H/t reader squodgy:
“Yay!!! Hell hath no fury like a pissed off and ridiculed Russian who’s been repeatedly lied to.”
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— EHSANI2 (@EHSANI22) September 17, 2017
This is the official Twitter account for the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic, offering updates on Presidential news and events:
#الأسد: المسيحيون ليسوا ضيوفاً، أو طيوراً مهاجرة، بل هم أساس وجود الوطن، من دونهم لا وجود لسورية.. ومن دونها لا أرض ولا وجود راسخاً لهم أيضا
— Syrian Presidency (@Presidency_Sy) September 17, 2017
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In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated:
“Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; and consequently the natural reaction for many people is that, if the problem lies in one individual, that individual should not be more important than the entire homeland. So let that individual go and things will be alright. That’s how they oversimplify things in the West.” [emphasis added]
“Notice what happened in the Western media since the coup in Ukraine. What happened? President Putin was transformed from a friend of the West to a foe and, yet again, he was characterized as a tsar…This is Western propaganda. They say that if the president went things will get better.” [emphasis added]
Putting aside Assad’s vast and extensive list of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Assad highlighted one of the major flaws in Western thinking regarding America’s hostile policies toward a number of independent states.
Finland, Denmark and Sweden will gladly take them all in…
A convoy of buses containing hundreds of lightly armed ISIS terrorists and their family members remains stuck in the Syrian desert and pinned down as US and coalition planes continue to pick off militants who stray too far from the group. External ISIS vehicles have also tried to access and aid the group, but as US coalition spokesman Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon stated, coalition aircraft are picking them off as they come close “like moths to the flame.”
Dillon estimated that over 40 ISIS vehicles were destroyed, including nearly 100 terrorists killed, while heading toward the convoy as the coalition has been “able to continue to just observe and pick them off one at a time.” But on Friday afternoon the US alliance announced the sudden withdrawal of its surveillance aircraft over the site at Russia’s request, publishing the following statement:
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that there no proof that President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons in Syria.
PARIS (Sputnik) — There is no evidence indicating that the government of Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons in Syria, all claims in that respect are a provocation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with France’s Figaro newspaper following his visit to France.
“In my opinion, the accusations have been made for the sole purpose of justifying the use of additional measures, including military ones, against Assad. That is all,” Putin said.
“There is no proof that Assad has used chemical weapons. We firmly believe that that this is a provocation. President Assad did not use chemical weapons,” the Russian president stressed.
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The Syrian government dismissed the White House’s unsubstantiated, and bizarrely ominous late Monday night allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack. According to AP, Ali Haidar, the Syrian minister for national reconciliation, dismissed the White House’s warning and said it foreshadowed a diplomatic campaign against Syria at the U.N., according to the AP. Or maybe military campaign.
The Kremlin also dismissed the White House statement, which had warned that Assad and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it goes ahead with the attack. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “such threats to Syria’s legitimate leaders are unacceptable.”
“Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people”
– Nikki Haley
Less than three months after the US launched 49 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in early April, allegedly in retaliation for a chemical attack conducted by Assad forces, in an ominous statement issued with no supporting evidence or further explanation, on Monday night the White House warned that the U.S. has “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime” in Syria and warned that Assad would “pay a heavy price” if one took place.
Here is the truth about the so-called “civil war” that has been raging for six years in Syria. It’s actually a proxy war waged on Syria by many countries including the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey. Here is a quick video that quickly explains the proxy war and the myth of the “moderate rebels.”
H/t reader squodgy:
But is Joe BigMac interested?
Hell no! He just can’t understand why those people hate the U.S. so much, and he just wants to kick their asses!
They’ll never wake up.
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Assad to be the 1st of Irlmaier's tripartite of assassinated victims? https://t.co/B8lQJjYQrF
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) May 16, 2017
— Blacklisted News (@BlacklistedNews) May 16, 2017
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Just over a month after the US launched a cruise missile attack at Syria, US relations with Syria are deteriorating rapidly once more after the State Department accused the Syrian government of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital.
According to Reuters, Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary of near eastern affairs, told reporters on Monday that the State Department believes that about 50 detainees a day are being hanged at Saydnaya military prison, about 45 minutes from Damascus. Many of the bodies, it said, are then being burned in the prison’s crematorium in order to hide evidence of mass murder.
Iran’s foreign ministry condemned Israel’s incursions into Syria on Saturday as reports suggested Iran was mulling deploying ground forces to counter a potential US-led intervention in the country.
Israeli jets struck an area near the International airport in Damascus on Thursday, reportedly an arms depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.
“There was no doubt that the inroads were aimed at weakening Syria’s legitimate government and in line with reinforcing Takfiri (supposedly apostate Muslim] terrorists who have moved closer to the annihilation and defeat in the battlegrounds day by day,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, according to the Fars news agency.
He said the raids were a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
As the United States and Western allies march closer to full-scale conflict with Syria, many of their claims are now being scrutinized and dissected by a skeptical public.
On April 4, residents of the town of Khan Shaykhun suffered a chemical gas attack that reportedly killed 74 and injured 557. Despite a lack of evidence or investigation, the United States government, allied governments, and compliant media were quick to point the finger at Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The dead stream media ignored the fact that Khan Shaykhun was under the control of Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group which the United States has been funding throughout the Syrian civil war. Instead, the West claimed that Assad launched an air strike which released sarin gas, leading to the deaths and injuries.
By Jon Rappoport
The sarin-gas attack story prompted the US missile strike on a Syrian runway. Here are the top ten reasons for doubting that story, and instead calling it a convenient pretext:
ONE: Photos show rescue workers treating/decontaminating people injured or killed in the gas attack. The workers aren’t wearing gloves or protective gear. Only the clueless or crazy would expose themselves to sarin residue, which can be fatal.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has accused the US of fabricating last week’s chemical attack to justify a military strike, even as British investigators confirmed the use of toxic sarin gas.
In his first interview since the attack on the northern opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun which left 86 dead and hundreds injured, Assad said his regime could not be responsible as they were no longer in possession of any chemical weapons.