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Syria says it has arrested members of a terrorist group that planned acts of sabotage to destabilize the country following weeks of unrest.
WASHINGTON — A document purportedly drafted by senior Syrian intelligence officials details a chilling plan to infiltrate the ranks of anti-regime protesters, arrest and assassinate their leaders, and link anti-regime demonstrations to the work of “Zionist” and other outside agitators.
The document was circulated by Syrian opposition figures Wednesday and cited by dissidents as fresh evidence of the brutality of the regime of President Bashar Assad. “It is very scary — this is the work of a Mafia state,” said Radwan Ziadeh, a prominent Syrian human rights activist and visiting scholar at George Washington University, who said he obtained the document from sources inside Syria on Tuesday night.
Text of the purported Syrian government document .link
And the authorities paraded three suspects on state television, who admitted being members of an "armed terrorist gang, saying they received money and weapons from abroad to fuel unrest in Syria."
In particular, the suspects said they had received arms and weapons from neighboring Lebanon. A Lebanese MP named by one suspect denied any involvement.
"We received orders to incite people into protesting, especially in front of the Umayyad Mosque (in Damascus)," the man identified as Anas Kanj, said on television. "Then we received orders to arm ourselves in order to carry out operations to support our brothers in Deraa and all of Syria's provinces like Latakia and Banias, and this was through Ahmad Oudeh who was the messenger between myself and MP Jamal Al-Jarrah in Lebanon," Kanj said.
Al-Jarrah, who denied the allegations on Lebanese television, belongs to the anti-Syrian Lebanese Future movement headed by caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2011
Statement by the Press Secretary on President Obama meeting with the Prime Minister of Lebanon
Tomorrow, President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon to discuss U.S. support for Lebanon's sovereignty, independence, and stability, the ongoing work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and other regional issues. Lebanon is an important partner in U.S. efforts to promote peace, stability, and justice in the Middle East.
Originally posted by OldCorp
ATS should have a new rule: No more OPs from PRESS-TV.
Gimme a star if you think PRESS-TV is THE most unreliable source of information in the Middle East.
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Originally posted by ANNED
Governments blaming there problems on outsiders has been around since before Hitler used it when he came to power,
As for it being Lebanon its been Syria that has been meddling in Lebanon for 40 years and its time for a little payback
"Lebanese security forces have reportedly intercepted two vehicles carrying weapons and ammunitions to Syria amid Damascus' complaints of foreign provocations."