Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Syria pulls tanks from streets as Arab League observers in Homs - live updates: Russia offers Bashar Al-Assad asylum

The Israeli Maariv newspaper on Sunday reported that Russia proposed to the Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Shara to assume the powers of President Bashar al-Assad for a transitional period and until elections are being held. This in exchange for Assad being granted a political asylum in Moscow.

The newspaper added that the Russian proposal is one of the offers raised to resolve the crisis in Syria. It says that the United States agreed to this proposal. According to Ma'ariv, the difficult situation in Syria and the fear of the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power raise concern in Russia , which is Syria's closest ally in the region.

The first question is how is this going to affect Iran who is holding naval exercises on how to shut down the Strait Of Hormuz and stop the worlds oil which they say they can do if pushed?

Iran begins 10-day drill in Strait of Hormuz: Iran has kicked off 10 days of naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz. Concerns are now being raised over a possible closure of the world's most strategic oil transit channel in the event of an outbreak of military conflict between Tehran and the West.

Drills on one of the busiest straits in the world. The military drills, dubbed "Velayat-e 90", comes as tension between the West and Iran is escalating over Iran's nuclear program. Israel and the United States have not ruled out military action if diplomacy and sanctions fail to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Is Iran legally permitted to close Strait of Hormuz to countries that impose ... Who the hell cares is it is legal or not?

Lavrov: Russian Draft Resolution on Syria Aims at Guaranteeing Its Stability, Ceasing Violence, Holding National Dialogue: He pointed out that throughout the 2011 events in the Middle East and North Africa, Russia sought to adopt a course that ends violence, protects human rights and helps all sides of conflicts to resolve issues peacefully through dialogue, affirming his country's readiness to continue developing partnerships with the region's countries on the basis of equality and reciprocal interests. Talking does not work unless it is to alleviate the fatigue of war! There is no fatigue here from Syria and Iran only the desire to fight, kill, and dominate.

Syrian Army 'Kills 20' As Arab League Arrives: A renewed military campaign in Syria has reportedly killed at least 20 people as an Arab League delegation arrives in the country to assess the ongoing crisis. Heavy machine gun fire and mortar shells fired by government troops targeted the Baba Amr district of Homs, activists said. It is the third day of violence following car bombs that rocked the capital Damascus which killed 44 people and wounded over 100 more.

Syria: Arab League observers head to Homs - live updates

The observers will make no difference unless Syria lets them close to where they are slaughtering civilians and starts killing them too so they can blame it on protesters. The IRG and Syria will stop for nothing and talk will only give them more time to kill more.

Syrians are going to have to do this themselves unless WW3 is the goal. I am afraid that, that will be the case once someone gets the war with Iran out in the open. Keeping it from becoming WW3 is the best we can hope for but Russia sending war ships over there makes me wonder.

I know the protesters vowed not to be deterred stating they will break the Government period but there is no way. The Syrian Government will kill and arrest who they have too. Iran will accept nothing less and they "the IRG" are in charge! The elephant in the room is Iran and they are not now and will not in the future stand idly by and allow Syria to fall to Democracy.

I remember the Syrian opposition saying that they would not stop and would ultimately defeat the Government saying Democratic transition would safeguard Syria from violence. As outsiders looking in we know nothing could be further from the truth. People are being imprisoned and murdered and I can not see that stopping until the Democracy movement is crushed. Supposedly this expected situation is begging for us to get involved but we damn well better not. Unless that is going to war with Iran is the goal.

I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.

Saddam Hussein with his lies about possessing WMD kept Iran in check. Bush freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with their chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.

The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Iran is not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy,Iran is in Syria helping Bashar Assad. What we saw after the voter fraud in Iran was mild compared to what the IRG will do if this movement spreads to Iran. I really wish Bashar would step down but Iran is the elephant in the room any way you look at it. The total middle east breakdown we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

Not a smart thing to put yet more sanctions on Iran. This will pit China Russia and Japan against us as they rely on Iranian oil. Considering we get much of our military hardware components from the far east and just about everything you see in our stores is made in China, this is a stupid move on our part.

an average patriot said...

I agree but what the he,l do we do? Right now they are forcing our hand again.

I don't know if we could have stopped them in the first place but right now they are holding naval exercises in the strait of Hormuz saying they could shut it down.

Today in response to our threatening more sanctions they said they will and stop all oil from going through.

They will cut off their nose to spite their face as they are the worlds 5th largest supplier and most of it goes to China. WTF?