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The Russian army is beginning to engage in Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 25, 2015

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

24th August, 2015

After having negotiated a regional alliance against the Islamic Emirate which implied Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, Russia suddenly had to abandon its strategy after the Turkish turn-around. Ankara has in fact decided to break off its ties with Moscow, and has cancelled, without genuine motive, the contract for the gas pipe-line Turkish Stream, created, in partenership with Ukraine, an international Islamic Brigade intended to destabilise Crimea [1]. It has also come to the help of the Islamic Emirate in their fight against the Kurds of the PKK and the YPG.

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Syria – the rhetoric and the truth

Posted by seumasach on August 14, 2015

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

13th August, 2015

For the last two weeks, the international Press has been full of rumours announcing the beginning of a US military operation against Syria. Thierry Meyssan, who has already denounced a manipulation by General John Allen and his friends, whose aim is to sabotage the USA/Iran agreements, revisists the absurdity of this charge. He explains why the strategic support offered by Russia and China to a secular Syria is not negotiable.

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Russia: Syria ready to join international anti-ISIL bid

Posted by seumasach on August 10, 2015

 “Russia’s top diplomat cast doubt on the legitimacy of the US-led coalition against ISIL, saying the United Nations Security Council should enter the equation in order to resolve the “ambiguities” of the campaign.”

Far News Agency

10th August, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Damascus would agree to be a part of the international coalition against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in case it receives such a request.

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France accepts a transition by mutual consent in Syria

Posted by seumasach on June 9, 2015

Voltairenet

4th June, 2015

The meeting of the 22 member states of the International anti-Daesh Coalition (+ the United Nations and the European Union), held on the 2nd June 2015 in Paris, was the occasion for a dramatic turn of events.

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Middle East: The predictable defeat of France

Posted by seumasach on June 9, 2015

This analysis contains the following sensational revelation which I have no way of confirming but makes perfect sense in the context of the overall situation

“The signing of the agreement was threatened by the fall of Palmyra, which cut the « Silk Road », in other words the communications route between Iran on one side, and Syria and Hezbollah on the other [10]. In the event that Palmyra should remain in the hands of the jihadists (in other words the mercenaries who are fighting against the « Axis of Resistance » [11]), Teheran would be unable to transport its gas and export it to Europe, and would therefore have no interest in signing an agreement with Washington.

The Assistant Secretary of State thus informed the meeting that he had authorised the « Axis of Resistance » to bring fresh troops into Syria in order to defeat Daesh. By that he meant 10,000 Revolutionary Guards, who would reinforce the Syrian Arab Army before the 30th June. So far, the Syrians have been defending themselves alone, with help only from the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Turkish PKK, but without Russian or Iranian troops or Iraqi militia.”

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

8th June, 2015

While the signature of the agreement between Washington and Teheran draws ever closer, Thierry Meyssan retraces and analyses the policies of François Hollande in the Near East which uphold his support for the Gulf monarchies and Israeli apartheid. Indisputably, the author demonstrates the fact that this policy, which is contrary to the values of the Republic and the interests of the Nation, exclusively serves the personal ambitions of a few individuals and the social group they represent.

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Obama trying to marginalize the intransigent anti-Syrians

Posted by seumasach on February 16, 2015

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

16th February, 2015

After long hesitating, the Obama administration has adopted its new defense doctrine. For the Levant, it is no longer a question of “reshaping the broader Middle East”, nor of overthrowing President Bashar Assad, but only of “reducing” the Islamic Emirate. The White House hopes to put its military machine in order and running. To do this, President Obama is trying to get the support of Congress.

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Syria’s Assad backs Russia peace bid

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2014

Moscow in touch with US

Yahoo

10th December, 2014

Damascus (AFP) – President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday met a top Russian envoy who said Moscow is hoping to relaunch peace talks for the war-torn country and could host a Syria-US meeting.

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Washington takes heat off President Bashar al-Assad

Posted by seumasach on December 2, 2014

Voltairenet

2nd December, 2014

The State Department has cut its funding to the Syria Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC) that it set up in the Hague in 2013 with a view to prosecuting Syrian President Bashar Assad for crimes against humanity.

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The hawks’ solution to everything

Posted by seumasach on November 15, 2014

 

Throw More Weapons at the Problem

American Conservative

10th November, 2014

The Republican foreign policy agenda in the new year promises to be lousy:

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ISIL militants to face defeat in Syria

Posted by seumasach on November 5, 2014

PressTV

4th November, 2014

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says Takfiri ISIL militants, who are currently wreaking havoc on Syria and Iraq, have no future and will definitely be defeated.

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Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of ISIS

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2014

Biden spins a likely tale but sometimes, for example, when you’re completely reversing your foreign policy, some rewriting of history is necessary

RT

3rd October, 2014

US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria.

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