Category Syria

Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century

A United Nations study found that war and climate change were the driving forces of an increase in malnutrition worldwide in 2016.

Entire Families are Being Killed by U.S. Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria

U.S. commander: “we shoot every boat we find.”

RMG Interview at the Hands Off Syria Conference in Sydney, Australia

An eye-opening analysis of the Syrian conflict from down under.

Mary Beaudoin | White Phosphorous and U.S. Bombs on Iraqi and Syrian Cities

Strikes in Iraq and Syria:
As of June 5, 2017, the U.S. has conducted 17,632 strikes in Iraq and Syria (8,836 Syria/8,796 Iraq)

After Hersh Investigation, Media Connive in Propaganda War on Syria by Jonathan Cook

Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection.

Seymour Hersh | SYRIA: Trump‘s Red Line

“What doesn’t occur to most Americans” the adviser said, “is if there had been a Syrian nerve gas attack authorized by Bashar, the Russians would be 10 times as upset as anyone in the West.

Anti-Fascism and Revolution

The network of fascists that adopted national liberation as a guiding principle then began to infiltrate leftist networks and commit terrorist attacks against innocent civilians across Europe.

Ajamu Baraka A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians

The corporate media perceive no Black peace opinion worth measuring.

NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

In all these cases, the Times and other Western news outlets behaved as if there was only one acceptable side to the story, the one that the U.S. government was pushing…

Chris Hedges, On Contact: The Uncivil War on Syria with Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

Discussing the US role in the Syrian conflict.

A Multi-Level Analysis of the US Cruise Missile Attack on Syria and Its Consequences

What is evident is that the Syrians did not drop chemical weapons from their aircraft and that no chemical gas was ever stored at the al-Shayrat airbase.

US Intelligence Already Knows Assad Did Not Drop Chemical Weapons

Donald Trump’s decision to launch cruise missile strikes on a Syrian Air Force Base was based on a lie.

Dan Rather Slams Journalists Who Hailed Donald Trump’s Bombs As ‘Presidential’

Whether this should have been a unilateral action is something we all must consider.

Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical

No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual

Glenn Greenwald | The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria

In wartime, US television instantly converts into state media.

Robert Parry | Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

Exclusive: The U.S. government and the mainstream media rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.

Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe

A handful of progressive Democrats and one Republican in Congress are demanding a halt to the military escalation in Syria. They introduced legislation this week that would prohibit the Defense Department from putting more boots on the ground without congressional approval. By Mike Ludwig   Truthout | News Analysis  March 25, 2017 President Donald Trump speaking […]

Trump vows ‘biggest military build-up in history’ (Video)

Coleen Rowley on PressTV re military build-up.

Murtaza Hussain | Trump’s Rhetoric on “Radical Islam” Undermines Counterextremism Programs in U.S.

Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.