Syria

US sinking down into Syria quicksand

America sank down another foot this week into the Syrian quicksand. Israel is putting the next stage of the conflict’s tactics on display, not only to the world but to the Syrian military with its last two strikes by Jim Dean for  PressTV As the rebel assault has ground to a halt, and the superior manpower of the Syrian army […]

Russia Not to Tolerate Further Israeli Attacks on Damascus

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while in Shanghai, was given a sharp dressing-down by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a warning that Russia would not tolerate further Israeli attacks on Damascus and would respond by FNA Putin did not say how, but he did announce he had ordered the acceleration of highly advanced Russian weapons supplies to Syria. Israeli Debkafile’s military […]

The West and its Allies Cynically Bleed Syria to Weaken Iran

If western politicians were really interested in saving lives, they would use their leverage to negotiate a settlement by Seumas Milne If anyone had doubts that Syria’s gruesome civil war is already spinning into a wider Middle East conflict, the events of the past few days should have laid them to rest. Most ominous was Israel’s string of aerial attacks […]

‘This Madman Must Be Stopped’

Syrian Chemical Weapons by David Edwards Last August, Barack Obama told reporters at the White House: ‘We have been very clear to the Assad regime… that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised. ‘That would change my calculus; that would change my equation.’ This was a clear […]

UK backs Israeli raids on Syria amid international outrage

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the Israeli regime’s violation of Syrian airspace and bombing of the country is part of Tel Aviv’s right to self defense amid widespread outrage over the move by PressTV Israeli regime’s fighter jets have led two airstrikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus in the past three days, including on a research center. “All […]

China blasts Israeli attacks on Syria amid Netanyahu visit

China has slammed Tel Aviv’s recent act of aggression against Syria as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Shanghai for a visit by PressTV “We are opposed to the use of force and believe that the sovereignty of any country should be respected,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said at a press conference on Monday. On Sunday, Syria […]

The Israeli strikes on Syria

Israel’s bombing of Damascus International Airport Thursday night and Syrian army targets across Damascus yesterday morning are unprovoked and illegal acts of war, abetted by Washington and its European allies as part of their escalating campaign against Syria by Alex Lantier Russian media reported that 300 Syrian soldiers had been killed and hundreds more wounded in Sunday’s attacks alone. Israeli […]

Was the Syria Chemical Weapons Probe “Torpedoed” by the West?

Since the perplexing conflict in Syria first broke out two years ago, the Western powers’ assistance to the anti-government side has been consistent, but relatively indirect. The Americans and Europeans lay the mental, legal, diplomatic, and financial groundwork for regime change in Syria. Meanwhile, Arab/Muslim allies in Turkey and the Persian Gulf are left with the heavy lifting of directly […]

Killing Syrians – A Game Anyone Can Play

By Craig Murray Israel’s massive air strikes against Syria are, beyond argument, illegal. There is no provision in international law that enables you to bomb another country because that country is in internal chaos. Yet the reporting on the BBC, and indeed throughout the mainstream media, makes no mention of their illegality, and makes no mention of the people killed. […]

Did Rebels Cross Red Line?

UN Has Testimony That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas – Investigator by Reuters (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer) U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of […]

Escobar: Israel gets US’s blessing to bomb Syria

Syria says Israel has effectively declared war after its planes bombed targets in Damascus, the second airstrikes in as many days. Egypt has condemned the Israeli airstrikes on Syria, with the Arab League also demanding action from the UN Security Council. For more on this RT speaks with Asia Times Online correspondent Pepe Escobar.