Bombing Syria

17.04.2018

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

by Richard Eskow “Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George… »

11.04.2018

Sanders: Trump has ‘no legal authority’ to bomb or attack Syria

Sanders: Trump has ‘no legal authority’ to bomb or attack Syria

“It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility,” declares Independent senator from Vermont by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams With expectations high that President Donald Trump will order airstrikes or a bombing campaign… »

24.02.2018

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria?

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria?

By Nauman Sadiq On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group. In order to understand… »

24.08.2017

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

By Jordan Shilton An air strike launched by the United States on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northeastern Syria Monday claimed the lives of 42 civilians, 19 of whom were children. It is the bloodiest incident thus far in a ramped-up series of strikes over the past eight days… »

30.06.2017

Washington’s new threat against Syria, Russia and Iran: Invitation to false flag operation

Washington’s new threat against Syria, Russia and Iran: Invitation to false flag operation

By Farhang Jahanpour On Monday 26th June, the White House released a statement saying that the United States had “identified potential preparations for another chemical attack by the Assad regime…” It went on to say: “If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his… »

11.04.2017

The U.S. attack on Syria’s al-Shayrat Airfield

The U.S. attack on Syria’s al-Shayrat Airfield

By Jan Oberg Most of the Western mainstream press has decided – in conspicuous uniformity with the U.S. foreign policy establishment – that it was the government of Syria that was responsible for the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. With no investigation undertaken, there is no empirical evidence. Perhaps logically… »

09.04.2017

Arms And The Babies: Unbridled Compassion For All The Casualties of War

Arms And The Babies: Unbridled Compassion For All The Casualties of War

By George Capaccio Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, is justifiably outraged by the slaughter of innocents in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun where rebel forces are lodged.At least eighty-six people, including women and children, died from exposure to chemical weapons. Doctors Without Borders and the World Health… »

08.04.2017

US Threatens More Strikes After Cruise Missiles Hit Syria

US Threatens More Strikes After Cruise Missiles Hit Syria

By Bill Van Auken The day after US warships rained some 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian government airbase, US officials made it clear that this unilateral and criminal attack against an oppressed former colonial country is merely the first shot in what is to be an escalating and widening… »

05.12.2016

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark announced on Friday 2nd of December, its decision to suspend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq. A few days beforehand, a military investigation indicated that Danish fighter jets were involved in a September 17th airstrike by the coalition, in which a series of… »

06.12.2015

UK bombing Syria in the light of International law

UK bombing Syria in the light of International law

Arguments based on UN resolution 2249 in Prime Minister´s report on airstrikes in Syria: some clarifications needed By Nicolas Boeglin (*) A few days ago, Prime Minister David Cameron has appealed to Parliament Members to vote in favor of Royal Air Forces (RAF) airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, in… »

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