Jan 16 10:55

“Sunnistan”: US and Allied “Safe Zone” Plan to Grab Territorial Booty in Northern Syria

Remember when the Obama Administration told the world how it hoped to identify 5,000 reliable non-jihadist ‘moderate’ rebels hanging out in Turkey and Jordan, who might want to fight for Washington in Syria? After all the drama over its infamous ‘train and equip’ program to create their own Arab army in Syria, they want to give it another try.

This week, Pentagon officials announced their new plan to train up to 7,000 more ‘moderate’ fighters, but this time the project would take place inside Syria (and to hell with international law).

We’re told that this was requested by Ankara, and with all NATO allies singing the same hymn – claiming that this new effort will help in securing Turkey’s porous border with Syria, or so the story goes. Washington’s political cover for this is fashioned from the popular post-Paris theme: to protect civilized Europe from invading hordes and the terrorists who hide among them, as stated in the Wall Street Journal:

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jan 16 09:48

Hagel: US 'Paralyzed' in Syria by Assad Focus

The US has backed itself into a corner by insisting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from power before the Obama administration will work with Russia and Iran to fight the Islamic State group, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said.

“We have allowed ourselves to get caught and paralyzed on our Syrian policy by the statement that ‘Assad must go,’” Hagel said at a Wednesday event hosted by the Atlantic Council.

Russia and Iran have said they are willing to join with the US in fighting ISIS, but not at the expense of Assad, a longtime regional ally for both nations. The US continues to insist that no serious discussions on working with those two nations can occur until Assad is removed.

Jan 16 08:24

Wesley Clark: "Our friends and allies funded ISIS to destroy Hezbollah" [VIDEO]

“ISIS got started through funding from our friends and allies. People will tell you in the region that if you want somebody who will fight to the death against Hezbollah, you don’t put out a recruiting poster saying ‘sign up for us we’re gonna make a better world.’ You go after zealots and you go after these religious fundamentalists. That’s who fights Hezbollah. It’s like a Frankenstein.”

Jan 15 15:33

German Economic News Interviews Seymour Hersh on Obama’s Syria Policy

On January 14th, German Economic News interviewed the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding Obama’s war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:

German Economic News: You recently issued a highly acclaimed essay in the London Review of Books in which you demonstrate that the US military was against the US invasion of Syria, but Obama didn’t listen to their advice. Why?

Jan 15 10:08

Syria Pact Puts No Time Limit on Russia Campaign, Document Shows

Russia’s military is operating in Syria without a time limit under an accord between the two governments, which also agreed to a one-year notice period for either side to terminate the pact, according to the text of the deal dated Aug. 26 and published Thursday.

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Underscoring the fact that the government in Syria has NOT invited the US to come in and bomb the place to rubble to get ISIS (nudge nudge wink wink say no more).

Jan 15 09:01

German Economic News Interviews Seymour Hersh on Obama’s Syria Policy

On January 14th, German Economic News interviewed the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding Obama’s war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:

Jan 15 08:37

Russia has threatened the United States that will begin to reveal to the world what in Syria the coalition planes are up to

• Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov: If our (Western) colleagues are silent about the results of their bombing in Syria - we will have to inform the public about the consequences of their impact. If someone has not yet realized this - in vain mind that it will not do

• The Chief of the General Directorate of Operations RF Sergei RUDSKOJ: Our air force is in Syria so far had 5,662 combat flight, including 145 flights of strategic bombers. Our air campaign lasts a hundred days, during which time the Syrian government forces liberated 217 cities, towns and regain control over more than 1,000 square kilometers of national territory

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense of Russia - Igor Konashenkov general - said that Moscow is ready to inform the world public about air strikes in Syria Western coalition led by the US.

It is immediately pointed out: that Moscow will do so in order to "avoid different forgeries". So to clarify:

Jan 15 08:26

Erdogan accuses Iran and Russia of fueling tensions in region

- Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia and Iran of fueling tensions in the region -- Moscow by continuing to back the regime in Syria and Tehran with its growing confrontation with Riyadh.

"The dangerous course that Russia is now on constitutes a very big problem, not only for itself and the region but also for the world," Erdogan said on Tuesday in a speech to Turkish ambassadors gathered for a conference in Ankara.

"Russia's operations in Syria, the real purpose of which is to keep the al-Assad regime in power, are making regional problems deeper," the Hurriyet Daily News quoted him as saying.

Both Iran and Russia directly back the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad which Turkey opposes. Iran funds the regime and has sent militias in to fight on its behalf.

Russia directly intervened militarily last September and has been bombing forces opposed to Assad ever since.

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No matter how intensely the US-government enabled Edrogan pushes for Russia to leave Syria, that will only happen when pigs fly.

And unfortunately, every day, we get closer to a potential military confrontation between the US troops and Russian troops in Syria.

Jan 15 08:13

Starvation in Syria 'a war crime,' U.N. chief says

Workers for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, met him in a makeshift hospital in the Syrian city of Madaya. The city is controlled by rebels and under siege by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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That means every US politician that supported those rebels against Assad and created this mess is now guilty of war crimes and needs to stand trial. That includes the President of the United States and especially the Secretary of State who smuggled Libyan weapons into rebel hands in Syria.

BOOK 'EM, DAN-O!!!!!!!!

Jan 15 07:59

Russian General Staff: Syrian opposition actively helped in freeing one of IS strongholds

One of the main strongholds of Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria - Salma in the province of Latakia - has been freed with active help from the opposition, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, told reporters on Friday. Syrian government forces also took ten settlements in the province of Hama, he added. "Twenty-four armed militants who fought with terrorists have voluntarily surrendered to the government forces in combat near the settlement of Jarjis. Government forces and militias took seven settlements near the Kweires airbase," Rudskoy said. IS lost control over 217 settlements in 100 days of Syria operation.

Jan 14 16:05

Elections held in rebel-held Ghouta, Syria for local council, armed opposition reps lose, civilian opposition wins

Jan 14 10:55


Jan 14 10:38

US Plans for ISIS War in 2016: Attacking Mosul, Raqqa

Carter bragged about how well the ISIS campaign is going, claiming his statement today was the completion of a “military plan” to retake Mosul and Raqqa, saying Kurdish forces in both Iraq and Syria would encircle those cities.

Carter insisted he has “big arrows” pointing at those cities, but also talked up other plans, including widespread assassinations of ISIS leaders, and a significant escalation of the US drone wars against Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, with drone strikes in those countries extending “beyond declared battlefields.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...beyond declared battlefields." ?!?!?

What is Carter really saying?!? That even without Congressional authorization of a war against ISIS, he believes that he has carte blanche to assassinate alleged ISIS members, wherever they might be?!?

I don't know about you, folks, but this is making the hair at the back of my head start to break dance in very strange convulsions of movement, and that is always a bad sign.

Jan 14 10:29

Defense Secretary, in Speech to Deploying Troops, Lauds Push Against

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter provided an upbeat assessment on Wednesday of the Obama administration’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State and said that missions now underway by a new deployment of Special Operations forces are “generating a virtuous cycle of action” against the extremist group.

The administration is aware that many Americans are skeptical of its approach to the Islamic State. Republican presidential candidates have said that Mr. Obama was too slow to react to the group when it first seized wide swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and that his current ISIS strategy has been a failure.

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The US "training" of Iraqi troops hasn't worked since it began; Iraq has not invited the US into the country to contain ISIS; neither has Syria invited the US into the country to contain ISIS there.

And what the heck does this man mean when he uses the phrase "generating a virtuous cycle of action"?!?

That the US government, here , is the "good guy", for killing the same people it supported and trained to destabilise the Al-Assad government, which Russia is doing quite nicely, thank you very much?!?

Jan 14 10:23

Turkey seals border with Kurdish enclave in Syria surrounded by ISIS

The clampdown on Kurds isn't limited to south-east Turkey. Kurdish people, living in an enclave surrounded by ISIS across the border in Syria, are also being blockaded - as RT’s Murad Gazdiev's been finding out.

Jan 13 23:56

Anti-immigrant 'Soldiers of Odin' raise concern in Finland

Oh! My Gosh! Viking Supremacist Militias are forming in Finland(WTF Finns are Turkic not Norse!) to combat the illegal immigrant problem. Can't you see it? A bunch of "Vikings" whacked out on Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms and Mead going toe to toe with the illegals.

Wearing black jackets adorned with a symbol of a Viking and the Finnish flag, the "Soldiers of Odin" have surfaced as self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants, worrying the government and police.

Jan 13 12:43

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Army, Popular Forces Liberate 300 sq/km of Lands in Lattakia

Gov't Forces Win New Battle against Terrorists South of Syria's Hama
Syrian Army Completes Control over New Territories East of Aleppo
Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand against Militants West of Aleppo City

Jan 13 12:20

Book Review: "History of Syria - XX Century" by Elza Pir-Budagova

The Book "History Of Syria - XX century", by Elza Pir-Budagova, is most relevant today, when the very existence of the SAP (Syrian Arab Republic -ed) in the form in which it was known for over a century, is in question. Throughout the twentieth century, the political rhetoric of the Syrian leadership was full of desire for pan-Arab unity: firstly, through attempts to preserve the unity of Lebanon in the time of the conclusion of the Sykes–Picot agreement, then after the integration process with Egypt and Iraq. Now we actually are witnessing in Syria the reverse process, and many players on the world stage are seriously discussing the question of the disintegration of the country. Today, the Syrian conflict actually addresses the issue of how to balance Sunni and Shiite power in the Middle East in the twenty-first century. The most probable division of the Republic is along ethnic lines.

Jan 13 12:15

Libya/Syria – Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Last month, before the parliamentary vote on whether to bomb Syria, British Chancellor George Osborne publicly stated that the cost of extending air strikes against Islamic State into Syria would run in the “low tens of millions of pounds”.

Jan 13 11:19

Obama calls on US Congress to authorize use of military force against Islamic State

"If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL," he says.

US Congress should authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization [banned in Russia], US President Barack Obama said at his last State of the Nation address on Wednesday. "If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — formed name of IS]. Take a vote," Obama said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Congress: please do not do this.

If such legislation is passed, it will give President Obama a "blank check" with which to invade any country he feels like invading, with no Congressional oversite.

Obama's Executive Office overreach has already been given enough of a free hand by Congress already, thank you very much.

Jan 13 08:48

Syrians? What Syrians!?

...we must absolutely not ignore the fact that majority of the people who carrying “Syrian” passports and have entered Europe by boats in the last five months, are not even Syrians. Rather, they are Islamic extremists from Middle East, Asia and Europe, some of whom even brought even entire families with them (Uyghurs are a good example) and have been waging jihad in Syria against its army and its citizens. Because the Syrian army is constantly having gains and victories, the terrorists sooner or later had to flee Syria to Turkey, from where the majority of them also entered Syria. As we all know the terrorists in Syria (both, foreign and domestic) are supervised by the Turkish authorities. But now let's ask ourselves the very important question: how do we define the Syrian passport?

Jan 13 05:21

'Frankly, We Are Losing': Why the US 'Fixation' on Daesh Will Fail

"Americans are technical rationalists, and our devotion to this philosophical outlook is part of the reason why we continue to move towards military failure and not success," Ben Zweibelson writes for the military commentary website. As defined by Zweibelson, technical rationalism refers to military strategies that can be "objectively and analytically measured and controlled within universal principles and techniques." Namely, that any conflict can be solved by simple technological superiority over an enemy. This viewpoint, according to the pundit, is severely limiting, especially given that much of the Pentagon’s strategy is designed for traditional warfare against rival nation states. But relying on traditional strategies in dealing with modern militant groups with online savvy, like Daesh, have proven remarkably ineffective.

Jan 13 03:04

What the Media Isn't Telling You About Syria Starvation

Between the bare-faced lies and the half-truths and omissions the story the western media is presenting on starvation-stricken towns has only a tenous connection to the truth. Here's an important fact: jihadis are using residents of captured towns as human shields and shooting them if they try to leave. Those aren't civilians starved by Syria army - they're captives of the anti-Assad fighters...
Besieged Syrian Town Has Food — But 'Moderate Rebels' Won't Distribute It (VIDEO): The Syrian town of Madaya is controlled by 'moderate' rebels who are hoarding food for themselves

Jan 13 00:21

Latest Syrian war update on the "South Front".

Jan 12 18:36

Syrians Have No Food, NATO/MSM Have No Shame: Madaya Starvation Photos Faked For Propaganda

By Brandon Turbeville

It seems the propaganda machine of the West just won’t quit when it comes to Syria. Whether it is claims that Assad is “butchering his own people” that overwhelmingly support him, “using chemical weapons” on civilians at questionably convenient times that defy all logic, or buying oil from ISIS, the Western propaganda against the legitimate secular government of Syria seems to become more and more absurd with each passing attempt.

The latest attempt at portraying Assad as the new Hitler without a shred of real evidence? Claims that he is starving the residents of Madaya for some undefined purpose that would allegedly benefit his “grip” on power...

Jan 12 14:15

Who is happy to see Russian pilots in Syria?

“We have many issues with Assad,” says history teacher Gadir Uassuf. “But they all pale in comparison with the danger presented by ISIS and al-Nusra Front. All throughout the years of the crisis, the Syrian opposition has not been able to offer an alternative to Bashar (al-Assad). We do not see peaceful areas ‘liberated’ by them where they have established a normal life ‘without Bashar.’ This is why the Syrian president himself has turned from a politician who had his strengths and weaknesses into a symbol of resistance to foreign terrorists, who have come here from all over the world. What needs to be done now is to banish them and then we shall start rebuilding normal life and criticizing Assad.”

Jan 12 13:59

Syrian Government Will Not Talk to Terrorists at Geneva Peace Talks

The Syrian government is ready to attend peace talks with opposition groups in Geneva, but has requested prior information on who will be there in order to ensure terrorist groups are excluded, geopolitical analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya told Sputnik.

Jan 12 13:48

Syrian Army Captures Strategic Town of Salma in Lattakia

The Syrian Army announced minutes ago that it has won full control over the strategic town of Salma Northeast of Lattakia province in yet another landmark victory over the foreign-backed terrorists.
Salma Town fully liberated by Russian & Syrian Army
The Syrian army intensified its offensives against the Takfiri terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, and seized back two strategic factories from Jeish al-Islam (Army of Islam) militants.
The Syrian army won back two villages from the terrorists in the highly strategic and volatile suburban Damascus region of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday.

Jan 12 12:54

RT visits Madaya (VIDEO)

Jan 12 12:21

Hundreds of volunteers in Syrian Latakia join the army daily — training center

Hundreds of volunteers in the Syrian city of Latakia are daily joining the people’s army to protect the lands liberated from terrorists, the head of the local training center, Husam Naser, told reporters on Tuesday. "Training at the center takes two weeks. We have about 500 people here, earlier this number was up to 1,000, but the number of students has declined because of the shortage of places," Naser said, noting that people in Syrian cities were willing to help the army. "This is important for the army, for Syria. People are ready to defend their land. They want to defeat terrorists".
Assad: Syrian war brings stronger relations with Iran

Jan 12 11:47

Syria’s UN envoy: Accusations against Damascus aimed at disrupting talks

Reports on starvation in Syria’s Madaya and claims that Damascus blocks the delivery of humanitarian assistance there are fabricated and are set to undermine the peace talks in Geneva due on January 25, Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari has said. "The fact raises eyebrows that every time when a step forward is made towards political settlement in Syria, information about certain incidents is fabricated to belie the Syrian government and to negatively affect the political process," Ja'afari told reporters. As Syrians prepare for the meeting in Geneva, certain regional and international players supporting terrorism in Syria are dissatisfied with how positively Damascus cooperates as part of a political process and try to "demonize" the Assad regime thus "torpedoing" peace talks. The Syrian diplomat said the gunmen loot some aid and then sell the goods to the citizens at an inflated price.

Jan 12 11:44

400 people need urgent evacuation from Syria’s Madaya — UN

About 400 people in Madaya, a Syrian town where humanitarian aid was delivered on Monday for the first time since October, need to be urgently evacuated, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O'Brien has told reporters. After a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council, O'Brien said the UN officials who reached Madaya, to the west of Syria's capital Damascus, have confirmed that the town has faced a critical situation. Both sides of the conflict — the gunmen controlling Madaya and also the government forces besieging the town — bear the responsibility for the lives of citizens, who need treatment for medical conditions, malnourishment and starvation, he said.

Jan 12 11:42

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on humanitarian situation in Syria

UN Security Council on Monday held an emergency meeting on the humanitarian situation in the besieged regions of Syria. The meeting was convened upon requests from Spain and New Zealand, both of them nonpermanent members of the UN at the moment, and was held behind closed doors. The New Zealand ambassador to the UN, Gerard van Bohemen said a decision to convene the session had been taken in the wake of reports on deaths from starvation in the cities blocked by Syrian government troops and armed groupings likewise. Reports said earlier on Monday a relief convoy organized by the UN and the Syrian Red Crescent Society had arrived in the city of Madaya, the Rif Dimashq governorate, sieged by government forces. A consignment of medicines and housewares also reached two Shiite villages, al-Foua and Kefraya located in the Idlib governorate.

Jan 12 11:02

Syria air strikes: David Cameron admits 'there aren’t enough' moderate fighters on the ground and some are 'hardline'

PM jokes that some of the 70,000 fighters are not the 'sort of people you bump into at Liberal Democrat party conference'

Jan 12 09:50

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman: Naive, Arrogant Saudi Prince Is Playing with Fire

At the end of last year the BND, the German intelligence agency, published a remarkable one-and-a-half-page memo saying that Saudi Arabia had adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention”. It portrayed Saudi defence minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the powerful 29-year-old favourite son of the ageing King Salman, who is suffering from dementia – as a political gambler who is destabilising the Arab world through proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to whoever might be advising Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, both geopolitically and militarily: a war against Iran would be a lousy choice at this time.

And I will explain, very simply, and succinctly why; a war with Iran will mean a war with Russia, whose politicians and military officials have said, time after time, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid.

You have seen what the Russian military has been able to do in Syria.

And yes, the US government would most probably come to your aid against Iran (in spite of your country's human rights record, which can only be described as abominable); however, the US military doesn't have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing at this point to insure a positive outcome in a conventional war against Russia.

The Saudi economy is in a mess, from the diminution of oil revenues; austerity is around the corner, and you have a number of young men, capable of working, but very much unemployed.

Even your selling off shares in Aramco is looked up with cynicism, because with no transparency in the company's record keeping, it is very hard to get a clear valuation of what the company is worth.

It is the recipe for absolute disaster, and a potential coup against the Royal House of Saud may well be in the cards, if the patronage you have provided, in terms of food and energy subsidies get yanked from the people who most need them.

So what would I suggest you counsel Prince bin-Salman to do?!?

First, exit from Yemen, and tell the US government that if it wants to go to war with Yemen, be your guest, and go in alone. The cost of this military operation is staggering, and the country of Saudi Arabia needs to put it to the good use of its citizens.

Second, get completely out of training, aiding, and abetting jihadis in Syria; if you have operatives there right now, there is every good chance that they will be pummeled by Russian military aircraft. Again, war against Russia is a lousy idea.

And lastly, please remind Prince bin-Salman that his people depend on him for true, disciplined leadership, which moves the country forward into the future, and does not leave it shackled to the past.

Please inspire him to be the education Prince; the ecology prince; the "building geopolitical bridges" prince; because the last thing this 21st century needs is yet one more "warrior prince", who hubristically believes he can demonstrate that might makes right.

Jan 12 09:00

US Weighs Permanent Naval Deployment in Mediterranean

The US Navy is looking into a permanent deployment in the Mediterranean to assist European nations with the migrant crisis and in response to increased Russian naval capabilities, a senior US Navy official told Sputnik.
"What is on tap for the near future, is the continuing use of those four DDGs [guided missile destroyers] based out of Rota [Spain], an increase in that loitering presence, and then the long-term possibility of dedicated deployments to the Mediterranean," the official said.
Asked if the deployment was the result of US concerns over Russia, the official noted, "You could say it’s because of the migrant issue and the tax that that has put on European navies, and then certainly because of the increased Russian naval presence and capability."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia's only warm water ports, where it has full privileges, are those of Tartus, in Syria, on the Mediterranean, as well as ports in Cyprus, where military ships can dock and refuel.

If the US military does deploy a permanent group of battle ships in the Mediterranean, it will be raising the tensions in the region by an order of magnitude which will be significant.

Jan 12 08:50

BBC Caught Recycling Old Footage to Create More Humanitarian Mythology for Madaya, Syria

Since the story of the Madaya “starvation” story broke seemingly hours after the Saudi lawless and brutal execution of inspirational opposition speaker and cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, we have been presented with a ceaseless array of fake images many of which have been corrected or withdrawn by the offending mainstream media outlets but then relentlessly and brazenly recycled, regardless, by the social media propaganda rings.

Jan 12 08:48

Russian general: New militants regularly arrive to Syria’s Latakia province from Turkey

New recruits are regularly arriving to the north-eastern part of the Syrian province of Latakia from Turkey, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, told journalists on Monday.

Rudskoy said that Syrian government forces are making progress while militants are suffering losses and forces to leave their positions. "However, despite efforts of the international community directed at stopping any support to terrorists, new recruits regularly arrive to the north-eastern part of Latakia province from the Turkish territory," he added. The Russian Defense Ministry said in early December that new recruits arrive to Syria from Turkey. The Defense Ministry said that militants are supplied with weapons and equipment from the Turkish territory. US President Barack Obama called for ensuring control over Turkey’s border with Syria where militants and cargoes for them continue to move freely.

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And it appears that Turkey will do absolutely nothing about this, due to the huge profits its leadership is making from the brisk trade in illegal ISIL oil!!

Jan 12 08:41

Connection between Turkish officers and ISIS confirmed in report for Norvegian Foreign Office

«Russian Spring» continues its investigation on connections between the Turkish officials and ISIS* terror group. Last year Turkey Prosecution Office has investigated the case of six Turkish citizens gone missing, their relatives assumed they may have joined ISIS.

Jan 12 08:21

MADAYA: Letter of Complaint to Canadian Broadcast Ombudsman

The following is a letter written to the CBC ombdusman by an informed member of the public in Canada, enraged by the blatant anti-Syrian stance in the CBC reporting of the Madaya “starvation” situation.

Jan 12 08:11

Turkey says Syrian suicide bomber carried out Istanbul attack

Whereas the Turkish President has claimed that the bomber is a young Syrian, Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman said the bomber had been identified as Saudi-Arabian born Nabil Fadl?, quoting the Dogan news agency.

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Turkey is ginning up an excuse to invade Syria.

Jan 12 07:57

Madaya hunger reports aim to demonize government: Syria

Syria’s ambassador to the UN says media reports of starving civilians in the southwestern town of Madaya have been fabricated in an attempt to defame the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Jan 12 07:52

West’s airstrikes cost ‘billions’ to Syria economy – Damascus’ UN envoy

Bombing raids in Syria by the US-led coalition target civilian and industrial infrastructure worth billions of dollars, while Western airstrikes aim to exhaust the “capacities of the people” and halt post-war reconstruction, Syria’s envoy to the UN says.

Jan 12 07:41

Foreign Policy FUBAR

For those not aware, Michael Weiss' outfit, Interpreter Magazine, has been merged with an official U.S government asset - Radio Free Europe:


We can already see from the title that it is an attempt to tell Russia what they are and are not bombing. The first issue we have is why is there an American NGO office in the Takfiri stronghold of Idlib?

Jan 11 16:22

Russian air force provides support for 7,000 Syrian rebels advancing on ISIS – General Staff

The Russians are now flying air support for the Anti-Assad pro Syrian FSA against ISIS and their capital Raaqa! This is big. The days of Obama's terrorist army are about over!

Russia’s air force has hit 1,100 jihadist targets in Syria since the start of the year, enabling “patriotic” Syrian rebels to mount an offensive against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) strongholds in Raqqa and Palmyra.

“Russian aviation is providing support for all the patriotic forces fighting against international terrorists on Syria’s territory. Today, we are attacking targets on behalf of 11 democratic opposition militias, numbering over 7,000 in total,” Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, said during a televised press briefing in Moscow.

Jan 11 15:35

Sweden Covered-Up Systematic Rape During Festival Because Migrants “Awkward to Write About”

The right of women to be unmolested has been sold in favor of politically-correct reporting on migrants – even when they are guilty of system rape, groping and harassment.

Hordes of young men pressed against young girls, fondled and tried to cop a feel over and under skirts, pants and shirts.

“She was very interested and listened until I told her that all the boys and men that were apprehended were young asylants (unaccompanied is the terminology used by Swedish authorities) from Afghanistan and Syria.


Jan 11 15:30

ISIS members unwilling to fight in Deir Ezzor and civilians concerned about imposing compulsory military service

After facing military setbacks in its self-declared caliphate in both Iraq and Syria, some ISIS members in Deir Ezzor have recently appeared unwilling to fight. It has also coincided with a manpower shortage, which ISIS attempts to solve with several means.

Jan 11 12:35

Avaaz: The Online Pro-War Propagandist And Color Revolution NGO

By Brandon Turbeville

It’s considered one of the globe’s largest NGOs, yet the odds are most Americans have never heard of it. Avaaz, (whose name means “voice” in many languages), is a massive “online activist organization” that claims to promote freedom and democracy all across the world in a variety of different means and for a variety of different causes...

Jan 11 11:56

Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch to Drill for Oil in Syria, Violating International Law

By Justin Gardner

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its children to die of starvation—another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region. The theft will be carried out by the most notorious pushers of military hegemony, and they don’t care that it violates international law...

Jan 11 11:49

Syria: BBC Fabricates Again, Uses Recycled Photos. Madaya Residents used as Human Shields by US-NATO Backed Terrorists

More fabricated photos (see info-graphic) have been used by al Qaeda groups and western media in the dirty war on Syria, the residents of the town of Madaya have been used as human shields by NATO backed terrorists

Those same gangs used recycled photos to blame the Syrian Army and Hezbollah of starving civilians these photos are from from other years and other places

Jan 11 11:41

Russian general: New militants regularly arrive to Syria’s Latakia province from Turkey

Rudskoy said that Syrian government forces are making progress while militants are suffering losses and forces to leave their positions. "However, despite efforts of the international community directed at stopping any support to terrorists, new recruits regularly arrive to the north-eastern part of Latakia province from the Turkish territory," he added.
Russia has delivered over 1,000 airstrikes in Syria since start of year — general

Jan 11 09:14

Gov't Forces Drive ISIL Back From More Lands North of Syria's Aleppo

The Syrian Army and its popular allies continued to advance against the ISIL terrorists in the Northern part of Aleppo province, and restored security to two more villages after hours of battle, military sources announced Sunday.
The Syrian army seized control over strategic valleys and heights in the Northern parts of Lattakia province on Sunday.
Syrian Army Seizes Large Volumes of Militants' Munitions in Tartous Province
The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on the militants in the Southern province of Dara'a by destroying their military positions and gathering centers on Saturday.

Jan 11 09:08

Heritage for sale: Ancient treasures stolen from Syria by ISIS turn up in Lebanon

Soon after Islamic State first swept through Syria, thousands of antiquities, including Christian artefacts, were looted and sold illegally in other countries.

Jan 11 09:03

US Plotting to Create Autonomous Kurdistan Region in Syria

A Syrian news and analysis website revealed Washington's plot to establish an autonomous Kurdistan region in Syria with the help of the Head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party Salih Muslim and people loyal to President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani. Al-Majhar website quoted informed sources in Iraq's Erbil and Syria's Kobani as saying that following the implementation of a plan to form the Kurdistan corps by training the Kurdish forces, the US will embark on necessary measures to form offices to create an autonomous Kurdistan in Northern Syria. Based on the report, the Syrian Kurds believe that the US support will lead to the establishment of a Kurdish government in Syria...

Jan 11 08:19

Assad's army in 40 days with the support of the Russian aviation freed 150 cities and towns

More than 150 cities and other settlements liberated the Syrian army from the beginning of December, thanks to the support of our aviation - said General Sergei Rudskoj.

The Chief of the General Directorate of Operations of the Armed saga RF without specified:

"In December, members of terrorist groups driven out of the 134 town and village, and the first days of January - from another 19. The greatest successes were achieved in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs and Cancer".

General Rudskoj also revealed that the Russian air force in Syria since the New Year beaten nearly 1,100 facilities terrorists in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir-ez-Zor, Hasek, Deraa and cancer. Were targeted and installation under the control ID, and processing of oil.

Jan 10 11:21

Wagenknecht: Erdogan has to end his covert support of terrorists

There are now 15 countries fighting in Syria, sometimes together, sometimes side by side, sometimes against each other. There is no joint strategy. There is not even agreement on whether the most important goal is the fight against the "Islamic state." Turkey certainly has other priorities. Germany is stepping into a war that nobody has a handle on.

Jan 10 10:21

Anti-Assad Propaganda Exposed: ‘Starving Syrian Child’ Revealed as Healthy Lebanese Girl

Filed under 'Saddam's incubator babies'. A viral photo depicting a "malnourished Syrian child" being "starved" by the "evil Syrian army" is a bona fide fraud. The details, via Lebanon's Daily Star ('Starving Syria child' revealed as south Lebanon girl)...

Jan 10 09:50


The International Committee of the Red Cross has issued a statement saying it cannot confirm the images posted on social media of starving children in Madaya and other cities. Despite this lack of confirmation, the media in the West continues to report the Syrian Army and Hezbollah are responsible. Sources tell al-Manar the Islamists are responsible for starvation in the city, not the Syrian Army. Al-Manar is a Lebanese satellite television station affiliated with Hezbollah.

The same sources noted that according to [the] Zabadani agreement [a UN mediated ceasefire], scores of trucks that hold humanitarian aids are scheduled to be sent to the town in January and that dozens of trucks that convey medical and food stuffs, which match the locals’ needs for months, were sent to Madaya, adding that the terrorist groups confiscated them and sold them to the inhabitants.

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More corporate demonisation of Al-Assad, I see.

Jan 10 09:22

Beginning of the End? Nusra Turns on FSA Allies in Token Syrian Town

Members of the al-Nusra Front shut down a radio station affiliated with the Free Syrian Army and kidnapped its two iconic spokesmen in the Syrian town of Kafr Nabl, according to social media accounts affiliated with the rebels. The FSA and al-Nusra Front share control of large swaths of Syria's Idlib province. The Al-Nusra Front, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization affiliate with al-Qaeda, is not allowed to take part in upcoming peace talks, meaning that it would have to cede control of the areas for a ceasefire to take effect. Station spokesman Hadi al-Abdallah was later released, according to some reports, while his partner Raed Fares was kept kidnapped in an unknown location. Fares was apparently pressured by al-Nusra in the past...

Jan 09 14:50

Daesh builds surface-to-air missiles to down planes

Scientists and military experts from Daesh terrorist organization, aka the Islamic State, have learned to build makeshift thermal batteries that can be used for launching surface-to-air missiles. Daesh militants will thus be able to use old decommissioned Western missiles to pose a real threat to all passenger airliners and military aircraft that fly over terrorist-controlled territories. The guidance accuracy of such missiles is almost 100 percent. Daesh militants have carried out a series of tests of their missiles, and all their tests ended successfully.

Jan 09 13:18

Syria Update: Madaya Starving From Blockade by Syrian Rebels

A Ukrainian citizen, a native of Donbass with callsign Timur reports the latest information on the situation in Syria to "Russian Spring", currently fighting for the Kurdish resistance and in charge of coordinating with the Syrian army.
Update from Timur: Supply route of the terrorists cut off in Darayya boiler, Madaya residents suffer from famine because of the militants...

Jan 09 10:04

Syrian government to take part in talks with opposition in Geneva - foreign minister

The Syrian government is "ready to take part in consultations in Geneva within a fixed timeframe," Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Saturday. Muallem earlier held a meeting with UN special envoy for Syrian Staffan de Mistura where they discussed preparations for intra-Syrian talks planned for January 25. The Syrian foreign minister reminded that Damascus is waiting for the United Nations Organization to provide "a list of delegation members from the opposition and a list of terrorist organizations." "The success of political settlement in Syria depends on honesty in implementing UN Security Council resolutions that deal with fighting against terrorism," Muallem stressed. "The countries that sponsor armed groups should strictly adhere to their commitments to stop supporting terrorirsts," he said.

Jan 09 09:23

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Confirms: Rebels Used Chemical Weapons – not Assad

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed the traces of the sarin gas used in Syria are not linked with the Syrian government’s former stockpile of chemical weapons. The report corroborates the Syrian government’s assertions that the faction responsible for the chemical attack, as well as 11 other instances of chemical weapons use, was the Syrian opposition.

The report also substantiates last month’s claims from Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi, cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, who said that the chemical weapons used in the incident had been stolen from Libya and later smuggled into Syria via Turkey by militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the US government lied to its own people and the world when they accused Al-Assad of using sarin gas on his own people, and wanted to "sell" that as the excuse to invade Syria.

This is why, every time any representative of the US government makes a statement, it is most probably a lie to sell the American people an agenda, the most commonly more war.

Jan 09 08:25

Turkey Warns US of Growing Syria Kurdish Territory in Aleppo

Every time the Kurdish YPG makes gains in northern Syria, usually at the expense of ISIS, the US ends up in an awkward position, cheering an ally for gains against ISIS, but also facing a backlash from neighboring Turkey, who objects to the Kurdish growth.

This is continuing again this week, with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford being warned that Turkey believes the Kurds are creating a “corridor” in Aleppo Province, from ISIS-held Jarabulus to al-Qaeda-held Azaz, and that Turkey won’t tolerate this.

Turkey has long declared the Euphrates River a “red line,” and warned the Kurds must never cross it. But with both the US and Russia backing YPG advances against Islamists, they eventually did. Turkish officials are inconsolable about it.

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So, what is Turkey actually prepared to DO about this, declare war with Russia?!?

Because that is what this will come to, all threats aside, if Turkey decides to take military action against the Kurds in Syria, which could well involve Turkey invoking NATO's Article 5.

Jan 08 14:11

US Ground Troops Deployed in Syria's Aleppo

The US ground forces have been stationed in the surrounding areas of Tishrin Dam Northeast of Aleppo province after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized full control of the dam from the ISIL nearly two weeks ago, media reports disclosed on Friday.
"The US troops are presently in control of the Tishrin Dam," the Arabic service of Deutsche Welle news channel quoted Syria's Local Coordinating Committees as saying on Friday.

The US deployment runs counter to President Obama's repeated claims that his country would have "no boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria.

On November 25, the Syrian Local Coordinating Committees announced that the US officers and soldiers had entered the town of Kobani and on December 22 they set up an operations room with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of Mesrin in the Northern part of Aleppo province in a bid to take control of Tishrin Dam.

Jan 08 08:45

Syrians heading to Turkey stranded at Beirut airport

Around 400 Syrian nationals were stranded Friday at Beirut airport after two Turkish Airlines flights were cancelled, dashing any hopes of entering Turkey before Ankara's decision requiring them to obtain visas goes into effect.

Jan 08 08:39

British MPs tout NATO's ‘Kosovo success story’ as reason to bomb Syria

Kosovo is often cited by liberal interventionists as NATO’s success story and now a reason for attacking Syria. However, the ongoing lawlessness in the country shows nothing could be further from the truth.

Jan 08 04:22

The logic behind escalating tensions in the Middle East

The escalating tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the story of a declining state desperately seeking to reverse the balance of power shifting in favor of its rising rival.

Jan 08 01:29

Mr. Trump, The Muslims I Know!

But I’m writing to tell you that the Muslims you’ve been portraying — the fears you’ve been stoking as you paint a religion with a disturbingly large brush — stand in far contrast to the Muslims I’ve been blessed to meet throughout my life. So let me briefly tell you about the Muslims I know.

Jan 07 20:11

Battle for Sheikh Miskeen intensifies as Islamists counter at Battalion 82 HQ

It seems someone is working very hard to keep Daesh in control of the land bordering israel.
This map shows Daesh in South-West Syria in an enclave.
After months of intense fighting they should be getting weaker not stronger.
Syrian patriots test-fire one of their newly delivered HJ-73 ATGMs at the HQ of Hizbollah in Sheikh Maskin

At 6 mins in the video below are reinforcements at Sheikh Maskin in new uniforms suggesting they may have come in from Jordan. Jordan has/had CIA training camps.
Battles for Syria | January 4th 2016
King Abdullah of Jordan was nicknamed Captain Xbox by his subjects because he liked to stay in the palace playing video/war games. The US give him $1 Billion a year to be nice to Israel.

Jan 07 19:13

Greedy Eyes of Saudi Sheikhs

For Saudi,there is only one problem in the world: Iran. This unites them with Israel, where Iran is the main obsession of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Israel and Saudia are the great Semitic couple, a marriage made in hell.

It is a pity Saudis do not understand that their problem is not Iran. They have just run out of their luck and of their resources. They can’t fight two wars and sell their oil for peanuts (intending to undermine Iran and Russia) and cut down their welfare programs and incite the Shia rebellion by beheading that beloved preacher.

Jan 07 12:03

Assad Telling ReaL REASON ! ! ! of Why America HATES Him

This Video has been censored on youtube.

It`s in the Interest of the Free World to continue to have it accessible as source of authentic information.

Jan 07 08:11

More Puzzles about BBC’s “Saving Syria’s Children” Documentary

This is our second look at the work of Robert Stuart, concerning the BBC Panorama documentary Saving Syria’s Children. (go here for our first instalment). When did the alleged chemical attacks actually occur? Why do accounts of the timing differ so widely? And why did producer Darren Conway become defensive and incoherent when asked one simple question?

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Jan 07 08:00

The Geopolitics of World War III

Contrary to popular belief, the conduct of nations on the international stage is almost never driven by moral considerations, but rather by a shadowy cocktail of money and geopolitics. As such, when you see the mouthpieces of the ruling class begin to demonize a foreign country, the first question in your mind should always be "what is actually at stake here?"

For some time now Russia, China, Iran, and Syria have been in the cross hairs. Once you understand why, the events unfolding in the world right now will make much more sense.

Jan 07 07:58

Was This Fantasy Syria Timeline Leaked To Push For Open War?

An internal timeline prepared for U.S. officials dealing with the Syria crisis sets an unspecified date in March 2017 for Assad to "relinquish" his position as president and for his "inner circle" to depart.

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I told you they weren't giving up!

Jan 07 00:00

Russia Deploys Anti Aircraft Missiles to Syria: US Bombing Fades; British Bombing Stops

British media confirms that British air campaign in Syria has ground to a complete stop. US media confirms US air campaign in northern Syria has stopped following Russian anti aircraft missile deployments.

Jan 06 16:09

Saudis Seek Chaos to Cover Terror Tracks

Russia's incisive military intervention in Syria has succeeded in not only stabilizing the Arab state and salvaging it from a terrorist takeover. Russia's maneuver also exposed the foreign-fueled nature of the conflict - as a criminal covert war of aggression for regime change

Jan 06 14:04

Syria: Al-Nusra Terrorists Attacked by Rival Militants

The ISIL terrorists launched an attack on the positions of al-Nusra Front militants in Syria, resulting in the death of a dozen terrorists. Some 12 al-Nusra terrorists were killed in the clashes that erupted after ISIL militants attacked al-Nusra positions in the village of Hosh Hamad in al-Lajat in Dara'a.
Jeish Al-Islam Commander Killed in Damascus
Syria: Ahrar Al-Sham Commander Killed
Senior ISIL Commander Killed in Army Attacks in Syria's Deir Ezzur Province

Jan 06 13:59

New Whitehouse policy; Assad can stay till after every Western politician who ever said 'Assad must go' has gone.

The Obama administration's best-case scenario for political transition in Syria does not foresee Bashar Assad stepping down as the country's leader before March 2017, outlasting Barack Obama's presidency by at least two months, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

(Actually, that is just some random date, and the 0boma administration does not in fact "see" Assad ever being voted out of office)

An internal timeline prepared for U.S. officials dealing with the Syria crisis sets an unspecified date in March 2017 for Assad to "relinquish" his position as president and for his "inner circle" to depart. That would be more than five years after Obama first called for Assad to leave.

Jan 06 13:50

New Whitehouse policy; Assad can stay till after every Western politician who ever said 'Assad must go' has gone.

It looks like Assad (with help from Russia's Putin) has won the war on Syria. This is also a defeat for the Governments of Saudi occupied Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. I foresee a civil war in Turkey with the Kurds, and the defrocking of the "house of Saud" as upcoming unintended consequences of this failed policy of war for profit conducted against the people of Syria and their popularly elected Government.

Jan 06 11:51

Fake “Left” “Anti-War” Movement Calls for “Regime Change” in Syria

In May 2013, a group calling itself the Global Campaign for Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution promoted a petition which called for “Solidarity with the Syrian Struggle for Dignity and Freedom.”

The petition listed Gilbert Achcar, Richard Seymour, Tariq Ali, Vijay Prashad, Norman Finklestein and Ilan Pape among its supporters.

Appearing to equate Islamists seeking a harsh theocratic rule in Damascus to “revolutionaries” linked to the struggles of Palestinians and opponents of neo-liberalism in the West, the petition called on the Syrian president to leave immediately and submit to a peaceful transition. One problem. The petition’s drafters failed to mention that this could only mean surrender to the rule of murderous sectarian fanatics in Damascus, with regrettable consequences for anyone who didn’t share the fanatics’ religious views. Or that the bulk of Syrians didn’t favor this outcome.

Jan 05 09:29

Saudi-Iran Confrontation to Impede Syria Peace Process - Former US Diplomat

Escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran will hinder the Syrian reconciliation process, but are unlikely to affect the implementation of the P5+1 countries’ nuclear deal with Tehran, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan told Sputnik.

Jan 05 09:28

The Saudis' Anti-Shiite Provocation Has Clear Geopolitical Goals

Riyadh's execution of Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was timed to coincide with the expected lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions and the rejuvenation of the Syrian peace process.

Jan 04 15:12

Will the US fall for Saudi Arabia’s deliberate provocation?

Trita Parsi warns that if the US falls into the Saudi trap and sides with it against Iran, in a confrontation manufactured by Saudi Arabia, the price is likely to be the possibility of peace in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal.

Jan 04 14:31

Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Areas in Northern Lattakia

The Syrian army achieved new victory against the Takfiri militants in Lattakia, and took control of a strategic village in the coastal province on Monday.
Syrian Army Advancing along Sheikh Meskeen-Nawa Road North of Dara'a Province
The Syrian Army's continued attacks on concentration centers of the militant groups in the Northern and Southern parts of Hama province claimed the lives of large groups of terrorists, FNA dispatches said on Monday.
The Syrian government forces continued to march on Takfiri militants' positions in the Central Province of Homs, inflicting heavy losses on ISIL and al-Nusra Front terrorists.

Jan 04 13:59

Bulgaria unloading Soviet military gear for US, Saudi, and UAE dollars. Destination: Syria

A BIRN investigation shows that since 2011 the United States, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have bought more than 600 million dollars worth of Soviet-style equipment in Bulgaria for armed groups fighting against the Syrian Arab Republic. This traffic contravenes UN principles that prohibit attempting to overthrow a government by supplying offensive weapons to domestic opponents or to external mercenaries. Since the beginning of the war against Syria, the US government spent 500 million dollars in Bulgaria on Soviet-type weapons. The military gear includes 18,800 portable anti-tank grenade launchers and 700 Konkurs anti-tank missile systems. These weapons were delivered by SOCOM (Special Operations Command of the Pentagon) to the Syrian "rebels." The transactions were managed through a Delaware shell company (Shovel Purple), belonging to Benjamin Worrell, an agent since 1993 the 902 group for counter-insurgency, Fort Meade, US Army.

Jan 04 11:56

The Turkish-ISIL Oil Smuggling Operation: The US and NATO Are Also Involved…

The Turkish government is not acting alone in Syria and Iraq. The corrupt leadership of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Britain, Israel, and the United States are also involved. They have all played direct or indirect roles in the theft of oil too. After the role of Turkey in stealing oil from Syria and Iraq was revealed, the US government began work to mask and conceal the oil smuggling operations.

Jan 04 11:44

US Admits Inability to Defeat ISIL in 2016

The United States won't be able to defeat the terrorist group Daesh in 2016, a White House official said, instead hoping that it would become something like al-Qaeda.

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The US Government doesn't want to defeat Islamic State. They are the covert tool for the US to break up the Middle Eastern nations into small manageable pieces.

Jan 03 08:58

Surreal: West Mourns Death of Al Qaeda Collaborator in Syrian Airstrike

By Tony Cartalucci

Jaysh al-Islam is a stalwart ally of US State Department-listed terrorist organization al-Nusra, though one would never suspect as much reading weepy Western eulogies over the terrorist organization leader’s death. The commander of terrorist organization and Al Qaeda affiliate Jaysh al-Islam (the Army of Islam), “Sheikh” Zahran Alloush, was killed in a Syrian airstrike this week in the suburbs of Damascus...

Jan 02 22:44

Syria is the Middle Eastern Stalingrad

Day and night, for years, an overwhelming force has been battering this quiet nation, one of the cradles of human civilization.
Hundreds of thousands have died, and millions have been forced to flee abroad or have been internally displaced. In many cities and villages, not one house is left intact.

But Syria is, against all odds, still standing.

Jan 02 20:15

RAF bomb raids in Syria dismissed as 'non-event'

Since MPs voted for war over Syria RAF Tornados and Typhoons have mounted only three strike missions

Jan 02 14:18

The Biggest Lie of 2015: US Brought Peace to Syria!

The United States government can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but it cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

Jan 02 14:04

Damascus: Terrorists Losing War in Jobar

Saturday reports from the sensitive Homs province said the Syrian army and popular forces have inflicted large casualties on the terrorists in persistent attacks on the concentration centers of ISIL and al-Nusra Front in the North, Northwest and Southeast of the province.
Syrian fighter jets tracked and targeted a long convoy of ISIL terrorists' military vehicles Southwest of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) on Saturday.
The Syrian army won control over a strategic village in the Eastern part of Hama province on Saturday.

Jan 02 12:16

RT Joins Syrian Arab Army In Southern Daraa Province (VIDEO)

Fort Russ - 2nd January, 2016

Jan 02 11:31

Deadly Sarin Gas Delivered to Syria Was Provided by Certain Western Countries

The following is very good coverage by Spiro: A treason investigation has been launched against a Turkish MP who alleged in an exclusive interview with RT that Islamic State jihadists delivered deadly sarin gas to Syria through Turkey.

Jan 02 10:04

Erdogan's Anti-Kurdish Campaign Threatens to Engulf Turkey in Civil War

Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan's unquenchable thirst to concentrate political power in his hands, together with his ever-broadening campaign against the Kurds, both at home and in neighboring Syria, threatens to take the country "to the brink of a fully-fledged civil war," warns Pakistani political analyst Salman Rafi Sheikh.

In his latest analysis for the internet-based foreign policy journal New Eastern Outlook, Sheikh, a freelance journalist and political analyst who covers international relations and Pakistani affairs, explained that the present Turkish leadership's intolerance toward the idea of sharing power with the Kurdish minority threatens to become a recipe for disaster.

Jan 02 09:34

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter Sy Hersh: Benghazi Is a HUGE Scandal … But Not For the Reason You Think

A highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdo?an administrations. It pertained to the rat line. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn’t always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping. The operation was run by David Petraeus, the CIA director who would soon resign when it became known he was having an affair with his biographer.

Jan 02 09:27

U.S. Slides Back into War in Iraq, Joining Conflict President Once Opposed

More U.S. military personnel have been sent to Iraq and Syria. Trainers, Special Forces, and airstrikes haven't been enough. The administration continues its slow progression to renewed ground combat. President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize grows more tarnished by the day.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter informed Congress last month that a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" would be sent to Iraq on top of the 3500 personnel already there, with the authority to operate in Syria too. This mix of Special Forces "will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders," explained Carter. Where greater opportunities appear to work with local forces, he added, "We are prepared to expand it."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all about controlling the oil in the region, and insuring that the oil is only sold in US dollars.

Look for the carnage to continue, in Iraq and Syria, unabated in 2016.

Jan 02 08:52

Turkey Sees Economic Downturn Over Russian Sanctions, Fears to Lose $ 10 Bn

In Turkey, economists and businesspeople unanimously agree that Russian sanctions will cause an in economic slowdown in the country.

Moscow is ready to scrap Russian-Turkish business projects and abandon military cooperation with Ankara due to the downing of its Su-24 bomber, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersan
Getting Tough on Turkey: Kremlin Vows to Punish Ankara for Downed Jet
The Syrian civil war has split former economic partners Moscow and Ankara, and the latter is projected to dramatically lose tourism, construction, food and clothing export revenue due to Russian sanctions.
The Russian government's reaction to Turkey shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syrian airspace in November gave the world a look at what it feels like to worsen relations with the country and its president, Vladimir Putin.

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Erdogan should have thought of this BEFORE ordering the shoot-down of that Russian fighter.

It is very unfortunate for the Turkish people that there is no such thing as a "snap election" possible in this country; Erdogan's popularity is so negatively off the charts that he would never get elected again.

Jan 01 20:35

A Baby is Born but BombsRUs Cameron's Christmas is Mercy Mild

Bush and Blair, the psychopathic pair, with many thousands sharing the same very dangerous personality trait, then focused on that cradle of civilization, a fine irony. It was in April 2002 when the blood brothers sealed the fate of Iraq in Crawford, Texas. (5) As always there was a pretext, 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'. Vilification of Saddam Hussein ran parallel.

Jan 01 18:16

The GOP Candidates Know Nothing about Syria

For the most part, there were no surprises: Donald Trump railed against Muslims, Chris Christie lamented that the NSA can’t intercept Americans’ phone calls and emails as easily as it used to, Ben Carson remained confused about foreign policy, and Carly Fiorina yelled loudly that nobody was paying any attention to her.

Jan 01 14:19

U.S. Dept. of Defense: U.S. Taxpayers Spending $11 Million Dollars Per Day To Fight ISIL

The United States Department of Defense has published numbers of how much money American taxpayers are spending to fight ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

Jan 01 13:55

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, & the Netherlands Join U.S. Forces to Fight ISIL In Iraq

Americans generally don't think of Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands as helping out the U.S. in the so-called war on terror.But according to a press release issued yesterday by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Forces and a large number of allies are busy wiping out ISIl forces all over Iraq and Syria. Oddly, Russia is not listed anywhere as an ally in the fight against ISIL in 'Operation Inherent Resolve.'

Jan 01 11:27

Senior Nusra Commander Killed in Army's Special Operation Northwest of Syria's Hama

The Syrian Army announced on Friday that its commandoes carried out a special operation against al-Nusra Front's military camp in the Northwestern part of Hama province and killed dozens of the terrorists, including the camp's commander.
Reports from Dara'a said terrorists are pinned down behind their defense lines North of the province after sustaining large casualties in a fresh round of attacks by the Syrian army and popular forces.
One of the main command centers of Liwa Fajr al-Ummah militant group in the Northeast of Damascus province was destroyed in the Syrian Army's special operation, military sources said, adding that several terrorists were killed or wounded in the explosions.

Jan 01 10:19

Russian Foreign Ministry: US-led coalition imitates struggle against Islamic State

"Generally, an impression is being created that the US-led coalition is hostage to its politicized approach and is rather imitating the struggle against the IS... The actions of the US-led anti-ISIL coalition in Syria are in principle illegitimate - the sovereignty of that state is openly violated, as neither the UN Security Council, nor official Damascus gave their permission to bombings of Syria to coalition forces," Syromolotov said.

Jan 01 10:02

UN General Assembly president blames US invasion of Iraq for emergence of Islamic State

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a wrong step, which provoked interfaith enmity and paved the way for emergence of the Islamic State, President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft has told TASS. Lykketoft noted that Iraq’s unfortunate experience had to be taken into consideration while resolving the conflict in Syria. According to the plan endorsed by the UN Security Council, in January Damascus and the opposition will sit down at the negotiating table, and the talks will be followed by the formation of the transitional government, the Constitutional reform and elections, he noted. "I sincerely hope that the Security Council resolution of December 18 would be followed up by actions on the ground: ending the war, starting the political process and concentrating on outside involvement on containing and destroying Daesh," he said.

Jan 01 09:02


Renowned journalist breaks down the military's attempt to bypass Obama and defeat ISIS

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The agenda is to use the US-created ISIS to fragment powerful middle eastern nations into smaller, weaker ones. The current targets are Syria and Iraq. The US military high command was apparently not told the true agenda, and thought they were supposed to win the war against the Islamic State.

Dec 31 14:40

An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

Islam did not invent colonialism and imperialism, but inspired Asians, Africans and Arabs to fight this crushing evil. Islam did not usher in the age of mass slavery, although millions of American and European slaves were, themselves, Muslim. You try to tell them all of this, and you insist that the likes of vicious groups like ISIS are not a product of Islam but a by-product of violence, greed and foreign interventions.

Dec 31 11:46

Dangerous Punditry on Syria

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has built a long record of getting nearly every major issue wrong over many decades but still eagerly dispenses the latest conventional wisdom emerging from Official Washington’s misguided “group thinks,” as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar noticed regarding Syria.

Dec 31 11:28

Syrian army regains control of key city of Daraa

Syrian army forces managed to enter the city off Daraa, taking it back from Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra front militants.

Dec 31 10:42

US claims over civilian deaths in Syria ‘absurd,’ Russia says

The Russian Defense Ministry has denounced as “absurd” allegations by the United States that Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria are causing civilian casualties.

The reaction came a day after the US Department of State claimed that the Russian campaign had left hundreds of "civilians" dead and struck "medical facilities, schools and markets."

"All of these anonymous and unsubstantiated statements about the alleged use of Russian aircraft on civilian targets in Syria are increasingly reminiscent of hypnotists' acts in travelling circuses," the ministry said in a Wednesday statement, slamming the claims as "absurd."

Russia launched the campaign against the Takfiri Daesh terrorists and other militant groups in Syria on September 30 upon a request from the Damascus government.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has also alleged that Russia’s airstrikes have killed over 2,370 people since September 30, including 792 civilians.

Dec 31 10:30

Dozens killed, wounded in multiple suicide bombings in Kurdish-controlled Syrian city

A string of explosions has rocked the northeastern Syrian city of Kamishli, targeting its Kurdish and Assyrian Christian population. Dozens of people were killed or wounded, according to a Kurdish spokesman cited by Reuters.

Dec 31 09:18

Newly surfaced footage of Hillary Clinton could damage her on ISIS/Terror/Iraq

Dec 31 09:04

Creating an “Independent Sunni State”: Washington Calls for the Partition and Fracturing of Syria and Iraq

Mendelsohn’s so-called “solution” for the region is in fact the strategy Western powers have been pursuing in the Middle East for years. His proposal is pretty much identical to the preferred “outcome” for Syria articulated by the former US Secretary of State and CFR member, Henry Kissinger. Speaking at the Ford School in 2013, Kissinger reveals his desire to see Syria Balkanized into “more or less autonomous regions (from 27.35 into the interview):

Dec 31 09:02

Not The Onion: US Government Is Taking Credit For Bringing Peace To Syria

State Department spokesperson John Kirby is raising eyebrows after he released a recap of 2015 “success stories” in which he credits the United States for bringing “peace” and “security” to Syria and “stepping up” to help the country’s people at a difficult time.

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The bovine excrement meter just exploded!

Dec 30 21:42

Vladimir Putin Fights the War Party on All Fronts - by PEPE ESCOBAR

The bottom line is that in 2016 the option will continue to be stark; it’s either the hegemony of the War Party – with the subtext of a Washington “willfully” condoned Salafi-jihadi “offer” to young, disaffected Muslims; or the vision of a full, prosperous trade/commerce/communication network for the whole of Eurasia. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.

Dec 30 15:02

Message Saudi ambassador in Baghdad to ISIS

Young Journalists Club quoted "Alsumaria News", "Thamer Als·hban" new -Sfyr Saudi Arabia in Baghdad from which Svdyhayy In addition to fighting Islamic State asked to turn themselves in. Ambassador of Saudi Arabia promised to those who turn themselves in, the government will be commuted sentence against them. "Thamer Als·hban" announcing the request said "measures for all of young people who tend to give up, is intended. " "Als·hban"

Dec 30 14:31

Sy Hersh Blockbuster: Top US General Ignored Obama, Led Secret Plot to Protect Assad and Bring Russia Into Syria War

President Obama’s top military commander secretly orchestrated intelligence sharing with military leaders in Germany, Israel and Russia to thwart the president’s policy to remove Bashar Assad from power in Syria and lay the groundwork for Russia’s military entrance into the Syrian civil war, because he believed Obama’s anti-ISIS strategies were hopelessly misguided.

That is just one of the astounding takeaways from a 6,800-word expose by venerated investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh, that was just published in the London Review of Books.

Dec 30 13:59

Watch, Russian New Video Shows How ISIS Smuggles OIL to Turkey

Russia has released a footage that confirms Turkey’s financial support of ISIS by letting the Smuggled oil of Iraq and Syria entering Turkey by a chain of 11,775 tankers.

Dec 30 13:27

Vicious Cycle: Rebels 'Cross to Turkey, Rearm, Come Back to Syria'

Earlier this week, more than 460 Syrian rebels and civilians were evacuated to receive medical assistance in neighboring countries under a local ceasefire deal brokered by the UN. On Monday, the United Nations, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross transported at least 120 rebels and civilians from the Syrian towns of Zabadani and Madaya to Lebanon. In addition, more than 330 people from the towns of Foua and Kafrayawere were taken to Turkey. Earlier reports suggested that the UN was ready to evacuate rebels, including Daesh members, from the refugee camp in late December but the planned evacuation did not take place. The Syrian conflict has been raging since March 2011, claiming the lives of more than 250,000 people...
Militants Fire Shells at Syria's Fou'aa in Violation of Truce, Kill 1 Civilian

Dec 30 13:25

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Army Takes Full Control of Several Areas in Northern Lattakia

The army and NDF seized Shir al-Masira hilltops, Ravisa al-Qora'a and Ravisa al-Naba'a from Jeish al-Fateh terrorists in Northern Lattakia. The Syrian forces also purged terrorists from Beit Fares village, Beit Fares mountains and also Al-Qasb and Borj al-Qasb villages. Earlier today, the Syrian troops and their popular allies continued to advance against the militant groups in the mountainous regions of Lattakia and recaptured another strategic village near the border with Turkey, the army announced Wednesday.
Syrian Army Captures Sheikh Meskeen in Dara'a Province
Dozens of Takfiri militants were killed in anti-terrorism operations near a key town of the Syrian province of Idlib
Al-Nusra Front's Emir Killed in Syrian Army Raid in Idlib Countryside

Dec 30 12:33

Russia eliminates several ISIS commanders in Syria air op, data provided by opposition - MoD

The Russian Air Forces have eliminated several Islamic State commanders striking a building in Raqqa, where they were holding a meeting. The intelligence data for the operation was provided by opposition forces, Russia' Defense Ministry said.
Islamic State, Russian anti-terror op in Syria, Syria unrest
“The reported area was constantly surveyed from air for two days. After the arrival of commanders was confirmed, a Su-34 targeted the building used as the venue of the meeting. The building was totally eliminated by a guided bomb,” the ministry reported on its website Wednesday.

In total, Russian bombers carried out 121 sorties over the last two days, hitting a total of 424 targets across Syria. The raids were undertaken by Su-24, Su-25 and Su-34 warplanes.

Dec 30 11:21

BEX ALERT - Turkey Detains 2 ISIS Militants Planning New Year’s Eve Attack

Two Islamic State militants who were plotting a suicide attack on the Turkish capital, Ankara, on New Year’s Eve have been detained, Turkish officials said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See? See? Turkey and ISIS are enemies. ENEMIES! Would ISIS plan terror attacks if we were buying stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil form them? Would ISIS plan terror attacks if we were supplying them with weapons and training and medical care? Would they? WOULD THEY?!? Of course not ... so you can ignore all those other reports that say we are!" -- Turkee

Dec 30 10:53

Iraq urges Turkish troops pullout, threatens military action

The Iraqi foreign minister has once again called on Turkey to withdraw its troops from northern Iraq, warning that Baghdad may otherwise take military action against Ankara.

Iraq seeks a peaceful resolution of the issue, but if there is no other solution and if "fighting is imposed on us, we will consider it to protect our sovereignty," Ibrahim al-Jaafari told a press conference in Baghdad on Wednesday.

The remarks came more than three weeks after Turkey deployed some 150 soldiers, equipped with heavy weapons and backed by 20 to 25 tanks, to the outskirts of the city of Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh.

Ankara claimed the deployment was part of a mission to train and equip Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against Takfiri Daesh terrorists, but Baghdad denounced the uncoordinated act as a violation of Iraq's national sovereignty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what is going to happen if Iraq invites Russia to assist them in getting the Turkish troops out?!?

This could get very ugly very quickly.