War through a child’s eyes – We Are Not Numbers

The first Israeli prime minister of occupied Palestine, David Ben-Gurion, once said, “The old will die and the young will forget.” Maybe he was right about the first part, but he was completely wrong on the last. Like most Palestinian youths, I have survived three bloody wars, each unforgettable, haunting my mind and soul toContinue reading “War through a child’s eyes – We Are Not Numbers”

The Lebanese Army Loses Two Soldiers Fighting NATO Terrorists – Syria News

The Lebanese Army stated that two of its soldiers were killed in an attack against one of its posts in Arman, Minya, in the north of Lebanon, the attack was carried out by a terrorist group. A statement by the Lebanese Army said: ‘Terrorists in a car opened fire towards the guards in one ofContinue reading “The Lebanese Army Loses Two Soldiers Fighting NATO Terrorists – Syria News”

The US-backed SDF militias kill two young men in the countryside of Raqqa – The Syria Times

On September 27, the US-backed SDF militias killed two young men from the village of al-Tarwaziyah, north of the city of Raqqa. Local sources said that armed groups of the SDF militia attacked the people of the village of al-Tarwaziyah near the M4 international route, north of the city of Raqqa, during a campaign ofContinue reading “The US-backed SDF militias kill two young men in the countryside of Raqqa – The Syria Times”

Turkish occupation’s mercenaries storm villages in Hasaka countryside, loot locals’ properties – The Syria Times

The terrorist mercenaries stormed several houses, looted the locals’ money, gold and some valuable properties under the threat of arms. On Friday, a group of Turkish-backed terrorist mercenaries attacked the villages of al-Asadeyeh and al-Asadeyeh al-Sharqiyeh, al-Safeh, Tal Khanzeer and Dahmaa in Ras al-Ayn countryside. They stormed the houses, kidnapped a number of civilians andContinue reading “Turkish occupation’s mercenaries storm villages in Hasaka countryside, loot locals’ properties – The Syria Times”

TCTT – Issue 57

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

Syria says terrorist groups brought 2 tons of chemical substances to Idlib to stage false flag attack against civilians – The Syria Times

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed on Wednesday that terrorists, in cooperation with “the White Helmets” group, supported by their operators, and in coordination with the Turkish regime, are planning to stage a false flag chemical attack against civilians in Idlib.    The source said that terrorists  affiliated to theContinue reading “Syria says terrorist groups brought 2 tons of chemical substances to Idlib to stage false flag attack against civilians – The Syria Times”

Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse – The Palestine Chronicle

Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever serve as a substitute for emotions. Indeed, the stories of life, death – andContinue reading “Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse – The Palestine Chronicle”

America’s Broken Syria Project – New Eastern Outlook

A recent altercation between Russian forces and US occupiers in northeastern Syria helped highlight the increasingly tenuous position Washington holds not only in Syria but across the entire Middle East.After attempting to block Russian military vehicles, US forces found themselves being literally plowed out of the way with overwhelming Russian airpower hovering overhead. After complainingContinue reading “America’s Broken Syria Project – New Eastern Outlook”

TURKISH-BACKED SYRIAN MILITANTS PREPARE TO PARTICIPATE IN AZERBAIJANI-ARMENIAN CONFLICT – South Front

1,000 fighters of the so-called Syrian National Army, a coalition of Turkish-funded militant groups, will be moved to Azerbaijan in September as a part of a 6-month long deployment, Syrian pro-militant media reported. According to reports, Turkish proxies will pass additional training and may even be deployed along the contact line with Armenian forces nearContinue reading “TURKISH-BACKED SYRIAN MILITANTS PREPARE TO PARTICIPATE IN AZERBAIJANI-ARMENIAN CONFLICT – South Front”

Sergey Lavrov’s UN Address – Stephen Lendman

Addressing the world body from Moscow in its 75th anniversary year, Lavrov praised its post-WW II founders — despite failure of the organization to fulfill its founding principles. Established in 1945 to prevent the scourge of another devastating global war, the UN was largely co-opted to serve US-led Western interests.  Its secretary-general and other keyContinue reading “Sergey Lavrov’s UN Address – Stephen Lendman”

The Netherlands Doubling Down on Harming the Syrian People, for Trump – Syria News

The Netherlands, like other NATO member states, is involved in the role-play model passing different tasks among themselves that all result in punishing the Syrian people for resisting to fall prey for the US hegemony through terrorist groups, Syria. One of the roles assigned to the Netherlands is being activated now, however, it’s either theContinue reading “The Netherlands Doubling Down on Harming the Syrian People, for Trump – Syria News”

The American occupation transports two leaders of the (ISIS) terrorists from Ghoyran prison and liquidates others in Al-Malikiyah prison in Hasaka – The Syria Times

The American occupation forces continue to invest in ISIS terrorists by transferring them from prisons in northern Syria to implement Washington’s plans in the region, and sometimes to liquidate a number of takfiri leaders as part of their attempts to hide the evidence of their involvement in supporting ISIS terrorists . The American occupation transportsContinue reading “The American occupation transports two leaders of the (ISIS) terrorists from Ghoyran prison and liquidates others in Al-Malikiyah prison in Hasaka – The Syria Times”

The American occupation sends 60 military vehicles from Iraq to its illegal bases in Syria – The Syria Times

The American occupation forces have sent a convoy of military vehicles to their illegal bases in the Syrian territories from Iraq via the illegal Al-Walid crossing. … The American occupation forces frequently send convoys of trucks loaded with weapons and military and logistical equipment to Hasaka through illegal crossings to reinforce their illegal presence inContinue reading “The American occupation sends 60 military vehicles from Iraq to its illegal bases in Syria – The Syria Times”

US SENDS M2A2 BRADLEY IFVS TO CHALLENGE RUSSIAN FORCES IN NORTHERN SYRIA – South Front

The US military has reinforced its troops, supposedly mostly withdrawn from Syria, with a new batch of military equipment, this time M2A2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. In an official comment released on September 18, the US-led coalition said that mechanized infantry assets, including Bradley IFVs, were positioned to Syria in order to “ensure the enduringContinue reading “US SENDS M2A2 BRADLEY IFVS TO CHALLENGE RUSSIAN FORCES IN NORTHERN SYRIA – South Front”

US to Deploy Bradley Fighting Vehicles Into Syria – 21st Century Wire

Despite recent pledges by the Trump Administration to drawdown forces in the Middle East, specifically with cuts in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials in Washington do not appear to be extending such pre-election pledges for its running contingent still illegally occupying parts of northeastern Syria. In a contradictory announcement on Friday, US military said that they will be deployingContinue reading “US to Deploy Bradley Fighting Vehicles Into Syria – 21st Century Wire”

US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen – James Corbett

Remember that whole Yemen thing? You know, that little genocide that Saudi Arabia has been perpetrating out in the Arabian peninsula? If you’re like most people in the Western world, the answer is probably “no.” After all, you’ve got racist pancake syrup characters and other pressing political matters to attend to. But it turns outContinue reading “US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen – James Corbett”

False Flag Anticipated By Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari/ By Basma Qaddour – Mark Taliano

Syria’s permanent representative to UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said today: Some Western Governments still refuse to repatriate their terrorists, together with their families and children -and here we are talking about 72,000 terrorists and future terrorists located in one camp under the supervision of the American occupation forces and their proxy separatist militias. These veryContinue reading “False Flag Anticipated By Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari/ By Basma Qaddour – Mark Taliano”

TCTT – Issue 56

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

The legacy of the Sabra and Shatila massacre lives on through its survivors – We Are Not Numbers

I often find myself wondering, “Why must Palestininas struggle wherever we are? Are we cursed?” Forcing us to flee our homes and leave everything behind in 1948 (the year of the Nakba, when Israel was created at our expense) was not enough. Our punishment continued. There are so many examples that could be cited. But inContinue reading “The legacy of the Sabra and Shatila massacre lives on through its survivors – We Are Not Numbers”

Normalization is not peace – We Are Not Numbers

I want peace too.But you ask me to disarm,while you still hold a gunand point it at my face.At the same moment thatyou’re talking fast,a Palestinian girl criesas your bulldozer destroys her home.A young man from Gazais turned back at the border,unable to fulfill his dream.Goods made by my people’s handsare denied the marketsthat couldContinue reading “Normalization is not peace – We Are Not Numbers”

RUSSIAN CLOUDS OVER TURKISH-BACKED JIHADI PARADISE IN IDLIB – South Front

Currently, Ankara has almost 10,000 troops and thousands of pieces of military equipment, including battle tanks and artillery, in northwestern Syria. If the media reports are true, the formal and widely-promoted withdrawal of a dozen Turkish military trucks with several dozen troops will not change the situation strategically. Ankara has repeatedly demonstrated that it isContinue reading “RUSSIAN CLOUDS OVER TURKISH-BACKED JIHADI PARADISE IN IDLIB – South Front”

Video: More Neocon Propaganda? US ‘Officials’ Claim Iran Plotting Hit On US Ambassador – Ron Paul Institute

The breathless headlines about an alleged Iranian plot to kill the US Ambassador to South Africa in retaliation for the US assassination of Iranian General Soleimani captured everyone’s attention over the past few days. President Trump threatened Iran with destruction if they even think about it. But behind the headlines, is there anything to thisContinue reading “Video: More Neocon Propaganda? US ‘Officials’ Claim Iran Plotting Hit On US Ambassador – Ron Paul Institute”

Fear Itself – Ron Paul Institute

With the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks looming like a hangover it is worth asking the price we pay for fear itself. For me, our first family plane trip after 9/11 started at a Japanese airport where security seemed about the same as before. But when we transferred to a US domestic flight theContinue reading “Fear Itself – Ron Paul Institute”

Trump’s statements on targeting President al-Assad reflect a policy as practiced by bandits in reaching its goals – The Syria Times

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has underscored that the Trump Administration adopts the same policy of terrorist groups to reach its goals. The remarks were made by a source at the ministry commenting on the US Administration’s statement made yesterday on targeting President Bashar al-Assad.   The source said that the US Administration’sContinue reading “Trump’s statements on targeting President al-Assad reflect a policy as practiced by bandits in reaching its goals – The Syria Times”