‘We shouldn’t rely on the West to overthrow Bashar, mainly because it was a waste of time and effort (was not going to happen), people should’ve gotten the hint a while ago, and anyone who still doesn’t see that at this point is frankly delusional, this is where I disagree strongly with the SNC. 984 more words
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By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Originally in the daily edition of the Jerusalem Post
“The current military situation in the Quneitra area has resulted in the Syrian regime forces being cut off under blows from the opposition, and we are turning toward an active system of defense and attack instead of hunkering down,” Ayas Ghalib, director of the political bureau of the Revolutionary Command Council in Quneitra and Golan, told… 987 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military’s program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the Islamic State. 879 more words
Latest ISIS Propaganda Video: Islamic State Jihadists Behead 12 Syrian Rebels In Field Outside Damascus
Independent — Isis has released a new propaganda video claiming to show the murder of 12 captives near the Syrian capital.
The men, wearing orange jumpsuits, are seen kneeling in a field before masked militants force them to the ground and behead them with knives as the black flag of the “Islamic State” flutters in the background. 38 more words
International Business Times — Hackers supporting the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad have claimed to have busted into the website of the US army.
Army.mil, the official page of US forces, is currently not accessible and pop-up boxes urging Washington to stop training Syrian rebels appear on a cached version of it… 19 more words
(Below is a comment responding to Asa Winstanley’s latest piece of non-investigative journalism: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/inquiry/18855-why-is-the-media-ignoring-israels-alliance-with-al-qaeda)
Asa Winstanley calls himself an “Investigative journalist”, yet there is no way that a genuinely curious investigative journalist can fail to investigate the US bombing the non-ISIS (actually anti-ISIS) Syrian resistance/”rebels” from September last year until now, there is no way that a genuine investigative journalist would not have ‘investigated’ the uproar and protests that happened across Syria when this happened, or cover the statements by *all* the revolutionary factions (saying something considering their general disunity) declaring that the US was ‘attacking the revolution'; a genuinely curious investigative journalist would point out such interesting ‘discoveries’ regardless of what the implications are of it (the purpose of a real ‘investigative journalist’ is to investigate not to conclude). 1,234 more words
If you’ve noticed, I tend to cite Al-Jazeera English and Al-Jazeera America a lot around this place. This is because I think they genuinely do good work in a lot of parts of the world that the American media, with few exceptions, mostly ignores, like sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and because they’ve built up a (well-earned, in my view) reputation for covering these places in a factual way. 2,122 more words