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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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The Politics of War: What is Israel’s Endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

    The Politics of War: What is Israel’s Endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued an ominous warning to Lebanon. “We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” Netanyahu said during an official tour of a military facility in central…

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Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds

  Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds

In November of last year, the Pentagon’s assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs assured reporters during a press briefing that “the revenue from [Syrian oil fields] is not going to the U.S. [It] is going to the SDF”, adding that the purpose of the mission was “to defeat ISIS” and that “securing of…

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The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn’t Drop From a Plane

  The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn’t Drop From a Plane

Talib Mu’alla served as a soldier in the Syrian Arab Army before he was wounded in Aleppo in 2014. As he described the multiple shots he took to his body, I thought it remarkable that he survived. “A shot (bullet) to my chest, a shot to my stomach, three shots in my spine. My chest,…

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From Lebanon to Syria, the Arab World is Failing Palestinian Refugees

  From Lebanon to Syria, the Arab World is Failing Palestinian Refugees

Heinous racism. That is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. Lebanon’s restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding…

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Erdogan’s Idlib Misadventure: Reality Checks and Hard Lessons for Turkey

  Erdogan’s Idlib Misadventure: Reality Checks and Hard Lessons for Turkey

Even when viewed through the prism of Turkish interests, President Tayyib Erdogan’s escalatory actions in Syria’s Idlib governorate constitute now plainly evident blunder. Refusing to finally abandon its occupation of Idlib has so far produced numerous setbacks for Turkey, visible to all but the brashest of Erdogan’s diehard supporters. It also threatens to damage Turkey’s…

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US Accused of Using Food Aid to Smuggle Weapons to Militants in Syria’s Rukban Refugee Camp

  US Accused of Using Food Aid to Smuggle Weapons to Militants in Syria’s Rukban Refugee Camp

DAMASCUS (Mideast Discourse) — While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage in the media, little attention is being paid to a tragedy playing out in southeastern Syria. Far away from the western media coverage of the “Islamic State of Idlib”, the scene is set in a desolate area on the border between Syria and…

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The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

  The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the UK hasn’t dropped a single bomb as part of this campaign since September last year. However, where those bombs have caused significant civilian harm is…

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