Tag: Syrian Civil War

Jan 23 2018

Increasing US Aggression in Syria Leads to Chaos

Syrian Internal Security Forces are sworn in during their graduation ceremony, at Ain Issa desert base, in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S-training course that is preparing an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

All the news today is about Turkey attacking Afrin, a Kurdish governed city in northern Syria and threatening another Kurdish run city named Manbj. This is a very dangerous situation and another devastating assault on the Syrian people who have already suffered so much from a war that that was started by foreign manipulation and …

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Apr 25 2017

The Syrian ‘Civil’ War

I’m not sure that the Syrian War was ever a civil war.    The inflammatory incident in Dara’a very early in 2011 was documented by false flag videos on Al Jazeera and was augmented by a huge weapons stash in the central Mosque, brought in through Jordan from Libya by foreign fighters.    The FSA were payed and trained by the Turkish and Qatari governments.    Syria is a multi-ethnic, religiously diverse country.   The Grand Mufti’s youngest son, a college student in Aleppo, was assassinated by a couple of Saudi hit men in mid 2011.   But, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, the most revered Sunni scholar in Syria did not quit.   He joined forces with the Orthodox Bishops to promote peace.   Both claim all Syrians as their children.

Foreign TV and print news framed the violence as a religious war, a sectarian war.   And it’s true that there has been considerable ‘Sunni’ fundamentalist violence directed at others.  However, the Grand Mufti’s story tell us it isn’t a ‘religious civil’ war as the highest Sunni stands with the minorities who are the victims.   The perception of a civil war confused many people, including Syrians, off the jump.   People had to adapt all over Syria to militias taking over their communities and propaganda from English language sources and Saudi Arabian and Qatari news outlets told them over and over that a civil war had begun and they would have to choose a side.    Massacres occurred, and  local press descriptions of events and government attempts to stabilize the situation were countered by the same international media, claiming that their own government and army were attacking citizens around the country.    This propaganda has been a very effective part of the war on Syria.

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