Archive for Oktober 4th, 2016

4. Oktober 2016

U.S. and EU Sanctions Are Punishing Ordinary Syrians and Crippling Aid Work, U.N. Report Reveals (Intercept)

Internal United Nations assessments obtained by The Intercept reveal that U.S. and European sanctions are punishing ordinary Syrians and crippling aid work during the largest humanitarian emergency since World War II.

The sanctions and war have destabilized every sector of Syria’s economy, transforming a once self-sufficient country into an aid-dependent nation. But aid is hard to come by, with sanctions blocking access to blood safety equipment, medicines, medical devices, food, fuel, water pumps, spare parts for power plants, and more.

In a 40-page internal assessment commissioned to analyze the humanitarian impact of the sanctions, the U.N. describes the U.S. and EU measures as “some of the most complicated and far-reaching sanctions regimes ever imposed.” Detailing a complex system of “unpredictable and time-consuming” financial restrictions and licensing requirements, the report finds that U.S. sanctions are exceptionally harsh “regarding provision of humanitarian aid.”

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4. Oktober 2016

CLOSE RAMSTEIN Petition – Talk with whistleblower Matthew Hoh and Cian Westmoreland (Voice Republic)

Speakers: Diani Barreto, Matthew Hoh, Cian Westmoreland

4. Oktober 2016

US-Generalstabschef: Errichtung einer Flugverbotszone erfordert “Krieg mit Russland und Syrien”


4. Oktober 2016

INTERVIEW Syrien-Experte Günter Meyer „USA verantwortlich für diese Katastrophe“

Der Krieg in Syrien wird noch schlimmer werden, ist sich Nahost-Experte Günter Meyer sicher. Warum aus seiner Sicht Präsident Baschar al-Assad im Amt bleiben muss und eine Flugverbotszone wohl nicht helfen würde.

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