Defying “The Vulture Consensus” on Syria

Originally posted on In Gaza:
*Tim Anderson graphic Interesting FB discussion, prompted by Eric Draitser (StopImperialism.com ) sharing an article [Syrian Regime is Going Down in Flames] and asking, particularly from Syrians, for feedback. He gave his own critque of the artilce afterwards. Max Syrian (a Syrian analyst living IN Damascus, also an NDF soldier):…

A Tale of Two Nakbas ~ by Eric Draitser.

Last week, millions around the world marked the 67th anniversary of the Nakba – literally “the disaster” or “the catastrophe” in Arabic – commemorating the seizure of Palestinian land and transformation of historic Palestine into modern Israel. Naturally, there is little ambiguity among pro-Palestine activists that the Nakba represents the opening salvo in the ongoing…

Yarmouk: A new perspective. ISIS attack reconciliation ceremony.

On Wednesday April 1, 2015 at Yarmouk Palestinian camp in the outskirts of Damascus, a ceremony was held, organized by the Syrian Ministry of Reconciliation. However, the camp was attacked by elements from the nearby village of Hajar al-Aswad, allied with some ex-militants of Hamas who first joined the Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda) and who have…

Amnesty whitewashes another massacre ~ by Paul de Rooij

“To clarify Amnesty’s position on Israel-Palestine, the rape analogy is again useful. The Israeli onslaught against the Palestinians and the decades of dispossession are equivalent to the gang rape of a woman held at knifepoint. While this is going on Amnesty’s role is akin to standing on the sidelines wringing its hands and bleating occasionally:…

Humanitarians for War on Libya, Syria… Exposed … [Chlorine Gas, No Fly Zone, AVAAZ, White Helmets, HRW, PHR, Amnesty…and more…]

Originally posted on Libyan Free Press:
~ PART 1 ~ AVAAZ, “White Helmets”, HRW, PHR, Amnesty INTERNATIONAL & More by Rick Sterling,  SyriaSolidarityMovement Part 1 of this article (31 March 2015) documented the campaign by Avaaz and others for a “No Fly Zone” in Syria and contrasted the promises with the consequences in Libya. A massive…

Laundering Al-Qaeda

Originally posted on Between Deserts:
Alex Ray 12.10.14 Influencing public opinion on the Syrian civil war continues to be just as important to winning as fighting on the ground. The ever-increasing complexity of the conflict means what is not said can be just as influential as what is said. Reporting that ignores context and vital…