Russia consolidates in East Mediterranean

Saturday, 31 December 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Turkish military convoy in border with Northern Syria (File photo)

The curtain is coming down on the brutal 11-year old Syrian conflict, which former US President and Nobel Laureate Barack Obama initiated, as the Arab Spring swept through West Asia two decades ago. The United States has suffered yet another big setback in West Asia as the year 2022 draws to a close. The unfolding Turkish-Syrian reconciliation process under Russian mediation is to be seen as a saga of betrayal and vengeance.

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Watch: Lift the criminal sanctions on Syria NOW! Please watch, share and write to your MP, media/government

Sunday, 11 December 2022 — UK Column

While all the focus is on the plight of Ukrainians facing a winter without energy, everyone seems to have forgotten that Syria has been living under western Sanctions for eleven years.

Vanessa Beeley explains the impact of sanctions on the people of Syria and appeals for everyone to assist in raising awareness, and having them lifted.

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UN expert: ‘Outrageous’ Western sanctions are ‘suffocating’ Syria, may be crimes against humanity

Monday, 14 November 2022 — Multipolarista

The UN special rapporteur said “outrageous” Western sanctions on Syria are “suffocating” millions of civilians and “may amount to crimes against humanity.” The Syrian economy has shrunk by 90%.

Ben Norton

 

Syrian children walk past ruins on their way home from school (Credit: UNOCHA/Ali Haj Suleiman)

The United Nations’ top expert on sanctions said the unilateral coercive measures that the United States and Europe have illegally imposed on Syria are “outrageous,” and she warned that they are “suffocating” millions of innocent civilians.

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Shamima Begum: Spy for Canada Smuggled Schoolgirl to Syria

Thursday, 8 September 2022 — Internationalist 360°

The issue of multinational terrorists has been the focus of Syria observers for a quite long time, as tens of thousands of jihadists and their wives marched to Syria to fight the “evil dictator”, bring down the “infidel regime”, and establish an Islamic state based on Sharia laws, where justice prevails for the Islamic Umma, as the radical Islamists have claimed for over a decade.

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Erdogan repairs Syria ties with eye on Eurasianism

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

Chairman of Turkey’s left-wing and nationalist Patriotic Party, Dogu Perincek is reportedly leading a delegation to Damascus (File photo)

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev regarding the forthcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand on September 15-16. This must be the fourth or fifth time the two leaders confabulated over the upcoming event. One lost count!

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Putin tells US to stop ‘looting’ Syria

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — Aletho News

Samizdat | July 19, 2022

The US needs to stop “stealing” the oil from the Syrian people and state, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, after meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Tehran. The three guarantors of the “Astana process” also agreed that the US should leave the trans-Euphrates, and stop making the humanitarian crisis in Syria worse with their unilateral sanctions.

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Putin’s summit next week will strengthen ties with Iran, Turkey

Iran’s underground base for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (popularly known as Drone) at an undisclosed location (File photo)

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced in Moscow on Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin will travel to Tehran on July 19, to take part in a tripartite meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts as part of the Astana peace process to end the war in Syria as well as hold a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

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Directing the Moderate Rebels: Syria as a Digital Age Crucible for Information and Propaganda Warfare

Friday, 1 July 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Ben Arthur Thomason

Syria prop

A decade into Syria’s catastrophe as one of the deadliest wars of the 21st century, we can take greater stock of its effects not just on geopolitics and Syria itself, but on imperial management strategies, information warfare, and popular culture, particularly when considering the interventions by the West and its regional allies. A key pillar of Western imperialist projects next to the hard power of bombs and economic sanctions is the soft power of diplomatic maneuvering, media and cultural imperialism, manufacturing public consent for war, and inventing realities to maintain ideological hegemony. The complementary dialectic between hard and soft power in the US led imperial project in Syria built on historical ventures in Muslim majority countries and evolved propaganda and civil society hybrid warfare strategies that may become foundational for 21st century warfare.
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U.S. Exposed as “Secret Partner” in Israeli Airstrikes Against Syria that Violate International Law

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Israel secretly coordinates Syria airstrikes with US – WSJIsrael’s F-15 fighter jets in the air over Mount Hermon in Israel near the Syrian border. [Source: rt.com]

Dirty war in Syria continues as media attention focuses elsewhere

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Israel secretly coordinates with the U.S, on many of the airstrikes it carries out in eastern Syria near the al-Tanf military base, a U.S. outpost near the Syria-Jordan border.

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SouthFront

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 — SCO

Declan Hayes

Though MI5 and CIA disinformation is a tiresome distraction to NATO’s killing fields of Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, it must be confronted to help the young volunteers of Crimea, Yemen and Syria save lives.

BBC World’s Disinformation Team latest piece of disinformation from NATO’s Ukrainian front is that a group of young Crimeans operate a “company, whose name translates as Southern Front, [which] makes and distributes pro-Vladimir Putin propaganda across YouTube, social media app Telegram, and through a website that targets areas newly under Russian control”.

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Assad renews Syria’s bonds with Iran

Monday, 9 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi (right) in talks with visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Tehran, May 8, 2022

The unannounced arrival of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Tehran on Sunday makes yet another wrinkle to the geopolitics of West Asia. In a short trip of a few hours, Assad had meetings with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raeisi and returned to Damascus.

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US nearly wiped out tens of thousands of civilians with dam strike in Syria – NYT

Friday, 21 January 2022 — RT

The military then dismissed reports of the bombing as “crazy” and preemptively blamed ISIS

US nearly wiped out tens of thousands of civilians with dam strike in Syria – NYTFILE PHOTO. The Tabqa Dam in Syria. ©Claude Salhani / Sygma via Getty Images

In 2017, the US bombed a piece of strategic infrastructure in Syria, the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates River, despite it being on a no-strike list, the New York Times reported.

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Israel is Tightening Its Grip on Syria’s Golan Heights by Creating “Facts on the Ground”

Thursday, 20 January 2022 — MintPress News

The Forgotten Occupation

Israel is Tightening Its Grip on Syria’s Golan Heights by Creating “Facts on the Ground”

In the occupied Golan Heights, the population of Settlers and Syrians is approximately equal, but experts fear that a new Israeli project will turn Syrians into a demographic minority on their own land.

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Jessica Buxbaum

Syrian Extremists Had Free Access To Western Media, Says Award Winning Syrian Photographer

Saturday, 15 January 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Patrik Paulov

Issa Toumi [Photo courtesy of Issa Touma]

Issa Touma, photographer from Aleppo, has portrayed the Syrian people before, during and after the war. But it was only when he moved to Sweden that he understood why the Western world’s image of Syria was so distorted. Despite great difficulties in Syria, he feels hopeful for the future.

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Deadly Poison Gas Attack—Blamed on the Syrian Government—Was Really a False-Flag Operation by U.S.-Funded Terrorists

November 22, 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

Prestigious Weaponry Expert Censored After Demonstrating that a Deadly Poison Gas Attack Was Really a False-Flag Operation by U.S.-Funded Terrorists

Jeremy Kuzmarov

[Source: undark.org; Collage: Steve Brown]
Top MIT Scientist Was Subject to Defamatory Attacks and Had Article Exposing Truth About Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks Pulled by Prestigious Scientific Journal

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