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Political Scene after Zionist Aggression on Gaza




Assessing the Israeli aggression against Gaza in terms of gains and losses, the number of the people killed and wounded or in terms of the caused destruction is nonobjective as this assessment serves the Zionist enemy's interest. The more logical assessment is that which takes into consideration the unequal balance of powers and the political and military achievements of both sides. The political observer sees that the result of this assessment comes in favor of the Palestinian resistance and its supporters topped by the people of Gaza themselves who confronted the Israeli war machine with great determination and faith.

 The victory, achieved by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, can be noticed in two main points; the first is that the Zionist enemy and its allies are the parties who sought ceasefire following  a state of political emergency which had prevailed among them, particularly the US State’s Secretary Hillary Clinton who paid an urgent visit to the region to meet Zionist officials before leaving to Cairo to hold a crisis meeting aiming basically at controlling the situation, saving the Zionist entity from an inevitable defeat and trying to steal the victory of the resistance by talking about negotiations between the two conflicting sides so as to reach an agreement on ceasefire, and this is exactly what happened.

 The second point is that the enemy forces have refrained from carrying out a military operation the Israeli leaders had repeatedly threatened of and even prepared for by summoning the Israeli army reserve.

 Nevertheless, the main questions to be asked, from our viewpoint, are: has anything changed in the region's strategic environment after developments in the past two years and the talk about "Arab Spring"? Is there any change in resistance stances following the Syria events, the attempts to target Iran and the repercussions of regional developments on Lebanon?

 Analyzing stances away from political and ideological convulsion, we can say that the Zionist enemy and its American allies have reached some conclusions; the first is that nothing has been changed in the Egyptian stance in the strategic sense, as Egypt has played the role of the mediator between the Palestinians and the Israelis without being biased to resistance, and this was the same Egyptian stance adopted four years ago during Israel's aggression on Gaza. The only change in Egypt’s role as a mediator is  that in the past Egypt used to convey messages from Israel to resistance, but now, it is conveying them from resistance to Israel particularly in the presence of  Mrs. Clinton?!!

  The Second and more importantly conclusion is the cohesion of the whole resistance front and the support of freedom-loving forces to resistance. These forces have been adherent to their firm and principled stances on supporting the Palestinian resistance in Gaza with all financial, military and political means. This was what had been stressed by some key resistance leaders in the media during the war on Gaza and after reaching the ceasefire agreement.

 These firm stances have strongly shocked the Zionist entity leaders and their regional and international allies who thought that cracks and weaknesses will hit the resistance body after the region’s dramatic events and changes backed by Israel and its allies to serve their interests.

 The aggression on Gaza has uncovered the limited capabilities of the Zionist entity and its continuous need for foreign protection. It has also refuted Israel’s claims of having strategic deterrence abilities through which it used to threaten some countries in the region, since, possessing weapons is something and the ability to use them responsibly is something else.

 This is the most important lesson one can get from the results of the Israeli barbaric aggression on Gaza, and that is what must be taken into consideration by our region's policies maker and implementers who are still obsessed with the illusion that the Zionist entity is an undefeatable force.


Dr. Khalf al-Muftah


Translation: Hamda Moustafa





Minister al-Zou'bi: War in Syria between State and al-Qaeda and Doha Coalition




DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The war in Syria is but between  the State and who support its logic, on one hand and al-Qaeda and Doha Coalition, which represent the collective political leadership of "Moslem Brothers", seeking to bring back their black history in Syria, declared Minister of Information, Omran al-Zou'bi.

Minister al-Zou'bi, during his meeting with SANA staff here Sunday, reiterated that there is no veto against the appearance of opposition figures on official media outlets, provided that such appearance isn't to breach into the national sovereignty, represented by the Syrian National Flag, Anthem, Army and Presidency, saying '' apart from this, everything can be covered and presented and with all courage and openness''.

"The task of journalists is to convey the whole picture and reality about every event on the ground," said Minister al-Zou'bi, pointing out that there are no ''red lines'' for media coverage, provided that it will not breach into national sovereignty.


M.A. Al-Ibrahim




Syria is making progress in its war against terrorism, says PM

DAMASCUS, (ST) –Services and development situation in Daraa province were the main issues discussed by Prime Minister, Dr.Wael al-Halqi, and a popular delegation from Daraa province on Saturday.

According to SANA, the delegation's demands focused on opening more branches for Damascus University in Daraa, setting up health and culture centers in some areas, carrying out sewage projects and ensuring   job opportunities.

The Premier asserted the government's keenness on following up the aforementioned demands according to the priority and available capacities.

"The government is doing its utmost to provide the Syrian people with basic needs and requirements, including food materials, medicine and oil derivatives, despite current circumstances and the economic sanctions," said Dr. al-Halqi.

Talking about the ongoing crisis from a political aspect, the premier said: "Syria is open to all local, regional and international initiatives to solve the ongoing crisis through dialogue and the rejection of violence and foreign intervention".

He asserted that Syria is facing a global war and a takfiri thinking that instigates terrorism that contradict with the essence of Islam and the holy religions' calls for tolerance and amity.

"Syria is making good progress in its war against terrorism and the armed terrorist groups thanks to the armed forces' sacrifices and steadfastness," said the premier.

The delegation members voiced rejection to extremism and violence, stressing their adherence to their national stances and their confidence in Syria's ability to overcome the crisis and restore its security and stability.

Basma Qaddour

Dialogue is the only outlet to resolve the crisis in Syria




The dialogue among Syrians is indeed the best if not the sole way out from the crisis in Syria, which is imposed – and indeed caused by foreigners. The differences among the Syrians are minor ones; hence the majority is committed to the stability, security and welfare of Syria, which is currently a model as far as the so-far introduced reforms, including the laws pertaining to political parties, media, and constitution.  

Rarely could a country witness such a number of reform measures during such a brief span of time. Thus, the Syrian government, majority and national opposition are but a united front in the face of the plots hatched by anti-Syria trouble makers and warmongers. The need is urgent for a boosted coordination, collaboration and joint work among these true components of Syria, the true, real and legitimate representation of the millions of Syrians.

The war against Syria is still unabated, and the few coming days ahead are still difficult; however, the national opposition along with the majority is able to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the conspiracy. The escalated inhumane arbitrary explosions, butchering, and killings by the foreign backed al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists do indicate further that the conspiracy is in its final stages.

And as Minister Ali Haidar of Reconciliation has recently put it all proposed foreign plans and initiatives for solving the crisis in Syria to stop the violence through political means were but a pure Syrian vision since the early days of the crisis. None in the world is entitled to claim concern about the Syrians more than the Syrians themselves; and none has the right to speak on behalf of the Syrians' government more than the caring government itself.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim




Iraq advises Turkey to focus attention on internal issues



BAGHDAD(ST)-Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to focus his attention on the Turkey’s domestic situation, which worries us that it directs toward a civil war on sectarian and national backgrounds. He said in a press statement for the Information Office, in response to Erdogan’s remarks on Iraq: “Turkey faces internal concern situations and the Turkish government should be aware of that.”

Maliki added: “Our advice to Mr. Erdogan is to address its minorities affairs and stop pushing Turkey into trouble of all regional countries because it is a policy does not bring for Turkey and its people nothing but trouble.”

The Iraqi statement noted that “We believe that the Turkish people are looking to change the political situation to protect Turkey from worsening internal and external problems".

He continued: “We thank Erdogan for his commitment, but we assure him that the civil war will not happen because Iraqis are conscious and coherence and united. The oil war predicted by Erdogan, we assure that the federal government will not allow it to happen and will maintain oil as belonging of all Iraqis.”