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Mar 26 09:44

Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Escalation of the War on Syria

? During the 2016 GOP presidential primaries and on through to the end of last year’s general election campaign, candidate Donald J. Trump repeatedly derided the fact that the United States had spent upward of $6 trillion dollars on wars in the Middle East because we, in his words, “have nothing to show for it.” One might then have reasonably expected Trump to begin the process of unwinding our overstretched positions in the region when he became president.

But alas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That there is utterly zero debate on this (and on the US government's enabling of Saudi Arabia's invasion and occupation of Yemen) disgusts me thoroughly.

Our "alleged" Congressional Representatives collectively have the moral sense of a dead tree stump (and you KNOW I will get enraged emails and texts from dead tree stumps on this analogy!).

But what really, deeply concerns me is, how willing is the US government to go to war with Russia over Syria?!?

Because should the US military escalate even further, it is nearly a dead moral certainty that this will happen.

Russia has been invited by the Al Assad government to get rid of the jihadists, and combined with the Syrian military, are doing just that rather successfully.

The US military has not been invited here, and such a conflict appears to be to be a question of when, and not if.

I just hope and pray that Sec Def Mattis understands that at this point in its history, the American military doesn't have the weapons; the manufacturing; the troop strength, or the money to ensure a successful outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

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Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 26 08:58

Checkmate in Syria: Erdogan Thought He Could Outmaneuver Putin

Turkey’s partnership with Russia in Syria is proving a disappointment for Erdogan — leaving Ankara little choice but to accept Russian protection for the Kurds

Mar 26 08:57

MEGA BEX - Climate Change Caused Brexit Explains Al Gore…

Gore, who was speaking at an event to promote his latest global warming propaganda documentary – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power – said the Brexit vote in Britain last summer was the result of “political instability” created by the “stress” caused by climate-change induced chaos in the Middle East.

It all began in Syria, Gore explained, unchallenged by a fawning interviewer from the film magazine Empire.

He proceeded to outline his lavishly complex climate conspiracy theory involving climate change, Syria, and Wikileaks:

Mar 26 08:55

We Mean Business: Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

The Syrian government has announced that it will retaliate should Israel continue to conduct airstrikes on Syrian territory.

Any further airstrikes on Syrian territory will be met with deadly force and retaliation strikes deep within Israeli soil, they said.

According to the message, delivered via Russian mediators, attacks on Syrian military objects will be met with Scud missiles launched at Israeli military (IDF) bases. If Israel attacks civilian infrastructure, Syrian missiles will be fired at Israel's Haifa port and petrochemical plant. The missiles will be launched without any prior notice, the statement said.

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"No; according to the rules we just made up, WE can bomb YOU, but you are not allowed to bomb us back! If you do, then you are just filthy Jew-hating anti-Semites who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 25 10:21

Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War... And No One Is Talking About It

Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. And virtually no one in Washington has noticed. Americans have a right to know what Trump is planning and whether this will lead to an Iraq-style occupation of Syria for years to come.

Without any official notification, Trump sent 500 new American troops into Syria, ostensibly to take part in the upcoming assault on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. News reports suggest this deployment may just be the tip of the iceberg, with some saying that the plan is for hundreds more American troops to be added to the fight in the coming weeks. No one actually knows how many troops are inside Syria now, because the administration has largely tried to keep the build-up a secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Murphy, a word please; WRH has been following, and reporting on, as best we can, the escalating situation in Syria, and we share your concerns.

However, there is one issue which you chose not to address in this article, and that is, Russian troops are in Syria, dealing with the Jihadists, at the behest of the Syrian government; the US troops are NOT there upon the invitation of the Syrian government.

So what is going to happen, as it almost inevitably must, that US forces start tangling with Russian forces?!? This could set off a chain reaction which would result in a US/Russian war over Syria, and THAT, Senator, would be a big, fat, hairy no-no.

And I say that because, at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Mar 25 09:42

Mainstream media largely ignores Mosul death toll in anti-ISIS ops

More than 200 civilians are feared to have been killed during the latest anti-ISIL offensive in Mosul, which is supported by the U.S.-led coalition. RT

Mar 25 09:03

Israel threatens to destroy Syria’s air defence systems ‘without the slightest hesitation’

Israel‘s defence minister has threatened to destroy Syria‘s air defence systems if they are used to target Israeli fighter jets again.

The Israeli military said it shot down one of several anti-aircraft rockets fired at its warplanes by Syria last week in the most serious military exchange between the two hostile neighbours in recent years.

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"How DARE you shoot at our planes when they drop bombs on you! Only a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens would do a thing like that!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 25 08:39

The US Is Bombing Syria So Much That Watchdogs Can't Keep Up

Allegations of civilian casualties as a result of United States coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have swelled so much since January that airstrike watchdog Airwars can't keep track. Unable to keep up with the number of bombings by both Russia and the United States coalition, the organization announced today that it no longer has the resources to carry out its typical investigations of Russian airstrikes, and is devoting its resources to the US-led coalition bombing campaign only.

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"No, no, no, no, NO! You don't watch our bombs. Our bombs are GOOOOOOD! You watch the Russian bombs. Russia's bombs are BAAAAAAAD! Russia is evil! We're the good guys, on the side of God and righteousness, get it?" -- The Pentagram

1950s anti-Russia propaganda!

Mar 24 08:34

U.S. Increasing Involvement In Syria Yet Again As Regional, World Tensions Flare

By Brandon Turbeville

Are We Edging Toward Federalization, World War Three In Syria?

As tensions continue to rise between Syria, Israel, Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia, the United States is also upping the ante in Syria. After mobilizing troops to Manbij and engaging in a series of airstrikes including a questionable report of the U.S. bombing a Mosque in Jineh and a more substantiated report of an American bombing of a school in al-Manswra, the U.S. also announced a major intensification of direct military participation in Syria by virtue of its airlift of American service personnel, Kurdish fighters, and moderate cannibals to an area very near Raqqa, the de facto ISIS capital...

Mar 23 10:27

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 23, 2017: GOVT FORCES FACE CRISIS IN NORTHERN HAMA

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), Anjad al-Sham, Jaish al-Nasr, Jaish al-izzah and the Idlib Free Army continued its rapid advance against government forces in northern Hama. The HTS-led forces seized Balhassin, Arzeh, Talat al-Shiha, Khatab, Maardas, Eskandariah and some other points from government troops, mainly local militiamen from the National Defense Forces (NDF). The militants attacked an important government defense site of Qamhanah and deployed close to the Hama Military Airport and the provincial capital.

Mar 23 08:52

Haaretz: Russia Destroyed Israel's Dream of a Democratic Syria

Haaretz just published the magnum opus of Israeli mourning for what "could have been" in Syria.

We are of course referring to "They Broke It, They Should Fix It: Let Russia and Iran Pay to Rebuild Syria". If you enjoy the headline, you'll love the self-righteous delusions which follow it.

According to Haaretz: Israel yearned for democracy in Syria; Israel wanted desperately to help fight Islamic State in Syria; Israel wanted to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

But Haaretz very helpfully clarifies: Syrian democracy was destroyed by Russia and Iran's support for Assad and an "opposition dominated by Islamist militants"; Defeating Islamic State is a "no-brainer", but it "would involve partnering with Iran"; and while Israel would love to provide aid to suffering Syrians, "realistically there’s no policy that will yield the kind of results that would truly benefit the Syrian people."

Mar 22 18:05

Video: Assad: White Helmets Are Al-Qaeda And That’s Proven – But They Are Treated As ‘Humanitarian Heroes’

Syrian President Bashar Assad has hit out at the controversial nonprofit White Helmets, calling it a front for Islamic terrorism.

Mar 22 17:47

Regional, World War Possible As Israel Continues To Provoke Full-Scale Confrontation With Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

The war in Syria is heating up yet again with signs that the conflict may soon be about to take greater international dimensions. This is all due to greater Israeli participation and aggression in Syria against the Syrian military and on the behalf of terrorist organizations fighting against the Syrian government. The questions that remain, however, are whether or not the Israelis are willing to tempt the resolve of the anti-terrorist coalition of Syria, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia and how steadfast that resolve of those powers might actually be.

In the past week, we have seen an escalation in the Syrian conflict the likes of which we have not seen in decades in terms of Israeli-Syrian tensions as well as the potential for a clash of nuclear world powers in the Middle East as a combat theatre....

Mar 22 15:00

Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria

Rania Khalek, an independent journalist who has been blacklisted for her recent reports on Syria, joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the silencing of journalists who oppose the mainstream media’s pro-war agenda.

Mar 22 12:53

America Seeks to Destroy Syrian Civilization, Replace it With Terrorism and Ignorance

NATO/GCC/Israeli proxy terrorists in Syria have committed all manner of atrocities with a view to destroying Syria’s culture, history, economy, pluralism, its very essence. They want to create a blank slate. They want to destroy the country’s secular institutions so that Syria devolves into a sectarian terrorist cesspool of death and ignorance. All of this is well documented.

Mar 22 12:48

Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria’s borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel’s role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but for the entire region.

A more recent row between Israel and Syria was the reported incursion of Israeli warplanes into Syrian airspace, including attacks near the eastern Syrian city of Palmyra. Palmyra hosts an ongoing battle between Syrian forces and the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) terrorist organization. Israeli airstrikes against Syrian forces – then – would have facilitated ISIS operations in the region.

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Mar 22 12:36

Scorched earth: If ISIS can't have it, no one can

As ISIS loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its enemies cannot benefit from its losses.

Mar 22 10:30

BEX ALERT - Report: Pyongyang Military Exports Directly Threaten Israel; Latest Arms Convoy to Hezbollah Struck by IDF in Syria Contained North Korean Missiles

North Korean exporting of missile and other military systems to countries and terrorist organizations around the world directly threatens the Jewish state, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Monday.

According to Channel 2, Arab media outlets reported over the weekend that an arms shipment on its way to Hezbollah was attacked by the IDF in Syria late Thursday night/early Friday morning. The shipment, according to these sources, included advanced North Korean missiles. Channel 2 added that the nuclear reactor in Syria, which Israel destroyed in September 2007, was built for President Bashar Assad with the aid of the regime in Pyongyang.

Mar 22 07:49

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 22, 2017: ‘MODERATE OPPOSITION’ UNITES WITH AL-QAEDA, LAUNCHES LARGE ATTACK IN HAMA

Last evening, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaish al-Izzah, Jaish al-Nasr, Jaish idlib al-Hur, Ajnad al-Sham, the Turkistan Islamic party and other militant groups launched a large advance on the government-held town of Suran in the northern part of the province of Hama. The militants used two suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices to break government defenses and to enter Suran and Rahbet Khattab. By March 22, the joint militant forces have seized Souran, the the Rahbet Khattab army base, the town of Khattab and launched an attempt to cut the Ma’ardas -Hama road. The Syrian military lost at least 2 battle tanks. Government forces sent reinforcements to the area.

Mar 21 16:05

Assad: White Helmets are Al-Qaeda and that's proven - but they are treated as 'humanitarian heroes'

Syrian President Bashar Assad has hit out at the controversial nonprofit White Helmets, calling it a front for Islamic terrorism, and saying they are an example of Western narratives grotesquely distorting the truth about the conflict in the country.

Mar 21 11:00

Kurds Say Pentagon Plans to 'Send 1,000 Troops to Syria in the Coming Weeks'

A representative of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance largely made up Kurdish and Arab militias, has confirmed that the Pentagon is planning to deploy an additional 1,000 US ground troops to Syria to assist the SDF in the upcoming operation aimed at liberating Raqqa, the de facto capital of Daesh's caliphate.

"Every two days the US deploys a large amount of weapons, primarily heavy armaments, to the region. They have sent tanks, armored vehicles, missiles, sniper rifles, mortar launchers and other types of weaponry," the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Sputnik Turkey. "In addition, the United States has told us that a decision was made to send an additional 1,000 US troops to take part in the Raqqa operation."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, the US government is ramping up a huge military escalation of their invasion of Syria.

Please remember: Russian military were invited by the sitting President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad; the US military has not been invited to help clean out the jihadists who are trying to destabilise the country.

IF, in fact, there are any Russian casualties from this escalation, it could well put the US on a path of war against Russia over the future of Syria.

I think the words "absoflippinglutely insane", come to mind right now.

Mar 21 09:42

US Launching Soaring Number of Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

With the fighting against ISIS increasingly confined to densely populated cities like Mosul and Raqqa, the US air war against them continues to escalate precipitously, with record numbers of airstrikes in recent months, and the coalition dropping over 7,000 munitions on Iraq and Syria in just the last two months.

Air Force Central Command spokeswoman Capt. Kathleen Atanasoff attributed to the continued increase in strikes to the effort to support Iraq’s invasion of Mosul, a city of well over a million people. With the fighting there heavily confined to residential neighborhoods, however, the heavy use of airstrikes must raise concern of large civilian tolls.

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Civilian casualties are never a concern of the US military, when it comes to Iraq's oil being under control of a US-centric government, and only sold for US dollars.

And the civilian death tolls in Iraq and Syria, will most likely skyrocket from here.

Mar 21 09:08

Netanyahu seeks end to Russia airstrikes in Syria to avert Israel's collapse: Nasrallah

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says Israel seeks an end to Russia's military campaign against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria to avert the Tel Aviv regime’s collapse.

Mar 21 08:39

Putin Sends Message to Israel: ‘Your Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over’

First the first time ever, Israel was forced to officially acknowledge the airstrike in Syria – most likely because this time an Israeli plane was downed, as well as another possibly hit – while carrying out pre-dawn strikes against Syria near Palmyra.

Predictably, Israel are completely denying their planes were hit, for public relations reasons.

However, Russia was not happy with Israel’s reckless attacks last Friday, especially as they came on the heals of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow last week, where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the regional security situation and well as conflicts in the airspace over Syria. Israel’s demands were that it would not stand for a Iranian military presence in Syria, or that of Hezbollah which Tel Aviv label as “Iran’s proxies.”

Mar 20 14:30

Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over

Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday night.

Mar 20 14:00

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD: WE'RE COUNTING ON RUSSIA TO PREVENT A CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL

Syrian Preisdent Bashar al-Assad said Monday that he expected to see Moscow play a crucial role in preventing a future conflict with Israel, days after Syria targeted Israel with a ballistic missile.

Mar 20 12:51

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsIsrael Continues to Attack Syria, Warns Syria Against Resisting Planes

Tensions continue to rise along the Golan Heights frontier, as Israeli warplanes continued to carried out airstrikes against Syrian soil over the weekend, killing a commander in a pro-Syrian militia, and issuing statements warning Syria not to resist the strikes in the future.

Israel responded with shock after Friday’s attacks against Syria saw the Syrian government fire anti-aircraft missiles against the attacking warplanes. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned that if Syria attempts to fire on any attacking airplanes in the future Israel will destroy their air defense systems “without the slightest hesitation.”

Throughout the six years of Syria’s war, Israel has launched regular attacks against Syrian military targets, and this is the first time Syria has tried to chase Israeli warplanes out of their airspace. They succeeded, though Israel touted their use of an anti-missile system to shoot down one of the anti-aircraft missiles.

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OK, please let me get my head around this: Israel has attacked a sovereign nation, against which it has not declared war, and screams to the Syrian government not to attempt to shoot the Israeli planes down when they are bombing Syria?!?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please: when you bomb a sovereign nation, that nation absolutely has the right to shoot back, perhaps even to the point of taking down that aircraft. At this point, the Syrian military is well integrated with that of the Russian forces, placed there by invitation of the Al-Assad government, so if the IDF goes in and targets more places in Syria, you may well hit Russian defensive capabilities as well, potentially risking war against Russia.

Mar 20 11:30

Israel Escalating Aggression In Syria

Israel still illegally occupied Sheba Farms, 14-square miles of water-rich land near Syria’s Golan, seized in 1967 along with Lebanon’s Ghajar village.

Mar 20 10:19

ISRAEL: AMERICA’S MAD DOG IN SYRIA

Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria’s borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel’s role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but for the entire region.

A more recent row between Israel and Syria was the reported incursion of Israeli warplanes into Syrian airspace, including attacks near the eastern Syrian city of Palmyra. Palmyra hosts an ongoing battle between Syrian forces and the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) terrorist organization. Israeli airstrikes against Syrian forces – then – would have facilitated ISIS operations in the region.

ISRAEL IS A STATE SPONSOR OF TERROR, NOT A CHAMPION AGAINST IT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From its very inception, Israel has been a rogue nation, driven by its own mythology of achieving its territorial claims to all the lands between the Nile and the Euphrates (Biblical Israel)

Let's look at a map, to see what those claims actually entail;

Biblical Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates

As you can see, this alleged "promised land" includes bits of Iraq; Egypt; Syria; Saudi Arabia, Jordan; and Lebanon.

The reason that the Israeli government refuses to define its borders is that its religious right believes that those borders extend into these countries, the governments of which should just roll over and play dead, enabling the IDF to claim bits of these countries for "eretz Israel" (Greater Israel)

The problem for the Israeli government is that this rolling over and playing dead, to enable this annexation, just hasn't happened yet. And because of that, in the minds of those in the Knesset in Tel Aviv, that makes Syria a prime target for destabilization and regime change.

Mar 20 07:52

Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria

Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador to demand an explanation for Israel’s air raids in Syria last week, Moscow has confirmed, as an Israeli drone was blamed for the targeted killing of a senior pro-Assad fighter in a second reported incident.

The summons, made on Friday, was confirmed by Russia’s foreign ministry which said the Israeli ambassador to Moscow, Gary Koren, had been asked to explain an exchange of fire with Syrian government forces in which anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli jets.

According to Israel’s Channel 2, the Israeli strike hit close to Russian troops.

Mar 20 07:08

Israel Threatens To Destroy Syrian Air Defence Systems

“Next time, if the Syrian aerial defense apparatus acts against our planes, we will destroy it,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli Public Radio on Sunday, in a statement which seemed to lend credence to the Syrian contention that it had taken down an Israel jet during a recent raid.

Mar 19 07:44

The West’s sights are now clearly set on Iran

The British-US plan to weaken Iran via the proxy war on Syria has spectacularly backfired. Now they are more desperate than ever to bring Iran to its knees.

Mar 18 16:39

US Kills 42 Syrian Civilians In Bombing Raid During Ceasefire

US warplanes have killed at least 42 Syrian civilians in a mosque during an air raid overnight in a village west of Aleppo.

Mar 18 10:31

Israeli Media Blames Putin For Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes

"The serious exchange of missile fire between Israel and Syria early Friday morning reflects the Assad regime’s attempts to change the unofficial rules of the game."

So begins a column published in Israel's Haaretz.

The newspaper is of course referring to the Israeli jets that "breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra", apparently in an attempt to "aid" Islamic State forces.

According to reports, it's suspected that the Syrian Army responded to this "breach" by firing off a few S-200 missiles.

This flagrant violation of Israel's right to bomb Syria unmolested "changed the rules of the game", writes Haaretz. What game, and what rules? We will leave those two questions for our readers to ponder.

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"How DARE you shoot at us when we bomb your country, you anti-Semite Jew-haters who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 18 09:57

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsSome in Pentagon Fear ISIS War Surge Is ‘Mission Creep’

Just a couple of months out from inauguration, President Trump has been pushing for some pretty substantial escalations of America’s involvement in the ISIS war. This is true the world over, with special forces being deployed in growing numbers, but nowhere is it more obvious than in Syria, where the US has gone from a few hundred troops to a few thousand.

As those troops increase, so do the military goals being set out for Pentagon commanders, which has many of them concerned that they are facing large-scale mission creep, and are being pushed in the direction of scrapping previous efforts to make sure local forces were doing all the heavy lifting on the ground, and that US troops were just facilitators.

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In the case of Syria, the US military is invading the country in order to attempt regime change here; let us be very clear on the objective, and the alleged "fighting ISIS" is just the cover story, because the Syrian and Russian troops have been quite effective in beating back ISIS here.

Mar 18 09:46

Russia urges US comment on reports of fatal Syria mosque strike

The Russian Defense Ministry has urged a comment from the US after photos of a purported US missile fragment found in the rubble of a bombed Syrian mosque emerged online. The Pentagon denies that their forces hit the mosque.
“A photo showing a fragment of an air-to-surface AGM-114 Hellfire missile has emerged. It leaves no chance for the US-led coalition to remain silent as usual and for diplomats to spout anti-Russian rhetoric,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov said Friday.

A general view shows the debris following a reported airstrike on a mosque in the village of Al-Jineh in Aleppo province, March 16, 2017.

The airstrike on a mosque in Syria’s Aleppo province happened overnight into Friday, March 17. At least 40 civilians are feared killed.

“I think we should expect comments from the US partners anytime soon,” Konashenkov noted.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

I am having a palm to forehead moment at warp speed, upon reading this!!

Additionally, there is even further damning evidence of potential US military complicity in this bombing from theintercept.com on the incident:

Pentagon Denies Bombing Syrian Mosque, But Its Own Photo May Prove That It Did

Mar 17 14:15

Did The U.S. Really Bomb A Mosque In Syria? Many Factors At Play In Latest Reports

By Brandon Turbeville

If new reports are accurate, the Trump administration is now doing all it can to not only continue Obama’s war crimes in Syria but apparently to do so in the most visible fashion possible. Only a few days after mobilizing U.S. troops in Northern Syria near Manbij, the United States has allegedly launched airstrikes in al-Jineh under the guise of targeting terrorist organization, Ahrar al-Sham, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Instead of hitting terrorists, however, reports are suggesting that the U.S. simply blew up a mosque, killing around forty civilians...

Mar 17 13:21

‘Beyond Worst Nightmares’ Still No Political Solution After Six Years Of War In Syria

A flak jacket and a helmet have long become a staple in RT’s Lizzie Phelan’s wardrobe. She’s been covering the Syrian war for five years.

Mar 17 11:53

Trumps War: US troops man front line with Russian, Kurdish, Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah troops on our side; against Turkish troops and the "moderate' rebels, the Al-Qaeda rebels, and the ISIS rebels on the enemy side

Q:
Does this represent a change in US foreign policy?

US Troops are in sight of, but ordered to "not fraternize with", and fighting on the sane side of, Russian troops, in Al-Bab Syria. Along with 'Kurdish' and Syrian troops, that include Iranian and Hezbollah troops.

Mar 17 10:45

At Least 31 People Killed In Two Suicide Blasts In Damascus, Syria

The Syrian capital has been hit by two major sucide blasts. The first occured in the main Court building, at least 31 people killed.

Mar 17 10:10

Claims about Russia's involvement in shelling Syrian village groundless — Defense Ministry

A picture, showing fragments of the US AGM-114 Hellfire in Syria's village of Al-Jinah, where dozens were killed, does not leave room for anti-Russian rhetoric and requires comments from the US, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said on Friday. Some media outlets have reported more than 40 people were killed in an airstrike in that village. At the same time, the media said they could not rule out Russia’s involvement in the tragedy. "All of a sudden, here is a picture showing a fragment of air-to-surface AGM-114 Hellfire missile," he said. "This does not leave any chances to the international coalition to keep silent like usually and to invite diplomats to exercise in anti-Russian rhetoric...

Mar 17 10:10

BEYOND MISSION CREEP: U.S. Planning to Send 1,000 More Ground Troops into Syria

Just as 21WIRE reported last week – the US mainstream media are still black-balling any substantial reporting about US boots on the ground in Syria. Instead, America’s media are obsessing over Trump’s tax returns, various Russian conspiracy theories, and Michael Flynn’s Moscow public speaking engagement in 2015.

With this latest Pentagon announcement of an additional 1,000 US troops to Syria, that would bring the total combat deployment to approximately 4,000 inside of Syria.

Considering the amount of media coverage and political debate over the 5,000 US military personnel send to Iraq over the last 3 years – one must ask why the silence in US media about the stealth build-up for a major battle in Raqqa, Syria.

Mar 17 10:00

Syrian troops liberate eight settlements from IS militants in 24 hours

In the past 24 hours, the Syrian government forces liberated eight settlements from militants of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides said in an information bulletin on Friday. "The number of settlements liberated from militants of the Islamic State international terror group by the Syrian government forces has grown to reach 181," the bulletin reads. Besides that, agreements on joining the ceasefire were signed with representatives of Basyr and al-Qunniyah in the Daraa Governorate as well as Bshaquh in the Latakia Governorate. Thus the number of settlements joining the ceasefire has grown to 1,356...

Mar 17 09:43

An Israeli missile targeting a Syrian missile targeting an Israeli jet targeting Syria via Lebanon just hit Jordan.

An Israeli missile targeting a Syrian missile targeting an Israeli jet targeting Syria via Lebanon just hit Jordan.
http://syrianperspective.com/2017/03/saudi-arabia-behind-new-double-su...

Mar 17 09:17

Syria Shoots Down Israeli Plane After Israel Launches Air Operation In Support Of ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

Only a week away from a number of Israeli officials making statements suggesting the buildup to a war with Hezbollah, the Israeli Air Force once again launched airstrikes in Syria, alleging that the strikes were taken against a weapons convoy of the Lebanese militia coming through Syria. Four airplanes took place in the operation according to the Syrian military...

Mar 17 08:24

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 17, 2017: ISIS DEFENSES COLLAPSING ACROSS SYRIA

In the province of Aleppo, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Tal Ahmar, Asimiyah, Qarin, Hazazah, Tal Ayyub, Um Zulaylah and Rasm al-Harmel. Government troops also attacked ISIS units at Ahmadiyah and Zubaydah.

Government forces took control of the Al-Mazar Mountaion, the nearby military depots, the Palmyra gas field. Government troops destroyed an ISIS vehicle at the al-Talila crossroad and some 4 ISIS members at the town of Arak.

Over 150 Russian sappers arrived the Syrian city of Palmyra to take part in a mine clearance effort, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. The sappers will use cutting-edge equipment and protective gear, Ruslan Alakhverdiyev, Deputy Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Engineering Troops said at the Russia-24 TV channel.

Mar 17 08:14

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare

Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Syria early Friday, prompting retaliatory missiles launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

Syria's military said it had downed an Israeli plane and hit another as they were carrying out pre-dawn strikes near the famed desert city of Palmyra that it recaptured from extremists this month.

"Our air defense engaged them and shot down one warplane over occupied territory, hit another one, and forced the rest to flee," the army said in a statement carried by state news agency SANA.

Mar 17 08:00

Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet

Syria's army high command said in a statement on Friday Israeli jets breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra in what it described as an act of aggression that aided Islamic State.

It said its air defenses shot down one of the Israeli jets over what it called "occupied ground" and damaged another.

Mar 17 07:30

The Central Bank/Deep State Started The Countdown For The Next Big Event

The corporate media still pushing that there is no evidence for Obama's wiretapping. Intel agencies say that Obama went to the British spy agencies to get the information.

Mar 17 07:12

NATO Think Tank ‘Begrudgingly’ Admits That It’s Okay With Al-Qaeda

The distinguished armchair warriors at Foreign Policy are now deeply concerned about the lack of "moderate" rebels currently operating in Syria. (Perhaps because even Washington now admits that the largest coalition of "rebels" consists mainly of extremists and Al-Qaeda affiliates.)

But Mr. Blumenthal correctly points out that the "serious" foreign policy thinkers — the folks at the de facto NATO think tank, "Atlantic Council", for example — have never tried to disguise their admiration for clearly-not-moderate rebels.

Mar 16 10:25

Defense Officials: US to Send 1,000 More Ground Troops to Syria

Defense officials familiar with the situation say that the US will soon deploy another 1,000 ground troops into Syria, with the deployments expected to be part of the buildup ahead of the invasion of the ISIS capital city of Raqqa.

The exact timing of the new deployments is uncertain, but officials say it will likely be in the next few weeks. This deployment appears to be in excess to the 2,500 troops to be sent to Kuwait, which are expected to be drawn on by commanders in both Iraq and Syria to raise their respective numbers.

While these recent deployments are a lot larger than the near-weekly announcements of new deployments during the Obama era, the fact that several deployments are being announced in close succession suggests the Pentagon has continued the trend of splitting the deployment into segments to avoid announcing the overall size in one shot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; just how many more US ground troops have to be deployed to Syria before we can call this an invasion, and a war against the Syrian government, and Syrian people?!?

The American people are KEEN TO KNOW!!

Mar 16 10:20

2 YEARS AFTER THIS AMERICAN JOURNALIST WAS KILLED, HER ‘CONSPIRACY THEORIES’ ON SYRIA ARE PROVEN AS FACTS

Serena Shim was killed two years ago on October 19, 2014, in Turkey while reporting on the intense battle for the Syrian border city of Kobani which was the focus of international media attention. She was 29 when she died.

The city of Kobani, which has one of Turkey’s major border crossings with Syria, because it was under threat of being completely captured by the Islamic State. The US was forced to respond because Islamic State grew out of control and threatened the border stability of Turkey, and it became the first major area bombed during the US campaign in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Truth is always "inconvenient" when war and regime change are at stake, to services the geopolitical aims the American Deep State.

Mar 16 07:49

First Footage Of Suicide Bombs In Damascus; West, GCC Trying To Send A Message To Syria Ahead Of Peace Talks

By Brandon Turbeville

As terrorists in Syria celebrated their six-year anniversary of being pawns of the West, GCC, and Israel, the celebration was apparently capped off with suicide bombings throughout Damascus, including a court house where Syrians had gathered to sign marriage papers...

Mar 16 07:30

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 16, 2017: SYRIAN ARMY AIMS TO REGAIN MORE GAS FIELDS NEAR PALMYRA

Pro-government forces, backed by Russian and Syrian warplanes and attack helicopters, continued developing momentum against ISIS terrorists in the countryside of Palmyra. Following the liberation of the Mustadira gas field and Wadi Ahmar, Government troops advanced on the town of Arak and the Arak gas field.

Separately, the army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) attacked ISIS units in the area of the Talila crossroad and the town of Talila.

Mar 15 14:30

Russia Likely to Dispatch Troops to Southern Syria

Russia is readying to send its Special Forces to Southern Syria to assist the Syrian army in the war against a surge of terrorist groups in the region, a number of Arab media outlets claimed on Wednesday.

Mar 15 14:29

U.S. military likely to send as many as 1,000 more ground troops into Syria ahead of Raqqa offensive, officials say

The U.S. military has drawn up early plans that would deploy up to 1,000 more troops into northern Syria in the coming weeks, expanding the American presence in the country ahead of the offensive on the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. defense officials familiar with the matter.

Mar 15 08:45

Video: Humanitarian Needs In Syria So Big, We Can’t Cover All – Head Of Syrian Red Cross Delegation

The final stages of the Syrian government operation to liberate Aleppo from Al-Nusra terrorists, which gained so much mainstream attention.

Mar 15 07:34

US Says Russia’s Condemnation of Damascus Bomb Attacks Unfair to Suicide Bombers

Russia's Western "colleagues" at the U.N. Security Council make it clear that they have a “different [operating] standard” with regard to Syria which "does not imply an unqualified denunciation of terrorism". Any questions?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Our terror is GOOOOOOOD! It's only your terror that is BAAAAAAAD!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 15 07:17

Astana Talks on Wednesday to Focus on Separation of Terrorists, Syria Opposition

The main topic of the second day of the Astana talks on Syria will become the separation of positions of terrorists and moderate opposition in the country, head of Damascus delegation to the talks Bashar Jaafari told Sputnik.

Mar 15 07:07

Bombs rock Damascus as war enters seventh year

Two suicide bombings hit Damascus Wednesday including an attack at a central courthouse that killed at least 32 people, as Syria's war entered its seventh year with the government now claiming the upper hand.

Mar 14 13:36

US Says Russia’s Condemnation of Damascus Bomb Attacks Unfair to Suicide Bombers

Russia's Western "colleagues" at the U.N. Security Council make it clear that they have a “different [operating] standard” with regard to Syria which "does not imply an unqualified denunciation of terrorism". Any questions?

Mar 14 12:37

Syria: Army Gains More Ground, Aleppo to Finally Receive Regular Water Flows

Syrian Forces made new gains later on Monday all over the country. In the province of Aleppo, Air Force units annihilated dozens of ISIS terrorists, thwarted their supply routes, destroyed their headquarters and installations, located west of Deir Hafer. The latter is known for being the “regional stronghold of ISIS”. Southeast of the town of Al Khafsi, the army regained control of 2 water pumping stations. This brings the number of the available water stations in Aleppo province to 20. It is estimated that the residents of Aleppo will finally receive regular water flows within Tuesday. Sanitation procedures have already been made. New gains were also made in Palmyra...

Mar 14 11:43

US Out of Syria — You, too, Trump, says Ron Paul.

President Trump’s escalation in Syria is doomed to failure. He is being drawn into a quagmire by the neocons that will destroy scores of lives, cost us a fortune, and may well ruin his presidency. He must de-escalate immediately before it is too late.

Mar 14 11:26

Syrian chief negotiator blames Turkey for opposition’s absence at Astana talks

Turkey as a guarantor of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria bears responsibility for the armed Syrian opposition’s refusal to take part in the Astana talks, Syria's envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari, who heads the government's delegation, said on Tuesday. "This (non-participation of the opposition) once again confirms that it is under control. As a guarantor country, Turkey is responsible for that," Jaafari stressed. "We should ask Turkey why the opposition has not come." The diplomat said the government’s delegation expects the Astana meeting to be fruitful. "We have come here to speak with our allies - Iran and Russia," he said. "We expect a positive outcome of the talks, the success of the Astana process." Astana hosts another round of the international meeting on settling the crisis on March 14-15. On Tuesday, preliminary consultations will take place and on Wednesday participants will gather for a plenary meeting.

Mar 14 09:00

Why Trump’s Syria ‘Surge’ Will Fail

Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several dozen Army Rangers to the contested area around Manbij. According to press reports he will also station some 2,500 more US troops in Kuwait to be used as he wishes in Iraq and Syria.

Not only is it illegal under international law to send troops into another country without permission, it is also against US law for President Trump to take the country to war without a declaration. But not only is Trump’s first big war illegal: it is doomed to failure because it makes no sense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an illegal and immoral war against Syria, under the pretext of allegedly "fighting ISIS."

I am deeply appalled about the utterly lousy quality of advice and information President Trump is getting, and he is making some really morally, and geopolitically, bad decisions because of this.

And what happens when the US military finds itself engaging with Russia in Syria?!? How is that supposed to play out, please

Mar 14 08:42

More Mideast Madness as Trump Prepares to March

We are now moving rapidly into stage II of Levantine Madness as the US boosts its intervention in the war-torn Mideast.

Five thousand US troops are back in Iraq to bolster the shattered nation’s puppet regime that is propped up by American bayonets. New Iraqi military formations have been formed, totally equipped with modern US M1 Abrams tanks, Humvees, and fleets of trucks. More US forces are on the way.

As if this witch’s brew was not sufficiently toxic, US and Russian aircraft and Special Forces are brushing up against one another in Syria. At the same time, the US Navy in the nearby Persian Gulf is provoking the Iranians to please President Donald Trump who seems determined to have war with Iran.

The US Navy is now threatening to impose a naval blockade on war-torn Yemen, another joint US-Saudi warfare enterprise that has gone terribly wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am deeply concerned about the lousy quality of counsel, and information, President Trump is getting regarding the US military presence in the Middle East, and Afghanistan, and how things in the countries in which we are fighting are getting worse, and not better at all.

IF the leadership of both NATO and and the US government had a shred of sense regarding Afghanistan, they would have their troops exit this country as quickly as was safe, and negotiate with whatever government remained standing in Kabul for the pipeline routes, and the rights to the amazing level of mineral deposits Afghanistan possesses.

Of course... THAT would be logical.

Mar 14 08:36

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 14, 2017: ANTI-ISIS OPERATION IN PALMYRA COUNTRYSIDE

The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have resized a power station located south of the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS terrorists. Then the army and the NDF further advanced against ISIS units, by retaking the Palmyra Silos, Jabal al-Amriyah and Sabkhat Muh.

These advances are aimed at building a larger buffer zone around Palmyra, which would allow securing the area and preventing ISIS counter-attacks against the ancient city.

Mar 14 08:10

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 10, 2017

Question: It was recently announced that the United States is about to deploy Marine Corps artillery in Syria, which is a clear departure from the previous administration's vow that there will be no boots on the ground. How will Moscow react to this?

Mar 14 07:00

Turkey's determination against Kurds alienates US, Russia

Turkey achieved a milestone in its goals in Syria: It established a foothold in the heart of the country's north after driving Islamic State militants away from its borders and seizing al-Bab, one of the extremist group's major strongholds and a major supply route.

But Turkey's determination to also push back the Kurds is alienating the other big players in Syria — Russia and the United States — and threatens to undermine the fight against IS in the imminent assault on Raqqa.

Mar 13 12:05

The Coming Clash: Why Israel Seeks a Third War on Lebanon?

At a time when it’s pretty much clear that Hezbollah is fighting against ISIL and Al-Qaeda in Syria, the Zionist regime of Israel says another illegal war against Lebanon is coming to a theatre near you.

Mar 13 08:43

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 11, 2017: POWER STRUGGLE IN ALEPPO PROVINCE

Clashes between the Syrian army and pro-Turkish forces were reported in Tadef, south of al-Bab on March 12. The Sultan Murad Division (consists of Turkmens) released a statement that 3 Syrian army soldiers had been captured by the Free Syrian Army near the al-Bab Silos. If confirmed, a notable level of tensions between pro-Turkish forces and Syrian forces remains in the area. This also means that Ankara cannot or does not want to control its proxies to avoid this.

Russian and Syrian military personnel were spotted in the town of Manbij, controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mostly consisting of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Photos confirm an intensification of contacts between the Syrian army and the SDF and the unpublicized Russian-US cooperation in the area.

Mar 13 08:11

Canadian Journalist Eva Bartlett Exposes Corporate Media For Reporting Syria Misinformation

By Brandon Turbeville

Ever since having utterly destroyed a smug mainstream journalist at a UN Summit over corporate media’s claims that they had sources inside East Aleppo, hospital bombings, and other “atrocities” committed by the Assad government, Eva Bartlett has been the subject of a corporate media smear campaign.

Corporate media outlets and their NGO talking heads have maligned her as a “Russian agent,” a “Syrian agent,” and, probably the most ridiculous of all, even a racist (meaning white supremacist). This last one, of course, is a hallmark of the more NGO-funded or mentally handicapped SJW contingency, the usual suspects who compulsively make this accusation. The argument is that saying the alleged “revolution” of bearded jihadist freaks was funded and orchestrated by the West is to deny that Arabs have the ability to orchestrate their own subhuman revolution of savagery. (Yawn.)...

Mar 13 07:06

Sorry Israel: Iran Gets Green Light For Naval Base in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has approved the creation of an Iranian naval base close to the Hmeymim airbase used by Russia’s air force in Syria, according to reports.

Citing Syrian sources, Nezavisimaya Gazeta claims that the deal for an Iranian base in Syria has already been made:

Mar 11 12:51

The Russian Scare – Israel Shamir

Russia is a Newfoundland dog, not a Rottweiler. It is big, strong, peaceful and not aggressive.

Full disclosure: I’ve met with Russians. I met with a Russian this morning. She brought me coffee. Such crazy and dangerous things can occur in Moscow. I am afraid the CIA and NSA could take notice of this meeting, and then it can be used – even against you. “You have perused an article by Israel Shamir. Were you aware he had Russian contacts?”

Though I am not too young, this is the first time I have witnessed such a witch-hunt. In Russia, there are many foreigners, Europeans and Americans as well, and Russians mingle with them freely, with no fear.

Mar 11 11:17

Assad labels US troops in Syria 'invaders' and says President Trump has done nothing 'concrete' to defeat ISIS

Assad said Trump's campaign pledge to prioritize the defeat of Islamic State had been 'a promising approach' but added: 'We haven't seen anything concrete yet regarding this rhetoric.'

Assad dismissed the U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State in Syria as 'only a few raids' he said had been conducted locally. 'We have hopes that this administration ... is going to implement what we have heard,' he added.

Asked about a deployment of U.S. forces near the northern city of Manbij, Assad said: 'Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation... are invaders.'

'We don't think this is going to help.'

Mar 11 09:44

Spicer: US Marines With Howitzers in Syria Are ‘Just Advisers’

Continuing the narrative that the ever-growing number of US troops being sent to carry out combat operations across Iraq and Syria are “non-combat,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today claimed that the US Marines who were recently deployed to the outskirts of the ISIS capital of Raqqa, along with M777 howitzers to fire against the city, are “advisers.”

The claim is important because there is no authorization of war by Congress that justifies the operation, and Spicer is seeking to argue that this isn’t the sort of “hostile action” that would require any Congressional approval, but just another advisory mission.

Yet the troops were presented as explicitly going there to fire artillery shells at a city, which unless they are arguing means the US Marines are “advising” the howitzers on when to fire and when not to fire, doesn’t make any sense as presented by Spicer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Advisory", my astrolabe!!

And Sean Spicer, a word, please; your statements have just caused our bovine excrement meter to rekit and implode.

Should that happen again under your watch, we will have no choice but to bill the White House for its replacement.

Mar 11 09:29

THOUSANDS OF US TROOPS HEAD TO KUWAIT TO FIGHT IN SYRIA, IRAQ

Instead of directly deploying thousands of additional ground troops into Iraq or Syria, the sort of precipitous escalation that might get Congress voting on the war, the Trump Administration appears to have decided that the solution is to send thousands of US ground troops to Kuwait, and let the commanders in Iraq and Syria just take what they want.

Early reports of this strategy emerged Wednesday, when officials said there were considerations of sending around 1,000 troops into Kuwait for this operation. Just two days later, the figure was up to at least 2,500, with signs that it is continuing to grow all the time.

While President Obama was micromanaging the escalations, particularly in Iraq, where every couple of weeks another hundred or two troops would be sent, the Trump Administration appears to be throwing the troops into a big pile and leaving the deployments up to the commanders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial-strength, palm to forehead moment, upon reading this; I am profoundly disappointed at this turn of events.

The French have a saying; the more things change, the more they remain the same; I am deeply concerned that this is imminently true of the Trump Administration.

Mar 11 08:51

“They [Americans] are invaders,” says Syrian President in new interview

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called the foreign troops in Syria "invaders" - stating that Russia is the only serious fighting force battling terrorists in his country.

Mar 11 08:01

Sweden's Welfare-Scrounging Islamic Warriors Milk the System, Draw Blood Abroad

Almost all of the several hundred jihadists that have left Sweden to join terrorist paramilitary groups in the Middle East have been found to be collecting some form of government assistance. To make things worse, jihadists were found to be leaving fewer traces, complicating the authorities' preventive work.

Mar 11 08:00

SWEDEN: At Least 300 Islamic State Fighters Are Now Receiving Government Benefits

Characteristic of the Swedish travelers is that almost all the 300 individuals who report looked at received some form of government grants and that there is to have people in Sweden who handle mail and another to give the impression that the person is still in Sweden.

Mar 10 12:06

Syria: Dangerous Fracture in US, Turkey and Russian Interests, as Operation to Oust ISIS from Raqqa Begins

Here’s where the tension lies: the United States may also have sent in ground assets as show of force in support of its allies the YPG (Kurdish People’s Protect Units in Syria). This is a potential spat between the two NATO member states – which is a major problem for Turkey. The Turkish government considers them a terrorist organisation, an appendage to its nemesis the Kurdish PKK. It’s also a problem for Russia too, insofar as Russia is attempting détente with Turkey by coordinating military operations as they pertain to fighting ISIS in northern Syria, and with the eventual joint siege of Raqqa.

Mar 10 11:36

Into the Syrian Quagmire – Trump meets complexity

In order to fulfill his pledge to “quickly” dispatch ISIS, Trump is ramping up the US presence – and we’re well on the way to getting sucked into the Syrian quagmire.

Donald Trump thinks he’s going to get rid of ISIS in Syria “quickly,” and then we’ll be on our way to making America great again – but already he’s finding that the terrain there is a bit crowded, and that he has a bit more than the fast-dissipating “Caliphate” to contend with.

According to reports, the Pentagon has come up with a plan to carry out Trump’s pledge, as ordered, but reality is racing ahead of the generals – and auguring a clash of civilizations in the midst of Syria’s blasted out cities.

Mar 10 10:14

Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich heads for Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday that Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich left the port of Sevastopol in Crimea heading for the Syrian coast.

The Ministry added that the frigate will cross the Bosporus Strait in the Black Sea on Tuesday and will join at the same day a group of Russian warships deployed near the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

Mar 10 10:14

Syria demands UN Chief and Security Council to oblige Turkey to withdraw its invading forces from Syria immediately

Damascus, SANA_ Syria held the Turkish regime responsible for supporting terrorism, which killed tens of thousands of innocent people and destroyed Syria’s infrastructure upon direct instructions from President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his security apparatus.

That came in two letters sent Friday by Foreign and Expatriates Ministry to the UN Secretary General and President of Security Council on the Turkish forces’ continued attacks on the sovereignty of the Syrian territories.

The Syrian government demanded the UN Chief, the Security Council and the international community to oblige Turkey to withdraw its invading forces, stop the attacks and to maintain security and stability in the region and the world.

Mar 10 09:13

United States Marines Arrive in Syria to Battle ISIS

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald J. Trump was extremely critical of Barack Obama’s unwillingness to forcefully take a stand against ISIS and defeat the terrorist group.

Rather than engage ISIS head on, Obama preferred to use controversial drone strikes to attack our enemies, a method that ended up putting innocent civilians in harms way on a regular basis.

Now that he is president, Donald Trump is showing that he is committed to actually defeating ISIS, and our U.S. military is following through on that promise.

Mar 10 08:11

Trump Invades Syria

Make no mistake: this is big news. And very bad news!

Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions.

This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal.

Mar 09 09:44

Trump Invades Syria

Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions.

This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal.

Mar 08 12:35

Medical Doctors Question Veracity Of Footage In White Helmets Documentary; Al-Qaeda Wins Oscar

By Brandon Turbeville

Despite Oscar Win, Organization Revealed As Al-Qaeda Rescue Operation

Since 2001, Americans have lost the majority of their Constitutional rights under the guise of security and protection from terrorist attacks launched by al-Qaeda. Freedom of travel has been restricted, the Fourth Amendment has virtually been eliminated, due process scarcely exists, and even the First Amendment has been rapidly curtailed and is being chipped away even more with each passing day.

But sixteen years after Americans began throwing their rights at the U.S. government in fear of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization blamed by the Bush administration for the 9/11 attacks, the United States’ film academy has given al-Qaeda an Oscar...

Mar 08 12:17

Swedish Doctors for Human Rights: White Helmets Video, Macabre Manipulation of Dead Children and Staged Chemical Weapons Attack to Justify a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria

There has been a recent, intense, publicity campaign that has capitalised on the Oscar for best documentary being awarded to the NATO and Gulf state funded organization, the White Helmets and their Netflix documentary producers [1] The White Helmets had previously been winners of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, given to them in Sweden in 2016. [2] These various awards have ensured that the White Helmet fictitious “saving-childrens-lives” videos have been re-circulating across corporate and social media, a major PR coup for the sponsors of this questionable organization.

Central to this PR campaign and just prior to the Oscar award ceremony, Human Rights Watch published a “retrospective” report on February 13th 2017, focusing on spurious accounts of chemical attacks on the recently liberated city of Aleppo. This familiar HRW propaganda piece recycled a previous report from April 2015 detailing an alleged chlorine gas attack in Sarmin, Idlib [4].

Mar 08 10:21

Trump’s Pentagon Moves Into Syria’s ManbijUS Troops Deploy With Kurdish Forces to Prevent Turkish Invasion

Turkey’s capture of the ISIS city of al-Bab last week set in motion a race for the city of Manbij, which Kurdish forces captured from ISIS last year, and which Turkish officials had long insisted would be their next target after al-Bab.

Several nations have interests in not seeing Turkey attack the Kurds, but on Monday, US troops were the first to the scene, with a deployment inside the city of Manbij, where they will embed with Kurdish forces as a “sign of deterrence.”

By the end of Monday, Syrian and Russian troops were also in the vicinity, with the Kurds having brokered a deal to give Syrian forces all the villages ringing Manbij, which would mean Turkey can’t advance with attacking Syrian government villages. Russia sent some forces into the area too to back Syria’s new claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey's territorial claims against certain areas of Syria are very troubling.

Mar 08 07:59

Trump recognises Turkey support ISIS U.S. TROOPS DEPLOYED TO SYRIA IN RESPONSE TO TURKISH THREAT

An armored column of American troops was spotted near the Syrian city of Manbij in a show of force after Turkey threatened to attack Kurdish forces currently occupying the city in an effort to prevent attack on Kurdish forces by Turkey.

The United States confirmed the presence of American soldiers near Manbij following video footage released by the Kurdish-affiliated Manbij Military Council (MMC) while sporadic gunfire continues between the MMC and Turkish forces to the west of the city.

The Manbij Military Council is one of four military councils established by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Trump is a peacemaker and will it seems not allow the Western Backed terrorist groups allies come to its aid.

Mar 08 07:52

Were We Wrong To Trust Putin And Assad? The Syrian People Are Being Killed By Horrific Chemical Weapons Again. WHO Is Responsible?

No one in the news media is really talking about this, but it stands out to me. When I heard on the news the Syrian people are again dying the horrible death of chemical weapons assault, I was stunned. I thought it was over, as we have stopped funding the rebels; but even more importantly we are not trying to overthrow Assad. Things should be settling down for the Syrian people.

Nikki Hayley had made a trip to Syria to see for herself what was taking place several months ago. She got to meet with Assad, and he said that he would gladly welcome American troops anytime. She said the Syrian people kept asking her why there were terrorists funded by the United States attacking them? The Syrian people said these people were killing them.

Mar 08 07:45

Netanyahu Demands Summit With Putin After Russia and Iran Ruin Israel’s Plan For Syria

It looks like Moscow hit an Israeli nerve.

Many thoughtful observers wondered why S-400s deployed to Syria didn't vaporize Israeli fighter jets as they "flew over Lebanon’s Arsal Barrens, where both Al-Qaeda and ISIS are headquartered", only to drop their payloads on Syrian Army positions inside Syria.

It's because Russia didn't need to (and also, no WWIII, please). Despite its best efforts — including sending special forces into Syria in order to "observe" terrorists fighting the Syrian Arab Army — Israel's ambitions in Syria have been thwarted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 07 15:00

Russia Kills 19 CIA-Funded Terrorist Commanders In Syria

Russia has destroyed the CIA-funded al-Nusra HQ near Aleppo, killing at least 67 terrorists, including 19 field commanders.

Mar 07 13:48

Stars And Stripes In Syria: Convoy Of American Tanks Rolls Through War-Torn Country As 500 US Special Forces Troops Join Battle Against ISIS On The Ground

The United States has deployed a column of armored personnel carriers to the northern Syrian city of Manbij to support Kurdish troops in the area.

Mar 07 09:48

The 75th Ranger Regiment hits the ground in Syria for Raqqa offensive

After months of planning and deliberations, the 75th Ranger Regiment has been deployed to Syria to participate in the war against ISIS as the coalition closes in on the so-called caliphate’s capital city of Raqqa. Yesterday, the first images emerged of Stryker armored vehicles on their way to Manbij. This comes weeks after Rangers deployed to theater with their Strykers and elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment had been passing through Kurdistan.

Mar 07 09:18

1983 CIA Documents Reveal Deep State Plan To ‘Obliterate Syria’

According to declassified CIA documents, the Deep State made plans to ‘utterly destroy the Syrian government’ as far back as 1983.

Mar 07 08:01

Investigation Into Murder of Russian Ambassador Takes an Unexpected Turn

A 33-year-old Russian woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Andrei Karlov, Moscow's ambassador to Turkey, the Turkish media has reported.

The woman, known only as Yekaterina, was arrested in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported Monday.

She is accused of contacting Karlov's killer, former police cadet Mevlut Altyntash, before the assassination, an unnamed law enforcement source told the newspaper.
A Russian-language report from RIA mentions connections to a "Russian company involved in sexual services in five-star hotels in Ankara".

Mar 06 13:46

US deploys force in Manbij as 'visible sign of deterrence' - Pentagon

A small number of US troops were sent to the northern Syrian town of Manbij to deter conflict between the US-backed Kurdish forces and Turkey-backed rebels, the Pentagon has confirmed. Syrian troops have also moved into the area to serve as a buffer.

Mar 06 13:43

Reality Check: Ben Swann's Channel Goes Dark After Exposing Syrian Rebels Are Saudi Backed Jihadists

This is the original 2016 video that is now no longer available on You Tube after CBS Channel 46 reporter Ben Swann was threatened with termination for his reporting on the Syrian war which exposed the mainstream media coverage as fake.

Mar 06 10:55

Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria.

"In the framework of a (future peace agreement) or without one, Iran is attempting to base itself permanently in Syria - either through a military presence on the ground or a naval presence - and also through a gradual attempt to open a front against us on the Golan Heights," Netanyahu told his cabinet in public remarks on Sunday.

"I will express to President Putin Israel's vigorous opposition to this possibility," he said.

Iran, Israel's arch-enemy, has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, the head of Iran's naval command did say this last November.

Iran may seek naval bases in Yemen or Syria: chief of staff

But before Netanyahu complains to Putin on this visit about how horrible the threat these potential bases might pose to Israel, he needs to read it in context; this was stated by General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri to a bunch of Iranian naval officers.

And in that context, it comes across more as a brag, about ultimate Iranian naval capability, rather than a game plan per se.

And Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please: Russia's President is a very, very bright man, with intimate, and broad, knowledge of geopolitical realities.

He will not be pushed or bullied into taking a stand which is against the interests of the Russian people.

Mar 06 09:42

Turkey Starts Playing Dangerous Games in Syria

As Erdogan inches closer to bringing a fundamental transformation to Turkey’s political system, his foreign policy is also starting to show signs of a big reversal. It seems that Turkey’s “NATO memory” is back and is forcing it to look towards its ‘original home’, the West. A series of incidents occurring inside and outside Syria have clearly shown that Turkey is not on the same page with Russia and Iran with regard to the resolution of conflict in Syria. It has revived it “safe zone” strategy, has already started to oppose Iran in the Russian led Astana process and Turkey-backed militias have picked up a fight with the Syrian army, marking a second clash of this nature in last one month only. Whereas these developments reflect Turkey’s drift away from the Astana peace process, these incidents also reinforce the fundamental truth of Turkey’s political and strategic position as the second biggest NATO member.

Mar 06 07:58

Stars and Stripes in Syria: Convoy of American tanks rolls through war-torn country as 500 US special forces troops join battle against ISIS on the ground

The United States has deployed a column of armored personnel carriers to the northern Syrian city of Manbij to support Kurdish troops in the area.

Mar 05 09:51

Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting

Just a matter of days after John McCain’s “unusual” trip to Syria and Turkey, the Turkish government has cut off water supplies from the Euphrates River into northern Syria, violating international conventions on water rights.

Mar 04 12:40

Anti-Syrian-War Protest Disrupts White Helmets Pop-Up Music Tribute

A pop-up music concert in New York’s Grand Central station, promoting the work of the Oscar-winning Syrian “humanitarian” group White Helmets, was disrupted by anti-war protesters.

While a full orchestra and choir, some wearing white helmets, pounded out Beethoven’s Ode to Joy against the backdrop of Grand Central Station in Manhattan on Friday, about a dozen anti-war activists protested the group’s presence.

Mar 04 10:45

U.S. admits to using radioactive weapons in Iraq, leaving thousands of babies deformed

According to a new disclosure from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), the same horrifying DU-laced weapons were used in the November 2015 air raids in the Deir ez-Zor and Hasakah provinces in eastern Syria. This disclosure contradicts a March 2015 statement issued from U.S. Central Command, which stated, “U.S. and coalition aircraft have not been and will not be using depleted uranium munitions in Iraq or Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.”

Apparently the military lied. According to CENTCOM spokesman Major Josh Jacques, in November 2015, 5,265 armor-piercing DU rounds were shot out of an A-10 ground attack aircraft to take out 350 oil tanker convoys owned by the Islamic State. The damages of this radioactive material do not stop when an enemy combatant is killed. The repercussions are experienced for many years to come and even return to U.S. soil.

Mar 04 08:59

The NYT War on Truth

On issues mattering most, The Times features fake news, not the real thing.

On March 1, its editors lied headlining “Russia Sides With Chemical Weapons,” saying:

“Russia proved again on Tuesday that there is no crime heinous enough to make it turn against Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It vetoed a resolution before the United Nations Security Council that would have punished Syria for using chemical weapons.”

Fact: Throughout six years of Obama’s war, now Trump’s, using terrorists as imperial foot soldiers against a sovereign independent state threatening no one, claims about Assad using chemical weapons were fabricated - bogus accusations without evidence.

Fact: Plenty of clear evidence proves ISIS, al-Nusra and other US-supported terrorists used CWs numerous times - their elements trained in their use by Pentagon contractors in Turkey and Jordan, Saudi Arabia at times supplying toxins.

Mar 04 07:39

Tens of thousands flee clashes between Syria army, ISIS

Tens of thousands of Syrian civilians have fled ferocious fighting between Russian-backed government forces and ISIS over the past week in the country's ravaged north.

Supported by Russian air power and artillery, Syrian government forces have waged a fierce offensive against ISIS, seizing around 90 villages from the extremists since mid-January.

Their aim, according to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, is ISIS-held Khafsah, the main station pumping water into Aleppo.

Residents of Syria's second city have been without mains water for 47 days after the extremists cut the supply.

Mar 03 07:05

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MARCH 3, 2017: US-BACKED FORCES SURRENDER WIDE AREAS NEAR MANBIJ TO SYRIAN ARMY

The Syrian army, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated the ancient city of Palmyra, including the Palmyra Airport from ISIS on March 2. Syrian army servicemen have been examining the historic part of Palmyra with the aim of demining the city.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) primarily consisting of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will hand over wide areas west of the northern Syrian town of Manbij to the Syrian army, according to a statement released by the so-called Manbij Miltiary Council. The SDF wants to use Syrian army troops as a buffer against Turkish-backed militant groups in northern Syria and refers that this decision is made after talks with “Russia”, aiming to use the Russian and Syrian military and diplomatic capabilities to defend itself from Turkey.

Mar 02 13:07

BIG TURNAROUND in northern Syria: Kurds surrendered territory Assad

Kurdish forces have ceded a large part of the territory west of Manbidj Syrian Army control, to create a "buffer zone" between the city and the Turkish forces participating in the operation "Shield Euphrates."

After the sudden fall of Al Baba forces "Shield Euphrates" toward the drive toward Kurdish stronghold Manbidj that the Kurdish forces, "Syrian Democratic Front", with the support of the US and major losses, four months freed from Islamic countries.

The first objective of the offensive by Turkish forces launched towards the Kurdish territories capturing the strategically important road junction west of Manbidj.

The chilling ferocity with which the Turks, this time without the involvement of the Syrian "rebels" in the operation, hit on Kurdish positions, forced the military leaders Manbidj to resort plans for cooperation with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), which are streamed in a statement.

Mar 02 09:49

To Help Refugees, Stop Arming Terrorists – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Representative Tulsi Gabbard called again for the US to stop aiding terrorists like Al-Qaeda and ISIS, while her guest at the presidential address to Congress, a Kurdish refugee activist, called for an end to the US policy of “regime change in Syria.”

Mar 02 08:35

WSJ: Senator McCain Met With Anti-Assad Terrorists In Syria

Senator John McCain met with known terrorists in Syria in order to try and oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to unnamed officials.

Mar 02 08:23

US Congress Member: To Help Refugees, Stop Arming Terrorists

Member of the US House of Representatives, Tulsi Gabbard, called for the US to stop aiding terrorists like Al-Qaeda and ISIL, while her guest at the presidential address to Congress, a Kurdish refugee activist, called for an end to the US policy of “regime change in Syria.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am REALLY starting to like Tulsi!

Mar 02 07:53

Syrian Army recaptures Palmyra, aided by Russian Air Force – Kremlin

The Syrian military, backed by the Russian Air Force, has completed its operation to liberate the key city of Palmyra from militants, Kremlin has announced.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has reported to the commander-in-chief, President Vladimir Putin, that the historic city in Syria’s Homs province has been liberated, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

Mar 01 18:26

Russia, China Block UN Security Council Resolution Against Syria

Russia and China have prevented the UN Security Council from imposing sanctions on the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Mar 01 13:38

Russia denies accusations of bombing US-backed opposition fighters in Syria

Neither Russian nor Syrian air forces had bombed positions of Syrian Arab coalition fighters supported by Washington in Syria on Tuesday, Russia's Defense Ministry has said, rejecting accusations put forward by a US military commander.

The Russian military in Syria had been contacted by their American counterparts, who "expressed concern" that Russian and Syrian aircraft could "carry out an unintended strike" at positions of Washington-backed fighters during an anti-terrorist operation, the Russian ministry said.

"To avoid any incidents, the US representative has provided exact coordinates of the US-backed opposition forces in the region to a Russian officer," the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the information was "taken into account" by the Russian military.

Mar 01 11:53

BREAKING: Syrian Army Close to Recapturing Palmyra

According to reports from Hezbollah’s military media unit, Syrian National forces and their allies have already recaptured the historicUNESCO World Heritage Site at the Palmyra citadel from ISIS, located on the western side of the city.

In addition, Syrian Army units have also advanced to the modern palatial complex to the southwest of the city limits.

This is the second time the Syrian allied forces have fought to retake Palmyra from GCC state-backed ISIS terrorists.

Mar 01 08:30

‘There Are No Moderate Rebels’ – Tulsi Gabbard Destroys the Deep State’s Syria Narrative

Tulsi Gabbard has continued to impress ever since she came on the national scene last year with her courageous and very public support for Bernie Sanders in the rigged Democratic primary.

Most recently, she continued to demonstrate her knowledge of geopolitics and willingness to stand up to America’s unelected government, aka the Deep State, in a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Note, the clip is about a month old, but important to watch if you haven’t.

Mar 01 08:06

Syrian Army retakes Palmyra citadel from ISIS – reports

Syrian government forces and their allies have liberated the Palmyra citadel located on a hill overlooking the town from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants, according to media reports.

“The army has taken control over the Palmyra citadel and the mountain range in the south-west and is now ready to storm the city,” a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti.

Mar 01 06:58

Syrian army to enter ISIS-held Palmyra "very soon": source

Russian-backed Syrian government forces will enter the ISIS-held city of Palmyra "very soon", a Syrian military source said Wednesday, as government forces seek to win back the city from the group for the second time in a year.

The army said Wednesday it had captured an area known as the "Palmyra triangle" a few kilometers (miles) west of the city.

Backed by Russian air strikes, the Syrian army has advanced to the outskirts of Palmyra in the last few days. "The army's entry to the city will begin very soon," the military source told Reuters.

Feb 28 10:18

Russia, China block bid by Western powers to impose UN sanctions on Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council proposal that would have banned the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government, and blacklisted eleven Syrian military commanders over allegations of toxic gas attacks.

The proposed resolution, put forward by Britain, France and the United States, was put to the vote of the international body on Tuesday despite an earlier pledge by Russia to use its power the quash the proposal, the seventh time it has done so since the conflict first erupted in Syria since 2011.

Feb 27 17:18

Double Life of White Helmets: Volunteers by Day, Terrorists by Night (Photos)

Volunteers of the White Helmets civil defense organization have a double life: they are ‘volunteers’ by day and terrorists by night.

Feb 27 12:37

Video - Coalition aircraft throw ammunition package for ISIS

Feb 27 11:33

RT Headline News on Oscar bulllshit 27 Feb

Feb 27 08:02

War at Any Cost: Israeli Special Forces Enter Syrian Territory to 'Monitor' Extremist Groups Fighting Assad

Israel's decision on Wednesday to fly over ISIS strongholds in Lebanon, and then drop bombs on Syrian Army positions in Syria, was a real stroke of genius — especially considering that the airstrikes came just before peace talks in Geneva were scheduled to begin.

A real class act.

Feb 27 08:02

RAND Corporation's plan for dicing up Syria

The think tank of the Pentagon wants to divide Syria according to the model of Bosnia. The result would be ethnic cleansing and new, massive flood of immigrants.

Feb 26 13:14

Russia To Veto UN Resolution On Syria Over Chemical Weapons

Russia has vowed to veto a draft U.N. resolution calling for sanctions against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians.

Feb 25 10:02

THE U.S. CARRIED OUT REGIME CHANGE IN SYRIA IN 1949 … AND TRIED AGAIN IN 1957, 1986, 1991 AND 2011-TODAY

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes:

Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] Meade met secretly with Colonel Zaim at least six times to discuss the “possibility [of an] army supported dictatorship.” [“Cold War and Covert Action: The United States and Syria, 1945-1958,” Middle East Journal, Winter 1990, p. 55]

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As early as 1949, this newly independent Arab republic was an important staging ground for the CIA’s earliest experiments in covert action.

The CIA secretly encouraged a right-wing military coup in 1949.
The reason the U.S. initiated the coup? Little explains:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the French say, "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"; the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Feb 25 08:01

Victurus Libertas 2-16-17… “Huge Exclusive Interview With DHS Insider!”

The CIA and Israel are responsible for the creation of Isis. Isis was created specifically to weaken Iran and destabilize Syria. It worked for awhile until Putin shored up Assad and bolstered Iranian Qud forces. The real reason you see such anti-Russian fever from both Schumer and McCain, Graham and Feinstein, is because the operation has blown up in our faces.

“Israeli intelligence is furious with Trump, and will do anything to keep Trump from working with Putin. Understand that if Trump and Putin work together to defeat Isis, they are actually defeating a CIA/Mossad creation, and furthermore, Syria and Iran grow stronger, which the Saudis and the Israeli’s fear.

Feb 24 11:22

JOHN MCCAIN ILLEGALLY TRAVELS TO SYRIA, MEETS WITH LEADERS AND FIGHTING GROUPS; NO CRITICISM FROM MSM

Shortly after the mainstream media erupted in hysteria and neo-McCarthyistic attacks against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for having a routine conversation with the Russian Ambassador and for once having dinner with the President of Russia as part of an event, aging warmonger Senator John McCain recently announced that he had traveled illegally into Syria to meet with U.S. troops illegally stationed there as well as to meet with ISIS supporter and President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan. McCain also met with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and crown prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition, McCain also met with Kurdish fighters on the ground in Syria.

On February 22, McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, confirmed that McCain had made the trip, saying it was a “valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We're all familiar with the tag line from the commercial about the credit card, asking "What's in YOUR wallet"?!?

And I have to admit that I have been curious as to what is in Senator McCain's financial portfolio; and how many of those companies are a big part of the US's military/industrial complex.

It is very unfortunate for this country that Congressional Representatives, unlike their President, are not obliged to put their financial affairs into a blind trust, upon taking their oath of office. And what, you might logically want to ask, right now about Senator McCain's estimated net worth?!?

Senator McCain's estimated next worth is 21 million dollarsd

NOW, THAT is a financial empire....which, geopolitically needs constant tending, so here's the most probable "back story" for his little, Logan Act- defying "junket" to the Middle East.

His loyalty to his corporate, warmongering masters cannot be disputed at this point; and this little "visit", I am reasonably certain, was not about creating regional peace through hard-won, moral negotiations which might alleviate the need for any further US military intervention in the Middle East, , but the incitement of even more bloody wars, from which his "good friends" in the military/industrial complex and the financial industry, will profit mightily.

Feb 24 10:50

Commander-In-Chief Orders CIA To Halt Support Of ISIS In Syria

President Donald Trump has ordered the CIA to halt all support for ISIS militants in Syria, in a show of solidarity to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Feb 24 10:24

SYRIAN WAR PROPAGANDA AT THE OSCARS

The Western-backed war in Syria, like the invasion of Iraq, was so smothered by propaganda that truth was not only the first casualty but has been steadily suffocated for five years, now reaching the Oscars, says Rick Sterling.

The Netflix movie “The White Helmets” may win an Oscar in the “short documentary” category at the Academy Awards on Sunday. It would not be a surprise despite the fact that the group is a fraud and the movie is a contrived infomercial.

The “White Helmets” symbol, expropriating the name of “Syria Civil Defense.”

Awarding “The White Helmets” an Oscar would fit with the desire of Hollywood to appear supportive of “human rights,” even if that means supporting a propaganda operation to justify another bloody “regime change” war in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This so reminds me of the year when John Cameron's masterpiece "Avatar", one of the most brilliant anti-war movies ever made, was snubbed in favor of "The Hurt Locker", lionizing war.

Should this film win the Oscar for (alleged) best documentary, it will again underscore just how irrelevant the Oscars have become, and demonstrate the corrosive influence of the "deep state" in presenting propaganda as truth to the American people, and beyond.

Feb 24 09:29

With new anti-ISIS plan due next week, Pentagon considering U.S. troops in Syria

The top U.S. military officer declined repeatedly on Thursday to rule out committing U.S. ground troops to battle the Islamic State in in Syria, stressing that the Pentagon will present President Donald Trump with “a full range of options” to combat the terror organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ignoring that small technicality that the US doe snot have Syria's permission to be in Syria in the first place, as well as a long history of bombing critical Syrian infrastructure while claiming to be aiming at ISIS.

Feb 24 07:54

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Attacks Le Pen for Supporting Al Assad

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has verbally assaulted Marine Le Pen, French politician and presidential candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, after she expressed her support for the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad during her recent visit to Lebanon.

Feb 24 07:30

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – FEBRUARY 24, 2017: TURKEY SEIZED AL-BAB. WHAT NOW?

On February 23, Turkey-led forces made a major breakthrough in their operations in northern Syria, recapturing al-Bab, Qabasin and Bzaah from ISIS. The Free Syrian Army and the Turkish army launched a fierce attack against ISIS units in the center of al-Bab and overrun the terrorist group’s defenses. As result, ISIS commanders decided to withdraw their units from eastern al-Bab and the nearby areas. So, Turkish forces took control of Qabasin and Bzaah almost without clashes.

Thus, Ankara achieved one of the main goals of its Operation Euphrates Shield, prevented Kurdish YPG forces from linking up the YPG-held areas along the Syrian-Turkish border. According to available information, pro-Turkish militants and the Turkish army would not push further to central Syria. A demarcation line between Turkish forces and the Syrian army lays at Tadef. Only practice will show is the Erdogan regime going to follow the existing agreements with Damascus, Moscow and Tehran or not.

Feb 23 15:55

John McCain Illegally Travels To Syria, Meets With Leaders And Fighting Groups; No Criticism From MSM

By Brandon Turbeville

Shortly after the mainstream media erupted in hysteria and neo-McCarthyistic attacks against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for having a routine conversation with the Russian Ambassador and for once having dinner with the President of Russia as part of an event, aging warmonger Senator John McCain recently announced that he had traveled illegally into Syria to meet with U.S. troops illegally stationed there as well as to meet with ISIS supporter and President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan. McCain also met with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and crown prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition, McCain also met with Kurdish fighters on the ground in Syria.

On February 22, McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, confirmed that McCain had made the trip, saying it was a “valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq.”...

Feb 23 15:18

Senator McCain Secretly Visited Syria Last Weekend

US Republican Senator John McCain secretly visited war-ravaged Syria last weekend.

A spokeswoman for McCain confirmed Wednesday earlier reports that the lawmaker, who c hairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a visit to the Syrian town of Kobani.

Feb 23 12:54

Trump administration instructs CIA to halt support for anti-Assad rebels in Syria

The White House has instructed the Central Intelligence Agency to halt military support to armed groups that are associated with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a group opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Some believe that the move indicates a change in American policy under United States President Donald Trump. But Syrian rebel commanders say they believe the move is temporary, and that military aid will be restored. For several years, the CIA has provided training and other forms of assistance to rebel groups in Syria, such as the New Syrian Force, which operate under the umbrella of the FSA. Aside from training, the assistance has included light and heavy ammunition, including antitank missiles, mines and grenades.

Feb 23 10:57

CIA Weapons Pause In Syria – Are We Backing Off… Or Escalating?

For the past couple of weeks the CIA weapons smuggling operation to Syrian rebels has been on hold, according to press reports. Does this mean Trump’s sensible “we don’t know who these people are” statement during the campaign has become policy? We hope that is the case.

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