Amid foreign imposed war, Syrian government works for reconciliation

April 15, 2016, Crescent Online -by Ken Stone The western mainstream media portray Syria as a brutal dictatorship. However, that description does not at all fit Ali Heidar, Minister for National Reconciliation of the Syrian government. Our Second International Tour of Peace visited Mr. Heidar at 8 pm in his private office in downtown Damascus…

Liberated Palmyra: a photo essay by Prof. Tim Anderson

“Palmyra’s citadel. The Syrian Army and Russian air power made great efforts to avoid historic sites, but the citadel did suffer some damage in the fierce fighting,, as DAESH tried to seize that higher ground.” -Professor Tim Anderson   April 16, 2016, Professor Tim Anderson [see: Why Palmyra, Recently Liberated, Is a Historical Treasure] “We…

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The Liberation of Palmyra: Syria Bloody but Unbowed by Western-backed Terror Campaign

SOTT.net 1 April 2016 (Global Research) -Eva Bartlett The recent liberation of Syria’s Palmyra (a UNESCO world Heritage site) by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allies is an important victory for numerous reasons. Not only does it send yet another message to the different Western-backed terrorist factions (which Syria has been fighting for the…

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ELECTION DAY IN SYRIA

-Ken Stone,  Treasurer, Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War Damascus: Today, the members of the Second International Tour of Peace to Syria were offered the privilege of accompanying the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church as he went to vote in the Syrian parliamentary elections. Gregorious III, the spiritual head of millions of Catholics…

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Voices from Syria: Assad is Essential for Syria’s Unity & Security Part 3

Feb 28, 2016, 21st Century Wire Part 1 and  Part 2 -Rev. Andrew Ashdown “Syria’s triumph over terrorism and maintaining the secular identity of Syria is what will bring back a good relationship with Europe.  It will also solve the problem of refugees and it will restore peace. Nothing can be achieved without getting rid…

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Voices from Syria: “Syria’s Secularism and Pluralism Cannot Survive without Assad.” Part 2

Feb 27 2016, 21st Century Wire -Rev. Andrew Ashdown Part 1 here “What the government and Russian army are doing is fighting Takfiris.  Few civilians are left there [Aleppo], but we know there has been collateral damage. That is sad, but war is dirty and everyone is guilty.   But the government is not targeting civilians.”…

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Voices from Syria: Reports from Inside Syria by Rev. Andrew Ashdown – Part 1

Feb 26, 2016, 21st Century Wire -Rev. Andrew Ashdown ” ‘Freedom?’  I hate the word ‘Freedom’. ‘Freedom’ to me means guns and bullets, suicide bombings and killings.  I have deleted the word from my vocabulary. Don’t talk to me about ‘freedom’. We had peace before they brought us ‘freedom’.” I was sitting in an old…

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Syria Dispatch: Most Syrians Support Assad, Reject Phony Foreign ‘Revolution’

  © Eva Bartlett A newly opened fruit and vegetable stand in Homs’ Old City. Mon, 07 Mar 2016, SOTT.net -Eva Bartlett In April 2014 I first visited Syria, going to Homs and Latakia, in addition to Damascus. On each of my three subsequent trips to Syria, speaking moderate colloquial Arabic, I have been able…

Do we need a bigger war?

The Syrian Army and its allies have clearly turned the tide in the Syrian war.  The “facts on the ground” have changed dramatically for all the major players, and constitute a major reversal for all the forces that have tried to institute “regime change” in Syria, in violation of its sovereignty.  The Geneva “Peace Conference”…