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

Hamoud Saleh Hamed, mutilated by war, awaits the death sentence in a Syrian jail. Click to enlarge

Inside Assad’s Syrian jail, an Islamist prisoner talks of the regret for his killing

Former maths teacher turned terrorist tells of executing a “government collaborator” and his pain when “the people who we wanted to help didn’t want us any more”

Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launch cruise missiles on targets in Syria. Click to enlarge

TOP-5 Russian Weapons With Which Putin Won The War In Syria

Includes impressive footage of the Su-35

Last weekend's suicide bomb attack in Qamishli took place during an event commemorating the massacre of Christians more than a century ago. Click to enlarge

Assassination attempt on head of Syrian Orthodox Church revives ghosts of massacres past

Three members of the Assyrian Christian militia protecting the prelate were killed in the blast

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

Did you hear that sound? That was the ratchet of war between Russia and the West, which has just clicked up a slot — or two.

Syria – Russian Surprise Attack Blows Up Kerry’s Delaying Tactic

Russia has begun bombing Western supported groups linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda. Russia will no longer stand back and watch while the U.S. sabotages the ceasefire and supports militants. Moon of Alabama explains

Mourners leave candles in memory of murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox, who was shot dead in Birstall, during a vigil at Parliament Square in London, Britain June 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Martyrs and Demons

Before Jo Cox is transformed into a modern-day martyr, a little perspective is in order…

John Kerry Is Said to Side With Diplomats’ Critical Memo on Syria

The memo urged direct U.S. military intervention in Syria to oust President Assad

US should bomb Assad: dissident diplomat cable

Cable signed by 51 serving U.S. diplomats urges direct military intervention to oust President Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

US likely to use Nusra terrorists to topple Syria’s Assad: Russia

In comments ignored by the Western media, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the U.S. may use al-Nusra militants to oust Syrian President Assad

Who will fund the dream of rebuilding Syria back to its former glory?

Lebanese banks and entrepreneurs are already contemplating restoring Syria and they would know. Having rebuilt Beirut after Lebanon’s 15-year civil war

CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels

CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels

U.S. agencies at odds over how to deal with Russia’s advances against militants while maintaining the illusion that America only supports “moderate Syrian rebels”

A Syrian opposition tank pictured in Daraa in the south of the country. British special forces are reported to have crossed Jordan's northern border to help rebels under attack by IS. Click to enlarge

British special forces ‘operating alongside rebels in Syria’

British Special Forces are reportedly operating in Syria but what exactly their targets? Islamic State or the forces of President Assad?

Turkish troops, militants mass in Aleppo: Russian monitor

Russian monitors in Aleppo say more than 2,000 militants have gathered in one of the city’s districts. Turkish troops are believed to be among them

U.S. asks Russia to not hit al-Qaeda in Syria, Moscow says

Although Washington denies it, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the U.S. asked Russia not to target the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front in Syria

Over 40 killed in continuous rebels shelling in Syria’s Aleppo

Responsible for the shelling is the same al-Qaeda linked Nusara Front that Washington asked Moscow not to launch air strikes against.

U.S. Carrier launches airstrikes against Islamic State from Mediterranean

The U.S. has launched air strikes on Islamic State from a carrier in the Mediterranean. Which begs the question: what took them so long?

Russian fighter jets destroy ISIS oil facilities close to Turkish border

Russian fighter jets destroy ISIS oil facilities close to Turkish border

Russian military’s performance has been impressive in Syria. In comparison U.S. efforts have seemed half-hearted. Was it trying to spare its proxies? Includes videos

Mounting Civilian Death Toll in Idlib attacks

Mounting Civilian Death Toll in Idlib attacks

Are militants deliberately targeting Syrian civilians in coordination with Western intelligence? Thereby enabling intelligence operatives in the Western news media to then blame Russia?

Analyst: ISIL Evacuating Raqqa at US Order

Military analyst describes U.S. led campaign against ISIL in Syria as theatrical. With militants often retreating before U.S. backed proxies’ advances without fighting and as if coordinated

Troops loyal to Assad celebrate on the edge of Palmyra. Click to enlarge

The US is dropping calls for Assad to go

The “Assad has got to go” routine is changing. We haven’t heard many Americans saying that recently, and we’ve hardly noticed it.