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Two Ambassadors to Syria with Wildly Different Analyses

In the past few months, Grayzone journalist Aaron Mate has interviewed two former ambassadors to Syria: former UK Ambassador Peter Ford and former U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Ford.   The two ambassadors have a...

War Against Syria: Ten Years of Pain

I’ve been watching this conflict for over eight years, virtually every day, all day and made seven extended research trips traveling around the country mostly on my own with Syrian friends as guides. I...

The Gulf of Oman and the Mediterranean – A Tale of Two Ship Attacks

Following Wednesday’s explosives attack on an Iranian cargo ship, the Shahr E Kord, in the Mediterranean, onlookers were no doubt reminded of a similar attack on an Israeli ship, the MV Helios, in the...

Resisting US Attempts to Dismember Syria for Ten Years

SYRIA SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT STATEMENT On the Tenth Anniversary of the War on Syria Since March 2011, Washington has led a coalition of NATO countries, Arab monarchies and Israel, in a proxy regime change war,...

Biden’s Airstrikes – More US Military Action on Behalf of Israel

US President Joe Biden’s Thursday night airstrikes, carried out in eastern Syria against the Iran-aligned Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) factions of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) in response to...

False Flags in The Air – Is Biden Preparing A Syrian Intervention?

Following Saturday’s news reports that Russian military intelligence had uncovered a plot by Western-backed terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to launch a chemical attack in the terrorist-held city of Idlib, in the hopes of...

Stop Taking for Granted the Justification for the Existence of Israel

Soapbox (described on Facebook as Russia state-controlled media) is circulating a video of veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy lecturing against the Zionist occupation of the West Bank.In the first few frames Levy says: “Palestine must be...

Syria Not on Biden's Priority List

It is unlikely that President Joe Biden would put Syria on his list of priorities for the simple reason that no solution so far imagined suits the US’s interests. Consequently, the US forces occupying...

The ICC Says It Has Jurisdiction in The Occupied Territories

On 5 February 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided that it had jurisdiction in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, namely Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. This is another...

The ‘Western’ Racist Roots of Israeli Apartheid

Joe Biden supports a two-state solution to the ‘Palestine problem’. Well, first of all, it never was a Palestine problem. It was a  zionist problem, leading to the colonization and takeover of Palestine by...

Apartheid from the Sea to the River

B’Tselem’s description of Israel an apartheid state is valuable because B’Tselem, Israel’s leading human rights organization, is saying it.  Otherwise, the reaction should of course it is. B’Tselem applies the word to all of...

The American Forces Transferred Dozens of ISIS Militants Who Are Being Held by the SDF to the Al-Tanf Base

Private sources said that the US forces transferred dozens of ISIS militants who are being held by the SDF to the American base in Al-Tanf. The sources said that the American forces carried out...

Soleimani's Assassination Has Taught Iranians to Never Trust Empty Western Promises

When pro-western politicians, activists and intellectuals recklessly claimed fraud in Iran’s 2009 and Bolivia’s 2019 presidential elections, western media, think tanks, NGOs and “experts” mobilised to undermine the election results, despite a lack of evidence.  The “election...

Gulf Unity as the Curtain Falls on the Trump Term

The Persian Gulf monarchies have met today at the 41st annual six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.  This marks the first step toward ending a three-year diplomatic crisis that divided US...

New Turkish Military Reinforcements Enter the “De-Escalation” Zone in Syria

The Turkish forces pushed new military reinforcements towards their points deployed in the "de-escalation" zone in northwestern Syria. Local sources stated that a military convoy, which included about 12 armored vehicles and military vehicles,...

Al-Nusra Fires at Demonstrators in Idlib

Militants of the Al-Nusra Front shot bullets at civilian protesters who held a demonstration on Friday in Idlib, demanding accountability for the Al-Nusra members responsible for killing two young civilians in early November. A...

Iran One Year On: What Did the Assassination of Qassem Soleimani Achieve?

A year ago, US President Donald Trump assassinated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander of the Quds brigade, Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, the coordinator between Iran and all its allies in Palestine, Lebanon,...

MKO and Lack of Social Position

Having a social base requires the support of the majority, and if there is no support, no base will be created. One of the claims of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization is that the majority...

Syrian-Russian Raids Hit the “Turkestanians” and “Albanians” in Northern Lattakia

The joint Syrian-Russian warplanes targeted with concentrated raids the sites of the militants of "Turkistan Islamic Party" and the jihadist "Albanian Group" in Lattakia northern countryside. A field source reported that during the past...

Al-Nusra Arrests a Civil Activist Who Criticized Her with A “Post” on “Facebook”

Local sources reported that the "Al-Nusra Front" militants had arrested a civilian activist in Idlib because of a "post" he wrote on "Facebook", in which he criticized a local council affiliated with "Al-Nusra". The...