Monday, September 3, 2012

Russia's "red line" warnings on rebel threats to civil airports

Everyone has got their "red lines" drawn.  I have found a grand total of two news stories covering what appears to be a rather stern warning from Russia
Where is this going?
Russia slams Syria rebel threats to target civil aviation

"In Moscow we have seen with deep concern the statements distributed in the media by representatives of the so-called Free Syria Army that international civilian airports of Damascus and Aleppo are from now on seen as military targets," the Russian foreign ministry on Monday said in a statement.

State-owned RIA Novosti news agency on Friday reported on a rebel statement cited by London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper saying Damascus and Aleppo airports and commercial flights would be targeted from Tuesday because they were being used for military aviation.
The claim from the rebels is that Russia and Iran have been shipping Syria weapons via the civilian airports
"We consider such threats absolutely unacceptable," the Russian foreign ministry said.
"From a moral and legal point of view this means the opposition's critical proximity to a red line, beyond which are acts that are no different from the crimes of Al-Qaeda."
"The most recent statement by the Free Syria Army essentially confirms that terrorism is turning into one of its main methods of activity," the ministry added.
Russia called for "taking action on the leaders of the Free Syria Army in the most decisive manner to excluse such threats, not to mention their being carried out", and reiterated calls for Russians to avoid travel to Syria.



 Russia said on Monday it would work with other countries to ensure that the rebel Free Syria Army stops making “unacceptable” threats, following the announcement on Friday that the FSA now views Syria’s two biggest civil airports as “military targets,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website.

“These kinds of threats are absolutely unacceptable,” the Foreign Ministry commentary said. “They are a gross violation of international law, first and foremost the Chicago Convention of 1944 governing international civil aviation,” it said, and called on countries that have influence with the FSA to put an end to the threats.

The FSA earlier warned airlines to suspend service to Damascus and Aleppo, saying rebel forces could begin attacking airports in the two cities as early as Tuesday, the London-based daily Asharq Alawsat reported on Friday, citing the FSA's high command.

“The civil airports of Damascus and Aleppo may become targets of FSA attacks beginning on Tuesday next week, since they are being used by the criminal regime for military aviation to carry out strikes against Syrian rebels,” the report said.
More "red lines"!

13 comments:

  1. Yes, and it's good to see someone besides all of us here (the Russians and Chinese), pointing out the glaring hypocrisy of the Empire and its self serving and arbitrary "red lines".

    Time for a little honesty to be forced into the whole situation - quite ironic that we've reached a point now where you seriously have to look to Russia and China for some balance and truth, isn't it??

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  2. Yup LVB

    We have to look everywhere else to dig up the truth because good knows the media ain't gonna give us any

    This part caught my eye "taking action on the leaders of the Free Syria Army in the most decisive manner to excluse such threats, not to mention their being carried out",

    What is being suggested by that?
    Taking action on the leaders of the FSA?
    Could this be targeted hits?
    I don't know?
    What do you think?

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    1. i take that to mean targeted hits, just my impression. Land Destroyer has more info on the absurdity of the rebels claiming, without any evidence, that the Syrian govt is using the civilian airports.

      http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/09/nato-terrorists-to-target-syrias.html

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    2. Hey AP that is the way I took that also.
      I would think the rebels are making excuses to justify further terrorizing the people of Syria
      But, it shows just how far NATO is willing to push this agenda
      ty for the link AP

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    3. that is exactly what they are doing, it is strictly a "justification" to commit terrorism, woven out of thin air. why would the Syrian govt need to use civilian airports when they have an entire military and military bases and the whole nine yards, just like we do here in The West. it's the whole racist angle to it that allows a lie such as this to work -- the ignorance of people who get their news from corporate media, their willingness to believe these lies, their lack of curiosity to see if the things they are told even make any sense.

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    4. ' it's the whole racist angle to it that allows a lie such as this to work -- the ignorance of people who get their news from corporate media, their willingness to believe these lies, their lack of curiosity to see if the things they are told even make any sense'

      well said and worth repeating!

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  3. Satellite Channels Broadcast
    The Information Ministry said that a group of Qatari and French experts are setting up devices and mobile stations in Wadi Khaled and Akroum Mountain in North Lebanon to jam the broadcast of the Syrian satellite channels and wiretap communications in Lebanon and Syria.

    The Ministry said that the Qatari intelligence intends to set up satellite broadcasting devices in North Lebanon to be used by the armed terrorist groups, adding that French technical experts have started execution. The Ministry said that the stations are connected to communication devices connected with communication bases north of the occupied Palestine.
    http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&catid=12&pageid=3511

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  4. Hey Penny,

    Here's another good one sent to me directly from Scott this morning.

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/132478-taylor-gadhafi-gone-but-another-monster-hatched

    I stand by my previous assessment from years ago that he is one of the only journalists with integrity - and more and more, it's lookng to me like he is the ONLY one.

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    1. The reality of course is far more complex, with Assad’s predominantly Alawite (secular Shiite) government fighting an assortment of rebel militias that include Sunni fundamentalists and Kurdish separatists.

      Just this tells me he knows very little about Syria and it's armed forces composition.

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  5. "The only unifying brand for the ideologically diverse rebel factions is the objective of deposing Assad."


    brand = selling point

    Interesting?

    The unasked questions are, of course: what is an entire Libyan brigade doing in Syria?
    Paid killers

    How exactly did they manage to transport themselves and their weaponry into an area supposedly subject to an embargo?

    NATO transported them into Turkey


    And most importantly, what happens to these heavily armed mujahedeen when Assad is eventually toppled?

    They will move into Iran

    What do you think LVB?

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  6. And most importantly, what happens to these heavily armed mujahedeen when Assad is eventually toppled?

    They will move into Iran


    And to think Iran supported these rats and bigots in their murder and terrorism against the SOCIALIST PEOPLE'S
    LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA. Well as they say what goes round comes around.

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  7. I think that the role of real journalists is to ask these kinds of hard questions, and to make us really THINK about them so that WE will answer them for ourselves.

    Scott is definitely the only person I'm aware of who is bold enough to even ask them. I have nothing but respect for that and applaud him for being the lone wolf and voice of reason and truth out there in the disgusting wilderness of filthy, lying whores in journalism - and you should be proud, he's a a fellow Canuck!!

    As for the answers to those questions...well, honestly, I reach mostly the same conclusions that you have.

    It's not as though we're dealing with an entirely new situation, venturing into all new territory, now is it? Yeah sure, the places and personalities, and a few variables change a little, but overall, we have the same arrogant and powerful globalist alliance (US/UN/NATO) that is high on its own pride, hubris and military power believing that it can do no wrong - and even if it does, no one can stop them anyway. Or, so they think.

    Scott's article makes it very clear by openly asking the right questions that the US-led Empire is deliberately funding terrorism and committing war crimes by importing terrorists into a sovereign country, and attempting to determine the outcome of the internal unrest by sending and arming these Hessian mercenary terrorists into Syria, using them to the Empire's advantage.

    In a just world, with people who are the least bit aware and concerned about things other than pop stars in rehab, asking these tough questions would be enough to prompt citizens to demand honest answers from the leaders of their nations - answers about why these war crimes are being committed over and over again, not only in our names - but also with OUR tax money.

    And, I think it is inevitable that once the truth comes out, no amount of duct tape will be able to stop the pressure and the dam will break wide open - and they know this very well, which is why they fight so hard against it.

    It would lead to an avalanche of truth coming out, and it would result in arrests and trials and convictions and imprisonment - and yes, even death sentences and executions for those who have committed numerous crimes against humanity and treason, both against their own nations and all other innocent people of this world.

    That's what I think, Penny. ;)

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