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Ian Sinclair - 2020-09-21 - Original post - cached version

Book review. War in the Age of Trump: The Defeat of Isis, the Fall of the Kurds, the Conflict with Iran
by Ian Sinclair
Peace News
August 2020

Currently writing for the Independent and the London Review of Books, Patrick Cockburn is one of the most experienced foreign...

Aletho News - 2020-09-19 - Original post - cached version
RT | September 18, 2020

The Pentagon has sent a number of armored vehicles, radar systems and additional troops to Syria in a show of force, bolstering the US military presence in the country following a run-in with Russian forces last month.

The deployments,...

Aletho News - 2020-09-18 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – September 17, 2020

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari says the West’s crimes, including economic terrorism, against Syria cannot be hidden by humanitarian claims and allegations.

Speaking at a UN Security Council session on the...

Aletho News - 2020-09-17 - Original post - cached version
By Rick Sterling | Dissident Voice | September 16, 2020

While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little...

Aletho News - 2020-09-17 - Original post - cached version
South Front | September 17, 2020

On September 16, hundreds of protesters gathered near those Turkish military positions in Greater Idlib, which are surrounded by the Syrian Army, demanding the full withdrawal of the Turkish Army from Syria.

The largest protests...

Dissident Voice - 2020-09-17 - Original post - cached version

While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity.

Turkey Loots Syria, then Disrupts Safe Water Supply  

Turkey...

Dissident Voice - 2020-09-16 - Original post - cached version

In a new interview, Donald Trump has confirmed “he wanted to assassinate” Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad despite 2 years of flat-out denials the option was even discussed.

The post Trump "Wanted to Assassinate" Assad first appeared on Dissident Voice.

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-09-16 - Original post - cached version

What's the real point of this deal?

* Setting the groundwork for recognition of the stolen occupied territory.

Israel Recognizes Kosovo- Syrian Kurdistan Next? Triple K Terror Threat Takes Shape

* Financing the continuing occupation of Syria. Financing attacks on Turkey and...

MintPress - 2020-09-15 - Original post - cached version

The United States and Turkey have been plundering Syrian infrastructure for years. Beginning in late 2012 and continuing through 2013, some 300 industrial factories were dismantled and taken to Turkey from Aleppo, the industrial capital of Syria. “Machinery and goods were...

The Duran - 2020-09-15 - Original post - cached version

Steven Sahiounie is a journalist and political commentator…

A high level Russian delegation met recently with President Assad in Damascus. In an effort to further understand the importance and implications of the meeting, Steven Sahiounie at MidEastDiscourse reached out to Andrey...

Aletho News - 2020-09-12 - Original post - cached version
Al-Masdar News | September 11, 2020

BEIRUT, LEBANON – The U.S. Al-Tanf Zone in southeastern Homs has once again been used by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to bomb an area in Syria, a source in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Damascus told Al-Masdar News.

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The Duran - 2020-09-10 - Original post - cached version

This video places great focus on the situation in Syria, including, remarkably, Mr. Carlson’s assertion that the allegation that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in his own country was false (in 2018 and 2017 this was the hot American media narrative). Tucker Carlson makes the same...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-09-10 - Original post - cached version

While a US company has secured rights in north Syria to drill and export Syrian oil, stepping up the US president Trump’s policy of ‘protecting the oil’ for the Syrians, this is being followed by a transfer of additional US troops from Iraq to Syria, indicating how the US policies are at...

Aletho News - 2020-09-09 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – 08.09.2020

A new report by the Costs of War Project has found that at least 37 million people have been displaced by the US War on Terror; however, the group warns that the estimate is conservative and the real total could be far higher.

According to a...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Hattip Marie

...September 8, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Lavrov is in Cyprus today... hint hint ...just saying!
Great stuff Penny!
:-)

PennySeptember 8, 2020 at 3:26 PM Hey Marie

Lavrov is likely attempting to...

BSNEWS - 2020-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Meet the Violet organization, a new “Syrian” NGO pushed into the limelight by neocolonialist media outlets, which works alongside the terrorist-linked White Helmets and in areas occupied by Al Qaeda affiliates and rebrands. “To be purple means to be gifted, hopeful, and sacrificed”—motto of the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-09-07 - Original post - cached version

Better then two years ago it was stated here that a slow liberation of Idlib was the plan Russia and Turkey had agreed to. It seemed the most sensible when one considered the entirety of the "birth pangs" situation. However, there seemed to be an on line contingent that wanted a full out losing...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Why would Israel recognize Kosovo at this time? Answer? Syrian Kurdistan aka Greater Kurdistan/Israel. Israel wants Kurdistan in Syria, joined with Iraq recognized.
And that, in my opinion, explains the "sudden change of heart", which is neither sudden or a change. Long term readers should...

Ian Sinclair - 2020-09-01 - Original post - cached version

The elite versus the public: the struggle over UK foreign policy
by Ian Sinclair
Peace News
August 2020

After interviewing more than 36 senior officials in the Johnson and Nixon administrations for The War Within, his 1994 book about the movement against the Vietnam War,...

Aletho News - 2020-09-01 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 31, 2020

Turkish-backed Takfiri militants have stolen electricity poles and transmission towers in the northern sector of Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, as they continue to commit various crimes against local populations.

Syria’s...

Aletho News - 2020-08-30 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 30, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s spy agency has reportedly been training Kurdish militants affiliated with the anti-Damascus People’s Protection Units (YPG) in areas under their occupation in northern and eastern Syria over the past few years...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Years of US support to Al-Qaeda and ISIS and efforts to effect regime change in the country have culminated in the theft of Syria’s oil, but is that really America’s coup de gras in Syria?

Steven CHOVANEC

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S....

The Duran - 2020-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

Wednesday’s collision between the US military occupying the northeast of Syria, and the Russian military legally present there, showcases the drama unfolding, as the occupiers are being handed a cue: “Yankee Go Home”.

...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Paul ROBINSON

Media bias can be rather annoying. But on occasion, it can also be inadvertently amusing. And so it was that I had a little chuckle at an article in yesterday’s Independent, which described a clash between American and Russian troops in Syria. For this is what the Indy had...

BSNEWS - 2020-08-29 - Original post - cached version

BSNews eds were privileged to travel in Syria with our friend Janice Kortkamp in 2018. Here, she writes passionately and incisively on the truth of the conflict: Why is a Christian American housewife turned citizen journalist smiling below a poster of the US government’s “most wanted”? Well, let...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-29 - Original post - cached version

So, I searched through the posts that cover the Greece/Turkey situation.
Let's go back to 2017.. Yes, three years ago.
And understand the signs were all there. For those with eyes to see

 2017: Greece/Cyprus Provocation as Pretext to Renounce Turkey...
AntiWar.com Blog - 2020-08-28 - Original post - cached version

The Great Florida radio show host David Gornoski:

The post Do Foreign Black Lives Matter to the New York Times? appeared first on Antiwar.com Blog.

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-27 - Original post - cached version

* Haftar and Israel: From animosity to alliance

Well, I don’t know about the animosity? Considering Haftar's intelligence background and ties.
 As best as can be understood, the alliance looks solid. Cairo as the intermediary makes perfect sense. There is a previous report on this...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-27 - Original post - cached version

Love the spin from the Kurdish media! Russian Vehicles Ram US Convoy in N/E Syria- Injuring Troops. With intention. And, malice the Russian’s RAMMED the US Convoy. Ah, the Kurdish media. Always spinning for the remake on the behalf of their benefactors.

Washington Post: Russia Blames US...

Land Destroyer - 2020-08-27 - Original post - cached version
August 27, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - While US regime change in Syria appears to be a terminal failure, various propaganda ploys used to sell the war continue in the hopes that - at the very least - such ploys can be polished and improved upon when and where the US turns its attention next....
Strategic Culture - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Patrick COCKBURN

“If I don’t buy masks or medicine, I may die or survive, but if I don’t buy bread for the family, we will all die of starvation,” says a retired 68-year-old teacher in Damascus, explaining why he does not have masks, sterilisers or medicines. “We need two bundles of...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Readers should recall this area of the world has been written about here previously. On more then one occasion. 
Go back to December 2019 to refresh or learn anew:

The Mediterranean: "The Sea in the Middle of the Earth" Still Geostrategically Vital
Yes, three...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version

While US regime change in Syria appears to be a terminal failure, various propaganda ploys used to sell the war continue in the hopes that – at the very least – such ploys can be polished and improved upon when and where the US turns its attention next.

One of these ploys includes...

Aletho News - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version
South Front | August 25, 2020

A large explosion rocked the Arab Gas Pipeline in Syria on August 24 causing a blackout in the country’s capital Damascus and multiple other cities and towns.

The explosion occurred between the towns of Ad Dumayr and Adra the a...

Aletho News - 2020-08-25 - Original post - cached version
By Ilya Tsukanov – Sputnik – 25.08.2020

The Russian military has repeatedly accused the Pentagon of training ‘former’ terrorist militants to continue the fight against Damascus at the at-Tanf base in southern Syria, and has cited intelligence reports on US forces’...

MintPress - 2020-08-25 - Original post - cached version

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and most are still completely unaware that it happened.

Answering questions from Senator Lindsey...

Aletho News - 2020-08-24 - Original post - cached version

By Steven Sahiounie | Mideast Discourse | August 24 ,2020

Turkish President Erdogan has sought to create an image for himself as the champion of religion. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also tried to claim they were following a religion, yet both...

The Duran - 2020-08-23 - Original post - cached version

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

Turkish President Erdogan has sought to create an image for himself as the champion of religion. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also tried to claim they were following a religion, yet both to used water as a weapon...

Aletho News - 2020-08-22 - Original post - cached version
By Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog | August 20, 2020

The intriguing twists and turns following the catastrophic explosion at Beirut’s Sea Port have thus far had international repercussions, beginning with the visit of French President Marcon to Beirut just three...

Grayzone Project - 2020-08-22 - Original post - cached version

Leading Syria scholar Joshua Landis on how crippling US sanctions are devastating Syria’s people and hindering post-war reconstruction. In a new article for Foreign Affairs, scholar Joshua Landis and former Obama administration official Steve Simon write that US sanctions on Syria “further...

Grayzone Project - 2020-08-21 - Original post - cached version

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil joins Tucker Carlson Tonight to address the revival of Iraq war neocons and militarists by both the Biden campaign and Trump White House.

The post On Fox, The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil rips ‘criminal neocons’ in Biden & Trump camps appeared first on The...

Vanessa Beeley - 2020-08-21 - Original post - cached version

A recent report in Military Times details the case of two British extremists who were members of a brutal ISIS cell nicknamed "The Beatles" believed to have been involved in various crimes including kidnapping, executions and murder of against British and American citizens in Syria. They are...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-20 - Original post - cached version

Don’t bother, they’re here, already performing in the center ring under the big top owned and operated by The Umbrella People.

Trump, Biden, Pence, Harris, and their clownish sidekicks, Pompeo, Michelle Obama, et al., are performing daily under the umbrella’s shadowy protection. For The...

Stephen Gowans - 2020-08-20 - Original post - cached version

[We] take our rewards in the goodies of the imperial marketplace and in the false coin of self-righteousness. – William Appleman Williams*

By Stephen Gowans

August 19, 2020

Two US scholars, writing in the unofficial journal of the US State Department, Foreign Affairs, have...

Aletho News - 2020-08-19 - Original post - cached version
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | American Herald Tribune | August 19, 2020

On February 14, 2005, an explosion rocked Beirut killing and injuring hundreds of people chief among them the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik al-Hariri. The West was quick to blame Hezbollah...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-19 - Original post - cached version

Sky News

The judges believed that "Syria and Hezbollah may have had motives to eliminate" Mr Hariri, because Lebanon at the time was effectively controlled by Syria and Mr Hariri had publicly aligned himself against the country.

My opinion...

Aletho News - 2020-08-19 - Original post - cached version

By Helen Buyniski | RT | August 17, 2020

The Democratic Party’s 2020 electoral platform includes a call to end the US’ “forever wars” – which sounds great, except that a Democratic president started many of those wars and the party has stonewalled efforts to end...

BSNEWS - 2020-08-18 - Original post - cached version

‘Locals have gathered around the checkpoint to provide support in case the Americans try to attack again’ Above is Syrian Arab Army soldier Malik Ahmed Al-Muhaimid who was murdered yesterday morning by US forces at a checkpoint in Tal al-Dhahab, southeast of Qamishi, after a patrol of American...

The Duran - 2020-08-18 - Original post - cached version

Khaled Iskef، Syrian Journalist…

Unidentified gunmen targeted a Turkish military vehicle while it was participating in the joint Russian-Turkish military patrol Monday morning in Idlib countryside on (Aleppo-Latakia) highway.

Private field sources reported that the Turkish...

Aletho News - 2020-08-17 - Original post - cached version

By Khaled Iskef | American Herald Tribune | August 17, 2020

A US army bombed a Syrian army checkpoint in the village of Tal al-Dahab, southeast of Qamishli in the countryside of Hasakah today’s morning, resulting in killing a soldier and wounding two others....

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