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Syria’s so-called ‘cradle of the revolution’ has been liberated

The West’s campaign to topple Bashar al Assad is all but over fter three years of a fragile ceasefire and a campaign of assassinations of Syrian government ‘loyalists’ by embedded fundamentalist armed groups, the Syrian flag has once more been raised in Daraa Al Balad. Western media persists in portraying the emergence of extremist armed groups in Daraa, south of […]

Hollywood’s Dangerous Afghan Illusion

From the Archives: A newly discovered document undercuts a key storyline of the anti-Soviet Afghan war of the 1980s that it was Charlie Wilson’s War, wrote Robert Parry on April 7, 2013. Official Washington’s conventional wisdom about Afghanistan derives to a dangerous degree from a Hollywood movie, Charlie Wilson’s War, which depicted the anti-Soviet war of the 1980s as a fight pitting […]

Training in Terrorism: Britain’s Afghan Jihad

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Mark Curtis The war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s was to mark the next phase in the development of global Islamic radicalism, building on the Islamic resurgence during the previous decade. Following the Soviet invasion of December 1979, tens of thousands of volunteers from […]

A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush

The US is on the verge of its own second Vietnam repeated as farce in a haphazard retreat from Afghanistan And it’s all over For the unknown soldier It’s all over For the unknown soldierThe Doors, “The Unknown Soldier” Let’s start with some stunning facts on the Afghan ground. The Taliban are on a roll. Earlier this week their PR […]

BURNED AT THE STAKE: UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE DEMOLISHES FAKE CLAIMS TARGETING JULIAN ASSANGE

On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote: ‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, and with this power the government, by means of its organs – its officials, law courts, schools, churches, even the press – can always maintain the public opinion which they need.’ (Leo Tolstoy, Writings on Non-Violence and Civil […]

How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s founder as its ‘asset’

A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change war on Syria. And after a decade of grueling conflict, Washington is still maneuvering to extend its longstanding relationship with the […]

Why Is There A Biden-Putin Summit And What Is It Supposed To Achieve?

On June 16 the Presidents of Russia and the United States will hold talks: Biden ends the trip Wednesday with summit in Geneva with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The White House announced Saturday that the leaders will not hold a joint news conference after meeting, removing the opportunity for comparisons to the availability that followed Trump and Putin’s 2018 Helsinki summit in which […]

Biden, The Killer President

On March 18th President Biden made the absurd accusation that President Putin is “a killer,” an insult not only to President Putin, but to all of Russia. On April 18, the Belarus KGB and Russian FSB revealed that they had exposed a plot, set in motion on Biden’s orders, to murder President Lukashenko of Belarus along with numerous officials, officers and […]

Both Tortuous and Torturous

Magistrate Vanessa Bararitser walked into Westminster Magistrates Court No.1 at 10.12am this morning with the sunniest smile and most carefree disposition I have ever seen her adopt. Her shoulders appeared visibly lifted. She positively beamed at Clair Dobbin, counsel for the US government, as she invited her to put the case for the prosecution as to why Julian Assange should […]

Interview With Syrian President Bashar al Assad

President Bashar al-Assad’s Interview with Russian Zvezda TV Station3 October، 2020 Damascus. President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the Russian Zvezda TV Station, following is the full text: Journalist: Mr. President, thank you very much for giving us this opportunity and meeting with us. We are here in Syria on the fifth anniversary of the start of Russian military […]

Truth or Treason? An American Housewife in Syria

BSNews eds were privileged to travel in Syria with our friend Janice Kortkamp in 2018. Here, she writes passionately and incisively on the truth of the conflict: Why is a Christian American housewife turned citizen journalist smiling below a poster of the US government’s “most wanted”? Well, let me try to tell you the heart of the story. If you […]