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Entries from September 2006

Israel wants to prosecute MPs who visited Syria and Lebanon

September 19th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Israel has launched investigations into the visits of Israeli politicians to Syria and Lebanon. The three Palestinian members of the Israeli Parliament travelled with two former members. Israel’s International and Serious Crimes Unit is looking at prosecuting the men. No freedom of movement, even for parliamentarians.

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How to get Hizbollah to disarm, an easy guide

September 16th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

From an interview by an Italian newspaper, Il Sole-24 Ore. If Israel withdraws from Shab’a, will your armed struggle end? Mohammed Ra’d, Hizbollah Leader in the Lebanese Parliament: “We have never fought in occupied Palestine, our area of operations is Lebanon. When the Israelis leave, we will cease military activities.”

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US: Syria is doing a good job on the Lebanese border

September 16th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

US Assistant Secretary of State David Welch says weapons smuggling across the Syria-Lebanon border has stopped. Lebanon backed up his statement, saying there had been no evidence of new imports of arms for Hizbollah.

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Evidence that a Syrian opposition party is working on behalf of the Bush government

September 16th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The Syrian Reform Party is asking Alawites to leave their homes in the north west of the country. In a statement, they “asked the Alawites to leave their regions”. They deny it is a call for ethnic cleansing, or that they are trying to forment civil war. And they said their call has the backing […]

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Germany: give Syria a bigger role in international affairs, as Syria asks for help to patrol the Lebanon border

September 15th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syria has offered to send troops to patrol the Lebanon-Syria border, after talks with Germany, Greece, Spain and Italy. Germany’s Foreign Minister, fast proving to be Syria’s closest ally in Europe, says Syria needs to be given a bigger role, and peace talks on Israel should be re-opened. (Germany is a close ally of Israel). […]

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Al Jazeera: Siniora is ‘Lebanonese’

September 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Al Jazeera call Fouad Siniora the ‘Lebanonese’ Prime Minister. A mistake? Maybe not.(Lebanonese is a political thinking which sees Lebanese people as non-Arabs, they are Phonecians, and they should strengthen ties with France and cut ties with the savage Arab world … it is a polar opposite to Arabism).

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US thanks Syria for its help foiling the terrorist attack on its Embassy

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The US has thanked Syria for its help foiling the terrorist attack on its embassy in Damascus this morning. They are the first kind words from Washington to Damascus for more than two years. Condoleeza Rice, US Secretary of State: “I do think that the Syrians reacted to this attack in a way that helped […]

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US Embassy attack – more images, evidence of two attacks on the building

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Two vehicles were driven into the Embassy – one on each side of the building. The bombed out car on the South side, opposite the Iraqi Embassy:A van was also driven into the walls of the Embassy, on the North side, opposite the Italian Embassy.

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US Embassy attack – latest images

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The bombed out car:Syrian authorities outside the Embassy removing the evidence:Guards at the entrance of the Embassy in Maliki:

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US Embassy attack – US and Syrian responses

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

US State Department: Attack happened this morning, some dead, all US staff safe Syrian Interior Minister: It was a terror attack More statements expected from Syria and the US soon

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