Posts Tagged ‘Bashar Assad’


It is difficult to look at the situation in Aleppo and not see it in a broader context. Not only of Syria, but of Libya, the past several years, and of the entire region. And of international affairs in general.

We probably shouldn’t; we should probably view different situations entirely in their own light. But I can’t help but look at Aleppo – both the fall of Aleppo to rebel militias and foreign-backed mercenaries and now the liberation or reclamation of Aleppo by Syrian government forces – and see it as a point on a timeline that goes all the way back to Benghazi, Tripoli, Sirte and elsewhere. (more…)


Picking up from yesterday‘s reports of chemical attacks in Syria, we of course have to be very careful when watching the media/propaganda war concerning what is happening in Aleppo and in Syria in general. (more…)


Not for the first time in the course of the War in Syria, we are seeing major international reports of a chemical attack, allegedly having been carried out by the Assad government forces.



Days ago, the Syrian Army, with Russian aid, encircled the crucial city of Aleppo.
Aleppo has for some time been a stronghold for Syrian and non-Syrian militias, rebels and terrorists fighting to topple the Syrian state. If Aleppo is restored to government control, it represents a major turning point in the devastating war that has been raging for five years now.



Russian military intervention in Syria has troubled many commentators and analysts in the West.

Russia coming to the aid of the beleaguered Syrian government alters the situation, certainly. But to what end, ultimately? And can ‘Syria’ still be ‘saved’…?



The US has just launched its first drone-strikes in northern Syria from a Turkish airbase, according to the Pentagon.
Earlier this week, the White House authorised ongoing (and internationally illegal) air-strikes to protect non-existent “moderate” rebels in Syria, and including potential strikes against government forces. The invasion of Syria, intended for so long now, is finally happening as we speak.
And, with extraordinarily convenient timing, the chemical weapons accusation has now been brought up again, with a UN investigation imminent…


If the foreign-backed murderers and bandits of ISIL thought executing Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh in such a horrific, inhuman manner was going to frighten the Jordanians into running away, then the entire sick ploy appears to have backfired on them.
On the other hand, they may have been trying to draw Jordan deeper into the conflict. Unlike the U.A.E, which had withdrawn from air-strikes out of fear, a statement from the Jordanian military, read on state TV, was entitled, “This is the beginning and you will get to know the Jordanians”; an apparent warning to the ISIL mercenaries and jihadists. It also said the strikes will continue “until we eliminate them.” The clip also shows members of the Jordanian military writing messages in Arabic across plane-mounted missiles, one of which reads ‘for you, the enemy of Islam’.  



“The truth is that ISIS was created in Iraq in 2006. It was the United States which occupied Iraq, not Syria. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in American prisons, not in Syrian prisons. So who created ISIS – Syria or the United States?”
This is a question asked by none other than Syria’s besieged President, Bashar Assad, in a highly telling interview conducted in the last fortnight. “We as Syrians,” he later says, “will never accept that Syria become a Western puppet state.”


Why is Israel bombing the Syrian Government…? A number of news sources reported on December 7th that Israeli warplanes attacked two separate areas close to Damascus, including a target at the city’s international airport.
This was reportedly the fifth unprovoked Israeli attack on Syria in the last eighteen months. Syria hasn’t declared war on Israel; neither has Israel formally announced war with Syria – these military assaults on Syria are therefore nothing less than a war crime.