Syria Newslinks 19-24 June 2019

24 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

The Economic Entrails at the Heart of the ‘Deal of the Century’
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/25/economic-entrails-at-heart-of-deal-century/

As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/as-conflict-with-iran-escalates-path-to-peace-can-be-found/

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Turkey begins to openly combat Syrian troops

18 June 2019 — Inforos

This may spoil Moscow-Ankara relations

Yury Veselov, military observer, Inforos

The Defense Ministry of Turkey officially confirmed on June 16, 2019 that Turkish artillery was involved in shelling Syrian governmental army positions near Tell Bazam in the “de-escalation zone” in the northwest of the Idlib province. This was allegedly “made in agreement with the Russian side as response to accurate data indicating from where two Turkish observer posts were attacked.”

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Syria and War Propaganda: Robert Stuart vs the BBC

7 June 2019 — 21st Century Wire

The Living Dead: Still image from the BBC’s unbelievable ‘napalm attack’ scene in Panorama’s controversial documentary, “Saving Syria’s Children.”

By Susan Dirgham and Rick SterlingIt’s a David vs Goliath story. A former local newspaper reporter, Robert Stuart, is taking on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stuart believes that a sensational video story about an alleged atrocity in Syria “was largely, if not entirely, staged.”  The BBC would like it all to just go away. But like David, Stuart will not back down or let it go.

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4 TONS OF C-4 U.S. MANUFACTURED FOUND IN DER’AH AND STORED BY ISIS!!! SAA GRINDS NUSRA IN BOTH HAMA AND IDLIB by Ziad Fadel

11 June 2019 — Syrian Perspective

Don’t you just love hypocrisy?  Don’t you love it when Evangelicals like Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence pontificate about Christianity and their ideological love for all things Zionist?  Isn’t it just beautiful when Syrian security services come upon 4 tons of C-4 all manufactured in the United States?  On June 1, 2019, that’s exactly what happened.

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Syria Newslinks 11 June 2019

11 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Americans Pay Price for Criminal Wars From Mass Shootings at Home
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/11/americans-pay-price-for-criminal-wars-from-mass-shootings-at-home/

Syria: Western Media Glorification Of Syrian Jihadist Is A Sign That The War Is Far From Its End
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/06/11/syria-western-media-glorification-of-syrian-jihadist-is-a-sign-that-the-war-is-far-from-its-end/

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Witness Testimonies Reveal Gorgon Face of White Helmets ‘Humanitarian Activities’

10 June 2019 — South Front 

It seems that Russia has started apparently late, but still important efforts to counter the White Helmets propaganda narrative in Syria.

The Director of the Foundation for the Study of Democracy, Maxim Grigoriev, presented the 250-page study “White Helmets: Terrorist Accomplices and a Source of Disinformation,” on April 25th, 2019. He initially presented his research at event held by the Russian Mission to the UN on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12th.

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US Forces Destroy Syrian Oil While Enforcing Sanctions By Steven Sahiounie

6 June 2019 — Global Research

Domestic oil tankers attacked resulting in casualties

The U.S. military attacked three Syrian oil tankers, destroying all and killing four of their drivers.  The tankers were carrying Syrian oil, pumped from Syrian oil wells, and driving on Syrian territory.  The U.S. justified the attack and murders while enforcing the U.S. sanctions against Syria, which prohibit the purchase or importation of any oil.  The oil was pumped from Syrian oil wells under the occupation of the U.S. ally in Syria and then sold to the Syrian government, for the needs of the civilians in the regions under Syrian control.

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Explaining Russia’s Position on Idlib

4 June 2019 — The Saker

by Ollie Richardson for The Saker Blog

Over the past five years my work in the information space has been consciously aimed at explaining why the Russian military does and doesn’t do certain things, whether it be in relation to Ukraine, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Venezuela, etc, and why demanding that Putin bombs everything in sight is exactly what the CIA wants so-called “pro-Russians” to say. Yet I haven’t exhausted (maybe I never will exhaust it?) this topic because it is so vast and, ultimately, complex. And it is because of this seemingly insurmountable complexity that questions like “Why doesn’t Russia liberate all of Ukraine”, “Why doesn’t Russia save Donetsk and Lugansk in the same way it saved Crimea?”, “Why doesn’t Russia boot America out of Syria?”, etc are asked on social media.

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