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A short report from the Aleppo front


Saturday, July 30, 2016

… from Jane Stillwater
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[ Editor’s Note: I met Jane during the Syrian elections in June of 2014, when we were election monitors. On the big day, we were in separate cities, but we spent some social time together in Damascus.
She was a self-admitted old hippie, and a long time world traveler, the traveling light kind, and to some of the most out of the way places — an adventure grandma.
She has a very magnetic personality, so she was a magnet for drawing sources, having stayed a week longer than the rest of us did, where we traveled around more and picked up some lasting sources, including Aleppo.
That is why she is now able to deliver a first person report from Aleppo through a contact on the ground, a normal person just trying to survive it all, and who dreams of the day when it is finally over.
Please remember that ISIS’ friends have internet monitoring capabilities, and anyone sending out a message like this is risking their lives for being charged as a spy, and for which the penalties are severe. We wish both Jane and her friend godspeed, and may the angels watch over them bothJim W. Dean ]
Aleppo is a destroyed city

Aleppo is a destroyed city

More good news from Aleppo, Syria

My Syrian friend just sent me this new update from Aleppo — and as usual it reads like some Cold War CIA noir plot to destroy yet another democracy somewhere else in the world (as well as our democracy at home of course — but that goes without saying).Here’s the report:

“The news from Aleppo is really good, all about capturing that notorious district of Bani Zayd, where [US-supported terrorists] used to shell innocent civilians daily with mortars of their handmade rockets that we Syrians call Hell Cannons.  Video clips show the huge amount of shells that were kept in their storage that the terrorists were planning to use.  No more shells and bombs from that district.    


“The eastern part of Aleppo city is under siege now, and [US-supported] terrorists are preventing civilians from leaving.  From one side the terrorists are using them as human shields; and from the other side they want civilians to suffer in front the mainstream media so they can blame it on the Syrian army and Assad. 

Ch. 4 News and many other news outlets have already started to twist reality and show only all-propaganda news, where the real good guys are shown as the bad ones, and vice versa.  They are sympathizing with the terrorists and playing all the media games and tricks of claiming the [terrorists’] losses to be civilian losses, and ignoring any humanitarian accomplishments by the Russians and Syrians.”

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5 Responses to "A short report from the Aleppo front"

  1. captain obvious  July 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    it may be a short report, but very accurate about how they try to manipulate who’s who and the blame, when the reality is they’re fighting against military mercenaries NOT Syrians!

  2. Well Aware  July 30, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    This is Iraq 2.0, but an undeclared war, since the one in Iraq turned out to be a public relations nightmare to say the least. A whirlpool of deception, and the public has tuned it out-the ones who care have been deceived. I expect more insanity all around the globe once the US “election” is completed-

  3. Bartered  July 30, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Press TV could use a good reporter. Jane would be a shoe in.

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  July 31, 2016 at 5:30 am

      Jane if very independent. She goes where she wants and seems to be self funding, living frugally here in the States to support her activism trips. Part of her mystique is so many people loving to be able to do what she does someday. We met a number of true blue activists in Syrian, as distinguished from the common internet variety, the ambulance chaser kind that are constantly looking for controversy to insert themselves into purely for the self promotion attention. We have some ex-staff people who were like that.

  4. Bartered  July 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    That was a short report. Does Jane have a youtube account? As Mr. Dean said may the angels be with her in her travels.

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