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New OPCW Report Demolishes White House Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Narrative

    New OPCW Report Demolishes White House Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Narrative

A preliminary report published Friday by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found no traces of any nerve agent at the site of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. The OPCW report states this unambiguously as follows: No organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples…

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Lindsey Graham Warns U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Would Be “Terrible” During Surprise Visit to Manbij

    Lindsey Graham Warns U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Would Be “Terrible” During Surprise Visit to Manbij

MANBIJ, SYRIA – After meeting with Turkish leadership over the weekend, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made a “surprise visit” on Monday to Manbij, where they met with members of Manbij Military Council (MMC), a Kurdish militia that operates as part of the umbrella group, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). After visiting…

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Is the US-Kurdish Alliance Over? New Agreement Between Kurds and Assad Could Spell End for U.S. Role in Syria

    Is the US-Kurdish Alliance Over? New Agreement Between Kurds and Assad Could Spell End for U.S. Role in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — For over a year, much of northeastern Syria has found itself under de facto occupation by the United States and its military proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The occupied territory, accounting for nearly a third of Syria’s total landmass and including large portions of the al-Hasakah, al-Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor regions,…

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The Diseased and Lying Condition of America’s Corporate News Media

    The Diseased and Lying Condition of America’s Corporate News Media

Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America’s ‘news’ media to be or to have been “ceding Syria to Russia” or “ceding Syria to Russia and Iran,” or similar allegations. They imply that ‘we’ own (or have some right to control) Syria. That’s not only a lie; it is a very evil and harmful one, dangerously…

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Seymour Hersh Weighs in on Syria, the State of US Media and His New Memoir

  Seymour Hersh Weighs in on Syria, the State of US Media and His New Memoir

Seymour Hersh states that the “deadliest words” in US media today are, “I think.” With media cycles constantly fluctuating and changing format and delivery based on website clicks it’s hard to keep up and find good reporting. For example, Hersh points to a lack of coverage or deep analysis regarding the war in Yemen and…

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Welcome to Hadar: A Village Under Siege by al-Qaeda and Israeli Forces Alike

  Welcome to Hadar: A Village Under Siege by al-Qaeda and Israeli Forces Alike

HADAR, SYRIA — Situated in the northern part of Quneitra governorate, with the towering Jabal al-Sheikh (Mt. Hermon) overlooking it and the region, Hadar is in both a beautiful area of Syria and a dangerous one. The roughly 10,000 defiant villagers of Hadar are isolated and under constant threat of attack. Until December 2017, Hadar…

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US Official Says Israel Is Behind the Recent Attack in Syria

  US Official Says Israel Is Behind the Recent Attack in Syria

Israel is behind an attack on the Iraq-Syria border that left dozens of militia fighters dead, CNN reported yesterday, citing a US official. An airstrike on Sunday night targeting pro-Assad forces fighting Daesh was initially blamed on the US by Syrian state media. The strike took place in Al-Hari military base, southeast of Albu Kamal, with the death toll reaching…

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Russian-Syrian Warnings of a Coming False-Flag Chemical Attack Have Ring of Truth

  Russian-Syrian Warnings of a Coming False-Flag Chemical Attack Have Ring of Truth

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – In recent days, speculation has swirled regarding whether another chemical-weapons attack will soon take place in Syria, as sources in both Syrian intelligence and the Russian military have warned that U.S.-backed forces in the U.S.-occupied region of Deir ez-Zor are planning to stage a chemical weapons attack to be blamed on the…

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Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

  Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

BEIRUT – In a signal of foreign powers’ inability to dictate terms to regional forces involved in the Syrian conflict, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin has made clear that Russia has no intention to press resistance movement Hezbollah or Iranian military advisors to vacate Syria. The call to oust them from the country, along…

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The Saker Asks: Is Russia Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran?

  The Saker Asks: Is Russia Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran?

The topic of Russian actions in Syria still continues to fascinate and create a great deal of polemics.  This makes senses – the issue is exceedingly important on many levels, including pragmatic and moral ones, and today I want to stick strictly to the pragmatic level and set aside, just for a while, moral/ethical/spiritual considerations.  Furthermore, I will…

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