SYRIA: U.S Clings to “Regime Change” Fantasy

by Peter Ford, from 21st Century Wire, April 2, 2019 With the military situation largely frozen, the last two months have been marked mainly by developments involving the US – the ending of the ISIS caliphate in the US-controlled part of Syria, Trump’s U-turn over keeping US forces in Syria, and US recognition of Israel’s annexation of the Golan. US[…]

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US – Israeli Aggression in the Middle East and Beyond

Photo: Ancient Ruins, Golan Heights, Israel – These are Syrian Ruins in the Syrian Golan Heights.  The Golan Heights are no more Israeli than grandma’s traditional Hummus recipe by Judith Bello, CounterCurrents Blog, April 5, 2019 Since he came to office, Donald Trump has taken a very aggressive stand supporting Israel’s Zionist agenda in the Middle East. Early in his[…]

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Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

by Chris Hedges, 1st published on TruthDig, March 3, 2019 The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country. I spent seven years in the Middle East. I covered the despotic,[…]

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How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad

Everyone believed it to be impossible for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the Syrians, since China and Russia exercised their vetos against a Western draft resolution to do so. But no! A piece of legal sleight of hand may make it possible to dodge the decision of the Security Council. The Court hopes to incriminate President Bachar el-Assad,[…]

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US Forces Will Stay in Syria

Photo: SANA, 2/2/19, US Refused to Allow Evacuation of Civilians from Al Rukban Refugee Camp which is in US occupied territory on the Jordanian border not far from Al Tanf Negotiations with the Kurds Will Be Complicated as Syria Prepares for Idlib Offensive by Elijah J Magnier, Posted on February 22, 2019 Washington declared it won’t fully withdraw its troops[…]

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Marie Colvin, Homs and Media Falsehoods about Syria

Photo: People attend a memorial service for Sunday Times writer Marie Colvin at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London, May 16, 2012. Lefteris Pitarakis | AP by Rick Sterling, published on MintPress News,  January 21, 2019 In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the[…]

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