UN Expert: End US Sanctions On Syria

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under the Caesar Act, US sanctions explicitly target Syria’s reconstruction in the aftermath [...]

Ex-UK Ambassador On Syria And Propaganda

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

Former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford on how the US and its allies continue to wage war on Syria via sadistic sanctions, an illegal US military occupation, the OPCW cover-up, and media [...]

Proponents Of Forever War In Syria Can’t Answer One Question

By Dan DePetris, Responsible Statecraft. -

Before Robert Gates stepped down as secretary of defense after a five-year tenure, the veteran national security hand offered one more piece of wisdom to impart. Speaking to a roomful of Army [...]

Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up Of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

This should be a global scandal,” said journalist Aaron Maté on the suppression of evidence from experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to push for [...]

Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly Of Empire

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Most Americans don’t know reality. They know their personal reality, but unfortunately their reality is thoroughly detached from real pure, uncut reality. For example, do they know that police [...]

Ex-OPCW Chief Jose Bustani Reads Syria Testimony Blocked At UN

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

Jose Bustani was invited to brief the Security Council on the OPCW’s cover-up of an investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. The US, UK, and France bombed [...]

A Doctor Smuggles Lifesaving Equipment

By Blaise Malley, Prospect.org. -

He bought it in the United States, shipped it to a friend through Europe and into Lebanon, and found a way to smuggle it by road into Syria. But this was a piece of contraband only made illegal [...]

The Syria Boondoggle

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.). Antiwar.com. -

Mark my words: an American soldier will soon die for next to nothing in Syria. Here’s a mission that takes all the absurdity of America’s post-9/11 wars of choice to their logical conclusion. As [...]

US’ Theft Of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

By Steven Chovanec, Mintpress News. -

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and [...]

The US Expeditionary Kleptocracy

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

Of course, a desperate US military – and its Washington masters – had an expedient solution for the ethno-sectarian strife they’d catalyzed: consider it the Lebanon formula. So [...]

Is The US Deliberately Trying To Provoke A Military Crisis With Russia?

By Ted Galen Carpenter, The American Conservative. -

There has been a long string of U.S. provocations toward Russia. The first one came in the late 1990s and the initial years of the twenty-first century when Washington violated tacit promises [...]

US And Russia Collide, While Syrian Tribes Call For US Withdrawal

By Steven Sahiounie, Middle East Discourse. -

On August 20, Pres. Trump met with Iraq’s PM, and said the US is leaving Iraq “fairly rapidly” and making decisions on Syria “fairly soon.”  The Iraqi Parliament called for the total withdrawal [...]

Syria: What Actually Happened In Collision Between US And Russian Forces

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

On Tuesday, four US service members were reported injured with concussion-like symptoms in an incident involving Russian forces. However, White House National Security Council spokesperson John [...]

Lebanon: Inconvenient Truths About Syria, Iran, Hezbollah And The Shia ‘Street’

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

There’s been a lot of nonsense passing as truth in post-blast Lebanon reporting. Most centers around alarmism about Hezbollah’s nefarious influence, the West’s "opportunity" to destroy it, and [...]

Might Belarus Become The Next Syria?

By The Saker. -

There are signs that Russia is intervening in the Belarusian crisis (finally!) First and foremost, we can see a truly radical change in Lukashenko’s policies: if his initial instinct was to [...]