Τρίτη, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2008

H Συρία κλιμακώνει με "αντίποινα" ? Syria shuts down American institutions .




Mourning: Syrian villagers carry the coffins of relatives who died after U.S. military helicopters launched an attack on Syrian territory

In wake of U.S. attack, Syria shuts down American institutions
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1032215.html
The Syrian cabinet decided on Tuesday to shut down an American school and an American cultural center in Damascus, the Syria's official SANA news agency said, two days after a U.S. military raid in Syria. Syria said the Sunday helicopter strike on the village of Sukkariyeh, five miles (8 kilometers) from the border with Iraq, killed eight civilians while a U.S. official said the raid was believed to have killed a major al Qaida operative who helped smuggle foreign fighters into Iraq. Syria said four U.S. helicopters attacked the border region in eastern Syria. Iraq, which said the raid targeted staging grounds used by militants, denounced the air strike. France and Russia have also condemned the attack.
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According to the SANA report, the Syrian cabinet also decided to postpone a Syrian-Iraqi bilateral committee meeting which was scheduled for Nov. 12- Nov. 13 in Baghdad. Moallem has characterized the attack as a "terrorist aggression" and said if repeated, Syria would defend itself. He has called for U.S. and Iraqi investigations into the attack. Meanwhile Tuesday, Syria rejected the allegations that the raid had targeted an al-Qaida operative. "What they are saying is just unjustified. I deny it totally," Moallem told reporters. A U.S. official said on Monday that the raid was aimed at Abu Ghadiya, a former lieutenant of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq who was killed in a U.S. air strike in 2006. "What they are saying is not accurate," said Moallem, who is on a visit to London. "Do you imagine that a man with his three children are terrorists?" he said, referring to one of the civilians Syria said was killed in the raid. He stressed that the victims of the raid were innocent civilians, and repeated his accusation that the attack was a "terrorist act" by the United States. "This is a war crime attempt by the United States against Syria," he said. Asked if Syria planned any further diplomatic steps, Moallem said "we are awaiting their response. According to what we will receive, we will decide our options." The Bush administration, which will leave office in January after the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 4, accuses Syria of not doing enough to stem the flow of al-Qaida fighters and other insurgents into Iraq. Iraq's government denounced the U.S. action on Tuesday in an unusual rebuke of Washington. "The Iraqi government rejects U.S. aircraft bombarding posts inside Syria," spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said
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(SANA)-Arab and international countries, political figures and parties continued Tuesday condemnation and denunciation of the US aggression on al-BouKamal area which claimed the lives of 8 Syrian civilians.
The National Leadership of al-Ba'ath Arab Socialist Party in Damascus strongly condemned this act of aggression, saying " this act is considered as a flagrant violation of international laws and one form of the state organized terrorism practiced by the US administration on the Arab region in the service of its colonial project 'the greatest Middle East' and the Zionist project in the region. "This aggression comes in the framework of executing the US threats announced by American military officers aiming at imposing the security agreement on Iraq and posing a threat to the neighboring countries," the party Leadership said in a statement.
France renewed its stance vis-à-vis the US aggression on al-BouKamal, expressing concern over this aggression and calling for the respect for courtiers' sovereignty.
"For France, it is not possible to consider operations that lead to the killing of civilians and children as successful… we expressed regret over the killing of civilians, among them children," Eric Chevallier, France Foreign Ministry Spokesman said in a statement. In Abu Dhabi, UAE condemned this aggression, saying "this aggression represents a flagrant violation of international legitimacy and Syrian national sovereignty."
"UAE stresses its deep concern over repercussions of this aggression on regional peace," UAE Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Jordan also denounced this act, saying "it is a violation of Syrian sovereignty on its lands."
The official spokesman of Jordanian Government expressed his country's deep concern over the US aggression inside the Syrian territories and regret over targeting innocent civilians.
In Sana'a, the Yemeni Parliament also condemned the US aggression on the Syrian lands.
"This aggression is a dangerous act against borders of a sovereign country… it contradicts with international norms and laws," a statement by the Yemeni Parliament said.
Sudan strongly condemned the US aggression, saying "it is a violation of the UN conventions."
A statement by Sudanese Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity and sympathy with Syria and condolences to the families of martyrs.
In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehre Mottaki condemned the US aggression on Syria and committing an ugly massacre against defenseless civilians in al-BouKamal.
"US President Bush administration seeks, during its last days, to keep its record full of aggression and blood-shedding in addition to destabilizing security and stability in the region through aggressions on Syria and Pakistan," Mottaki said during a press conference with Lebanese former President Emile Lahoud.
Meanwhile, China condemned the US aggression that led to the killing of civilians.
"China opposes any act that could harm sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries," Spokeswoman of Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement. In Beirut, Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh underlined that the US aggression has formed a violation of the international human law and an offense to peace in the region. "The aggression reflects the desire of US officials to violate stability and security as well as escalating tension in the region," Salloukh told al-Jazeera TV in an interview.

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Ανώνυμος είπε...

Coal, gas, oil, and atomic energy is destroying the planets livability and therefore the last forty-five years of ecological green revolution has brought into being the hi-tech tools to put in place wind, tidal, and solar power which transforms to electricity and is more power than can be used by society,. No more blackouts. This non-pollution solution is given freely in natures kinder laws and provides work for all and forever more. Viva socialist liberation. End pollution wars, not endless wars for more pollution.

The Nuremburg Trials chaired by the U.S. judge Jackson states that the planning and doing of aggressive war is the supreme crime on the planet earth as it acctuates all other crimes high, low, and big and small. This present U.S. Imperialist aggression against Syria is a war crime, and according to the anti-fascist covenants it is the supreme war crime. The Bushco is a guilty war criminal governance at home and throughout throughout the holyland called the middle east. They have drenched the arab peoples in blood and hypocritically destroyed the anti-fascist covenants by doing so. Further covenants the U.S. Imperialists are signed on to but ingnoring, are the United Nations Charter, the Geneva Convenentions of War, the world court of the Hague , the international criminal court, the international war crimes tribunal (Bertrand Russell style) and latterly the crime of attacking and criminally arresting the Green Power movement which is trying to put in place the non-pollution solution at home and globally. This is done as all know because the U.S. Imperialists hope to take the peoples oil, and monopolize and control that market, hoping to thereby control all the other markets in the world and thus to be Super-power number one, the greatest empire in the history of the world. Unfortunately they will fail at great cost to the worlds peoples as to do so they must do evil things to gain their way. All empires will fail because they do evil things and no one can unite with them. The liberation side backs the anti-fascist covenants and will win in the end as justice and democracy is with them, and that means the non-pollution side must become the programme of the free peoples globally. Long live independent and social Syria.
Jack