Tag Archives: Síria

Sobre a iminente queda do regime sírio

“Contentions Iran Knows More About Syria Than Obama” de Jonathan S. Tobin (Commentary)

Unlike Westerners who simply took it for granted that Assad must go, Ayatollah Khamenei and Vladimir Putin have remembered an ironclad rule of history: tyrants fall when they lose their taste for spilling their people’s blood, not when they loosen the reins.

ADENDA: A propósito da morte de dois jornalistas, hoje, na cidade de Homs: “How Do You Prepare the Grounds For a Massacre?” no Beirut Spring

A solidariedade comunista é assim

Jorge Cadima n’O Avante

“O veto da Rússia e China no Conselho de Segurança da ONU é uma rara notícia positiva a emanar daquele órgão. Positiva por ser um entrave a mais uma agressão imperialista.”

A propósito do vídeo ver o artigo da Atlantic

Não sei se já vos tinha dito

Estou “maravilhado” com a profusão de manifestações contra os massacres na Síria. Dizem-me que há vigílias permanentes em frente das embaixadas russa e chinesa.

Ilusões dos media ocidentais

The Middle East Policy Twilight Zone: Four Examples” de Barry Rubin

–“Here is the next challenge for the citizen movements that are advancing from Tunisia to Syria — and eventually, surely, to repressive non-Arab states such as Iran and China. Once they have toppled the secret police, the revolutionaries need to draft constitutions affirming the rights of the individual.” –David Ignatius, Washington Post

Yes, on the way to the Middle East utopia do stop off and adopt a Bill of Rights. It made such a nice adornment to the Soviet Constitution(…)

Um guia sobre situação na Síria

“Syria: No Longer Revolution, It is A Civil War, A Guide to the Battle” por Barry Rubin (Rubin Report)

9. Who is the opposition leadership?
 
Ah, that’s a very interesting question. The best-known group is the Syrian National Council (SNC). It has announced its 19-member leadership group which includes 15 Sunni Muslims, two Christians, and 2 Kurds.  Note that there are no Alawites or Druze. The SNC has an advantage because it was assembled by the United States using the Islamist regime in Turkey.
 
Given Western backing the SNC is surprisingly dominated by Islamists. Ten of the 19 are identifiable as such (both Muslim Brothers and independent—Salafist?—Islamists) and a couple of those who are nominally leftists are apparently Islamist puppets. The fact that U.S. policy is backing an Islamist-dominated group indicates the profound problems with Obama Administration policy.

Tenho esperança…

Nos últimos dias os media descobriram que a Síria é governada por uma autocracia que oprime os sirios. Qualquer dia descobrem também o que faz a libaneses e israelitas.