Life under fire in Syria: interview with Eva Bartlett

Sep 2, 2016,



“Since 2008, Eva has spent more than 3 years in Gaza documenting Palestinian life under Israeli rule. She has also visited Lebanon and, since 2014, has just come back from her 5th trip to Syria, the latter for 9 weeks, to bring back firsthand accounts of what daily life is like for the Syrian people who have been subjected to a Western imperial war for the past over 5 years.”

Some Related Links:

Syria: how the violence began, in Daraa, May 13, 2013, OpEd News
Syria: The hidden massacre, May 7, 2014, Russia Today Op Edge
Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria, Oct 10, 2015, Dissident Voice (other languages at this link)
Western corporate media ‘disappears’ over 1.5 million Syrians and 4,000 doctors, Aug 14, 2016,

The Omran Deception, Aug 31, 2016, TeleSur

The boy in the ambulance: US State Dept-funded groups behind latest ‘iconic image’ designed to demonize Russia and encourage further bloodshed in Syria, Aug 18, 2016,

The White Helmets – al Qaeda with a facelift, (VIDEO) Apr 29, 2016, Hands Off Syria

Who Are Syria’s WHITE HELMETS?, Jun 21, 2016, 21st Century Wire

‘West not serious about fighting terrorism’ – adviser to Syrian President Assad, Aug 23, 2016, Russia Today, (extended version here)
Updates From on the Ground in Syria: June to August 11 (photos and some videos), Aug 11, 2016, In Gaza
The real Syrian moderates: voices of reason, Mar 15, 2015, Russia Today

Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya, Part Two, Aug 20, 2015, Counter Punch, (In Gaza)

Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya: Two Northwestern Syrian Villages Under Siege and Assault by NATO’s Terrorists, Part One, Aug 18, 2015, Counter Punch, (In Gaza)

Western media ignoring reality on the ground in Syria, Mar 3, 2016, Russia Today
The Truth About Madaya: From Today’s UK Column News, Jan 8, 2016, UK Column
Propaganda Alert: Madaya Media Fabrications, Recycled Photos, Jan 15, 2016, Dissident Voice
The Terrorism We Support in Syria: A First-hand Account of the Use of Mortars against Civilians, Sep 11, 2014, Zero Anthropology
University Hospital, Damascus: Meeting Victims of Western-backed Mortar and Rocket Terrorism, Mar 3, 2015, In Gaza
Where is the West’s compassion & condemnation following terror attacks in Middle East?, Jan 30, 2016, Russia Today
Syria Dispatch: Most Syrians Support Assad, Reject Phony Foreign ‘Revolution’, Mar 7, 2016,


Statement of Palestinian groups and individuals about the global war on Syria, Syria Solidarity Movement

 Stealing Palestine: Who dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict?, Nov 10, 2014, Russia Today


“Along the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, UN Disengagement Observer Forces (UNDOF) stationed along the 1974 demarcation line are mandated to:

“Maintain the ceasefire between Israel and Syria; Supervise the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces; and Supervise the areas of separation and limitation, as provided in the May 1974 Agreement on Disengagement.”

Yet, UNDOF routinely fails to observe or report violations such as terrorists crossing to and from the Israeli side. One recent example, noted by Nizar Abboud on January 19, 2015, was the Israeli assassination of Hezbollah and Iranian resistance in Quneitra, Syria on January 18.

To Abboud’s question on the silence of the UN, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, replied that the details were “murky” and merely implored all sides to “exercise restraint.” Haq cited UNDOF having observed two UAVs flying from Israel into Syrian territory, smoke billowing from a post in Syrian territory, and UAVs returning to the Israeli side. But UNDOF could not identify the origin of the smoke, he said.

Earlier, in a September 16, 2014 press conference, following UNDOF soldiers’ abandonment of their posts, the Syrian Ambassador criticized the “total inaction by all those who are responsible for the lives of UNDOF forces soldiers as well as for fulfilling the mandate of UNDOF, in accordance with the disengagement forces agreement of 1974.”

He noted the presence of al-Nusra along most of the Syrian side of the line of demarcation, and the sudden evacuation of UNDOF forces from the Syrian side, “in violation of the mandate, and without prior consultations with the Syrian government.” To the Ambassador’s knowledge, the Chief Commander of UNDOF had, “ordered the Filipinos to surrender and give up their weapons to the terrorist groups,” noting that the Chief of the Filipino army had in contrast ordered them “not to surrender and not to give up their weapons.”

The surrender of the Fijian UNDOF forces’ weapons, uniforms, and vehicles, according to Ambassador al-Ja’afari, enabled al-Nusra and company to “take over UNDOF forces’ positions, and created by doing so a kind of ‘safe zone’ for the terrorists to operate against the Syrian army and civilians,” using United Nations cars, uniforms, weapons, and locations.”

From: Scoundrels & gangsters at UN: Silencing the Syrian narrative, Feb 4, 2015, Russia Today

“-Israel has repeatedly bombed Syria [examples here, here and here]

-Israel is treating al-Qaeda terrorists in their hospitals and enabling their transit back and forth into Syria, as well as arming them—even Israeli media have reported that Israel is providing aid to al-Qaeda terrorists; even the UN has reported on Israeli soldiers interacting with Jebhat al-Nusra in the occupied Syrian Golan.”

From: Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria, Oct 10, 2015, Dissident Voice


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