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Iranian winter could chill the Arab spring

Iranian winter could chill the Arab spring

By John Bolton Since the “Arab Spring” began four months ago in Tunisia, U.S. media have focused constantly and generally optimistically on the turmoil in the Middle East. Unfortunately, the rising threat of an Iranian Winter—nuclear or otherwise—is likely to outlast and overshadow any Arab Spring. Iran’s hegemonic ambitions are embodied in its rapidly progressing […]

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Opposition: Syrian soldiers balking at orders to fire on demonstrators

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syrian Army soldiers have begun to disobey orders by the regime of President Bashar Assad to fire toward protesters. Opposition sources said Syrian soldiers have been seen refusing orders to fire on the tens of thousands of demonstrators who called for the ouster of Assad. They said some of the soldiers were […]

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Witnesses: 4 protesters killed in key Syrian city

Witnesses: 4 protesters killed in key Syrian city

BEIRUT – Syrian security forces and pro-government gunmen killed four protesters Sunday in the port city of Banias after the army sealed off the city as hundreds of protesters gathered, undaunted by the regime’s use of deadly force to quell more than three weeks of unrest, witnesses said. State TV reported that nine soldiers were […]

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Report: Assad used blood ties and bloodletting to stave off uprising

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The regime of President Bashar Assad has retained the support of Syria’s military and security forces, a report said. The report by the Institute for National Security Studies asserted that the Assad regime has maintained sufficient support to quell the uprising in Syria. Authored by Eyal Zisser, the report said Assad’s […]

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Optimism in Damascus and determination not to take the regime's bait

Optimism in Damascus and determination not to take the regime's bait

Syria Anonymous DAMASCUS — It has been four days since protestors mobilized all over Syria after the brutal measures taken by the regime to quell the protests in Daraa.  The protests have now moved far beyond demands for reform of the corrupt and despotic bureaucracy to calls for the toppling of the Assad regime with […]

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Rampaging pro-Assad gangs seen fueling full-scale revolution in Syria

Rampaging pro-Assad gangs seen fueling full-scale revolution in Syria

 Syria Anonymous Young armed gangs with close ties to the regime of Syrian Leader Bashar Assad roamed Sunday through the streets of the Syrian seaside city Latakia, barricading alleys and intimidating city residents in this country which is normally tightly-controlled.   While the Iranian Republican Guard is said to be deployed in Daraa, the Assad regime […]

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Iran's IRGC attacks anti-Assad protesters in Syria

WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran’s elite military units have been deployed to attack protesters of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Opposition sources said Iran has sent units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to attack thousands of anti-Assad protesters in the city of Dera. They said IRGC transported hundreds of commandos via helicopter in […]

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No media allowed as Syrian protests break out

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria is facing its first significant opposition protests. Opposition sources and Western diplomats said Syrians have been battling police and security forces in the first such confrontations since the 1980s. They said demonstrators were calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad in such cities as Aleppo, Damascus and Qamishli. “This is […]

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Iranian warships in Mediterranean for first time since 1979

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — For the first time since 1979, the Iranian Navy has begun operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Officials said two Iranian warships crossed the Suez Canal and reached Syria. They said the Navy vessels — a frigate and support ship — would participate in an exercise with Syria. “This is a very important […]

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Assad regime braces for 'Day of Rage' protests

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The regime of President Bashar Assad is preparing for an opposition campaign similar to that which has swept through Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia. Opposition sources said the Syrian Army and security forces were reinforcing troops in several parts of the country. They said the regime was bracing for nationwide protests during a […]