I am not betting on it.
All is quiet. For now. NATO's rebels are not attacking and Syria is not defending.
Syria agreed to ceasefire as long as there were no attacks. So far it appears there have been no attackers entering Syria from Lebanon, Jordan or Turkey.
Don't hold your breath for this to last-
"NATO is not ashamed to say it wants to dominate the region and is trying to extend its domination eastward," IRNA said, quoting Ahmadinejad as insisting: "The implementation of any plan in Syria should be free of pressures and interference, and all violence in that country should be stopped."
Turkey may just invite them, to "defend" their borders.
You know that means attack.
"More than two hours have passed and it's completely quiet across the country," said Rami Abdulrahman, director of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
There is no indication that forces have been withdrawn. They won't be and should not be.
It appears that another Security Council resolution will be sought- That much was obvious.
David Cameron, the peacemaker that he is, wants the world to "tighten the noose on Syria"
Syrian foreign minister Jihad Makdissi told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that President Assad's government had no intention of breaking the ceasefire and had already made several military drawbacks.
Mr Makdissi said the Syrian government was prepared to enter a process to end the conflict but said President Assad retained the support of a "majority" of Syrians.
He said: "There is no reason to break the ceasefire at all. What is important is everybody should abide by the terms of calm. (Kofi Annan) is asking cessation of violence by all parties, not only the Syrian government. For our side we are fully committed for this."
Syria won't break the ceasefire. Guaranteed it will be the NATO backed scum!
Update begins- Syrian Observatory that NATO backed 'NGO' is claiming that Syrian 'forces' kill civilian-
"The man was shot dead by either the regular armed forces or loyalist Shabiha militiamen outside the town of Mharadeh, said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights."
Given that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is based in the London.....
Where is this information coming from? Obviously, the NATO backed terrorists!
I want to add this into the post- Gulf News: Arm the rebels to end the strife in Syria
Completely nonsensical headline....
Arming the rebels will only serve to increase the strife in Syria- The article is rhetoric filled. I will as always cut to the chase. You can fill your head empty words if you want, I try not to do that.
The gist of the article is this: The rebels need more arms and heavier arms. If they get them support from Russia and China will fall away, or so it is thought?
"It is a military fact that the power of the regime's forces rests on the heavy use of all kinds of armoured weapons. The need now is to supply the rebels with light anti-tank weapons to introduce some balance to the battlefield. Introducing a change in the battlefield inside Syria could be a key factor in resolving the diplomatic deadlock."
The Russian-Chinese position, and the support received by the regime from certain regional states, will change if there is a change in the balance of power on the ground. The message to the regime and its forces, and to its outside supporters, must be clear that the regime has little chance of survival. Once this happens, the situation inside and outside Syria will promptly change in favour of the revolution. It is a psychological battle, as much as a practical one.
Today we are watching on our television screens the 'regime's' tanks freely firing on 'civilian targets'. We need to see these tanks not firing, but on fire. Supplying the Syrian rebels with light anti-tank weapons could be the turning point that could shift the nature of the Syrian uprising.
Do you get the impression that the ceasefire will hold? When the GCC nations along with NATO are plotting to up the ante. Anyone paying attention realizes this is not going to hold. And the false flag may have already flown, with our lone civilian shot- Now we have a martyr!
Russia wants UN monitors sent to Syria ASAP:
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on his ministry’s Twitter Inc. account that the presence of independent observers in Syria is “very important” in case of “provocations.”
Russia has a positive stance on the Syrian government’s response to the cease-fire and is seeking a similar approach from the country’s opposition, according to Gatilov.
The danger that Saudi Arabia will turn Syria into an Islamist Hotbed
Odd piece really? Since this is EXACTLY what the West wants. A tyrannical, religiously fanatic government firmly in the pocket of the US and Israel able to produce lots of fighters to continue justifying the war on terror! And, an ace in the hole to tear down Iran. Something else both Israel and the US are salivating over
"the rulers began to look at the potential opportunity to topple the Assad regime in Syria, and seize the initiative in Saudi Arabia's increasingly tense standoff with Iran"
In the best of times, relations between Tehran and Riyadh have never been good, but for the past few years the relationship has deteriorated so much that it can best be described as a state of undeclared war.Like I said, this just has Israel and the US drooling!!!!
So ignore the overall spin of the first piece that there is any 'danger' in Saudi Arabia turning Syria into a tyranny and read this piece from August 2011- This is quite an article!
How Saudi Arabia can contain Iran and other benefits from Syria's Turmoil
Always ask yourself- Who benefits?
All of a sudden, Saudi Arabia finds itself facing a historic opportunity to greatly enhance its strategic position in the Middle East and perhaps even assume an undisputed leadership role in Arab politics.
And this is hardly just an internal Saudi matter.
The regional status of the kingdom is a matter of some importance to the United States and its policies in the Middle East. Given the (still solid) strategic alliance between the US and Saudi Arabia, it goes without saying that a more influential and assertive Riyadh helps Washington achieve its overall foreign policy goals in the region, most urgent of which is checking Iran’s power and preventing it from becoming a nuclear power state.
Saudi priority No. 1: Contain Iran
That coincides so nicely with the policy of Israel and the US!- You can read the rest at the above links
Reading about the beneficiaries of Syria's instability..... No one mentions the Syrian people. For obvious reasons.....
At home, the Saudi leadership cannot pressure the Syrian regime too much because it knows that it is in an awkward, hypocritical position (the kingdom is second to none when it comes to denial of political rights and freedoms, especially to women, in the Middle East)