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Nasrallah: US, allies prevent Syria talks.

Nasrallah: US, allies prevent talks between Syria govt., opposition

Hezbollah supporters raise their fists as they listen to a televised speech by Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah to mark the sixth anniversary of Israel’s 2006 war against Lebanon in southern Beirut on July 18, 2012.

Hezbollah supporters raise their fists as they listen to a televised speech by Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah to mark the sixth anniversary of Israel’s 2006 war against Lebanon in southern Beirut on July 18, 2012.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the United States and its allies will not allow the Syrian opposition to enter dialogue with the Syrian government.

“Dialogue is prohibited in Syria because the Americans, the West, and Israel are not allowing the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue,” said Nasrallah during a fast-breaking ceremony south of Beirut on Monday.

He reiterated that Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia have stressed that the fighting must end and the two sides should start negotiations without preconditions.


The West is seeking the destruction of Syria, Nasrallah went on to say.

The Hezbollah leader, meanwhile, condemned a violent attack on an Egyptian border post in the Sinai Peninsula, which claimed the lives of 16 Egyptian border security guards.

Unknown gunmen caused the fatalities, attacking the guards at a checkpoint in the vicinity of the Karm Abu Salem border crossing near the Sinai border with the Occupied Territories on Sunday.

“I send my condolences to Egypt’s president, the Egyptian Army, and the families of the martyr officers and soldiers,” the Hezbollah secretary-general added.

Nasrallah called the attack a suspicious incident that Israel would benefit from most.


“Every Muslim rejects this approach of killings, which threatens our societies the most. Israel and the Takfiri trend are the main things that threaten security and stability in the region,” he maintained.

The Hezbollah leader hailed the Lebanese nation’s resistance against Israel, saying the resistance is the regime’s main source of fear. “For Israel, the resistance is considered the main threat to its interests,” he concluded.

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  • Standard Chartered is accused of dealing conspiring with Iran for a decade
  • New York State Department of Financial Services called the bank a ‘rogue institution’ and the bank’s Iran affairs had been a threat to global peace
  • Sixty thousand financial transactions were cited as suspicious.
  • Investigation quoted London-based executive saying: ‘You f***ing Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians?’

By James Salmon

PUBLISHED: 22:27 GMT, 6 August 2012 | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 6 August 2012

A UK bank hid £160billion of transfers that helped finance terror groups and Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, it was claimed last night.

In another devastating blow to the City of London’s reputation, Standard Chartered is accused of conspiring with Tehran for almost ten years.

Regulators in New York said it was a ‘rogue institution’ that broke sanctions imposed on Iran and put profits ahead of global security and the law.

It worked with three Iranian banks suspected of being used by Tehran to finance its weapons programmes, according to an explosive report.

US authorities suspect the Iranian banks also funded terrorist and militant groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The New York State Department of Financial Services accused Standard Chartered of doing business with Burma, Libya and Sudan, which are also under sanctions.

It said the London-based bank, which has 87,000 global staff with 2,000 of them in London, had shown ‘obvious contempt’ for US financial regulations.

The case echoes that of HSBC, which faces up to £600million in fines for laundering billions of pounds for Mexican drug lords and rogue states.

The world of banking has already been rocked by the ‘Libor’ rate rigging scandal that landed Barclays with a £290million fine last month.

Peter Sands, Standard Chartered Chief Executive, said 'culture and values are our first and last lines of defence'Peter Sands, Standard Chartered Chief Executive, said ‘culture and values are our first and last lines of defence’

At least 15 financial institutions, including Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds, are being investigated over concerns that rogue traders manipulated crucial interest rates which are used to set mortgages and are linked to trillions of pounds of investments.

In a devastating conclusion to its report, the New York watchdog wrote that Standard Chartered was ‘motivated by greed’ and had acted ‘without any regard for legal, reputational, and national security consequences’.

‘SCB designed and implemented an elaborate scheme by which to use its New York branch as a front for prohibited dealings with Iran – dealings that indisputably helped sustain a global threat to peace and stability,’ the New York regulators alleged.

The watchdog, which reviewed more than 30,000 pages of documents during its nine-month investigation, said Standard Chartered covered its tracks by removing information from wire transfer messages used by US authorities to identify sanctioned countries – a process known as ‘wire stripping’.

The regulator said in ‘its evident zeal to make hundreds of millions of dollars at almost any cost’ the bank falsified business records, failed to keep accurate books, obstructed authorities and committed ‘wilful and egregious violations of law’.

Sixty thousand financial transactions were cited as suspicious.

It even cited a response from a senior London-based Standard Chartered executive to a New York official saying: ‘You f***ing Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians?’

The Americans have threatened to revoke the licence of Standard Chartered in the US, which makes most of its money in Asia and sponsors Liverpool Football Club.

For nearly a decade until 2010 the lender ‘engaged in deceptive and fraudulent misconduct’ to move money through its New York branch on behalf of Iranian clients.

US sanctions against Tehran date back to 1979 but were heightened following the Iranian invasion of Iraq in 1980.

In 2002, the country was described by former US president George W Bush as part of his ‘axis of evil’. Standard Chartered was one of the few banks to emerge from the financial crisis intact.

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Report: AussieActivist

August 5, 2012.

Syrian Community of Sydney, Pro Assad Rally

I was in the Sydney CBD passing by to visit Occupy Sydney with my hubby and children and was very surprised to see the Syrian Community of Sydney out using their voices at a Pro Assad Rally. Below is the footage i captured. Yes, that is me hollaring “no western aggression, leave Syria alone”. I do not agree with Foriegn intervention. the media here in Australia is full of propaganda against Assad. Contradictory reports of “FSA sneaking into Syria from Turkey” then going on to say later in report “no foriegn rebels” are there.  Reports of arms being seized in Turkey headed for Al Queda in Syria have not been aired in Australia. From what i am aware even NO Main Stream Media in Australia reported on this rally.

The Australian Government is now run by a calculated criminal Julia Gillard, whom along with a former boyfriend, defrauded the AWU of $1,000,000,000. Ms Gillard denied “Knowingly” doing this.  So i ask, how does one make “Partner” in a law firm if they are an absolute dumbass? answer: THEY DONT!! They  make partner by being calculated! its a dog eat dog world, especially in the world of law.

So, here is the Pro Assad Footage.

I urge all Australian’s to look further than our pathetic monopoly media that is owned by known Calculated Capitalists such as the “Murdochs”. Seek Independent news, Look at Sources of documents, Criticize, Criticize, Criticize all you read, then criticize some more! Open your eyes and look at what is TRULY going on in the world.
Truth and Propaganda in Media
Aurora Shooting was a False Flag or Psyops Event
Sikh Shooting shows all the signs of a Psyop event

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
August 6, 2012

The alleged shooter in the Wisconsin Sikh shooting is a former soldier who worked in military psychological operations, according to the corporate media.

CBS News reports that Page enlisted in the Army in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He was last stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., serving in the psychological operations unit.

Psyops are not confined to the military and usually span a number agencies, including the CIA, DIA, NSC, NSA, and SAIC.

In 2002, the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon defined psychological operations as “integrated employment of the core capabilities of electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security, in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, to influence, disrupt, corrupt or usurp adversarial human and automated decision making while protecting our own. Also called IO.” (emphasis added) (see Joint Publication 1-02: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

Since the alleged shooter, Wade Michael Page, is now characterized as a white supremacist, the Southern Poverty Law Center is leading the information campaign to portray him as a racist skinhead. In addition to fronting a “hate rock band,” the Southern Poverty Law Center “has found that Page also attempted to purchase goods from the neo-Nazi National Alliance, then America’s most important hate group,” according to SPLC propaganda minister Mark Potok.

The National Alliance, like most white supremacist groups, is controlled by the FBI.

In 2007, its supposed leader, Green Beret David Kellerman, said he worked for the FBI. During a trial on weapons charges, Kellerman “said he went to work for the FBI with orders to infiltrate the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, in 2000 and relay intelligence. The group’s founder wrote a book that is widely believed to have inspired the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing,” the Miami Herald reported.

Is it possible the SPLC is somehow connected to the latest shooting? In 2005, court papers revealed that the supposed anti-racist organization ran an “informant” (informant and agent provocateur are often interchangeable) at Elohim City prior to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995.

“The potentially explosive contents of the teletype, among other things, exposed for the first time an informant operation being conducted by nationally known civil rights lawyer Morris Dees through his organization the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),” J. D. Cash wrote for the McCurtain Daily Gazette in October of 2005.

In some detail the FBI acknowledged the SPLC was engaged in an undercover role where it monitored subjects for the FBI believed to be linked to executed bomber Timothy McVeigh, the white supremacist compound at Elohim City and the mysterious German national Andreas Carl Strassmeir.

Strassmeir was a German intelligence officer and the leader of the Aryan Republican Army at Elohim City, Robert Millar, worked closely with the FBI. “Founder Millar repeatedly shared information with law enforcement officials. During a June 31, 1997 court proceeding, FBI Senior Agent Peter Rickel testified Millar was in regular contact with the agency in the years before the bombing,” writes Jim Redden in his book, Snitch Culture.

As we noted in the case of the 1st SS Kavallerie Brigade Motorcycle Division bust in July, the FBI controls the virtually all white supremacist groups.

It came out during the trail of reputed racist Hal Turner that he was a “National Security Intelligence” asset working for the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. His code name was “Valhalla” and “he received thousands of dollars from the FBI to report on such groups as the Aryan Nations and the white supremacist National Alliance, and even a member of the Blue Eyed Devils skinhead punk band,” according to The Record.

The FBI has run racist and white supremacist groups since the 1960s. Under COINTELPRO, the FBI “subsidized, armed, directed and protected the Ku Klux Klan and other right-wing groups,” Brian Glick writes. Racist groups were used to create a strategy of tension by attacking groups on the so-called left, including anti-war, Chicano and Puerto Rican activists and nationalists.

It now appears the government has taken its psyop to the next level. Instead of merely concentrating on small time busts and demonizing “rightwing extremists” for propaganda purposes in a complaint corporate media, they have decided to add the racist “white power” angle to the domestic terrorism narrative.

As Originally Reported on Infowars.

 

Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad

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July 8, 2012

Aug 5, 2012 by alexhiggins732

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As anti-fracking momentum grows nationwide with word being spread the practice permanently destroys water sheds, PA activists shutdown a planned operation.

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August 5, 2012

While Syria’s unrest continues, protesters snaked their way through Sydney’s central business district demanding no foreign intervention in the country’s internal affairs.

The protesters also thanked Russia and China for their international support for Syria.

Chanting slogans in English and Arabic in support of President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian Army, the crowd was vocal, but peaceful as they made their way to the Department of Foreign Affairs Office.

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Press TV

An 18-year-old Saudi protester has died of his injuries, a day after he was shot in the chest by security forces in the eastern part of the country, Press TV reports.

According to the Saudi interior ministry, Hussain Yousef al-Qallaf, who succumbed to his wounds on Saturday, was among a number of young protesters who clashed with regime forces in the Qatif region of the oil-rich Eastern Province on Friday.

The ministry claimed that the protesters shot and killed a policeman and injured another as they were patrolling the area, but did not provide further details about the incident.

Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province has been the hub of a growing anti-monarchy sentiment.

In a demonstration on Friday, protesters demanded the release of teenage activist Muhammad al-Shakhouri and other political activists.

Shakhouri was injured and arrested on July 27 and now is in a military hospital in the…

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By Darrin Mortenson July 30, 2012
Swampy Oil Landscape - Peruvian Amazon
Courtesy Debbie Rivet, Alianza Arkana

 

IQUITOS, Peru—The world that PlusPetrol has built in Peru’s Amazon over the last 16 years seems to be crumbling under the weight of the company’s alleged crimes.

The Argentinian oil company – notorious for allegedly spilling oil, dumping toxic petro-chemicals and production waters into streams used by indigenous communities – is finally getting the attention it deserves.

On the pleading of indigenous leaders whose people have suffered four decades under the oil regime in the region of Loreto, a congressional investigation finally led to the arrival of four members of Congress who, in late June, had to see for themselves the contamination that officials at all levels of government have ignored for years.

In one visit, a congresswoman slipped into an oil-filled pond that the company allegedly denied even existed. In another, legislators arrived on the scene as…

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The Erimtan Angle

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has raised the threat of a military attack on Iran regarding its nuclear energy program in an effort to reassure what they call Israel during a trip to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to dismiss the tough talk though, saying American statements of solidarity with Israel and hints at military attacks are not working. Iran however has denied the Western accusations that Tehran is seeking a military objective in its nuclear energy program. According to a Fatwa from the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei Iran is prohibited to follow such an objective. Russian President Vladimir Putin was in London on Thursday to discuss the Syrian issue with David Cameron. So far, Russia and China have opposed any kind of UN resolution that could be seen as supporting Libyan-style Western military intervention. “Britain has retaliated in part by blocking a Russian arm…

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Activist Awake

Please spread far and wide. “For those who don’t know, Kaleka is the filmmaker who has teamed up with Dr. Steven Greer from the Disclosure Project to release the upcoming groundbreaking documentary SIRIUS.”

August 6, 2012 | Brave New World

Posted by Tim Bravo

As soon as I learned about the mass shooting at a Sikh temple I assumed  it was another act by the increasingly desperate Illuminati.  Only, I assumed it was part of a move to set up public opinion against guns so they could use this series of events (including the James Holmes’ debacle) as a springboard to curtail American’s second amendment rights.

I may have made that assumption too quickly.

I just learned that Amardeep Kaleka’s father was shot and killed in this new event.  For those who don’t know, Kaleka is the filmmaker who has teamed up with Dr. Steven Greer from the Disclosure…

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FBI has more explaining to do on relationship with Anwar al-Awlaki

By admin on August 5, 2012

That Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was let go in 2002 despite there being a warrant for his arrest is not news. The Denver Post reported that information shortly after the Fort Hood massacre.

However, we are learning more about some of the details about that release thanks to a Congressional hearing at which

Via Fox News:

The FBI, for the the first time, has admitted publicly that it knew the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was returning to the U.S. in October 2002 and that an FBI agent discussed the American’s return with a U.S. attorney before he was detained and then abruptly released from federal custody.

Al-Awlaki, who would become the first American targeted for death by the CIA, eventually was killed last September in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike. Since…

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A group of scientists have put the world on alert that a massive solar flare could happen within the next two years that could harm power grids, communications, and satellites around the world. The scientists say that the risk of a massive flare that could harm systems on the earth increase as the sun reaches the peak of its 10-year activity cycle. The scientists say “governments are taking it very seriously.”

According to scientist Mike Hapgood, who specializes in space weather at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, solar storms are more commonly being placed on national risk registers used for disaster planning along with events such as tsunamis and volcanic eruption. Hapgood warns that while solar flares are rare, when they happen consequences on earth could be catastrophic. Magnetically-charged plasma thrown from the surface of the sun can have a significant impact on earth.

The chance of a massive solar storm…

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Share this far and wide. Lets break the Media Propaganda War on Syria.

Friends of Syria

A British photographer who was captured by insurgents in Syria has said that his captors were foreign extremists including several Britons with “not a Syrian in sight”.

On July 19, freelance photographer John Cantile, alongside his Dutch colleague Jeroen Oerlemans, was kidnapped in northern Syrian and freed one week later.

Cantile said he was held in a camp by 30 foreign extremists including some from Britain and Pakistan.

He also revealed that some of his captors were “young men with south London accents”.

“They were aiming their Kalashnikovs at a British journalist, Londoner against Londoner in a rocky landscape that looked like the Scottish Highlands”, said Cantile.

The British photographer also disclosed that some of the insurgents could not even speak Arabic, with around a dozen of his captors speaking English out of whom nine spoke with London accents.

“Not a Syrian in sight. This wasn’t what I had expected”…

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Friends of Syria

Foreign journalists, who left Aleppo last night, confirmed that many escapes have been recorded in the ranks of terrorists.

The terrorists, as they said, had escaped into the northern villages, or maybe to Turkey.

The escapes are related to harsh strikes made by Syrian air forces for the dens and strongholds of the militants.

Al-Watan Newspaper indicated that the decisive battle will begin within hours.

The Newspaper quoted journalists that the Army has begun setting up checkpoints in several neighborhoods of Aleppo, in order to prevent the rest of who have remained in to escape or withdraw, pointing out that the Army has made it up to annihilate every single terrorist there.

In the same context, media sources confirmed that the Syrian Arab Army has made a progress last night in Salah el-Din neighbourhood.

The very sources indicated that military enforcements are on way to ring the bell of the…

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Friends of Syria

Aug 6, 2012 | Interview with Michael Chossudovsky, Director of the Center for Research on Globalization

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/08/06/254815/west-attempts-to-destabilize-syria/

Now this is a very sad day for the international community because those 133 member states that supported the resolution, they were subject to threat, armed twisting. Many of them are heavily indebted. Many of them are part of NATO countries. I do not think that decision, which was endorsed by 133 countries of the United Nations General Assembly, reflects even the sovereign countries.”
Syrian security forces have clashed with foreign-sponsored insurgents in several areas of the northwestern city of Aleppo.

Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV said the army has arrested a group of Turkish and Saudi officers in Aleppo.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the Turkish Cumhuriyet daily in an interview in early July that Turkey “has supplied all logistic support to the terrorists who have killed our people.”

Many people, including…

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The Other Side of the Tracks

On July 29, several groups gathered in front of the Anaheim Police Department to demonstrate against a recent spate of police shootings including Occupy Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. Theresa Smith, who had been protesting outside of the Anaheim Police Department since her son Caesar Cruz was shot by police in 2009, was joined by supporters and other families affected by officer-involved shootings, who have called on the demonstrations to be peaceful in light of the vandalism at a protest on Tuesday.  Later on in the evening, nine protesters were arrested during a march to a vigil for Diaz, at least four of them from the Occupy movement.

The families of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo have been out of the limelight since Tuesday’s riots,and many demonstrators from the neighborhoods where the shootings occurred were not present during Sunday’s march. Members of the Occupy movement swooped in from Oakland…

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Police in Frankfurt remove protesters from the Occupy Movement.

Occupy Sydney stand in solidarity with Occupy Frankfurt as their ten month long Occupation is removed by Police. Claims that “activists have left and homeless have taken over” are a standard Police ruse to disinform the public by portraying activists as something else. Perhaps their are among Police tiers of recognition of activists and levels of activism. Our information from Occupy Frankfurt by phone is that there is a notable homeless presence but the Occupation is by no means exclusively homeless people. There are also activists from Student , Trades and Workers movements onsite.

As with other occupations, there are also numerous organisations which tried to co-opt Occupy Frankfurt whose high profile media spokespeople basked in the sunshine of Occupy publicity but had little to do with maintaining a physical occupation.

GERMANY

Police remove Occupy Frankfurt protesters

After ten months of demonstrations, the Occupy Frankfurt protest against anti-capitalism is being…

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The Extinction Protocol

August 6, 2012ROMEThe big news this morning is coming from an interview Italy’s Mario Monti gave to German magazine Der Spiegel, in which he warned that growing Italian resentment against Germany risks the break-up of not just the eurozone but the European Union itself. He said the eurozone tensions “bear the traits of a psychological dissolution of Europe,” adding that Europe “must work hard to contain it.” Asked about a strengthening in resentment between the allegedly profligate southern European nations and the bloc’s thrifty northern members, Monti told Der Spiegel “it is very alarming, and we have to fight against it. Yes, there is a front line in this area between north and south, there are reciprocal prejudices,” according to AP’s report of the interview. In the meantime, tensions between Germany and Italy appear to be on the rise. The news comes after an Italian newspaper…

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The Extinction Protocol

August 6, 2012NEW ZEALANDThe volcanic alert level for Mt. Tongariro has risen from 1 to 2 after the central North Island volcano erupted for the first time in more than a century late last night. GNS science is reporting that at approximately 11:50 pm on Monday night ash fall began to be reported in the volcano’s vicinity – it has since been reported as far east as SH5 near Te Haroto and in Napier. GNS duty volcanologist Michael Rosenberg told Radio New Zealand that some people are reported to have left their houses on the southern shores of Lake Rotoaira, though no formal notices of evacuation have been issued so far by Civil Defense. He said residents in the area have told GNS of hearing several loud explosions, lightning and plumes of smoke and police have been told by an onlooker that “a new hole in…

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The Extinction Protocol

August 6, 2012GREECEGreek police arrested more than 1,000 immigrants and detained thousands more in a massive weekend sweep that comes as the strapped nation has increasingly soured on hosting foreigners. The vast roundup in Athens was jarringly named Xenios Zeus — after the Greek god known as the patron of hospitality. Police stopped and detained 6,000 immigrants, out of whom 1,600 were arrested for illegally entering Greece and sent to holding centers, according to the Associated Press. Greek media reported that similar sweeps are in the works for other cities. Leftist political parties slammed the crackdown as an assault on human rights that had fostered fear and racism, while the extreme right Golden Dawn party accused the government of not actually sending anyone back to a home country, merely holding a “badly organized PR stunt,” Athens News reported. Public Order and Citizens’ Protection Minister Nikos…

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The Daily Cheese.

The propaganda increases and the truth becomes harder to find. Iran have been open in showing their support for Assad’s government and see the Syrian conflict as an internal issue for Syrians only and does not see the need for outside intervention.

This conflict in Syria seems to be following the same dark path as we saw with Libya and now is Iran directly involved.

Gunmen snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside Damascus on Saturday in a brazen attack that revealed the growing instability at the center of President Bashar Assad‘s power.

The abduction came as Syrian troops moved to crush one of the last rebel-dominated neighborhoods in the capital, shelling the area heavily. No group immediately claimed responsibility, although Iranian state media blamed the rebels fighting the Assad regime.

The pilgrims were on a bus taking them from the suburb of Sayeda Zeinab, about 10 miles south of…

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