choppers are driven out.

    • JaA is an incredibly combat effective group. Absolutely crucial in Ḥamā. Taking them out of the equation dampens whatever aspirations the rebels had for that front.
      They better think this move is worth it. If Assad & co. start rolling them back on that front, they have no one but themselves to blame.

      • Also, a JFS religious official makes it clear that JFS and JaA are not at war. There was a confrontation when some of Jund’s troops mistakenly stormed JFS’s headquarters, but the misunderstanding was quickly rectified.

    • It seems that there is a full scale war in Idlib between Ahrar al Sham and Jund al Aqsa.

      It’s only a very small sample of what would happen if rebels were to win. Each factions would fight each others.

      What is the reason for this fighting? Power and land grab probably.

  6. Looks like some bewigg’ed bureaucrats have gone badly off-message in the NATO-Vassal-State of Germany, where 3 ‘moderate rebel’-type chaps have just been sentenced to years in prison for supplying army surplus shirts and boots to Ahrar Al Sham, though it was not shown that the goods in fact ever arrived:
    http://www.swp.de/ulm/lokales/alb_donau/Gericht-erklaert-Ahrar-al-Sham-zur-terroristischen-Vereinigung;art1222881,4035987
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    Die salafistischen Kämpfer hätten das Ziel, ihr Land durch Mord, Totschlag, ungelenkten Artilleriebeschuss, und Sprengstoffanschläge in einen Sharia-Staat zu verwandeln. Deshalb gelte für sie kein Widerstandsrecht auf Basis der Menschenrechtserklärung, begründete der Senat sein Urteil.” —
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    “The Salafi militants would have had the aim to convert their country into a Sharia-State by means of murder, killing, the use of unguided artillery and bomb attacks, therefore they do not have any valid ‘right to resistance’ under the Declaration of Human Rights” reasoned the Court in reaching its verdict.
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    Strangely, the judges seem to be discussing the AAS group in Syria, not the accused before them, who stated they thought the consignments of haberdashery were going to the FSA. In fact, it sounds very much as if they were convicted for [someone else] being Salafist.
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    Ironically, they’d probably have fared a lot better in front of a Syrian Court, where, in exchange for signing a chit promising to try to behave in future, they’d have been immediately set free and given the bus fare home.

    • They could start by setting a good example within their own jurisdiction … indicting Bush the Lesser for his perfectly documented warcrimes of aggression, torture, kidnapping, mass murder, etc., etc., and deliver him in manacles to the ICC.

          • Cool story, bro. But unfortunately as with just about everything you post it has no basis in fact and is diversionary in nature.

          • What exactly do any alleged US war crimes have to with the Russians shooting down airliners, covering up the regimes gas attacks, bombing hospitals and aid convoys? I’ll answer that for you. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Hence the typical and shameless diversion. So predictable. LOL.

              • You’re so predictable it’s tedious. Utterly incapable of admitting any wrongdoing whatsoever. Yawn. I’m not going to debate that stuff with you. You’re wrong. Period.

              • We can assert with a high degree of confidence that the convoy was hit by the russian/syrian airforce.

              • Not sure if that was “we” indeed he royal sense but in the absence of evidence your confidence is delusion.

                Lavrov called for an investigation. Kerry rejected this proposal so it would appear he doesn’t share your level of commitment confidence

              • “in the absence of evidence your confidence is delusion”

                In this kind of specific binary situation in wich one has to choose between the U.S airforce and the Russian/syrian one, I personally choose the russian/syrian alternative (wich by the way their propaganda mouthpieces were the first ones to put out the most absurd and ridiculous claims).

              • In this kind of specific binary situation in wich one has to choose between the U.S airforce and the Russian/syrian one, I personally choose the russian/syrian alternative

                Imagine my surprise! Then again your “personal choice” is about as objective and relevant as what sports team you support.

                by the way their propaganda mouthpieces were the first ones to put out the most absurd and ridiculous claims

                You don’t get more ridiculous than assigning blame while admitting you don’t even know who was responsible.

              • “Then again your “personal choice” is about as objective and relevant as what sports team you support.”

                You simply don´t get it. There is something in life that is called “experience”, when you had lived under opressive regimes you learn their methods because they are ALWAYS THE SAME. You just don´t need to wait someone to show you the smoking gun to conclude perfectly valid infererences from innumerable analog situations experienced.

              • There is something in life that is called “experience”, when you had lived under opressive regimes you learn their methods because they are ALWAYS THE SAME.

                What experience gave you had living under oppressive regimes?

                You just don´t need to wait someone to show you the smoking gun to conclude ….

                That sounds precisely like the corker from Condi Rice about mushroom clouds and smoking guns. How did that experience work out?

  7. Mark ‏@markito0171 13h13 hours ago
    #Germany consider new economic sanctions against #Russia
    -now because war crimes in #Syria
    but,on the other hand,am opposite action……..
    here,
    As the Obama administration scrambles for options in Syria, officials lament that the United States has no leverage over the Assad regime, Russia or Iran to persuade them to halt their ongoing atrocities, especially in Aleppo. But behind the scenes, the White House is actually working to weaken a sanctions bill lawmakers in both parties see as providing leverage against all three.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2016/10/06/white-house-working-to-weaken-syria-sanctions-bill-for-russia-and-iran/
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    We have seen how much damage did Obama in US foreign policy(by non involvement): can we imagine Trump?

    • AFP news agency Verified account
      ‏@AFP
      US to respond to Russian hack at ‘time and place of our choosing’: official
      ‏@conundrumstix 29m29 minutes ago
      @AFP Translation: “We will check with Putin… See what he wants us to do… Then, proceed accordingly…”
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      LOL,for me this kind of statement makes me think at Bashar and Hezbollah when “bombarded by IAF.

    • And from AFP,……LOOL again…. Who is defending Trump at UN?(incredible)
      GENEVA (AP) — Russia lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, an intervention that underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin.

      There is no evidence Trump sought Russia’s assistance, or was even aware of the criticism by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights.
      Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, told The Associated Press on Friday that he complained to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about Zeid’s remarks.
      for conformity,
      https://apnews.com/161afebf5804419b93f7c6306d438cc1

  8. The Associated Press ‏@AP 8h8 hours ago
    John Kerry says Russia and Syria should face a war crimes investigation for attacks on Syrian civilians.
    (I removed breaking, but ….if US makes public the attack against hospitals, Ru will have a lot of problems : administrative ……
    Is going Putin to ICC?

    • Kerry is so full of $hit. Who’s going to refer Russia to the ICC? The US can’t unless is ratified the Rome Statute and accepts the jurisdiction of the ICC over all it’s own activities.

      • Kerry is the messenger;he is executing Obama directives 100%; and when he speaks “unofficially” is doing the similar percentage of following Obama.(Probably because Russia will veto later today)
        So, IMO,Putin,Assad,Khameney should be extremely happy with the actual commander in chief. They pursued a kind of war against Europe (emigrants,division,right parties emerging).
        —————————-
        And today is France UN resolution. Kerry (echoing Obama) follows France who bolstered one week ago … “if Russia does not agree ,it is a criminal state as Syria’s Assad “— sorry, not exactly written ,from my memory ,but that was the point).
        Returning to US, don’t think that Hillary will start a war! But imagine only one opinion ,one solution in the relation US-Europe.
        I have a question: if you say that US created Talibans,AQ,ISIS(with Iraq government) how will be the next terror organization that will emerge after Russia’s involvement?(Culture,education are additives…. the main ingredient is INJUSTICE)

  9. Syriac Language to be Taught in Rojava Alongside Kurdish and Arabic
    http://kurdishquestion.com/article/3496-syriac-language-to-be-taught-in-rojava-alongside-kurdish-and-arabic 10/3/2016

    reddit
    https://www.reddit.com/ 10/3/2016
    translate.google.com:
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    Mr. Bassam Isaac, president of the National Council of Syrian Syriac, along with a delegation of the Syriac Union Party made several visits within the island province where Sheikh Hamidi Dham Hadi visited the Palace of hospitality in the village of Tel altitude In this meeting never Sheikh happiness for this visit, especially threw him with Mr. Bassam Ishaq said Sheikh on the need to strengthen relations between all the components, especially the island characterized by coexistence among all the peoples of the region.
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    And thereafter directed by Mr. Bassam Ishaq and accompanied by a delegation of the Syriac Union Party visited the Democratic Party Progressive Kurdish was welcomed by Mr. Hamid Darwish party secretary and all of Ahmed Barakat and Ahmed Suleiman and Hassan Ginco members of the Political Bureau of the party, where the House debate, including democratic self-management and project Fed to North Syria and the Syrian situation in general, the parties stressed the need for dialogue to reach a consensus on a political solution for Syria.
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    Mr. Bassam Ishaq also visited the headquarters of the Organization Assyrian Democratic and meet with Mr. Gabriel Moshe Political Bureau of the Organization official as Hnih occasion he left the regime’s prisons as Dar Alehit including on the status of our people in particular and the discussion both parties for the federal project, which is being prepared now, areas of northern Syria.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/syriancivilwar/comments/55p6yh/syrian_national_coalitions_bassam_isaac_visits/d8cgj7j

    ICRD
    http://icrd.org/ 6/30/2014
    ICRD recently facilitated a social contract between the Kurds, Syriac Christians, and Arab Bedouin tribal leaders
    http://icrd.org/wp-content/uploads/Some-Good-News-and-Some-Bad.pdf

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