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Syria warns of 'serious repercussions' after Israel launches airstrike on Aleppo


"The Syrian Foreign Ministry in a statement warned that the regime in Tel Aviv will bear 'full responsibility' of consequences resulting from its unrelenting military attacks against the war-torn country.

The statement added that the aerial aggression by Tel Aviv coincided with missile attacks by al-Nusra Front terrorists in parts of Aleppo. The attacks were launched from the group's hideouts in northwestern Idlib Province, the last major militant stronghold in the country..."


Canada supports these jihadi headchoppers.


It is a scandal in contemporary international law, don’t forget, that while “wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages” is a war crime of long standing, the bombing of cities from airplanes goes not only unpunished but virtually unaccused. Air bombardment is state terrorism, the terrorism of the rich. It has burned up and blasted apart more innocents in the past six decades than have all the antistate terrorists who ever lived. Something has benumbed our consciousness against this reality. In the United States we would not consider for the presidency a man who had once thrown a bomb into a crowded restaurant, but we are happy to elect a man who once dropped bombs from airplanes that destroyed not only restaurants but the buildings that contained them and the neighborhoods that surrounded them. I went to Iraq after the Gulf war and saw for myself what the bombs did; “wanton destruction” is just the term for it. – C. Douglas Lummis, political scientist

A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn’t have an air force.

The bombing list

  • Korea and China 1950-53 (Korean War)
  • Guatemala 1954
  • Indonesia 1958
  • Cuba 1959-1961
  • Guatemala 1960
  • Congo 1964
  • Laos 1964-73
  • Vietnam 1961-73
  • Cambodia 1969-70
  • Guatemala 1967-69
  • Grenada 1983
  • Lebanon 1983, 1984 (both Lebanese and Syrian targets)
  • Libya 1986
  • El Salvador 1980s
  • Nicaragua 1980s
  • Iran 1987
  • Panama 1989
  • Iraq 1991 (Persian Gulf War)
  • Kuwait 1991
  • Somalia 1993
  • Bosnia 1994, 1995
  • Sudan 1998
  • Afghanistan 1998
  • Yugoslavia 1999
  • Yemen 2002
  • Iraq 1991-2003 (US/UK on regular basis)
  • Iraq 2003-2015
  • Afghanistan 2001-2015
  • Pakistan 2007-2015
  • Somalia 2007-8, 2011
  • Yemen 2009, 2011
  • Libya 2011, 2015
  • Syria 2014-2016


Iran, April 2003 – hit by US missiles during bombing of Iraq, killing at least one person

Pakistan, 2002-03 – bombed by US planes several times as part of combat against the Taliban and other opponents of the US occupation of Afghanistan

China, 1999 – its heavily bombed embassy in Belgrade is legally Chinese territory, and it appears rather certain that the bombing was no accident (see chapter 25 of Rogue State)

France, 1986 – After the French government refused the use of its air space to US warplanes headed for a bombing raid on Libya, the planes were forced to take another, longer route; when they reached Libya they bombed so close to the French embassy that the building was damaged and all communication links knocked out.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 13, 1985 – A bomb dropped by a police helicopter burned down an entire block, some 60 homes destroyed, 11 dead, including several small children. The police, the mayor’s office, and the FBI were all involved in this effort to evict a black organization called MOVE from the house they lived in.

"Them other guys are really shocking"

“We should expect conflicts in which adversaries, because of cultural affinities different from our own, will resort to forms and levels of violence shocking to our sensibilities.” – Department of Defense, 1999


POTUS's are all war criminals, it comes with the job description.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

POTUS's are all war criminals, it comes with the job description.

Indeed, and Chomsky gives the chapter and verse.


Thanks for that link MM. I wonder about people like JKR who seem to understand many issues but are blinded to the extent that their perception is being manipulated by sources like AI and NED.


What's AI and NED?


Amnesty International and the National Endowment for Democracy.


AI is probably the most famous human rights organization in the world. Why should they be mistrusted?  In any case, it seems to me that millions of Syrians think Assad's a brutal dictator,

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

JKR wrote:

In any case, it seems to me that millions of Syrians think Assad's a brutal dictator,

As I have tried to point out several times, that is not the issue. el-Sisi is a brutal dictator in Egypt, and the U.S, feels no obligation to save the Egyptian people from him. Ditto Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Ditto dozens more similar cases. But only the civilians of Syria were worth helping, by funding a brutal civil war waged mostly by non-Syrian Wahhabi jihadis who oppose Assad because he is an Alawite.


The German state had to enter Czechoslovakia to protect the Sudeten German population from human rights abuses. The reason why the UN Charter was drafted like it was is because aggressors always use human rights as their excuse. Unfortunately the world lost its mind and now has entered into a world where US based NGO's point out the faults of selective regimes that do not bend the knee to imperial power and then they and the Western media ramp up the human rights propaganda, as a prelude to invading, for the good of the people.

I support the UN Charter not NATO's rule's based order and if you cannot see the intersection with the propaganda arm and the endless wars over the last two decade then you are really missing the action.




The bombs rain down as I visit the Idlib frontlines and witness the atrocities committed against civilians by NATO-backed terror


"Children are being killed, homes are being shelled, and fields scorched, often by Al-Qaida affiliated terrorists armed with US-made weapons or by Turkish artillery. Where's the outcry in the West against these war crimes...?"

Outcry? Here most cheer on the terrorists but insist 'foreign affairs' is not a concern.


It's time to end the US War on Syria not restart it


"In May, the AP claimed President Biden would soon put a stop to a US energy company's ongoing theft of oil from a region in Syria that's illegally occupied by US troops. So far it's not clear anything has changed. Syrian oil reportedly continues to be extracted by Americans, in what constitutes 'pillaging' under international law.

The company is owned by an ex-US special forces operative and a George W Bush administration appointee. Some may be surprised by this. Sadly, the boots-on-the-ground occupation in eastern Syria is just the tip of the iceberg.

Worse yet, even after 10 years of war and much of the country in ruins  - and despite recent relative stability that's allowed for the return of some of the millions of displaced - the Biden administration appears poised to prolong Syria's suffering..."

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Everything touched by so-called "humanitarian interventionists" turns to shit and lines a few foreign corporation pockets (even that graft is short term). Cases in point include Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.


Hopefully its end is coming soon. But continued cheerleading for its nastiness by so-called 'progressives' repeating its imperial talking points is hard to take. Hedges suggests an explanation:  'Why is the malaise of a dying civilization expressed through sadism rather than righteous anger...?'

Chris Hedges: The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire



'Why is the malaise of a dying civilization expressed through sadism rather than righteous anger?'