rt.com – 22 dead, over 100 wounded in ISIS-claimed double bombing in Homs, Syria
According to provincial Governor Talal al-Barazi, two explosions occurred with a difference of a few minutes in the residential area of Al-Zahra. He said at first a car stuffed with explosives was blown up, parked in a densely populated quarter, then almost on the same spot a suicide bomber blew himself up.
Barazi said ”the aim of the terrorists was the checkpoint of the Syrian security forces.” He added that ”among the dead there were several on duty policemen at the checkpoint, but most of the victims are civilians.”
almasdarnews.com – Russia highlight’s Turkey’s build up on Syria’s border
The spokesperson instead suggests that this rhetoric from Ankara is just “an awkward attempt to provide a cover-up for the large deployment of Turkish troops to the Syrian border close to Qamishli.”
Bill Van Auken – On Eve of Syria “Peace Talks,” Washington Threatens Escalation across Region
With Syria “peace talks” ostensibly set to begin in Geneva today, Washington has ratcheted up threats of US military escalation throughout the region. In the past few days, top US civilian and military officials have declared that they are prepared to seek a “military solution” in Syria, put “boots on the ground” in Iraq and launch another US-NATO war in Libya.
Margaret Kimberley – The US Starves Syria
The American plan for regime change in Syria has killed 250,000 people and displaced 9 million more. There would be no bullets, bombs or sieges absent the United States and the rest of NATO, Saudi Arabia and Turkey attempting to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad government. All of the people who drowned in the Mediterranean as they tried to flee bloodshed were killed by the United States. The towns and cities that have been destroyed by warring armies were in fact destroyed by the United States. Absent American action, none of the other parties would have taken on this project