War

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 […]

Western media quick to accuse Syria of ‘bombing hospitals’ but when TERRORISTS really destroy Syrian hospitals, they are silent

As legacy media again bleat the unsubstantiated “Syria is bombing hospitals” chorus of its war propaganda songbook, let’s pause to review the relatively unknown (but verifiable) reality of terrorists bombing hospitals in Syria. Following recent allegations of a hospital being targeted Al Atarib, western Aleppo, the US State Department repeated the claim, in spite of any clear evidence to back it up. […]

War Against Syria, Part 2: What is Syria Really Like?

(All photo credits: Janice Kortkamp) Syria is not a “shit hole” country. I hate that term. To me it represents both extreme ignorance and arrogance. In my life and travels I’ve seen how there is good and bad, beauty and ugliness everywhere. Introduction and overview There is not one single American I’ve ever met (other than people of Middle East […]

War Against Syria, Part 1: Conspiracies Exist.

You’re a conspiracy theorist!!” I always hear that from folks, but in my brain I have my accusers sounding like Elmer Fudd to Bugs Bunny: “You cwazy conspiwacy theowist!!” This post is the introduction to a series of referenced articles I’ll be dedicating myself to writing over 2021 busting the primary narratives surrounding the war in Syria, including the following […]

Why federalism in Syria is a historical demand of Israel and the US

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 […]

Real Journalism: Vanessa Beeley Exchanges With Chloe Hadjimatheou on BBC White Helmets/Mayday Rescue Cover-up

The BBC producer, Chloe Hadjimatheou, of the latest in a long line of White Helmet cover-ups, the Mayday Intrigue series, first contacted me on my Vanessa Beeley journalist page on Facebook, on message: 16th May 2020 Chloe:  Hi Vanessa, I’m a journalist at the BBC and I would like to talk to you about something I’m currently researching for BBC R4. […]

Email correspondence with Chloe Hadjimatheou, Senior Reporter BBC Current Affairs on White Helmets Whitewash

Paul McKeigue, of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media. has published his email correspondence with BBC producer/reporter, Chloe Hadjimatheou, who also sent emails to Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett, containing threats of possible legal action. Vanessa responded here This blatant propaganda exercise on the part of the BBC to whitewash the White Helmets despite there being, thanks to […]

Russian Embassy reply to BBC Radio 4 regarding its podcast series “Intrigue. Mayday” on the White Helmets and James Le Mesurier

BSNews editors note: we have already published information on this blatant propaganda exercise by the BBC to whitewash the terrorist White Helmets and will be publishing more. This shameful episode, in a long and shameful record of BBC propaganda, is a new low which should be challenged forcefully. Video and transcript of the reply by the Embassy of the Russian […]