Syria

Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

"Our camp was bombed every day and the siege surrounded the camp. There was not enough food, no clean water, no electricity and death all around us in the camp. "When you have children, you don't think that much about yourself and your needs, you just try to protect your children. We didn't have a … Continue reading Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

Introduction Below is Congressman Sam Farr's response to constituents who actively appose passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA.) They understand, in spite of Farr's claim, that this bill supports corporate interest not California jobs, safe food, and the environment. Furthermore, his position places him in clear opposition to international, human rights law by legitimizes the … Continue reading Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

Stephen Zunes: Farr Backs Trade Bill Supporting Occupation, Settlements

Monterey Bay-area peace and human rights activists are expressing dismay that Rep. Sam Farr was one of only 28 Democrats to support a trade bill that for the first time formally defines “Israel” as including Palestinian and Syrian territories seized by Israeli forces recognized by the international community as under foreign belligerent occupation. Part of … Continue reading Stephen Zunes: Farr Backs Trade Bill Supporting Occupation, Settlements

How The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS

ISIS operates as both a company and a government that’s spun totally out of control. The group is selling oil to Assad and U.S. allies -allies who are also arming them. But how did this happen? How did ISIS become the world’s wealthiest, most sophisticated terrorist group? WASHINGTON — The Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading How The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS

What Is Khorasan?

Part of Washington’s legal defense of its violation of Syrian sovereignty in launching airstrikes against ISIS targets on Syrian soil is self-defense against the Khorasan Group, an organization whose name US officials hadn’t uttered until a few days ago and which Syrian rebels say they’ve never heard of and which appears to have no independent … Continue reading What Is Khorasan?

Western Leaders Fear-Monger To Mobilize Support For Air-Strikes On Syria

One of the roles of leading politicians and top officials of the state is to enlist public support for policies which serve the goals of the upper stratum of the population from whose ranks they sometimes come and whose interests they almost invariably promote. When these policies are at odds with the interests of the … Continue reading Western Leaders Fear-Monger To Mobilize Support For Air-Strikes On Syria

White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, official says the 'near certainty' policy doesn’t apply The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. … Continue reading White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

American Mom: What I Tell Them

I started this poem a week or two into Israel's war on Gaza. Given our country's renewed march to war in Iraq and Syria, and all the children who will, inevitably, die in the coming weeks and months and years from our weapons, it remains all the more relevant. What I Tell Them I sit … Continue reading American Mom: What I Tell Them

Ken O'Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not: U.S. False Flag Operation

People around the world are beginning again to think for themselves... Ken O’Keefe, lays it out perfectly on dinosaur mainstream media, calling out the fraud, the most recent U.S. false flag operation, and the true reason behind Obama's proclamation of war. Kenneth Nichols O'Keefe is an Irish-Palestinian citizen and activist and former United States Marine … Continue reading Ken O'Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not: U.S. False Flag Operation

Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq

The United States is headed back to war in Iraq, but it won't be the type of war waged during President George W. Bush's time in office. As President Barack Obama told the nation in a televised 15-minute address given on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there won't be any … Continue reading Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq