Kevork Almassian discusses with Dr Jamal Wakim, Professor of history and international relations the insistence of the US on “constitutional reforms” in Syria, which include federalism. (Video below) In addition to the following question: 1- What is federalism? 2- why some Kurdish groups are calling for federalism in Syria and who are these groups? 3- these Kurdish groups say federalism […]
Russia warned of an explosion of the ‘Kurdish Problem’ in the east of Euphrates, in the north of Syria, due to the US continuous meddling from far away, while Erdogan, NATO’s 2nd top leader, takes advantage of the current stalemate to beef up his forces of the Turkish army and al Qaeda affiliates, Trump forces increasing presence in the far […]
Vanessa Beeley’s moving report from northern Syria: A Syrian Arab Army soldier just arrived at a base on the outskirts of Ayn Al Arab (Kobane). The SAA are not entering the center of these Kurdish controlled towns to allow the civilian population to establish a new equilibrium following the detente between Damascus and the Kurdish separatist factions promoted and supported […]
The purpose of this article is to provide a critique of the Rojava project through a close examination of the discrepancies between the rhetoric surrounding the endeavour and the realities governing its implementation. By “Rojava project” we refer to the endeavour to establish Kurdish nationalist sovereignty in northern Syria by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its military wing the […]
Minutes of diplomatic meetings reveal unpleasant truths about the war against Syria. Translation: Hanin Elias The Lebanese daily newspaper Al Akhbar published a detailed article on US plans for Syria on February 22, 2018. The original text titled “Washington to its Allies: Let’s Split Syria” comes from journalists Mohammad Ballout and Walid Sharara. The text is based on a diplomatic […]
Turkey’s attack on US-backed Kurds this week comes as a new set of economic relationships emerges to bankroll Ankara’s regional ambitions
The discussion in France on where the French jihadists captured in Syria would be judged, is a clear example of a false debate. It is animated by a television presenter and journalist that hide their links to their listeners. The issue of where jihadists of French nationality will be tried is in fact intended to lay the groundwork for getting rid of those that can testify to France’s military role against Syria. Hoping that its allies accept it, France is preparing to recognize a pseudo State, under the name “Rojava”, following the model used in “Kosovo”.
The Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” recently announced that the US has a strategy for military, economic, and political influence in northern Syria for decades to come. The US of course denied the implication that it was planning to occupy this strategically positioned territory, though one would do well to remember that it already has 10 bases there, according to Turkish sources who disclosed such […]
The Kurds have been navigating their way across territory and across political alliances, always wary of the bogie man-Turkey as they go. Through acquisition of territory, control of the population, (often brutally) military power, being able to resist and repel ISIS and finally by being embraced by the US as its chosen proxy force in the north east and north […]
How could 5000 IS fighters cross the desert in Syria, not once but twice, to attack the ancient city of Palmyra, without western military and intelligence agencies being aware? Has this question ever been asked by journalists from the corporate media in the UK and US? This discussion on Indian TV is what we are truly lacking in the west.
Thirteen months ago, I highlighted how, after the chaos of Iraq and Libya, the mass media began softening the public up for another illegal military intervention in another sovereign state – this time in Syria. Rupert Murdoch, who has a direct financial interest in regime change in Syria (see Israel & energy independence below) oversaw some of the more overt forms of anti-Syrian […]
“It’s our right to defend it; it’s invasion. It’s our right to defend our country against any kind of invasion. But let’s be realistic, every terrorist came to Syria, he came through Turkey with the support of Erdogan. So, fighting those terrorists is like fighting the army of Erdogan, not the Turkish army, the army of Erdogan.”