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Entries from April 2007

Ajjan on the Axis of Evil

April 7th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Media

…and why Syria isn’t part of it. The Allepine Elephant stomps all over ignorance once again. Bush has never said Syria is part of the Axis of Evil, neither have any of his spokesmen. So who’s making the mistake? Essential reading for the terminologically challenged.

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Pelosi supports Syria – but gets angry words from Israel

April 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Nancy Pelosi, the third most powerful US politician is in Damascus. “We were very pleased with the reassurances we received fromthe (Syrian) president that he was ready to resume the peaceprocess. He was ready to engage in negotiations (for) peace withIsrael,” she said. But she’s already been rebuked by Israel for telling Syria Israel was […]

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America’s third most senior politician visits Damascus

April 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Excellent pictures from Nancy Pelosi’s meeting with Foreign Minister Walid Mouallim in Damascus yesterday. Many thanks for the photos from Syria’s best photographer, John Wreford.

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Blair thanks friends and allies "in the region"

April 4th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has spoken for the first time about Iran’s release of the 15 sailors and marines. He has thanked “friends and allies in the region”. The only country in the region that helped was Syria (Turkey offered but it didn’t happen). The BBC is interpreting that this was a coded way […]

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Syria helps free the 15 British sailors and marines

April 4th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Despite earlier Iranian denials, it has been revealed that Syria mediated between Britain and Iran. And it worked. Iran has released the 15 UK sailors and marines.

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Syria offers to mediate between Iran and Britain

April 4th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Playing a very clever game here. Syria has offered to mediate in the Iran-UK dispute. Iran is holding 15 British sailors and marines which it accuses of tresspassing into Iranian waters. The UK denies this and has refused to apologise. Syria – which has excellent contacts inside Iran and reasonable relations with Britain – has […]

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Bush rival visits Ummayid Mosque

April 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House in Washington, and the most senior Democrat, is in Syria. Yesterday she was welcomed by Foreign Minister Walid Al-Mouallim. Last night she visited the Ummayid Mosque. You can see her standing in front of the head of John the Baptist – a shrine is built inside the main […]

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