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Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

    Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt plan to break Syria up and to establish permanent US control over the parts it wants, “Attempting the Unachievable”. He stated that “The coming few months are likely to prove very difficult for the Americans and very costly, not just…

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New Photos Show US May Be Expanding Military Bases Ahead of Syria Withdrawal

    New Photos Show US May Be Expanding Military Bases Ahead of Syria Withdrawal

Twitter user, @obretix, has noted more signs of Trump’s widely-announced ‘troop withdrawal’ from Syria. U.S. troops, which are supposed to be winding down their presence in Syria, appear to be constructing a new military base between Tell Baydar and Tell Tamr in northern Syria. The base includes a 1.5 kilometer airstrip. According to reports, the base will be able…

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US, Fearing Unfavorable OPCW Results, Blames Russia for “Hacking” Douma Evidence

    US, Fearing Unfavorable OPCW Results, Blames Russia for “Hacking” Douma Evidence

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – According to corporate media reports as well as reports from some “independent” media outlets like Democracy Now over the past week, UN-backed investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were being “blocked”  by Syria and Russia from reaching the alleged site of a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria…

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Russian Journalists Find Boy In White Helmets Chemical Attack Video

    Russian Journalists Find Boy In White Helmets Chemical Attack Video

A group of Russian correspondents led by Evgeny Poddubny have found one of the children filmed by the White Helmets in their video showing people “affected” by the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria on April 7. According to Poddubny: 11-year-old Hassan Diab is fine; He suffered no injures from the “chemical attack” because there…

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The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

  The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war — one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran. It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However,…

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50 Years after “Vietnamization” Failed, Trump Calls for “Arabization” of US Fight in Syria

  50 Years after “Vietnamization” Failed, Trump Calls for “Arabization” of US Fight in Syria

WASHINGTON — While the United States, in coordination with junior partners Britain and France, took the lead in last weekend’s aggressive airstrikes against Syrian military targets, officials say that the U.S. is subtly shifting away from increasing its involvement in Syria. Instead, officials told the Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration hopes to patch together…

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Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

  Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

WASHINGTON – The week after the U.S., along with the U.K. and France, launched unilateral strikes against the Syrian government, the Trump administration is rolling out a “Buy American” weapons-selling initiative aimed at allowing other nations to buy even more weapons from U.S.-based arms manufacturers. According to Reuters, the initiative, set to be announced today,…

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Theresa May’s Change of Heart on Syria Strikes: Nothing to Explain It Except a Family Chat

  Theresa May’s Change of Heart on Syria Strikes: Nothing to Explain It Except a Family Chat

LONDON — Once described as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “secret weapon,” her husband Philip May may have been behind May’s decision to use weapons against Syria last Saturday as part of a joint U.S., U.K. and French effort to target the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons. The evidence for that…

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US-UK-France Bomb First Ask Questions Later: A Timeline of Events in Syria

  US-UK-France Bomb First Ask Questions Later: A Timeline of Events in Syria

BEIRUT — The U.S., the U.K. and France fired over 100 cruise missiles at mostly empty Syrian military storage facilities as well as a research facility on Saturday morning local time. The attacks took place the night before investigators from the OPCW were scheduled to begin investigating the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack…

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“Locked and Loaded”: What Fresh Pretext Will Trigger US in Syria?

  “Locked and Loaded”: What Fresh Pretext Will Trigger US in Syria?

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – Though U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis called the recent strikes targeting Syria a “one-time shot,” recent evidence suggests that the U.S. will likely strike Syria again in the coming weeks and months. Indeed, after the U.S. — along with the U.K. and France – chose to attack Syria based on “evidence”…

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