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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Middle East and Asia Geopolitics: Shift in Military Alliances? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

30 September 2017 — Global Research 

A profound shift in geopolitical alliances is occurring which tends to undermine US hegemony in the broader Middle East Central Asian region as well as in South Asia. 

Several of America’s staunchest allies have “changed sides”. Both NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are in crisis. 

Turkey and NATO

NATO is characterized by profound divisions,  largely resulting from Ankara’s confrontation with Washington.

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Syria’s Civil War Is Almost Over… And Assad Has Won By Patrick Cockburn

10 March 2017 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Winners and losers are emerging in what may be the final phase of the Syrian civil war as anti-Isis forces prepare for an attack aimed at capturing Raqqa, the de facto Isis capital in Syria. Kurdish-led Syrian fighters say they have seized part of the road south of Raqqa, cutting Isis off from other its territory further east.

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Syria – Preparing For The Big Move On Idlib By Moon of Alabama

10 March 2017 — Moon of Alabama

During the last week significant moves in Syria have taken place east of Aleppo. But the situation there will likely soon calm down. The next intense phase of the war may well be a Syrian army attack on al-Qaeda’s position in Idlib governate in the north-west of the country.

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Growing disquiet in Washington over Russian-Iranian actions in Syria By Bill Van Auken

18 August 2016 — WSWS

Russian bombers used an air base in the northwest of Iran for a second day Wednesday to attack targets inside Syria described by Moscow as arms depots and command centers used to support jihadist militias fighting Syrian government forces for control of the city of Aleppo.

The air strikes, carried out by Tupolev-22M3 long-range bombers and SU-34 tactical bombers, mark the first time that Russia has used a base inside a third country to prosecute the bombing campaign that it began last September against Al Qaeda-linked militias and in support of the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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The European Union: Part of America’s Imperial Project: Selected Articles

20 July 2016 — Global Research

Video: The European Union: Part of America’s Imperial Project

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett, July 18 2016

The EU is a Cold War Construct, a US imperial project formulated by the Washington Consensus. The growing movement against EU domination is an anti-imperial initiative of Worldwide significance.

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Why the US Pushes an Illusory Syrian Peace Process by Gareth Porter

18 December 2015 — Middle East Eye

Why the US Pushes an Illusory Syrian Peace Process by Gareth Porter

The anti-Assad coalition led by the United States continues to stagger toward the supposed objective of beginning peace negotiations between the Syrian government and what has now been blessed as the politically acceptable “opposition”. The first such meeting was scheduled for 1 January, but no one on either side believes for a moment that any such negotiations are going to happen any time in the foreseeable future.

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Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia? By F. William Engdahl

16 November 2015 — NEO

Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia? By F. William Engdahl

453453444Washington continues making an international fool of herself by her inability to effectively counter the impression around the world that Russia, spending less than 10% of the Pentagon annually on defense, has managed to do more against ISIS in Syria in six weeks than the mighty US Air Force bombing campaign has done in almost a year and half. One aspect that bears attention is the demonstration by the Russian military of new technologies that belie the widely-held Western notion that Russia is little more than a backward oil and raw material commodity exporter.

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