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Aleppo Freed, Biggest US Defeat Since Vietnam

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Celebrations in the streets of Aleppo at the news that the city has been liberated

…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor and Ian Greenhalgh, Managing Editor

Aleppo has been liberated after almost four years of a barbarous and cruel occupation by the so-called Syrian opposition. The people of Aleppo are celebrating the fact, no longer will they be subjected to the most brutal, murderous regime imaginable.

The Aleppo citadel has seen thousands of years of conflict

The Aleppo citadel has seen thousands of years of conflict

What really made Aleppo such a hellhole was not the privations of being a city under siege, nor was it the cruelty and barbarism of the occupying forces – it was the fact that no-one outside Syria was lifting a single finger to help them, they received no aid, no foreign volunteers came to provide medical help, no foreign government did a single thing to alleviate their suffering.

However, the MSM told a very different tale, night after night, the TV news was full of tales of brave aid workers, courageous doctors and all manner of volunteers who were trying to save the people of Aleppo.

They kept telling us that aid convoys were flowing into the city to keep the people from starvation and that ambulances were ferrying the wounded to hospitals in Turkey. All of it was lies, an inversion of reality; the aid convoys were, in reality, supplying the occupying forces with arms and munitions as well as food and other essentials.

The ambulances were also bringing in arms and supplies, the wounded they carried out to be treated in Turkish hospitals were not innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, they were ‘rebel’ fighters injured while fighting against the legitimate Syrian armed forces and their allies.

Aid Convoy Arrives in Efrin, Azaz Areas in Aleppo

Aid Convoy arrives in northern Aleppo, March 2016. The aid was delivered by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), in cooperation with Aleppo Governorate and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

This use of white trucks belonging to NGOs and aid agencies and clearly marked ambulances belonging to groups like the Red Crescent and Medecins San Frontiers was a cynical ploy to keep the occupying forces supplied without the Syrian and Russian air forces bombing the supply vehicles.

Just imagine the outcry in the western media if a Russian airstrike had taken out a supply convoy, they would have shown us countless scenes of burned out trucks and ambulances while decrying the Russian cruelty in preventing the aid from reaching the poor, innocent people of Aleppo.

No mention would have been made of the real reason for the airstrike, not one syllable uttered about the arms and supplies being ferried to the occupying forces in those ‘aid convoys’.

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A Syrian woman telling a reporter the truth about who made the people of Aleppo suffer

The suffering of the people of Aleppo has been at the hands of their occupiers, despite the strenuous efforts of the Western media to blame the Assad government and their Russian allies. Back in February, when the liberation of Aleppo began, Sputnik reported:

“As always, the media began effusively writing about the crowds of people fleeing from the fighting and the advance of government forces. The only thing missing in the picture being painted were the images of the residents of the city’s Western neighborhoods, who welcomed the government troops as liberators.”

This fraudulent reporting by the Western media had the desired effect in governmental circles, as Sputnik noted:

“Deeply moved” by the pictures appearing in Western media, “US Secretary of State John Kerry immediately demanded that Russia halt the bombing of civilians.”

But “the truth,” Vernochet noted, “is far more prosaic, because if the city of Aleppo is completely surrounded by government forces, the rebel supply corridor with Turkey will be cut. Specifically, [it is about] two roads, between Mayer-Azaz and Andan-Aleppo, through which the Salafist- Wahhabists receive reinforcements, weapons, and ammunition from the Turkish deep state.”

As towns in Aleppo province have been liberated, the people have been describing the horror they have been living while their towns were held by “opposition”. Women were forced to veil themselves or be lashed and publicly humiliated. Children were murdered, accused of being “spies”.

The civilian population were deprived of medical aid, medicine, water and electricity. Many areas of Aleppo were held in captivity by US-backed “opposition” groups and these groups behaved exactly like ISIS in their cruelty and enforcement of Islamic Law.

People were often accused of crimes they did not commit and then punished via Islamic Law and Quranic doctrine; hands were chopped off, people were immersed in boiling oil, others were set on fire, women were stoned to death, the list of mediaeval tortures and horrific public executions is very long and sickening indeed.

Harrowing stories such as this one reported today by Al-Alam convey something of the heart-wrenching truth:

Moussa, whose age no one can determine precisely, does not remember life before the war. After his entire family was murdered before his eyes, he walked alone for a day and a half before he was picked up by the Liwa al Quds militia, who then took him to Neirab Camp, a designated safe zone in Aleppo.

“They’re all dead. We were just walking, and the terrorists started to shoot at us,” Moussa said. “We started running until we got to a checkpoint, and they caught us there. They beat my parents and told me to go.”

Moussa said he witnessed his parents being slaughtered before he left, and then had to find his way out of the danger zone with bullets flying around him.

“I was walking in the street, where there were a lot of bodies, and then the snipers started to shoot at me. I ran behind a wall and got to a place where there were no snipers. Then I met a man who took me to Aleppo.”

In stark contrast to this reality, the Western MSM kept feeding us a steady diet of lies about civilians being killed by the ‘Assad regime’ and murderous airstrikes by the Russians that struck civilian targets such as schools and hospitals. In the last few days, this propaganda has stepped up a notch so that now we are being told that the ‘Assad regime’ is committing genocide in Aleppo, rounding up and massacring civilians with utmost cruelty.

They keep citing highly dubious sources for these reports without ever troubling themselves to verify any of them with actual, legitimate journalists and human rights/aid groups on the ground in Aleppo.

This story published today by The Daily Beast is typical of the anti-Assad propaganda being spouted by the Western media: Last Rebels in Aleppo Say Assad Forces Are Burning People Alive

The Syrian Civil Defense, or White Helmets, an internationally renowned team of first responders, said more than 90 bodies of people presumed to be still alive are under debris and that its volunteer staff reported they could hear the voices of children trapped in the rubble of their houses.

A member of the group in Aleppo told al-Arabiya TV on Monday night that men, women, and children were huddling and crying in the streets and at the gates of empty buildings in the few neighborhoods that remained in the hands of the opposition. He described the situation as hopeless, because precision munitions and indiscriminate barrel bombs had destroyed the city’s medical facilities, ambulances, and fuel supply.

Unconfirmed reports, circulated by opposition media, suggest that mass atrocities have already begun, such as the summary executions of 17 in al-Kalaseh neighborhood, 22 in Bostan al-Kasrand, and the immolation of four women and nine children on al-Firdous Street.

While The Daily Beast could not independently confirm these figures, the United Nations Human Rights Office (UNHRO) said that it had reliable evidence that 82 civilians had been shot dead by pro-regime forces — 11 of them women, 13 of them children. UNHRO spokesman Rupert Colville said at a press conference today, “We’re filled with the deepest foreboding for those who remain in this last hellish corner” of East Aleppo.

We are crying crocodile tears for Lena, queen of Syria’s own fake news. This may be her last video.  We can only hope.  While Lena is hiding in her cellar, the residents of Aleppo are in the streets celebrating their liberation, as reported by Al-Alam:

Aleppo streets have erupted in celebrations with people waving flags and shooting in the air as reports said the Syrian Army has taken control of the last militant-held areas in eastern part of the city, Alalam reporter reports from the ground.

Maybe Lena is right and it may well be time to hunt down the rats starting with those who aided in the hell the people of Aleppo were subjected to.

Syrian White Helmets

My list begins with the MI6/CIA organization known as the White Helmets, more fakes whose organization has overseen slaughter for almost 3 years, delivering ammunition and poison gas while begging for cash and putting out doctored videos and staged photographs.  This group and all associated with it need to be declared terrorists and war criminals.

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RT published a story in October that correctly identified this groups of frauds: Syrian White Helmets a ‘terrorist support group & Western propaganda tool’

Created out of militants who invaded Aleppo, the Western-funded White Helmets is a terrorist support group fraudulently masquerading as a humanitarian organization to undermine Syrian government, says independent researcher and journalist Vanessa Beeley.

The propaganda from the rebel-held eastern Aleppo is produced by a number of organizations and individuals who are sponsored by the West, with the White Helmets being the largest among them, Beeley told RT. But the White Helmets are not the heroes that the mainstream media is trying to make of them.

“This organization is a fraudulent shadow-state construct created by NATO to simply propagate the propaganda that will demonize Assad’s government and also demonize Russian legal intervention in Syria,” said the journalist, who recently returned from Syria.

“From all the information that we’ve received they are acting as terrorist support group,” she added, “in the sense of bringing equipment, arms, even funding, into Syria.”

Beeley emphasized that the White Helmets were “formed by a British [consultant] James Le Mesurier, in 2013. They are trained by him. He has a background in private security work, including connection back to Blackwater, which is one of the best known private security firms that was used by the CIA… as an outreach assassination organization.”

“They’re not trained in Syria,” she added. “They’re trained in Gaziantep in Turkey; and then they’re implanted into areas like east Aleppo, areas that are under heavy conflict.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Next on our list is Osama Suleiman AKA Abdel Rami Rahman,  cheerleader for ISIS and titular head of The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Suleiman has not been to Syria for 15 years, instead he has been living a comfortable existence in a suburb of Coventry, a city in the English Midlands.

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Suleiman is the one in the middle

Anonymous published an article back in 2015 that exposed the truth about the SOHR:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is quoted as though it were the most authoritative source of information to be found in Syria. Such “luminaries” as the Huffington Post, VICE,Reuters, CNN , Fox and nearly all of  the mainstream media have been caught citing this website verbatim, without so much as questioning the reliability of this singular source.

Only RT, being a Russian outlet and thus being the butt of a lot of the site’s accusations, seemed at least concerned enough about the authenticity of this source to conduct an investigation into discovering how this authority on all things Syrian had came to existence, and its process for deriving its very-“authentic” information.

Abdel Rahman is the “director” of the SOHR, though it is quite uncertain if he actually has anyone to “direct” as nobody else is known to work for/with him. He works from his two-bedroom Coventry home in the UK; this is why you keep seeing the Mainstream media call him a “London-based monitoring group“.  It’s quite funny, really, calling this one man a “London-based monitoring group” in the same vein as The Red Cross.

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11 Responses to "Aleppo Freed, Biggest US Defeat Since Vietnam"

  1. donie  December 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Just to check, Gordon: are you saying the trucks belonging to the Red Crescent and Medecins sans Frontiers were used with their permission? Thanks,

    Donie

  2. JohnZ  December 14, 2016 at 7:37 am

    America is losing another war. The ghosts of Viet Nam will soon enough return to haunt it like the ghosts of Christmas past but there is no redemption for this modern day Scrooge. Like the ghosts of the past, the dead and the living will serve up to the world what America along with Israel truly are: a terrible blight on humanity. There will be no redemption. No forgiveness. No salvation.
    America now more than ever resembles that which it so vilified in the past while in truth it simply did as those it vilified, only better.

    The loss of Aleppo now frees up enough troops to hopefully retake Palmyra and obliterate Obama’s head choppers once and for all. There should be no chance for them to escape. There should be no heeding to John Kerry’s pleas for mercy for his gangsters.

  3. Worker Bee  December 14, 2016 at 3:38 am

    “…because precision munitions and indiscriminate barrel bombs had destroyed the city’s medical facilities, ambulances, and fuel supply.”

    Who is dropping these barrel bombs – Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy?

    • Gordon Duff, Senior Editor  December 14, 2016 at 6:08 am

      Barrel bombs only hit hospitals. Drop one in an empty desert, a hospital suddenly appears. Some hospitals store arms, some poison gas and a few, a very few, have doctors and patients.

  4. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  December 13, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Trump and primary Trump backers Bibi & Rotten-Child were only acknowledging the inevitability of Syria/Russia-led coalition actions in Syria when Trump took decent positions regarding Syria & Russia.

    Bibi & Co. want to eliminate Assad & Hezbollah (very much anti-terrorist in Syria). Trump now answers to Bibi. So, don’t expect peace in Syria OR Assad to last for much longer than a year (if that). Hail, Trump! ;-).

  5. George  December 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Didn’t I read just yesterday on vt that alepo fell to the false flag army isis in a day ? how could that possibly happen with all the eyes in the skys around that area .

    • George  December 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      actually that was Palmyra…….how did they not see that coming ? its looking more and more like this this war is just a bissness model worked out by central bankers and friends (lucifarian nutters )

  6. US-First  December 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    To listen to the unctuous bunch of diplomats at the United Nations today, one would imagine their very lives had been had been on the line instead of the terrorist dregs scrambling out of Aleppo like so much tumbleweed towards Idlid. Scrip or ad lib they ‘rumbled their bellyfulls’ – excoriated truth, defended the indefensible with verbal staccato bursts of gush. Why? اليوم الله الابتسامات في حلب. – Today, God smiles on Aleppo.

    • JohnZ  December 14, 2016 at 7:28 am

      The U.N. dibloatmats are contributing to global warming what with the vast amounts of hot air being exhausted from that scroungy complex.
      Nothing but over warmed Co2, meaningless words and ineffectual articles of protest, that have been vetoed by every U.S representative ever to foul the halls of that building.

  7. guitargirl  December 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This is just fabulous news! And then to see that video clip where the Aleppo residents are celebrating is a tearjerker for me! Just imagine to have been in their places…..

    So glad! Well done Syrian Army, Russia and allies!

    Regina

  8. MileHighLife  December 13, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Finally some good news, though far too late. My heart goes out to our fellow human brutally victimized by those medieval, inhuman acts of vile. Hopefully this is a turning point, not only for Syria, but for the planet. I can dream…

    Convenient this happens with only a month left for the Obama regime. Wouldn’t want this disgusting blemish left upon his “legacy”, only for Trump to “free” Aleppo of IS within the first weeks of his term. Wherever those sadistic terrorists scatter to, I’m sure they’ll be looking over shoulder as soon as the new POTUS is sworn in. The jig is up. I can dream…

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