Category Syria

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.

‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda

The war for regime change has many fronts, and the battle over the story told to the public is equally powerful.

Sarah Martin | Report on Syria from Judy Bello and the U.S. Peace Council

The U.S. delegation was also granted a two-hour meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.

DN! Video | Slaughter or Liberation? A Debate on Russia’s Role in the Syrian War & the Fall of Aleppo

Russia described the fall of Aleppo as a victory against terrorists and jihadists, but the United States has decried the Russian-backed offensive…

Lauren McCauley | As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War

“D.C. foreign policy elite are giddy that hawkish Barack Obama will be replaced by much more hawkish Hillary Clinton.”

FIGHTING FOR ALEPPO: How Syria’s Forgotten Revolutionaries Rose Up “To Kill This Fear”

“Syria has had so many heroes, but people often don’t know who they are.”

David Swanson | Of All the Opinions I’ve Heard on Syria

if you want actual aid delivered on a massive scale, if you want withdrawal of foreign forces and the opening of serious negotiations for disarmament and peace…

Hands Off Syria | United National Antiwar Coalition

We invite all supporters of peace and peoples’ right to self-determination around the world to join hands of cooperation in this effort to achieve these most humanitarian demands.

Chossudovsky: U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon Uses Illicit Arms Trafficking to Channel Enormous Shipments of Light Weapons into Syria

The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra.