Apr 16 22:54

Report blames Syrian government for torture

A report by a group of international lawyers and prosecutors has found evidence of what it says is systematic torture by the Syrian government. At the request of France, members of the UN Security Council viewed graphic pictures in a closed session on Tuesday.

Ed. Note: It seems to me that at least some if not all of these "graphic pictures" are fakes.

Apr 16 13:21

British Media’s Regime Change Propaganda on Syria

The Committee to Protect Journalists have today published their annual list of states where the murders of journalists are likely to go unpunished.

Here’s the top 10 as of 2014.

Apr 16 12:37

Syrian army inflicts great losses on militants

The Syrian army has inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants fighting Damascus in a number of areas across the country.

Apr 15 12:10

Canada plans to invade Syria

The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making diplomatic and military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show.

Apr 15 10:33

Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria

Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... that we know of.

Apr 15 07:39

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.

Apr 15 07:19

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Barring a major change in policy by Obama, Turkey’s meddling in the Syrian civil war is likely to go on. ‘I asked my colleagues if there was any way to stop Erdo?an’s continued support for the rebels, especially now that it’s going so wrong,’ the former intelligence official told me. ‘The answer was: “We’re screwed.” We could go public if it was somebody other than Erdo?an, but Turkey is a special case. They’re a Nato ally. The Turks don’t trust the West. They can’t live with us if we take any active role against Turkish interests. If we went public with what we know about Erdo?an’s role with the gas, it’d be disastrous. The Turks would say: “We hate you for telling us what we can and can’t do.”’

Apr 14 17:20

Chemical Weapons Use In Syria: More Propaganda?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

More reports of the use of chemical weapons inside Syria have come to light over the weekend, this time in the rural village of Kfar Zeita.

The use of chemical weapons is not really in question since both sides of the conflict – the Syrian government and the death squad forces – are reporting their use. However, both sides are also blaming each other for the deployment of the poison gas...

Apr 14 10:02

Lavrov voices concern over reports of new chemical attacks in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is deeply concerned over the reports suggesting that chemical attacks are taking place again in Syria, holding the sides sponsoring the extremist opposition responsible.

Apr 14 08:34

CIA, MI6 and Turkey's rogue game in Syria: New claims say Ankara worked with the US and Britain to smuggle Gaddafi's guns to rebel groups

The US's Secretary of State John Kerry and its UN ambassador, Samantha Power have been pushing for more assistance to be given to the Syrian rebels.

A second and little-regarded theme of Hersh's article is what the CIA called the rat line, the supply chain for the Syrian rebels overseen by the US in covert cooperation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The information about this comes from a highly classified and hitherto secret annex to the report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the attack by Libyan militiamen on the US consulate in Benghazi on 11 September 2012 in which US ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. The annex deals with an operation in which the CIA, in cooperation with MI6, arranged the dispatch of arms from Mu'ammer Gaddafi's arsenals to Turkey and then across the 500-mile long Turkish southern frontier with Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Instead of attempting to destabilize regimes around the world in service to the money junkies, the US government should be focusing on bringing back decently paying jobs to the US; the care of the most fragile among us; and the rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure.

But of course, that doesn't make money for the military-industrial or security-industrial complex. The politicians from the top down are bought and paid for by the large corporations which own them, and fund their election cycles. We the People really have no say on who gets elected, because those elected only serve the interests of the very wealthy in this country.

Apr 14 07:26

Another Chemical Attack in Syria by NATO-backed Mercenaries

“There is information that the terrorist al-Nusra Front released toxic chorine…leading to the death of two people and causing more than 100 people to suffer from suffocation,” State TV said, adding, “There is information that al-Nusra Front is preparing to hit Wadi Deif in Idlib Province and Morek in Hama Province with toxic chorine or sarin.”

Apr 14 07:07

Syria army recaptures Christian town of Maaloula

Syrian army has retaken Maaloula in Rif Dimashq Governorate, four months after extremist al-Qaeda-linked militants overran the Christian town, a security official says.

"The army has taken full control of Maaloula and restored security and stability. Terrorism has been defeated in al-Qalamun," the official told AFP on Monday, referring to the region in which Maaloula is located.

The recapture comes after a string of successes for the Syrian army in the strategic al-Qalamoun region, including the seizure of the former militant bastion of Yabrud last month.

Apr 14 06:55

US plots new wave of chemical attacks in Syria: Analyst

A group of rogue elements affiliated with former US President George W. Bush are plotting new chemical attacks in Syria, an analyst tells Press TV in an interview.

Kevin Barrett said sarin gas for potential attacks similar to the August 2013 deadly chemical raid on Syrians is being manufactured in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Apr 13 18:29

CIA, MI6 and Turkey's rogue game in Syria: New claims say Ankara worked with the US and Britain to smuggle Gaddafi's guns to rebel groups

The US's Secretary of State John Kerry and its UN ambassador, Samantha Power have been pushing for more assistance to be given to the Syrian rebels. This is despite strong evidence that the Syrian armed opposition are, more than ever, dominated by jihadi fighters similar in their beliefs and methods to al-Qa'ida. The recent attack by rebel forces around Latakia, northern Syria, which initially had a measure of success, was led by Chechen and Moroccan jihadis.

Apr 13 08:55

UN Aid Chief: Foreign Donors Fail to Honor Obligations to Syrian Refugees

The UN requested funds on January, but donors pledged to pay $2.3 billion. And even of that, only $1.29 billion has been received to date, RT reported.

Awad said he is concerned that the international attention to the perils of the refugees is dwindling and warned that the problem "will show up in different shapes and will haunt us as a community for a generation".

Apr 13 08:43

Sources: Obama administration urged Israel to attack Syrian Army

Western diplomatic sources revealed US President Barack Obama's Administration has urged Israel to attack the Syrian Army to prevent it from advancing into positions of armed terrorist groups trained by Washington in Jordan which reached the occupied Syrian Golan last month.

"The US wants Israel to stop the advance of the Syrian Army towards areas where gunmen are controlling in Golan, particularly the Jihadists who were trained at the hands of CIA trainers," American World Tribune newspaper quoted a source as telling Middle East News line.

Apr 13 05:25

British Journalist, Author Patrick Seale passes away

British journalist and author Patrick Seale passed away Friday after a long struggle with cancer

Apr 12 18:56

Daily Mail prints transparent anti-Assad propaganda BS, and its readers let the DM presstitutes know they ain't buying it - ROFLMAO

See readers' responses to this recent example of MI6/CIA inspired Daily Mail drivel:Has Assad carried out new chemical attacks? Britain and U.S. to investigate claims toxic substances have been used on four occasions

Here are a few examples:
Al Qaeda renamed rebels for the convienance of the West. Good to see so many here not falling for this BS

Al Qaeda getting a hiding in Syria - boohoo! Oh, wait a minute, that should be Department AQ of the CIA, yeah, they don't like their operatives and assets getting taken out.....

well done everybody who see through this latest lie to get us to war! just read the comments d.m and how about some of that good ol impartial journalism just like they used to teach at journo school!

Its probably been done by the Turks who want to drag Nato into another war, and thats just what Nato wants.

There is so much information now on-line or in the alternative media I don't know why the DM even bothers to print this rubbish.

Give over , we don't believe your lies

Apr 12 16:37

BREAKING NEWS: Chemical attack by western backed mercenary terrorists target the Syria

Syria’s official TV said few hours ago that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front used toxic gas in the central province of Hama, killing at least two people and causing suffocation to hundred others.
The TV said the Nusra Front fighters used the Chlorine gas against the town of Kafr Zaita in the northern countryside of Hama.

Apr 12 15:09

Israel to train anti Syria terrorists with Saudi Arabia

Israel is seeking to launch a joint operation with Saudi Arabia to train foreign-backed militants operating against the Syrian people. The Israeli military chief convinced Dempsey that they could deal with the threats posed by resistance to Zionist backed insurgents in Syria. Susbscribe Here

Apr 12 13:21

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire visits Lattakia and Syrian Refugees from Kessab

The Nobel peace laureate added, that many media institutions are involved in a campaign aimed at misguiding the public about the situation in Syria. Maguire had previously stressed the role of western media in manufacturing public consent with the war on Syria.

Apr 12 08:50

Syria Poison Gas Attack: Rebels, Government Blame Each Other

Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.

The main Western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, said the poison gas attack Friday hurt dozens of people in the village of Kfar Zeita in the central province of Hama. It did not say what type of gas was used.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that people suffered from suffocation and breathing problems after the attack, apparently conducted during air raids that left heavy smoke over the area. It gave no further details.

State-run Syrian television blamed members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front for using chlorine gas at Kfar Zeita, killing two people and injuring more than 100.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is supporting horrific acts by rebels against the Syrian people, because they are driven by both desperation, and timing.

If Al-Assad stands for re-election, and does get re-elected in what observers characterize as a "relatively free and fair election", the "official" US rationale for ousting him will shatter.

And elections are due to be held this July, so the US doesn't have much time left.

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Apr 11 22:55

An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel [VIDEO]

Through his father's deep knowledge of the Israeli war of terror, together with his own research, Miko Peled ruins the myths surrounding the Israel and Palestine situation, and delivers a truth so damning that many Jews and Israel supporters will not be able to bear it.

Apr 11 20:46

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

UNRWA’s HQ in Damascus estimates that more than 70 percent of the Palestinian refugees in Syria are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance immediately, while more than 50 percent are internally displaced. 142 people in Yarmouk refugee camp died from hunger and lack of medical care just since June 2013. As of last week more than 11,000 Palestine refugees fleeing Syria sought support from UNRWA in Jordan alone and if they can somehow enter the Kingdoms its government policy is to deport them back to Syria, robbing them of their right to survival

Apr 11 15:08

Turning Point in US-NATO “Covert War”: ‘Syrian Army in Control of 90% of Lebanon-Syria Border Area

Syrian army’s gains against foreign-backed militant groups along Lebanon borders has left the insurgents with so little space to enter more forces and weapons through Lebanon supply routes, a new report says.

Apr 11 14:07

The Weaponization of Western “Aid” for Syria

The UN and the United States have laid blame squarely on the Syrian government for blocking international aid convoys from reaching victims of Syria’s ongoing conflict. The BBC in its article, “Syria crisis: UN says no aid improvement despite vote,” claimed:

The UN has said that there has been no humanitarian improvement for millions of Syrians since the Security Council passed a resolution last month to increase aid deliveries.

Apr 11 07:46

TIME Magazine: Syrian rebels seen firing U.S.-made weapons raises questions


evidence of the American armaments in use in Syria, though their appearance in the northern province of Idlib, far from the U.S. approved rebel group’s area of operations is a disconcerting development.

Apr 11 07:26

‘Armenian genocide’ bill passes U.S. Senate Committee with 12 votes

An “Armenian genocide” resolution has passed the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee on April 10 by bipartisan voice.

Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, and Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, had presented the bill last week.

“Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, during which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turkey ... To honor the survivors and the memory of those lost, and to lead globally on human rights, the United States should finally join the European Union and 11 of our NATO allies in officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide,” Kirk had said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why this bill and why now?

Armenian Americans are very angry at US support to Turkey while Turkey is sending their supported Jihadists into Syria to kill Christians in general, and Armentian in particular.

The last attack on Kessab, Armenian town, angered Armenia and Armenian Americans.They wanted the US senate and their Congress members to stand against Turkey and do something about such attacks.

Instead of criticising Turkish acts of supporting Jihadists now operating inside Syria, the Senate brought in a bill sponsered by Senator Menendez against Turkey for events under Ottoman Empire, almost a century ago to pacify the Armenian Americans community.

Apr 11 07:16

Hillary Clinton Asked Why She Supported Al Qaeda In Syria & Libya

In this video Luke Rudkowski asks Hillary Clinton why she supported Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria. During her tenure as Secretary of State the United States was providing financial and military support to Al Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria & Libya. When WeAreChange asks for an explanation Hillary Clinton laughs as if supporting Al Qaeda is funny.

Apr 10 14:42

Foreign-backed militants kill 14 in Syria’s Homs

Foreign-backed militants have slain 14 people in the western Syrian city of Homs on the same day that car bombs killed at least 25 people in the city.

Apr 10 13:30

American who fought against Assad's regime in Syria is dead, family says

A onetime U.S. Army soldier who joined forces with rebels in fighting against the Assad regime during Syria's bloody civil war has died.

Apr 10 13:12

US Army Vet and Syrian Rebel With Possible Links To CIA Found Dead

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The former U.S. Army Ranger who fought alongside death squads in Syria and who was arrested upon his return, Eric Harroun, has been found dead in his father’s house in Arizona this week.

"With deep sorrow, we regret to inform you of our beloved Eric Harroun's death. He will be missed by his family, friends, and many people around the world his life has touched," the family’s statement read.

Although an official cause of death has not been released, Harroun’s sister posted a statement claiming that Harroun died as the result of an accidental overdose.

Harroun was arrested last year by the FBI for his association with known terrorist group and al-Qaeda affiliate Jobhat al-Nusra...

Apr 10 10:14

'American Jihadist' Eric Harroun Dies at 31

Eric Harroun, the US Army vet who went to Syria to fight with the Free Syrian Army died Tuesday, according to his family.

Harroun, 31, was found unresponsive and declared dead at his father's home in Phoenix, Ariz. Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy will be conducted over the next two days.

Apr 10 08:03

NATO and Turkey’s genocidal war on Syria

In the early stages of the covert war on Syria, Erdogan’s government rendered the entire 877 kilometres-long border with Syria porous for the NATO-backed mercenaries who have been using it as a highway. In many areas along the Syrian border, fences and concrete barriers were removed and roads were stabilized to allow the passage of all sorts of vehicles, including those rigged with bombs.1

Apr 10 07:31

Army inflicts heavy losses upon armed terrorist groups

Army on Thursday eliminated armed terrorist groups, destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and weapons across the country.

Terrorists killed and injured in Homs countryside

A military source told SANA that army units targeted terrorists’ gatherings in the villages of Masa’deh, al-Bargouthiyeh and Arshouneh in the eastern countryside of Homs, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

The source added that army units targeted armed terrorist groups in Jebab Hamad al-Shindakhiyeh, al-Tafha and Hisa.

The army also destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and 4 cars equipped with rocket launcher pads to the north of the T-4 airport.

The army units also killed and injured a number of terrorists after targeting their gatherings in Talbiseh, Ein Hussein, al-Rastan and Kafr Laha.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the US Government's effort to covertly topple Assad is not going too well.

Apr 09 19:06

Assad There to Stay?

Assad is there to stay. Change will come only under his leadership or his guidance. Understanding with him is the only way to internal and regional stability. More or less he has succeeded in turning the “huge magnet” for international terrorists into their killing field.

Apr 09 15:40

Iran, Orientalism, and Western Illusions about Syria

The Syrian war is about Israel and its controlled politicians in the West taking revenge on a government that has single-handedly stood up against the Zionist regime for three decades and has defended resistance groups in Palestine and Lebanon, and the war is about targeting Iran.

The U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran, along with the constant vilification of Iran by these countries or the “international community” as they narcissistically call themselves, are immoral and inhumane.

A number of oil-rich Gulf State monarchies, with Western coordination and logistical support have—in violation of international law—heavily funding sectarian extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria.
Continued support for foreign extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates is no longer simply a regional threat; it has become a global threat much greater than what existed in Afghanistan.

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Apr 09 13:18

Twenty five civilans killed, 107 injured by twin terrorist car explosions in Homs

25 citizens, including women and children, were killed and more than 107 others were wounded by twin terrorist explosions of two car bomb in al-Khudre street of Karm al-Loouz in Homs.

A source in Homs city told SANA that terrorists blew up a booby-trapped car they have parked near al-Badr Sweets in al-Khudre street which witnesses crowded traffic movement by citizens, adding that after half an hour, the terrorists exploded another car in the same neighborhood to claim lives of more citizens.

The two explosions also caused large damages to the citizens' properties, houses, shops and the cars, the source added.

SANA cameraman was injured during the second explosion while he was carrying out his duty in conveying the real events.

Apr 09 09:46

Jim Willie:Lightning Speed Global Economic Change Through System Breakthrough Part 1 and Part 2

Topics discussed include the following:
1. The Ukraine turmoil and Russia and China's coordinated Financial and Commercial Response to the threats of the West led by the US
2. Though most of the Non-Western world is backing Russia, there are 3 countries in particular that will play a key supporting role in this new 'cold war', and at least two of these have been strong allies of the US in recent times.
3. Jim gives his insight into what he sees happening to US treasuries and the US dollar, and the Petrodollar in the short and long term.
4. Jim forecasts a 'Split' dollar, a domestic dollar, let's call it the Republic dollar, and dollars held outside the US will become 'International' dollars.
5. The pressures that Jim sees placed upon the Domestic dollar and it's near instantaneous 33% devaluation (to start.)
6. The coming BARTER System for settlement of international trade, reducing the US dollar to the dustbin of history.

Apr 09 08:22

Syrian Rebels Have US-Made Anti-Tank Missiles

US military intervention in the Syrian Civil War has mostly taken the form of small arms and equipment for various rebel factions, but looks to be picking up the pace dramatically, as new videos come out showing US-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles in rebel hands.

Two different rebel factions, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and a faction allied with the Islamic Front are claiming to have the weapons, though the US is still not officially confirming they were the direct suppliers.

In recent weeks the reports have said the US was less and less concerned about the shipments, preferring to see the civil war escalate at any cost, and apparently willing to deal with the inevitable backlash when the weapons start showing up in al-Qaeda’s hands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


And I would like to ask the geniuses in DC just what happens if Al-Assad stands for re-election, and gets overwhelmingly re-elected in what is characterized by outside observers as a universally "free and fair" election?!?!?

Should this happen, and it well may, you can count American foreign policy on this accusation of "al-Assad torturing his own people" to be well and truly flushed.

Arming these rebels is only going to add to the misery of the Syrian people, because any doctrinal difference between the rebels and the people of this country are viewed by these rebels as an act of war.

Lastly, if the US government thinks that a non-Al-Assad government in Syria is going to be Western-centric and compliant to all of the US's demands (such as potentially staging an attack against Iran from Syria), it had damned well better think again!!!

Apr 08 18:59

NATO and Turkey’s Genocidal War on Syria

On March 16, the third anniversary of the NATO-led covert war on Syria, the Syrian army won a landmark victory by taking back the Yabroud town on the Lebanese border.3 Hours later, NATO-backed ‘Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon’ retaliated by launching a false-flag bombing attack in Lebanon.4

On March 18-19, the Israeli army bombarded Syrian Army positions by tank and artillery fire and airstrikes.5

On March 21, NATO-backed mercenary forces and Turkish Armed Forces launched a massive offensive on the Syrian border town of Kasab in the Latakia province. The unprecedented overt military aggression by Turkey and its NATO allies is the clearest indication of their desperation in the face of Syria’s steady progress towards a decisive victory on all fronts.

This article details the flagrant war crimes committed by Turkey and NATO during the ongoing offensive on Kasab and puts them in a context.

Apr 08 12:02

NATO Members Conduct False Flag Terror In Attempt to Whip Up War

Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh (who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam) says that high-level American sources tell him that the Turkish government carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government.

Indeed, it’s long been known that sarin was coming through Turkey.

Turkey is a member of NATO. So we’re really talking about a NATO member launching a false flag attack against a non-NATO member, and then blaming it on the victim.

Apr 08 09:39

Media blacks out Seymour Hersh exposé of US lies on Syrian gas attack

Nearly two days after the London Review of Books published a lengthy exposé by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh detailing efforts by the Turkish government to stage a provocation to bring the US military directly into the civil war in Syria, the US media has blacked out the report.

Apr 08 08:26

US targets Syria for stepped-up aggression

While media commentators claim that the Obama administration’s focus on Ukraine and Russia means a shift away from the Middle East and the ongoing civil war against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the opposite is true.

Apr 08 08:14

Authorities seize five artifacts set to be smuggled in Palmyra

Authorities in Palyra seized 5 archeological artifacts set to be smuggled by terrorists outside the country, a source in the province told SANA Tuesday.

The Antiquities Department in Palmyra city is working, in cooperation with authorities, on protecting archeological sites, museums and warehouses in the area.

Earlier on Sunday, authorities seized 14 archeological artifacts in the area. Another 15 artifacts were seized before being smuggled by terrorists on April 1st.

Apr 08 06:10

Syria false flag and sarin deception

Hersh's new article, entitled "The Red Line and the Rat Line," builds on his earlier article "Whose Sarin?" In the two articles, Hersh provides evidence that top US officials knew that the al-Ghouta chemical weapons attack was a false flag just days after it happened – and that President Obama canceled his plan to bomb Syria because British Intelligence informed him that "the gas used didn’t match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal."

Instead, Hersh shows, the attack was conducted by the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front with help from elements of Turkish and Saudi intelligence. And Obama knew it. He decided that it wasn't worth bombing Syria, in case the whole thing ended in disaster and the false flag got publicly exposed.

Apr 07 18:42

Media Blackout over Syria

On April 6, The London Review of Books published in its online journal Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Hersh continues to expose details surrounding the staged August 21 chemical attack incident in Syria, which apparently pretty much everyone in Washington’s intelligence bureaucracy suspected was carried out by the rebels as soon as it happened.

Apr 07 12:13

US secretly sending anti-tank missiles to Syrian rebels

Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States.

Apr 07 10:46

Syria's Assad says political Islam project has failed

The "project of political Islam has failed," Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday, calling for the separation of religion from politics, state television said.

Assad's regime has been battling an uprising that has come to be dominated by Islamists, ranging from moderates to radicals, who want to see Syria run as an Islamic state.

"The project of political Islam has failed, and there should be no mixing between political and religious work," he said in comments on the 67th anniversary of the founding of his Baath party.

Apr 07 10:37

US has reportedly started supplying Syrian rebels with anti-tank weapons

Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States.

Images of rebels equipped with heavy arms have begun to circulate in recent days, and at least one news site has claimed that the source responsible is the US government.

On Monday, Israel’s Debkafile website reported that two moderate Syrian rebel militias — the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Revolutionary Front — have been supplied with advanced US weapons, including armor-piercing, optically-guided BGM-71 TOW missiles, thanks to the Pentagon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact these reports are true, it marks a very dangerous turning point in US support of these rebels.

What is likely to happen, if the Al-Assad government is deposed, is the establishment of a virulently anti-US government in Damascus, which is the polar opposite of what the US government wants to see happen.

Apr 07 08:48

Dutch Jesuit priest beaten and killed in Syria

A Dutch Jesuit priest was beaten and shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his monastery in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Monday, the Vatican said.

Apr 07 08:11

Was Turkey Behind Syrian Sarin Attack?

Journalist Seymour Hersh has unearthed information implicating Turkish intelligence in last summer’s Sarin attack near Damascus that almost pushed President Obama into a war to topple Syria’s government and open a path for an al-Qaeda victory, writes Robert Parry.

Apr 07 08:07

Nasrallah: Danger of Syria’s fall doesn’t exist anymore

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the danger of Syrian government fall with the ongoing foreign-backed insurgency is now gone, so are the separation threats.

Apr 07 07:43

Media Blackout over Syria

On April 6, The London Review of Books published in its online journal Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Hersh continues to expose details surrounding the staged August 21 chemical attack incident in Syria, which apparently pretty much everyone in Washington’s intelligence bureaucracy suspected was carried out by the rebels as soon as it happened.

Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist whose 40+ years career includes the exposing of the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up, as well as the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. His December 19 report, “Whose Sarin?” -was his first report to expose the Syria chemical attack hoax based on close contact with US Intelligence officials. While “Whose Sarin” was originally prepared for the Washington Post, the newspaper rejected it and a media blackout followed in American press. Currently, Hersh’s newest investigative findings are going unacknowledged in mainstream US media.

Apr 07 07:18

The Red Line and the Rat Line

British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis demonstrated that the gas used didn’t match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal. The message that the case against Syria wouldn’t hold up was quickly relayed to the US joint chiefs of staff. The British report heightened doubts inside the Pentagon; the joint chiefs were already preparing to warn Obama that his plans for a far-reaching bomb and missile attack on Syria’s infrastructure could lead to a wider war in the Middle East. As a consequence the American officers delivered a last-minute caution to the president, which, in their view, eventually led to his cancelling the attack.

Apr 07 03:31

Obama’s Redline, Erdogan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in Syria has yet to come to light. The Obama administration has never publicly admitted to its role in creating what the CIA calls a ‘rat line’, a back channel highway into Syria. The rat line, authorised in early 2012, was used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to the opposition.

Apr 06 19:34

Media Manipulation: Seymour Hersh Unearths More Lies on Syria

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has a second fascinating essay that rewrites the official record of the sarin gas attack on Ghouta, near Damascus, in August last year. As usual, Hersh uses his sources in the US security establishment to throw light on what really took place. The bottom line: Turkey was almost certainly the party responsible for the attack, hoping it would force Obama to honour his threatened “red line” if Assad used chemical weapons. Was the Assad regime to be brought down by a US military campaign, Turkey assumed it would be able to turn Syria into a client state.

Apr 06 08:55

Hundreds of gunmen turn themselves in to authorities in Homs and Hassaka

Cases of 285 gunmen who turned themselves in and handed their weapons over to authorities was settled in several areas in Homs and Hasaka, a local source said Sunday.

The source told SANA The gunmen are from Deir-Baalbeh, al-Rastan, al-Zohouriyeh, al-Jdeideh al-Sharqyieh and al-Freglos and have turned themselves in with the endeavors of National Reconciliation Committees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may take a while to load. The Syrian news website has been having problems all morning (or is being interfered with).

Apr 05 22:48

Obama, the Sauds, and Bottomless Hypocrisy

Saudi Arabia’s role as the “world’s largest oil exporter” is only one contributing factor to America’s bottomless hypocrisy regarding its relations with the Saudi Kingdom. While some would see US policy dictated by Saudi wealth, it is the regime’s precarious political existence both domestically and internationally, a key feature desired by hegemons when searching for vassal states, that primarily dictates US-Saudi relations

Apr 05 15:23

Militants fire mortar shells at Syrian capital

Foreign-backed militants in Syria have fired mortar shells at several areas in the capital, Damascus, with one landing near the Russian Embassy, reports say.

Apr 05 08:09

Someone teach John Kerry about history!

Some readers will think I glorify the Russian leader and denigrate the Americans as if on autopilot. This is not it. Putin is a gifted statesman: I stand by this observation. He brings an understanding of history to his foreign relations. And in his dealings with Washington he exposes the very old American habit of refusing history any place in the understanding of anything — which is to say the habit of making nearly every mistake it is possible to make.

Apr 05 07:12

Airbridge transporting jihadis from Jordan to Turkey

Turkey is not alone in supporting jihadis in the battles in Latakia’s northern countryside. Recent information revealed the existence of an airbridge between Jordan and Turkey, transporting jihadis after they are trained on Jordan soil.

Apr 04 14:48

Turkish forces fire artillery into Syrian territory

Turkey has fired artillery into the Syrian territory, claiming that it has responded to shelling from the neighboring country.

Apr 04 12:59

Learning to Fight Like an American at the FSA Training Camp in Jordan

For nearly a year, rumors have swirled about a covert, US-run training camp for FSA fighters in the vast Jordanian desert. (Jordanian intelligence also did not respond to requests for comment on this article.) And last week it was reported that the Obama administration appears to be expanding "its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition." However, despite all this speculation, little is known about how this supposed Jordanian camp works, who trains there, and what tactics they learn.

I recently tracked down a fighter who said he'd completed the course and was willing to talk.

Apr 04 09:40

Putin defies Obama in Syria as arms flow fuels Assad resurgence

Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemned by NATO for annexing Crimea, is now defying the US in Syria by sending more and deadlier arms to help Bashar al-Assad score a string of advances against insurgents, military experts say.

Dr Assad's army, seeking to end a three-year civil war that has killed 150,000 people and displaced 9 million, started using longer-range Russian Smerch and Uragan rockets for the first time in February, according to Jane's Defence Weekly and Stratfor, a US geopolitical research company.

"Russia is now doing everything to ensure that Assad wins convincingly," Alexei Malashenko, a Middle East analyst at the Moscow Carnegie Center, said by phone. "If Russia can show it's capable of carrying out its own foreign policy, regardless of America's wishes, it will be a major achievement for Putin."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The neutralization of Al-Assad is what some in the west (and in Israel) want to see happen in advance of either a US/Israeli attack against Iran.

Russian officials understand this, and do not want to see Al-Assad removed from office, as a prelude to an attack against Iran, because Russia has vowed to come to Iran's aid, should it be attacked militarily.

War against Iran will most likely mean war with Russia, particuarly with the current escalation of tensions by the US and NATO in Eastern Europe.

What the American government absolutely does not want to see is al-Assad standing for elections this year... and winning, in a relatively free and fair election, handsomely.

Al-Assad's current term in office ends in July of 2014, so if the US and the West are going after regime change, they don't have much time, given today's date on the calendar.

Apr 04 07:56

Lavrov: Westerners can no longer cover terrorism in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the scale of terrorism in Syria has taken a form that can no longer be covered by the Westerners as they have done before.

"Terrorists in Syria have started to take a form that no longer allows our Western partners to hide behind their claims that it is the regimes which cover the terrorists,” said Lavrov, addressing the journalists following a meeting of foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

“These excuses can’t be justified anymore,” he added in a press conference in Moscow on Friday.

Apr 04 07:55

Returning Dutch Syria fighters to face extra surveillance: AD

Some 5,000 people, including teachers and police officers, are being trained to recognise signs of ‘radicalisation’ in young Muslims and the supervision of youngsters who have been to Syria is being stepped up, the AD says on Thursday.

Amsterdam, The Hague and Almere are among the three cities where most young men and women who have gone to fight in Syria come from and where surveillance will be increased, the paper says.

Apr 04 06:47

Another False Flag Chemical Weapons Attack Planned

Jobar is a Damascus area suburb. On April 1, Syria's permanent UN envoy Bashir al-Jaafari said terrorists plan to attack it with chemical weapons.

He knew days earlier. He sent two identical letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council President Joy Ogwu.

Apr 03 15:34

Terrorists Plotting to Frame Syrian Government for Release of Toxic Gas, Reports UN Envoy

In a March 17, 2014, letter to the United Nations Security Counsel, Bashar Ja’afari, the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, reported that Haytham Salahuddin Qassab, a Turkish resident who holds two Syrian passports, “transported chemical substances from Turkey on behalf of the terrorist organization known as Ahrar al-Sham.”

Apr 03 13:29

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Now Exceed One Million

The number of registered Syrian war refugees who have flooded into Lebanon exceeded one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, describing it as a devastating milestone in a humanitarian crisis that has overwhelmed this small country and severely taxed the ability of the government and aid organizations.

Apr 03 12:04

More Evidence U.S. Funds al-Qaeda Terrorists in Syria

Earlier this year, the United States and the Gulf monarchies initiated a propaganda effort designed to sanitize the image of the mercenaries fighting to topple the Syrian government. According to The Telegraph, mercenary groups “best equipped to take on the extremists” were given millions of dollars to go up against al-Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS), which was said to have “hijacked” the foreign effort to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Apr 03 10:20

Why Turkey Was Planning a False Flag Operation in Syria

You’ve probably heard about the recent leaked conversations involving Turkey.

It was stunning to hear the highest-ranking Turks causally discussing how to provoke a false flag incident that would justify a large military intervention in Syria.

This is a big deal because Turkish troops in Syria opens the door to NATO troops in Syria, which drastically expands the conflict.

Apr 03 09:15

Another False Flag Chemical Weapons Attack Planned

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Jobar is a Damascus area suburb. On April 1, Syria's permanent UN envoy Bashir al-Jaafari said terrorists plan attacking it with chemical weapons.

He knew days earlier. He sent two identical letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council President Joy Ogwu.

He said Syrian authorities monitored a landline call between two Jobar area terrorists. They discussed distributing gas masks to their elements to protect against a planned toxic gas attack.

A second intercepted call discussed launching it. Blaming Assad for their crime is planned. At issue is Ghouta 2.0...

Apr 03 07:57

Putin Defies Obama in Syria as Arms Fuel Assad Resurgence

President Vladimir Putin, condemned by NATO for annexing Crimea, is now defying the U.S. in Syria by sending more and deadlier arms to help Bashar al-Assad score a string of advances against insurgents, military experts say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look; only WE are allowed to ship arms to other countries, and they are only to be the countries WE like! Get with the @#$%ing program, already!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 02 10:38

Why World War III Will Begin In Syria

It is possible to make a reasonable prediction about where World War III will break out based upon historical Russian military strategy. Putin is following a very predictable pattern that dates back to over a 100 years of Russian military history coupled with the present set of events.

Apr 02 08:51

Why Turkey Was Planning a False Flag Operation in Syria

You’ve probably heard about the recent leaked conversations involving Turkey.

It was stunning to hear the highest-ranking Turks causally discussing how to provoke a false flag incident that would justify a large military intervention in Syria.

This is a big deal because Turkish troops in Syria opens the door to NATO troops in Syria, which drastically expands the conflict.

Apr 02 08:25

Israel mulls training Syria militants with Saudi Arabia

Israel is seeking to launch a joint operation with Saudi Arabia to train foreign-backed militants operating against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Apr 02 08:17

Terrorists planning to launch chemical attack on Jobar [Syria] to accuse the government

Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that terrorist groups are planning to launch attacks using chemical weapons in Jobar area to accuse Syrian government of it , as indicated in a phone call between terrorists monitored by the authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey! If at first you don't succeed..." -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 02 06:08

“BDS is irrelevant.” Oh, really?

Rosenberg gives himself a hard time worrying that there would be no more Israel if Israelis had to obey international law and UN resolutions, and return the lands and resources they stole from the Palestinians. It's “an actual country”, he maintains. But I bet he cannot tell us its actual borders.

A quick trip to the BDS movement's website will expose Rosenberg's attempt to mislead.

What maddens Zionists most is that they cannot control civil society like they can pull the strings of the spineless political élite. They fear BDS action (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) will derail their precious project for a Greater Israel. So they now sneer at civil society and try to discourage further BDS efforts. This tactic comes across loud and clear in Michael Rosenberg's article 'The Goal Of The BDS Movement Is Dismantling Israel, Not The ’67 Occupation'.

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Apr 01 15:14

How Americans can help world peace

A first step for world peace is for the American people to rein in their reckless government from the international stage and to stop it making misery for so many.

Americans need democratic government like the rest of the world needs rid of Washington's thuggish global policeman.

This may come as a shock to many ordinary Americans who tend to think that their country is already the beacon of democratic light unto the world, bestowing all sorts of benevolence to others. Such delusional "American exceptionalism" has to stop. America is only special in a very negative meaning. It plays a central part in fomenting conflict in almost every scenario we care to look at.

We see this nefarious US role in the never-ending Israeli-Palestinian travesty known as a "peace process". In reality, this process is but a continual green light for the Israeli regime to commit massive violation of international laws against the long-suffering Palestinian people.


Apr 01 07:10

Western warmongers getting shot down in flames

But Gordon Duff slipped the hoax story into a long Intel article this weekend for New Eastern Outlook in Moscow where the Russian ministry picked it up. Deploying Manpads to the Jihadis would have been a huge escalation of the Syrian war and would have unleashed these weapons into all the other areas being "destabilized." Any Jihadi having one of these could sell it and be able to retire. And so far they have not shown themselves to be very concerned about negative public opinion.

In that regard, they are ideological soul mates of our own 2-bit warmongers in Congress who have been calling for further escalation in Syria with total disregard that it could set the whole region ablaze. Frankly, at Veterans Today we think that is exactly what their goal is, and why we regard Congress as the most dangerous national security threat we face. And the bite of it all is, we the taxpayers pay them for doing this to us.

Apr 01 07:05

Fear of war grips Turkish border province

A fisherman’s boat bobs on the sapphire blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. A stray puppy gambols on a deserted sand beach. In normal times, this small seaside Eden in Turkey’s southernmost province of Hatay would buzz with summer holidaymakers. But the coming season threatens to be different in Meydankoy. “We are on the frontline of the war,” says Ozgur Kaya, a fisherman, pointing toward the Syrian side of the coast. The thud of artillery fire drowns out his voice

Mar 31 22:41

Christians flee Syria’s Kessab, Twitter cries atrocities, Armenia accuses Turkey

The Syrian Army is trying to retake the Christian majority town of Kessab reportedly seized by al-Qaeda-linked forces. The attack made hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee and caused international outcry with Armenia blaming Turkey for supporting extremists.

Mar 31 17:28

Is Obama Covertly Expanding US Role in Syria?

Multiple sources cite expanding CIA training and potential anti-aircraft missile shipments as US seeks to repair strained relationship with Saudi Arabia The Obama administration may green-light shipments of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to Syrian opponents of Bashar al-Assad and expand covert CIA training and assistance in an apparent bid to repair frayed relations with Saudi Arabia.

Mar 31 16:08

Leaked YouTube Tape: Turkey Plotting Pretext for War With Syria?

While there was extensive media coverage of the Turkish government cutting off YouTube late last week, just prior to that, there was a posting on YouTube of an apparently leaked tape of Turkish government officials plotting a pretext for war with Syria that has received relatively little attention.

Mar 31 10:15

Netanyahu: Israel will be proactive in thwarting attacks from Syria

Israel will continue to take the initiative in stopping attacks from Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

Netanyahu, referring to Friday’s incident on the Golan Heights where the IDF killed two armed gunmen trying to sabotage the border fence with Syria, said the IDF “thwarted an attempt to infiltrate the border and hit people trying to get close to the fence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assad has enough on his mind without provoking Israel, hence this is another Israeli false-flag.

Mar 31 08:58

One-sided Human Rights Council Vote on Syria

On March 28, UN Human Rights Council members voted 32 – 4 to renew investigating war crimes in Syria for another year. Eleven members abstained.

Washington, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan and Morocco initiated the resolution.

Mar 31 07:17

Turkish forces 'strike ISIL convoy in Syria'

The Turkish armed forces attacked a convoy of al-Qaeda-linked rebel vehicles in Syria in retaliation for cross-border fire on Tuesday, destroying three vehicles, Turkish media said.

Turkish troops opened fire on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in northern Syria after a mortar shell fired from Syria landed in Turkish territory during clashes between ISIL and the Free Syrian Army, broadcaster NTV reported.

It said a pick-up truck, a lorry and a bus were destroyed in the Turkish retaliation on Tuesday evening.

Mar 31 07:13

EXPOSED: Kerry Implicated in Turkey False Flag Using AlQaeda To Start War With Syria

A leaked conversation between Turkey's intelligence chief and the war room reveals plot to create a casus belli for war with Syria by using ISIL, an alQaeda offshoot, to threaten a turkish shrine Suleiman Shah Tomb. Turkey has blocked youtube in order to cover up the leaks. Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed the recording of planning for a military incursion into Syria adding that a 'network of treason' was responsible for leak. Part two of the leaked conversation implicates John Kerry US secretary of state in the plot.

Mar 30 22:48

Bouthaina Shaaban: “All those who launch assault on Syria will be repelled…Jerusalem and Golan eyes of Arab Nation”

“All those who launch assault on Syria will be repelled…hundreds of invaders had come to this land throughout thousands of years, but they were repelled and we have remained here because we believe in our land,” Shaaban added.

Mar 30 21:02

Syria’s Victory Is Turning Point For Western Global Hegemony

It was in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s 2007 article, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” that prophetically stated (emphasis added):

“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.”

Mar 30 20:13

The Story of PFC John Needham & Iraq War Truth

Marking the eleven year anniversary of the illegal, and immoral invasion of Iraq, you will bare witness to three different pieces of evidence that prove the official narrative to be false. First is the story of PFC John Needham, who witnessed war crimes being committed, and was locked up and tortured by his own command for not partaking in them himself. His story is an example of what happens when we “embrace the dark-side” as Dick Cheney put it in the push for the invasion. Next up is a clip called THE VIDEO THE PENTAGON DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE. It exposes the reality of the invasion, from Depleted Uranium to indiscriminate killing of civilians, as well as other crimes; including the rape, murder, and cover-up of PFC LaVena Johnson. Finishing up is a clip called JUST WHO WERE WE FIGHTING IN IRAQ? After hearing it you will ask the same question yourself.

Mar 30 19:43

NATO Wages Desperate Last Battle in Northern Syria

The small northwestern Syrian town of Kassab, located directly on the Syrian-Turkish border, has turned into a pivotal battleground between Syrian security forces and armed militants backed by the Turkish military. The clashes grabbed headlines last Sunday when Turkey shot down a Syrian warplane conducting airstrikes along the border as the militants crossed over into Syrian territory

Mar 30 10:55

Did some of Syria’s WMDs come from America?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Chemical weapons used in Syria’s civil war.” Not long ago, that headline was the number-one story in the mainstream press.

Remember Saddam Hussein? Iraq?

There was a considerable debate about whether Saddam hid some of his bio/chem weapons in Syria, to evade UN weapons inspectors. If he did, then is it possible the current situation in Syria has a few of its roots in the US? Is it possible some of Syria’s WMDs originally came from America?

Because, you see, the US supplied Saddam with bio/chem weapons...

Mar 30 07:56

US military in no shape to face the grandsons of Red Army

Years of terrorizing farmers with AK-47's and their wives and children and killing several million of them will not tune up an Army,like fighting real soldiers!
Remember how Hezbollah handed the IDF it's head back in 2006. Years of shooting Palestinian kids did not prepare them to fight a real military.
We are headed for a major military defeat and disaster!

The West is suffering from a bad case of Cold War chills.

Not only are the Western powers worried, they are discovering that they likely lack the means to stop possible Russian incursions into what was the former Soviet Empire.

They should not be at all surprised that Russia is again showing signs of life.

Frederick the Great, the renowned Prussian warrior-king, warned: “he who tried to defend everything, defends nothing.”

Mar 30 04:28

“Obama Approval of Manpads for Rebels Would Violate US Agreements, Policy, and Endanger Airliners

President Obama is considering supplying Syrian rebels with Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (Manpads). These antiaircraft missiles are small enough to be carried and fired by a single person; they can destroy jet fighters and civilian airliners alike.

Mar 29 13:31

*Shocking video* World leaders wear pyramid symbol at major international meeting

During the Nuclear Security Summit, which was held on March 24th and 25th in the Netherlands, Reuters captured video of presidents and prime ministers from all over the world wearing a very peculiar pyramid-shaped pin

Mar 29 11:43

Syrian army takes 2 villages near Lebanon

Syrian government forces captured two villages near the border with Lebanon on Saturday, continuing a weeks-long advance that has cut a major supply route for weapons and fighters into the country from eastern Lebanon, said activists and state TV.

Mar 29 10:02

Media Buries Bombshell Turkey False Flag Attack

Mar 29 09:21

EVIDENCE- Al-Qaeda entering Syria from Turkey

No boundaries, no customs offices! All clear!

Mar 29 09:21

Syrian Airforce is using the good toys now - Mig29 in action

Mig29 cannon against Al Qaeda baboons today in Qalamoon mountains.

Mar 29 09:18

Syria - FSA insurgents accidentally kill their supporters with a BMP

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Obama wants to give these bozos anti-aircraft weapons?!?

Mar 29 08:51

Obama mulls sending anti-air systems to Syria rebels

US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering to authorize the shipment of new anti-aircraft systems to foreign-backed insurgent in Syria.

Mar 29 07:39

Arab League impotence continues & What a mess the Arab world is in

A thought constantly in my mind, and which was reinforced by the Arab League’s 25th Summit in Kuwait, is that with Arab leaders and governments as “enemies” the Zionist state of Israel does not need friends.

Mar 28 22:19

Why WWIII will begin in Syria

It is possible to make a reasonable prediction about where World War III will break out based upon historical Russian military strategy?x

Mar 28 19:35

Say hello to the new cold war

President Barack Obama has previously suggested to NATO members to increase defense budget

How insensitive and irrational on Obama’s part, knowing that the U.S. is suffering from a poverty and unemployment crisis and simply cannot afford adventurism or imperialism anymore for that matter. After all, if the U.S. economy was truly strong, no shut-downs would have occurred.

Mar 28 18:20

CONFIRMED: NATO’s Plans for False Flag Attack on Turkey Revealed

It has been revealed that NATO has been planning a false flag attack against Turkey to justify the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, the International Business Times reported in its article, “Turkey YouTube Ban: Full Transcript of Leaked Syria ‘War’ Conversation Between Erdogan Officials.”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ban of YouTube occurred after a leaked conversation between Head of Turkish Intelligence Hakan Fidan and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu that he wanted removed from the video-sharing website.It released the full transcript of a leaked conversation between the head of Turkish intelligence Hakan Fidan and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu. The Times reported:

Mar 28 13:19

Obama considers sending anti-aircraft weapons to Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama may authorize the shipment of new air defense systems to rebel forces in Syria’s ongoing civil war, a new Associated Press report states.

Mar 28 08:34

Leaked recording shows Turkish officials discussing military aggression against Syria

A leaked recording has revealed Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkish officials discussing a plan to launch a military aggression on Syria in coordination between Turkish intelligence and armed terrorist groups in Syria.

Mar 27 21:32

Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan Bans YouTube: “Start A False Flag War With Syria” Leaked Recording That Erdogan Wanted Banned.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had blocked Twitter access to his nation ahead of what was rumored to be a “spectacular” leak before this weekend’s elections. Then this morning, amid a mad scramble, he reportedly (despite the nation’s court ruling the bans illegal) blocked YouTube

Mar 27 12:17

Turkish Political and Military Leaders ADMIT to Planning False Flag Terror to Justify a War with Syria

As we noted here, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had blocked Twitter access to his nation ahead of what was rumored to be a “spectacular” leak before this weekend’s elections. Then this morning, amid a mad scramble, he reportedly (despite the nation’s court ruling the bans illegal) blocked YouTube access. However, by the magic of the interwebs, we have the ‘leaked’ clip and it is clear why he wanted it blocked/banned. As the rough translation explains, it purports to be a conversation between key Turkish military and political leaders discussing what appears to be a false flag attack to launch war with Syria.

Mar 27 11:52

Turkey Plans False Flag Against Syria; Blocks Youtube, Twitter of Turkish intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Deputy Chief of Military Staff Yasar Guler as well as other top Turkish officials discussing a possible attack on Syria.

Mar 27 09:59

Video Showing how the Al Qaeda Terrorists who Destroyed the Last Armenian Village in Middle East coming walking from NATO Erdogan Turkey

There is the Armenian town who Al Qaeda destroyed and doing Massive Looting from Houses and Churches this was doing by Erdogan Turkey we know Without external Support these terrorists can't advanced a single meter

How Erdogan / US Help them for raid in Kasab =

1) Erdogan let Al Qaeda using the Turkish Territory equipping these AQ terrorists with Weapons - Attacking Syrian territory from Turkey - Preparing these Terrorists attacks in Turkish soil.

2) Erdogan give Al Qaeda Air Support Shotting down a Syrian Plane

3) Erdogan give Al Qaeda precise fire support artillery and Tanks shelling the days 23/3 and 24/3 killing some NDF / SAA troops and commanders forcing the Syrian troops to leaving the place.

5) Al Qaeda star the terrorist attacks shotting from Turkish soil.

6) US Help Provide Erdogan a shield with Patriots Missiles since 2012 near the Area who Al Qaeda attack

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan, having learned nothing from the backlash from his attempt to shut down Twitter, is trying to get the YouTube version of this video taken down.

Mar 27 08:47

BREAKING: leaks reveal Turkey suggests using AlQaeda to start war with Syria

Ahmet Davuto?lu:
“Prime Minister said that in current conjuncture, this attack (on Suleiman Shah Tomb) must be seen as an opportunity for us.”
Hakan Fidan:
“I’ll send 4 men from Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary.”
Feridun Sinirlio?lu:
“Our national security has become a common, cheap domestic policy outfit.”
Ya?ar Güler:
“It’s a direct cause of war. I mean, what’re going to do is a direct cause of war.”

Mar 27 08:23

The First Duty of American Citizens is to Protect Their Freedom From the Government

“The window for the United States to save the PETRODOLLAR (THERE IS THAT WORD I KEEP HARPING ON IN MY FINANCIAL SERIES) from the scourge of the Iranian sale of oil for gold to the BRIC nations (e.g. Russia, China, India) is rapidly closing. If the Russians are able to invade Ukraine and consolidate their holdings, an invasion of Syria as a precursor to the invasion of Iran, can be seriously challenged by the Russians operating out of Crimea.”

I absolutely CANNOT stress enough how important the financial component is to understanding domestic or global politics right now. If you think it does not concern you, you are sorely mistaken. I include the links again below.

Mar 26 11:00

War Voyeurs: Israeli tourists watch Syria battles from safe distance

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Israels latest tourism event: Watching people kill each other

Mar 26 09:47

Turkey Vs. Syria: NATO’s Last Gasp?

Turkey’s downing of a Syrian plane it knew was targeting militants it is intentionally harboring within its territory is problematic for several reasons.

First, these militants crossing over into Syria from Turkey are openly identified as Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra front by the above mentioned Reuters report - Al Nusra being a designated terrorist organization by the US State Department itself, thus making the Turkish government guilty of violating both US and international law.

Mar 26 07:23

Turkish army artillery pounds west Syria

Turkish army has fired several rounds of artillery toward western Syria as Ankara seeks to renew its assistance to foreign-backed militants fighting against the Damascus government.

Mar 26 06:11

Turkish military pounds Syrian army bases near border

Turkish military tanks have targeted Syrian army bases in the Kasab border town, where the Syrian army has been battling numerous militant groups to secure the border.

According to Al-Alam reporter in Syria’s Latakia, a huge explosion was heard at a Syrian army base near Kasab after Turkish military targeted the area.

The explosion has been followed with Turkish military firing several other rockets at Syrian army bases, the reporter said citing military sources.

The report said, Al-Qaeda’s al-Nusra front have raised their flags over several Turkish military tanks near Kasab, as a sign of having the area under their control.

Mar 25 13:18

Syria allows IAEA experts to visit nuclear reactor in Damascus - Amano

Syria is ready to show International Atomic Energy Agency its miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR) near Damascus but the current situation in Syria prevents the IAEA from sending its experts to the country, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"THEY ARE MAKING BOMBS! INVADE!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 25 11:02

Either U.S. Economy Collapses or WWIII | Mike Rivero

Mar 25 10:11

URGENT: NATO's Turkey Providing Air Support for Al Qaeda in Northern Syria

The downing of a Syrian jet by Turkey was not an isolated incident but part of a major offensive by Al Qaeda affiliated groups Jabhat Al Nusra (designated a terrorist organization by the US State Department) and Ahrar Al Sham against a northwestern Syrian-Turkish border crossing. Turkey has been supporting Al Qaeda’s attack on the Kassab border crossing, the only crossing that was still held by the Syrian military. While the AFP did report that the group involved in the attack was the AlQaeda faction Jabhat Al Nusra , this fact has not made it to any mainstream media headline.

Jabhat Al Nusra, are also actively being given safe haven by Turkey. The map below shows the Al Qaeda Camp within the Turkish border from which the attack on the Kassab border crossing came. AlQaeda militants also brazenly videotaped themselves walking right through the Turkish Kassab border gate into Syria without any harassment from Turkish guards.

Mar 25 07:16

No Syria talks for time being: UN-AL envoy

United Nations-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has dismissed the likelihood of a new round of peace talks on the Syria crisis at the present juncture.

“A return to Geneva is out of question for the time being because the criteria have not been met," Brahimi said in Kuwait on Monday.

Two rounds of talks recently hosted by Brahimi and held in Switzerland have made little progress toward ending the crisis in Syria.

The second round of talks between delegations representing the Syrian government and the so-called Syrian National Coalition in the Swiss city of Geneva hit a deadlock in mid-February with both sides sticking to their positions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No negotiations completely raises the possibility for outside military intervention here, which will be a lousy development for everyone, including internally displaced Syrians.

What the US absolutely doesn't want to see is Assad re-elected, and the initial election processes are due to begin shortly.

Mar 25 07:15

Media 'staged' Syria chem attack

BBC’s 'total fabrication from beginning to end' of Syria 'atrocity'; call to revoke visas for intel agents posing as reporters in NATO targets; CIA caught infiltrating CNN, and Operation Mockingbird is back.

Seek truth from facts with UK Member of Parliament George Galloway, Illinois University Professor of International Law Francis Boyle, investigative reporter John Helmer, ordinary Syrians and Ukraine covergirl - 'Julia'.

Mar 25 06:57

From Savile to Syria: BBC in Breach of Charter Again with Staged Panorama ‘Chemical Doc’

George Galloway, UK Member of Parliament adds, “Well, the Bush and Blair Corporation (BBC), as it became in the run-up to the Iraq war, has almost entirely lost its reputation for journalistic integrity. A full inquiry must be launched into why the BBC used a piece of material which was not just wrong but was falsified, and falsified with the purpose of propelling our country into war. That’s not what the British public pays its BBC licence fee for, so that it can be tricked into a war.”

Mar 25 06:52

Will Israel kill US empire this week?

The US empire, which might be more accurately termed the New World Order bankster empire, seems to be lashing out blindly as it enters its death spasms.

In Ukraine – as in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere – the Empire's forces are in disarray. The loss of Crimea, and setbacks in Syria, are merely the latest of many debacles. The cause of this ongoing disaster: A series of self-inflicted wounds.

The worst wounds have been self-inflicted by the Empire's lunatic fringe: the Israel-centric neoconservatives. This group, which includes both Jewish chauvinists and Christian armageddonites, is burdened by fanatical devotion to an impossible project: The maintenance of a sustainable "Jewish state" in Occupied Palestine.

Mar 25 06:20

Was shoot down of Syrian plane linked to Turkish elections?

The first sentence of any news analysis about the Syrian plane shot down March 23 cannot be complete unless it notes that the plane was shot down one week before the March 30 local elections.

On March 24, as this article was being written, Ankara authorities had not yet released sufficient or persuasive information to the public that the Syrian plane was posing a direct and critical security threat that needed to be eliminated.

Mar 24 06:48

Putin all smiles over expected Syrian 'victory'

Arab countries in the Middle East widely expect Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to win the rebel-led insurgency that has been targeting his regime for the last three years, thereby strengthening Russia’s presence in the region.

The anticipated victory will further solidify the position of the large Russian Navy fleet docked at Syria’s Tartus port. That position is more strategic now that Russia has seized the Ukrainian naval headquarters located in Sevastopol, where Moscow stationed its Black Sea Fleet.

Control of both the Tartus and Sevastopol ports provides Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, with open access to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and beyond for both military and energy needs.

Mar 24 06:44

Syrian jet shot down near Turkish border - media

It was not immediately clear who was responsible.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted local residents as saying the plane was brought down by shooting from the Turkish side of the border. Al Manar, the television station of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, said two rockets were fired from Turkish territory.

But Turkish media quoted officials as denying Turkey had shot it down and said Syrian rebels were responsible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The initial report was that the plane was inside Turkish air space when shot down, but it appears the plane was still on Syria's side when attacked.

Mar 23 09:47


As Syria lies dying, western media cries, “we must save Syria’s suffering children.” Indeed so, among Syria’s nine million internal and external refugees, some 450,000 are children.

All civil wars are bloody and cruel, but Syria’s strife has reached new extremes of violence and mass civilian suffering as the US and Saudi Arabia use this once beautiful, bountiful nation as a proxy battleground against Iran.

Mar 23 08:42

Syria to give UN 228 Saudi ID cards belonging to killed militants

On Saturday, in two letters addressed to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President of UN Security Council Sylvie Lucas on Saudi Arabia's subversive role in Syria, the ministry referred to a raft of counter-terrorism legislations issued by the Saudi regime in a make-believe attempt to convince the international community of its involvement in a counter-terrorism drive.

Mar 23 08:31

BBC faking attacks and distorting truth

Mar 23 08:05

Obama Plans to Annex One-Third Of Iraq Using U.S. CIA al-Qaeda: To Launch Further Attacks Against Syria From Iraq Syrian Border.

The Muslim Brotherhood & CIA’s made up al-Qaeda [CIA_duh] group are both Shiite extremist political movements working for the NWO banking cabal to further their agenda of banking domination in the Middle East. Anbar province in Iraq is dominated by the Sunnis who are being wiped out by the U.S. supplied cover groups [Muslim Brotherhood & al-Qaeda] so as to control Anbar Iraq Syrian border for staging covert terrorist attacks against the Syrian government.

Mar 21 10:44

Heavy fighting in north Lebanon leaves 3 dead

Gunbattles between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad subsided in Tripoli, north Lebanon, Friday after heavy fighting over the last 24 hours left three people dead.

Security sources said three civilians succumbed to wounds sustained in clashes that erupted Thursday between the warring neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Mar 20 10:23

IDF Drills Invasion of Syria

On March 20, 2014, Hebrew media main story was Russian preparations for occupying additional areas of Ukraine. The day after Syria achieved gains in the Golan Heights, the IDF started a hurried drill which enjoyed an unusual media coverage in real time. The exercise prepares forces for entrance into Syria. "The Post-Communist Empire is born," I thought and started writing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Recall that the mercenaries in Syria have promised the Golan to Israel if Israel will help them remove Assad.

Mar 20 07:22

US Expels Syrian Diplomats – Dangerous Desperation in the Air

The United States has officially told the Syrian government to immediately suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the country, and ordered its diplomats to leave the country if they are not US citizens.

“We have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the United States,” US special envoy for Syria, Daniel Rubinstein, said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

The move is suspected by many to be in retaliation for the permanent reversal of fortunes for US-backed militants operating inside of Syria, and perhaps the prelude to an act of Western aggression in response to other geopolitical loses elsewhere, including Crimea.

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Mar 19 11:30

Syria Achieves Gains in Golan Heights

On March 19, the Golan Heights experienced a further escalation in the hostilities between Israel and Syria. This time, Syria showed that it is gaining strength in the northern side of the occupied territory.

Mar 19 08:22

Israel bombs Syrian military sites in Golan retaliation

Israel's military has launched airstrikes on the Syrian-held side of the Golan Heights. The strikes are in retaliation for a roadside bombing on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just days after the Syrian opposition offers to give Israel the Golan if Israel will help them oust Assad, there is a convenient roadside bomb of undetermined origin that lightly wounds three Israeli soldiers, and gives Israel the excuse to launch an all-out attack!

Mar 18 09:38

Breaking News: Doha Ending All Their Commitments to the Rebels

Iran, Qatar recast regional 'resistance' alliance
'Exactly As I said a few days ago, Syria War will End Soon. SAA and Dr Assad is going to PREVAIL!'

Mar 18 09:13

Explosion near Syria border wounds four Israeli soldiers

IDF responds to bombing with artillery fire; three soldiers, who sustained light and moderate wounds, evacuated to Haifa hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is why Syria, up to their eyeballs in dealing with the hired mercenaries, would provoke Israel. And the answer is, they would NOT. This is another Israeli false-flag, to justify another invasion. Remember, only days ago, the Syrian mercenaries promised Israel the Golan if Israel helps them get rid of Assad.

Mar 17 07:43

Report: Syrian opposition willing to trade Golan claims for Israeli military support

The Syrian opposition is willing to give up claims to the Golan Heights in return for cash and Israeli military aid against President Bashar Assad, a top opposition official told Al Arab newspaper, according to a report in Al Alam.

Mar 17 07:24

Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela and beyond: Beware the Wars of March

In the 1930s it was a notorious fact the German government of Adolf Hitler chose the month 0f March ( Ides of Mars), to perpetrate its most daring moves in reasserting the nation as a continental power, culminating in the most deadly war in history.

For example:

March 1933: German federal election brings Hitler to power as chancellor

March 1936: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles

March 1937: The Third Reich’s Condor Legion bombs and attacks Durango, Spain and the next month bombs Guernica

March 1938: Germany absorbs Austria

Over the past fifteen years a not dissimilar pattern has emerged.

Mar 17 07:21

US spent billions of dollars to destabilize Ukraine

Obama and Kerry “are making the mockery of the United states by assailing Russia for violating the integrity of Ukraine with the United States has violated the integrity of nation after nation, nation after nation, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya,” Fetzer said.

“Barack Obama has sent military forces to 17 different African nations by himself. Where does that come from? Where that ability to lie with a straight face to the world has emanated?” asked Fetzer, who has written several books on important issues, such as the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality.

Mar 16 08:05

Syrian forces in “full control” of Yabrud

Syrian troops on Sunday seized full control of the rebel bastion Yabrud in the strategic Qalamoun region near the Lebanese border, Syrian state media reported.

Mar 14 12:46

ISIS has withdrawn from allepo and 2 western provinces. they fled to eastern syria

The radical rebel ISIS has withdrawn from two western provinces in Syria. The ISIS-combatants were controversial because they regularly fierce battle conducted in recent months with other resistance groups against President Assad.

Mar 13 18:36

Syria to Close Embassies in Washington, Riyadh, Kuwait

"Damascus has decided to close its embassies in Washington, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City due to mounting pressures on its diplomatic missions in those countries," the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper reported.

The paper said the Syrian government decision has come without any prior notice or preparations, adding that the move will not take place for political reasons, but because the country's envoys have been facing increasing limitations for extending their residence, travels and receiving visas for new embassy staff in the aforementioned states.

The report said Syria has already called back all its embassy staff in these countries.

Mar 11 10:06

IRAN blew up Lockerbie jet - not Libya, says defector: Ayatollah 'used Syrian-based terror group to bomb Pan Am 103 in revenge attack'

The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by a Syrian-based terror group, an Iranian defector has claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Next week they will claim Lockerbie was the work of Crimeans working for Russia!

Mar 11 06:57

"Britain is up to its neck in the blood and gore in Syria" - Galloway

Respect Party MP George Galloway has strongly criticised the British government over its policy in Syria. His remarks came after learning of the death in custody of a British doctor imprisoned in Damascus. Abbas Khan was arrested shortly after arriving near Aleppo in Syria in 2013 and held for 13 months. Dr. Khan was purportedly volunteering to use his surgical skills to help victims of the civil war and was due to be released into Mr. Galloway's custody any day now.

Mar 10 06:40

The US, NATO and the West use economics to enslave countries – FM Živadin Jovanovi?

Like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and before it the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia is another country that was also invaded and destroyed by US/NATO. Serbia today is overburdened by foreign debt and through the IMF and other “loans”, like other countries, faces being enslaved by the West. Serbia is proof that when the West gives 1 Euro, it takes 100 Euros. You mentioned the damage of NATO to Yugoslavia $120 billion. But even what was not destroyed, that was privatized by criminal privatization. These issues and more were touched upon by Živadin Jovanovi?, the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia in an interview with the Voice of Russia.

Mar 09 09:14

'The scum stole our cash': 'Hip hop jihadist' who left £1m London home to fight in Syria complains on Twitter of being kidnapped, tortured and robbed by FELLOW Islamists

A British rapper who joined rebels fighting the Syrian regime has claimed he was kidnapped, tortured and robbed by members of rival Islamic terror groups.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, walked out of his family's £1million home in Maida Vale, west London, last year to join militant groups, telling them he was 'leaving everything for the sake of Allah'.

Mar 08 16:07

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose US Intervention in Ukraine, Syria, Iran … Or Anywhere Else

Polls show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military involvement in:




Or anywhere else

Indeed, a poll from Pew in December found that a majority of Americans – more than ever before in Pew’s 50-year history of polling this question – think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”

Mar 07 11:07

Amid carnage of war, Syria readies for Assad re-election

After three years of grinding conflict, the destruction of whole city districts and an exodus of refugees all triggered by an uprising against his rule, Bashar al-Assad is quietly preparing to be re-elected.

The Syrian president has not yet announced whether he will stand for a third term, in defiance of protesters, rebel fighters and Western foes who have demanded he go; but in state-controlled parts of Damascus preparations for his candidacy are unmistakable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The anti-Assad bias in this corporate media piece is unmistakable!

Mar 07 11:06

Battles Escalate, Spanning Borders at Syria-Lebanon Frontier

The fighting continues to pick up around the Syrian border town of Yabroud, the last rebel-held town on the border with Lebanon. The fighting is escalating all the time, as both sides get reinforcements from across the increasingly meaningless border.

Mar 07 07:58

Syria: A today leaked video shows Islamists terrorists carrying on a mass execution including children

Other activists have claimed that this is actually Jabhat Al Nusra and not Isis which was impossible to confirm. Each side is sticking to his agenda. The killers were Russian speakers (probably chechens). Both Al Nusra and Isis have Chechens in their ranks and both groups are Al Qaeda affiliated.

One thing is sure: The victims were civilians. Unfortunately, people will keep on making excuses for these low life terrorists pointing them as "freedom fighters."

Mar 05 17:55

BEX ALERT - Israel says naval raid seizes Iranian shipment of advanced rockets bound for Gaza militants

Israeli naval forces raided a ship in the Red Sea early Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza that would have significantly boosted their ability to strike Israeli citizens, the military said.

The ship, the KLOS C, was carrying Syrian-made M-302 rockets and was intercepted more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) south of Israel off the coasts of Sudan and Eritrea, military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the rockets are admitted to be made in Syria, but Israel wants to put the blame on Iran.

And note that one of the photos Israel released to prove the missiles came from Iran shows a printed paper WRITTEN IN ENGLISH! And, as an alert reader pointed out, this is actually a label from a bag of cement, not a weapon!

Mar 04 09:51

Syria Christians Enter Submission Pact With Al-Qaeda

The first steps toward implementation began last week, but the Christian residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, held by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) have formally agreed to a dhimmatude agreement under Islamic Law.

A policy mostly phased out centuries ago, a dhimma (protection agreement) obliges AQI to protect the local Christian community, and allows them to practice their religion in private so long as they affirm that they are living in Muslim territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's call this what it really is: a protection racket.

I suppose the world is supposed to be happy that al-Qaeda in Iraq is no longer killing Syrian Christians outright.

Mar 04 09:36

John McCain Thanks AIPAC for Supporting Military Intervention in Syria

At the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday, U.S. Sen. John McCain thanked AIPAC for its stance in favor of American military action in Syria last summer following the Bashar al-Assad regime’s chemical attack that killed 1,429 civilians.

The Obama administration, despite previously setting a “red line” of chemical weapons use in Syria, eventually agreed to a Russian-brokered deal to place Syria’s chemical stockpile under international supervision, rather than proceeding with a military strike.

Mar 04 08:59

Assad aide: Israel sent undercover troops to Syria

In interview with Hezbollah-linked station, Buthaina Shaaban claims IDF officers physically present in Syria

Mar 04 08:56

The Damn Fool in the White House

Geopolitical conditions today are incendiary. Obama’s war on Syria rages. No end in sight looms.

Washington manipulated peace talks to fail. Odds favor full scale US intervention. Doing so risks regional war.

Apr 05 08:51

Norweigan general leads UN team into Syria to talk about UN mission to verify cease-fire

A team led by a Norwegian major general arrived Thursday in Damascus to negotiate the possible deployment of U.N. monitors for any cease-fire between Syrian troops and rebel forces.

Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesman for peace envoy Kofi Annan, reported the arrival and said the U.N. is already asking members to contribute 200 to 250 soldiers to monitor a cease-fire that officials hope would start April 10.

Annan has asked the Norwegian major-general, Robert Mood, to begin discussing with the Syrian authorities “the eventual deployment of this U.N. supervision and monitoring mission,” Fawzi said.

Such a contingent would first have to be authorized by the 15-nation Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly wouldn't hold my breath that magically, just because of a date on a calendar, that the "rebel forces" (read: hired mercs) will lay down their weapons, and sing "Kumbyah", along with Syrian forces.

My suspicion is that Annan pushed al-Assad for this deadline for cessation of hostilities because such a deadline is not achievable.

And what happens, then, on the 11th of April, if there has been no substantive cease-fire? And what world player will be willing, if not eager, to act, even without a UN mandate?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against some kind of "shadow NATO engagement" to bring about regime change, but the kind of involvement which couldn't quite be pinned directly on NATO by a very angered China and Russia, which would, reasonably, see such an action as an "end-run" against the UN, and done without any UN mandate whatever.

Apr 05 04:59

Reporter: Al Jazeera told me to ignore Syria intervention

Al Jazeera has supplied Syrian rebels with satellite communication tools to ensure telephone and Internet connection, claims Ali Hashim, a former correspondent of the Qatar-funded channel. The equipment was smuggled from Lebanon, he told RT.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 13:56

Al Jazeera Smuggled Satellite Communication Tools To Syria Rebel

A former Al Jazeera correspondent reveals the news outlet smuggled Satellite internet and phone communication tools to the Syria rebels through Lebanon.

Apr 04 12:03

US Mercenaries Intervening In Syria - Leaked Emails

Leaked emails show that US Mercenaries are working with armed terrorists in Syria to overthrow Assad at the request of and under air cover of US officials.

Apr 04 09:50

Syria: America Steps onto the Slippery Slope

As I've said before, the Syrian situation is such a mess that I don't claim to have a solution. And I guess that limits how indignant I can get about solutions that other people are pushing, including those that my government is pursuing. But could we at least be honest about we're doing? The U.S., by giving the rebels this communications equipment, is now officially helping Syrians kill other Syrians. That's a big step.

There was one other big development at the "Friends of Syria" conference that the Times story was about: Some Arab states are creating a $100 million fund to pay rebel soldiers. Put these two developments together and this looks a lot like the first few steps toward a thoroughgoing intervention by a coalition involving the U.S., Arab states, and others.

Apr 04 09:09

US: UN Must Act Against Syria After April 10 Deadline

A new UN Security Council resolution reiterating their approval of the Kofi Annan ceasefire deal in Syria and urging both sides to stop fighting by April 10 has been stalled on specific wording, with the US seemingly trying to work the resolution into some sort of mandate.

US Ambassador Susan Rice insisted that the United Nations has to act “urgently and seriously” against Syria once the April 10 deadline the Annan government agreed upon passes, assuming there is no halt to operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to US Ambassador Susan Rice to the UN: How do you get your Russian and Chinese counterparts on board with the wording of such a resolution?

And if you cannot get them on board with this UN Syrian resolution, Madam Ambassador, what then?!?!?Are we to expect NATO to attack and invade on the 11th?!?

And who the heck gave the US government the moral authority to speak for the world on this?!?

And Madam Ambassador, the short answer is, nobody!!

Apr 04 07:20

“Friends of Syria”—the antechamber of a wider Mideast war

The so-called “Friends of Syria” conference convened in Istanbul last Sunday marks a major escalation in fomenting civil war and preparing for direct imperialist intervention. What is envisioned and is being actively prepared is a bloodletting that will eclipse the death toll thus far in the Syrian conflict and a war that has the potential of triggering a global conflict threatening millions.

Led by Washington and its principal NATO allies—Britain, France and Germany—together with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the reactionary Persian Gulf oil monarchies and Turkey, the conference produced two substantive developments.