ATTENTION: ISIS’ online ‘Training Manual’ teaches how to look as a westerner and build bombs

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A detailed Islamic State “secret agent” training manual has been distributed on the Internet and is designed to provide prospective ISIS supporters in Western nations with ways to disguise themselves and their motives when trying to plan and carrying out “lone wolf” attacks and espionage missions.

The 71-page e-book, which was originally published in March and has recently resurfaced on the Internet, includes wide-ranging suggestions for the group’s radicalised sympathisers in the West who are looking to make significant contributions to the terror group’s jihad, Radio Free Europe reported.

The ebook, which contains 11 chapters, advises extremists in the west not to show any signs that they’re devout Muslims so that they do not raise suspicion from national and local law enforcement agencies.

The book’s first chapter, titled “Hiding the Extremist Identity,” tells extremists in the West not to grow their beard out, if they haven’t already, which is contradictory…

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Secret British Papers on Afghanistan Reveal Parallels With Syria Tactics

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Hypocrisy, subversion and dirty propaganda tricks are the hallmarks of Western handling of conflicts in the wider Middle East, British Foreign Office (FCO) papers reveal. A batch of FCO files on the Afghan insurgency of the 1980s has just been released by the National Archives in London.

When in December 1979, the Soviet Union had to intervene in Afghanistan to stop the country turning into a haven for fundamentalist terror groups, the collective West accused Moscow of aggression and a land grab. Sanctions were imposed, the 1980 Moscow Olympics were boycotted by the US and some of its client states, and what the West called “moderate” opposition to the government of Babrak Karmal, were given money and weapons to “bleed the Soviets to the last Afghan,” as Selig Harrison, a Washington Post correspondent and a long-time Afghanistan watcher with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace think tank put it. His objective media reports from Afghanistan were dismissed by Washington…

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Bashar al-Jaafari: “It’s impossible to defeat ISIS in Syria before defeating it in Turkey”

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New York, 25/8/2016 ~ Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the flagrant Turkish violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian state and the aggression on the Syrian city of Jarablus in Aleppo countryside came under the air cover of the US-led coalition’s air force which has frequently violated the Syrian sovereignty during the past two years.

In an interview with the Russian Sputnik news agency on Wednesday, al-Jaafari stressed thatit is impossible to defeat ISIS in Syria without first defeating it in Turkey,”asking“How can Turkey say that it is fighting ISIS in Jarablus if Turkey itself allowed the establishment of ISIS and helped in the development of it by providing thousands of Toyota cars and other branded cars with built-in weapons? It further provided funds from the Gulf States to purchase weapons from Ukraine, Croatia, Bulgaria and other countries.”

Al-Jaafari affirmed that…

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The Photographer of the Viral Image from Aleppo about the “Boy in the Ambulance” Is a Member of “Nour al-Din al-Zenki”, the Terrorist Gang Responsible for the Beheading of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in July

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This article may disturb some readers.
The purpose of sharing it
is to convey the complexities of the Syrian conflict

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The Canary ~ Information Clearing House(submitted by 'Lone Bear' and 'SyrianPatriot')

The photojournalist behind the viral images of ‘the boy in the ambulance‘, which continue to make headlines around the world, has been identified by the Associated Press (AP) as Mahmoud Raslan (also spelled Rslan). His photo of a shell-shocked boy who barely survived an airstrike in Aleppo has captured the hearts and emotions of millions and conveyed a powerful momentary glimpse into the senseless and horrific devastation endured by Syria’s innocent children. But while some praise Raslan, he appears to have some horrific skeletons in his own closet.

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Raslan’s social media history reveals a bizarre twist, which demonstrates the ironies and complexities of the Syrian conflict. The photographer has posted photos of himself posing with known child-killers…

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Humanitarian Wars & Media Manipulation: Aleppo Poster Child

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The Aleppo Poster Child

By Paul Craig Roberts(submitted by 'The Old Sniper' & 'Lone Bear')

Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Alleppo. 

Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Alleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad.

As for the little boy in the propaganda picture, he does not seem to be badly injured. Let us not forget the tens of thousands of children that Washington’s wars and bombings of 7 Muslim countries have killed without any tears shed by CNN anchors, and let us not forget the 500,000 Iraqi children that the United Nations concluded died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, children’s deaths that Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said were worth it.

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All we know that Western media outlets are the most unbiased and independent around the world. And CNN is one of the best among them. Let’s look at CNN’s coverage of the situation with Palestinian boy beheaded by US-backed ‘moderate rebels’ from the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki (GRAPHIC FOOTAGE).

Nour al-Din al-Zenki is a militant group that recieves support from the US and is affiliated to the Supreme Military Command (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). In other words, these guys are the same “moderate rebels” that US State Department supports in Syria in every statement.

Yesterday’s CNN post about the situation:

mistakeBy today, they’ve updated the title, a little bit:


According to CNN, the Nour al-Din al-Zenki released a statement at its Facebook page, calling the killing an “individual mistake” and said it would investigate “the human rights abuses that were shared on social media sites.”

However, the group’s highest ranked commanders…

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President al-Assad’s interview with NBC News ~ [Full Transcript and Full Video in English]

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(Damascus, 14/7/2016) ~ President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to NBC News. Following is the full video and transcript:

Full Video of the interview in English
with Arabic subtitles

Full Transcript

NBC Journalist: Mr. President, thank you for having us and allowing NBC News to ask you some important questions.

President Assad: You’re most welcome in Damascus.

Question 1: A few weeks ago, you told lawmakers here that you would retake every inch of Syria. The U.S. State Department called that “delusional.” You’re a long way from winning this war, aren’t you? Never mind retaking every inch of Syria.

President Assad: Actually, the Syrian Army has made a lot of advancement recently, and that is the goal of any army or any government. I don’t think the statement for the United States is relevant. It doesn’t reflect any respect to the international law, to the Charter of the United Nations. It doesn’t…

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President al-Assad: “Western nations attack Syrian government openly and deal with it secretly” ~ [Full Text, Video ~ Interview to Australian SBS TV]

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Damascus, 1 July 2016 ~ President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the Australian SBS TV channel in which he criticized the double standards of the West- openly attacking the Syrian government politically, but continuing to deal with it through back channels-calling for a more humanitarian and less costly solution to refugee crisis through stopping support to the terrorists.

The following is the full video and text of the interview:



Journalist: Mr. President, thank you for speaking with SBS Australia.

President Assad: You’re most welcome in Syria.

Question 1: It’s now more than five years since the Syrian crisis began. It’s estimated somewhere around a quarter of a million people have been killed, many of them civilians. There’s an undeniable humanitarian disaster. How far into the crisis do you think you are, and is there an end in sight?

President Assad: Of course, there…

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Why Do People in the West Still Believe the Official Lies About Syria?

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Originally appeared at American Herald Tribune

Well-documented facts pertaining to the 9/11 wars, all supported by sustainable evidence, have barely made inroads into the collective consciousness of Western media consumers.

The War on Syria is no exception.  Despite the presence of five years of sustainable evidence that contradicts the Western narratives, people still believe the “official” lies.

The consensus of ignorance is sustained by what Michel Chossudovsky describes as an “American Inquisition”. Beneath the protection of this psychological operation, the engineered enemy is Islam, and the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) has become a brand to disguise imperial wars of aggression as “humanitarian”.

Thus, huge sums of public monies are diverted from worthwhile, domestic projects, such as healthcare, schools, and roads, to support a criminal Project for a New American Century (PNAC) that is globalizing death, poverty, and destruction as the U.S led empire tries to impose a  unilateral model…

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President al-Assad: “Victory of Syrian people and allies would help establish a more balanced world”

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(SANA) ~ President Bashar al-Assad said on Saturday the victory of the Syrian people and their allies in the war against terrorism would contribute to establishing a more balanced and just world.

Such a world would stand up to the attempts of the imperialist West and its agents in the region at imposing its will that goes against the interests of the region’s peoples, who are committed to their sovereignty and self-determination right, added the President during a meeting with Kamal Kharrazi, Head of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations of the Iranian Supreme Leader’s Administration.

The Iranian official affirmed that supporting Syria, be it on the level of fighting foreign-backed terrorism or in the political track, is a firmly established strategic policy for Iran.

This policy is firm inasmuch as the Iranian leadership realizes that the ultimate aim of the fierce attack on Syria is to undermine its pivotal…

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Chemical Alert: Erdogan’s regime accused of complicity in the delivery of sarin gas to terrorist gangs after fresh chemical attacks

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Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of aiding sarin gas delivery to rebels after fresh chemical attacks. In an interview with RT, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia accused Turkey of providing a clear transit route for the chemical weapons that were deployed against them near the city of Aleppo on Tuesday.

Syrian anti-government ‘militants’ took advantage of the ceasefire to launch attacks against a Kurdish-controlled area near Aleppo in northern Syria, Redur Xelil told RT.

The attackers targeted a civilian district of what was once Syria’s biggest city, and has since become a key battleground.

According to Xelil, the shells emitted an “unnatural smell”and “yellow smoke” upon impact, indicating that chemical weapons were involved.


“Our sources inside the rebel groups have confirmed that toxic substances were used. We also have verified information that sarin gas was delivered to them from Turkey. All signs point to the fact that these factions…

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Syrian Kurds: “Turkey Providing ‘Clear Transit Route’ for Sarin Gas Deliveries to ISIS”

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(By Stuart Hooper, 21stCenturyWire) ~  In an interview with RT, a spokesman for the Syria’s Kurdish YPG has accused the Turkish government of providing a ‘clear transit route’ for sarin gas deliveries to ISIS in Syria:

“Our sources inside the rebel groups have confirmed that toxic substances were used,”

“We also have verified information that sarin gas was delivered to them from Turkey,”

“All signs point to the fact that these factions were using banned weapons, but we cannot access the launching area, as it is located on the front between the Turkish and rebel forces,”

“This attack was a failure, but this doesn’t mean that there won’t be another one. We are convinced the enemy has improvised shells containing phosphorus and sarin gas”.


The shells were launched against a Kurdish controlled territory near Aleppo, emitting an ‘unnatural smell’ and ‘yellow smoke’ upon impact

Unlike Iraq, where chemical weapons…

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Saudi FM Secretly Visits Israel after Israeli Officials Visit Riyadh

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Saudi ambassador to Washington Adel al-Jubeir

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir accompanied by the Saudi intelligence chief Khaled al-Hamidan made a secret visit to Israel during the past few days. Elsewhere other reports indicate that the visit was meant to discuss joint Israeli-Saudi military operations against Syria and Lebanon. During the clandestine visit, Adel al-Jubeir met with officials of the Israeli regime’s spy agency Mossad.

He also met with the regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu and urged Tel Avivi regime to intensify military operations against Syria with the aim of overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad.

Elsewhere, high-ranking Israeli regime officials visited the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in the last few weeks to plot against Iran.

In a report, Israeli regime’s channel 10 added that said that the delegation was headed by a prominent Israeli official.

The visit was not the first one to the Kingdom, but the Israeli regime’s Military Censor prohibits the reports talking about such visits, according…

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Turkey’s Defense Ministry envoy sent to Israel to get Israeli weaponry

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The Kuwati newspaper “al-Jarida” reported that a special envoy, appointed by Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, has been sent to Israel in order to get Israeli made weapons and aircraft equipment as a condition for the return to normalized relations between the two countries…

Also “The Jerusalem Post” confirmed this event:

A representative appointed by Turkey’s Defense Ministry has been sent to Israel in order to procure Israeli made weapons and aircraft equipment as a condition for the return to normalized relations between the two countries, Arab media reported Wednesday.

According to Kuwati based newspaper publication al-Jarida, Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz sent a special envoy Tuesday to meet with Israel’s security echelon in order to negotiate financial terms concerning weapons sales.

The Turkish government made clear that the weapons sales, including the purchasing of unmanned aerial vehicles, was part of a wider framework agreement in…

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Protecting al-Qaeda: Please Don’t Attack Nusra-FSA-Ahrar-Jihadist ‘Rebels’ ~ [Brilliant Analysis by Steven Chovanec]

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“What Russia is bombing in actuality is an al-Qaeda, extremist dominated opposition embedded with CIA-backed ‘rebels’ operating under their control. The not-so-moderates only operate under license from, and in support of, the Salafi jihadists, openly expressing their solidarity with them, labelling them as ‘brothers’, and begging the U.N. to protect them.

Due to porous links between Free Syrian Army, other Islamist groups like al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham, and ISIS, there have been prolific weapons transfers from ‘moderate’ to Islamist militant groups”


Please Don’t Attack Al-Qaeda

(By Steven Chovanec, UndergroundReports) ~ In the weeks leading up to the agreed upon cessation-of-hostilities (CoH) agreement between the US and Russia, it was John Kerry’s diplomacy that was instrumental in “downgrading” the truce from a more forceful and legally binding ‘ceasefire’ agreement to the less intensive ‘cessation-of-hostilities’ now taking effect.

As described by Kerry: “So, a ceasefire has a great many…

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President of Syria, Dr. Bashar al-Assad: “Part of the disaster is not only because the terrorists are killing, destroying; it’s because of the Western embargo that affected every Syrian citizen with no exception” ~ [ Full Text and Video]

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President Bashar Hafez al-Assad: “Part of the disaster or nightmare is not only because the terrorists are killing and destroying; it’s because of the Western embargo on Syria that affected every Syrian citizen with no exception.

What those officials are ready to do in order to help alleviate this pain and nightmare in Syria?  What are they going to do in order to make pressure and exert influence on countries supporting terrorists like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar in order to force them to stop smuggling terrorists and armaments and giving them all kinds of logistical support?  That’s the question.  

When all those countries agree, or let’s say, have the will to do their duty regarding this, I can assure you that we won’t have a problem to stop this nightmare in Syria”.


(1 March 2016) ~ President Bashar Assad asserted that terrorists breached the cessation of hostilities agreement…

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The threatened Kerry’s “Plan B” is the evidence that the USA is a rogue state, father of al-Qaeda and of the worst scoundrels terrorists in the world

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Sticking point in Syria truce:
Washington’s support for Al Qaeda

By Bill Van Auken, WSWS

Testifying Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry faced intensely hostile questioning as he defended a Syrian “cessation of hostilities” reached with Moscow that is supposed to go into effect this weekend.

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California suggested that the agreement might be little more than a “rope-a-dope” deal, while the committee’s Republican chairman, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, warned that Russia would “continue to kill the folks that are our friends and allies.”

Kerry responded by stressing that there was a “significant discussion taking place now about a Plan B,” presumably entailing a major escalation of the US military intervention in Syria and a potential armed confrontation with Russia, should the truce deal fail to further Washington’s aims.

The key sticking point in the US-Russian deal is precisely the…

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Presidents al-Assad, Putin stress the importance of going ahead in combating ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations

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Presidents al-Assad and Putin stress the importance of going ahead in combating Daesh, Jabhat al-Nusra and other mercenary gangs: the Obama administration [with his genocidal Ottoman friends and Gulf’s cutthroats] instead calls for the suspension of military operations against them: who is that really want to fight…

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John Kerry’s “Plan B” consists in breaking up Syria and Iraq ~ The same old [Zionist] project for a “New Middle East”…updated

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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East:

The Project for a “New Middle East”

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research

This article first published by GR in November 2006 is of particular relevance  to an understanding of the ongoing process of destabilization and political fragmentation of Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

John Kerry’s “Plan B” consists in breaking up Syria and Iraq.

“Hegemony is as old as Mankind…” -Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor

The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”

This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Oil Terminal in the Eastern Mediterranean. The term and conceptualization of the “New Middle East,” was subsequently heralded by the…

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Al-Jaafari: “We don’t recognize the authority of International Commission of Inquiry on Syria”

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Syria’s Permanent Envoy to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Syrian government doesn’t recognize the authority of the The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria  and doesn’t accept discussing its members.

Al-Jaafari, at an informal session for the UN General Assembly held on Tuesday to hear a briefing from members of The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said “The selectivity and politicization became firm types in the reports and briefings of the commission that rely on fake narrations and misleading testimonies of some people out of the Syrian borders or fabricated reports of non -government organizations.”

He added “The commission ignored the testimonies of thousands of Syrians who were victims of the terrorist organizations’ crimes,” adding” it also ignored the abundant information provided by the Syrian government to the United Nations since  the beginning of the crisis through more than 600 official letters.”

Al-Jaafari regretted that the Commission would be as one of…

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[To Create a ‘Salafist Principality’ in North-Syria] Washington Asks Moscow: “Please Do Not Bomb American Troops Operating on the Ground in Northern Syria”

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Washington has requested Moscow not to bomb areas of Northern Syria where US Special Forces are being deployed. These areas are under the jurisdiction of  so-called “moderate opposition” rebels who are supported by the US and its allies.

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

The areas in question pertain to pockets of Northern Syria in which various US-NATO supported jihadist groups including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Nusrah are fighting Syrian government forces (SAA) and their allies.  These terrorist pockets are protected by the US-led coalition and Turkey:  

The Pentagon has asked Russia to stay away from parts of northern Syria where US special operations troops are training local fighters [i.e. terrorists including the Islamic State ] to combat the Islamic State group [the opposition rebels are allies of ISIS, ISIS is supported by the US and has special forces within its ranks], military officials said Thursday. The acknowledgement is significant because the…

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Pentagon mercenaries: Blackwater, Al-Qaeda… what’s in a name?

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Blackwater CASA 212 over Afghanistan dropping supplies to U.S. Army soldiersBlackwater CASA 212 over Afghanistan dropping supplies to U.S. Army soldiers. © soldiersmediacenter / Wikipedia

CIA-linked private “security” companies are fighting in Yemen for the US-backed Saudi military campaign. 

Al-Qaeda-affiliated mercenaries are also being deployed.
Melding private firms with terror outfits should not surprise.
It’s all part of illegal war making.

By Finian Cunningham ~ RT

Western news media scarcely report on the conflict in Yemen, let alone the heavy deployment of Western mercenaries in the fighting there. In the occasional Western report on Al-Qaeda and related terror groups in Yemen, it is usually in the context of intermittent drone strikes carried out by the US, or with the narrative that these militants are “taking advantage” of the chaos “to expand” their presence in the Arabian Peninsula, as reported here by the Washington Post.

Blackwater, after suffering heavy losses, abandons Taiz, Yemen
Blackwater-after suffering heavy losses

This bifurcated Western media view of Yemen

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Turk Tail Wags U.S. Dog

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A spate of atrocities over the past week suggests that the Erdogan regime in Turkey is desperately trying to goad Washington into a wider Syrian war.
Who’s giving the orders here?


(By Finian Cunningham,  SputnikNews) ~ The evidence points to Washington losing control over its regional underlings. That in turn makes the situation all the more volatile and dangerous.

In this fissile situation of rogue regimes going even more rogue, the prospect of an all-out regional and even global war is sharply increased.

It is common to think of the US and its global system of allies and clients as a top-down order. Washington is the executive and the rest are mere minions and vassals, to do as Uncle Sam beckons.


While that is largely correct, the rapidly changing world has seen a precipitous decline in American power, in line with its flagging economy. The US may…

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Coverage of the Syrian war: one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the U.S. press ~ [drafted by an honest American]

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By Stephen Kinzer,  Boston Globe,  Submitted by Mephisto Stephen Kinzer is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Follow him on Twitter @stephenkinzer. Coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history…

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Historical reflection: “Yom Kippur, October 1973: when the enemie warplanes were falling on Syrian soil like leaves in autumn” ~ (Eng-Ita, +Videoclip)

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“Yom Kippur, October 1973: when the enemie warplanes were falling on Syrian soil like leaves in autumn”


Historical reflection.

20 September 1973: The Mossad was informed of the presence in Syria of a new very effective missile system.

The Zionist Air Force sent a swarm of warplanes consisting of 63 Phantom over the skies of Tartous.

The answer of the Syrian Air Defense got no further than the classic antiaircraft response.

Israel believed in the non-effectiveness of the Syrian antiaircraft system.

16 days later, exactly the 6 October 1973, began the war better known as the War of the Yom Kippur.

Zionist warplanes were falling on Syrian soil, like the leaves of a tree in autumn, by the action of the mythical Sam-6, Soviet-made.



Yom Kippur, Ottobre 1973: quando gli aerei nemici cadevano sul suolo siriano come le foglie in autunno

Riflessione storica.

20 settembre 1973: 

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Syrian President Dr Bashar al-Assad: “Cessation of military operations requires preventing terrorists from using it to improve their position” [Full Text, Video]

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The Syrian President, Dr. Bashar Hafez al-Assad, asserted that the cessation of military operations requires preventing the terrorists from using it to improve their position, as well as preventing other countries, especially Turkey, from sending more recruits, more terrorists, more armaments, or any kind of logistical support to terrorists, adding that the Russian and the Iranian support were essential for the Syrian Army to make its advancement.

Excerpt of President Bashar Al-Assad’s interview
with EL PAIS Newspaper – 

Excerpt of President Bashar Al-Assad’s interview
with EL PAIS Newspaper – 

This came in an interview given by President Assad to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Following is the full text of the interview:

Question 1: You have recently allowed humanitarian aid to go into seven besieged areas. Some claim there are at least 486,000 people living in those areas, some for even more than three years. Why did this happen…

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Putin’s Aleppo Gamble Pays Off

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(By Mike Whitney, ICH) ~ Last week’s game-changing triumph in northern Syria has moved the Russian-led coalition to within striking distance of a decisive victory in Aleppo.  After breaking a 40 month-long siege on the cities of  Nubl and Zahra, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has encircled the country’s industrial hub and is gradually tightening the noose. Crucial supply-lines to the north have been cut leaving the Sunni extremists and anti-government militias stranded inside a vast, urban cauldron. It’s only a matter of time before these disparate renegades are either killed or forced to surrender. A victory in Aleppo will change the course of the war by restoring government control over the densely-populated western corridor. This is why the Obama administration is frantically searching for ways to either delay or derail the Russian-led juggernaut and avoid the impending collapse of US policy in Syria.

Recent peace talks in Geneva were convened with one goal in…

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: “Our goal is to recapture the whole of Syria” ~ [Full Speech]

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Damascus, 12 February 2016 ~ President Bashar al-Assad gave the following interview to AFP News Agency on the developments in Syria and the region:

Journalist: Mr. President, we would like to thank you for taking the time to answer our questions in these crucial moments in the history of Syria and the region.

Question 1: How do you feel when you see tens of thousands of your citizens starving, running away from hunger, from their areas, which are being shelled by your Russian allies, and trying to cross the borders to Turkey? And how do you feel when you see the pictures of them drowning in their attempt to cross the seas?

President Assad: If we talk about emotions, I belong to this people; and it is self-evident that I have the same feelings my people have. Any scene of suffering is painful to all of us as Syrians. But as…

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Turkey helps relocation of 400 mercenary-terrorists from Idlib to fight Kurdish in Aleppo

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(FNA)- Turkey has relocated hundreds of terrorists from Idlib province to Aleppo via its soil to block the Kurdish fighters’ rapid advances in Northern Aleppo province, media reports disclosed on Sunday.

At least 400 militants have been transferred to Northern Aleppo to help the terrorists who are losing the ground to the Kurdish fighters who are backed by Russian air force, Arab media outlets said.

The Turkish army has been pounding the positions of the Kurdish fighters in both Northern Lattakia and Northern Aleppo provinces all throughout Sunday to pin down the Syrian army and popular forces and prevent them from shaking hands with the Kurdish troops that are fighting in the Northern parts of Aleppo province.

Several villages in vast areas of Afrin in Northwestern Syria came under artillery shelling by the Turkish army and terrorist groups all throughout Sunday.

The Turkish army, Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham pounded…

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Civilians reported killed in Syria as Turkey shells Kurdish position for 2nd day [+VIDEO]

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Civilians killed by Turkey shells Kurdish

At least two civilians were reportedly killed and several more injured in the village of Maryamayn in northern Syria, as the Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia positions in Aleppo province for the second day in a row on Sunday.

A video released by the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA and obtained by Ruptly shows damaged buildings and people rushing to take care of the wounded in the village of Maryamayn near the town of Afrin after reportedly undergoing a Turkish artillery attack.

Ruptly reported that at least two civilians had been killed and several injured.

At least two civilians were killed and several injured in the village of Maryamayn near Afrin in Aleppo governorate, Sunday, following reports of renewed shelling by Turkish artillery. The civilian targets are under control of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish Minister Ahmet Davutoglu informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier on Sunday that Turkey would…

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Syrian army and allies restored security on more areas in Aleppo, Lattakia, Homs, Deir Ezzor and Daraa, an increasing number of mercenary-terrorists have been killed

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The army restores security to more areas in Lattakia and Homs, kills over 100 ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor 14 February 2016 ~ An increasing number of terrorists have been killed in precise and pinpoint operations carried out by the army units and the air force in…

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22 Daesh mercenary-terrorists executed under President al-Assad portrait

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Syrian Spetsnaz in Action

syrian-eagle22 terrorists have been eliminated in the Daesh headquarters by a group of diversionists.

Revengers managed to get inside, as they put on the same clothes the Daesh (ISIS) fighters wear.

The incident happened in the city of Al-Bukamal in eastern Syria not far from the border with Iraq.

Having shot down the fighters, the men left the headquarters, but before that they had hanged Syrian flags on the wall and two portraits of the President Bashar al-Assad.

Sabotage is assumed to have been carried out by members of the Zulfiqar Arab bedouin tribes battalion.

Simultaneously a group of fighters from the same unit blasted a car of the Daesh leader in Al-Bukamal.

The terrorist himself and four of his adherents were killed.

The Zulfikar fighters belong to the Shaytat tribe.

After the IS slaughtered their families in 2014, they went over the Syrian army.


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Syria crisis plan: Cessation of hostilities, humanitarian airdrops, peace talks in Munich, while Syrian Army & Allies can continue fighting against Daesh, Al-Nusra & every terrorist gang

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What’s not too clear to us is: but if all sides fighting in Syria, against the government of Damascus, are in one way or another terrorist organizations, or affiliated with recognized terrorist organizations (against which it was clearly stated that it is permissible to continue fighting), by who should be exercised this “ceasefire”?!?

lavrov-kerry-misturaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura (L-R) arrive for a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, February 12, 2016. © Michael Dalder / Reuters

ISSG agree on humanitarian access, political process and cessation of hostilities in Syria

(Munich, 12 february 2016) ~ The International Syria Support Group (ISSG) talks adopted a document consisting of three main parts devoted to humanitarian aid delivery, political process and cessation of hostilities.

A press conference to announce the…

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War Crimes Alert: U.S. Airforces bombed Aleppo’s hospitals, Washington liars put the blame on Russia

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Two US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assault warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo Wednesday, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two Aleppo hospitals, while there were no Russian flights over the city.

“Yesterday, at 13:55 Moscow time (10:55 GMT), two American A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew right to the city of Aleppo and bombed targets there,”Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.




Also on Wednesday, Konashenkov recalled, the Pentagon’s spokesman, Colonel Steven Warren claimed that Russian warplanes allegedly bombed two hospitals in Aleppo.

“In his words, some 50,000 Syrian have been allegedly deprived of vital services,” Konashenkov said, pointing out that Warren forgot to mention either hospitals’ coordinates, or the time of the airstrikes, or sources of information.“Absolutely nothing.”


“No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area…

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Syrian Army General Command: “Establishing control over Rabi’a area forms springboard for completely eliminating the presence of all mercenary gangs of terrorists in Lattakia countryside”

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(Lattakia, 24/1/2016, Hazem Sabbagh) ~ The General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces said that army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, established control over Rabi’a area in the northern countryside of Lattakia province on Sunday morning following a series of successful operations that resulted in establishing control over 18 towns and villages.

In a statement, the General Command said the most notable of the aforementioned towns and villages are al-Ghnaimiye, al-Qalai’e, Beit Sukkar, al-Ouainat, Khan al-Joz, Beit Riha, Bradon, al-Souda, al-Khadra, Reef Mekhtaro, al-Jamousiye, al-Saraya, al-Rayyana, al-Shakria, and a number of vantage points and hills covering an area of over 120 square kilometers, and this was achieved after eliminating large numbers of terrorists while others fled towards the Turkish borders as their ranks suffered a complete breakdown.

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The statement pointed out that the significance of this achievement lies in the…

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The Syrian opposition circus comes to town

Mideast Shuffle

This article was originally published on RT’s Op-Edge on December 22, 2015

In January, the Syrian government will – ostensibly – sit across the negotiating table from ‘the Syrian opposition’ to decide on the structure and make-up of a transitional government that promises to end the 5-year Syrian conflict.

The ‘Syrian opposition,’ we are told by US Secretary of State John Kerry, will be selected by ‘Syrians’ and will therefore be ‘representative.’

“This is not about imposing anything on anyone,” Kerry remarked about the Vienna process, convened to broker a Syrian peace – which was negotiated by 20 countries, but without the involvement of Syrians.

“I want to be clear: the Syrian people will be the validators of this whole effort,” said Kerry again – lest we forget. This is just before he instructed us that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot hold any long-term position in Syria: “Asking the opposition…

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