Syria: Turkish Military Provided ‘Support Fire’ in al-Qaeda Takeover of Town

Apr 28, 2015, Antiwar.com Syria’s Foreign Ministry was quoted on the nation’s state media today as blaming Turkey in large measure for al-Qaeda’s takeover of the border town of Jisr al-Shughour, saying Turkish military forces providing both logistics support and providing “support fire” for advancing Islamists. This is not the first time Syria has blamed…

8 Reasons HRW’s report of “chlorine attacks” stinks

  On April 13, 2015, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report “Syria: Chemicals Used in Idlib Attacks”.  It begins: “Evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks in Idlib”.  The report has been widely broadcast and accepted without skepticism or public scrutiny until now. We are more…

Who Are the Starving and Besieged Residents of Yarmouk and Why Are They There?

Apr 21, 2015, Dissident Voice -Paul Larudee There are many illusions about what is happening to the Yarmouk district of Damascus and its Palestinian refugee population. The district was originally set aside in 1957 for Palestinian refugees already living there, whom Israel had expelled from their homes in 1948, with periodic additional populations thereafter. Today…

From the Engel/NBC Hoax to HRW’s Chlorine Gas Report: Biased Reporting on Syria in the Service of War

Apr 20, 2015, Counter Punch -Rick Sterling It has been confirmed that TV journalist Richard Engel’s kidnapping/rescue in norther Syria in late 2012 was a hoax. NBC management knew the story was probably false but proceeded to broadcast it anyway. There are at least two good things about “Engelgate”. * It is clear evidence of…

The Saudi Strategy in Yemen [ VIDEO interview]

Apr 21, 2015, Stop Imperialism.org Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on Press TV to provide his analysis of the continuing Saudi airstrikes on Yemen. He explains that, aside form the ghastly humanitarian crisis the aggression has created, Saudi Arabia has done little to break the Houthi-Saleh alliance. Draitser also comments on the central role of…

Yarmouk Coordination Council announcement (Arabic)

PDF version:Yarmouk Coordination Council announcement (Arabic) انقلاب «منظمة التحرير» على اتفاق استعادة اليرموك يتفاعل داخل «فتح»…هدوء حذر يخيم على وسط المخيم ومصادر فلسطينية تجدد التأكيد: لا مفاوضات طلال ناجي يؤكد: سنستعيد المخيم… سنمنع تمددهم وسنحرر مخيمنا ولن يكون مخيمنا ممراً أو مقراً للمسلحين».  عباس زكي: الارتباك في مواجهة العدوان جبن وخذلان وأبو غريبة:يؤكد أن الحياد…