Middle East Syria

Senior US Official Admits “Moderate” Rebels in Syria Are Actually Extremists

(GPA) A decision of whether or not to send heavier weaponry to rebels in Syria is currently at a stand-still. Meanwhile Washington finally starts to wonder if arming the rebels might be doing more damage than good. One senior US official said it’s time to reevaluate who exactly the US is arming in Syria and […]

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The White Helmets: How Western-Funded Terrorists Won an Oscar

Aleppo (GPA) – The White Helmets: how the terrorist-affiliated ‘humanitarian defense team’ serve as Washington’s perfect propaganda tool. One theme we see pop-up anytime the United States attempts to justify a “regime change” or military intervention against a sovereign country is the ambiguous “humanitarian concern.” We see it every time: Iraq, Libya, and most recently Syria. Enter the […]

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Death of beautiful teenage Kurdish fighter sparks multiple debates.

(TFC) – Viyan Antar, 19, was killed fighting Islamic State forces in Northern Syria last month. Undoubtedly, Viyan, like many Kurdish fighters, was gorgeous. Western media outlets sought to capitalize on the death of the “Kurdish Angelina Jolie”. Her photo was plastered all over the media. Her death was used to further the march for […]

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Study Estimates Cost Of The Iraq War Around Five Trillion Dollars

(GPA) – This week, researchers at Brown University published the results of a study that calculated just how much the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had cost the country since 2001. The researchers estimate the price of US intervention and the war on terror to currently be around $3.7 trillion. The researchers factored […]

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Syria: More Than 2,000 IS Group Hostages Freed from Manbij

Syria (teleSUR) – U.S.-backed forces recaptured the Syrian city of Manbij on Friday, where civilians had been held as human shields by the Islamic State group. Allied Arab and Kurdish fighters seized full control on Friday of the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border, freeing more than 2,000 hostages, who had been used as human […]

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Analysis Middle East Syria

What’s Next for the Former Jabhat al-Nusra?

At the end of July, Jabhat al-Nusra announced they would be officially cutting ties with al-Qaeda– a decision that had been debated within al-Nusra for about a year– now calling themselves Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. A more “moderate” rebranding  certainly appears advantageous for the group from many angles. Desire to Avoid US and Russian Airstrikes As […]

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“A Far More Strategic Opportunity Than a Strike on Iran?” Leak Reveals Golan Heights as Bargaining Chip

In an email from Wikileaks with the subject “an interesting proposal from Bruce Riedel re how Israel could help get Assad out of office,” Hillary Clinton and her advisers bounce around strategies for how Israel can help get Assad out of office and eliminate Hezbollah in one “fell-swoop” using the Golan Heights as a bargaining […]