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Jim W. Dean - Could this be Israelis pulling a string to do a favor by giving Trump one more shot at bombing Syria before the election to show what a tough guy he is?
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Jim W. Dean - We have traveled overseas when there was a critical need, like my first trip to Syria as an election monitor in 2014.
Leaked documents show how UK government contractors developed an advanced infrastructure of propaganda to stimulate support in the West for Syria’s political and armed opposition.Virtually every aspect of the Syrian opposition was cultivated and marketed by Western government-backed public relations firms, from their political narratives to their branding, from what they said to where they said it.
"When Vladimir Putin became president in 2001 he repeated his predecessor’s earlier proposals for Russia’s integration with the West and even a U.S.-Russia alliance, and proved it not just with words, but with deeds." Edward Lozansky
Katherine Frisk -- The predominately Orthodox Christian community in Nagorno-Karabakh have been roped into what is quite openly called World War III, Armageddon. As I recall, Tut- Mosis 111 made mince meat of his enemies at Armageddon/Megiddo. There is a good chance that he will do it again along with his Armenian sons. IF I am right, well then, poof goes the Judah weasel!
Jim W. Dean - The Syrian Kurds are now in full bore betrayal mode, having joined in completely with the US plans to use them as a puppet state, carving off northern and eastern Syria.
Turkey may have agreed to cede control of territory in southern Idlib to pro-Assad forces in a meeting with Russia on September 16. If the reports of a deal are true...
In this interview with Sputnik, Sergei Lavrov discusses developments in Syria and Libya.
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has called on Turkey to rein in allied militants in northern Syria, who may have committed a range of war crimes against civilians, including hostage-taking, rape and torture.
VT Senior Editor Gordon Duff investigates the Deep Roots and Tentacles of the Dark Side
Expansion into northern and northwestern Syria are open goals of President Erdogan and his Neo-Ottoman project. The neutralization of terrorists, the political settlement of the conflict and the stabilization of Syria promoted by the other side of this deal goes contrary to Turkish tactical interests.
Jim W. Dean - VT is back up after being hacked for several hours when one of two key stories were up -- on the Saudis shifting tactical nukes to Turkey to be closer to the NW Syrian battleground, and the NATO tripwire to drag the US into a wider conflict.
Jim W. Dean - Iran immediately saw its front line as the Syrian border with Israel, and then the Iraqi border with Syria, when the US-backed ISIS terrorists took over Deir Ezzor.
Jim W. Dean - Syria held the line on having only one crossing where aid comes in, to make it easier for them to monitor Turkey and the jihadis who smuggle combat supplies under UN cover.
Jim W. Dean - Israel fires dummy air missiles initially to engage the Syrian air defenses and then the real ones to increase their chances of getting through.
Apache helicopters of the US occupation forces flew low Sunday morning, according to residents of the Adla village, in the Shaddadi countryside, south of Hasaka, as they dropped ‘thermal balloons’, an incendiary weapon, causing the wheat fields to explode into flames while the hot dry winds fanned the raging fire.
...by Jonas E. Alexis The Daily Mail reported back in 2015 that Tony Blair confessed that he screwed up Iraq really bad, that he was...
Jim W. Dean - I was not aware that the UAE was offering billions to Syria, under the cover of Covid aid, to fund an offensive against the Turks inside Syria.
Under the influence of combat drugs, Uyghur combatants committed crimes against humanity in Syria, murdering hundreds of men, women and children, while de-populating entire villages and towns. They have been cooperating with various terrorist groups...
A volley of rockets struck the Camp Taji military base in Iraq on the evening of March 11, killing three US-led coalition service members, two of them Americans and one British, and injuring 12 others.
Terrorist groups operating in Idlib are preparing for a new rebranding under Turkish patronage. According to Syrian sources, Hayat Tarir al-Sham (formerly the official Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), the Turkistan Islamic Party (an al-Qaeda-linked group), the National Front for Liberation (a coalition of Turkish proxies friendly to al-Qaeda) and several smaller groups are going to create a united command center and even declare a formal merger
This picture taken on March 10, 2020, shows mortar shells at a workshop in the western countryside of Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo, which foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants used to manufacture chemical warfare and various munitions.
The United States moved to "secure" oil rich-regions of eastern Syria late last year after moving troops away from the border with Turkey, sparking...
The group that officially presents itself as politically progressive, multiethnic and pro-feminist force (which helps it draw in leftist and anarchist European and North American volunteers) has been heavily challenged by Turkey from its earliest years, but most directly so since the start of 2018.
Communications intercepts and intelligence from inside Turkish backed terror groups tell an interesting story. Americans are there, for the past 2 days, loads of cash, promises of US passports and families resettled in the US.
A US military convoy has been forced to retreat from an area in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah after government forces blocked its way and groups of angry local residents, upset with its presence in the region, throw stones at the US convoy.
Jim W. Dean - I don't remember reading the agreement requiring an attempt for Turkey once again to take responsibility for separating the bad terrorists from the good ones.
Turkish media lost no time in immediately accusing both the SAA and its Russian support of carrying out war crimes while fighting the “moderate opposition.”
Our military priority is Idleb as its liberation means that we move towards liberating the eastern regions-video
The Russian and Turkish leaders have held a press conference in Moscow, after coming to an agreement to de-escalate the Syrian-Turkish conflict in the war-torn Idlib province.
Colorful images of Ambassador Kelly Craft enthusiastically shaking hands with ‘White Helmets’ members made rounds online, with users reminding the diplomat of their connections to a jihadi group the US once fought against.
Two civilian airplanes bound for Qatar were reportedly used as cover by Israeli jets launching missiles from Lebanese airspace against targets near the Syrian cities of Homs and Quneitra.
Any Turkish formation or observation post within 3000 meters of a terrorist group is a target. Any Turkish formation that fires on Syria or launches planes that attack Syria or launch missiles into Syria, their bases and supply lines, are legitimate targets under the Astana agreements.
Units of the Russian Military Police entered the town of Saraqib in Eastern Idlib following the second liberation of the town from al-Qaeda terrorists and Turkish forces.
All credible reports indicate that the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) are giving the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) an unprecedented pounding after President Putin seemingly listened to President Erodgan's request yesterday and "stepped aside" in Idlib so that the two neighboring countries can finally fight one another face-to-face.
A group of Sudanese lawyers has reportedly taken legal measures against a number of travel agencies purportedly collaborating with a security firm based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in “deception of the Sudanese youth and their transfer to Libya.”
After the expiration of the Turkish ultimatum against Syria, the Turkish military and Ankara-controlled troops launched a large-scale attack, as we reported earlier today.