Syria

New Evidence that the Houla Massacre was Perpetrated by the Free Syrian Army

By Alfredo Embid 19 October, 2012 (excerpts from “La mierda sigue acumulándose sobre la Comisión de Investigación “independiente” del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU sobre Siria” – Boletin Armas Contra Las Guerras, 19 October, 2012 (http://ciaramc.org/ciar/boletines/cr_bol456.htm ) (translated to English, with slight edits, for this report) New evidence that Hula slaughter was perpetrated by the Free Syrian Army […]

Syria Has No Reason To Use Chemical Weapons

World View: After the fiasco over Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, people around the world are rightly sceptical about claims of gas attacks by Patrick Cockburn (The Independent) ‘I am not afraid of anything except for God and poison gas,” said an Iraqi officer who had fought in the Iran-Iraq war. “It’s like a ghost. You have no defence against it.” […]

Assad talks, Russia walks

So Bashar al-Assad has spoken – exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there’s a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil) by Pepe Escobar (Asia Times – ‘Roving Eye’) Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The record shows that, yes, the regime has agreed several times to talk to the […]

Bashar al-Assad: ‘I’m Here To Stay’

In a rare interview, the Syrian president says a divided opposition could not uphold a peace deal and that he has no intention of stepping down by Martin Chulov Syria’s embattled leader Bashar al-Assad has used a rare interview – carried out amid the sound of artillery fire resounding through his presidential palace in Damascus – to warn the United […]

Debunking BBC Syria Analysis

by Dr David Hookes  Dear BBC News Your coverage of the alleged poison gas incident, which has led your news bulletins today, is a complete disgrace. You, at the start, concede that the video footage cannot be verified but by the end of the report you are assuming, with NO evidence, that it was most likely the Syrian Government. Pictures […]

The CIA, Qatar, and the Creation of Jabhat al Nusra

A recent interview given by, yes, you guessed it: an ‘anonymous’ Qatari security official, has shed further light on CIA-led covert arms shipments to militants fighting in Syria by Phil Greaves In this Reuters article, the security official and several ‘anonymous’ rebel Commanders confirm that Qatar has “tightened coordination of arms flows [plural] to Syria,” under alleged concern of weapons […]

Cannibalizing Syria: The West To Blame

The latest shocking video to emerge from Syria – showing a militant commander carving out the internal organs of a dead regime soldier and proceeding to eat them in front of the camera – has prompted a telling reaction from the Western corporate-controlled news media by Finian Cunningham The Western media have cranked into damage-limitation mode in a pathetically servile […]

UN General Assembly Vote Reflects Shift in Syrian Public Opinion

It’s not hard to find critics of the Assad government in the Governorate (Muhafazat) of Homs or for that matter, to varying degrees in Syria’s other thirteen Governorates according to Syrian analysts interviewed by this observer and reports from human rights groups including lawyers representing dissidents in Syria. However, after nearly 27 months of turmoil, the public opinion pendulum is […]

US Smuggling Weapons to Syrian Rebels

The real Benghazi story by Daya Gamage (Asian Tribune) There is a ‘side story’ going on in the American media – both the electronic and print about the Islamist jihadists lethal attack on the American ‘post’ in Benghazi, Libya last September 11 which killed American ambassador Christopher Steven and three others; The emphasis and the debate is on why the […]

America is Losing its Covert Syria War

US Sponsored Al Nusra Rebels Defeated by Syrian Armed Forces by Prof Michel Chossudovsky Recent reports from the ground suggest that America and its allies are losing their covert war in support of the Al Nusra front. In recent weeks, the US sponsored Al Qaeda affiliated rebels have been decimated by the Syrian Armed Forces. A nationwide offensive has been launched […]

UK to double aid to Syria insurgents: PM

THE UK will double the non-lethal military support for Syrian opposition rebels to help them withstand an “onslaught” from Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Prime Minister David Cameron says by AAP (Herald Sun) Cameron, speaking in a joint press conference with US President Barack Obama at the White House, said Assad had to realise there could be no military victory for his […]