Where the “War on Terror” has transformed into a war of terror funded and supported by the West against Syria’s President Assad

Isis gun consisting of a T-62 turret welded on a vintage French WW2 chassis. Click to enlarge

Revealed: How Isis turns normal towns and villages into theatres and factories of death

Robert Fisk reports from a recently recaptured Syrian town. Where only hours earlier, Isis fighters had fled a Syrian Army assault

China's Ambassador Li Baodong (front C) votes during a U.N. Security Council meeting on a European-Arab draft resolution endorsing an Arab League plan calling for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to give up power in New York February 4, 2012. The Homs attack made Friday the bloodiest day of an 11-month uprising and it gave new urgency to a push by the Arab League, the United States and Europe for a U.N. resolution calling for Assad to cede p+ower. Th Security Council had scheduled an open meeting for Saturday to vote on the draft. But Russia asked that the 15-nation body not immediately do so and instead hold consultations. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Russia and China Catch Security Council in a Devastating Lie

Security Council expresses “unanimous concern” about Islamic State’s use of chemical weapons — then blocks Russia-China resolution to investigate. Why?

Ending Syria’s Nightmare Will Take Pressure from Below

Mike Whitney explains that elements in the Trump administration plan to splinter Syria and establish a permanent garrison in the eastern part of the country

Syria – Trump Administration To Continue Obama Policy

As the Obama administration did with Bush’s policies

Can reconciliation ever heal a country with conflict wounds as deep as Syria?

Can reconciliation ever heal a country with conflict wounds as deep as Syria?

Robert Fisk reports from war ravaged Syria as life slowly returns to normal

Bana of Aleppo: the Story So Far

Bana of Aleppo: the Story So Far

Barbara McKenzie examines why Bana, a 7-year-old girl supposedly tweeting from Aleppo, is probably the work of Western intelligence together with the media

Anti-Daesh coalition meeting in Washington

Destroy Daesh?

Washington intends to destroy the Frankenstein it created in the form of Daesh, aka ISIS. But will the Europeans, asks Thierry Meyssan, try to save their proxies?

Syrian Army and Russian soldiers monitor as rebel fighters and their families evacuate Homs last week. Click to enlarge

‘We see them as monsters. At least Israel makes normal, typical war': As Isis caliphate shrinks, Syrian anger grows

Robert Fisk reports from the frontline in the war against Isis in Syria

Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad

Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad

Thierry Meyssan reveals how the world’s main cement manufacturer, Lefarge, built bunkers for Islamic State in Syria and how the media covered for them

Did The U.S. Really Bomb A Mosque In Syria? Many Factors At Play In Latest Reports

The media’s response is curious. Although under Obama such incidents happened, they were routinely played down by a compliant media. Now however they are falling over themselves to publicise it. Is this to embarrass Trump?

Photo of drone provided by Syrian Central Military Media. Click to enlarge

Israeli drone shot down by Syria forces

IDF confirms light surveillance drone downed over Syria on Monday

Third Time’s The Charm – These Neocons Want Another Sunni Insurgency (Updated)

Moon of Alabama explains that the Neocon’s want to reignite conflict in the Middle East; using “Sunni Arab tribes” to destroy the Syrian state and then attack the Iranian “bridge” to Hizbullah in Lebanon.

White Helmets Video: “Macabre” Manipulation of Dead Children?

White Helmets Video: “Macabre” Manipulation of Dead Children?

A paediatrics specialist has questioned medical procedures in the latest White Helmets video. “If not already dead,” he says “this action would have killed the child!”

Gen. David Petraeus posing before the U.S. Capitol with Kimberly Kagan, founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War. (Photo credit: ISW’s 2011 Annual Report). Click to enlarge

The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow

Having recovered from the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the Neocons first family are back in the headlines and pushing for an expanded U.S. invasion of Syria

Washington Says Russia’s Condemnation of Damascus Bomb Attacks is Unfair to Al Qaeda Suicide Bombers

Seriously. After Saturday’s suicide attack in Damascus that killed 40 the U.S. tried to avoid any “unqualified denunciation of terrorism” at the UN

After having proferred a few hasty comments about a number of military questions, President Trump left it to his Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, to handle all the strategic and tactical aspects. The White House will specify the objectives and the political means, and the Pentagon will be given free reign concerning their implementation. This distinction between politics and the military did not exist in the Obama administration - the Pentagon had to submit all lethal action to the White House.

Trump – clarification?

The US Chief of Staff met with both his Russian and Turkish counterparts to discuss the conflict in Syria. But given Iran also has troops there why weren’t they invited?

Iran mini-submarines. Click to enlarge

Report: Iran Pushing For Deal With Assad Regime To Build Naval Base In Syria

IF Iran does indeed build a naval base in Syria it will give it access to the Mediterranean Sea, which Israel has described as a “radical step”

Israel Lost in Syria. But It Already Has a Backup Plan

Israel was betting on “moderate” rebels gutting Syria. Its backup plan is to wear down Hezbollah until it can “deal” with Iran

A convoy of US armoured vehicles near the norther Syrian city of Manbij. Click to enlarge

US 75th Ranger Regiment hits the ground in Syria for Raqqa offensive

US troops already on the ground in Syria could soon be joined by many more, as Trump considers Pentagon plan to expand American military involvement in Syria

Fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria take positions at the top of Mount Annan overlooking the Tishrin dam, after they captured it on Saturday from Islamic State militants, south of Kobani, Syria December 27, 2015. A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab rebel groups, supported by U.S. coalition planes, captured a dam on Saturday from Islamic State, cutting one of its main supply routes across the Euphrates, an alliance spokesman said. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting

Days after John McCain’s “unusual” trip, the Turkish government has cut off water supplies from the Euphrates River into northern Syria