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Dec 15 20:40

Aleppo Victory… US and its Crime Partners Suffer ‘Meltdown of Sanity’

The US and its terrorist-sponsoring partners are seeing their criminal regime-change project in ruins, as the Syrian army and its allies win a spectacular victory to retake the strategically important city of Aleppo.

Dec 15 15:09

‘You Haven’t Succeeded Once’: AP Reporter Grills State Dept On Lack Of Progress In Syria (VIDEO)

After three years of backing and arming rebels brought no major progress in the Syrian war, Washington has accused Moscow of “failure” to achieve peace. When called out by AP on the lack of progress, the State Department tried to shift blame onto Russia.

Dec 15 13:58

Russia distributes 35 tonnes of humanitarian aid in eastern Aleppo

The Russian Center for Reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria delivered nearly 35 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the refugees of the al-Mahaledzh camp in eastern Aleppo on Wednesday. According to a representative from the center, Russian military personnel provided refugees from liberated eastern Aleppo "with hot meals, food packages, warm clothes for children, blankets and first aid."

Dec 15 13:33

Assad: West Is Telling Russia That Syrian Army Went Too Far In Defeating Terrorists

In an interview to RT, the Syrian President warned against taking statements by western governments at face value, as in Aleppo, they seemed to care more about saving terrorists than civilians.

Dec 15 13:12

“Aleppo Atrocities” – The Western Mainstream Media’s Latest Psy-Op

As of this morning, East Aleppo is almost completely liberated. As the Syrian Army continue to advance in the few remaining terrorist-held enclaves, remaining residents are being evacuated by the thousands. At the same time, in one of the biggest coordinated propaganda campaigns thus far, the western government-media complex is trying to characterize these events as a “genocide” being carried out by the Syrian government.

Dec 15 11:47

‘No 2nd Opinion, No Alternative’: Experts Discuss Aleppo Liberation And Its Media Coverage

Western media paint a grim picture of the Aleppo liberation, yet a lot of videos show residents celebrating it.

Dec 15 10:33

Slaughter Or Liberation?: A Debate On Russia’s Role In The Syrian War & The Fall Of Aleppo

With the aid of Russian airstrikes, Syria has taken near full control of the city of Aleppo in a major defeat for forces hoping to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Dec 15 10:21

"You Haven't Succeeded Once": State Department Slammed By AP Reporter Over Failure In Syria

As caught on the recording below, the daily briefing at the State Department started off with a verbal sparring match between AP reporter Brad Klapper and department spokesman John Kirby. Klapper asked Kirby why the US was “laying all the blame” for developments in Aleppo on Russia, while also questioning what Washington was doing different than Moscow. The US, Klapper said, “failed repeatedly, doing the same thing over and over again” but continued to accuse Russia of war crimes “when things go badly.”

Dec 15 09:37

Assad: US Support Terrorists By Calling Them Moderate Opposition

President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US of sponsoring terrorist groups in Syria by labeling them ‘moderate opposition’.

Dec 15 08:20

REST OF MILITANTS WITHDRAWS FROM ALEPPO AFTER FAILED NIGHT ATTACK

Last night, Jaish al-Fatah militants launched a major offensive against government forces in Hikmah from the direction of Rashiddeen 4 in the southwestern Aleppo countryside.

After a series of firefights, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah forced Jaish al-Fatah units to retreat.

As result a group of militants, that sabotaged evacuation from Aleppo on December 14, agreed to all terms and conditions of the Syrian government.

Dec 15 07:31

Corporate Media is Lying to You — Syrian Army Freed Aleppo, There is No Genocide

Although mainstream western media is reporting rumors of mass civilian killings in Syria, with some going so far as to call it a genocide, sources on the ground in Aleppo have pushed back against that false narrative regarding the propaganda being parroted across the 24-7 western corporate media echo chamber in relation to the alleged war crimes of rape and extrajudicial killing by the Syrian Arab Army

Dec 15 07:30

THE ULTIMATE “FAKE NEWS” LIST

Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years?

Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the mainstream media have resulted in deaths, destruction and people’s lives being ruined.

The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media.

They are the main progenitors of fake news.

Dec 14 18:09

Aleppo update

Dec 14 14:46

If Politicians Want Aleppo Airdrops, They Should Be On The Planes Themselves – MP

Fiery former army colonel-turned-MP Bob Stewart has told MPs lobbying for military intervention in the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo that if they want airdrops, they had better volunteer to be on the planes.

Dec 14 13:44

ISIS attack on Palmyra directly linked to US waiver on rebel arms supplies – Assad to RT (EXCLUSIVE)

President Obama’s announcement of a waiver for arming unspecified rebel groups in Syria came shortly before the terrorist group Islamic State launched a massive attack on Palmyra. Syrian President Bashar Assad believes it was no coincidence, he told RT.

"The announcement of the lifting of that embargo is related directly to the attack on Palmyra and to the support of other terrorists outside Aleppo, because when they are defeated in Aleppo, the United States and the West, they need to support their proxies somewhere else," he said.

"The crux of that announcement is to create more chaos, because the United States creates chaos in order to manage this chaos," Assad added.

Dec 14 12:47

RT Calls Out Corporate Media Fake News from Aleppo Syria, Syrian Journalist Jamilla Assi "Western Media Is Waging War On The People Of Syria."

Thousands celebrated being liberated from terrorists in Syria as corporate media runs fake news about war crimes against civilians.

Dec 14 12:42

‘It’s Clear Assad Has Won This War’ – Former US Ambassador

RT crosses live to Peter Galbraith, former US Ambassador to Croatia, to discuss latest developments in Syria.

Dec 14 11:37

Journalist Eva Bartlett DESTROYS Mainstream Journalist Over Syria, Aleppo

By Brandon Turbeville

Having spent a number of months on the ground in Syria, traveling all across the country and, specifically, Aleppo, journalist Eva Bartlett has finally returned to the Western world with yet another round of firsthand knowledge of the Syrian Crisis. Bartlett has traveled to Syria a number of times, each time carrying back a story widely different from that peddled on the mainstream corporate press of NATO countries...

Dec 14 10:33

Turkey builds 89 new military outposts on Syria, Iraq border

Turkey has built 89 new military outposts on its Syria and Iraq borders as part of efforts to strengthen the country's border security.

According to security sources, Turkey already completed the construction of a 287-kilometer (178-mile) concrete wall along the border with Syria. The wall will maintain security across the Turkish border. Construction efforts of the remaining 538 kilometers of the concrete wall are ongoing.

Turkey shares a 900-kilometer border with Syria, which has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011, and so far 66 new military outposts on the Turkey-Syria border have been constructed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My speculation on this is that Turkey is building these outposts as points of power from which to "nibble" at both Iraqi and Syrian territories, and prevent the solid establishment of an independent, functional Kurdistan state in either Iraq or Syria.

Dec 14 10:11

Propaganda war? MSM paints grim picture of Aleppo as residents celebrate their liberation

While residents of Aleppo are celebrating the liberation of their city, the mainstream media has been painting the opposite picture with sensational headlines decrying alleged atrocities and a “meltdown of humanity” they claim is happening there.

But what are their sources? Well, “someone told them.” Most of their reports are unverified because MSM has no one on the ground in Aleppo.

Dec 14 08:49

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – DECEMBER 14, 2016: HEAVY CLASHES AT TYAS AIRBASE

The situation remains critical in the area west of Palmyra. ISIS terrorists flanked government forces and seized a key crossroad between the Tyas airbase and the city of al-Qaryatayn in the Syrian province of Homs. The terrorist group also continued to put pressure on the Tyas Airbase and on the Homs-Palmyra highway from the southern direction. These attacks put government forces deployed in the Tyas Airbase under a threat of encirclement by ISIS forces These gains became possible because ISIS units used their advantage in their manoeuvrability.

Dec 14 08:39

MSM Fake News Claims Civilians Committing Mass Suicide In East Aleppo After Syrian Army Victory

By Brandon Turbeville

If anyone needs an example of just why the mainstream corporate media is becoming more and more irrelevant by the day, one need only look at the coverage of the liberation of Aleppo to see why it must now rely on government legislation, hysteria, and panic simply to continue existing into the next decade.

Without attempting to provide a wide range of samples of stupidity and outright lunacy being peddled by the corporate press, one article stands out. “Aleppo: Cease-Fire Reached In Besieged Syrian City, Rebels Say,” by Alastair Jamieson and Mac William Bishop is a stunning display of unsupported and distorted information. The article repeatedly claims that Assad’s forces are focused on murdering innocent civilians, hunting them down in the streets and killing them, burning them alive, and ludicrously suggesting that many civilians are committing suicide en masse because of the Syrian military’s victory...

Dec 14 07:24

Dramatic Drone Footage Shows East Aleppo Devastation As Air Strikes, Shelling Return


Drone footage has revealed extreme devastation in eastern Aleppo, once Syria's largest city and thriving economic center with its renowned ancient sites, with crumbling homes and deserted streets replacing a once-lively area of the city.

Dec 14 07:12

Aleppo Freed, Biggest US Defeat Since Vietnam... Assad on Aleppo: 'West Is Telling Russia We Went Too Far In Defeating Terrorists’

Russia’s UN envoy has announced that the Syrian government’s military operations to liberate the city of Aleppo have come to an end.

Fighting in eastern Aleppo has stopped and the Syrian government has regained control over the territory after the withdrawal of militants from the city was agreed, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told UN Security Council meeting.

Dec 14 07:03

Western media lies about Syria exposed (Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett)

Dec 14 06:56

Syrian White Helmets involved in Staged Terror Events

Dec 14 06:54

Aleppo hit by air strikes and shelling as evacuation stalls

Plans to evacuate rebel districts of Aleppo stalled on Wednesday as more fighting rocked the city and insurgents appeared to have rejected new conditions imposed on the deal by Iran.

Dec 14 03:21

Israel’s Minister Of Defense Outlines Plan To Divide Syria & Iraq

A call to divide Syria and Iraq by Israel’s minister defense minister helps make it clearer to understand why there are ‘civil wars’ taking place there…

Dec 13 19:04

Russia Daesh Palmyra seizure may be staged

Dec 13 17:04

Assad Retakes Aleppo: The Military Operation Is Over, Says Russian Envoy

The Syrian war is on the verge of the biggest shift in the balance of power since 2011, with the Assad regime - with support from Russian forces - having retaken Aleppo. And, as Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin notes, an arrangement has been reached for militants to leave the besieged areas of eastern Aleppo “within hours”, confirming earlier media reports that Assad is about to have full reign of the hotly contested city - a symbolic center of the anti-Assad insurgency.

Dec 13 16:29

If politicians want Aleppo airdrops, they should be on the planes themselves – MP

Fiery former army colonel-turned-MP Bob Stewart has told MPs lobbying for military intervention in the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo that if they want airdrops, they had better volunteer to be on the planes.

He was speaking at an emergency Commons debate on the question of how the UK should respond to the end of the four-year siege of the city by the Assad government.

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The British version of "Here's your rifle..."

Dec 13 15:29

‘Obama’s Secret’ Refugee Resettlement Program Transforming America (Video)

With less than 5 weeks until Obama is scheduled to vacate the White House, most Americans have long since accepted the fact that Obama isn’t an honest broker. The President has shown time and time again he has no problem looking directly into the camera, and lying at will to the American people, and not even thinking twice about it. 

Below is an article written by WND reporter Leo Hohmann that discusses the shady and dishonest dealings Obama has engaged in with respect to his administration’s secret refugee program.The purpose of this post is to take Hohmann’s recent article, and expand on it using video and information of my own from several previous posts I wrote, and show the American people just how much danger Barack Obama has placed the country in. 

Dec 13 15:14

They Slaughtered My Brothers & Sisters, But Let Me Go’: Stories Of Aleppo Orphans

If the Syrian army manages to fully liberate Aleppo – it will be considered one of the military’s most important victories since the war broke out five years ago.

Dec 13 12:09

Aleppo battle to end as Syria rebel deal reached

A deal has been agreed for Syrian rebel fighters to leave enclaves they still hold in eastern Aleppo, Russia's ambassador to the UN has said.

Dec 13 08:29

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: “The Euro Was a Mistake”

Nobel prize-winning Harvard economist Oliver Hart told Euractiv Spain:

The Euro was a mistake ….

He explained that that the EU member states are not “sufficiently homogeneous” to be considered one single entity, adding that trying to make the EU-28 into one was an “error”.

Dec 13 08:28

Catholic Archbishop In Syria: Putin's Military Intervention In Syria "Serves the Christian Cause, Is A Source Of Hope... Putin Is Solving A Problem"

With all the anti-Putin & anti-Assad propaganda barraging us today, I thought this deserved a re-post. Just one year ago, Catholic archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, said that Russian military intervention in Syria is "a source of hope" for Christians in the region, that it "serves the Christian cause," has "renewed the confidence among Christians in Syria," and that "Putin is solving a problem." Religion News reported on the bishop's visit to the U.S.: "But Jeanbart faces another challenge when he speaks to an American audience: For him, as for other Syrian Christians, Assad is not the despot that he is considered in Washington. Christians in Syria felt protected by Assad, he said, much as Christians in Iraq were under Saddam Hussein. Many on Capitol Hill, however, want to send more arms and funding to the rebels and remove Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons as well as being a serial violator of human rights.

Dec 13 08:17

New ISIS offensive on Palmyra proves terrorists should not be given chance to regroup – Russian MoD

Islamic State militants used a break in the US-led coalition’s advance against them to launch offensive in Palmyra, while counting on the fact that Russia will not conduct airstrikes on residential areas, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The setback shows that terrorists should not be given the opportunity to regroup.

Dec 13 00:12

Trump Goldman and Syria

Dec 12 23:12

Exclusive Interview with President-elect Donald Trump Dec 11 2016

The Trump Wave – Chris Wallace with President-elect Donald Trump

When asked why would the CIA put out the story that the Russians wanted you to win, Trump said I don’t think it is the CIA, I think it is the Democrat’s,because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics.

I am open-minded… I’m somebody that gets it…other countries are eating our lunch…the great American people have been forgotten…millions of people have given up looking for work… I understand our country – Donald J Trump

Dec 12 15:13

A “Soft Coup” Attempt: Furious Trump Slams “Secret” CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win

The Washington Post reports a secret anonymous CIA assessment claims Russia tried to help Trump win the election . The Post falsely claimed there is a consensus in the CIA while Lawmakers briefed on the report say there is no direct evidence of Russian involvement, the evidence is circumstantial and not all agents agreed on the assessment.

Dec 12 13:22

Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimp

The whimpering Obama administration is not over yet. Expect more sensational CIA exploits; more demonization of Russia; more weaponizing of “moderate” Syrian “rebels”; and even the odd false flag.

Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama — spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” is to order the “intelligence community” – a contradiction in terms – to conduct a “full review” of how the evil Russians handed out the Big Prize to Donald Trump.

Dec 12 13:05

Trapped In Aleppo: ‘When You Have Kids They Don’t Allow You To Leave’

Thousands of Aleppo residents reunite with their families after spending years in militant-controlled areas of the besieged Syrian city.

Dec 12 12:48

Russia Refuses to Accept Syrian Refugees, Says Syria is Safe

Russian authorities are refusing to grant asylum to Syrian refugees, saying they should live in the areas of Syria that are "safe."

Dec 12 12:00

‘US To Hand Out Arms Like Christmas Cookies To Preserve Terrorist Assets In Syria’ – Ex-US Diplomat

President Obama’s waiver of restrictions on supplying arms to militant groups in Syria looks like a desperate attempt to compensate for the loss of Aleppo and preserve terrorist assets elsewhere, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.

Dec 12 11:02

Some 80% of Palmyra Residents Evacuated, Rest Still in Danger - Homs Governor

Syrian government forces managed to evacuate some 80 percent of Palmyra population, the fate of the rest is cause for concerns, Homs Governor Talal Barazi announced.

Dec 12 10:07

The Agenda Of Corporate Media Is Regime Change In Syria

Independent journalist Eva Bartlett sets a smug Norwegian reporter straight during a UN Syria Mission press conference.

Dec 12 08:38

Stolen artifacts from Palmyra and Yemen seized in Geneva

Artifacts looted from Syria’s ancient Semitic city of Palmyra have been seized by Swiss authorities after they were discovered in Geneva’s secretive free ports — warehouses often used to store expensive objects with few questions asked.

Relics from war-torn Yemen and Libya were also confiscated from the storage lockers, which are often placed near airports and allow people to keep items tax-free.

Dec 12 08:06

The Syrian-Sarin ‘False Flag’ Lesson

A review of events leading to the very edge of full-blown U.S. shock-and-awe on Syria three years ago provides a case study with important lessons for new policymakers as they begin to arrive in Washington.

Dec 12 08:06

Is Obama Setting-Up War With Russia By ‘Unraveling’ The Situation In Syria?

A 12 August 2012 U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency warning that the Obama Administration’s strategy might drive ISIS from Mosul in Iraq to Der Zor in Syria, is now being actually carried out as a plan instead of a warning — a plan to weaken and ultimately oust Syria’s non-sectarian President Bashar al-Assad and replace him with a Sunni Sharia-law regime (one led by jihadists). The DIA warning had called this scenario an “unraveling,” but Obama and the U.S. Congress are now actually choosing it, so as to set the incoming President Trump up with an opportunity to replace Assad’s government by one that the Sauds and their U.S.-made weapons will control.

Dec 11 13:49

US commits 200 more special operation troops for Syria campaign

The United States has committed an additional 203 special forces to the anti-ISIS war in Syria, the US Secretary of Defense announced on Saturday. “I can tell you today that the United States will deploy approximately 200 additional US forces in Syria,” Ashton Carter said in Manama, Bahrain, AFP reported. The additional troops will join the 300 already in Syria assisting in the campaign to liberate Raqqa from ISIS and will “directly assist NATO ally Turkey in the counter-ISIL fight,” the US Central Command tweeted.

Dec 11 12:06

US Military Claims Killing 50,000 Daesh Terrorists In Iraq, Syria

A senior US military official has claimed that the the so-called “coalition” forces have killed 50,000 Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in the past two years throughout Iraq and Syria, pointing to a figure that is considerably larger than previous estimates.

Dec 11 10:39

CONGRESS RELEASES FINAL REPORT, SHOWS OBAMA TOOK $2.6B FROM VETS TO GIVE TO SYRIAN REFUGEES

American heroes cannot make doctor appointments, the cost of treatment is insanely high, and over 307,000 veterans have died while waiting for care. As bad as the problems have gotten, no one has been held accountable.

The most recent act of treason came when the VA appeared before Congress and argued that they were short $2,600,000,000 in their budget because that money was taken by Obama and placed in his Syrian refugee program.

Dec 11 09:46

BARACK OBAMA AUTHORIZES DELIVERY OF WEAPONS TO JIHADISTS IN SYRIA, BY BARACK OBAMA

SUBJECT: PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION AND WAIVER PURSUANT TO SECTION 2249A OF TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE, AND SECTIONS 40 AND 40A OF THE ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT TO SUPPORT U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS TO COMBAT TERRORISM IN SYRIA

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2249a of title 10, United States Code, sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2780 and 2781), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby:

determine that the transaction, encompassing the provision of defense articles and services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism in Syria, is essential to the national security interests of the United States;
waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction;

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Obama continues to wage war against a sovereign nation, Syria, with this desperate, and immoral, act in his outgoing Presidency, in his fervid, delusional hope that somehow, prolonging this war is going to bring down Bashar Al-Assad, which it will not.

Dec 11 08:21

UN Goes off Script in Rare Moment of Clarity: 'The Agenda of Corporate Media Is Regime Change' in Syria

Watch as independent journalist Eva Bartlett (who has done incredible work in Gaza as well) drops truth bombs on a smug reporter during a U.N. Syria Mission press conference. We're not going to provide a transcript, because you need to actually stop what you're doing and watch this video: (Start at 27 minutes)

Dec 10 17:27

President-elect Trump Delivers Remarks At “Thank You” Rally In Michigan

President-elect Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“You the American people will be in-charge. Your voice will never fall on deaf ears again.”

“Thank you Michigan. We are going to bring back your jobs & together, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Dec 10 11:24

US Sends 200 More Troops To Syria Days After Obama Lifts Ban On Arms Supplies To Rebels

With Assad on the verge of retaking Aleppo, and with it, regaining full control in the ongoing Syrian proxy war, we asked last week how long before the US intervenes in an attempt to derail the sudden Syrian (and Russian) momentum. We got the answer this morning, when US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that the US is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help drive Islamic State from its de facto capital of Raqqa.

Dec 10 10:00

Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears

The US secretary of state has called on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to "show a little grace" as their forces close in on the remaining rebel-held area of the city of Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Puh-LEEEZ don;t kill our hired terrorists! We'll never get any terrorists to work for us again if you keep killing them off!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 10 09:18

Russia sent out a warning to the Israeli Air Force:We will shut down Israeli fighter jets if they intervene in Syria war

Russian forces sent out a warning to the Israeli Air Force after Israeli jets were detected near Russian controlled airspace near the Syrian–Lebanese border, Lebanese media outlet As Safir reported Friday.

The warning was issued after a Russian radar system spotted Israeli jets approaching Russian-controlled airspace two weeks ago, a Lebanese diplomatic official said, according to the report.

Russia's defense ministry said Thursday that its forces in Syria had set up a "hotline" with Israel's military to avoid clashes in the sky over the war-torn country.

Dec 10 08:46

CNN Fake News vs Real News: First Images of Abandoned Terrorist Facilities in East Aleppo, Not From CNN

During CNN’s coverage of newly liberated areas of East Aleppo on Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Kate Bolduan (who cried profusely over staged ‘Dusty Boy’ Omran image) spoke to her correspondent Fred Pleitgen by telephone (offering no real images, so it’s impossible to verify if Pleitgen was actually in East Aleppo as CNN claimed, more than likely he was not), and Bolduan refers to Pleitgen as “the first western journalist inside East Aleppo,” which is in itself a lie, as RT’s Lizzie Phelan (who is British and therefore western) was already reporting from the East-West green line in Aleppo since late Monday.

Dec 10 08:44

US sending 200 more special ops soldiers to Syria – Pentagon chief

The US is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help drive Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Raqqa, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday.

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And if you believe those US forces are going to fight AGAINST ISIS, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Dec 10 08:19

‘US to hand out arms like Christmas cookies to preserve terrorist assets in Syria’

President Obama’s waiver of restrictions on supplying arms to militant groups in Syria looks like a desperate attempt to compensate for the loss of Aleppo and preserve terrorist assets elsewhere, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.

Dec 10 00:44

Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

It appears that the battle of Aleppo is about to end and the Syrian Army is on the “verge of total victory.”

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army.

Dec 09 14:06

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsNo Evidence, But Pentagon Tries to Convince Turkey Iran Killed Their Troops

A late November attack on Turkish soldiers in northern Syria, which killed four troops, was initially and falsely blamed on a Syrian airstrike by Turkish officials. Turkey met with Russia over the matter, who confirmed that this wasn’t the case, and indeed that the indication was that the attack wasn’t an airstrike at all, but an ISIS suicide bombing.

ISIS was quick to take credit for the bombing the day it happened, so it wasn’t clear why Turkey needed a solid week to concede that their initial claim of an airstrike was wrong. The Pentagon, however, is trying to sell Turkey on the idea that everyone is wrong and Iran attacked them for no apparent reason.

Unnamed Pentagon officials quoted in the Turkish press offered no evidence of Iranian involvement, but noted that the site of the attack, which again apparently was an ISIS suicide attack, was sort of close to some places where Shi’ite militias are located, and since Iran is a Shi’ite state “it might be Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the Pentagon has become in the 21st century; a fact-challenged, conspiratorial false narrator, attempting to anger Turkey against Iran, when there is not a shred of evidence to support it's claim.

Folks, this makes me very nervous!!

And who are these alleged "Pentagon officials" which made this accusation ?!?

IF in fact Turkish officials spoke to them, I want them named, and interviewed by responsible independent journalists.

Want to talk about fake news and fake accusations?!?

The US government takes the cake, hands-down, on this!!.

Dec 09 12:08

East Aleppo civilians having a street party with Syrian secular army after being freed

Dec 09 12:07

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Smokes CNN Shill: 'US Is Funding Terrorists' in Syria

Dec 09 10:12

New Archaeological Research Links Syria To Anglo-Saxon England

Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial has revealed they are bitumen from Syria.

The Suffolk site was excavated in 1939. Gold and garnet jewellery, silverware and ceremonial armour were discovered.

Dec 09 09:09

‘US weapons will absolutely end up in the wrong hands again’

Obama’s decision to lift restrictions on aiding “moderate” militant groups in the hope that they will fight ISIS will only empower terrorists, prolong the Syrian conflict and inevitably undermine Russia-US negotiations, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen told RT.

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"Yeah? So?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 09 08:42

Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria – White House

US President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver for restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the Arms Export Control Act.

A White House press release Thursday announced that foreign fighters in Syria supporting US special operations “to combat terrorism in Syria” would be excused from restrictions on military assistance.

“I hereby determine that the transaction, encompassing the provision of defense articles and services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism in Syria, is essential to the national security interests of the United States,” President Obama affirmed in the presidential determination and waiver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Arming terrorists to fight the war on terror. It doesn't get more Orwellian than that!

Dec 09 08:41

East Aleppo civilians report torture, executions by ‘moderate opposition’ - Russian military

Civilians who fled from militants in east Aleppo say the so-called “moderate opposition” used torture and executed people, the Russian General Staff announced.

“Civilians who escaped from terrorists are reporting about new crimes committed by the so-called ‘moderate opposition’ fighters in east Aleppo. There is confirmation of the facts of abuse, torture, public executions, as well as wanton killings of the population," said the head of operations for Russia’s General Staff, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy.

Dec 09 08:39

ISIS “ACCIDENTLY” LAUNCHES LARGE-SCALE OFFENSIVE NEAR PALMYRA AMID US-RUSSIAN TALKS ON ALEPPO

On December 8 ISIS terrorists launched multiple offensives against Syrian government forces near Palmyra.

SIS used a high number of car bombs and infanghtry fighting vehicles.

ISIS seized notable areas northwest of the city, including Jazal, set a full control over Qasr al-Halabat south of Palmyra.

The tactical goal of the ISIS operation was to encircle Syrian troops in Palmyra, cutting off the Homs-Al-Salamiyah-Palmyra highway.

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Just one day after Obama orders more weapons be sent to the Syrian rebels, bypassing the legal limits on arms exports!

Dec 09 08:29

Syrian Forces Evacuate Civilians From Parts Of Aleppo’s Old City

Footage has emerged showing the moment that Syrian forces liberated civilians from an area inside Aleppo’s Old City.

Dec 08 15:02

Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria – White House

President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver of restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the four-decades-old Arms Export Control Act.

Dec 08 10:44

With Assad On Verge Of Historic Victory, Syrian Rebels Request A Ceasefire

After nearly six years, Syria's civil war started under Hillary Clinton's watch in March 2011 during the Arab Spring protest, is finally coming to an end.

The battle for one of the most contested Syrian cities during the war, Aleppo - which was Syria's most populous city before the war - is almost over and the "rebel forces" who live in the city eastern part, realizing they are on the verge of losing, have finally come to the negotiating table but it is too late.

Dec 08 10:43

Lieberman: Israel Attacked Syria to Prevent Hezbollah Getting WMDs

Throughout Syria’s Civil War, Israel has repeatedly, despite insisting they are neutral, attacked Syrian military targets, launching several airstrikes and artillery attacks and Syrian military bases and convoys over the years. They virtually never make official statements on the attacks.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, however, isn’t a big fan of this official coyness about the strikes, and not only publicly confirmed the attacks, but claimed Israel had to attack Syrian military targets to try to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Lieberman did not indicate what sort of WMDs he is talking about, and is likely just exaggerating the scope of the run-of-the-mill conventional weapons Hezbollah is always getting shipments of to prepare for the next time Israel invades southern Lebanon.

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I hope that whatever Russian influence exists over Israel will be used to get this kind of military grandstanding by Israel to stop, or that Russia will "teach Israel a lesson" which prevents it from doing this kind of military exercise in Syria again.

Dec 08 09:59

Assad Says Aleppo Victory Will Change Course Of War In Syria

The Syrian President said that a victory in the battle for the city of Aleppo will be “a huge step” toward bringing the war in Syria to an end.

Dec 08 09:10

President al-Assad: Failure of Western states and Turkey in the battle in Aleppo means failure of outside project and the transformation of the course of the war in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad asserted that all Western and regional states rely on Turkey in implementing their incendiary and destructive project in Syria and in supporting the terrorists, asserting that the failure of these states in the battle in Aleppo means a total transformation of the course of the war throughout Syria, and consequently the collapse of the outside project

Dec 07 15:49

Russian Sappers Begin Mine Clearing Ops In Areas Of Eastern Aleppo

A group of Russian sappers began mine clearance operations in the liberated districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday.

Dec 07 14:52

Syria blames Israel for overnight attack on a military airbase

Official alleges surface-to-surface missiles lobbed from Golan Heights; Hezbollah accuses IAF in separate bombing near Damascus

Dec 07 13:23

Buying Time For Militants? US Withdraws Aleppo Proposals, Says No Consultations Yet – Lavrov

ust as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Dec 07 12:48

US Attempts to Rescue Spies from Eastern Aleppo City

The Arabic-language al-Hadas news website quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Tuesday that the negotiations are meant to help US spies, including an intelligence officer involved in battle arrangement for the terrorists and an informant named Balal Abdel Karim, leave the Aleppo city.

Earlier on Tuesday, media sources disclosed that a large number of militants have been negotiating secretly with government officials in Aleppo to surrender themselves and leave the city.

The Arabic language al-Watan newspaper reported that continued defeats of Jeish al-Fatah and devastating advances of the Syrian army troops in the Eastern districts of Aleppo city have widen rifts amongst militant groups.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 11:42

US Officials: Al-Qaeda’s Loss in Aleppo Is Also America’s Loss

The increasingly public re-branding of America’s war in Syria as a proxy war against Russia has suited a lot of officials, particularly in the Pentagon, who see a new Cold War as a ticket to a bigger budget. With Russia’s fighting focusing on al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, this Russo-centric view has seen the administration realigning US interests more directly with al-Qaeda.

Embarrassing as America’s realignment toward al-Qaeda is, officials see the defeat of the al-Qaeda-dominated rebels in Aleppo as an even bigger blow, presenting the loss of Aleppo as Russia’s victory and America’s loss, in addition to being al-Qaeda’s loss.

This “loss” is being presented by current officials as potentially hindering President-elect Donald Trump’s policy choices going forward, though since Trump was not in favor of backing al-Qaeda, or backing Syrian rebels in general, it probably makes his go-to plan of moving toward fighting ISIS even simpler to sell to the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, the alleged "bad guys", ISIS and Al-Qaeda, are the US government's friends and allies, in a continued, futile effort to regime change Damascus?!?

This is completely insane!!

Dec 07 11:18

BREAKING: Aleppo’s Old City Now Fully Liberated by Syrian Army, Remaining Terrorists in Retreat

In a stunning development today, 21WIRE has received reports from on the ground in Syria that remaining ‘rebel’ militants have fled the Old City of Aleppo, even leaving behind a substantial amount of equipment and weapons – as the Syrian Arab Army advances into the remaining terrorist-held neighborhood in the eastern part of Syria’s largest city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 07 10:44

RT crew first to reach liberated area of Aleppo’s Old City (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Battles continue between pro-government forces and insurgents in Aleppo’s Old City, with Damascus slowly winning back territory. RT’s Lizzie Phelan and her crew were the first journalists to visit the neighborhoods just captured by the government.

“It is still not entirely safe here. The opposition forces are only a couple of hundreds of meters away. The area needs to be cleaned from unused weapons and mines left,” she reported by phone.

Dec 07 10:00

How Unfounded Syria Coverage Shapes Anti-Assad Sentiment

Because of nation-wide fighting in Syria for the past few years, journalists have had little access to the country. As a result, unofficial networks and sources have played a large role in relaying developments in Syria to the international community. Many of these groups have manipulated events in Syria to suit their own political agendas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has emerged as the most widely used source with regards to the Syrian crisis. This group has bent facts to push its anti-Assad and anti-Russia agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights operates out of a house in Coventry, England, run by a man who sells t-shirts for a living and who has not actually been to Syria in at least 12 years!

Dec 07 09:58

News Accuracy Site: US Blamed Wrong Side for Syria Chemical Attack

The site, Rootclaim, uses a mathematics-based fraud-detection system often used by small business to remove human bias and discern the veracity of news. According to their study, there is a 92.3 percent chance that the chemical-weapons attack attributed to the administration of President Bashar Al-Assad was actually conducted by rebels opposing the Syrian president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United Nations chemical weapons inspectors came to the same conclusion.

Dec 07 09:10

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – DECEMBER 7, 2016: WASHINGTON ATTEMPTS TO SAVE MILITANTS FROM TOTAL COLLAPSE

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that he expects to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov later this week for further talks on a proposal for the rebels’ departure and is “not aware of any specific refusal” to follow the initially discussed agreement. Earlier on Tuesday Lavrov said that the US withdrew its initial proposal on militants withdrawal and wants to suggest new terms and conditions that the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance will have to follow in Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A bit late, John. Aleppo has been liberated.

Dec 07 09:04

Assad, Putin Closer Than Ever To Retaking Aleppo; Families Returning Home For First Time In 4 Years

Vladimir Putin spoke with Donald Trump on the phone six days after his victory on November 14th. Hours after their phone call was over, Putin proceeded to bomb the hell out of Aleppo and wage total war.

In just around two weeks time, Putin and Assad managed, in the words of the IB Times, to "bomb their way to victory" in Aleppo. Today, we learn they've reportedly retaken 35 districts in the city and corralled ISIS and other rebel terrorists into a remaining five.

They're now closing in on Aleppo's Old City and on the brink of retaking the entire region.

This is a massive victory for Assad, Putin and Donald Trump. That's why the lying media is pretty much ignoring the story.

Dec 07 08:13

SYRIAN TROOPS ARE CLOSE TO THE BIGGEST VICTORY IN THE WAR

Member groups Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab militant coalitions announced that they are ready to withdraw from the city under a deal with the government.

A large group of militants already surrendered to government forces.

Dec 07 07:56

BREAKING: Syrian Army on brink of Victory, Jihadis surrendering across Aleppo

Reports from Aleppo confirm collapse of Jihadi resistance and mass surrender of Jihadi fighters to Syrian Arab Army. Surrendered Jihadi fighters being bused in green buses to an undisclosed destination.

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 15:52

Rebel commander in Aleppo say they have agreed to withdraw from Aleppo following talks btw people in Turkey & UN

Dec 06 15:37

BREAKING: Al-Qaeda commanders negotiating surrender in Aleppo, Jihadi stronghold collapsing

As three more previously Al-Qaeda held districts in eastern Aleppo fall to the Syrian army authoritative reports circulate that Jihadi commanders in the city are negotiating with the Syrian military to surrender.

Dec 06 13:50

Chemicals & Gas Cylinders In Schools: Following Bomb Disposal Units In Eastern Aleppo

Syrian government forces are retaking neighbourhood after neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo.

Dec 06 13:38

US-backed ‘Moderate Rebels’ Target Russian Humanitarian Field Hospital, Killing 2 Nurses and Injuring Others

The liberation of East Aleppo from “rebel” terrorist forces has triggered a desperate reaction by US and EU officials, along with their western media outlets – now going into propaganda overdrive, publishing an array of false accusations designed to marginalize both Moscow and Damascus. US Coalition officials are demanding a ceasefire – not to help humanitarian efforts, but to gove their “armed oppostion rebels” (terrorists) a chance to recover and re-arm. This obfuscation by western politicians and media is also designed to defect attention from atrocities being carried by against innocent residents by US Coalition-backed “rebel” militants…

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 11:21

Did The US-Led Coalition Give The Coordinates Of A Russian Aleppo Hospital To Al-Qaeda For A Missile Attack

This is becoming a familiar pattern. Every time Lavrov and Kerry appear to be making some sort of progress on ending hostilities in Syria, an unwarranted, and oddly timed attack on forces sided with the Syrian government occur.

RT reported today that Russian doctors were killed in rebel shelling of a hospital in Aleppo…

A female Russian medical specialist has been killed and two more medics have been injured in a militant shelling of a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Some local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling that targeted one of the field hospitals set up in the government held part of the city, the ministry added.

Russian military medics have begun to consult the residents of Syrian Aleppo’s eastern districts liberated from militants. They opened a clinic, a medical ward for children, a surgery department, an intensive care department, a laboratory and an x-ray room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't believe in "coincidence" anymore; it appears to me that this strike was deliberately timed to throw off negotiations between Kerry and Lavrov yet one more time, because the US doesn't want the war against Al Assad to end.

Dec 06 11:13

Fierce Clashes In Aleppo After Syrian Army Frees Several Districts In East Of City

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claims its troops have recaptured the Karm al-Myasser and Karm al-Tahan neighborhoods of Aleppo as well as the al-Jazmati Roundabout and al-Halwania Roundabout, reaching the Hanano Road in the eastern part of the city.

Dec 06 10:53

Fearing abandonment by Trump, CIA-backed rebels in Syria mull alternatives

Three years after the CIA began secretly shipping lethal aid to rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, battlefield losses and fears that a Donald Trump administration will abandon them have left tens of thousands of opposition fighters weighing their alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about "retire with honor?"

Dec 06 10:46

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel: “The Best Way to Help Israel”

A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.”

In an indication of her murderous and psychopathic nature, Clinton also wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death.

In the email, released by Wikileaks, then Secretary of State Clinton says that the “best way to help Israel” is to “use force” in Syria to overthrow the government.

Dec 06 09:47

THE US SEEKS TO FREE ITS OFFICERS FROM THE DEATH-TRAP IN ALEPPO CITY?

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made suggestions to Russia, which would ensure the withdrawal of “opposition forces” from eastern Aleppo.

But why does Kerry desire this?

Is this just a ploy intended to buy time for the militants to regroup and resupply?

Or is the Obama administration stalling for time to extricate US mercenaries and special service members from the Aleppo pocket?

Dec 06 09:46

Syria army closes in on key Aleppo district

Syrian regime forces were on the verge Tuesday of seizing a major rebel district of Aleppo as Moscow and Washington traded barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in the battle-worn city.

After retaking control of about two-thirds of east Aleppo in recent days, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad were advancing Tuesday in the large residential district of Shaar.

Dec 06 09:44

BREAKING USA gave coordinates of the Russian army hospital to terrorists; US has bloody hands

Dec 06 09:40

The Bribe of the Century: EU will Give Assad Money if he Allows Al Qaeda to Rule Over Parts of Syria

Instead of helping EU citizens suffering from years of austerity, poverty and misery, the EU oligarchs ruling in Brussels prefer to give EU cash on hand to Al Qaeda and ISIS Wahhabi terrorists.

Yesterday The Duran reported on EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, issuing a warning that the fall of Aleppo will not end the war in Syria.

Dec 06 09:38

A not so subtle threat from the Russian military (the “allies” better pay attention)

Dec 06 09:02

US withdraws Aleppo proposals, says no consultations yet – Lavrov

Just as the US and Russia were preparing to discuss a solution for Aleppo, which was to involve free passage for all rebels from the part of the city still under their control, Washington abruptly withdrew its own proposal, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Dec 05 18:13

Syria Urges NE Aleppo Residents To Return Home

The Syrian army has called on the displaced residents of liberated districts of northeastern Aleppo to return home as the Syrian forces advance against terrorists on the battlefield in the flashpoint city.

Dec 05 15:58

If Abandoned By US, Syrian ‘Moderates’ May Get In Bed With Jihadists, Report Warns

Armed groups in Syria previously vetted by the US to receive weapons through CIA channels may join jihadist forces if the Trump administration abandons them, the Washington Post warned.

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump questioned the Obama administration’s policy of secretly providing weapons to rebel groups in Syria, saying, “we have no idea who these people are.”

Dec 05 12:57

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov Calls John Kerry’s Bluff, Demands Concrete Proposals on Syria

US Secretary of State Kerry’s latest offer for all Jihadis to leave Aleppo appears to be an attempt to get the Russians to agree to a ceasefire in order to preserve the Al-Qaeda controlled pocket in eastern Aleppo until after Obama leaves the Presidency in January. However Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called Kerry’s bluff by demanding that the US come up with concrete proposals and a definite timetable for the Jihadis’ withdrawal.

Dec 05 10:02

Russia: CIA Gave Terrorist Coordinates To Bomb Russian Hospital

The Russia Defense Ministry has issued an official statement claiming they intercepted western intelligence communications providing Syria terrorists with coordinates to bomb a Russian hospital moments before the attack began.

Dec 05 09:35

SYRIAN ARMY LIBERATES FROM AL-QAEDA-LINKED ‘OPPOSITION’ SIX DISTRICTS IN ALEPPO CITY

On December 3, the Syrian army and its allies liberated Tareeq al-Bab and al-Myassar Jazmati neighborhoods, and entered Sheikh Lutfi and Seihk Saeed.

On December 4, government forces seized Jurat Awad and Dahret Awad, and engaged militants in al-Qaterrji and al-Shi’ar.

On December 5, Jaish al-Fatah militants withdrew from Karm Tahan and al-Qaterrji neighborhoods and the National Hospital in al-Ballat neighborhood.

Dec 05 09:34

Bogus CIA-Backed NGO 'White Helmets' NAILED AGAIN in Shocking Fake Video (Video)

Just when you thought they were slowing down following their failure to win a Nobel Peace Prize in October, the US-UK backed ‘NGO’ dubbed the White Helmets, continue to produce an unprecedented amount of western-oriented war propaganda.

CNN’s latest White Helmet-supplied report seems to be more of the same – the appearance of staged rescue scenes, designed to discredit both the Syrian Government and the Russian governments for daring to try and flush out any US Coaltion-backed foreign Salafist insurgency, hell bent (literally) on ‘regime change’ in Syria.

Dec 05 08:09

BREAKING: Russia tells Aleppo Jihadis, ‘leave or die as terrorists’

Russia gives ultimatum to US and to Jihadis in Aleppo to withdraw immediately from the city or be attacked as terrorists.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 13:07

Syrian Army On Assault To Retake Opposition-Held Tariq Al-Bab In E Aleppo

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an offensive to re-take eastern Aleppo’s Tariq Al-Bab district from opposition forces, Saturday.

Dec 04 09:32

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it represents a win for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., a fervent advocate of helping the rebels resist President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies. The Senate is expected to pass the bill next week.

Until now, the transfer of man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADs, had been implicitly authorized in the absence of an outright ban. Critics, however, view the new provision as tantamount to a policy recommendation for the president-elect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Trump is as smart as I think he is, he will veto this deal, and work with Russia to end this war, as quickly as possible.

I would like to politely point out to Senator McCain that continuing to do the same this, over and over (as in, sending weapons to allegedly "vetted, moderate" Rebels"), yet expecting a different outcome (their getting their collective backsides whipped by the Russians an Syrians) is a classic definition of insanity.

Dec 03 10:09

RUSSIA: WITHOUT PROVIDING AID TO ALEPPO, UK MUST REFRAIN FROM SABOTAGING HELP

Russian daily delivers humanitarian aid to residents of the eastern neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Aleppo, while the UK has not allocated anything for all the time of the war in Syria, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said, commenting on a statement of a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said earlier this week that Moscow was allegedly stopping aid supplies to Aleppo because it would not agree to a ceasefire to allow its safe passage. “All this time, residents of eastern neighborhoods [in Aleppo] have been receiving daily humanitarian aid, medicine and warm clothing from the Russian Center for reconciliation and the Syrian government. The United Kingdom, in the course of all the years of civil war in Syria has not allocated a single gram of flour, a single pill or blanket to help civilians,” Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Dec 03 08:46

UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria

The UK has not sent even one gram of flour or a single blanket to Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began, the Russian Defense Ministry said responding to a spokeswoman for Downing Street, who said Russia is stopping aid deliveries to the besieged city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to survivors leaving Aleppo, what aid is sent in is being seized by the US-backed terrorists.

Dec 03 04:40

The Ongoing Media Propaganda War Against Syria

Thirteen months ago, I highlighted how, after the chaos of Iraq and Libya, the mass media began softening the public up for another illegal military intervention in another sovereign state – this time in Syria. Rupert Murdoch, who has a direct financial interest in regime change in Syria (see Israel & energy independence below) oversaw some of the more overt forms of anti-Syrian propaganda as the following two graphics show...

Dec 03 04:17

SYRIAN ARMY SETS FULL CONTROL OVER TAREEQ AL-BAB DISTRICT OF ALEPPO CITY

The Syrian army and its allies took control over the entire Tareeq al-Bab Neighborhood in Aleppo city after losing it to militants over 4 years ago. Now, government forces are securing the area in order to continue the advance into militant held eastern Aleppo. Offensive operations are also ongoing in the areas west of the Aleppo International Airport.

Dec 02 13:38

Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operation

According to the press service, the Russian field engineers will fly to the Hmeymin airbase in Syria to take part in a humanitarian demining operation in Aleppo. The ministry said that the center’s specialists took part in demining operations in Syria’s Palmyra. "The Russian military destroyed about 18,000 explosive objects and demined an area of 825 hectares. Apart from that, specialists of the Russian International Anti-mine Center demined 8,500 buildings," the ministry said.
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring Palmyra http://tass.com/society/916551

Dec 02 12:51

Eastern Aleppo: Chemicals found at Turkmen headquarters

Dec 02 12:26

‘Being shot on way out was better than staying’: East Aleppo family shares story of escape (VIDEO)

Some of the people light fires to try to keep warm, as it is freezing cold in the region at the moment. Cold, however, isn’t the only life-threatening issue – despite fleeing the terror, many suffer from severe malnutrition and most of the kids have yellowish skin and can barely move.

One of the mothers told RT that it was the rebels who took the food from them in eastern Aleppo.

“The prices for everything were so high! When the aid would come, they [the rebels] would take it and keep it for themselves. They stole it from us. None of my kids have eaten for three days, they are suffering, and the journey here was so difficult!” Majdolene said.

Dec 02 12:01

Lavrov: Those blocking militants’ pullout from Aleppo want terrorists to take over control

Those blocking militants’ pullout from Aleppo wanted the terrorists to retain control over city, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after holding talks with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni. According to the Russian top diplomat, Moscow had supported the idea to provide the militants with an opportunity to leave eastern Aleppo although it was a controversial idea. "But those who wanted eastern Aleppo to remain under the terrorists’ control, prevented the militants from pulling out of the city"...

Dec 02 11:56

Militants surrender to Syrian forces in Khan al-Shih to southwest of Damascus

A total of 1,846 militants and 1,164 their family members were taken from Khan al-Shih by buses provided by the Syrian authorities between November 28 and December 1. In the coming days, the remaining 100 militants and 300 of their family members will be taken to Idlib, the ministry said... Khan al-Shih, located to the southwest of Damascus, had been controlled by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and Saif Al-Sham extremist groups since 2012. The militants bullied local citizens and shelled the nearby settlements and an international route, the ministry said. The Syrian forces launched the offensive in Khan al-Shih in October. After long talks, the militants agreed to withdraw from their positions, surrender their arms and military equipment and safely left the territory with their families in buses traveling to Idlib.

Dec 02 10:49

Pentagon Again Under-Reports Civilians Killed in Iraq, Syria Airstrikes

The latest in the occasional Pentagon statements on civilian deaths in the air war in Iraq and Syria has claimed 54 civilians slain between March 31 and October 22, continuing the trend of official figures being massively lower than those reported in the media.

This puts the official death toll at 173 civilians for the entire air war, which is far short of estimates from most groups, which put the death toll far higher over the course of the conflict. Amnesty International put the figure at around 300, and others have suggested it was in excess of 500. The Pentagon often declines to investigate reports of civilian deaths, arguing that they are “not credible.”

Even when they do finally manage to get the killings into their reports, the tolls are often dramatically lower than the evidence suggests. A July 18 airstrike north of the Syrian city of Manbij, for instance, was finally included in the report this time around, with “up to 24” killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "fake news" sold to you, courtesy of the US government and their presstitutes.

Dec 02 10:18

Assad cannot remain in power: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Friday said that Syrian President Bashar Assad cannot remain in power, speaking during a visit to Beirut.

Dec 02 10:00

Russia's top diplomat says he urged de Mistura not to delay intra-Syrian talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that he had called on UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, not to delay the intra-Syrian talks. "The time is ripe for the compromise," the minister said speaking at the "Mediterranean: Roman Dialogue" conference. "I spoke with Staffan de Mistura today and urged him once again not to delay the beginning of the peace process, not to wait for those who do not want Resolution 2254 to be implemented, which requires the beginning of the necessary political process with a view to approving the transitional government, adopting the Constitution and holding the elections six months later. There are certain forces, which say that they want (Syrian President Bashar) Assad to step down before they discuss these prospects, these issues," the minister noted. "In fact, by doing so they violate the UN Security Council resolution."

Dec 02 09:59

Pro-Regime Forces in Syria Respond to Trump's Election by Escalating Military Offensive

The only way to stop counterrevolutionary forces like the Islamic State is to end imperialist support for authoritarian regimes and foreign intervention in the region, says Joseph Daher

Dec 02 09:59

SYRIAN GOVT FORCES PROGRESS IN ALEPPO CITY FROM NOV. 17, 2016 TO DEC. 2, 2016

On November 17, Syrian government forces attacked Aqrab;

On November 20, the Syrian army and Hezbollah took control of the most part of Aqrab, seized Tal Zuhur, a number of points in Hanano Neighborhood and Old Sheikh Najjar Industrial area;

On November 21, Government forces are in control of about 90% of Aqrab

On November 22, government forces are in contol of al-Assad neighborhood, 1070 Apartment Project, Aqrab and Hikma;

On November 28, the army took control of Inzarat, Haydariyah, Ayn at-Tal, Ba’edin, Hellok, Jabal Badro, Sakhur and surrounded Sheikh Kheder. At the same day, Sheikh kheder was liberated;

On November 29, government forces are advancing in the neighborhoods of Turbet Lala and Tareeq al-Bab;

Dec 02 09:58

Russian Defense Ministry: UN stops delivering humanitarian aid to Aleppo

Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland said earlier that Russia and Syria had rejected the United Nations’ request for a humanitarian pause. "After the Syrian troops liberated more than 40% of the eastern districts of the city with a population of about 90,000, proposals on humanitarian aid delivery stopped coming. Unfortunately, local residents have not been receiving any UN aid. We don’t know what Egeland meant when he told Reuters that 27,000 to 30,000 people were receiving aid," Konashenkov said. He pointed out that the Russian Reconciliation Center’s officers had been delivering tons of food products, medicine and other essential supplies to Aleppo on a daily basis. "We expect Mister Egeland to start taking practical steps instead of making groundless statements on humanitarian aid delivery to eastern Aleppo".

Dec 02 09:49

Lavrov wonders why UN is not using Castello Road to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo

Moscow is curious why the United Nations has not yet started humanitarian deliveries to Aleppo via the Castello Road, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. "The Syrian army, with our support, has taken control over some 40% of Eastern Aleppo," Lavrov said at the Mediterranean Dialogues forum. "The threat to the Castello Road has been removed. We said in Geneva that the humanitarian corridor via this road will be organized and open." "Previously, the United Nations used this road more than once," the Russian top diplomat noted. "Aid might have been sent to the city after that. We have no idea why the United Nations has not begun to act in this direction until now."

Dec 02 09:31

THE BATTLE FOR ALEPPO IS OVER, NOW THE REAL WAR HAS BEGUN

THE RESPONSES TO ALEPPO

Within hours of the news that the Sunni militant resistance in eastern Aleppo collapsed, the U.S. House passed House Bill 5732, authorizing an investigation into creating a No-Fly-Zone over Syria.

In other words, the U.S. House is looking for ways to start a hot war in Syria with Russia. This may just be more impotent sabre rattling by a fading group of back-bencher neoconservatives – think Lindsay Graham and John McCain– but it is something that bears witness all the same.

The goal of a No-Fly Zone is to implement the ‘Plan B’ strategy to break Syria up into two separate countries. Then they can create some form of Greater Kurdistan across parts of Syria, Iraq, Iran and eastern Turkey.

Russia’s deployment of S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems around Syria and delivering them as well to Iran is an important counter-move to this plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that we have mentioned, on this site, the possibility of an outgoing Obama administration "gifting" President-elect Trump with one, if not two wars, before he has had the opportunity to take the Oath of Office?!?

The time between now, and 20 January, when Trump does take the Oath of Office, is one of the most critically dangerous times in the history of this country.

I mention this because this is the time frame when the execution of a false flag operation, to get the US into a shooting war with Russia, may well take place, courtesy of many elements, inside and outside the US government.

Dec 01 14:06

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011.

Dec 01 13:17

No Time For Aleppo Losers: NATO & Israel Abandon ISIS Proxy ‘Regime Change’ Army?

Syrian Army Liberates Key ISIS Controlled Areas in Aleppo City.

Dec 01 11:39

ALEPPO UPDATES: ‘Only Road’ to Deliver Aid to Eastern Aleppo, Castello Road – is Liberated

The momentum has shifted in Aleppo this week as the Syrian Army begin to advance, steadily driving out Western and Gulf-backed terrorist fighters under the command of Al Nusra Front – from their occupied enclaves in Eastern Aleppo.

Dec 01 09:23

CONFIRMED: Russia negotiates with Turkey for surrender of Jihadis in east Aleppo

Financial Times provides confirmation that as claimed by The Duran in early November Turkey is brokering talks between Russia and the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo for them to surrender the eastern districts of the city.

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