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VT Senior Editor Gordon Duff investigates the Deep Roots and Tentacles of the Dark Side
Israeli Minister Michael Oren: "The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran."
Jim Dean - Ambassador Jeffrey thinks that using proxy terrorists against Syrian civilians is the "least bad option" for US policy in Syria.
President Biden's plan to win back the trust of the global community was not off to a good start, because at the end of February, he ordered an air strike near the Iraqi-Syrian border that could aid efforts of terrorists from DAESH.
Descending into a public blame game is what the parties do when talks start to break down – it’s not an effective measure to get talks going.
In a press conference held today in Moscow via video conferencing, Klimov said, that the Syrian people have the right to protect their interests and decide their own fate.
This incident was the fifth in a series of Israeli air attacks on targets in Syria in the past month and the first after the inauguration of the U.S. President Joe Biden.
“The problem in the region is not Iranian activities. It’s a lack of understanding between countries and non-compliance with UN resolutions in the Israel-Arab and Israel-Palestinian conflict.”
Jim W. Dean - Has this Russian warning been sent prior to a new Syrian-Russian offensive in Idlib to warn Israel not to interfer?
The mayhem of the presidential elections left the American policy-makers locked in heated arguments about the future of the US domestic and foreign policy alike. One of the most pressing issues on the agenda is the Middle East developments, especially the U.S. role in Syria.
Jim W. Dean - We thank the little kid below and his father for their testimony on how the jihadis pretended to be treating them for a gas attack, when it was just dust from normal shelling.
Ankara reveals its double standards by buying oil from the Syrian Kurds, who are considered terrorists by the Turkish authorities.
People who after the Syria cover-up coverage continue to trust international Western mainstream outlets deserve to be fooled. And they will be.
Concerning the alleged Syrian gas attacks, if the claim of evidence suppression, selective use of data, and exclusion of key investigators are not unfounded, then it is important that the events should be dealt with openly and correctly.
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?
With the COVID pandemic, the world economy is no longer in focus. In America, millions of jobs are more than lost, the industries themselves have contracted or disappeared. No one knows what the world economy will be, what will survive, and what nations may well crumble economically as well.
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.
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.