Turkey faces quagmire in Syria By M.K. Bhadrakumar

20 August 2019 — Indian Punchline

Militants from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham fire anti-aircraft gun mounted on pickup truck in Syria’s Idlib province last week

The three-year old Russian-Turkish tango in Syria has been incisive, exciting and provocative, but the inability of the two partners to trust each other or surrender to the care and needs of the other has deprived the relationship of the energies to work symbiotically.

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Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacks

4 August 2019 — RT

Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacksEliot Higgins. ©REUTERS/Simon Dawson / Tulsi Gabbard. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Running as an anti-war candidate in the US comes with a target painted on your back that draws fire from those rooting for foreign interventions. In case of Tulsi Gabbard, it includes a lengthy piece on chemical attacks in Syria.

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Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda

1 August 2019 — Mint Press

Cotler’s campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His “humanitarian” branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel.

WaPo Publishes Gabbard Smear Piece Filled With Blatant Lies by Caitlin Johnstone

3 August 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

The Washington Post, which is wholly owned by a CIA contractor who is reportedly working to control the underlying infrastructure of the global economy, has published a shockingly deceitful smear piece about Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in the wake of her criticisms of her opponent Kamala Harris’ prosecutorial record during the last Democratic debate.

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Syria News Links 29 July – 2 August 2019

2 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Opinion: Why Kamala Harris Is Unfit to Be President
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/08/01/opinion-why-kamala-harris-is-unfit-to-be-president/

Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda
https://www.mintpressnews.com/irwin-cotler-white-helmets-israel-whitewashing/261073/

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Does the U.S. army really intend to leave Syria? By Adel Karim

30 July 2019 — Off Guardian

Last December, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the Pentagon started the process of withdrawing its troops from Syria. Even then, many people were quite skeptical about the words of the American president while a number of political analysts and experts noted that the Americans are unlikely to pull out their troops from Syria, taking into account the interests of Washington in the Middle East.

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Syria News Links 6 July 2019

6 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Suspending Chris Williamson: The Fury And The Fakery
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/suspending-chris-williamson-the-fury-and-the-fakery/

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ActivistPost/~3/ebOPvtBDCAE/iran-threatens-seizure-of-uk-oil-tanker-if-iranian-oil-tanker-not-released.html

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Debunking the rumors about Russia caving in to Israel

3 July 2019 — The Saker

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review]

This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called “alternative media and blogosphere” about Putin “selling out” Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that it was not triggered by any kind of event or statement by Putin or any other senior Russian decision-makers. True, Israeli politicians made numerous trips to Russia, but each time they walked away without anything tangible to show for their efforts. As for their Russian counterparts, they limited themselves to vague and well-intentioned statements. Nonetheless, the “Putin sold out to Netanyahu” campaign did not stop.

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