Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

East Ghouta: Selective Outrage Undermines Human Rights in Syria

News stories are full of quotes painting the situation as nearly unprecedented in its horror: “hell on earth,” “never seen anything like this,” “one of the worst attacks in Syrian history,” and “flagrant war crime” on an “epic scale.” A New York Times editorial, calling the battle “one of the most violent episodes of the seven-year war,” demands that Syrian President […]

United States aggression in Syria: A blue print for Imperialism

     Syria’s prolonged conflict and misery going into its eighth year is no accident. It is by design. American imperialist design. First though, we note the increasing reprehensible absurdity in this conflict. Turkey, which invaded Syria nearly a month ago in violation of Syria’s sovereignty, this week accused Damascus of “terrorism” after the Syrian government […]

Syria slams Western silence on fatal terrorist attacks against Damascus civilians

Press TV – Syria’s UN envoy has denounced the US and Europe for their silence on the carnage of civilians in Damascus by the terror groups operating in Eastern Ghouta, saying it is “unacceptable” to endanger the lives of eight million in the capital in order to protect a few thousand terrorists in its suburbs. […]

Iran, Syria working closely to de-escalate situation in Ghouta: Araqchi

Press TV – Iran is working closely with Syria in order to bring calm back to parts of the Arab country that have witnessed renewed violence as a result of increased terrorist activities over the past days, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says. After losing most of the Syrian territories in their control, militants are […]

Russian warplanes target ‘rebels’ in Syria with relay bombings over east Damascus

     Russian warplanes have gone all-out over the skies of Damascus’ East Ghouta region for another night, carrying out consecutive relay bombings against militant targets for hours on end. According to military-affiliated sources, Russian airpower conducted a general strike mission across all of militant-held East Ghouta, targeting rebel tactical positions, movements and gathering points with […]

Syria is turning into a black hole of Cold War entanglements

     The chaos on the ground is providing opportunities for the Russians and Americans to come to blows, writes Alan Philps It was only two months ago that Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria and announced – not for the first time – that he would start withdrawing Russian forces. It was understood that Mr […]

Is it time to put the US Coalition in Syria on a Terrorism watch list?

Is it time to put the US Coalition on a Terrorism watch list? While Syria is fighting ISIS, it must also battle US Coalition-supported Turkey al-Qaeda groups, while the US reserves the right to bomb the SAA [ Editor’s Note: We are living in an upside-down world now. Western countries, widely known to have been […]

Russia and Syria Falsely Blamed for Civilian Deaths in Eastern Ghouta

Russia and Syria Falsely Blamed for Civilian Deaths in Eastern Ghouta by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The area is one of four de-escalation zones in Syria, brokered last May by Russia, Iran and Turkey. Al-Nusra and other US-supported terrorists in the area, falsely called rebels, undermined it. They’re responsible for civilian […]

250 Civilians Killed in Last 48 Hours in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

ANTIWAR.COM| Intense Syrian airstrikes and shelling against rebel-held parts of Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital city of Damascus, has inflicted the deadliest two-day casualties in the country in years, with an estimated 250 civilians killed in 48 hours, and another 1,200 estimated wounded. Casualties have been mounting in Eastern Ghouta in […]

Israel Arming Seven Different Rebel Groups In Syria

As it becomes clear that Syria’s president Assad has, with the help of Russia, Iran and Lebanon, stabilized his rule over the ruins of his country, outside powers are stepping up their intervention in the country in an effort to shape an outcome that will secure their own interests. Assad is now focusing on attacking […]

Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days: Erdogan

“In the coming days, swiftly, we will lay siege to the center of the town of Afrin,” Erdogan said on Tuesday to the lawmakers of his ruling Justice and Development Party on Tuesday. The Turkish president said the siege will prevent militants of the Kurdish People’s Protection Unites (YPG) from “bargaining” with the Syrian government. […]

Russia Warns US To "Stop Playing With Fire" In Syria, Immediately Leave Area It Controls

Speaking to a Moscow audience at the Valdai Club conference on the Middle East, Lavrov said that US troops must immediately cease operations in the Southern Syria area of Al-Tanf, adding that he once again calls “on our American colleagues not to play with fire and measure their steps proceeding not from immediate needs of […]

No military personnel among Russians killed & injured in Syria – Foreign Ministry

The ministry reiterated that the Russian citizens involved in the incident – apparently a US attack on a column of pro-government troops in Deir ez-Zor on February 7 – were not part of the Russian military force deployed in Syria. “There are Russian citizens in Syria, who went there on their own will and for […]

Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days — Erdogan

Speaking to members of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) on Tuesday, Erdogan said the city center of Afrin will soon be besieged by advancing Turkish troops and allied Syrian militias, according to Hurriyet. Turkey will confront Syrian troops entering Afrin to protect Kurds — FM “Preparations in the field take some time. In […]

SYRIA: The Guardian Journalist who takes ‘Afternoon Tea’ with ISIS and Survives.

A May 2014 Guardian headline from Martin Chulov whitewashing terrorist faction crimes in East Aleppo. Vanessa Beeley 21st Century Wire The war in Syria has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the majority are most likely to be from among the Syrian Arab Army soldiers, defending their country and their people against the […]

Shaaban: Turkish aggression and US presence in Syria impede political solution and victory over terrorism

SANA – Presidential Political and Media Adviser Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban said that the Turkish aggression on Syria and the illegitimate US presence in it violate international law and impede the political solution and victory over terrorism. Speaking at Valdai Discussion Club on Monday, Shaaban said that the Turkish regime has helped terrorists to enter Syria, […]

Americans ‘obsessed,’ act out of short-sighted self-interest in Syria – Iranian FM

The criticism of Washington came from Javad Zarif on Monday at a discussion on Middle East issues and Russia’s role in the region, which was hosted by Moscow’s Valdai Club. The Iranian official expressed grave concerns at the ongoing escalation of tension in Syria. “We see a new wave of foreign intervention and occupation, particularly […]

US must immediately leave area it controls in southern Syria — Lavrov

Lavrov was referring to an area on Syria’s border with Jordan and Iraq, which the US declared to be under its protection last year. Among other things, it contains the Rukban refugee camp. The facility is apparently used by radical militants, including members of UN-designated terrorist group best known by its former name Al-Nusra Front, […]

Russia calls on US not to play with fire in Syria: Lavrov

Russia calls on US not to play with fire in Syria: Lavrov   .jwplayer{ display: inline-block; } TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – US must stop playing with fire in Syria, Russia’s Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the opening ceremony for the conference of the Valdai Discussion Club dubbed “Russia in the Middle East: […]

Lavrov Calls on US “Not to Play with Fire in Syria”

 February 19, 2018 Lavrov called on the US not to “play with fire” in Syria and emphasized that the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be preserved. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has voiced concern that US actions in Syria are aimed at partitioning Syria and accused Washington of using the Kurds to undermine the […]

SYRIA: Putin Makes an Offer to Israel: Will Israel Refuse?

By Alastair Crooke “Israel is climbing up a high horse,” Alex Fishman (the veteran Israeli Defence Correspondent) wrote in the Hebrew daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, last month, “and is approaching with giant steps a ‘war of choice’: Without mincing words, it’s an initiated war in Lebanon.” In Fishman’s article, he notes: “Classical deterrence is when you threaten an […]

Israel Must Now Think Twice Before Crossing Syria’s Red Lines

When Red Lines Are Crossed in Syria, Expect Israel to Be Shaken. By Elijah J. Magnier DAMASCUS – Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria and its allies have decided to move more harshly against Israel, replicating Hezbollah’s strategy in those days (the 90’s), before the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. For every violation of Lebanese airspace […]

Globalist Agenda Watch 2018 (+ The March war in Syria)

(Note: Current developments indicate that the globalists will make another attempt at the final confrontation in Syria in early March. I’ll post a full update in the morning.) (Special Note – 14 February 2018) – British royal involvement in the globalists’ fake ET operation You may have noticed that former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer made […]

INTERVIEW ON PRESS TV: EVA BARTLETT: EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT SYRIA IS A LIE

In Gaza Published on Feb 15, 2018 Lulwa Kasawat: “No one is listening Eva!! I told many people how the demonstrators under my house would scream and shout and the army would not respond, then they would throw rocks at them, and still they would not respond. One soldier got his head injured and blood […]

Nikki Haley’s Big Lies on Syria

Nikki Haley’s Big Lies on Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US ambassadors notoriously lie for their country. Haley does it repeatedly, again during a Wednesday Security Council session on Syria – a beginning-to-end recitation of Big Lies fooling no one. Haley: Earlier this week, “Iranian-backed militias in southern Syria launched […]

U.S. Kills “Scores” Of Russians In Syria

February 14, 2018 By Brandon Turbeville On February 7, 2018 the United States launched an air attack against the Syrian military. This brazen aggression against the sovereign government of Syria resulted in the death of at least one hundred “forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad” according to U.S. military officials. […]

Reports of scores of Russians killed in Syria are disinformation by anti-govt forces – Moscow

Earlier this week, media reports claimed that a recent US airstrike in Syria left Russian servicemen dead, putting the figures anywhere from dozens to several hundred. Those reports stemmed from anti-government fighters in Syria, who spread them accompanied by doctored images, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at her weekly news conference. According to […]

Jaafari: Main Task of US-led Coalition Is to Support Terrorists in Syria

February 15, 2018 Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations lashed out at the United States, stressing that the main task of the US-led coalition is to offer support terrorists. During a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Syria, Jaafari reaffirmed Syria’s commitment to the final statement of the Syrian National Dialogue […]

Going Underground – Ep. 575: Cyberwarfare, Lies on Syria & Presidential Election w/ the Russian Ambassador to the UK

Going Underground – Ep. 575: Cyberwarfare, Lies on Syria & Presidential Election w/ the Russian Ambassador to the UK Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com In this episode, we speak to the Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko about his country’s plans to use Syria, BREXIT, and Trump to destroy British society. Plus, we review […]

France Vows To Strike Syria If Proof Found That Chemical Weapons Used

The French President has vowed to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. Emmanuel Macron did add however that French intelligence agencies had not got any proof to back up such allegations. Macron’s comments were made on Tuesday just as Russia warned that Al-Nusra Front and the White Helmets […]

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