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  • Syria's 'Butcher of Hama' living in Ł10 million Mayfair townhouse

    06/15/2011 7:53:32 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 12, 2011 | G. Rayner
    Syria's 'Butcher of Hama' living in Ł10 million Mayfair townhouse The massacre of civilians in the rebellious Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur has awoken terrible memories for the people of Hama, 60 miles to the north, where up to 40,000 people were killed during an uprising in 1982. Rifaat al-Assad moved, more than a year ago, to a Georgian mansion off Park Lane By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter 9:00PM BST 12 Jun 2011 Today, Mahar al-Assad, the bloodthirsty brother of President Bashar al-Assad, is the man leading his army on a mission of vengeance against those who have dared to...
  • The Syrian-French Connection

    09/29/2003 3:25:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 89+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/29/03 | Nir Boms
    While the media is busy focusing on the troubling story of the two American soldiers detained at Guantanamo Bay for alleged espionage, both of whom had Syrian connections, another Syria story has passed them by. The names of Ahmad al Halabi, an American of Syrian descent, and Captain James Yee, a convert to Islam who spent four years in Damascus before returning to active service, are now well known. But the name of Nizar Nayouf, a Syrian journalist and human rights activist that was detained last week by French police in Paris, will most probably stay anonymous.   Nayouf?s only...
  • Possible Syrian nuke facility identified by satellite

    12/02/2010 9:36:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 12/2/10 | Yaakov Katz
    Footage of Masyaf shows missile shaped items; IAEA urges Syria to let inspectors visit reactor that IAF destroyed in 2007. A compound in western Syria with buildings and hundreds of missile-shaped items has been identified as functionally related to a nuclear reactor Israel destroyed northeast of Damascus in 2007. Satellite footage of the site in Masyaf was obtained by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security and shows a compound built in a ravine and surrounded by what appears to be a line of trenches. While there are no security measures visible in the commercial satellite imagery, ISIS said...
  • Syria Regime 'Ready to Accept De-Facto Partition'

    05/24/2015 7:54:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Sammy Ketz (AFP), contributions by Arutz Sheva Staff
    Weakened by years of war, Syria's government appears ready for the country's de facto partition, defending strategically important areas and leaving much of the country to rebels and jihadists, experts and diplomats say. The strategy was in evidence last week with the army's retreat from the ancient central city of Palmyra after an advance by the Islamic State group (ISIS or IS)... Syria's regime labels all those fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad "terrorists," and has pointed to the emergence of ISIS and Al-Nusra as evidence that opponents of the regime are extremists. Since the uprising against Assad began in...
  • French lawmakers 'to vote Nov 28 on recognising Palestine'

    11/12/2014 10:15:14 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a parliamentary source said Wednesday. The non-binding but highly symbolic vote would follow a similar vote in the British parliament and after Sweden announced it formally recognised the state of Palestine. A draft of the proposal states that the lower house National Assembly "invites the French government to use the recognition of the state of Palestine as an instrument to gain a definitive resolution of the conflict". France will "obviously at a certain moment recognise the Palestinian...
  • Israel vs The World

    08/02/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT · by darkwing104
    Coach is Right ^ | August 2, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Israel has pretty much declared it is sick and tired being the target of hate by Muslim terrorists and their enablers. In a battle against the world propaganda machine, Israel finds itself as David against the Goliath of the American and UN ministries of disinformation. The U.N. has a history of blaming Israel for defending itself and had to get used to being mistreated by every Democrat leaders since the assassination of Robert Kennedy by a Palestinian. Obama’s contempt for Israel Though admitting that Israel has the right to defend itself the Obama White House is doing all it can...
  • Hamas-CAIR Protest in Miami: “We Are Hamas!”, oh Jews, the armies of Muhammad are coming!”

    07/25/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 25, 2014
    FULL TITLE: Hamas-CAIR Protest in Miami: “We Are Hamas!”, Genocidal chants “Khybar, Khybar, oh Jews, the armies of Muhammad are coming!” Clad in the war garb of the jihad, the keffiye,h and chanting the Islamic death dirge, Khybar, Khybar, ya yahud, jaish Muhammad sayud.” The threat of Khybar is the threat of extermination harkening back to Muhammad’s annihilation of an entire tribe of Kews, the QurayaMuslims unmasked. Mosques unmasked.Jihad in America. CAIR-Affiliated Protest: “We Are Hamas!” By Danielle Avel, July 23, 2014Decked out in keffiyahs and stocked with vulgar posters, anti-Israel demonstrators have been descending upon cities across the United...
  • Israel May Have Bombed A Sudan Ammunition Warehouse Suspected Of Supplying Hamas

    07/21/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    BI - Times Of Israel ^ | Elhanan Miller
    Elhanan Miller, The Times Of Israel July 21, 2014A large explosion in a Sudanese ammunition warehouse last Friday was the result of an Israeli attack targeting weapons intended for Hamas, and not a fire, as claimed by the government, an Arab daily reported on Monday. Sudanese Intelligence had claimed that the explosion, which took place in a military training camp in Al-Gaili, north of the capital Khartoum, early Friday morning, was caused by “a local fire.” A Sudanese army spokesman, A-Sawarmi Khaled Sa’ad, said the explosion had no connection to “external hands, or a domestic act of sabotage.” But unnamed...
  • New Syrian-Iranian chlorine bombs make mockery of US-Russian chemical accord and UN monitors

    04/21/2014 7:48:15 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 17 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | April 21, 2014 | DEBKAfile
    The household cleaning agent chlorine, in heavy concentration is purchased by Iran and and fitted with detonators, to provide President Bashar Assad with a vehicle for cheating on his undertaking to surrender Syria’s chemical arsenal under the year-old US-Russian chemical disarmament accord. And Assad is indeed getting away with using chlorine bombs, with crippling effect, especially on children, every few days. On April 7, Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon offered chapter and verse to prove that the Syrian army had perpetrated a chemical attack on civilians in he town of Harasta on March 27, causing scores of serious injuries and...
  • PA’s top negotiator: Hamas “is not and never was a terror group” [Taqiyya alert]

    04/07/2014 2:48:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/7/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Of course, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who is dedicated to its destruction. But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority, I believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas…” — Barack Obama, March 21, 2013“As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas.” — Mahmoud Abbas, March 15, 2013“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” — Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, as quoted in the Hamas Charter “Killing...
  • Egypt rages against likely US ambassador on Twitter

    08/07/2013 1:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 08/07/2013
    A little over two years ago, on July 8 2011, a convoy carrying the then US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford made its way through army checkpoints to the besieged city of Hama, then the center of protests against the rule of the Assad regime. The surprise visit was seen as the first concrete sign of US support for the Syrian opposition. … But these days, the veteran US diplomat is being showered with invective and diatribe—on Twitter. The latest social media campaign against Ford was sparked by media reports over the weekend that US Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Report of Syria Gas Attack and Russian ICBM Over Israel

    06/07/2012 5:08:15 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 5 replies
    ynetnews. ^ | 06.08.12 | Ynet Reporters
    Was UFO a Russian ballistic missile? Russian Defense Ministry says it successfully test-fired intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday; earlier, unidentified flying object reported in Israel, Lebanon, other states in region and Reports from the Syrian cities of Daraa, Hama and Dir al-Zur are claiming that Assad's forces are using unknown gas shells against civilians. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4239820,00.htm
  • Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in 4 decades - 1971-2011

    02/18/2012 6:58:19 PM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades - 1971-2011 2,000-25,000 between Jordanians and "Palestinians" 1970 ('Black September').[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B02E7D61F3CF931A25752C1A9629C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=4] 3,000,000 - Bangladesh, 1971 (by Yahya Khan).[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16207201] 300,000 - Uganda (1971-1979 under Idi Amin). [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8372250.stm] Over 100,000 - Algeria (between 1992 and 2002).[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14118856] Over 300,000 - Iraq (1979-2003) under Saddam Hussein.[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13094677] 300,000 - Lebanon 1970s-2000 by Syria and 'Palestinians'.[http://www.free-lebanon.com/Editorials/Reader_Mail/archives2/archives2.html] 2,500,000 - Sudan, 1983-2005.[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/15/AR2010101503871.html] PSMost Israeli casualties are innocent non-combatants. Most Arab "Palestinian" casualties are combatants and/or involved in violent attacks. Not to mention Arab-Islamic intentional routine in causing deaths on their side via human shields. Same goes to Hezbollah...
  • "We Muslims can mass-murder each other - But don't dare defend yourself by eliminating some of us!"

    08/26/2011 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    Where's the so-called "angry Arab street?"When will the hypocritic Arab-Muslim world start giving a 'dime' about its own people. Arab-Muslim on Arab-Muslim crimes against humanity - routine. The "moderate" voice of Islamic-Arabs: "We can kill each other by the thousands!"(Syria, Hamah massacre - 1982, Daraa, Jisr al-Shughour and Hama massacres, mass torture of kids - 2011), Black September [Jordanians vs "Palestinians"] 1970 , Iraqis vs Iraqis since 2003, "Palestinians" VS each other (Hamas/Fatah 2007), "Palestinians" & Hezbollah using civilians (routine), Libyans (2011 massacres), Bahrainians [Shiite Apartheid VS Sunni], Algerians (100,000 dead in the 1970s') Yemen (2011), Tunisia (2011), Egypt (2011),...
  • Syrian Activists Report Blasts From Besieged Hama

    08/03/2011 8:32:02 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 3 Aug 2011 | Elizabeth A, Kennedy
    BEIRUT (AP) — Tanks took over a main square in the besieged Syrian city of Hama and electricity and telephone phone lines were cut off Wednesday as President Bashar Assad's regime showed no signs of halting the intense military assault against an uprising now in its fifth month, activists said.
  • Some of ISLAMOFASCISM round-up - July-Aug 2011

    07/31/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Some of Islamofascism round-up - July-Aug 2011 UNITED STATESIn-Depth: Accused Fort Hood plotter got bombmaking recipe from Al Qaeda‎ Christian Science MonitorJuly 29, 2011http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2011/0729/Accused-Fort-Hood-plotter-got-bombmaking-recipe-from-Al-QaedaFBI Charges KAC Director with Illegal Pak Lobbying‎ San Leandro India WestJuly 28, 201http://www.indiawest.com/ad.aspx?a=r1No bail for Florida imam accused of aiding Taliban‎Reuters - Peter Cooney - Jul 26, 2011 He has already rejected bail for the men's father, who was an imam at the Miami Mosque, also known as the Flagler Mosque in Miami, at the time of his arrest ...http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-usa-pakistan-charges-idUSTRE76P6KF20110726PAKISTANIslamist students terrorize Pakistan college campuses‎Bradenton Herald - Alex Rodriguez - 23 Jul 2011The organization's clout illustrates...
  • Syrians take to the streets as regime lashes at US

    07/08/2011 9:45:47 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians carrying olive branches and shouting for the downfall of President Bashar Assad's regime streamed Friday into the flashpoint city of Hama, where the U.S. and French ambassadors traveled in a strong show of support for the protest movement.
  • U.S., French envoys in Hama, 13 killed in Syria

    07/08/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert
    BEIRUT, July 8 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Syrian city of Hama on Friday, calling for the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad, as Western envoys visited the city to show support for protesters. -Excerpt- Footage on the Internet showed a huge crowd in Hama's Orontes Square, some carrying a Syrian flag tens of meters long and chanting "The people want the downfall of the regime." In a symbolic show of solidarity, U.S. ambassador Robert Ford and French ambassador Eric Chevallier visited Hama to put pressure on Assad not to crush the protest.
  • Syrian troops roll into Hama, a symbol of antigovernment activity

    07/04/2011 6:45:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2011 | Borzou Daragahi and Roula Hajjar
    Syrian tanks, troops and bulldozers on Monday swept into a city that has long been a potent symbol of the nation's pro-democracy movement, raiding houses and hunting down activists opposed to President Bashar Assad's rule. Witnesses and activists said at least three people were killed, including a 12-year-old boy, and dozens injured as security forces stormed into the outskirts of Hama. Hafez Assad, the president's father and predecessor, brutally crushed an uprising against his rule in the restive city in 1982... The government's raid on Hama, which followed the firing Saturday of the provincial governor amid rumors the official had...