Selected Articles: The Downing of Russian Aircraft Over Syria

19 September 2018 — Global Research News

Video: Syrian Forces Accidentally Shot Down Russian IL-20

By South Front, September 18, 2018

In the evening of September 17, the Syrian province of Latakia came under a large-scale aerial attack, which targeted a power station as well as two facilities belonging to the Syrian military. There were also reports on air strikes in other parts of the country but they were not confirmed. Continue reading

Palestinians suffer as Trump tears up rules-based order By Jonathan Cook

19 September 2018 — Jonathan Cook

However ineffectual international institutions have proved, the US, like Israel, still prefers to be without them altogether

The National – 19 September 2018

Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table.

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The West Hates Peace in Syria: From De-Escalation to Almost World War III in Just Two Hours By Federico PIERACCINI

19 September 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

On the 17th of September, an important meeting was held in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria, in particular Idlib. A few hours after the agreement between the two leaders was reached, there was a French-Israeli strike on Syria’s coastal area of Latakia, causing the loss of a Russian Air Force Il-20 aircraft and bringing the world to the brink of a thermonuclear war.

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Israel’s Failed Attempt to Start WWIII Is the Beginning of the End in Syria By Tom Luongo

19 September 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

There is one thing that Israel fears more than anything else in Syria. The loss of its ability to fly its F-16’s with impunity and hit whatever targets it wants claiming defensive measures to stop Iran, their existential enemy.

Israel finally admitted to carrying out over 200 such missions over the past 18 months, only a few of which ever made any kind of international media, recently.

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Media Lens: Propaganda Blitz – A New Media Lens Book And An Urgent Appeal For Support

19 September 2018 — Media Lens 

When we started Media Lens in 2001, our guiding aspiration was that independent, web-based activism would have a profoundly positive impact on public discourse.

Hard to believe now, but we nurtured hopes that the greater honesty and compassion of thousands of non-corporate media activists would force traditional media to improve. ‘Mainstream’ outlets that continued to sell elite bias as objective Truth would be relentlessly exposed, become a laughing stock – they would simply have to raise their game. Continue reading

The Dutch Investigation into Flight MH17 and Kiev’s Veto By Prof. Kees van der Pijl

19 September 2018 — Global Research

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Prism of Disaster. Except from Chapter 5, ‘Aftermath. A failed state on NATO’s front line’

Towards Kiev’s Veto 

The Dutch government, soon to be given charge of the investigation, ruled out any dealings with the insurgency. After foreign secretary Timmermans at the UN called local volunteers ‘thugs’ on 21 July, falsely accused them of robbing the victims’ corpses, the option of negotiating with the insurgents was effectively closed. Although the Dutch government later apologised, contact was now only possible via the OSCE. A Dutch public prosecution team did fly to Ukraine, but it remained in Kiev to discuss matters with the coup government. Australian experts on the other hand arrived at the scene of the disaster without delay, as did a Malaysian team led by prime minister Najib Razak. As noted, it received the Boeing’s black boxes from the insurgents without any fuss and passed them on to the Netherlands on the 22nd of July. When the recorders were forwarded to London for analysis, Kiev, apparently concerned they would reveal damaging information, claimed that the insurgents had manipulated them, something that is practically impossible. 

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White Helmets keep conjuring up chemical weapons provocation in Idlib — diplomat

18 September 2018 — TASS

UNITED NATIONS, September 18. /TASS/. Militants entrenched in Syria and activists of the White Helmets grouping continue conjuring up a provocation in the Idlib zone of de-escalation, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday at a meeting of the UN Security Council that discussed the situation in Syria. Continue reading