Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: Syria

Amnesty urges US to pay reparations to Syrians after killing 1,600...

"We’ve been presenting our cases to the U.S. coalition, asking them to acknowledge them and to move forward with some form of restitution and reparations."
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Leaked OPCW report raises new questions about 2018 chemical attack in...

A newly leaked internal document from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reveals there were conflicting views within the organization as to what happened.

IHCHR: 11,800 civilians killed in US-led air strikes in Syria, Iraq

“We have massively destroyed the infrastructure and given the population a disgusting image of what may be a Western-style liberation, leaving behind the seeds of an imminent resurgence of a new adversary.”

Trump punts on Syria

It’s ludicrous to paint Donald Trump as a peace president. The man is only selectively anti-war. He just doesn’t like the wars that other presidents started.

Syria: Here’s what it’s all about; the underlying reasons for this...

So here’s a message for Trump: in addition to Syria get out of Iraq, get out of Afghanistan, and get out of the entire Middle East where this current government, with an overly aggressive foreign policy, never did belong and had no right to be.

We can end the US war on Syria

The people were right, and the military was wrong. The war on Syria never should have happened and now must end.

The world according to the ‘adults in the room’

A year of forever war in review.

Why American leaders persist in waging losing wars

Hint: They’re winning in other ways.

World War Two’s covert ops are failing in the post-war world

Why the fascination with arming foreign insurgents and proxy armies to fight wars that the U.S. won’t fight itself?

In Syria, endgame or war without end?

"...the administration has redefined its goals to include the exit of all Iranian military and proxy forces from Syria, and establishment of a stable, nonthreatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community."

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Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

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A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

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