Category Archives: Syria

The Syrian “Show” Must Go On. US-led Strikes against Syria: A Carefully “Choreographed” Dance between US and Russia

By Andrew Korybko

“The Dance”

What just happened this morning in Syria was nothing more than a carefully “choreographed” dance between the US and Russia that allowed both rivals to “save face” and avoid further escalating the situation.

USA | Deep State Restrained Obama. Will It Restrain Trump? Time to Abandon Mere Hope For Action

by Bruce A.Dixon

The only good thing I can think to say about the Obama presidency is really kind of negative too, a monstrous crime he almost committed, but backed away from at the last minute. It was the only time in Obama’s political career that I’ve seen him take what might remotely be described as a risk. It was the the aftermath of the August 2013 chemical weapons attack on Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus which killed 1,300 people. While all the TV talking heads and publicly visible admirals and generals blamed the nerve gas attack on the Syrian government, Obama bucked the warmongering tide which he himself had helped raise, opting NOT to escalate the US war in Syria with carpet bombings of its infrastructure and a no-fly zone, the prelude to an inevitable invasion.

USA | March on the White House: Tell Trump “No War Against Syria!”

Saturday, April 14
12:00 p.m.
Rally and March – Gather at the White House
Followed by teach-in at George Washington University

Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'”

USA | Trump Poised to Order Attacks on Syrian Government Forces

Administration officials say that President Trump will soon announce his decision on a response to Syria’s alleged chemical weapons attack. All signs point to Trump ordering military action against the Assad government, and everything said by officials today underscores that.

Turkey says France sending troops to Syria would be ‘invasion’

Turkey on Saturday warned France against increasing its military presence in Syria, saying it would be an “invasion”, as tensions between Paris and Ankara remained high.

Temperatures were raised after French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday met a delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters.