Syria By Any Other Name

Since the media has chosen to ignore the conflict in Syria does not mean that the fighting is over.

After all these years of fighting in Syria one would think that the US would have some influence within the country… would think…..

Syria’s capital looks a bit like Washington, D.C.: imposing government buildings, heavy traffic, busy streets, and imperious officials. Public edifices are surrounded by concrete walls. The main difference may be the ubiquitous regime propaganda: you can’t miss images of President Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafez, whereas President Trump’s visage is missing from Washington.

Also unusual are the ubiquitous checkpoints. They’re there to prevent terrorism via car bombs. Although the threat of terrorism scares most Americans, it actually offers a form of relief to Damascus residents. Until recently insurgents controlled some suburbs, from which they fired artillery and mortars into the city. Today those neighborhoods, just a few minutes away, are wrecked and empty. It may be the peace of the grave, but at least it is peace.

Since the first bomb fell on Syria I have been saying that this battle was not necessary…in fact it is a stupid waste of manpower and money……

As tensions continue to mount around the Al-Qaeda-held province of Idlib in Syria, the New York Times has published an op-ed by virulent neoconservative war whore Bret Stephens explaining that the US should intervene militarily in order to thwart the geopolitical agendas of Iran. He argues that any movement to recapture Idlib should be met with a full-scale assault on the Syrian government, crippling its air force and attacking Bashar al-Assad’s presidential palaces. Stephens says this must be done to prevent Tehran from “consolidating a Shiite crescent stretching from Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.”

And now for your visual entertainment a little ditty about the war in Syria…..

Some people are predicting n end to the war in Syria…if they are accurate what will be next?

There can be little doubt about who emerged as the dominant partner when the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran convened in Tehran to discuss the next stage in Syria’s brutal war.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan flew to Tehran with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to join Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a discussion on the fate of Idlib, the rebel-held province that is the last remaining redoubt of the anti-Assad opposition movement.


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29 thoughts on “Syria By Any Other Name

  1. Syria is still relatively well-covered here. It seems obvious to me that the original rebellion against Assad was not only inspired by the hope that Western Powers would assist the rebels in force, but perhaps based on suggestions by the CIA/MI6 that a full-scale invasion would follow. When Assad failed to crumble, they welshed on the deal.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. We have so much drama/comedy around Trump that nothing in the Middle East can get through the clutter noise…..I will be writing more about Syria later….chuq

    1. Israel has cover now….before it would deny ever attacking but now the US is giving them cover to do it outright…Israel is doing no one any favors…it will only make things worse….if that is possible….chuq

  2. Please share my recent post with your readers. I was recently in Syria for a month visiting family. I took many pictures and talked to people all over Wadi Al-Nasara, Homs, and Tartous. I want people to see that in most of Syria, under the Syrian government, life is returning to normal and the people are happy. My website is called O.K. look, here’s the deal and the link is Thank you!

      1. Thank you for your interest in Syria. I have spent the last 7 years trying to educate the world about what has happened there. Please read some of the earlier posts in my blog. I think you will find them very enlightening. It is a myth that the war was started by the Syrian government. It is also a myth that the FSA was trying to make things better for the Syrian people. The FSA was formed by radical Sunnis and they were seeking to overthrow the government to install shari’a law, not democracy. They were also used as a proxy army by the US and their allies to effect regime change in Syria. Russia only became materially involved at the request of the legitimate government to defend the country against this foreign aggression. Please let me know if you have any questions.

      2. When I was younger I worked in the Middle East and visited the countries in the region….Syria was beautiful…..I try to keep my readers abreast of the conflicts that may pull America into fighting……thanx for the visit and comment….chuq

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