The Clandestine War In Deir ez-Zor heats up/ Report By Tom Duggan & Nana Lancaster – Mark Taliano

Over the past few weeks the lives of at least three tribal Sheiks have been taken and many more threatened or had financial rewards offered to them. Sheik Alwawi Al Salman of the tribe Al Bakara, was killed the first day of Eid. Today we can add another’s name to the long list of peopleContinue reading “The Clandestine War In Deir ez-Zor heats up/ Report By Tom Duggan & Nana Lancaster – Mark Taliano”

TCTT – Issue 49

The Critical Thinking Times Real News, Information & Analysis in a Newspaper Format. Click picture to view issue. PDF Links: WordPress Mega Dropbox

IMPRESSIONS FROM AN INFORMAL MEETING WITH ASMA AL-ASSAD, SYRIA’S FIRST LADY – In Gaza

I had been sitting in a small entrance room for what seemed less than a minute when the door opened and Syria’s first lady, Her Excellency Asma al-Assad, greeted me with a warm smile, welcoming me inside a slightly larger sitting room. In official meetings I had had over the years in Syria, I wasContinue reading “IMPRESSIONS FROM AN INFORMAL MEETING WITH ASMA AL-ASSAD, SYRIA’S FIRST LADY – In Gaza”

This Week in the Guardian #10 – OffGuardian

Polly Toynbee’s minders have let her loose at the gin again, and she’s rattled off an incoherent mess of an article which is essentially an effort in curling all the people she doesn’t like into one ball and flushing it down the toilet. She’s overjoyed that the government has already committed to buying 90 MILLIONContinue reading “This Week in the Guardian #10 – OffGuardian”

Syrian Parliamentary Elections – Stephen Lendman

Despite endless US-led war on Syria and its people, 1,656 candidates, including around 200 women, are vying for 250 seats in Sunday parliamentary elections. Nearly 7,300 polling stations are accommodating voters in all provinces. Candidates from Bashar al-Assad’s National Progressive Front are favored to win majority control. Sunday’s legislative election is the third since theContinue reading “Syrian Parliamentary Elections – Stephen Lendman”

Syrian Christians respond to Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman agenda – Vanessa Beeley

Nabel Alabdalla , the commander of the National Defence Forces is proposing an initiative to build a symbolic scaled down version of the church in defiance of Erdogan’s decision and to name it after Hagia Sophia. The cornerstone for the church will be laid in Sqeilbiyyeh with the blessings of the Bishop of Hama, NicolaContinue reading “Syrian Christians respond to Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman agenda – Vanessa Beeley”

Hope Is Gone, Evil Has Taken Over, We Are At War With The Western Leaders/By Father Daniel, Belgium Priest In Syria – Mark Taliano

Dear Friends, A deep disappointment and a fatigue together with the regular and unanimous will to deal with this increasingly difficult situation continue to help each other, that is, as far as I can tell it, the predominantly sense of life of the Syrian people. However, this asks people nothing but to let the peopleContinue reading “Hope Is Gone, Evil Has Taken Over, We Are At War With The Western Leaders/By Father Daniel, Belgium Priest In Syria – Mark Taliano”

Media Big Lies Over SC Debate on Aid to Syrians – Stephen Lendman

Since Obama regime preemptive war on Syria began in March 2011, a nonbelligerent state threatening no one, establishment media reporting on endless war has been some of the most abysmal in modern memory. The US-led fourth estate consistently and repeatedly blames Bashar al-Assad’s government for high crimes of war and against humanity committed against SyriaContinue reading “Media Big Lies Over SC Debate on Aid to Syrians – Stephen Lendman”

UN COI Blames Syria for US-Supported High Crimes Against the State and its People – Stephen Lendman

Formed in September 2011, the so-called Committee of Inquiry on Syria (COI) is an instrument of pro-Western imperial propaganda. Its reports largely blame Syria’s Bashar al-Assad government for high crimes of war and against humanity committed by US and so-called coalition partners, as well as ISIS and other jihadists used as imperial proxies. Syria’s UNContinue reading “UN COI Blames Syria for US-Supported High Crimes Against the State and its People – Stephen Lendman”

Regime Change in Syria Remains Hard-Wired US Policy – Stephen Lendman

Bashar al-Assad is overwhelmingly popular. If he seeks another term as president, he’ll like to be overwhelmingly reelected, repeating his June 2014 landslide triumph — a process judged open, free, and fair by independent international monitors. From day one of Obama regime aggression on Syria to the present day, now Trump’s war, Washington’s uncompromising objectiveContinue reading “Regime Change in Syria Remains Hard-Wired US Policy – Stephen Lendman”

Establishment Media Propaganda War on Syria – Stephen Lendman

Establishment media reports on what remains ongoing in war-torn Syria are some of the most abysmal in modern memory — bearing no relation to reality on the ground. US-led aggression, supported by NATO, Israel, and the Saudis is called “civil war” — despite nothing remotely “civil” about what’s going on. Cutthroat killer terrorists are calledContinue reading “Establishment Media Propaganda War on Syria – Stephen Lendman”

Al-Moallem: The real goal behind the so-celled Caesar Act is to open the door for the return of terrorism – SANA

Deputy prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid Al-Moallem said that the real goal behind the so-called “Caesar Act” is to open the door for terrorism to return to Syria as in 2011 and to force Syria to give up its alliance with the resistance. In a press conference on Tuesday, al-Moallem said that theContinue reading “Al-Moallem: The real goal behind the so-celled Caesar Act is to open the door for the return of terrorism – SANA”

US Economic Embargo​​​​​​​ on Syria Is ‘Crime Against Humanity’ – Global Research

“What the mainstream doesn’t say is that the West is entirely guilty of supreme international war crimes, daily really. The entire regime-change wars have no basis in international law. They claim that it’s about humanitarianism but of course there’s nothing humanitarian about it,” the Canadian analyst said. “The West does not now and never didContinue reading “US Economic Embargo​​​​​​​ on Syria Is ‘Crime Against Humanity’ – Global Research”

Caesar’s Palace: 5 questions on America’s latest round of Syria sanctions – OffGuardian

For many a decade we’ve been nurtured in a view of sanctions (preferable to the harsher term, ‘blockade’) as almost benign – the gentle nudging by a caring parent to encourage a wayward child to mend her ways. The most serious puncturing of so naive and rose-tinted a view came when, it having emerged thatContinue reading “Caesar’s Palace: 5 questions on America’s latest round of Syria sanctions – OffGuardian”

The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn’t Drop From a Plane – Eva Bartlett

As a consequence of the war on Syria, there has been immeasurable loss: the destruction of historic places like Palmyra, Maaloula (the  ancient Aramaic village northeast of Damascus), Aleppo’s souqs; and the  destruction of city districts in the fight against terrorism. Aleppo’s  souqs were being carefully restored when  I traveled to Syria in March. Yet, there isContinue reading “The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn’t Drop From a Plane – Eva Bartlett”

Caesar Law, media misrepresented protests, Syrian resistance – Vanessa Beeley with Sweida citizen – Vanessa Beeley

Yesterday, I travelled to Sweida, to the eastern countryside of Sweida City.   It is almost two years since the harrowing events of the 25th July 2018 when ISIS attacked Sweida and the villages of Shrehi and Shbeki, massacring women and children as they lay sleeping, in their homes at 4am.   My article forContinue reading “Caesar Law, media misrepresented protests, Syrian resistance – Vanessa Beeley with Sweida citizen – Vanessa Beeley”

The West’s Criminal Embargo Against Syria Collectively Punishes Syrians as it Helps the Terrorists/ Commentary by Tom Duggan – Mark Taliano

Too many fat business men trying to manipulate the market ,as always in a country at war there is always war profiteering by certain people. President Bashar Al Assad is doing his best in trying to help and to stop the economic terrorism that has been forced on his people by the USA and theContinue reading “The West’s Criminal Embargo Against Syria Collectively Punishes Syrians as it Helps the Terrorists/ Commentary by Tom Duggan – Mark Taliano”

UK’s Information Warfare in Syria – New Eastern Outlook

In recent years, the use of such methods (of information warfare) by the United States and Great Britain has been particularly noticeable in Syria, where attempts to replace the current regime by military means, and the creation and subsequent reinforcement of opposition forces and even terrorist groups, such as Al-Qaeda and Daesh (editor’s note: bothContinue reading “UK’s Information Warfare in Syria – New Eastern Outlook”

Why the Empire’s media arm must lie about Syria’s allies – The Saker

As per usual with Empire media, sourcing and fact checking doesn’t seem to be something that’s on their priority list. Since Bloomberg’s pathetic article was published on April 28, tons of media outlets have spinned the story and added more speculations and wishful thinking. … Another factor playing part in the Presstitute media’s lies aboutContinue reading “Why the Empire’s media arm must lie about Syria’s allies – The Saker”

This Week in the Guardian #7 – OffGuardian

In China, apparently, Xi Jinping is trying to make sure Uyghur Muslims get infected with the coronavirus. In Syria, Bashar al Assad is supposedly doing the same thing to rebels in Idlib. Both these “tyrants” are, apparently, trying to effect genocide using a virus that, everyone admits, kills less than 1% of the population. TheContinue reading “This Week in the Guardian #7 – OffGuardian”

George Soros Wants You to Believe Russia Is a Danger to World Peace, Turkey’s Erdogan an Angel – American Herald Tribune

Soros states his belief that “Assad is the most barbarous ruler that the world has seen since Joseph Stalin. When his own people rose up against him, he developed a military strategy designed to inflict the greatest possible harm on his civilian opponents. He deliberately targeted hospitals, schools and kindergartens, trying to kill or maimContinue reading “George Soros Wants You to Believe Russia Is a Danger to World Peace, Turkey’s Erdogan an Angel – American Herald Tribune”

The Illegal United States and Allied Invasion of Iraq & Syria Reaches Crisis Point – New Eastern Outlook

The western media have long ignored their presumed obligation to report fairly and accurately on matters of significant importance. This is nowhere more obvious than in the ongoing Middle East conflicts. https://journal-neo.org/2020/04/09/the-illegal-united-states-and-allied-invasion-of-iraq-syria-reaches-crisis-point/

OPCW Again Falsely Blames Syria for CW Attacks by US Supported Jihadists – Stephen Lendman

Instead of “credible and transparent” on-site inspections and unbiased reports, the organization operates as an imperial tool, its mandate abandoned, its credibility irreparably lost. In all US preemptive wars of aggression on invented enemies, its ruling authorities use chemical, biological, radiological, and other banned weapons. US-dominated NATO and Israel operate much the same way —Continue reading “OPCW Again Falsely Blames Syria for CW Attacks by US Supported Jihadists – Stephen Lendman”

The Truth About Syria – Madelyn Hoffman on Syria, regime change, and the lies of main stream media – Mark Taliano

Madelyn Hoffman-Director— New Jersey Peace Action, on Syria, regime change, and the lies of main stream media https://www.marktaliano.net/the-truth-about-syria-madelyn-hoffman-on-syria-regime-change-and-the-lies-of-main-stream-media/

US Hot War in Syria and by Other Means on Iran – Stephen Lendman

High crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide are longstanding US practices — not how Syria and Iran operate. No so-called Syrian Democratic Forces exist, just cutthroat killer jihadists supported by the US and its imperial partners. Time and again, the US, NATO, and Israel blame victims of their aggression for high crimes committed againstContinue reading “US Hot War in Syria and by Other Means on Iran – Stephen Lendman”