Syria

Syria Endgame Approaching Fast

The tempo of events in Syria has accelerated in recent weeks. The government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a mixture of war provocations and peace offers from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies by Shamus Cooke With Obama’s blessing Israel fighter jets recently attacked Syria on three occasions; in one massive air strike […]

Syria: Nusra Front claimed responsibility for at least 600 terror acts

Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations says the al-Nusra Front terrorist group has claimed responsibility for carrying out at least 600 acts of terror in the past year by PressTV In a Friday address to a UN Security Council session, Bashar al-Jaafari slammed the al-Qaeda-linked group for attacking hospitals and schools, desecrating holy places, assassinating religious figures, and abducting UN […]

Israel Rescues Mujahid Obama

Just when the red line charade was reaching fever pitch – but still buried in the sand – and he had to choose between the US “exercising restraint” or “directly involving itself” in the Syrian war, (see The Syria-Iran red line show, Asia Times Online, May 2, 2013) President Obama was saved by Bibi Netanyahu’s Israeli government by Pepe Escobar […]

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 […]