How Syria Came to This

Hosam Katan / Reuters A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering by ANDREW TABLER Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti. In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a scrawled on a wall “It’s your turn, Doctor”— a not so subtle prediction that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a British trained ophthalmologist and self-styled reformer, would go down in the the manner of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, the … Continue reading How Syria Came to This

Trump Knows Nothing About Getting Into a Major War’

© REUTERS / Yuri Gripas ‘Smart missiles should fly toward terrorists, not legal governments’ the Russian foreign ministry said in response to Donald Trump’s tweet after he warned Russia to prepare for the new, smart and nice missiles coming to Syria in the wake of an alleged chemical attack there. Sputnik discussed this with Stephen Lendman, an independent journalist and writer. Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has threatened to strike Syria and he has told Russia to get ready, what do you make of that comment? Stephen Lendman: It’s really lunacy, imperial madness is the expression I like to use. I think … Continue reading Trump Knows Nothing About Getting Into a Major War’

Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World

image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Paul Craig Roberts Here is Jason Ditz on the coming end of the world: https://news.antiwar.com/2018/04/10/trump-builds-coalition-for-war-against-syrian-government/ Vladimir Soloviev explains the failure of Putin’s policy of appeasement: https://russia-insider.com/en/breaking-defining-moment-putin-stand-usisrael-empire-chaos-or-fold/ri23052 If you were the president of France or the prime minister of the UK, would you permit criminally insane Washington to drag you into military conflict with Russia? https://www.infowars.com/get-ready-russia-trump-takes-to-twitter-to-threaten-strike-on-syria/ I didn’t think so. I wouldn’t either. So what’s with Macron and May? What’s with the French and British governments? What’s with the French and British media? I read recently that former UK Labour prime minister Tony Blair is now … Continue reading Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World

A MAP OF THE COMING WAR: WHO IS WHO (AND WHERE) IN SYRIA

APRIL 12, 2018    With war likely set to break out in Syria at any moment, a question many Americans are asking is… where is Syria? Geographical challenges aside, it is safe to say that the situation in Syria is extremely fluid, and changing on an almost daily basis, which is why we have shown several strategic and tactical snapshot maps of Syria as of this moment. The first and most useful one, courtesy of Turkey’s Omran Dirasat think tank, shows updated areas of control and influence in Syria by international military forces with reference to the most prominent international military sites in … Continue reading A MAP OF THE COMING WAR: WHO IS WHO (AND WHERE) IN SYRIA

What Is Happening in Iran? Is Another “Color Revolution” Underway?

image edited by Fernando Kaskais  By Brandon Turbeville Global Research, December 31, 2017 Activist Post A familiar sight is taking place across Iran tonight and it has been for the last three days. Protests are taking place in numerous cities citing grievances and demanding that the Ayatollah and Iranian President step down. For a few days, the protests remained non-violent but now violence has indeed flared up as protesters have laid waste to a number of government properties and those belonging to “pro-government militias.” Neo-cons in the American media and the U.S. President are all demanding that Americans stand with the “Iranian people” and the “protesters” in their … Continue reading What Is Happening in Iran? Is Another “Color Revolution” Underway?

How Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

by BEN NORTON A coalition of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, with minor support from several other Middle Eastern nations, has relentlessly bombed Yemen since March 2015. This August, the coalition ramped up the ferocity of its airstrikes, killing dozens of civilians. On August 23, the US/Saudi coalition bombed a hotel near Yemen’s capital Sanaa, killing 41 people, 33 of whom—80 percent—were civilians, according to the United Nations. Then on August 25, the coalition bombed homes in Sanaa, massacring a dozen civilians, including eight members of the same family. Major Western media … Continue reading How Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

Inside Israel’s Doomsday Spaces

ADAM REYNOLDS Pup Cultural Center Kibbutz Kfar Aza GIMME SHELTER ‘Architecture of An Existential Threat’ provides a visually compelling insight to the cultural and geographical perspective of bomb shelters in Israel today. by KELLY CAMINERO Architecture of An Existential Threat provides a visually compelling insight to the cultural and geographical perspective of bomb shelters in Israel today. Adam Reynolds refers to these ubiquitous bomb shelters as “doomsday spaces.” He approaches these interior spaces by capturing the importance of proportion and scale. These photographs reveal the normalcy of survival in the most extreme situations. His perspective sheds light on the a country constantly … Continue reading Inside Israel’s Doomsday Spaces