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December 15, 2012


new: From the archive, 15 December 1981: Israelis vote to annex Golan Heights

From the archive, 15 December 1981: Israelis vote to annex Golan Heights

"Last night's annexation of the Golan Heights removes all prospect of a territorial compromise in any future peace negotiations between Israel and SyriaIsrael last night annexed the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in the Six-day War of June 1967. The measure removes all prospect of a territorial..."

Russia denies Assad exit plan - video

After Assad: the US tries to keep Islamists out of the picture in Syria | Paul Rogers

UK ready to step up support for Syrian opposition, says David Cameron


Kremlin makes new fraud claims against dissident

"The authorities have opened another criminal investigation against the opposition leader Alexei Navalny on suspicion of fraud and money laundering. Related StoriesMPs condemn Spanish 'act of war' over GibraltarFur flies as Moscow faces a challenge to its cosy addictionVatican's cut-price nativity..."

France’s bottled waters do battle for place at top table

Russia denies it is switching support to Syrian rebels

washington post

U.S. troops will man Patriot batteries along Turkey’s border with Syria

"INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — The United States authorized on Friday the deployment of 400 troops to man two Patriot missile-defense batteries along Turkey’s border with Syria, a move that could put American troops near the front lines of the Arab country’s escalating civil war. Read full..."

voice of america

Russia Looks Ahead to a Post-Assad Syria

"Russia backtracked Friday on comments about Syria made by a key official only a day earlier.  On Thursday, Russia's state-run RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying that an opposition victory over the Assad regime could not be “ruled out."  Friday, Russian..."

Russia Seeks to Retain Influence Over Syria if Assad Falls

US to Send Patriot Missile Batteries to Turkey

US: Recognizing Syrian Opposition Strengthens Fight Against Assad

Russia Denies Change in Stance on Syria


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U.S. defense chief orders Patriot missiles to Turkey

"INCIRLIK AIR BASE, (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order on Friday to send two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey with 400 American personnel to operate them, in a move by NATO members to bolster Turkey's defenses against the threat of Syrian missiles. The order was..."

U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad

google news

new: Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Conventional – Syria has a missile for that - National Post

"Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Conventional – Syria has a missile for thatNational PostSyria has one of the largest missile arsenals in the Middle East. Its missile build-up began as a deterrent to its primary adversary, Israel. Unable to match Israel's conventional military capabilities,..."

new: US troops will man Patriot batteries along Turkey's border with Syria - Washington Post

new: Don't Blame Obama for Syria - by Aaron David Miller - Foreign Policy (blog)

Russia backtracks on stance over embattled Syria - CTV News

Russia Steps Back From Envoy's Comments on Syria - - New York Times

Russia's stance on Syria 'will not change' - BBC News

Russia denies 'Syria regime falling' remarks -

syria comment

Russia Prevaricates; National Coalition Struggles

"The Russians of said that the rebels may win, but that does not signify that they will roll over on Bashar. Moscow remains unwilling to recognize the new National Coalition, which would allow the US to take it to the Security Council of the UN for international recognition to replace Assad’s..."

Recognition, Scuds, Ministry of Interior, Controversy over Jabhat al-Nusra

Obama Recognizes National Coalition; Trudy Rubin – “Arm Rebels”

فرانس 24

روسيا لا تغير موقفها وتخيب امال الغربيين

روسيا لا تغير موقفها وتخيب امال الغربيين

"موسكو (ا ف ب) - ما زال الموقف الرسمي لروسي على حاله في النزاع في سوريا على الرغم من آمال الغربيين الذين اعتقدوا ان هذه الدولة الحليفة منذ فترة طويلة مع نظام بشار الاسد لينت موقفها.ولم تتأخر موسكو في اعادة تصريحات نائب وزير الخارجية المكلف الملف السوري ميخائيل بوغدانوف التي نقلتها وكالات الانباء الروسية، الى اطارها.فللمرة الاولى..."


جديد: الأخبار - نشر باتريوت بتركيا وموسكو تتمسك بالأسد عربي - الجزيرة

"يمن برسالأخبار - نشر باتريوت بتركيا وموسكو تتمسك بالأسد عربيالجزيرةقررت الولايات المتحدة وألمانيا نشر أربع بطاريات باتريوت مضادة للصواريخ بتركيا لمواجهة أي أخطار من جانب النظام السوري، في حين أكدت موسكو -بعد تصريح لنائب وزير خارجيتها لم يستبعد فيه سقوط نظام بشار الأسد- أن موقفها لن يتغير "أبدا" مما يجري في سوريا. وقد أشارت..."

قصف أحياء دمشق الجنوبية وتواصل المعارك في حلب - الدستور

زمان الوصل

جديد: آلاف السوريين يتظاهرون دعماً لـجبهة النصرة ويهتفون ضد أمريكا

"خرج آلاف السوريين الجمعة في تظاهرات تطالب باسقاط نظام الاسد تحت شعار "لا ارهاب في سوريا الا ارهاب الاسد"، في انتقاد لقرار الولايات المتحدة ادراج جبهة النصرة الاسلامية على لائحة المنظمات الارهابية.في بلدة حزة في الغوطة الشرقية في ريف دمشق، رفع متظاهرون لافتة كتب عليها "نشكر كل الارهابيين في سوريا ضد الاسد، كلنا جبهة النصرة"...."

جديد: فرار جماعي لأركان النظام إلى قراهم الساحلية المحصنة

جديد: الأقليا ت والقيادة القادمة... محمد حسن عدلان