We are going to look at the Aleppo University attack by NATO mercs. Read about the offensive Syrian Army launched . Peruse the Russia/India report. Learn about another UN Security Council meeting set to take place near the end of January/13 including the possibility of a team of International Observers.
Going Long. Sit a spell and take it all in!
Thanks for reading :)
Recall this? NATO backed fighters harbour disdain for the people of Aleppo
"While relations grow testier between the rebels and Aleppines, for whom many fighters harbor some disdain"
If you hadn't read that piece previously, your might want to go back and refresh
Therefore, the attack on the Aleppo University should be considered a clear sign of that disdain.
Disdain manifested as more terror on the Syrian people.
Damage at Aleppo University from SANA
1st- A large explosion has struck Aleppo University in northern Syria, causing an unknown number of casualties, activists and state television say.
“Fighting between rebels and government forces has reached a stalemate in Aleppo and left the city divided. The university is located in an area under government control.”
Over recent months, Aleppo and the capital, Damascus, have been hit by a wave of explosions that have killed scores of people. Many of the bombings, which have largely targeted government buildings, have been claimed by groups fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
2nd- So far there are 82 fatalities and more than 160 wounded in a terrorist attack that targeted students on their first day of exams at the University of Aleppo,” Akkad told AFP by telephone.
As well as students, the campus houses some 30,000 people who have fled homes in areas of the city ravaged by fighting since July last year.
The explosions struck an area near the university dormitories and the architecture faculty, the Observatory said.
State television said “terrorists launched two rockets” at the university complex, which lies in a government-controlled area of the battleground city
The University is located in a government controlled area of Aleppo
The attacks- rocket attacks- emanated elsewhere.
-Since we know the NATO mercs harbour disdain for the people of Aleppo.
-Since we know the rebels have launched many, many deadly attacks against ordinary Syrians from car bombs to mortar attacks, causing mass casualties and devestation
-Since we know that the rebels have brutally massacred non-compliant Syrian civilians
How would it make sense, to believe that this attack was perpetrated by anyone other then the NATO backed hired killers?
It would not!
Here is another clue that this attack emanated with the NATO mercs in Merc terrorized section of Aleppo
Syria on offensive after University attack
Syrian armed forces launched a renewed offensive in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, state media said, a day after 87 people were killed in explosions at the city's university
Government forces also killed militants in al-Laramon, a area of Aleppo from which Damascus says two rockets were fired into the University of Aleppo on Tuesday, it added.
If confirmed, the government's report of a rocket attack would suggest rebels in the area had been able to obtain and deploy more powerful weapons than previously used.
And how is it that NATO’s mercs are getting their hands on more powerful weapons?
Via Turkey? With the help of Israel, France, GCC, the US and the UK?
This ain't rocket science. It is obvious and goes without stating and yet, I am.
One last story before I put this one to bed-
From an interesting source- The Russia/India Report
A silver lining in Syria’s storm clouds
Syrians long for peaceExcerpts-
Indeed, the West may have attained some important geopolitical objectives already in the Syrian situation such as the deployment of the missile defence system under the NATO umbrella in Turkey (which would have implications for Russia and Iran) on the pretext of a possible threat from Damascus to Turkey’s security as well as the overall degradation of Syria as a military power (which would tilt the military balance in the region in favour of Israel) and indeed the overall weakening of ‘Arabism’ itself, taking into account the disarray in Iraq and Egypt as well (which would have broader implications for the Arab-Israeli conflict).
Nonetheless, Russia has succeeded in stopping a Libya-like scenario of western military intervention developing over Syria and that by itself would have positive significance for the strengthening of the international system based on the United Nations Charter. Following the talks in Geneva, in media briefings, UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi pointed out that “it is the wider international community, but especially the members of the Security Council that can really create the opening that is necessary to start effectively solving the [Syrian] problem.” Brahimi is scheduled to brief the Security Council later this month.
Conceivably, the 5-hour long parleys at Geneva on Friday would have gone into some details of the Syrian problem. This becomes evident from the fact that on the very next day, on Saturday, Russian Foreign Ministry has attempted to flesh out the steps needed in the coming period to initiate a political process. The statement in Moscow, while emphasizing that last June’s Geneva communiqué remains relevant as “the only platform” for overcoming the Syrian conflict, underlined that the “priority task is to stop all violence and bloodshed immediately”.
In parallel to that, Moscow said, “it is necessary to launch a political transitional process in Syria aimed at formalizing legislatively guaranteed and equal rights for all ethnic and religious groups in that country.” The vague suggestion of an accord evocative of the Taif Agreement (1989) that brought the Lebanese civil war to a close and reorienting that country to the Arab world becomes interesting.
The Foreign Ministry statement clarified that the Russian position remains consistent insofar as Moscow is “firmly adherent to the thesis that the future of Syria should be decided by the Syrians themselves, without external interference or imposition of ready recipes for development, taking guidance in the fundamental principles of international law and the UN Charter.”Last paragraph
Put plainly, Russia’s message is that first, any solution to be durable needs to be all-inclusive and broad-based, and, second, neither the big powers nor the regional states in the Middle East can be prescriptive toward Syria. Taken together, the Russian stance amounts to a practical advice based on realism that the Syrian regime is as much a part of that country’s political economy as the exiles based in Paris or elsewhere or the rebel fighters and the country’s democratic opposition.
The Russian warnings have been prescient that in the rush to bring about regime change in Syria, Washington shouldn’t fail to visualize the anarchy that might well follow the morning after. The singular success of the talks in Geneva on Friday could prove to be that the Security Council would deliberate on the issues of war and peace in Syria in a new chastened mood of sobriety and realism.My bad there is yet on last item in this post that must be addressed
The UN Security Council will meet at then end of January 2013 to discuss Syria
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council are set to discuss the deteriorating situation in Syria at a meeting at the end of January, a Russian diplomat said Monday.
Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikhail Bogdanov, told the Interfax news agency that the meeting is likely to take place as Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN’s peace envoy to Syria, presents a new report on the situation in the country.
Bogdanov said the meeting would be held “before the end of January, around the 25th, 26th, 27th.”
Although he did not go into details of the participants, he said a ministerial meeting was unlikely.
“It will be on a vice minister level,” he said.
The permanent members of the Security Council are Russia and China, which have been traditional Damascus allies, and the United States, Britain and France, which are calling for President Bashar al-Assad to step down and actively support the opposition.
Bogdanov also indicated that the UN was looking at ways of sending a new observer mission to Syria.
“It seems as if the need will emerge to send a solid team of international observers there. I think several options are being discussed,” he said.
International Observers? Peacekeepers? How many? From where? A situation worth watching