Porkins Policy Radio ep. 46 The Truth About Syria with Eva Bartlett (interview)


2.3 km Syrian flag, al-Mezzeh Highway, Damascus, SANA, June 15, 2011.

Feb 21, 2016, Porkins Policy Radio

For this episode we are joined by activist and freelance journalist Eva Bartlett for an in-depth discussion of the  war in Syria.  Fresh from her fourth trip to the embattled nation, Eva lends us her perspective of what it’s actually like on the ground.  Eva recounts the many places she has visited, and the current living conditions of the Syrian people.  Eva and I discuss the numerous terrorist groups and gangs operating  within Syria, and the disappearance of groups such as the FSA and other “moderate rebel” groups.  Eva also offers us an alternative narrative about the Maddaya starvation story that gripped  news headlines and then vanished.  We discuss the propaganda involved in this story and its similarity to the skewed reporting of the terrorist siege of Yarmouk.

We also touch on the recent doxxing of a UN press official by hipster-propagandist Molly Crabapple, and her laughable claims that the UN is secretly working with the Assad government.  Eva talks about the dire situation  in the villages of Foua and Kafarya, two areas completely ignored by the United Nations.  Later we briefly touch  on the role that Israel is playing in the Golan Heights, and in aiding some of the terrorist fighting in Syria.  We round off our conversation by talking about the Grand Mufti, Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, and the positive role he is playing in Syria.

Show Notes:

In Gaza

In Gaza Syria Archive

Propaganda Alert: Madaya Media Fabrications; Recycled Photos

Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya: Two Northwestern Syrian Villages Under Siege and Assault by NATO’s Terrorists (Part I)

Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya: Two Northwestern Syrian Villages Under Siege and Assault by NATO’s Terrorists (Part II)


Caron – Out of The Night


‘israeli’ soldiers giving terrorists in Syria medical treatment (VIDEO)

YARMOUK: understanding the situation

“Human Rights” front groups (“Humanitarian Interventionalists”) warring on Syria

Fabrication in BBC Panorama ‘Saving Syria’s Children’

Where is the West’s compassion & condemnation following terror attacks in Middle East?, Jan 30, 2016, Russia Today, Global Research, 21st Century Wire, Sott.net, In Gaza

Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria, Oct 10, 2015, Dissident Voice, Syrian Free Press, Sott.net, World News, Uprooted Palestinians, prominent Norwegian blog, Steigan blogger, prominent Swedish blog, Anders Romelsjö Jinge.se *in Polish: Medium Publiczne and Wirtualna Polonia, In Gaza

The Real Syrian Moderates: Voices of Reason (Mufti Hassoun & Dr Bouthaina Shaaban), Mar 15, 2015, Russia Today, in Arabic at Dr. Shaaban’s FB page, Dissident Voice, Uprooted Palestinians, In Gaza

Scoundrels & Gangsters at UN: Silencing the Syrian Narrative, Feb 4, 2015, Russia Today, Global Research, Uprooted Palestinians, In Gaza

Interview: Syrian Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari on Sovereignty, Terrorism, and the Failure of the UN, Jan 17, 2015, Al-Akhbarin Arabic, Global Research, Medhaj News, Counter Punch, Consortium News, Rabble.ca, Oriental Review, Uprooted Palestinian

-As Foreign Insurgents Continue to Terrorize Syria, the Reconciliation Trend Grows (Dr. Ali Haidar), Aug 22, 2014, Dissident Voice Zero Anthropology, In Gaza

-“They want to start a religious war; we want to extinguish it” – Mufti of Syria, Jun 1, 2014, Crescent International, Rabble.ca, In Gaza

-Excerpts from US delegation visit to Syria, Feb 2015, In Gaza

-University Hospital, Damascus: Meeting Victims of Western-backed Mortar and Rocket Terrorism, Mar 3, 2015, In Gaza

-The Terrorism We Support in Syria: A First-hand Account of the Use of Mortars against Civilians, Sep 11, 2014, Zero Anthropology, Global Research, Rabble, Dissident Voice, In Gaza

-Media Black-Out on Arab Journalists and Civilians Beheaded in Syria by Western-Backed Mercenaries, Oct 26, 2014, Zero Anthropology, Global Research, Information Clearing House, Rabble.ca, Uprooted Palestinians, in Portuguese

-Distorting the Story of Syria’s Heritage Destruction, Feb 3, 2015, Crescent International, Global Research, Dissident Voice, Counter Punch, Uprooted Palestinians, In Gaza

-Devastation…and Inspiration: Recalling Liberated Ma’loula, Mar 3, 2015, Crescent International, Uprooted Palestinians , In Gaza

-The liberation of Kassab, Jul 2, 2014, Crescent International, In Gaza

-Liberated Homs Residents Challenge Notion of “Revolution”, Jul 8, 2014, Inter Press Services, In Gaza

-Syrians Flock to Vote in Lebanon, May 30, 2014, Inter Press Services, In Gaza

My Interviews on Syria


  1. The link from your newsletter Eva, went ‘down’ about a 1/3 into the program; but it just so happened to be right there on FB ! yeaa and i didn’t miss a second! love the intro music and exit music!. (i’m a pop-crush-noir fan) i had several things to add.
    Towards the end you said the US was complicit in the carnage in Syria (not a direct quote) and i say No, it wasn’t just complicit it was the instigator, brains and money, military hardware, behind it all.
    So the US State Dept/via subterfuge in cooperation with Mossad and al-CIA-dah; But clearly in the lead among all accomplices…
    Next: A main recipient is Israhell; which depending on whoever’s scale one uses does waaay more than equalize/ IE it squeezes big bennies out of the US State Dept for military endeavors. And likely the main recipient of the most tangible, land for greater Israhell.
    Last but not least, in all of this, Russia is The Target.
    The US State Dept is the most atrocious mendacious entity on the planet. They have succeeded in putting Russia on the offensive big time in Syria defending it’s hard assets (Tartus et al)…while putting the State Dept’s tentacles between it’s legs and cloven hooves it still gets big points ~ a pitiful shame in the face of the world. Yet watch it try to dictate this or that…it’s nauseating what this Dept does.
    At any rate i’m Thankful you courageously found your way into these towns and cities beyond Damascus. Reminds me of a bus trip i took from Saigon to My Tho on hi-way 4 after i got out of 25th Evac (WIA) during Tet (intensive care ward) a few weeks after the Tet Offensive…
    I am deeply interested in your detractors. Where does their trail lead back to? I sense this was a ‘political hit’ of sorts on you. June T. situation may be collateral effects or intentional, lots on her plate; No time to deal with Chandan and his minions. But want to challenge them and jerk his covers if he is a tool of the US State Dept or just an ego nut job.
    meds are kicking in, nite nite

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