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ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

    ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

Turkey recently threatened to send 1,200 ISIS terrorists back to their countries of origin in the EU, the U.S., and the UK. Turkey’s Interior Minister, Suleyman Solyu, claimed that extradition would begin on Monday, November 11, ironically on Armistice Day. Ankara claimed it would even send back those whose citizenships have been revoked. How Turkey…

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Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

    Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants,…

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Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

    Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants,…

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Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

    Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

Douma, Syria, April 2018. Dozens of people die in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the eastern suburb of the capital Damascus. The United States and many European countries immediately identify President Bashar al-Assad as responsible for the attacks, and respond with deadly violence of their own, starting a bombing campaign against his forces. Yet…

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Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

  Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia, Iran, and Assad, to ISIS even. It is true that the U.S. and NATO policy of interventionism is failing,…

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Media Yells “Cut!” When Trump Forgets His Lines and Says Something Anti-War

  Media Yells “Cut!” When Trump Forgets His Lines and Says Something Anti-War

Donald J. Trump is not an anti-war president, as should hardly be necessary to note. In his first year in office, the State Department sold more than $75 billion worth of arms overseas, easily an all-time record, while the U.S. is currently fighting in seven different countries simultaneously. Trump’s military budget is approaching all-time high…

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An Unfaithful Servant of Imperialism: The Real Reason Trump Is Facing Impeachment

  An Unfaithful Servant of Imperialism: The Real Reason Trump Is Facing Impeachment

The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE.” — Tweet, Donald J. Trump, October 9, 2019. Granted…

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The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of “Humanitarianism” in Syria

  The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of “Humanitarianism” in Syria

Syria, August 2019 – reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are “tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes” and warn armed…

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On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

  On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

Welcome to your second country, that was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union Forum for “solidarity with the workers and people of Syria against the economic blockade, imperialist interventions, and terrorism.” Throughout my short one-week stay, Syrians, on seeing I was a foreigner, would muster their…

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Using Forged Emails, “Progressive” Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink

  Using Forged Emails, “Progressive” Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink

Three American journalists decided to do what many of their colleagues have done since the outbreak of the proxy war on the Syrian government: they traveled to the war-torn country to report what’s happening from the ground. But unlike the reporters who have made a name for themselves traipsing through some of the oldest cities…

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