SOUTHFRONT—A few minutes after the start of the ceasefire agreed by Turkish and Russian presidents in Moscow, an intense fighting erupted between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and pro-government forces. ‘Democratic al-Qaeda rebels’ attacked positions of regime troops near Fleifel, Sufuhon and Fatterah. Meanwhile, Turkish-backed groups carried out an attack on Russia’s Hmeimim airbase with unmanned aerial vehicles.
SYRIA & LEBANON
SYRIA & LEBANONUS GOVERNMENT CRIMES
MEDIA SCUMSYRIA & LEBANONTURKEYUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISYZIONCONS
STRATEGIC CULTURE—It is by now untenable for Western media to spin the fictional narrative about “moderate rebels” fighting against a “cruel dictatorship”. The supposed “rebels” have vanished like the chimera they always were. What is left are the remnants of terror groups that are concentrated in northwest Syria. The dominant component is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly Al Nusra Front, an offshoot of Al Qaeda, like Islamic State. These are internationally proscribed terror networks which have carried out the most hideous, barbaric cruelties against civilians.
ABOMINATIONSRUSSIA DESKSYRIA & LEBANONTRUE HISTORYUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISYZIONCONS
STRATEGIC CULTURE—Syria’s nine-year war and horrendous human suffering stems from the nefarious Western agenda for regime change in that nation. The US and NATO powers have pursued this agenda by covertly sponsoring terror proxies to do their bidding. Western governments have augmented the pressure on the Syrian nation by imposing economic sanctions and blocking efforts for postwar reconstruction. The European position is particularly disgraceful and self-defeating. Brussels is anxious over the repercussions from refugee flows to the EU yet the bloc imposes sanctions on Syria, hence ensuring humanitarian hardships worsen and compound, and acting as a push factor in displacing people.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYSYRIA & LEBANONUS GOVERNMENT CRIMES
JAMES BOVARD—The Bush administration and their media allies produced one smokescreen after another to sanctify the war. Almost all the pre-invasion broadcast news stories on Iraq originated with the federal government. PBS’s Bill Moyers noted that “of the 414 Iraq stories broadcast on NBC, ABC and CBS nightly news, from September 2002 until February 2003, almost all the stories could be traced back to sources from the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department.” A 2008 report by the Center for Public Integrity found that “in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.”
RUSSIA & NOVOROSSIYASYRIA & LEBANONTURKEYUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWAR CRIMES & CRIMINALSZIONCONS
MoA—President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met today in Moscow. They had a 160 minute long talk under 4 eyes and another round with their relevant staff. The parties agreed on a new ceasefire in Idleb governorate.