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  15. September 2016

Dissecting the Propaganda on Syria

This disinformation and propaganda on Syria takes three distinct forms. The first is the demonization of the Syrian leadership. The second is the romanticization of the opposition. The third form involves attacking anyone questioning the preceding characterizations. [posted by Thierry]

  15. September 2016

The Death Toll in Syria: What Do the Numbers Really Say?

What is the Syrian death toll now? 400,000? Less? More? [posted by Thierry]

  6. October 2016

Damascus Bureau: Syria Stories

Project by Institute for War and Peace Reporting, testimonies by Syrian women, from all sides of the war. Related: this excellent essay by Lina Mounzer, a Lebanese translator who worked on this project. Beautifully written, and key details about how individual experience gets flattened in news coverage in translation. http://lithub.com/war-in-translation-giving-voice-to-the-women-of-syria/ [posted by Zora]

  11. October 2016

U.S. and U.K. Continue to Actively Participate in Saudi War Crimes, Targeting of Yemeni Civilians

A central player of the region is mostly overlooked. With a $30 Billion arms budget and US/UK backing, Saudi Arabia plays a key role in destabilising its neighbours.

  20. October 2016

Will the Gulf of Tonkin Fit into the Red Sea?

The United States destabilized Yemen with a massive killing spree known as a “drone war.” The United States armed Saudi Arabia to bomb Yemen with jets, supplied the jets, supplied the bombs (and cluster bombs), refueled the jets midair, provided the targeting information, provided the cover at the United Nations, and deployed its ships to the coast of Yemen as part of its effort to achieve U.S./Saudi power in Yemen through mass murder and devastation. If one group or another or nobody in Yemen fired some harmless shots at a U.S. ship the outcome is the same: zero legal or moral or practical justification to continue or escalate the killing, and zero logic in calling such escalation “defensive.”

  20. October 2016

When Mosul falls, Isis will flee to the safety of Syria. But what then?

Robert Fisk on the motives behind the invasion of Mosul Syria’s army and Hezbollah and Iranian allies are preparing for a massive invasion by thousands of Isis fighters who will be driven out of Iraq when Mosul falls. The real purpose behind the much-trumpeted US-planned “liberation” of the Iraqi city, the Syrian military suspect, is to swamp Syria with the hordes of Isis fighters who will flee their Iraqi capital in favour of their “mini-capital” of Raqqa inside Syria itself.

  14. December 2016

An alternative view on the events

This article is the first in a two-part series of one Western journalist’s journey to Aleppo, a city ravaged by an insurgency supported by the United States, NATO member states, and their allies in the Gulf states and Israel.

  16. February 2017

Perpetuating a Stalemate in Syria

With no end in sight for the war in Syria, the Obama administration continues to approach the conflict in a way that is prolonging the fighting. As it pursues its stated goal of removing the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power, the Obama administration is implementing a policy that keeps the Syrian regime and the many different opposition forces in the country locked in a deadly stalemate.  

  16. April 2017

White helmets

This is Part 1 and 2 of a two part investigation into the forces cultivating Western public support for regimechange in Syria published on alternet.org part 1: http://www.alternet.org/world/inside-shadowy-pr-firm-thats-driving-western-opinion-towards-regime-change-syriapart 2: http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/how-white-helmets-became-international-heroes-while-pushing-us-military

  16. April 2017

Scott Ritter about alleged chemical attack in Ildib

By Scott Ritter Source: Huffington Post Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama back in September 2013 about the fallacy of an American military strike against Syria.  At that time, the United States was considering the use of force against Syria in response to allegations (since largely disproven) that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Trump, via tweet, declared “to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria – if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!” ...

  22. June 2017

US White Phosphorus Bombs Won't Eradicate Terrorism In Syria

US-backed forces are using tactics that cause a 'staggering' number of civilian deaths, but military action won't defeat ISIS, says Phyllis Bennis, director the New Internationalism Project at IPS

  30. June 2017

Trump‘s Red Line by Seymour M. Hersh

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, the journalist who exposed the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese women, children and old people by US troops, the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal in Iraq, and many other critically important stories, has now obliterated the US government's (and the US media's) claim that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military killed nearly 100 people with a Sarin nerve gas bombing in April, an incident which prompted President Trump to order a Tomahawk cruise missile attack on a Syrian Air Force base.

  28. August 2017

Fairouz in Exile

Long, well-written piece about a Syrian now living in Germany. Very thoughtful examination of the problems facing people trying to adjust in Europe, with family still in Syria. Also good detail on circumstances in Syria, including the siege of Moadamiya. (The writer, Matthew McNaught, also wrote a good piece for N+1 called "Yarmouk Miniatures," about studying Arabic in Syria just before the war.) [posted by Zora]