Syria Cables




UN Peace Envoy Brahimi - Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "for almost two years, the United Nations special envoy - Lakhdar Brahimi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "sought to bring peace - to Syria !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spiegel online:  "Mr. Brahimi - what did you hope to achieve ?!"





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  • "the idea was, and still is - for Bashar al-Assad to become the kingmaker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "an orderly transition with his participation - to go to the new Syria !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spiegel online:  "for the sake of his country - why couldn't he accept a replacement leader, that everybody could live with ?!"





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  • "it was the - regime !"

 


 

 

 

 

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Spiegel online:  "is Assad aware of the way is was being conducted - by the army of the Syrian regime ?!"





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  • "yes !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "maybe he doesn't know every single detail - of what is happening !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but in principle - he is aware of the actions !"

 



 

 

 

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Spiegel online:  "did you confront him - with those facts ?!"





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  • "sure !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "I spoke to him of a list - of 29,000 people in his prisons !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and I gave a copy of the list - to his office !"

 

 

 



 

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Spiegel online:  "does anybody track those war crimes - to hold people responsible ?!"





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  • "there is an investigation commission - working under the umbrella of the UN High Commission of Human Rights !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that has been looking at all these human rights abuses - and they are systematically collecting facts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "people will be held - responsible one day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 



 

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Spiegel online:  "sources say that the regime - had released hundreds of extremists from their prisons !"





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  • "I have heard this - several times !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "isis had controled one province - and the government did not attack them !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the United Nations Secretary General is saying - all along !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that there is - no military solution !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 


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Spiegel online:  "what is the best plan ?!"





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  • "a UN intervention - is the best plan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a peace-keeping mission - that comes as part of an agreed solution !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the region has to discuss - how to help the Syrian people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a constructive - and responsible way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

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  • "there has to be - a political solution !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Assad implicated in Syria War Crimes - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the UN inquiry founds - "massive evidence"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that Bashar al-Assad - is implicated in war crimes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Navi Pillay, the UN's Human Rights Chief:  "the commission has produced - massive evidence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of very serious crimes - war crimes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and crimes - against humanity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Pillay:  "the names of perpetrators remain sealed - until I am requested to furnish them to credible investigation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it could be a national investigation - or international investigation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Pillay called for the case - to be handed over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to the international criminal court, ICC - in The Hague !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to ensure - accountability !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Inspectors - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Syrian chemical weapons are placed - under international control !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and are - destroyed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "international inspectors - from the Organisation of the Prevention of Chemical weapons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "must be given "immediate and unfettered" access - to Syrian chemical weapons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while Syria must give - a "comprehensive list"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 21st - New York Times: LINK ¤ NEW YORK TIMES

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  • "in the days leading up to August 21st, we know that Assad’s chemical weapons personnel - had prepared for an attack !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "they had distributed gas masks - to their troops !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "then they had fired rockets from a regime-controlled area - into 11 neighborhoods !"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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UNHCR Report: LINK ¤ UNHCR REPORT

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  • "the security forces of the Syrian regime - had caused politically motivated disappearances !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and had arrested and detained - individuals without due process !"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Damascus Declaration - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 09DAMASCUS148

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  • "the Damascus Declaration movement, DD - is a umbrella organization !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for a wide spectrum of social - political - and cultural parties !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "committed to a peaceful - gradual democratic change !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to a civil - democratic state !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a state of law and rights - for all citizens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michel Kilo - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09DAMASCUS747

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  • Michel Kilo, Human Rights activist:  "Bashar Assad has not consolidated control !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the way - his father did !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "having never played a contributing role - in his father's regime !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the son's legitimacy - is tenuous at best !"

 



 

 

 

 

 

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Human Rights Lawyer - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09DAMASCUS534

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  • "general intelligence directorate, GID - invited human rights lawyer Muhanad al-Hasani !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to its offices - for an interrogation session !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that resulted in arrest - and incarceration in Adra prison !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was being charged - with operating an NGO without a license !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and spreading false information !"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habib Saleh - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09DAMASCUS210

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  • "Internet writer Habib Saleh was sentenced - to three years in prison !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was accused of inciting - civil and religious dissent !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "weakening national feeling - and spreading false information !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "this was Saleh's fifth arrest !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meshaal Tammo - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09DAMASCUS343

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  • "Meshaal Tammo, leader of the Kurdish Future Movement - was sentenced to three and one half years in prison !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was convicted for willfully spreading false news - to weaken national sentiment !"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Media - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09DAMASCUS563

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  • "journalists lamented, that government prohibitions "red lines" - were constantly shifting !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "taboo subjects had beenthe president - his father - the military - and "national security"  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but there were myriad other - more nuanced issues !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SYRIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL - SNC
- Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ SYRIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL

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  • "the Syrian National Council, SNC - is a coalition of Syrian democratic groups !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to end - Bashar al-Assad's regime !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and for the establishment of a modern - civil - democratic state !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the SNC national charter lists human rights - judicial independence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "press freedom - democracy - and political pluralism - as its guiding principles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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