“Evacuation of refugees from ‪#‎Yarmouk‬ by the ‪#‎SAA‬ into safe areas held by the ‪#‎Syrian_Government‬”

In contrast to the garbage coming out of MSM reports on Yarmouk, and from war-mongering front groups like Avaaz (see James Boswell’s Mar 2015 article on Avaaz at his website Wall of Controversy), HRW, Amnesty (garbage which as Tim Anderson pointed out “phoney humanitarians” endorse, noting, “Fake concern for refugees, while you back war which spawns millions of refugees.”)…here are a number of links and updates on the situation in the Yarmouk neighbourhood of Damascus, with a critical overview by Sharmine Narwani at the end.

“Refugees evacuated by the Syrian Arab Army from takfiri-besieged Yarmouk, a Palestinian suburb of south Damascus, under the supervision of Syrian Minister for Social Welfare, Ms Kinda al Shammat.” –Tim Anderson. Photos from Syria 24 English FB page

Sharmine Narwani:

“I don’t hear a peep out of DC about the Gaza siege, for instance. The Syrian government has every right to blockade the border areas between Yarmouk and Damascus to prevent extremist gunmen from entering the capital. I have been in Yarmouk several times, including last year, and have talked to aid workers inside the camp, including UNRWA. The Syrian government, in their view, assists in getting aid and food to refugee populations inside the camp – contrary to western narratives and those activists who report for groups like the Electronic Intifada – most of whom who have not set foot in Yarmouk since the early days of the conflict.”

Tim Anderson

“Yarmouk has been infiltrated several times by the NATO-GCC-backed Islamists, and each time the Syrian Arab Army has had to dig them out. Now SAA-backed Palestinian militia do most of that work, on this occasion against ISIS helped by Jabhat al Nusra.

It is certainly the case that some sectarian Palestinians helped al Nusra into Yarmouk, in the past, but it is just absurd war propaganda (identical to that of the NATO-Islamists and the US State Department) to suggest that the Syrian Government would ‘punish’ tens of thousands of Palestinians for this. Syria has hosted these refugees for decades.”

Complete Battle Update from Yarmouk Camp; 1,600 Civilians Escorted to Safety, Apr 7, 2015, Al Masdar News

“…With the firefights engulfing 30th Street, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) – in coordination with the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and Fatah Al-Intifada – attacked the ISIS militants on Libya Street, recapturing the territory lost to the enemy combatants on Sunday night.

The Palestinian resistance forces are now in control of 40 percent of the Al-Yarmouk and Falasteen Camp Districts, along with the majority of Al-Tadamon – the firefights at the latter district involves the Islamist forces not loyal to ISIS.

Avaaz: manufacturing consent for wars since 2011

Eva Bartlett:

another damning article on the war-mongering, mass-murder-enabling farce that is AVAAZ (and its counterparts AI and HRW…)

Originally posted on wall of controversy:

Four years ago I received an email from the internet campaign group Avaaz which read:

“Together, we’ve sent 450,000 emails to the UN Security Council, “overwhelming” the Council President and helping to win targeted sanctions and a justice process for the Libyan people. Now, to stop the bloodshed, we need a massive outcry for a no-fly zone.” [Bold as in the original.]

Of course, that no-fly zone was Nato’s justification for a war – “no-fly zone” means war. So the bloodshed wasn’t about to be stopped, it was about to begin in earnest:

The foreign media has largely ceased to cover Libya because it rightly believes it is too dangerous for journalists to go there. Yet I remember a moment in the early summer of 2011 in the frontline south of Benghazi when there were more reporters and camera crews present than there were rebel militiamen. Cameramen used to…

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“AVAAZ, “White Helmets”, HRW, PHR, Amnesty & More: Humanitarians for War on Syria”

Tim Anderson graphic  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203171855110168.1073741934.1021408357&type=3

Tim Anderson graphic

Rick Sterling on the war-mongering “humanitarian” interventionalists…

(no, they haven’t *forgotten* Libya, they were instrumental in engineering the death and destruction in Libya, as they are doing in Syria)

Mar 31, 2015, Counter Punch

“A massive campaign in support of foreign intervention against Syria is underway. The goal is to prepare the public for a “No Fly Zone” enforced by US and other military powers. This is how the invasion of Iraq began. This is how the public was prepared for the US/NATO air attack on Libya.

The results of western ‘regime change’ in Iraq and Libya have been disastrous. Both actions have dramatically reduced the security, health, education and living standards of the populations, created anarchy and mayhem, and resulted in the explosion of sectarianism and violence in the region. Now the Western/NATO/Israeli and Gulf powers, supported by major intervention-inclined humanitarian organizations, want to do the same in Syria. Is this positive or a repeat of past disasters?

as if kissing zionist boots and applauding their massacres of Palestinians weren’t enough… “Canadian parliament approves military mission in Syria”

Canadian CF-18 fighter jets (file photo)

Canadian CF-18 fighter jets (file photo)

**the ONLY ones promoting terrorism in Canada are Harper and his cronies.

Mar 31, 2015, Press TV

Canada’s parliament has approved to expand the country’s current military mission in Iraq to target Takfiri ISIL terrorists in neighboring Syria.

The motion, ratified by 142 to 129 votes on Monday night, also extended the Iraq mission – which was due to expire on April 7 this year – until March 30, 2016.

The measure, which allows Canadian fighter jets to enter Syria and strike ISIL targets, is neither authorized by the United Nations, nor a NATO mission.

Canada will be the second NATO member state, after the United States, to carry out airstrikes in Syria along with non-NATO members Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

important reading and listening on Yemen, Syria, Iran…

2 million Syrians marched in Damascus in support of President Bashar al-Assad on March 29th, 2011

2 million Syrians marched in Damascus in support of President Bashar al-Assad on March 29th, 2011

The Geopolitics behind the War in Yemen (I), Mar 30, 2015, Strategic Culture

Yemen, Ukraine, and the Hypocrisy of ‘Aggression’, Mar 30, 2015, New Eastern Outlook

Saudi Arabia’s Invasion of Yemen, Mar 27-29, 2015, Counter Punch

Yemen Beware as it Threatens US-backed Order, Mar 25, 2015, Strategic Culture