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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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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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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Aleppo’s Liberation Four Years Ago: Lest We Forget

by Jan Oberg, initially published on The Transnational, December 13, 2020 A retrospective on the turning point in Syria, where the western powers drive to destroy the Syrian government and the fabric of Syrian society was checked and diverted into its current twisted formulation.   I think Jan is right that we should not forget what went before and how we[…]

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Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly of Empire

by Lee Camp, published on Consortium News, October 12, 2020 Most Americans don’t know reality. They know their personal reality, but unfortunately their reality is thoroughly detached from real pure, uncut reality. For example, do they know that police across the country work with corporations to criminalize journalism? Do they know that large PR companies created a false reality to[…]

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