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This Day. The death of Serena Shim, journalist

Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, remembered six years after her suspicious death near Turkey. Much of the monopoly media and Chrystia Freeland’s self-styled Media Freedom Coalition consisting of 21 NATO countries have forgotten that crime, but Press TV still wages an unrelenting campaign on behalf of its former journalist. This can also be compared to the cause célèbre of the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist and former Saudi intelligence agent, also in Turkey. While this “media freedom” coalition and the Washington Post do not seem bothered by the Saudi regime’s crimes against people in Syria or Yemen or even inside Saudi Arabia, they were offended that Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman dared to kill a person employed by an American newspaper. All other journalists killed in conflict from Ukraine to Palestine are deemed propagandists and disposable, according to the official rationale set by NATO in 1999 to justify the bombing of Serbian TV stations during the war on Yugoslavia.

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(October 18) – Six years after her suspicious death, Press TV reporter Serena Shim is remembered as one of the first journalists to have exposed the involvement of the US-led Western countries and their regional allies in igniting the foreign-sponsored terrorism in Syria, a daring act of investigative journalism for which she paid with her life. Continue reading

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The love affair between ISIS and the Turkish JDP (AKP) government: the evidence

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Two articles by TONY SEED and Sendika.Org News

The menace of ISIS grew in the Middle East with the overt and covert help of the ruling JDP (Justice Development Party) government in Turkey, a member of the US NATO military bloc and host of the current meeting of the G20 states, being held under the high ideals of the “war against terrorism”, and such members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Once again these facts have been wiped from the terrible story of the violent attacks in Paris.
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Human Rights Watch: Uses photo of US bombing destruction of Syria to condemn Assad

Putting its hypocritical and biased nature on full display once again, the alleged human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, was recently caught in an attempt to fabricate “evidence” of Assad’s use of barrel bombs in civilian areas for the purposes of further demonizing the secular Syrian government. BRANDON TURBEVILLE*

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Human Rights Watch accuses Syria of ‘barrel bomb’ damage created by US attacks

Moon of Alabama (Feb. 27) – Human Rights Watch has been part of a sectarian, anti-Syrian propaganda campaign. It is hyping the “barrel bombs”, allegedly used by the Syrian government, as inhumane weapons. I have yet to see Human Rights Watch equally damning the indiscriminate use against civilians of improvised rockets by the Jihadist “moderate rebels.” Continue reading

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Graphic details. CNN’s imperialist geography (2)

CNN-Kobani as Israel

According to CNN, Israel has also added Kobani to its occupation collection. Kobani (Arabic name is Ain-al-Arab) is the Kurdish community in northern Syria under siege of ISIS, ally of the Zionists in the war against the Syrian Arab Republic. Continue reading

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The war in Western Kurdistan and Northern Syria: The role of the US and Turkey in the Battle of Kobani

2013.09.09.USDCSyriaAntiWar-CherylLaBash-01cropA war is being fought for control over Western Kurdistan and the northern areas of Syria, including three de facto Kurdish enclaves there. The fighting in Western Kurdistan is a means to an end and not a goal in itself. The objectives of gaining control over Syrian Kurdistan and northern Syria are critical to gaining control over the rest of the Syrian Arab Republic and entail US-supported regime change in Damascus. MADI DARIUS NAZEMROAYA* Continue reading

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Syrian army retakes strategic gas field; US airstrikes hit Syrian oil field

(Nov. 11) – Syrian army troops backed by pro-government fighters have recaptured a strategic gas field in the central militancy-stricken province of Homs.

Syrian state television, citing an unnamed military source, reported that Syrian forces retook control of Shaer gas field and its surrounding area on Thursday. Continue reading

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What a surprise, ISIS has US weapons

How did terrorists receive American weapons? See the evidence from guided missile that exploded near Syrian front line. ROBERT FISK

Exclusive from The Independent: Soldiers near Mediterranean coast tell of daily missile attacks

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Syria condemns Turkey’s violation of its border in Kobani / Ayn al-Arab area

Turkish tank gases Kurdish man

Turkish tank gases Kurdish man

Damascus, SANA ()ct. 30)  – Syria condemned on Thursday the “disgraceful” conduct of the Turkish government and the other parties working in cahoots with it, holding them basically responsible for the crisis in Syria and the continued bloodshed through their support to the terrorist organizations. Continue reading

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Kobani: Germany’s priorities, Turkey and the Bandar Plan to subvert Syria

Contradictions within NATO bloc intensify at the expense of the Kurdish and Syrian people

Syrian Kurdish refugees attempting to cross border into Turkey

Syrian Kurdish refugees attempting to cross border into Turkey

german-foreign-policy.com, BERLIN/ANKARA/RIYADH (Oct. 9) – The German Chancellor is raising strong accusations against Turkey. One should “be able to expect from a NATO member country “ that it “will set the right priorities” and ultimately give precedence to the struggle against IS, Angela Merkel said yesterday (Wednesday), in reference to the catastrophic situation in the North Syrian border town of Kobani. Continue reading

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Iran: “ISIL attack on Kobani meant to provide excuse for coalition’s presence in Syria”

Kurds protest in London on Oct. 8 against assault on Kobani. Protests took place throughout Turkey, where 34 people were killed by the Erdogan regime, and Europe

Kurds protest in London on Oct. 8 against assault on Kobani. Massive protests took place throughout Turkey, where 34 people were killed by the Erdogan regime, and Europe

Iran’s Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack on Kobani, a Syrian-Kurdish town near the Turkish border, is only a plot to provide an excuse for the US-led coalition to start a military build-up in Syria. “There is premonition of conspiracy to victimize the people of [Syria’s Kurdish town of] Kobani in order to create a bridgehead for the military presence of the [so-called US-led] coalition in Syria.”

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Syria rejects creation of buffer zones in its territories, will take measures to preserve its sovereignty

syria_shieldSyria categorically rejects the establishment of buffer zones in any part of its territories under whatever pretext and rejects any intervention of foreign forces in its land.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry made it clear in a statement on Wednesday that Syria will take in consultation with its friends all the necessary measures to preserve its national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Continue reading

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Turkish army’s waiting game: The siege of Kobani

But US vice president Joe Biden appears to have been particularly devious in the way in which he all but betrayed Turkish President Erdogan. After all, Erdogan has apparently been nothing but a US protégé ever since the Clinton administration, and seems to have done nothing but advance the US agenda in the region over the past years. Dr. CAN ERIMTAN*

Turkish soldiers stand near a tank on a hill at the Turkish-Syrian border, in the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, across from the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on October 9, 2014. (AFP Photo / Aris Messinis)

Turkish soldiers stand near a tank on a hill at the Turkish-Syrian border, in the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, across from the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobani by the Kurds, on October 9, 2014 | AFP Photo / Aris Messinis

Syria’s war, which erupted as an orchestrated armed insurrection against the Assad regime, is a long-standing thorn in the side of the US. But lately it has taken a backseat with the emergence of Jihadi or “Al-Qaeda-linked” opposition groups. Continue reading

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Iran warns Turkey over military presence in Syria

Kurds beseiged by Turkish water cannons at border facing Kobani

Kurds beseiged by Turkish water cannons at border facing Kobani

Iran has warned the government of Turkey against possible military intervention in Syria as ISIL Takfiri terrorists close in on the Syrian town of Kobani near the Arab country’s border with Turkey.

The warning came after the new NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visited Turkey to negotiate terms to facilitate its greater participation in the US-led “coalition of the guilty.” Continue reading

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Iran ready to help Kobani in fight against ISIL

TEHRAN (Syrian Times, Oct. 9)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said Tehran is ready to help the Syrian government in pushing back ISIL’s wild attack on the Kurdish town of Kobani (also known by the Arab population as Ayn al-Arab) in the Northern parts of the country, FNA reported. Continue reading

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Kobani: A desperate defensive battle

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Turkish army is posing with ISIS after delivering weapons and ammunition.

Turkish army is posing with ISIS after delivering weapons and ammunition. Until recently, Turkey and the West have had the same interests in tolerating and even promoting the IS.

german-foreign-policy.com (Oct. 8) – Western interventions and the expansionist interests of NATO ally Turkey are responsible for the dramatic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobane. The conquest of the city appears immanent, in spite of the desperate defensive battle against the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist organization that was still being waged on Tuesday evening. There are already countless casualties. Western interventions in the Middle East are ultimately responsible for strengthening the IS, which is on the verge of conquering Kobane. Iraqi Kurdish militia – unlike the Syrian Kurds combating IS – are getting support, also from the Bundeswehr, thanks to Turkey’s expansionist concepts. According to these concepts, which are being greeted with sympathy in the West, a “Kurdistan” state could be pried away from Iraq and linked to – or even integrated into – Turkey, in the hopes of weakening the area’s pro-Iranian forces and pit Sunni forces against Iran. These strategic macro plans, which are in Western interests, have led to the terrible situation in Kobane.

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