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When Is Terrorism not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage of Iran Parade Attack

    When Is Terrorism not Terrorism? Western Media Coverage of Iran Parade Attack

MINNEAPOLIS — After a terror attack over the weekend killed 25 — more than half of whom were civilians — during a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, Western media has had a difficult time treating the tragic incident as an act of terrorism, despite the fact that Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility…

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Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

    Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the U.S.-led coalition targeting Daesh (ISIS) published a casualty report that has drawn criticism and consternation from independent watchdogs and human-rights groups for severely underestimating the number of civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since operations began in 2014. According to the “official” figures made public by the…

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Israel Govt Revokes Citizenship of Israeli ISIS Members, Ignoring Own History of Assisting ISIS

    Israel Govt Revokes Citizenship of Israeli ISIS Members, Ignoring Own History of Assisting ISIS

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — On Wednesday, Israel’s Interior Ministry announced that it would revoke the citizenship of 19 Israelis who are alleged to have fought on behalf of Daesh (ISIS). The move comes after a new law went into effect, giving Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri the ability to strip Israelis deemed to be members…

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UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

    UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

NEW YORK — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the terror group Daesh (ISIS) continues to operate, recuperate and extract oil for profit are in areas of the country occupied by the United States. According to the report’s executive summary:…

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The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

  The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

IDLIB, SYRIA (Analysis) — Green city buses have delivered their last passengers to Idlib. In a recurring pattern across Syria, at the end of every battle in which Syrian government forces won back their territory, the Russian Center for Reconciliation has made deals with armed fighters: surrender and return to civilian life, or take the…

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Coverage of Recent ISIS Attacks Shows Syrian Civilians Are Only Humanized When It Serves a Pro-Intervention Agenda

  Coverage of Recent ISIS Attacks Shows Syrian Civilians Are Only Humanized When It Serves a Pro-Intervention Agenda

DARAA, SYRIA — Amid the recent successes of Syria’s military in retaking much of the country’s south from rebel groups, a devastating terror attack ripped through Syria’s Sweida early Wednesday morning, resulting in the brutal murder of more than 220 people and injuring nearly 180. Daesh (ISIS) later claimed responsibility for the attacks and boasted…

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US Airstrike Kills 54 Civilians Near Abu Kamal in Push to Control Syrian Border

  US Airstrike Kills 54 Civilians Near Abu Kamal in Push to Control Syrian Border

ABU KAMAL, SYRIA – Around midnight on Friday, U.S.-led coalition warplanes in Syria conducted intensive airstrikes near Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, with estimates of civilian casualties ranging from 30 to 54. Syrian state media agency SANA has claimed that at least 30 were killed and that most of the dead were women…

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5 Times the US Actively Supported ISIS or Similar Groups

  5 Times the US Actively Supported ISIS or Similar Groups

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Everyone knows U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has more to do with destabilization than diplomacy. Whether arming terror states like Israel and Saudi Arabia or flattening entire countries like Libya and Iraq, American intervention is pretty much always a humanitarian disaster. At times, this policy has even included arming ISIS…

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With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

  With Pompeo Visit, US Seeks New Justification for Ongoing Presence in Afghanistan

KABUL – During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday, a brief speech by Mike Pompeo betrayed what appears to be a major shift in U.S. policy towards the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Though the U.S. press widely reported that the purpose of Pompeo’s visit was to promote “peace talks”…

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US Official Says Israel Is Behind the Recent Attack in Syria

  US Official Says Israel Is Behind the Recent Attack in Syria

Israel is behind an attack on the Iraq-Syria border that left dozens of militia fighters dead, CNN reported yesterday, citing a US official. An airstrike on Sunday night targeting pro-Assad forces fighting Daesh was initially blamed on the US by Syrian state media. The strike took place in Al-Hari military base, southeast of Albu Kamal, with the death toll reaching…

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