Arkiv för maj, 2016

28 maj – Al-Nusra Front in Syria gets daily weapons supplies from Turkey – Russian military

Terrorist group Al-Nusra Front is receiving daily arms shipments across the border from Turkey, the Russian General Staff says. The Al-Qaeda offshoot used the truce between government forces and moderate rebels in Syria to regroup and renew hostilities.
Al-Nusra Front remains a major destabilizing factor in Syria, Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy told journalists on Friday.
“Damascus is being continuously shelled from Eastern Ghouta. There were numerous attempts to capture power station near Homs and block the road connecting Aleppo and Damascus. The flow of trucks carrying weapons and ammunition from Turkey continues, with border crossings reported on daily basis,” he said. – Vittnesmål från läkare i Aleppo: ”Vi har beskjutits av terrorister i fyra år”

Aleppo är Syriens största stad. Under konfliktens första år var det relativt lugnt i Aleppo, till skillnad från i många andra syriska städer. I juli 2012 bröt helvetet ut. Läkaren Tony Sayeghs berättelse om livet i miljonstaden skiljer sig dramatiskt från den vi vanligtvis får höra. Här talar han om livet under terrorn, sanktionerna och vägen till fred.

Caleb T. Maupin – The truth about Syria you will never see in Western media: A manufactured war against an independent country

As foreign fighters have flowed into Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have died over the last five years, and Western media continues to blame the Syrian government for the conflict. However, the war would have been a very short one if not for the foreign support given to the extremists.
As an independent country with a centrally planned economy, Syria has serves as an example to the world. It has proven that without neoliberalism and Western economic domination, it is possible to improve living conditions and develop independently. The Syrian government has made huge sacrifices to aid the Palestinian people and their resistance against Israel, and this has been a contributing factor to Syria’s inclusion on the State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list. Syria has close economic relations with Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The war in Syria is not a domestic conflict. This is a war imposed on Syria by Israel, the U.S., and other Western capitalist powers. The primary promoter of Wahhabi extremism around the world has been the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a U.S. client state. Turkey and Jordan, U.S.-aligned countries bordering Syria, keep their borders open so that weapons, supplies and money can continue to flow into the hands of Daesh and other anti-government terrorists.
At least 470,000 people are dead, and millions of others have been forced to become refugees, but Western leaders and their allies do not end their campaign. The insane chorus of ”Assad Must Go” has transformed a small, domestic episode of unrest into a full-scale humanitarian crisis. The war has nothing to do with the calls for democratic reform and the peaceful protests of 2011.
As Daesh now threatens the entire world, the consequences of the Wall Street regime change operation, promoted with ”human rights” propaganda, are becoming far more extreme. The Syrian government rallies a coalition of Christians, Communists, Islamic Revolutionaries, and other forces who are fighting to maintain stability and defeat Takfiri terrorism. (The term ”Takfiri” refers to groups of Sunni Muslims who refer to other Muslims as apostates and seek to establish a caliphate by means of violence.)
The only real peace plan for Syria is for the U.S., France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, and other powers to end their neoliberal crusade. The internationally recognized and recently re-elected Syrian government could easily defeat the insurgents if foreign meddling ceased.
As U.S. media bemoans the humanitarian crisis, somehow blaming on the Syrian government and its president, and the U.S. directly sends its military forces into the country, the people of the world should ask Western leaders and their allies: Why are you prolonging this war? Why can’t you just leave Syria alone? Why do you continue funding and enabling the terrorists? Isn’t five years of civil war enough? Is overthrowing the Syrian government really worth so much suffering and death?

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21 maj – Obama Administration Overtly Supported “Moderate” Terrorists Involved in Al Zara Massacre in Syria

On May 12, 2016 at approximately 6:00 am, the armed terrorist group Ahrar al-Sham entered a small sleeping village of unarmed civilians and began a massacre of men, women, children, and in some cases whole families.
Over 100 persons were victims, with the exact figure unknown, because dozens were kidnapped, and their fate is still unknown. This village, Al Zara, had no military or Syrian government presence or connection. It had no military or geographical value to these terrorists. The only reason it was attacked was because the residents were not Sunni Muslims. The armed terrorists Ahrar al-Sham are an exclusively Sunni Muslim group, who are known to be Jihadists, and their stated goal is to establish an Islamic State in Syria. They are killing unarmed civilians of minority sects, as well as their own fellow Sunni Muslims who do not support their goals and tactics

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20 maj – Syria – After Detours U.S. Finally Agrees To Russian Ceasefire Plan

The recent talk between the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Secretary of State Kerry brought some progress. The U.S. was so far not willing to agree to a real ceasefire in Syria and persisted on a lower level ”cessation of hostility” agreement. This now changed. The U.S., for the first time, agreed to proceed towards a full ceasefire between its proxy forces in Syria and the Syrian government and its allies. – Kurdish Forces Preparing to Attack Daesh Capital of Raqqa in Upcoming Hours

The US-coalition’s aircraft have showered the Daesh ”capital” of Raqqa with leaflets urging civilians to evacuate, a source told Sputnik. The Kurdish forces are preparing to start an offensive.

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16 maj – Turkey to be prosecuted over illegal oil trade with ISIS – My Year in Syria: Cuban Journalist Gives Sputnik Exclusive Interview

For almost a year Miguel Fernandez was the only journalist from the Western world accredited to work in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and on his return to Havana gave Sputnik Mundo an exclusive interview about his experiences.

En massa fakta om Syrien – Everything you need to know about the syrian people

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14 maj

Sammanfattning av de senaste årens händelser i Syrien

Infographic: The War in Syria

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10 maj – Fear and Loathing in Aleppo: How the West Lies about Syria War

The distorted coverage of the US-backed war on Syria refuses to go away, particularly when it comes to the lies the mainstream media say about the recent events in Aleppo.
Here, Western media and politicians would like us to believe that the Syrian government and allies are bombing civilians and medical facilities within the city, including those supported by Doctors Without Borders in refugee camps near the border with Turkey.
For instance, with regard to a deadly bombing that targeted Al-Quds Hospital in Aleppo last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry claims without a shred of evidence that it was the work of the Syrian government! That his statement reeks of hypocrisy or is severely lacking in accountability as US planes continue to strike hospitals in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Libya is not the purpose of this write-up. The point is that the War Party and its counterparts in NATO are completely divorced with reality, are losing the war, and are desperate for an exit route.

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7 maj

U.S. Policy in Syria: An Interview with VA Senator Richard Black
EIR’s Jeff Steinberg interviews Virginia State Senator Richard Black on his recent trip to Syria and Lebanon. The two discuss the resilience of the Syrian people, the impact of U.S. sanctions on Syria, and the overall U.S. and Western strategy of ”regime change.”

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6 maj – Evidence hints Al-Nusra Front behind Aleppo refugee camp attack, no signs of airstrike – Russian MOD

Thursday’s attack on an Aleppo refugee camp could have been carried out by Al-Nusra Front militants, Russia’s Defense Ministry says. The damage pattern suggests rocket artillery use, and air control data show no sorties in the area at the time. – US in no position to impose a solution to Syrian war: Pundit

An American political analyst says time is on the side of the Syrian-Russian alliance and the United States is in no position to impose a solution to the years-long foreign-sponsored war in Syria.
Dennis Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made these remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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4 maj

Det låter likadant som för 4-5 år sedan! – Kerry warns Assad of ‘repercussions’ if transition fails

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the consequences of a new US approach if he does not accept a political transition in the next few months.
“The target date for the transition is 1st of August,” Kerry told reporters at the State Department on Tuesday.
“So we’re now coming up to May. So either something happens in these next few months, or they are asking for a very different track,” he added. – Around 6,000 Terrorists Arrive in Syria

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi informed on Tuesday that thousands of terrorists have crossed the border into his country in the last few days.
”Around 6,000 terrorists have crossed the border and entered Syrian territories in recent days,” the Arabic-language media outlets quoted al-Zoubi as saying on Tuesday. – Aleppo: US NATO False Flags, Lies and Propaganda

In the aftermath of the horrific US NATO terrorist attacks on the Syrian government held areas of Aleppo, the possibility of the alleged attack on what is effectively a terrorist temporary triage hospital, being a false flag, is revealing itself.
There are no official MSF hospitals in Syria. There are however MSF “supported” hospitals that have been erected or installed in buildings within terrorist held territory. – Russian Defense Ministry Refutes Claims of Strike on Syrian Hospital

”The so-called news story about the bombing of a hospital in Al-Quds was picked up by many international media outlets as an example of failure of the Russian and US-agreed Syrian ceasefire. We checked this information; and today we will show you the real picture based on the reconnaissance data,” Konashenkov said.

Tim Anderson – The Unspoken Truth is that America is Supporting Al Qaeda: Heavy Propaganda Rages in the Battle for Aleppo. The Terrorists are Portrayed as “Freedom Fighters” – President Obama Deploys 250 Special Forces to Syria: Will They Oust Assad? – FM Lavrov: US troops integral to toppling Syrian govt.

Russia says the US military intervention in Syria is illegal, ultimately aimed at toppling the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter that the intervention without the authorization of the ”legitimate” Syrian authorities was a ”big mistake.”

On Thursday, Damascus denounced the arrival of 150 US special forces in Syria, calling it a blatant violation of the country’s sovereignty and an aggression. A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry said the troops arrived in the town of Rumeilan in Syria’s predominantly Kurdish province of Hasakah in the north.
President Barack Obama announced this week the deployment of 250 more troops to Syria, which would bring the number of US special forces in the war-torn country to 300. The Syrian statement said the deployment of the troops is a ”rejected and illegitimate intervention that was done without the Syrian government’s consent.” – Syrian Opposition Groups Still Have Ties to Nusra Front – Russia’s UN Envoy

Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that western-backed opposition forces in Syria have not broken off ties to the al-Nusra Front terrorist group despite their promises to do so. – US seeks to shield Nusra Front from airstrikes: Russia

”During the negotiations, our US partners actually tried to draw the borders of this ‘zone of silence’ to include a significant number of positions occupied by al-Nusra [Front]. We managed to exclude this as it is absolutely unacceptable,” Lavrov said. – Breaking: Russia withdraws more fighter jets from Syria – Insane frontline footage from embattled Aleppo city (video) – US extends state of emergency against Syrian government – The ”Free Syrian Army” Media Efforts Are A British Government Operation – How Britain funds the ‘propaganda war’ against Isis in Syria

The British government is waging information warfare in Syria by funding media operations for some rebel fighting groups, in the foreign front of what David Cameron has called “the propaganda war” against Islamic State.
The campaign aims to boost the reputation of what the government calls the “moderate armed opposition”, a complex and shifting alliance of armed factions. – Mainstream Journalist Slams Mainstream Media Coverage of Syrian Crisis: “Incomparably Worse” Than Coverage of Iraq War

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2 maj – Senior slain rebel commander admits receiving financial support from Saudi Arabia + [Video]

The meeting, which was recorded with a hidden camera, shows the two parties having a bitter quarrel over the ownership of $12 Million received by Zahran Alloush from his regional backers.

The slain rebel commander made clear that this money belongs only to Jaysh al-Islam, adding “for five years on, I have been meeting with our regional backers and receiving money from them”

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