Posted in Afghanistan EU Iraq Pakistan Somalia Syria UK USA Yemen

Brown University Report: U.S.-led global ‘war on terror’ cost 1 million lives and $8 trillion

[Middle East Eye] “The US-led “war on terror” has killed nearly one million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion…

Posted in Israel Lebanon Russia Syria

After Russian warning, Israeli planes attack Syria again, using Lebanese airspace and endangering civilian flights; Lebanon complains to UN about event and repeated infringements on sovereignty

[Antiwar] “Overnight Thursday Israeli warplanes carried out attacks against the Syrian capital of Damascus and nearby Homs. As is so…

Posted in Iran Israel Syria

Iran-Israel Shadow War: Explosion at Syria’s Latakia port on ship believed to be Iranian

[The Times of Israel] “Initial reports say blast caused 2 light injuries and considerable damage, amid escalating maritime tensions in…

Posted in Iraq Syria Turkey USA

What’s happening in illegally occupied northern Syria: US building up bases, stealing grain and oil, Turkey stealing water

[Antiwar] “In the latest of what have become regular reports on the subject, the Syrian Arab News Agency provides a detailed account…

Posted in Syria Turkey Ukraine

Former Al-Qaeda commander received Turkish citizenship (and hair implant) after already scoring Ukrainian one

[SouthFront] “Turkey has long supported the al-Qaeda-affiliated so-called “moderate opposition” in Idlib, which mostly comprises Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Syria Turkey USA

Top US Diplomat: Working with terrorists in Syria would be “wise”, al-Jolani is “least bad option”

[PBS] “Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, a former leader of an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, is one of the most wanted…

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Israeli drone technology sold to Russia was pivotal for rescuing Assad in Syrian war

[Haaretz] “When Israeli-licensed military drones first took off from Syrian air force bases to stalk opponents of Bashar Assad’s regime,…

Posted in Denmark Syria

Danmark declares Syria safe, far-right poster campaign tells refugees to ‘go home to sunny Syria’

[The Telegraph] “Danish anti-immigration activists are being sharply criticised after they put up mock travel adverts in Copenhagen telling Syrian…

Posted in Syria USA

Syrian terrorist al-Jolani’s organization is “an asset” to America’s strategy in Idlib

[PBS] “Over most of two decades, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani’s life has been a roadmap of Islamist militancy in Iraq and…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

Former LtCol Daniel Davis repeats his 2020 call for a full withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Syria

[Insider] “The reason troops are in Iraq at all today is because President Barack Obama sent them to help Baghdad fend off…

Posted in Syria USA

Foreign Policy’s change of heart: Sanctions against Syria will not harm civilians / are killing civilians

[Foreign Policy] “Sanctions Against Syria Will Help, Not Harm, Civilians” “The Caesar Act is an overdue effort to starve the…

Posted in Syria UK

UK’s most senior naval officer signs Statement of Concern about Syria gas attack, ‘insulted’ by Government

[Daily Mail] “Britain’s most senior naval officer last night complained that the British Government had insulted him in a row over intelligence…

Posted in Syria USA

Ex-OPCW officials, Chomsky, Ellsberg, Wilkerson, Gabbard and others to OPCW: address alleged chemical weapons use in Syria

[Courage Foundation] “We wish to express our deep concern over the protracted controversy and political fall-out surrounding the OPCW and…

Posted in Russia Syria Turkey

Russian and Syrian missiles target oil facilities in Turkish-controlled north Syria

[The Jerusalem Post] “An unusual attack on oil facilities in Turkish-occupied northern Syria occurred on Friday evening. Locals reported large…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Lebanon Libya Pakistan Syria USA Yemen

New CODEPINK Research: US and Allies Drop 46 Bombs per Day for 20 Years

[MintPress News] “The United States has been at war for nearly every year of its existence as an independent nation,…

Posted in Syria USA

Tulsi Gabbard calls out the US dirty war on Syria that Biden, aides admit to

[The Grayzone] “As Tulsi Gabbard criticizes former Congressional colleagues for ignoring the ongoing US dirty war and sanctions on Syria,…

Posted in Iraq Libya Syria USA

Rand Paul on wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria and a “liberal form of John Bolton”

[Forbes] Rand Paul addresses Biden regime official Wendy Sherman on the U.S. wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria and the…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Syria USA

The Secret Bombing Wars of Trump and Biden

[Countercurrents] “unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other…

Posted in Syria USA

US-led Coalition to Establish New Military Base in Syria near Iraq and Turkey

[Asharq Al-Awsat] “According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a military convoy of over 50 vehicles and trucks…

Posted in Syria USA

FOIA Ruling: CIA Can Hide Records on Syrian Rebel Funding

[Courthouse News Service] “On Tuesday morning, the D.C. Circuit sided with the CIA in a dispute involving a Freedom of Information Act…

Posted in Syria USA

Syria’s First Message to President Joe Biden: ‘Withdraw Troops, Stop Stealing Oil’

[Newsweek] “Syrian permanent representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari derided U.S. actions in his country during a Wednesday virtual session of…

Posted in Syria USA

“We’re keeping the oil”: Little-known U.S. firm secures secretive Syrian oil deal

[POLITICO] “Former diplomat and special forces soldier got green light to work with Kurds to develop crude in northeastern Syria.”…

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Accusations against The Grayzone concerning Assad, Russia, Nicaragua, China, and Maduro

[Joshua Collins] “Enter Grayzone, a supposedly leftist crew of “journalists” with opaque financing and Russian support.” “This all-caps charge against…

Posted in Syria USA

U.S. May Violate International Laws Against Pillage If It Takes Syrian Oil

[NPR] “President Trump has executed a policy U-turn on Syria. He’s now tasking U.S. forces that he’d promised to withdraw…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria UK Yemen

UK PM’s husband profits from Saudi arms sales, just declared unlawful by court

[Labour Heartlands] “A court of appeal in London on Thursday declared the sale of weapons by the UK to Saudi…

Posted in Israel Syria

Israel secretly armed and funded Syrian rebels

[Foreign Policy] “Israel secretly armed and funded at least 12 rebel groups in southern Syria that helped prevent Iran-backed fighters…

Posted in Israel Syria USA

False but True: “Clinton Email: We must destroy Syria for Israel”

[PolitiFact, Snopes.com] “Hillary Clinton’s emails are back in the news — the fake news, that is. […] The article cites…

Posted in Syria USA

Sky News cuts UK general when he says Assad winning in Syria, not in his interest to use chemical weapons

[Activist Post] “An interview between Sky News and one of Britain’s former senior military officials on reports of a chemical…

Posted in Syria USA

Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas in Syria

[Newsweek, AP News] “Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by…