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  • How a victorious Bashar al-Assad is changing Syria

    06/29/2018 10:34:09 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 28th 2018
    A NEW Syria is emerging from the rubble of war. In Homs, which Syrians once dubbed the “capital of the revolution” against President Bashar al-Assad, the Muslim quarter and commercial district still lie in ruins, but the Christian quarter is reviving. Churches have been lavishly restored; a large crucifix hangs over the main street. “Groom of Heaven”, proclaims a billboard featuring a photo of a Christian soldier killed in the seven-year conflict. In their sermons, Orthodox patriarchs praise Mr Assad for saving one of the world’s oldest Christian communities.
  • US: Russia Hacked The Evidence Of Chemical Attack In Syria

    04/17/2018 8:45:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/17/2018 | Caitlyn Johnstone
    We are now being told (and I assure you I am not making this up) that if the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons doesn’t find evidence that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapons attack in Douma last week, it’s because Russia hid the evidence.“It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site,” reports U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Ward. “It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation.”I guess the idea is that this international top-level investigative...
  • why Bomb Syria? Yes, American Interests Are Being Served By Striking Assad

    04/17/2018 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/17/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s order last Friday to launch missile strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure has exposed the divisions among Americans over foreign policy. Some Trump supporters think the President has walked back from his America-first nationalism. Globalists of both parties agree that Bashar al Assad needed to be punished for brutally violating international conventions against chemical weapons. And the rabid anti-Trump left views the attack as a “wag-the-dog” diversion from Trump’s legal troubles. So is there a legitimate reason for bombing Syria and possibly provoking Russian retaliation that risks dragging us deeper into the Middle East quagmire? Many Americans, sick...
  • OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence Of Chemical Weapon Attack In Syria

    04/16/2018 2:14:47 PM PDT · by Trumpisourlastchance · 116 replies
    One America News Network (OAN) ^ | 4/16/18 | Pearson Sharp
    One America News’ Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical attack. However, residents there deny the claims of an attack, and say it was staged to help the rebels escape.
  • US 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria, blame it on Assad govt': Report

    04/16/2018 8:22:32 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 January 2013 | ANI
    London, Jan 30 (ANI): The Obama administration gave green signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed on President Bashar al Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown. A new report, that contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence, showed a scheme 'approved by Washington'. As per the scheme 'Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons,' the Daily Mail reports. Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S....
  • Time for Action to Stop Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks

    04/16/2018 7:01:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/18 | Joseph Klein
    “Will take no lessons…in international law from Russia.” Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered a blunt message at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Saturday. The meeting was convened at Russia’s request to discuss military strikes conducted by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France against key facilities supporting the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. It was the fifth meeting of the Security Council last week regarding the reported chemical attack by the Syrian regime on the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7th. All of the meetings were filled with hot rhetoric but...
  • US to investigate claims Obama admin shielded Hezbollah

    12/24/2017 9:48:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The US Department of Justice will investigate claims that the Obama administration shielded the Lebanon-based Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah from criminal prosecution for its drug-trafficking and gun-running operations, as part of an effort to curry favor with Hezbollah’s patron, Iran. Last week, Politico released an investigative report citing Drug Enforcement Administration and former Treasury Department officials who claimed that the previous administration blocked the prosecution of Hezbollah officials known to be involved in the smuggling of illegal narcotics and weapons – including chemical weapons – in an effort to bring Hezbollah’s patron state, Iran, to the negotiating table. In 2015,...
  • Haley warns US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again

    04/14/2018 10:05:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday that the United States is “locked and loaded” if the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime uses chemical gas again in the country. Haley made the remarks at a fiery meeting of the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia and the U.S. traded barbs over the decision of the U.S., France and the United Kingdom to launch strikes in Syria on Friday in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons last week in Douma. While the Trump administration has said the strikes are now over, with Trump declaring: “Mission Accomplished!”...
  • FRANCE: National Assessment - Syria: the facts

    04/14/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 26 replies
    open information and declassified data of French intelligence services ^ | April 14, 2018. | Ministry of the Armed Forces
    WARNING! Today, the MO of France has published an interesting report on the subject of chemical weapons in Syria. The document is compiled on the basis of open information and declassified data of French intelligence services and dated April 14, 2018. The main point in the report is that the analysis of evidence of the use of chemical weapons in the city of Duma on April 7, 2018 shows the absence of traces of installation and forgery on the records. The analysis of the situation shows that, with a high degree of probability, chemical weapons against the civilian population were...
  • Dog Tales From Damascus

    04/14/2018 8:02:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-14-18 | MOTUS
    A Short History of Syria and its use of chemical weapons.The Leading from Behind Years: FORWARD. FROM BEHIND. h/t TOTUSAugust 20, 2012: Barack Obama warns Bashar al-Assad that the use of chemical or biological weapons in Syria is a "red line" that should not be crossed. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.” [ed. Remind me again why is he known as the most articulate president ever?]December 23, 2012:...
  • There Are Some Problems With Gas Cylinders Videos Used By White Helmets As Evidence Of Douma Attack

    04/12/2018 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 85 replies
    Southfront ^ | 4/11/2018 | Southfront
    While horrible photos (link 18+) of people allegedly killed in the April 7 Douma attack rapidly became widely known after they had been released by the White Helments, there was something ignored by the media. Besides the photos of the dead bodies, Douma “media activists” also released videos showing two compressed gas cylinders, which had allegedly been used by “the Assad regime” to conduct the chemical attack on Douma. These videos raise some questions.... ------------snip---------- So, the questions: Why the cylinder#1 is undamaged if it has been dropped by a helicopter? Why the cylinder#1 is closed? Why the bed under...
  • Russia Stores Prohibited Weapons in Dumayr Airport Near Damascus

    04/10/2018 7:06:02 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 6 replies
    Syrian Observer ^ | Apr 10th, 2018 | Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)
    A military source details to Zaman al-Wasl the staggering arsenal provided to the Syrian regime Russia Stores Prohibited Weapons in Dumayr Airport Near Damascus Russia has supplied the Syrian regime with highly advanced weapons and ammunition, including toxic gases, during its deadly offensive on the Eastern Ghouta suburbs, a military source told Zaman al-Wasl Sunday. The weapons, which had been stored in Al-Dumayr and Al-Seen military air bases, east of the capital, in March included toxic gases, cluster bombs, white phosphorous and incendiary bombs.
  • Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

    04/08/2018 8:12:25 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 126 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | April 8, 2018 | None Attributed
    WASHINGTON -- President Trump responded Sunday to reports of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and his international allies for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. In some of his most critical comments directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin to date, Mr. Trump threatened that there's a "big price ... to pay" for those backing the Assad regime. Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma near the capital of Damascus killed at least 40 people. The...
  • Syria war: At least 70 reported dead in suspected gas attack

    04/07/2018 8:58:49 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 185 replies
    BBC ^ | April 7, 2018 | BBC News
    "The US state department said it is monitoring the "very disturbing" reports, and that Russia - which is fighting alongside the Syrian government - should be held responsible if deadly chemicals had been used."
  • Chief Rabbi: We must work to stop massacre in Syria

    04/08/2018 3:56:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/18
    Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef commented on reports of the chemical weapons attack in Syria. "I have said before and I repeat, in Syria there is a brutal genocide of both women and children with weapons of mass destruction.” Rabbi Yosef said that “There is a moral obligation not to remain silent and to try to stop the massacre.”
  • British police identify over 200 witnesses in nerve agent attack

    03/11/2018 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/10/2018
    British police have identified more than 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, UK interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday. Ms Rudd told reporters after chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra security committee that more than 250 counter-terrorism police were involved in the investigation, which was proceeding with “speed and professionalism”. Former double agent Sergei Skripal (66) and his daughter Yulia (33) have been in hospital in a critical condition since Sunday, when they were found unconscious on...
  • Report from Amir Tsarfati on the most recent developments in the Middle East, Feb. 28

    02/28/2018 5:29:47 PM PST · by firebrand · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1bFWrigaHk ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | Amir Tsafati
    Amir draws a parallel with the story of Esther and the right that the Bible gives to Israel to employ a preemptive strike, which is what Israel will do if necessary. In Syria, Su-57s and other planes continue to bombard the people of Ghouta on the premise that there are rebels in the area. The recent report to the UN that North Korea has been involved in sending chemical weapons and the means to manufacture them to Syria is discussed. This report is not yet public but has been seen by the members of the Security Council and some of...
  • BRITAIN MAY JOIN U.S. STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA IF CHEMICAL WEAPON USE PROVEN

    02/27/2018 4:08:37 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    jp ^ | 2/27/18 | Reuters
    Britain would consider joining US military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. Johnson said he hoped Britain and other Western nations would not stand by in the event of a chemical attack, voicing support for limited strikes if there is "incontrovertible evidence" of the Syrian's government involvement. "If we know that it has happened, and we can demonstrate it, and if there is a proposal for action where the UK could be useful then I think we should seriously consider it," Johnson told...
  • 'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron

    02/13/2018 8:59:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose
    In recent weeks, rescue workers, aid groups and the United States have accused Syria of repeatedly using chlorine gas, which it possesses legally for uses such as water purification, as a chemical weapon against civilians in Ghouta and Idlib. France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has struggled to wield influence on Syria. Critics who accuse Macron of inaction say he has not given a clear definition of whether use of chlorine would for him constitute a chemical attack. On Tuesday, the vice-president of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, volunteer force said France should stop talking...
  • Russia Vetoes Extension of Syrian Chemical Weapons Investigation Mandate

    11/20/2017 10:14:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/17 | Joseph Klein
    Russia has been playing games with innocent lives by undermining the ability to get at the truth regarding who is responsible for unleashing horrendous chemical attacks in Syria The mandate of an international expert panel investigating use of chemical weapons in Syria, known as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), has expired. JIM was established by the United Nations Security Council, unanimously, in 2015 to identify “to the greatest extent feasible” individuals, entities, groups or governments perpetrating, organizing, sponsoring or otherwise involved in the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria. With its...