Aleppo Reverend’s Plea to the World To Stop Terrorists’ Attacks, Support Syrian Army [ENGLISH]

Reverend Ibrahim Nasir is the spiritual leader of the Arabic Evangelical (Presbyterian) Church in Aleppo [listen also to his July 2014 speech]

Highlights from Rev. Nasir’s message (directed at President Obama):

“Is this your standards of humanity? To see people are killed in the city of Aleppo, to see babies are killed in the wombs of their mothers.

…The people of Aleppo are (being) killed now, by the gangs and the weapons of the west. These weapons are used by Saudi Arabia and by Qatar and by Turkey to kill the people who believe in God, who believe in his country, who believe in the value of humanity.

…Support our legal military, who are trying to defend humanity now–they are not defending only Syria, they are defending the values of humanity all around the world.”

 
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Hospitals Bombed: Aleppo Burning Under “moderate” terrorists’ Bombs

Last week I shared the update of my Syrian friend, then in Aleppo, who began with the words, “Aleppo is burning”.  Anti-Syria propagandists have attempted to hijack those words for their White Helmet, blame-Assad propaganda[Update: Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire: “#AleppoIsBurning Campaign Created by US and NATO to Facilitate a “No Bomb Zone”“].

Their lying rhetoric aside, Aleppo truly is burning under western-backed terrorists’ bombs. [See: “Western media break their silence on Aleppo with flagrant lies, obfuscations and omissions“]

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Before and after of al-Dabeet maternity hospital. via Syrian Republic

MATERNITY HOSPITAL AMONG THOSE BOMBED BY TERRORISTS:

On May 3, SANA news reported: “…terrorists fired 65 rocket shells on the neighborhoods of al-Neel Street, al-Siryian, al-Khalidyia, al-Mocambo, al-Sabeel and the surroundings of al-Rahman mosque leaving 11 civilians killed and 37 injured. A source at Aleppo Health Directorate said that most of the wounded civilians are children and women and their injuries are severe as the number of the killed civilians might increase.

Later, SANA’s correspondent in Aleppo reported that three women were killed, 17 other women and children were wounded and extensive material damage was caused by terrorist organizations’ attack with a rocket shell on al-Dhabeet Hospital in al-Mouhafaza neighborhood.”

SANA listed the attacked districts as: al-Midan, al-Furqan, Nile Street, al-Mukambo, al-Khalidiye, Jami’et al-Zahra’a, al-Ameriye, al-Ramousa, al-Masharqa, al-Muhafaza, al-Meridian, al-Serian, al-Sabeel, and al-Jamiliye in Aleppo city.

SANA’s Facebook  update included numerous photos of the bombed al-Dhabeet Hospital, noting the number of dead had risen to at least 14, a number which will no doubt rise in the coming hours.

According to SAMA tv, the number of murdered has risen to 28.

Ruptly TV raw footage shows the disastrous impacts of the bombings, and–uncensored–some of the mutilated victims.
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Western Media Break Their Silence on Aleppo With Flagrant Lies, Omissions, Obfuscations

Syrian News: “Abdulrahman was killed by a terrorist rocket on his way home back from school today (April 25).”

-Eva Bartlett, In Gaza (republished at SOTT.net, Global Research, Uprooted Palestinians, Information Clearing House)

Terrorists mortars, rockets, and Hell Cannon-fired gas canister bombs continue to rain down on Aleppo for the past few days (a dramatic increase from the sporadic but frequent terrorism Aleppo residents have been ravaged by over the years). Since April 23, over 1000 terrorists’ rockets/missiles/gas canisters have ravaged Aleppo (see: Syria: Aleppo is Burning and Western Media is Silent), killing at least 40 residents and injuring over 300, according to al-Alam journalist, Rabea Kalawandy‘s April 27 report.

In a more recent update, Kalawandy  wrote:

 

٨” شهداء لحد اللحظة في ‫#‏حلب‬ نتيجة قذائف المعارضة المعتدلة بينهم أطفال ونساء

 
8 martyrs so far. In ‪#‎Aleppo‬ as a result of the moderate opposition shells including children and women.”

The actual number of those murdered will likely be far higher, particularly with many of the injured being critically-injured.

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Syria: Aleppo is Burning and Western Media is Silent

*image Syrian News today.

-republished on 21st Century Wire, with this SANA update:

“Aleppo/Daraa: The death toll from terrorist attacks with rocket shells launched by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on al-Zahraa town and residential areas in Aleppo city rose to 16 killed and 86 injured.”

Two days ago, a friend in Aleppo messaged me: “Aleppo is burning. Numerous shells.”

He was not referring to the lies found in corporate media on Aleppo, but instead to the unreported reality: foreign-backed terrorists have continued mortaring, rocketing, hell-cannoning Aleppo’s residential areas.

Since his message, various Syrian news outlets and individuals have reported on further bombardments of Aleppo, as well as yet another terrorist bombing in Damascus’ Sayyeda Zeinab district, an area which has been repeatedly targeted by western-backed terrorists.

From Damascus countryside, Syrian journalist, Mohamed Ali, wrote:

“Live from the explosion scene near Sayyeda Zeinab quarter in Damascus countryside. At least 8 people killed and 20 injured.
من مكان التفجير قرب منطقة السيدة الزينب”

Later, Xinhua updated, “Death toll rises to 15 in Syria checkpoint car bomb attack”, noting:

“…The driver passed through two military checkpoints and when he reached the third at the entrance of the town of Diyabiyah south of the Shiite district of Sayyidah Zaynab, soldiers demanded to thoroughly search the vehicle and that’s when the driver set it off, said the source on a condition of anonymity.

The car was a white double cabin pick-up truck, laden with at least 100 kilograms of explosives…

If the vehicle had succeeded to pass through the third checkpoint unchecked properly, it would have reached a densely-populated area and it would have caused a massacre, according to the source…”
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Liberated Palmyra: a photo essay by Prof. Tim Anderson

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“Palmyra’s citadel. The Syrian Army and Russian air power made great efforts to avoid historic sites, but the citadel did suffer some damage in the fierce fighting,, as DAESH tried to seize that higher ground.” -Professor Tim Anderson

April 16, 2016, Professor Tim Anderson

[see: Why Palmyra, Recently Liberated, Is a Historical Treasure]

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“We were one of several busloads of journalists and writers who got a Syrian Army escort to Palmyra (Tadmur) in the past ten days, our trip was on 14 April 2016.”

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Our army escort.
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Syria Bloody but Unbowed by Western-backed Terror campaign

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Historic Palmyra, attacked by Western-backed terrorists

Apr 1, 2016, SOTT.net, (re-published at Global Research , Dissident Voice, in Spanish)

-Eva Bartlett

The recent liberation of Syria’s Palmyra (a UNESCO world Heritage site) by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allies is an important victory for numerous reasons. Not only does it send yet another message to the different Western-backed terrorist factions (which Syria has been fighting for the past five years) that they will eventually fall, but it also sends a message to the West and their gang of anti-Syrian states and actors – who have been fueling this savage war on a sovereign Syria – that Syria and Syrians remain resilient, the SAA and allies remain relentless in their fight against terrorism, and that Syria’s political allies continue to support her.

Further, the victory once again dispels the myth of “Assad’s army brutalizing the people”: footage from inside the liberated city of Palmyra shows residents praising President al-Assad and praising the Syrian Arab Army (a reported 200 of whom were killed in the battle to liberate Palmyra), much like footage from the liberated villages of Nubl and al-Zahra’a earlier this year, and every area, in fact, which the army has secured.

During Da’esh (ISIS) terrorists’ occupation of Palmyra, they blew up and destroyed numerous historic sites and brutally decapitated 82-year-old archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad. Ironically, while corporate media now twists the facts and alleges Syrian responsibility for the entry of Da’esh into Palmyra, they turn permanently-blinded eyes to the fact that the US-led coalition supposedly fighting Da’esh somehow, with all of their state-of-the-art technology, missed the convoy of Da’esh terrorists moving through vast stretches of open desert to reach Palmyra.

Now that the area is secured, Syrians can begin an assessment of the extent of damage to Palmyra. The Director General of Antiquities and Museums Directorate (DGAM) on March 27 issued a statement, which including the following:

“…we promise to restore the city as it used to be, in a cultural and intellectual message opposite to the destruction and terror, so the city will again represent the tolerance and multicultural richness that Palmyra has had through history…”

Restoration will need time and peace, but it is praiseworthy that some restoration in other liberated sites (Ma’aloua, old Homs, Krak des Chevaliers) has occurred while Syria is fighting the disease of Western-Gulf-Zionist-Turkish-inflicted terror.

Concerns over the fate of Palmyra were not exclusive to Syria’s DGAM, but also to the Ministry of Tourism (MOT), the work of which includes far more than merely promoting Syria’s touristic sites.
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Elizabeth May’s distorted understanding of crisis in Syria

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Mar 11, 2016, American Herald Tribune

-Eva Bartlett

Canadian Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May, puts forth such a distorted understanding of Syria that she has either fallen prey to the corporate media’s false rendition of Syria, or she is towing the line for political gain. In either case, the rhetoric she has employed over the past five years has gone from dismaying to appalling, considering that we are not in the early “confusing” months of the war on Syria, we are five years in, and the anti-Syria lexicon she repeats has long been discredited.

In June 2011, May’s Green Party described the situation in Syria as a “pro-democracy uprising,” and called for “more robust sanctions to include an international trade and energy embargo and not just sanctions against specific individuals and Syrian security organizations.”

Apparently the Iraq lesson—wherein 1.7 million Iraqis died as a “direct result of the genocidal sanctions” (source)—is not relevant to May. She would do well to read the Lancet’s report, “Syria: end sanctions and find a political solution to peace,” as of May 2015:

“The cost of basic food items has risen six-fold since 2010, although it varies regionally. With the exception of drugs for cancer and diabetes, Syria was 95 percent self-sufficient in terms of drug production before the war. This has virtually collapsed as have many hospitals and primary health-care centres.

Economic sanctions have not removed the President: …only civilians are in the line of fire, attested to by the dire state of household and macro-economies. Sanctions are among the biggest causes of suffering for the people of Syria.”

Perhaps May doesn’t care about the effects of sanctions on the Syrian people, but instead supports the US plan to destabilize Syria through various means, including sanctions, as noted even in 2005:

“As an alternative to direct military intervention to topple the Syrian government, the United States chose to pressure Damascus through sanctions and support for the internal Syrian opposition.”

As for the “pro-democracy uprising,” it has thoroughly been revealed to have been an armed insurrection from the very earliest protests, with sectarian chants and killings occurring by the so-called “democracy-loving” “unarmed” protesters from the very first months. The CIA has a long history of supporting such violence in Syria.  For more on this, and the mythology on Syria in general, see my extensively-linked earlier article, “Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria.”
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