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The Strong and the Sweet
Uri Avnery on Palestine's victory at the UN
Blanking Bradley Manning
Media ignored his historic testimony, says Chris Floyd
Lindsey Graham & Indefinite Detention
Adam Serwer: Is Congress doing away with trial-by-jury?
 Israel's Revenge: New Settlements
Location of housing meant to negate two-state solution
20 Lebanese Allied With Syria Rebels Die
Lebanese from Tripoli went to Syria to join rebels
Protests Continue in Cairo Over Edict
Tens of thousands continue to rally in Tahrir Square
 Jabari Was Point Man for Truce
Gershon Baskin on dealings before Gaza war
Susan Rice Supports Dictatorships
Michael Hirsh on her real record
Get Involved, Get Into It
John Heuer on the Veterans for Peace
Libyan, Tunisian Leaders Oppose Arming Syrian Rebels
Recent Regime-Change Nations Not Recognizing Rebel Umbrella Group
by Jason Ditz, November 22, 2012
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Libyan interim President Mohammed al-Megarif and Tunisia President Moncef Marzouki today announced at a joint press conference that they are withholding recognition to the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (CORF), a move that will have major impact as both leaders are the product of regime changes the CORF are hoping to reproduce.
Megarif said the two are opposed to foreign intervention in Syria and opposed to providing foreign weaponry to rebel factions, adding that they aren’t at all clear how representative the self-proclaimed rebel leaders actually are.
The comments from Megarif are particularly surprising because his government has been bankrolling the Syrian National Council (SNC), one of the other would-be rebel leadership groups, providing more than half of their operating budget.
The big difference appears to be that the SNC did not have any role in fighting, while CORF is trying to organize themselves as a combat leader, and a distributor of foreign arms. Megarif did reiterate calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign, but seemed uncomfortable with Western ambitions to repeat the Libyan war in Syria.
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Highlights
The Strong and the Sweet
Uri Avnery on Palestine's victory at the UN
Blanking Bradley Manning
Media ignored his historic testimony, says Chris Floyd
Lindsey Graham & Indefinite Detention
Adam Serwer: Is Congress doing away with trial-by-jury?
Breaking News
Israel's Revenge: New Settlements
Location of housing meant to negate two-state solution
20 Lebanese Allied With Syria Rebels Die
Lebanese from Tripoli went to Syria to join rebels
Protests Continue in Cairo Over Edict
Tens of thousands continue to rally in Tahrir Square