Syrian Diary: Looking back at seven Months of Reporting

Russian channel Rossiya 24: Seven months of reporting from Syria.

Nahed Hattar: Between Assad and "Brotherhood" ….

According to Lebanese journalist sourcesSyrian President Bashar alAssad, put two in advance conditions to start a dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood. What are they?

First, the obligation not to make concessions to Israel in the Golan Heights on the 1967 borders. It is known that one of the main points of contention in the SyrianIsraeli negotiations, is Syria‘s insistence on restoring full territory under Syrian sovereignty until Tiberias beach, that is, until the 1967 borders, while Tel Aviv offer to withdraw to the borders of Mandatory Palestine, and annexing the land between Golan and Galilee, being a Palestinian land, in exchange for abandoning” land in the Negev for the Palestinian state.

The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood accepted the Israeli offer, so did PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Assad wants Brotherhood” to declare their adherence to the Syrian national position, in a document before any dialogue.

Secondly, adhere to the principle of the secular Syrian state, as a core principle not subject to debate.
It is clear that Syria Brotherhood would reject the first condition; their declared concessions to Israel in the Golan, is an integral part of the understanding with the United States. The issue is not just about border concessions, but related to the security of Israel and to ensure USA interests, which represents the cornerstone of the U.S. Brotherhood Alliance.

It is noted that Washington supported the  Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi President to impose a theocratic dictatorship constitution against the demolition of tunnels, and preventing the supply of weapons into Gaza, and preventing resistance emanating from Gaza.

The Brotherhood”, can’t accept the second condition; because accepting it means the losing the leadership in the Syrian political Islam, and also losing their allies in the sectarian Turkish Gulf project.

The conditions are a painful blow for the Muslim Brotherhood; revealing their involvement with Israel against the interests of Syria, and expose them to the secular opposition forces.
Assad wants, rightfully, before any dialogue an agreement (decleration) confirming the Syrian national constants. These constants are:

  • No compromise on the territory of Syria for Israel or Turkey,
  • No compromise on the size and arming the Syrian Arab Army,
  • No comprise on Syria‘s sovereignty and interests in any of the projects in the oil, gas, etc., and
  • Commitment to secular State.

It is known that the Syrian opposition coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood, have accepted the US-Israel Turkish terms namely:

  • Acceptance of Mandatory borders instead of the 1967 borders in the Golan,
  • Acceptance of Turkish claims in the Syrian territory
  • Acceptance of reducing the size and arming of the Syrian army and link it to the West,
  • Accept the unfair conditions in major regional projects (line Qatari gas to Europe, Turkish water line to Israel, etc.) and the dismantling of the public sector and the abolition of all the social gains of the workers and peasants in Syria.

صورة

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وفق مصادر صحفية لبنانية، وضع الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد، شرطين للبدء بالحوار مع الإخوان المسلمين ، يلتزم بهما ـ مسبقا ـ أي نظام سياسي ينشأ عن حوار وطني ينهي الأزمة الراهنة. ما هما؟
أولا، الالتزام بعدم تقديم تنازلات لإسرائيل في الجولان عن حدود 1967. ومن المعروف أن إحدى نقاط الخلاف الأساسية في المفاوضات السورية ـ الإسرائيلية، هي إصرار دمشق على استعادة كامل الأراضي التي تقع تحت السيادة السورية حتى شاطئ طبريا، أي حتى حدود العام 1967، بينما تعرض تل أبيب الانسحاب حتى الحدود الانتدابية مع فلسطين، وضم الأرض الواقعة بين الجولان وطبريا، باعتبارها أرضا فلسطينية، تحصل عليها إسرائيل مقابل ” التخلي” عن أراض في النقب للدولة الفلسطينية. الإخوان المسلمون السوريون وافقوا على العرض الإسرائيلي، كذلك، رئيس السلطة، محمود عباس. ويريد الأسد من “الإخوان” أن يعلنوا تمسكهم بالموقف الوطني السوري، في وثيقة تسبق أي حوار.
ثانيا، الالتزام بمبدأ علمانية الدولة السورية، واعتبار هذا المبدأ ـ الذي يمثل في سورية المتعددة الطوائف والمذاهب ـ ركيزة وطنية أساسية لا تخضع للنقاش.
ومن الواضح أن إخوان سورية سيرفضون الشرط الأول؛ فتنازلاتهم المعلنة لإسرائيل في مسألة الجولان، هي جزء لا يتجزأ من تفاهماتهم مع الولايات المتحدة. والقضية لا تتعلق بمجرد تنازلات حدودية، بل تتعلق بأمن إسرائيل وضمان مصالحها. وهو ما يمثل حجر الزاوية في التحالف الإخواني الأميركي. ومن الملاحظ أن واشنطن دعمت الرئيس الإخواني محمد مرسي في فرض دستور دكتاتوري ثيوقراطي مقابل تشدده في هدم الأنفاق، ومنع توريد السلاح إلى غزة، وتقديم ضمانات تمنع المقاومة المنطلقة من القطاع.
كذلك، سيرفض ” الإخوان”، الشرط الثاني؛ فبقبوله يخسرون موقعهم القيادي في الإسلام السياسي السوري، كما يخسرون حلفاءهم في المشروع الطائفي الخليجي التركي.
وجه الأسد، بهذين الشرطين، ضربة موجعة للإخوان؛ كشف تورّطهم مع إسرائيل ضد مصالح سورية، ووضعهم في عزلة عن قوى المعارضة العلمانية.
يريد الأسد ـ وهو محق في ذلك ـ وثيقة ثوابت خارج الحوار وقبل الحوار. وهذه الثوابت هي:
عدم التفريط بأراض سورية لصالح إسرائيل أو تركيا، وعدم المساس بقوة وعديد وتسليح الجيش العربي السوري، وعدم التفريط بسيادة سورية ومصالحها في أي من مشاريع النفط والغاز الخ، والالتزام بعلمانية الدولة.
ومن المعروف أن ائتلاف المعارضة السورية الذي يقوده الإخوان، وافق على الشروط الأميركية ـ الإسرائيلية ـ التركية ـ القطرية، وهي:
ـ القبول بالحدود الانتدابية ـ بدلا من حدود 1967 ـ في الجولان،
ـ القبول بالتنازل عن أراض سورية يطالب بها الأتراك،
ـ القبول بتخفيض عديد وتسليح الجيش السوري، وربطه بالغرب،
ـ القبول بشروط مجحفة في مشاريع إقليمية كبرى ( خط الغاز القطري إلى أوروبا، وخط المياه التركي إلى إسرائيل الخ ) وتفكيك القطاع العام وإلغاء كل المكتسبات الاجتماعية للعمال والفلاحـين في سورية.
وتعتبر دمشق، بالمقابل، الأرض الوطنية والجيش والسيادة والعلمانية، خارج الحوار، لكن هناك إشارات مزعجة لقبولها بسيطرة كاملة لاقتصاد السوق، كما يريد الإسلاميون والغرب.
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Mursi: no place for Assad in future Syria

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012



Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said on Saturday his country supported the Syrian revolution and that President Bashar al-Asasd’s administration had no place in Syria’s future.
Mursi said Egypt’s priority was to halt the bloodshed and to work, with “Arab, regional and international support and consensus”, for a political solution that would allow “the Syrian people to replace the current regime” with elected leaders.

“All of that while preserving the unity of Syria,” Mursi, an Islamist, said during a televised speech to Egypt’s Shura Council, or upper house of parliament. “There is no place for the current regime in the future of Syria.”

Assad has been losing ground to rebels waging a 21-month-old uprising. Egyptians ousted their longtime authoritarian president, Hosni Mubarak, in a popular revolt in February 2011. Mursi won office in a free election earlier this year.

“The revolution of the Syrian people, which we support, will go forward, God willing, to realise its goals of freedom, dignity and social justice,” Mursi added.
(Reuters)



UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi: Only two ways for Syria – political process or hell

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi put it simply: there are only two ways for Syria – a political process or hell. In other words, he agreed with the Russian position.
As for the opposition, it immediately declared that a non-negotiable precondition for any negotiations must be the departure of Assad (making any thinking person wonder what there would be left to negotiate at this point).

So we have the following dynamic: Assad agrees that the future of Syria should be decided upon in elections, and Assad agrees to negotiate without any pre-conditions. The opposition reject both the ballot and any negotiations.

I would say that by now only drooling idiots or fundamentally dishonest people could seriously lay the blame for the carnage taking place on Assad.
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A must see: Yahya Abu Zakariya on Syria, Exposing "Zionist" Arabs and Zionist "Muslim"s

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Obama’s Syria Terrorists Killing Palestinian Refugees on a Daily Basis

The residents of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital have appealed to the international community to save them from dying gradual deaths.

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In a message to international institutions, Yarmouk residents said many people, including children, are dying on a daily basis since the camp came under siege as a result of clashes between foreign-backed militants and members of the Palestinian revolutionary committees.

They said medical equipment, including oxygen supplies, are not allowed into the camp and that a number of patients have suffocated to death as a result.

The refugees also complained of lack of fuel and flour in the densely-populated camp. They have called for international humanitarian aids, including food and medicine, to save them from gradual death.

Some observers are likening Yarmouk to Gaza, and say while Palestinians there are being killed by Israel, those in Yarmouk are falling victim to attacks by al-Qaeda.

According to sources inside the camp, there are also deadly clashes between members of the terrorist Free Syrian Army and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front inside Yarmouk and that armed men affiliated to the al-Nusra Front have executed a number of Palestinian civilians in the refugee camp.
Yarmouk and the districts surrounding it have borne the brunt of the turmoil in Syria over the past months. In September, at least 20 people were killed after mortar shells fired by militants landed in the Palestinian refugee camp.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants operating in the country are foreign nationals.

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So-Called FSA Clashes with al-Nusra Front in Aleppo, 40 Militiamen Surrender Themselves


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Field sources told al-Ahed News website that, “more than 40 militiamen from al-Tawheed Brigade surrendered themselves to the Syrian Army in Aleppo after violent clashes between al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front and the so-called Free Syrian Army militiamen, which led to a huge number of killed among both sides.”

The sources added that, “the militiamen who turned themselves in where deployed on several battle points, including al-Sakhour, al-Shaar, Karam al-Jabal, and Sheikh al-Khodor areas in Aleppo.”

Al-Ahed website learnt that the armed terrorist forces “tried to control the last pebble that would obstruct their way in the Northern Countryside of Aleppo, which included Meng Military Airport that witnessed the most violent of clashes for months.”

On a similar note, the Syrian Army targeted terrorists’ gatherings at the surrounding area of Wadi al-Dhef in Maaret al-Nomaan, killing many of them and destroying their criminal tools.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon the so-called “Baba Amr” and “al-Farouq” battalions, killing many of the terrorists, injuring others, and destroying several cars which were equipped with heavy machineguns, SANA reported on Sunday.
Moreover, the Syrian Army and border guards inflicted losses on a terrorist group that sought to infiltrate to Syria from Jordan in Daraa countryside, and confiscated “Israeli”-made weapons.

SANA quoted a source in the province as saying that ”The seized weapons included “Israeli”-made Lau missiles, along with various weapons, munitions and modern communication devices.”

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The Castle Rafik Lutf …. By: Naram Sargon

This is not an article .. But a must be said opinion about the media companion Lutf

I do not fear anyone in the satire and don’t recognize  buffer  between me and those who deserve it. But I’m afraid of praising of Champions, especially newcomers, especially after the harsh stab ofFriends” we praised them , trusted them, welcomed  them in our homes. They slept on our pillow, between our  children dolls. I am also afraid of praise because praise may destroy monuments of heroes in the soul .. praise may be a reward .. And when achievementi turns into a reward, the equestrian deport..

But the case with Lutf is different .. The praise itself knocked on the door several times and begged me to send it a messenger to Rafik to shake hands with him and imitate him a medal .. and kiss him on the forehead .. What this guy has done since we knew him is great... He has shattered with simple means enormous media institutions and citadels without endings drinking from oil wells without satisfaction. Atertoa .. with documents, evidences directory and burdensome follow-up without , waiting for a reward ..

In his new show (Aleppo Citadel) starring Rafik Lutf .. And reveals the national castles.. and there is many .. the ordinary citizen to the Syrian military .. And he honors in his words the grand fortress of castles, the Arabian Syrian army .. And we discover that each and every soldier wearing the army uniforms is moving castle .. But it must be said that Rafiq Lutf the finder and designer of (Aleppo Citadel) .. Is media Castle rises with Syrian flag .. He has very courageously expressed his opinion ..
I do not want exaggeration, but you must add the word castle to his name  .. Rafik Lutf castle ..

القلعة رفيق لطف ….

‏بقلم: نارام سرجون‏ ‏
هذه ليست مقالة .. لكنها رأي يجب أن يقال فيما يقدمه الاعلامي الرفيع رفيق لطف …

فكلنا نتابع هذا الاعلامي منذ بداية الأزمة السورية .. وهذا الرجل يكبر فينا كل يوم ..

وأنا لاأتهيب أحدا في الهجاء ولاأعترف بالمناطق العازلة بيني وبين من يستحق الهجاء ومسامير الكلام وشوكه وشفرات السيوف ويستحق أن يرمى من شواهق اللغة نحو المهاوي السحيقة للاحتقار .. لكنني أتهيب من اطلاق المديح للأبطال وخاصة للوافدين الجدد على الصهوات الى مساحات الضوء خاصة بعد الطعنة القاسية من أصدقاء أثنينا عليهم ووثقنا بهم وأجلسناهم في صدور بيوتنا وناموا على وساداتنا وبين لعب أطفالنا .. كما انني أتهيب المديح لأن المديح قد يهدم النصب التذكارية للأبطال في النفوس ..فالمديح قد يكون مكافأة .. وعندما يتحول الانجاز الى مكافأة ترحل الفروسية..

لكن الحال مع رفيق لطف اختلف .. فالمديح بنفسه دق عليّ الباب عدة مرات وتوسل لي أن أبعث به رسولا الى رفيق لطف كي يصافحه ويقلده ميدالية ..ويقبله على جبينه.. مافعله هذا الرجل منذ عرفناه ليس بالقليل أبدا .. فقد حطم بامكانات بسيطة مؤسسات هائلة وقلاعا بلا نهايات تشرب من آبار النفط ولاترتوي ..بالوثيقة والدليل والمتابعة المرهقة دون انتظار مكافأة..

يتألق رفيق لطف في برنامجه الجديد (حلب القلعة) .. ويكشف لنا القلاع الوطنية ..وماأكثرها .. من المواطن البسيط الى العسكري السوري .. ويكرم بكلامه قلعة القلاع الكبرى وهي مؤسسة الجيش العربي يالسوري .. ونكتشف أن كل جندي وكل من ارتدى الزي العسكري للجيش العربي السوري هو قلعة متحركة بكل هيبتها.. لكن يجب أن يقال ان رفيق لطف مكتشف ومصمم (حلب القلعة) .. هو قلعة اعلامية يرتفع عليها العلم العربي السوري .. وهو يتمتع بشجاعة فائقة في التعبير عن رأيه .. وبصوفية وطنية يجب الثناء عليها .. ونزاهة يجب أن تكون مثالا يحتذى..

لاأريد المبالغة ولكن يجب اضافة كلمة القلعة الى اسمه بعد اليوم ليكون .. رفيق لطف القلعة ..ويجب أن يكرم في قادمات الأيام من أبناء وطنه .. وكاعلامي صار علما يجب أن تكون هناك جائزة اعلامية تسمى “جائزة القلعة الصحفية” كرمز لما فعله “رفيق لطف القلعة” من أجل وطنه ..تمنح للصحفي أو الاعلامي الأكثر شجاعة والأكثر نزاهة وأمانة في كل عام ..

واسمحوا لي أن أقتبس من بعض طقوس اختيار الفائزين بجازة نوبل .. حيث يقال ان المرشحين النهائيين يجلسون في قاعة .. كل واحد على طاولة .. ثم يتقدم الحكام من الفائز .. ودون اعلان اسمه أو النطق به يدنو الحكام من طاولة المرشح الافضل ويقوم كل حكم بوضع قلمه على طاولة ذلك الفائز كناية عن انحناء الأقلام لمن هو الأجدر بالموقع الفكري الأرفع .. انه اذعان الأقلام للقلم الأقوى ..

..انني أتخيل ان كنت يوما عضوا في لجنة تحكيم “لجائزة القلعة” .. فسأتقدم من طاولة رفيق لطف القلعة ..وأضع قلمي على طاولته ..لأنه يستحق ..

رفيق لطف القلعة … أحسنت

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Jewish terror state kidnapped 88 Palestinians in December

December; Army Kidnapped 88, Including 12 Children, 18 Patients In Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) – Hebron branch, reported Sunday that the Israeli army kidnapped since the begging of this month 88 Palestinians in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, including 12 children, and 18 patients.

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The PPS said that the Israeli army conducted numerous violations against the kidnapped Palestinians, including firing rounds of live ammunition in the course of their arrest, physically assaulted the residents, including beating them, kicking them, striking them with rifles and batons, an issue that led to serious injuries.

The soldiers broke into and violently searched dozens of homes causing extensive damage, forced entire families into one room while searching their property, and in many cases forced them out of their homes, physically and verbally abused the families while searching their property and kidnapping their sons.

The PPS said that the army kidnapped, in December, 12 children in direct violation of article #40 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989, kidnapped 18 patients and wounded Palestinians who were tortured and abused during interrogation.

The army also kidnapped 28 high school and college students, and moved 30 Palestinians from Hebron to a number of interrogation camps.

The PPS also reported that the Ofer Israeli military court imposed fines that mounted to 36.000 NIS against the Palestinian detainees in December, and said that Israeli military courts “are practicing theft by imposing very high fines against the detainees and their families”.

 

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