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Syria - The Fall of Two Cities


"The Turkish proxy Takfiris have nearly encircled the Kurdish held city of Afrin. The water supply to the city is cut off. It will fall within a few days. Meanwhile, the US is on the verge of giving away the Kurdish held Manbij to the Turks. The Syrian Arab Army has split east- Ghouta next to Damascus into two and soon three parts. Since,  70% of the whole east-Ghouta area that the Takfiris held is now liberated."

More Video of Civilians Escaping Jihadist-Held East Ghouta


"The gunmen kept us against our will..."


"Get ready for a terrorist false flag CW attack...just in time for the UNSC meeting. Their MO never changes..."



Washington Ready To Strike Syrian Army,  Threats at UN


"US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has warned that the US will take action in Syria on its own if the UN Security Council fails to do so..."


Latest Developments in East Ghouta



US Planning Missile and Bombing Raid Against Damascus - Top Brass


"After the provocation, the US plans to accuse Syria's government forces of using chemical weapons, according to Russia's top brass. Chief of Russia's General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov said on Tuesday that the Russian Defense Ministry is ready to take retaliatory measures against US possible strike..."


Lavrov Warns of 'Grave Consequences' of New US Strike Against Syria


"The consequences of a new US strike on Syria, the possibility of which was stated in the UN Security Council by US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley will be very serious, Russia's FM Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday..."


Syrian War Report - March 13, 2018: US Officials Threaten to Strike Syrian Army (and vid)


"On March 12, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley actually threatened that the US will strike Syrian government forces if they don't halt their operation against terrorists in Eastern Ghouta. Reports are circulating that the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have started handing over checkpoints near Tel Rifaat, the Menagh airbase and nearby villages to the government's National Defense Forces. However, the situation remains unclear..."


Thousands Evacuated as Families, Injured Leave E Ghouta During Ceasefire (and vid)


"Almost 11,000 civilians have been safely evacuated, the Russian military said."


Breaking: US Trains Syria Militants For False Flag Chemical Attacks As Basis For Airstrikes - Russian MoD


"...They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The planned provocations will be widely covered in the Western media and will ultimately be used as a pretext by the US-led coalition to launch strikes on Syria.

'We're registering the signs of preparations for the possible strikes. Strike groups of cruise missile carriers have been formed in the east Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and Red Sea..."



Syria Slams Ankara's Capture of Afrin, Wants 'Immediate' Turkish Withdrawal


"Syria condemns the Turkish occupation of Afrin and the crimes it is committing there, and demands the invading forces immediately withdraw from the Syrian territory they occupied,' the ministry said in its letters [to the UN], according to the Syrian official news agency SANA. 'Turkey's behavior and attacks do not only threaten citizens and the unity of Syria's land and people - they also prolong the war on Syria as a service to terrorism and its supporters,' it added."


Syria: It Would Be All Over by Now Without the 'Regime Changers'


"In a television interview, former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said that Britain had been preparing to send gunmen into Syria two years before the anti-government protests of 2011 and identified Syria's 'anti-Israel stance' as being critical..."


Geopolitical Analysis: The Fall of Afrin (and vid)


"Professor Jamal Wakim elaborates the fall of Afrin at the hands of the Turkish Army and the Turkish-backed 'Free Syrian Army' and its geopolitical repercussions on the Syrian War."


Amnesty International: Trumpeting For War...Again


"This is an unambiguous call and justification for war; it seems that AI is calling for a NATO bombing campaign, similar to the one staged in Libya in 2011. Before cheering yet another US/NATO war, it is useful to analyze Amnesty International's record in assisting propaganda campaigns on the eve of wars..."


Elijah Magnier - How Syria Challenges the Unipolar Order


"Today Elijah Magnier published a 3 part piece on the war on Syria and its role in the global confrontation..."


Watching On As Islamist Fighters are Evacuated From War Torn Eastern Ghouta


"They left by the thousand, the jihadis of Ghouta and their wives and children and parents. Many were still armed - Kalashikovs over their shoulders, watched by the Russian soldiers in steel helmets and flak jackets..."


Will America Accept Its Defeat...


"With the end of al-Ghouta battle and the defeat of Jihadists, Moscow is reaching its objectives in the Levant...In fact, the war in Syria was far from being a civil war but the transposition of a worldwide war between two axes. But only one can win..."



Syrian Militants Plan Provocations With Use of Toxic Agents - Russian MoD


"The spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defense Yuriy Evtushenko stated, citing the source in the militia which sided with government forces, that militants plan provocations with the use of toxic agents in Syria..."

Militants Use Staged Chemical Attack To Curb Syrian Army's Success - Reports


"The Syrian government has denied allegations of using chemical weapons in the city of Eastern Ghouta, saying it doesn't need such measures to stop the terrorists. According to the statement, such claims have been made by [western-backed] terrorists and are aimed at hindering Syrian forces, which have made 'a swift and determined advance' and do not need such measures to deter the terrorists..."


US Holds Russia 'Ultimately Responsible' Amid Reports of Dozens of Gassed in Syria's Douma


"The US once again said Russia is 'ultimately bearing responsibility' for all chemical incidents in Syria regardless of who carried them out, after rebel sources  accused Damascus of gassing dozens in Eastern Ghouta's Douma. In a follow up comment, the State Department urged the international community to act 'immediately'..."


"Sly Liz shares Jaysh al Islam propaganda videos alleging CW attack in Douma. But she won't mention Jaysh al Islam's chemical lab just outside Douma."



Forget About Gaza, Bomb Assad!


"Israeli hawks urge US to strike Syria over Douma 'chemical attack'..."


State Dept Accuses Russia and Syria of Gassing Civilians Before Any Investigation *Must Read*


"Remember they wouldn't be working so hard to manufacture your consent for their strategic power-grabs if they didn't need your consent. Refuse to be bullied and manipulated into handing it over to them."


US Planning False Flag Chemical Attack to Justify Bombing Syria: Russia Says it Will Respond


"...Events in Syria increasingly resemble a direct confrontation between major powers rather than a proxy war. An alarming warning by Sergei Lavrov and Chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov is explosive and deserving of the widest possible dissemination."

"Military intervention under false and fabricated pretexts in Syria, when Russian servicemen stay at the request of the legitimate government is absolutely unacceptable and may trigger the gravest consequences."



Several Killed and Injured in 'Missile Attack' on Airbase in Homs - Syria State Media (and vid)


"A military airport in Homs province has been targeted in a 'missile attack' SANA reports. Although Syrian air defense systems allegedly intercepted at least 8 projectiles, several people were reportedly injured and killed. The attack was 'probably' carried out by the US, the agency said, but US officials have firmly denied such attacks. Meanwhile, Al Masdar News is reporting that 'unknown jets' entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon and is speculating that the jets could be Israeli..."


Israel stikes Syrian base:


And the Donald is gearing up for war.   Or gearing up to let his generals decide what to do:


He confirmed that military action in response to the attack was not off the table in his discussions of how to respond.

“Nothing is off the table … but the generals will make a decision in the next 24 hours,” Trump said."


No Trace of Chemical Weapons At Alleged Attack Site in Douma - Russian Military


"The Russian military has found no trace of chemical weapons after searching parts of Syria's Douma allegedly targeted by an 'attack'. Photos of victims posted by the White Helmets are fake, Russia's Defense Ministry said..."

'Israel Made A Mistake By Striking Syria and Jeopardizing Relations With Russia' - Expert


"...Now the mechanism of diplomatic and military consultations traditionally maintained between Russia and Israel - has been launched. I think it'll be hard for Israel to explain this aggressive act. The Syrian army is fighting terrorism and what Israel did can't be classified any other way [than] as aiding the terrorists, who are close to defeat in Eastern Ghouta,' ..."

Enter Bolton: Trump's New Security Adviser Comes With Chemical Casus Belli, on Hand


"On Monday evening, President Donald Trump will meet senior Pentagon officials with his new National Security Adviser John Bolton taking part. Bolton enters the office with a brand new pretext to bomb Syria..."


Don't Drink The Kool Aid!


"West promoting chemical false flags as pretext for military action. This brings to mind a popular meme now making the rounds on social media. It shows President Vladimir Putin speaking on the phone to Assad: 'The Syrian Army is winning the battle against the terrorists, the Russian leader notes. 'You've surrounded the last town, have overwhelming military force and are negotiating a surrender. What next?'

Below is a picture of Assad, who answers, very implausibly: 'Launch a chemical attack of no tactical significance to provoke international outrage and military intervention against me.' That, in a nutshell, is what the Western narrative would have us believe..." 

The Rush To War


"In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head-choppers have Israeli support and US and UK military 'advisers', every time the Syrian army is about to take control of a major jihadist enclave, at the last moment when victory is in their grasp, the Syrian Army allegedly attacks children with chemical weapons, for no military reason at all. We have been fed this narrative again and again and again..."

When a Government Declares A Verdict Before An Investigation, It's Because There's A Preexisting Agenda


"So far the only evidence they have given us is evidence that they are afraid of evidence..."


UNSC Meets To Discuss Reports of Chemical Attack in Syria


"The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting in its New York headquarters, April 9, 2018 to discuss reports of a chemical attack in Syria."


Exclusive Interview With Vanessa Beeley


"Syriana Analysis hosts independent British journalist Vanessa Beeley, who is now in Syria."


'We Hope You Come To Your Senses': Russia Warns US Against Illegal Syria Strike


"The US reaction to the alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma has clearly shown it was the long-sought pretext to attack Syria, which was finally provided by the 'White Helmets' provocateurs,' the Russian UN envoy said. 

The alleged chemical incident in Douma was only beneficial for the militants, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia said, urging his Western counterparts to explain why Damascus would decide to do so The purported attack was reported on Saturday, amid the evacuation of militants from the besieged town. 'This provocation was like a breeze of fresh air from the US and other Western countries Nebenzia said at the UNSC meeting on Tuesday. 

He warned the US and its allies against launching a military action in Syria, bypassing the UN. 'If you made a decision to carry out an illegal military endeavor, we hope...hope...that you will come to your senses. You will all be responsible for it yourselves. You don't want to hear that no signs of a chemical attack have been found in Douma. You've only sought a pretext and it was eagerly provided by the White Helmets' provocateurs..."

Trump: Washington To Respond Within 48 Hours To Syria 'Chemical Attack'

"Nikki Haley, the representative of the US, blamed the Syrian government for the attack despite little investigation having taken place and said the US intends to respond regardless of whether the UNSC approves of that or not."


Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

The logic of Nebenzia seems very strong to me. Just before this alleged gas attack, Trump was ordering his generals to plan a removal of U.S. forces from Syria as soon as possible. Now, I may not think that Assad is a genius, but I don't think he is stupid enough to ruin everything for himself, just when victory was at hand. In this case, I think the attack, if it happened at all, must have been by a different faction.


@ Michael: try Federico Pieraccini's piece in #464, or Craig Murray's @ #467. This is a geostrategic fight to the finish, nothing to do with dead babies, who made them or western liberals who occasionally pretend to care - but only for those that CBC or The Guardian tells them to. The Russians and Syrians offer surrendering jihadis bus-trips out to their own safe areas . By contrast, do you have any idea what the western coalition of which Canada is a member did to the people of Raqqa? Mosul?

"The only [US] mainstream cable news figure questioning the drive for a catastrophic war of Syrian regime change is a right-winger. Liberals are mocking him and MSNBC, NYT and CNN are egging Trump on to bomb. Corporate Democrats and their neocon pals have neutered anti-war politics."


"JUST IN: Eurocontrol warns airlines to exercise caution in Eastern Mediterranean due to possible launch of airstrikes into Syria in next 72 hours."



Russia says UK directly involved in chemical attack. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/world-news/russia-blames-uk-syria-chemical-attack



Sky News Cuts Off Top British General After  'Why Would Syria Launch a Gas Attack Now?' (and vid)

"UK broadcaster Sky News cut short Maj-Gen Jonathan Shaw in mid-sentence as he cast doubt on London's narrative on the alleged Syrian government gas attack in Douma..."



Syria 'Chemical Attack' Staged to Provoke US Airstrike, London Pushed Perpetrators - RF MoD (and vid)


"The Russian Defense Ministry has presented what it says is proof that the reported chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged. It also accused the British government of pressuring the perpetrators to speed up the 'provocation'.  The Russian Defense Ministry also has evidence that Britain had a direct involvement in arranging this provocation..."


Syria - Threat of Large War Recedes But May Come Back


"The expected US attack on Syria last night did not happen. Today US President Trump seemed to pull back from his earlier attempt to pressure Russia over a faked chemical incident in Ghouta, Syria. Trump is under pressure to do 'somthing'..."


US, UK and France Starting 'Precision Strikes' in Syria - Trump




General Wesley Clark: 'Wars Have Been Planned...'



BREAKING: Syrian Air Defence Systems Firing At US Missiles. Russian Air Defence Systems Now Also Firing. God Bless You Syria!




"Trump and May and Macron have attacked Syria before the OPCW started their investigations. Just remember that. Remember the lies and the lying liars that told them."



Galloway: TMOATS 13-4-2018 Bombs on Damascus


It has begun...

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

NDPP wrote:

It has begun...

Actully it's over.... Assad has won.

Rev Pesky

From Bec.De.Corbin:

Actully it's over.... Assad has won.

My personal opinion is it's pretty clear the 'West' has won. They wanted to destroy Syria, and they have.

​It's interesting that all of the countries the USA and their willing partners have fought against were all countries that were the most westernized of Middle East countries. Iraq, Libya, and now Syria have had their whole infrastructure destroyed. There is almost no chance they will ever be able to rise to the level they were before the wars.

Next on the list is Iran, but they're a bit more of a problem. They are a larger country in terms of population, and they have a fairly well developed industrial economy. 

However, that doesn't change the overall USA policy of destroying any country in the Middle East that may present a problem to them, even if it's only by going their own way.

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Excellent coverage, NDPP!


"Reports emerging that terrorists are using the airstrikes as cover to make gains and attack the civilians of Damascus, including Christian neighborhoods."



 BBC Journalist Exposing White Helmets Staging Chemical Attacks in Douma


"The Army of Islam and the White Helmets, that POTUS Trump is about to provide air cover for in Syria, have been caught staging corpses of dead children in Douma. A BBC journalist expressed skepticism about an alleged chemical attack in Syria that the Trump White House has, without evidence, blamed on Bashar Assad."


Strikes in Syria - The Hard Facts: With Max Blumenthal


"...This was all based on a report on social media. The source was the White Helmets and the Syrian American Medical Society. These two organizations are not what they claim to be.

US-Russia relations are worse than they've been at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. We also have to see this attack against the backdrop of Russiagate and the role of the liberal 'Mc-Resistance' in cultivating the atmosphere this attack took place in.

Goading Trump into 'doing something' to prove that he isn't 'Putin's puppet' - when it comes to bombing Syria on the basis of social media published by insurgent activists - total belief. They believe Trump and do not question his lies at all..."


Trudeau States Support For US-Led Strikes in Syria


"It is clear to Canada that chemical weapons were used and that they were used by the Assad regime."  - Chrystia Freeland, Global Affairs Canada


A Hollywood production?  Pinewood studios?  Unclear, as the Russian line keeps changing.


Which is not defend the U.S. missle strike, which was merely a Wag the Dog effort by Trump.



I wonder how China will react to all of this? Is this related to the current trade war starting between China and the US. Will North Korea play a role in this? 

Out of pure laziness, how severe are these recent attacks from the west on Syria? Are they like the fake/low impact attacks Trump made in 2017? Or is this very serious?


Last year's 'chemical weapons' attack

The Jimmy Dore Show


"Evidence suggests 'Syrian gas attack' is false flag"


The Jimmy Dore Show


"MIT Professor debunks media and White House on Syria gas attack."

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

All Out For Antiwar Actions This Weekend

Note: In addition to the protests below from UNAC, the ANSWER Coalition also has organized protests.  They write “The Pentagon and Trump administration are racing towards an expanded war in Syria, threatening massive airstrikes that would violate international law, take countless lives, boost Qaeda-affiliated armed groups and could potentially lead to an even wider regional war.”

Find a demonstration near you. Check out the list of announced actions below that ANSWER is calling or supporting. You can continue to check the website for new activities on our website or fill out this form to submit your protest for us to list....

If you do not see your city below, additional actions can be found on the Spring Action 2018 website as part of the ‘End the Wars at Home and Abroad’ Call to Action.


"Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice new and smart."  - Trump 

Decisive Failure of US Forces


"The 71 intercepted missiles of 103 launched are a decisive failure for the US and its allies. No doubt, the US military leadership did not expect this scenario. If the data provided by the Russian Defense Ministry is confirmed, this will be the first time in history when one side was able to repel a massive strike of so-called modern high precision weapons..."

Syrians in Damascus Cheer Anti-Missile Defence


"Syrians on Damascus rooftops cheer as volleys of anti-missile rockets are fired up to protect the Syrian people from American terrorism."


The Russians were warned ahead of time.  It’s a dog and pony show on both sides.


Syria - Manipulated Videos Fail to Launch


"Last night the US, UK and France launched a symbolic attack on Syria. It was not intended to hurt the Syrian government, its people or its allies. It did not hit any of Syria's allies. So far there is no report of anyone being killed or wounded. 

The only purpose of the attack was to do 'something' and to somewhat calm down the warmongers within these three 'western' countries. It was probably insufficient for that. As we wrote yesterday in the piece below - World War III had been called off. USA looks weaker than ever with this strike..."


No dog and pony show here!

OK so this is what I'm taking away from this recent military action.

This western attack was possibly a test of Russian military tech. And from the link provided by NDPP, along this line of thinking, the US probably doesn't want to engage Russia/China/Iran/India/Venezuela and any other recipient of Russian and Russian ally military tech after this test.

From the sounds of Trump now, he's seen enough and probably is signaling all the western war pigs to give it up.

I'm curious about the Israeli attack? Is Iran going to retaliate? Obviously Iran will seek the blessing of Russia/China before conducting missle strikes against Israel, so we'll see what happens in a week to month if anything comes out? In my opinion Israel has it coming to them in spades!

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

WWWTT wrote:

I'm curious about the Israeli attack? Is Iran going to retaliate? Obviously Iran will seek the blessing of Russia/China before conducting missle strikes against Israel, so we'll see what happens in a week to month if anything comes out? In my opinion Israel has it coming to them in spades!

I have read in a number of places over the last few years that the Iranian miltary doctrine is defensive only, with no plans for expansion of its borders, or attacking antagonists such as Saudi Arabia or Israel. Not to mention the fact that Israel would inflict much more severe revenge attacks than Iran could possibly mount against Israel. So I would say the answer to your question is definitively no.


The only Canadian demonstration I see is in Vancouver. Are there any other sites? Remember that such calls can be posted right here on rabble, under activism.


"With Canadian soldiers permanently based at the US Al Udeid base in Qatar, will the media bother seeking to clarify whether or not they were involved in any way in the Syria strikes?


epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

lagatta4 wrote:

The only Canadian demonstration I see is in Vancouver. Are there any other sites? Remember that such calls can be posted right here on rabble, under activism.

..ya i saw that too and that was held yesterday. i haven't come across any other.


Interestingly, there have been demos here against Macron's policies (and unfortunately a physical attack against a meeting of his party) here; perhaps the young French immigrants and students involved in the demos will add warmongering to Macron's many attacks on social and labour rights.

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Wow the internet is loaded with socal network pictures of all those shot down missles that had to have crashed all over the place in Syria.


Michael Moriarity wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

I'm curious about the Israeli attack? Is Iran going to retaliate? Obviously Iran will seek the blessing of Russia/China before conducting missle strikes against Israel, so we'll see what happens in a week to month if anything comes out? In my opinion Israel has it coming to them in spades!

I have read in a number of places over the last few years that the Iranian miltary doctrine is defensive only, with no plans for expansion of its borders, or attacking antagonists such as Saudi Arabia or Israel. Not to mention the fact that Israel would inflict much more severe revenge attacks than Iran could possibly mount against Israel. So I would say the answer to your question is definitively no.

I wouldn't be so sure of that?

Back in February, Israel alleges an armed Iranian drone flew into Israel from a base in Syria and after shooting it down, the Israelis attacked that Syrian base. And in the process the Syrians shot down an Israeli F-16.

I suspect there's a possibility that these recent attacks are related to this incident from February.

There are Iranian forces in Syria, they're fighting. I don't think there's much debate about this? Also the Israelis don't like that the Iranians are now next door and armed, again, not much of debate about these facts.

I think Iran Russia China and possibly Pakistan among several other countries may be looking to open up a proxy war in a western country. Pretty much the same thing that western countries have been doing with North African/Middle East countries recently. And Israel may be on the list?



Actually, I'm now even more convinced of the possibility of a strong Iranian retaliation against Israel as a result of the 7 dead Iranians in Syria!




WWWTT wrote:

From the sounds of Trump now, he's seen enough and probably is signaling all the western war pigs to give it up.

You never learn, do you?


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