Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban on the Russia-Syria cooperation against (nato’s) terrorism.

30 Sep 2015, RT

“Russian war planes have started precision air strikes against Islamic State positions in Syria, after lawmakers granted the Kremlin permission to use the military outside of Russia’s borders. RT discusses the developments with political and media adviser to the Syrian President, Bouthaina Shaaban.”


“It’s not only against ISIL. I don’t know why people only use this. Why do they forget Jebhat al-Nusra although Security Council resolutions considered Jebhat al-Nusra and ISIL as terrorist organisations. And besides these there are tens of terrorist organisations in Syria. There are thousands of mercenaries and terrorists coming from all over the world.”


“The problem right from the beginning was not Assad, and the target was not Assad. Just as Libya is destroyed now and they were talking about Gaddafi, and Iraq is destroyed and they were talking about Saddam Hussein or about (WMDs). These concepts..floated in the media, they are only used in order to destroy our countries, in order to destroy our civilization, in order to destroy our people.”


12074668_10206679956610513_5965803885716220660_n*graphic by Tim Anderson


Al-Jaafari: The Russian reading is accurate, no fight against terrorism without the Syrian Army, Sep 29, 2015, SANA

– Russia’s Entry Into Syrian Conflict Changes Everything, Sep 30, 2015, Today’s Opinion

Info on Civilian Casualties Appeared Before Russian Jets in Syrian Airspace, Oct 1, 2015, Sputnik News

Anti-Putin Propaganda Begins: ‘Moderate’ Terrorists Complaining That Russia Bombed Them, Sep 30, 2015, 21st Century Wire

– Russia goes to war with ISIS: Why and how?, Sep 30, 2015, RT

ISIS militants in Iraq, Syria have WMD components, Lavrov warns UN Security Council, Sep 30, 2015, RT

Violence instead of democracy: Putin slams ‘policies of exceptionalism and impunity’ in UN speech, Sep 28, 2015, RT

China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report, Sep 28, 2015, RT

The real Syrian moderates: voices of reason, Eva Bartlett, RT

Exclusive map of the locations hit by the Russian AF jets yesterday:

Latakia: Ghamam, Bani Zayd, Deir Hanna
Homs: Rastan, Talbisieh
Hama: Lataminah, Kafr Zita
All these positions belong to Jaish Al Fath (Army of Conquest) which is a conglomerate of Jabhat Al Nusra, Jaish Al Islam, Ahrar Al Sham, Islamic Front and few other smaller factions.”


  1. In Paris, I attended today a conference about the French Foreign Policy toward the Middle East; A famous editor said ” Bashar Al Assad considers all adversaries as terrorist” Yesterday a former French ambassador (also a senior Arabist) said similarly during a talk at the French public radio (France Culture): for Bashar Al Assad all rebellions are terrorism, even islamist terrorism. Note that both omitted the word “armed” to qualify the adversaries or rebellions. This is an unconscious but blatant and severe manipulation of the public opinion.

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