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…

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 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 China Hong Kong Nicaragua Russia Syria USA Venezuela

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

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…

Posted in Iran Iraq Russia Syria USA

Bizarre claims and pro-regime-change propaganda: Syria’s Assad supports ISIS, both have to be destroyed

[Los Angeles Times] “The rollback of Islamic State must come as a shock to the chorus of journalists and analysts…

Posted in Israel Jordan Russia Syria USA

Trump ends secret CIA program Timber Sycamore, started under Obama to support Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “The shuttering of the C.I.A. program, one of the most expensive efforts to arm and train…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Kerry: US let ISIS rise in Syria to overthrow Assad

[Mondoweiss] “Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N.  The meeting was secretly…

Posted in France Libya Syria USA

Decades of Hillary Clinton controversies exposed: LaFarge, Libya, Syria, terrorism and the presidential nomination

[Observer] “One of the most troubling revelations exposed by Wikileaks has been completely ignored by mainstream media. On August 1, Wikileaks shared…

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Operation Timber Sycamore: Saudis provide money and arms, U.S. trains Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy…

Posted in Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

VP Biden: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE armed and funded Al Qaeda in Iraq (now ISIS) and Al Nusra

[The Daily Beast] “Vice President Joe Biden is apologizing again for speaking the truth.” ““My constant cry was that our…

Posted in Libya Qatar Syria Turkey USA

Syrian rebels get weapons from Libya with the help of Qatar, Turkey, U.S.

[The New York Times] “During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s…

Posted in Croatia Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey

NYT: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Croatia involved in arms trafficking to Syrian Rebels with CIA aid

[The New York Times] “With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to…

Posted in Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Obama and senior officials know that arms sent to ‘moderate rebels’ go to Jihadists in Syria

[The New York Times] “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups…

Posted in Iran Israel Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Hillary Clinton: US regime-change policy in Syria is in “operational” phase, as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms

[The Nation] “The Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA are making war plans for Syria. And they’re pretty much…

Posted in China Israel Jordan Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

US plans regime change in Syria; Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms assisted by CIA; RAND Corporation wants more

[The New York Times] “Even with fighting raging in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad digging in, the State Department and…

Posted in Iraq Lebanon Syria Turkey

Syria protests infiltrated by armed jihadists provoking army into deadly fights, weapons smuggled in from Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

[The Times] “The previous week four protesters had been shot dead for trying to block the main road between Damascus,…

Posted in Syria UK USA

WikiLeaks reveals U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition under both Bush and Obama, Assad blames foreign conspiracy for unrest

[The Washington Post] “The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that…

Posted in Syria

Syrian security forces kill nine protesters, seize weapons and cash from al-Omari Mosque

[Daily Mail] “Fresh violence in a southern Syrian city has left nine people dead today.” “That made it the deadliest…

Posted in Syria

First deaths in Syria protests: seven police and four protesters killed in Daraa

[Israel National News] “Continued protests in Syria claim lives of seven police and four protesters, and result in burning a…

Posted in Syria USA

“Democracy promotion” – The Bush administration’s covert efforts to destabilize the Syrian government

[TIME] “The Bush Administration has been quietly nurturing individuals and parties opposed to the Syrian government in an effort to…