Author: Eva Bartlett

“Syria Lambasts Alliance for Terrorism” AND calls for justice for Palestine

[via Nizar Abboud youtube account]

 

**Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari has for years been speaking the truth of Syria’s fight against the zionist-nato-turkey-gulf terrorist coalition.

Note: Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, hence Syria, re-affirms “the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and building an independent state from it’s whole territory with Jerusalem as its capital, the right of refugees to return to their lands, their homes (as per ’48 resolution 194). This is a NON NEGOTIABLE right, this is a right that will never disappear… Syria condemns the ‘israeli’ violence against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. This is a yet another new chapter in the overall plot, the overall aggression against the Palestinian people. ‘israel’s’ continuation of such acts of aggression has exacerbated tension in the region. They have reached an unprecedented level, one which will have very heavy consequences which of course will not be limited to the region alone.”

Dr. al-Jaafari noted the training camps for terrorists, who are sent across Syrian borders…violations of the Council… “the very same states which back terrorism in my country are also working to protect ‘israel’ …covering up its crimes…The United States has not just used the right of veto 61 times to protect ‘israel’ and to prolong its occupation of our territories which suffer under its occupation… no, the United States have even disregarded Security Council resolutions  in the past, to forge illegal alliances, targeting the sovereignty of a great many members states of this organization … illegitimate alliances forged by the united states and the united kingdom outside the confines of the council, have resulted in nothing more than violence, destruction, anarchy and terrorism throughout the world…”
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articles to follow

Been working on articles and reflections from/on Syria that I should have finished ages ago. That said, they should be done in the coming week or two, including:

-reflections on visiting liberated Ma’aloula

-the massacres that just don’t matter somehow (Only Atrocious When Useful)

-voices from Yarmouk (remember Yarmouk??? the insurgent-infested neighbourhood that “leftist” Palestine supporters lambasted the long-Palestine-supporting Syrian government for, based on the usual corporate media spin –which, like the false allegations of CW use and other “red lines” eventually fell into the dumb silence the lies deserve.  Unsurprisingly, Yarmouk is now absent from the corporate media. Local media does report on Yarmouk, and the combined efforts of the Syrian government, Palestinian reps in Yarmouk and aid agencies to deliver aid to the Syrians and Palestinians remaining in the area). Testimonies from Palestinian and Syrian refugees from Yarmouk (who are quite clear about the origins of their problems–note, I didn’t put “terrorist” in their mouths), as well as meeting with Palestinian security at Yarmouk .

 

Some photos re the coming articles/reflections

 

Einas Khalil, the five year old Palestinian girl run over & killed by Jewish colonist

Oct 20, 2014, Al Akhbar: Israeli settler runs over, kills 5-year-old Palestinian girl:

“A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma’an.

Einas Khalil, five, died after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil, medical sources at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said.

The girl and young Nilin Asfour were walking on the main road near the village when they were hit, and were taken to the hospital in Ramallah where their wounds were described as serious.

Einas passed away hours later.

On September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.
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questions on the death of Serena Shim

Press TV reporter appears to be victim of CIA black op:

““Mrs. Shim most likely died as a result of her tireless pursuit of truth which is suppressed by media in the West. Mrs. Shim appears to be the victim of a CIA black op, most likely with the cooperation of Turkey who just recently accused her of being a ‘spy’ after she exposed Turkey’s assistance of ISIL,” …

Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV on Friday that the Turkish intelligence had accused her of spying, adding that she feared being arrested.

On Sunday, her car collided with a heavy vehicle when she was returning from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey.

The slain Press TV correspondent was among the few journalists who had done stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border and she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.”

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Find out what happened to Serena, Press TV director calls on Turkey:

Press TV news director Hamid Reza Emadi says the “suspicious death,” of the news channel’s correspondent in Turkey is a tragedy for “anyone who wants to get the truth.”

Emadi made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday following Serena Shim’s death across the border from Syria’s Kurdish city of Kobani, where the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters are engaged in heavy battles.

“Serena told the stories,” Emadi said, referring to Turkey’s role in the crisis, including “how Ankara collaborated with those terrorists,” and “blocked Kurdish fighters from entering Kobani” to help tackle the ISIL.

On Friday, Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she had covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.

Emadi called the “car accident” version of Shim’s death an “infantile argument” by Turkey. “We are not going to buy that,” he noted.

“We believe that the Turkish government has to be held accountable before the international community. It has to find out exactly what happened.”

The news media director went on to say that Shim was an American national who died “under very suspicious circumstances” inside Turkey. “We are waiting to see whether the US government is reacting or asking Ankara for clarification.”

Shim will not return to her children in Lebanon just because she “criticized a certain country that is creating chaos in the region by supporting terrorists both inside Syria and Iraq,” Emadi said.

He further noted that “Press TV has every right to pursue the matter legally.”

In 2012, Press TV lost another correspondent, Maya Nasser, who was shot in the neck and the chest by a foreign-backed sniper in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Emadi slammed the “so-called” human rights organizations for refusing to condemn killing of journalists like Nasser. “Just because they reported the truth. They didn’t report what the US media wants them to report.”

Shim, a mother of two, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.

She was on a mission on the Turkish side of the border across the strategic town to cover the ongoing war there.

Her car collided with a heavy vehicle upon return from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey.

The identity and the whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.

Shim said she was among the few journalists who had obtained stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border, adding she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.

Emadi decried news blackout on Press TV correspondents’ death “by those who control mass media” saying, “That’s how they’re sending a signal to independent journalists like Serena Shim.””

 

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Denis Rancourt, “Activist Teacher” blog: Canada’s CBC is adamant on being worthless — Canada’s war against the Syrian people:

“Canada is engaged in a new war in Syria and Iraq, in addition to its war in Afghanistan, and the CBC simply will not provide the Canadian public with any balanced reporting about facts on the ground, or any actual reporting. Just look at the retarded headlines being featured in this time of war: CBC-link.

The whole World can see what is immediately obvious to any objective reader of the verifiable evidence:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/13/obamas-isis-project-is-nothing-but-a-pretext-to-murder-and-destroy-syrian-society/

Yet, the CBC insists on being irrelevant and refuses to cover the most glaring facts on the ground.

At the very least, some anchor could say “Press TV reports that”, and then spend some resources looking into it. Here is today’s glaring example:

Good job CBC. All who work at the state corporation can be proud.

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Serena Shim, Jan 1, 2013: Turkey’s Pivotal Role in Syria’s Insurgency: PressTV Report from Inside Turkey:

“This investigative report by PressTV’s “In Focus” reporter Serena Shim tries to uncover the pivotal role that the Turkish government is playing in the armed terrorist uprising against the Syrian government and its people. From opening its borders so Sunni hardline religious extremists from all over the world can illegally cross into Syria, to supplying them with weapons, funding, food, and shelter, Turkey’s Erdogan-led government has been acting as a rogue state, a state-sponsor of terror in every sense of the word.”

In Defence of the Syrian Arab Army

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-by Tim Anderson, Jun 29, 2013

Attacks on the Syrian Arab Army have come from all sides, most western media claiming it has been ‘brutal’, defends a ‘dictatorship’ or represents an ‘Alawite regime’. While the army has confronted violence with violence, a series of ‘false flag’ accusations have been levelled at it, the most recent over the use of sarin gas.

However, in defence of this army, I ask two questions: one, after two years of foreign backed attacks, mostly from religious-fanatics, how would secular Syria have survived without its national army? and two, what legitimate function does any army have, if not to defend a nation from foreign backed attempts to violently dismantle the state and constitution or, alternatively, to partition the country?

To properly understand the gravity of the attacks on the secular Syrian state we have to appreciate that all violent insurrections in Syria in the post-colonial period have come from the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempts to impose a form of political Islam, dismantling a secular Arab nationalism established by the Baathist system. The idea of a ‘secular’ uprising is simply a convenient western myth.

Indeed, the major regional competition has been between secular nationalism and political Islam. When Egypt’s Gamel Abdul Nasser was the great hero of the former, the big powers promoted the Saudi monarchy as the Islamic alternative.

In Daraa in March 2011, just as in Hama in February 1982, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood seized its opportunity for violent insurrection. Their opening gambit was the same: rooftop snipers killed police and civilians, the army was drawn in and then blamed for ‘killing civilians’, leading to cries for foreign assistance. In the recent conflict, thousand of foreign fundamentalists have been flocking to Syria (mostly paid by the Saudis and Qatar) precisely because it is seen as a religious, and not a national, conflict.

A 28 March 2011 statement by Muhammad Riyad Al-Shaqfa, Syrian Muslim Brotherhood boss, leaves no doubt that their aim is sectarian, the enemy is ‘the secular regime’ and that ‘we have to make sure that the revolution will be pure Islamic, and with that no other sect would have a share of the credit after its success’.

Amongst current western media clichés is one that the Syrian conflict is becoming ‘increasingly sectarian’. This is linked to simple characterisations of the conflict as one ‘between Sunni and Shia’, or ‘between the majority Sunni community and the Alawite regime’. These clichés are quite misleading.
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Is the British state supporting ‘ISIS’ and ‘Al Qaeda’?

Event to launch Dan Glazebrook’s new book: “Divide and Ruin: the West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis”
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Speakers:

Dan Glazebrook, Author of “Divide and Ruin”

Sukant Chandan, Chair of the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

Marcel Cartier, anti-war activist and hip-hop artist

Chaired by Hafsa Kara, Writer and broadcaster

Followed by food and socialising

Hosted by the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

4pm, Saturday, November 8th, Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Rd, Oxford, OX4 3NH
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