Category Archives: Syria

“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

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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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Incident at Muhambal – TTG

An expression of jihadi displeasure with Erdogan BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A Turkish military convoy that was traveling through the Idlib countryside on Wednesday was reportedly ambushed by unknown assailants, Muraselon news reported, citing opposition media. The Muraselon report … Continue reading

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Forward to the M-4!

Pompeo, the neocon in chief, continues to blame the SAG for all things not approved by the Ghost of McCain, but, never mind, the R+6 has calculated the intent of Turkey in Syria and the distance between the  Sultan and … Continue reading

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The Idlib cease-fire is already disintegrating.

"On March 15, the Russian Military Police and Turkish forces conducted first joint patrol in southern Idlib. According to agreements reached in Moscow, the patrol was set to be conducted along the part of the M4 highway, where a buffer … Continue reading

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The Sultan’s wandering eye.

Sultan Fatih Tayyip, restorer of Sunni triumphalism, has proposed to the heir of the Romanov House that the Turks and Russians assume management of the Syrian oil and gas fields east of the Euphrates River.  Having triumphed in Idlib he … Continue reading

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