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The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

    The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

The morning after the US-led airstrikes on Syria, The Times devoted its front page to an attack on academics who had questioned the rationale for the bombing. The headline article – ‘Apologists for Assad working in British universities’ – was accompanied by a two-page spread claiming that the academic Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media was trying to…

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New Actors Could Be Drawn into Israel’s Coming War With Hezbollah

    New Actors Could Be Drawn into Israel’s Coming War With Hezbollah

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — In mid-2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a short-lived ground war in Lebanon, the outcome of which has generally been accepted as a victory for Hezbollah, as Israel struggled to inflict any meaningful damage on the Lebanon-based group. As the Nation’s Sulome Anderson has explained: The 2006 war was an impressive win…

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Takes on Syrian White Helmets, Thought-Control

    Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Takes on Syrian White Helmets, Thought-Control

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Roger Waters, former guitarist for Pink Floyd and solo performer, spoke out against the Syrian White Helmets during a recent concert in this city, calling the group “fake” and existing for the sole purpose of creating propaganda for a Western audience on behalf of Syrian opposition groups. Waters, who has long been…

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Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

    Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced…

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How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas

  How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas

DAMASCUS, SYRIA –   After the U.S. launched “limited” airstrikes on Friday against Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will maintain its illegal presence in Syria until U.S. goals in the area are fulfilled, opening the door for the U.S. occupation to continue indefinitely. While the U.S. military presence…

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Following Fresh US Sanctions over Syria Ties, Putin Warns Of Global “Chaos” If West Hits Syria Again

  Following Fresh US Sanctions over Syria Ties, Putin Warns Of Global “Chaos” If West Hits Syria Again

Shortly after U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley revealed that Russia would be slapped with a third round of sanctions on Monday for “enabling the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in civil war,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said that further attacks on Syria by Western forces, “in violation of the U.N. Charter,” would send international relations into “chaos.” In…

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Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution

  Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution

Opinion — The U.S. Constitution and international law suffered a stinging blow last night at the hands of an odd coalition that might be called Goldilocks and two moral dwarfs posing as Marine generals, together with a “Right Dishonorable” harridan and a young French poodle. As was the case 15 years ago when the U.S.…

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Jaysh Al-Islam Leader Criticizes Scale of US Strike on Syria

  Jaysh Al-Islam Leader Criticizes Scale of US Strike on Syria

On April 14, the political leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohamad Alloush, expressed his disappointment with the US-UK-France strike that targeted Syria earlier and told Reuters news agency that the strike “was not enough”. Alloush also hinted that the U.S. should have overthrown the Damascus government in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Douma district.…

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“People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

  “People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

Just like that, Trump’s second Syrian attack appears to have come and gone. Sure, over a 100 cruise missiles were fired on Saturday morning local time at three mostly empty military installations, including one research and two storage facilities in airstrikes that last no more than 70 minutes. Syrian air defenses may or may not…

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With War Looming, the Voices of Syrians Are Being Suppressed Once Again

  With War Looming, the Voices of Syrians Are Being Suppressed Once Again

GHOUTA, SYRIA (War report) — With the danger of a new artificial war in the Middle East looming, the whole world is talking about Syria. People in Damascus rejoice in the long-desired cessation of the heavy indiscriminate shelling of the capital, with the liberation of Douma, the last Eastern Ghouta town under control of the armed…

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