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Syria strikes: All the latest updates


Below is probably the most comprehensive update on the Syrian strike I have seen so far. Al Jazeera is doing a damn fine job. Russia, Syria, and Iran condemn the attacks as a “gross violation”, “illegal”.  The West is divided along political lines, either condemning or supporting the strike.  Only one major point is not… Continue reading Syria strikes: All the latest updates

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What media in Russia, Iran and Syria are saying on Syria strikes


Al Jazeera has a unique perspective, they are headquartered in an Arab country and have a fairly good relationship with the West.  When I lived in Qatar in 2002, I would pass by Al Jazeera whenever I traveled to the US Embassy or went to the souq. It is interesting to read their coverage which has no… Continue reading What media in Russia, Iran and Syria are saying on Syria strikes

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (40)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.  105/105 launches versus direct hits. Russian and Syrian propaganda claims of shootdowns are complete rubbish. </end editorial> Syria CW target strikes have largely displaced Salisbury in media traffic volumes, although the disclosure in the UK NatSec Advisor brief that Col. Skripal and Yulia were hacked 5 years ago and… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (40)

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US Launches Strikes On Syrian Chemical Weapons Capabilities. Coalition with France, Great Britain


Pentagon briefing on strikes in Syria – YouTube </end editorial> The U.S. on Friday launched “precision” military strikes against targets inside Syria linked to recent chemical attacks, said President Trump in a statement from the White House. The strike is the culmination of days of threats by President Trump against the Syrian government over a suspected chemical attack against… Continue reading US Launches Strikes On Syrian Chemical Weapons Capabilities. Coalition with France, Great Britain

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Russian Trolls Denied Syrian Gas Attack—Before It Happened


The conspiracists introduced claims about rebels using chemical weapons just as the Trump administration’s frustration was rising over the Assad regime’s use of chlorine gas. ADAM RAWNSLEY 04.12.18 5:05 AM ET Weeks before the world saw the bodies of men, women, and children dead from an apparent Syrian military chemical attack in Douma, Syria, the Russian military… Continue reading Russian Trolls Denied Syrian Gas Attack—Before It Happened

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Zakharova Downplays Armed Clash with Americans in Syria, Kremlin-linked Audio Recordings Contradict Her Story


I don’t know what is worse, that Russia lied and got caught, or if they’re trying to tell the truth but it looks like a lie.  The numbers of Russian dead vary from 5 to 600.  The reporting mechanism is all screwed up because there might have been 600 dead, Russians intermixed with Syrians, intermixed… Continue reading Zakharova Downplays Armed Clash with Americans in Syria, Kremlin-linked Audio Recordings Contradict Her Story

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Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment


Russia’s highly-touted peace conference to end the war in Syria was an utter debacle. BY NEIL HAUER  | FEBRUARY 6, 2018, 4:53 PM SOCHI, Russia — The Russian government billed the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, which it held last week in the Black Sea city of Sochi, as a watershed moment in the Syrian conflict. The summit was designed… Continue reading Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment