Syria’s Jolani Gets a Makeover

by Steven Sahiounie, published on MidEast Discourse, February 9, 2021 The administration of President Joe Biden may use a new tactic to bring Damascus to its knees. The ‘regime-change’ policy of Obama, which spawned ‘forever-wars’ in Libya and Syria, has a new twist. Biden could choose to solve the Syrian conflict through diplomacy, but he may have tasked Secretary of[…]

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Solidarity with Evaluating Biden’s Yemen policy: Bait and switch

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, February 8, 2021 Feb. 7 — President Joe Biden seemed to announce an end to Washington’s complete support for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen last week, reversing Trump’s and even the Obama/Biden administration’s public policy. He called the war a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe.” In his first presidential foreign policy speech on Feb.[…]

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The dark side of the Kurdish militias revealed in Qamisli stand-off

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, January 27, 2021 Occasionally it is good to look at the near view of the consequences of US aggression. This is interesting because the Syrian government and SAA have gone out of their way to avoid antagonizing the Kurds despite their connection with the US. The Syrian Government rejects Kurdish autonomy within Syria,[…]

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Stop the War on Yemen

A really interesting and informative discussion of the hybrid war against Yemen and what you can do about it from our friends in Chicago. Well worth your time to watch. The US not only provides all kinds of military assistance to the Saudis but is allied with al Qaeda in Yemen. The US is in this war and contributing to[…]

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Resistance is not Futile: A Brief History of Lebanon’s Hezbollah

by Steve Lalla, published on CounterPunch, January 15, 2021 Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has inspired fear within the Empire through both armed struggle and its success in electoral politics. For effectively wielding this double-edged sword, the “Party of God” has been vilified by countless politicians and media outlets. From its birth as an armed resistance to Israeli attacks on Lebanon[…]

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UN Expert: Crippling US Sanctions on Syria

by Aaron Mate, published on Syria Solidarity Movement, January 15, 2021        (originally published on The Grayzone, January 14) Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions[…]

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U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

Statement from Socialist Action National Committee, published on Socialist Action, January 11, 2021 President Trump’s waning months at the White House saw him cloistered with his top National Security team of warmakers considering whether to launch yet another round of deadly missile strikes against Iran. In the same timeframe, the ongoing U.S. imperial war against Syria saw multiple U.S.-Israeli-orchestrated missile[…]

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The Syria Charity Scam

by Paul Larudee, from Syria Solidarity Movement, January 5, 2020 Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, the Syrian American Medical Society, the White Helmets, Islamic Relief USA, CARE and other major tax-deductible charities all advertise that they are providing humanitarian aid to Syrians. Their ads can be found in Facebook, Twitter and other social media on a regular basis.[…]

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