Syria again

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  • #210737
    alanjjohnstone
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    Then, Janet, why would not use Beeley? Have you checked her credentials?

    I have read of her reporting over the years and she is a shameless apologist for Assad, much the same as Sister Mariam.

    Why do you rate her as a trusted and honest source?

    Yes she has some defenders. John Pilger, for example, and i won’t question her personal courage to go into the war-zones.  But nevertheless Beeley is very open in her support for the Syrian government and the Syrian army.

    By now you know my own record, i have heavily criticised the White Helmets as fake humanitarians, the alleged gas attacks and the credibility based upon a mainstream media reporter of the integrity of the late Robert Fisk and of the so-called Syrian National Army and jihadist militias.

    The blog began covering Syria as early as 2013 when it was still at the street protest level and i have followed its evolution into a bloody civil war fought by proxy forces. I do know trusted and honest sources when i encounter them. Beeley isn’t. Simple as that. She has ignored or denied the Syrian government army and its allies atrocities.

    The content of her article that jihadists have been diplomatically supported and military supplied is not new news, but it offers additional details.

     

    #210738
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Vanessa Beeley is a British activist and blogger.  She is well known for sharing conspiracy theories about the Syrian civil war and about the Syrian volunteer organisation, the White Helmets.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Beeley

    #210739
    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    De omnibus dubitandum [doubt everything] Marx

    #210743

    The so-called anti-globalist Donald Trump ( Populist rhetoric ) is pulling some troops from one side and placing them in the back yard of the next-door neighbour, and many of his followers believe that he is an anti warmonger, by the meantime, he has dropped more bombs in Africa in Middle east than his predecessors, he has cancelled all the armed control treaties, and he approved the biggest war budget for the pentagon, they are developing new atomic weapons, and they have increased their war frictions with China and Russia, if he is an anti-war president, Adolf Hitler must be an altar boy. There is not president, or minister able to alter the economic base of any class society, it is the opposite way

    #210744
    alanjjohnstone
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    Just to be clear, i do not say that Beeley is wrong on some of her reporting. I happen to agree with her that the White Helmets were a front, that most of the anti-Assad militias were also fronts and that some of the gas attacks were not conducted by the Syrian government but by jihadists.

    My point is that she is pro-Assad, declining as a journalist to report events where his forces or his allies are guilty, such as the shelling and bombing of hospitals.

    The Nazi media may have been truthful when they said the Katyn Massacre was not committed by them but by the Russians but i wouldn’t give that reporter any credit as legitimate.

    Our position is a plague on both houses in the Syrian civil war. Beeley has chosen her side.

    Trump’s nuclear weapon modernisation policy and arms spending is only the continuance of Obama, which is the continuance of Bush, which is the continuance of Clinton’s etc etc…all the way back in America’s history…

    The reference in the US Marine Corp anthem “to the shores of Tripoli” refers to military regime change to install a new Pasha  in 1805 in North Africa

    #210750
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    A Kurdish civil war?

    One reported dead in fight between Kurdish groups in Iraq – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East (al-monitor.com)

    Peshmerga forces loyal to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) “ambushed” the PKK.

    #214058
    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    A recent L.S. E. paper.

    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/uk-intervention-in-syria-votes-parliament/

    UK intervention in Syria: why Theresa May won her vote in 2018, while David Cameron lost his in 2013.
    Comparing parliamentary debates on intervention in Syria in 2013 and 2018, James Strong finds that support for the latter depended on Theresa May’s decision not to call a vote prior to deployment, as well as on the shifting attitude among MPs since 2013, in particular vote-switching among Conservatives.

    On 29 August 2013, the House of Commons dramatically vetoed military intervention against the Assad regime in Syria. The shell-shocked prime minister, David Cameron, confirmed he would accept the result; ‘the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get that, and the Government will act accordingly’.

    Yet just under five years later, in April 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May ordered an essentially identical operation to the one Cameron proposed. Not only did she avoid calling a prior parliamentary vote, she subsequently won majority support for what she had done.

    In recent research, I ask why May won while Cameron lost. I consider a number of possible explanations, including the fact his vote preceded military action while hers followed it, changes in the balance of power between the parties in parliament, changes in the makeup of the parties in parliament, and changes in attitudes among MPs.

    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/uk-intervention-in-syria-votes-parliament/

    #214225
    james19
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    A German court has sentenced a former Syrian intelligence officer to four-and-a-half years in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity.

    Hours of witness testimony laid bare the mechanics of the Syrian regime’s alleged brutalities. Prosecutors described killing and torture on an “almost industrial scale”

    #CapitalismKills

    ⚠️⚠️⚠️Disturbing story and further links to disturbing images ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56160486

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    #214611
    alanjjohnstone
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    Tens of thousands of civilians are still missing after being detained arbitrarily during 10 years of civil war in Syria, UN investigators say. Thousands more have been tortured or killed in custody, according to a new report detailing alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by all parties.

    “The government forces’ arbitrary detention of political opponents, journalists, human rights activists and demonstrators were both a root cause and a trigger of the conflict,” the commission’s chairman, Paulo Pinheiro, said.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56237297

    #214682
    james19
    Participant

    Why? There will be no outrage over this!
    As in the case of David Wilson, the Facebook Paedophile.

    From ajj link: Victims and witnesses described “unimaginable suffering”, including the rape of girls and boys as young as 11.

    * David Wilson jailed for 25 years after he admitted 96 online child sex abuse offences against 52 victims

    #CapitalismKills

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/02/10/wilson/

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    #214694
    alanjjohnstone
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    James, Our blog has been reporting on the Syrian situation since its genesis when it was a genuine part of the Arab Spring back in 2011.

    https://socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.com/2011/08/revolution-without-leaders.html

    And then SOYMB has followed its evolution into a militarised revolt, the gradual sectarianism and the eventual intervention of foreign interests.

    The media appears to be incapable of presenting any historical perspective.

    Our last post on Syria’s civil war offered an insight into a less often explanation of the crisis – climate change and the effect it had on Syria

    https://socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.com/2021/02/what-caused-syrian-civil-war.html

    #214875
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    How to punish opponents with the laws.

    Under the amended law, those who did not do military service before the age of 43 must pay $8,000 (£5,700) or lose their property without notice or any right to appeal.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/05/displaced-syrians-face-losing-homes-to-new-government-fines

    #215426
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    Been more or less 10years now of the war in Syria,

    Our SOYMB blog summarises its analyses over that period

    https://socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.com/2021/03/10-years-of-bloody-carnage-in-syria.html

    #215700
    james19
    Participant

    Just got this from Change.org War is utterly unconscionable!

    Bombing Schools with children in class! 😡😡😡 The targeting of schools is a war crime!

    UK: Give Syrian children 7 mins to evacuate by funding early warning systems for schools.

    ps. Obviously posting this FYI. #CapitalismKills Not asking anyone to sign. YFS

    https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-fund-early-warning-systems-to-protect-schoolchildren-in-syria?redirect=false

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    alanjjohnstone
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