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Will Trump Be Forced into War with Russia?

The propaganda war being waged by the well-fed mainstream Western media has received a boost since it became clear that President Trump’s chief counsellors and associates are almost without exception relentlessly anti-Russian. His newly-appointed National Security Adviser, General HR McMaster, was noted by Reuters as believing Moscow to be “an adversary rather than a potential … Continue reading Will Trump Be Forced into War with Russia?

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Turkish military armored vehicles, which took part in an operation inside Syria, are pictured near the Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province

Turkey Poses a Bigger Threat to Syria than ISIS

A comparatively weak occupational force has been replaced by one of the strongest forces in the world in al-Bad. Things have gone from bad to worse. Reports that ISIS have been defeated in al-Bab may superficially being joy to many readers. But the reality is far from good. In scoring a strategically important victory against … Continue reading Turkey Poses a Bigger Threat to Syria than ISIS

Commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel (Photo: US Department of Defense)

Top US General Secretly Visits Syria amid Washington’s Plans to Dispatch More Troops

Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Joseph Votel, has secretly visited the Syrian Arab Republic in order to meet with leaders of US-backed militant groups. The visit was made just two days after it was announced that Washington is going to dispatch more US troops to the Arab country. On Friday, Votel, who … Continue reading Top US General Secretly Visits Syria amid Washington’s Plans to Dispatch More Troops

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McCain Made Secret Trip to Syria

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) secretly visited the Kurdish-held region of Syria during a trip to the Middle East last weekend to meet with United States military officials, The Wall Street Journal reported. A spokeswoman for McCain later confirmed the trip in a statement to The Hill. “Senator McCain traveled to northern Syria last week to … Continue reading McCain Made Secret Trip to Syria

Turkish forces and members of the Free Syrian Army are seen at the al Baza'a village on the outskirts of al-Bab town in Syria February 4, 2017. Picture Taken February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTX2ZOPF

What’s Really Happening in Syria’s al-Bab?

Following Turkey’s path in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria is extremely confusing. One cannot even rely on high-level officials’ statements regarding developments on the ground. For instance, Gen. Hulusi Akar, the chief of general staff, is the highest Turkish official in uniform. As he was traveling Feb. 15 with President Recep … Continue reading What’s Really Happening in Syria’s al-Bab?

Children search rubble for wood for heating and cooking in rebel-held Zamalka, eastern Damascus (AFP)

Syrians Face Toxic Time-Bomb of Radiation, Poison and Pollution

Syria faces public health catastrophes that will linger for decades due to toxic rubble dust, oil fire pollution and the US-led coalition's use of depleted uranium weapons on Islamic State targets, campaigners have warned. The US last week admitted it had fired armour-piercing DU ammunition in its war against IS, and had hit not only … Continue reading Syrians Face Toxic Time-Bomb of Radiation, Poison and Pollution

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ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

Syria peace talks are expected to begin this week in Geneva. And what are the Israelis doing? Bombing Syrian Arab Army positions near the Lebanese border. Because as we all know, the Israelis are really good at these "ceasefire" things. Especially when they have no business interfering in any way in a conflict: Minutes ago, … Continue reading ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

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Plans Are Underway to Create Quasi-State in Northern Syria

In his address to the 2017 Munich Security Conference, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu proposed that the US should send its own Special Operations Forces (SOF) to Northern Syria to support the «moderate opposition forces» fighting against the Islamic State (IS). «Two days ago [US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff] Gen. [Joseph] Dunford … Continue reading Plans Are Underway to Create Quasi-State in Northern Syria