Syria

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

The Cape of Good Hope

It was indeed touch and go and it may not be over yet. Israel Shamir looks at the recent crisis over Syria and how it reflected America’s standing in the world

Saudi black op team behind Damascus chem weapons attack – diplomatic sources

Saudi black op team behind Damascus chem weapons attack – diplomatic sources

At the same time, there have been concerns voiced that witnesses the investigators spoke to were brought in by the opposition to misdirect the UN inquiry

Syrian FM to UN: ‘Terrorists from 83 countries fighting in Syria’

Bankrolled by the gulf emirates, the al-Qaeda affiliated groups are being covertly aided by the U.S. and NATO

A Syrian solution to civil conflict? The Free Syrian Army is holding talks with Assad’s senior staff

Disaffected by the growing influence of the al-Qa’ida-linked al-Nusra Front, elements of the Free Syrian Army have covertly approached the Assad regime

Syria researcher dismissed for falsifying credentials hired by Senator McCain

Illustrating the sort of charlatans now guiding US foreign policy, she also failed to disclose that she had previously been hired by an advocacy group that lobbies on behalf of Syrian rebels in Washington

Homemade sarin was used in attack near Damascus – Lavrov

Lavrov says Russia has evidence that the sarin used near Damascus recently was similar to that used in Aleppo in March 2013. Both types were ‘homemade’, i.e. not the type of sarin held by the Syrian government

Whistleblower Reveals U.S. State Dept. Ships Arms Directly to al-Qaeda

The murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi was an organized hit to cover up direct arm deals. Includes video

Syrian Army tank in Maaloula earlier in Sept, 2013. Click to enlarge

Syria crisis: In sacred Maaloula, where they speak the language of Christ, war leads neighbours into betrayal

Twenty years ago, identical tragedies destroyed the villages of Bosnia. Now they are being re-enacted in Syria

President Obama addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. Click to enlarge

Obama says US ready to use military force in Middle East

Obama claims it is an “insult to human reason” to suggest anyone other than the Syrian government carried out the Al Ghouta attack, as he reiterates America’s readiness to use force

“I had five sons, now I have four”: Syria’s senior cleric pardons the rebels who killed his son

The Grand Mufti of Syria preaches a message of forgiveness

Gas Missiles Were Not Sold To Syria

Export papers and eyewitness accounts seem to support Syrian government assertions that it was not behind Sarin gas attacks

Russia may change stance on Syria if Assad ‘cheats’ – Kremlin

Some in the West might see this an open invitation

The email in question. Click to enlarge

Syria: The Fabricated Evidence

Evidence emerges in the form of emails that suggests a UK based firm played a part in staging recent Syrian chemical weapons atrocity

Photo released by official Syrian News Agency shows burning cars after blasts in Damascus. Click to enlarge

The death toll in Syria continues to rise – whoever is doing the counting

Robert Fisk reports from a Damascus, a city at war where traffic cops still issue parking tickets

Putin: Syria’s chemical arms are response to Israel’s alleged nukes

“Syrian chemical weapons were built in response to Israel’s nuclear weapons,” says Russian President Putin

Assad’s troops may be winning this war in Syria’s capital – untouched by Obama’s threats

When an Islamist fighter can film himself eating the flesh of a dead soldier, all scruples have gone. Robert Fisk reports first-hand from Syria

Syria Gas Attack: Assad Wrongfully Blamed

Saudi Arabia was caught red-handed supplying toxic agents. Last May, Turkish authorities arrested 12 suspected Al Nusra fighters. They had two kilograms of sarin nerve gas. Yet the UN is quick to blame Assad. Stephen Lendman explains

Russia says U.N. report on Syria attack preconceived, political

“it is impossible to call the nature of the conclusions reached by the U.N. experts … anything but politicized, preconceived and one-sided,” said Russia’s Deputy Foriegn Minister Sergei Ryabkov of U.N. findings on the Al Ghouta attack

Obama Warned on Syrian Intel

Despite Obama’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt in the Aug. 21 chemical attack, former U.S. intelligence officers are telling President Obama that they are picking up information that undercuts the Official Story

Extremists and Al-Qaeda carrying rebel fight in Syria – study

Defence consultants say Islamic extremists with Al-Qaeda links have growing influence with the very groups that the U.S. is moving to assist in Syria