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After 10 Years of Civil War in Syria, US (Quietly) Declares Defeat but Won’t Go Home

    After 10 Years of Civil War in Syria, US (Quietly) Declares Defeat but Won’t Go Home

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — This March marks the 10-year anniversary of the Arab Spring and the protests that rocked Syria, which were a starting point for the ongoing civil war. That conflict has led to over half a million deaths and nearly 13 million people displaced, according to some estimates. Now, after 10 years of attempts…

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Vanessa Beeley on Biden’s Escalation of War on Syria Amid the Pandemic

    Vanessa Beeley on Biden’s Escalation of War on Syria Amid the Pandemic

Welcome to MintCast — an interview series featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I’m your host Mnar Muhawesh Adley. Within just three months in office amid a global pandemic, the Joe Biden administration recently ordered an airstrike that dropped 1.75 tons of explosives on a town in Syria near the Iraq border. The…

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Another Step Back for Biden: Attack on Syria Draws Establishment Cheers

    Another Step Back for Biden: Attack on Syria Draws Establishment Cheers

WASHINGTON — Barely a month into his presidency, Joe Biden launched an airstrike on Syria yesterday. The attack was reportedly aimed at militias close to the Iraq border, killing 22 people — considerably more than the White House first claimed. In the attack, 1.75 tons of bombs were dropped on a small border-crossing village, according…

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Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had A Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

    Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had A Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Victoria Nuland for Under Secretary for Political Affairs, the third-highest position at the State Department, is a dangerous sign. Nuland exemplifies the neoconservatives who have led American foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years, all while evading any shred of accountability. As a top-level appointee,…

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New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden’s Warlike Moves 

  New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden’s Warlike Moves 

The U.S.-government funded outlet Voice of America has confirmed rumors that a new military base is being built in northeastern Syria. A convoy of 40 troop carriers and other vehicles arrived and began setting up shop in the city of Hasakah near the Turkish and Iraqi borders over the weekend. “The U.S. flag is now…

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Under Guise of Green Energy, Israel Entrenches Itself in Syria’s Golan Heights

  Under Guise of Green Energy, Israel Entrenches Itself in Syria’s Golan Heights

Jerusalem — On December 9, Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of Syrians peacefully demonstrating against the development of a wind farm in the occupied Golan Heights. Ten protesters were injured and eight arrested. According to Al-Marsad, the sole human rights organization in the occupied Golan, the Golan Association for the Development…

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Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal

  Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal

This should be a global scandal,” said journalist Aaron Maté on the suppression of evidence from experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to push for war in Syria. “This is the U.S. government bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the investigating team to be false.…

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Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare

  Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare

For nearly two weeks, Syria has been battling a new wave of fires that have engulfed much of the agricultural and forest-rich mountainous areas of western Syria. Thanks to a corporate media blackout, very few in the West are aware of the devastation that is affecting the Syrian people already crippled by U.S.-led economic sanctions,…

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While Trump Berates Portland Looters, the US Gov’t Continues to Plunder Syria with Impunity

  While Trump Berates Portland Looters, the US Gov’t Continues to Plunder Syria with Impunity

The United States and Turkey has been plundering Syrian infrastructure for years. Beginning in late 2012 and continuing through 2013, some 300 industrial factories were dismantled and taken to Turkey from Aleppo, the industrial capital of Syria. “Machinery and goods were loaded on trucks and carried off to Turkey through the Cilvegozu and Ceylanpinar crossings. Unfortunately,…

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To Capture and Subdue: America’s Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

  To Capture and Subdue: America’s Theft of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and most are still completely unaware that it happened. Answering questions from Senator Lindsey Graham, Secretary of State Pompeo confirmed that the State Department had…

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