Al Qaeda

BEST OF OFFG: “Questions you aren’t supposed to ask about ISIS”

Catte Black Republished as part of our ‘Best Of’ series, revisiting some of OffG’s Pre-Covid editorials – either because they help remind us of important realities easily overlooked nowadays, or because they take on added significance in a ‘post-covid’ world. Do you remember 2015? It seems more than six years ago. Do you remember when …

Syria’s so-called ‘cradle of the revolution’ has been liberated

Vanessa Beeley After three years of a fragile ceasefire and a campaign of assassinations of Syrian government ‘loyalists’ by embedded fundamentalist armed groups, the Syrian flag has once more been raised in Daraa Al Balad. Western media persists in portraying the emergence of extremist armed groups in Daraa, south of Damascus, as the “cradle of …

9/11 and Afghanistan Post-Mortems: Lessons in Safe Logic

Edward Curtin In the wake of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of the mass murders of September 11, 2001, the corporate mainstream and alternative media have been replete with articles analyzing the consequences of 9/11 that resulted in the US invasion of Afghanistan and its alleged withdrawal after two decades of war. …

Syrian Civilians Attacked by Terrorists Using American Weapons

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres celebrated the extension of a “humanitarian” border crossing at Bab Al Hawa, on July 10th, as a “lifeline for millions of people” – many Syrians would rather describe it as a “lifeline” for Al Qaeda. On the 15th July I visited Jurin, a village to the north of the Hama […]
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How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s founder as its ‘asset’

A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change war on Syria. And after a decade of grueling conflict, Washington is still maneuvering to extend its longstanding relationship with the […]