War

Britain’s secret state and the need for whistle-blowing

Who defines national security? In its own small way, my case illustrates the conflict and tensions around the issue of “national security”. I would argue that the Iraq war was not only against our national security but has been catastrophic for global security as a whole.  In fact, Lord Goldsmiths’ own legal advice at the time (prior to him changing […]

‘None Of It Reported’: How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial

One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the ‘mainstream’ media have to convince the public that ‘our’ government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods of the general population, rather than the private interests of an elite stratum of society that owns and runs all the major institutions, banks, corporations […]

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 […]

UK blacklists the Declassified News Website over Yemen coverage: Council of Europe Issues Press Freedom Alert

Censorship concerns are mounting in Britain after the Council of Europe issued a level-two press freedom alert over a UK Ministry of Defence decision to blacklist Declassified UK, a military and foreign policy news website. Declassified UK discovered on 25 August that had it had been blacklisted by the MOD because of its coverage of the war in Yemen. It had just submitted a request […]

Meet the “Violet” Successors to the White Helmets’ Syria Propaganda Throne

Meet the Violet organization, a new “Syrian” NGO pushed into the limelight by neocolonialist media outlets, which works alongside the terrorist-linked White Helmets and in areas occupied by Al Qaeda affiliates and rebrands. “To be purple means to be gifted, hopeful, and sacrificed”—motto of the Violet organization While the world is distracted by the Covid-19 crisis, scant attention has been […]

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 […]

Murder in Syria: Illegally Present US Forces Kill SAA Soldier at Checkpoint

‘Locals have gathered around the checkpoint to provide support in case the Americans try to attack again’ Above is Syrian Arab Army soldier Malik Ahmed Al-Muhaimid who was murdered yesterday morning by US forces at a checkpoint in Tal al-Dhahab, southeast of Qamishi, after a patrol of American troops was stopped from passing through it. Via Ibrahim Muhammad, resident of […]

‘Paralysing a nation’: Evidence emerges of Royal Navy’s complicity in Saudi-led sea blockade of Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has received British training on naval tactics that could be used for blockading Yemen, an embargo which UN experts have described as ‘unlawful’. Amnesty International says the new information is ‘deeply concerning’. Phil Miller The Royal Navy’s role in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster has emerged after freedom of information requests by Declassified found extensive evidence of UK support […]

Breaking Bread: Syria’s Treasure and the Burning Wheatfields

Janice Kortkamp, a great friend of Syria, writes movingly here of the deep significance of bread in Syrian life and the great crime of illegally occupying US troops burning wheat fields as well as the theft of Syrian wheat by Turkey: I’ve described Syria as the most real place I’ve ever been and there is nothing more simply real than […]

Understanding the Russian Role in Syria

Syrian Ibrahim Mohammad clarifies here the misunderstandings that abound concerning the Russian motivations in aiding Syria: I recently replied to a comment on one of my posts and I’d like to share it with everyone to avoid as much useless conversations as possible in order to save time and energy. ” I hope that you get me right on this..If […]

Lest We Forget: Rashideen, the NATO Backed Massacre of Children The Corporate Media Used To Promote Terrorists.

Andrew Ashdown writes: Three years ago this week, a horrific massacre of children was perpetrated by western-backed ‘moderate rebels’ at al-Rashideen outside Aleppo, and was whitewashed by Western media. This detailed and well-researched article by Vanessa Beeley, including interviews with surviving families is an important record both of the event itself, and of the misrepresentation of facts by mainstream media that […]