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‘400,000 deaths in Syria civil war directly attributed to US & allies’

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Homage to Syria

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SyriaLiberation.jpgAidan O’Brien in Counterpunch:

A strange thing happened the other week. The US president officially ordered the CIA to halt it’s war against Syria. So it wasn’t global warming then, or “Assad” or neoliberalism, it wasn’t even a civil war. The war maker in Syria was the CIA. Of course, the CIA will unofficially continue it’s war against Syria. But we can savour for a moment the truth. And an “official CIA defeat”.

And why only savour? Why not rejoice? Because this momentous “victory” may be the turning point in the century old Western assault on the Muslim people. What many call the “arc of resistance” (Shiite and Secular) has now solidified, while the Western imperial offensive has faltered.

US general Wesley Clark gave the game away years ago when he revealed US intentions in the Middle East after 9/11: seven countries were to be invaded (Iraq, Libya, Syria…

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Terror Incognita: ‘Demistifying’ the Fog of War

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by Sean Stinson, August 28, 2017

“The Muslim terrorist apparatus was created by US intelligence as a political weapon” – National security adviser to the Carter administration, Zbigniew Brzezinski
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” – Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken

Corporate propaganda is flying so thick and fast lately it’s dizzying just…

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Israel boosts powers of Hebron settler enclaves

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Peace and Freedom


© AFP/File | A child looks through the window of a Palestinian house occupied by Israeli settlers in the divided West Bank city of Hebron, in this picture taken on July 26, 2017

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel has given Jewish settlement enclaves in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron the authority to manage their own municipal affairs, in what critics say is an entrenchment of “apartheid”.

The army said it had signed an order to boost the powers of the settlers, who had until now run their day-to-day affairs in the council that served as a local authority but had no legal standing.

“By force of the order, an administration will be established to represent the residents of the Jewish neighbourhood in Hebron and to provide them with municipal services in a variety of fields,” it said in an English-language statement issued late Thursday.

Hebron, in the southern West…

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The Photos the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Don’t Want You to See

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America For Yemen

From the New York Times:

Their suffering is largely a result of monstrous misconduct by a Saudi-led coalition that is supported by the United States and Britain.

Human Rights Watch has repeatedly concluded that many Saudi airstrikes were probable war crimes and that the U.S. shares responsibility because it provides the Saudis with air-to-air refueling and intelligence used for airstrikes, as well as with much of the weaponry.

The Saudis say, correctly, that they are also providing large amounts of aid to Yemen. But bombing and starving civilians is not excused if one provides Band-Aids afterward.

60% of the population doesn’t know where their next meal will come from, 1 child dies every 5 minutes, and each day 5000 people are infected with cholera.

Journalists are having difficulties reporting on the situation in Yemen in part because of the blockade Saudi Arabia has on areas controlled by the Houthi…

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The West Just Might Be Giving Up On Syrian Regime Change At Last

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In the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, sieged by ISIS, residents watcha speech by president Assad projected on a wall.

Caitlin Johnstone in Medium:

The Guardian has published a new article titled “Victory for Assad looks increasingly likely as world loses interest in Syria”, which is just as significant for what it says as for who is saying it. The Guardian has long been one of the most virulent promulgators of establishment lies about the Syrian government, givingextensivecoverage to the transparent Bana Alabed psy-op, the western-institutedpropaganda outlet known as the WhiteHelmets, as well as advancing establishment narratives aboutAleppo and Assad and many other blatant falsehoods.

And indeed the article itself does a good job of retaining that vintage Guardian propaganda feel, portraying the failure to unseat Bashar al-Assad as something unfortunate and talking about poor refugees who are afraid to…

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