Category Archives: Syria

Beduin tribesmen joining the hated Assad

” A large group of Arab tribesmen in the eastern governorate of Al-Hasakah have joined the ranks of the government-sponsored National Defense Forces (NDF), which is one of the most important paramilitary forces east of the Euphrates. According to a Sputnik … Continue reading

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The shame of our Syria policy – TTG

I found a reference to this “The Grayzone” article by Ben Norton this morning. The article was written back on 5 November 2019 and updated on 25 January 2021. The original article detailed the revised CSIS plan for regime change … Continue reading

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Numerous Convoys Attacked in Iraq; Biden and the Media Say Nothing

I know that our media is a pathetic lot of sycophants with no interest in reporting real news, but the attacks on U.S. logistical convoys in Iraq surely should have merited some comment. So far Crickets. According to, six … Continue reading

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“Deterrent Balance 6”

Comment: The US continues to insist that Ansar Allah (the Houthis) are just a front for Iran. To take this position is incredibly foolish and willfully uninformed. Yes, the Houthis and the rocket and aerospace forces which are allied with … Continue reading

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“What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” Jeffrey said.

" … even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.  “We were always playing shell games … Continue reading

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No wonder Pompey and his friend Jeffries won’t give up on Syria! No wonder.

"Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network." "Leaked documents show how UK government contractors … Continue reading

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Haggia Sophia reborn.

" The city of Al-Sqaylabiyeh in western Hama witnessed the foundation of the stone laying ceremony for the symbolic Hagia Sophia Church, which will be a replica of the mother cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Turkey. The ceremony was held … Continue reading

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OPCW members denounce report on Syria. thegrayzone

"On April 8, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released a report by its newly formed Investigation and Identification Team, a unit ostensibly established to identify alleged perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The IIT investigation examined three alleged … Continue reading

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A few thoughts – 24 April 2020

1.  IMO the US Navy will be doing a good thing if it persuades Trump to restore Captain Crozier to command of USS Theodore Roosevelt.  He did a very foolish thing by appealing to the whole wide world to support … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, government, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Syria | 14 Comments

Assad’s annual amnesty for prisoners

According to this report out of Beirut President Assad has signed a decree of amnesty for people held in prison for civil crimes.  This includes prisoners condemned to death for crimes like murder.  This is an annual event. This contrasts … Continue reading

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