The Truth about Syria

The Truth about Syria, No. 5, June 18, 2015: “It’s Time for a Thorough Reevaluation of U.S. Policy toward Syria”

June 18, 2015 No. 5 Harris: “There are usually very real costs that flow from intervening in the affairs of others.” The Truth about Syria is a publication of the Syrian American Will Association (SAWA) as part of our mission to bring to U.S. policymakers, the media, and the general public …

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America’s Worst Nightmare: Assad Is Too Big to Fail

Peter Harris The National Interest, June 17, 2015 The war in Syria began over four years ago. Since then, hundreds of thousands of civilians have died and millions more have lost their homes. For most people in the West, the human toll imposed by the war is literally unimaginable. Yet Western governments have …

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Jabhat al-Nusra’s massacre of Druze villagers shows they’re just as nasty as Isis

The incident last week suggests that the US have let the al-Qaeda affiliate off lightly By PATRICK COCKBURN The Independent, June 14, 2015 Last week fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, entered a village in Idlib province in the north-west of the country and shot dead at …

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The Truth about Syria, No. 4, June 11, 2015: “U.S. Must Stop Backing Al-Qaeda Allies in Syria!”

June 11, 2015 No. 4 Al Qaeda in Syria becoming ever more prominent (Christian Science Monitor) Syrian “moderate opposition is just an illusion,” the “choice is either Assad or these terrorist organizations” (Foreign Policy) Parry: “Sleepwalking to Another Mideast Disaster” Shaw: “Orwellian Doublethink in the War on Terrorism” Greenfield: “The …

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The Southern Front Scam is the Free Syrian Army Scam All Over Again

If you were reading the Washington Post, you might have come across some good news. Except the Southern Front is also Islamist. Or rather like the FSA, it doesn’t really exist. It’s officially an alliance of various brigades that are currently, supposedly, aligned together. It contains such secular components as …

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Orwellian Doublethink in the War on Terrorism

The war on terrorism, which the United States has been waging since 2001, is a failure for a myriad of reasons, but chiefly because it is a farce. Set aside the idiocy of waging war on a tactic; the war on terrorism creates terrorism by arming, training, and funding militant …

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Aug. 30, 2013, claims to have proof that the Syrian government was responsible for a chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21, but that evidence failed to materialize or was later discredited. [State Department photo]
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Sleepwalking into Another Mideast Disaster

Exclusive: Denied crucial information about Syria, the American people are being led toward the precipice of another Middle East war, guided by neocons and liberal hawks who are set on “regime change” even if that means a likely victory for Sunni terrorists, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry If sanity ruled …

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Al Qaeda in Syria becoming ever more prominent

The so-called Islamic State may be getting most of the headlines. But there’s another rebel group on the move in Syria, one that works with the US-backed Free Syrian Army, that is also cause for concern. By Dan Murphy Christian Science Monitor June 7, 2015 3:35 PM The successes and excesses …

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The Truth about Syria, No. 3, June 4, 2015

Americans Say: Stay Out of Syria War, Support Neither Side! Republicans and Conservatives Prefer Assad Government to ‘Rebels’ Mulshine: “Gaffe of the year: Chris Christie unwittingly reveals a blackmail plot by our Mideast ‘allies’” Russia Urges US to Act in Lockstep With Syria to Crush IS Turkish Daily Accuses Govt. …

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Syrian “moderate opposition is just an illusion,” the “choice is either Assad or these terrorist organizations” (al-Qaeda and the Islamic State)

Foreign Policy magazine: “Shiite Lebanese group says it’s winning the battle against the Islamic State, rallying supporters to its cause, and fighting a war on terror.”: QALAMOUN MOUNTAINS, Syria — Along the vast mountain range that marks the Lebanon-Syria border, Hezbollah fighters point out recently captured al-Nusra Front [SAWA note: …

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