Home > Tag Archives: Assad

Tag Archives: Assad

Commenting on Phyllis Bennis’ Awful Article on Syria

by Stanley Heller I was enraged after seeing Phyllis Bennis’ article on Common Dreams.  Here are some of her paragraphs and my comments in boldface.  Her piece is called “Trump, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: What We Know, What We Don’t, and the Dangers Ahead”.  She begins: Let’s start with what we don’t know. Experts remain uncertain what chemical(s) were involved ...

Read More »

Yaseer Munif discusses U.S. Bombing Aiding Islamic State Recruitment and Assad Forces | The Struggle Podcast

Interview with Yaseer Munif who teaches at Emerson College in Boston and is active with the Global Campaign for Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution. We talk about the effects of the U.S. bombing, claims that revolutionary forces have disappeared, suggestions that the Assad government has reformed, the poison gas attack of August 2014 and suggestions for what democratic and Left ...

Read More »

Struggle Against ISIS Shields US Oil Grab | CounterCurrents.org

President Barack Obama and Sec. Hagel’s talk of going after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which its regional allies have financed as a proxy force to topple the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, is a cover for their plans to overthrow Assad. But an additional issue at stake is the control of Iraq’s vast energy resources and the supply routes through its territory.

Read More »

Assad: ‘Expect everything’ if Syria attacked | Al Jazeera

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has threatened possible reprisal attacks if the United States attacks Syria, saying that if there are military strikes, Americans can “expect every action”. Assad’s comments came as part of a television interview with CBS conducted in Damascus in which he also denied involvement in an alleged August 21 attack involving chemical weapons. He said that if ...

Read More »

Syrian opposition rejects Assad’s peace plan | Middle East – Al Jazeera English

Syrian opposition groups have rejected a new peace initiative by President Bashar al-Assad that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new government and constitution. For more on this story, visit: Syrian opposition rejects Assad’s peace plan – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. ALSO: A defiant speech by President Bashar al-Assad calling for peace in Syria on his terms ...

Read More »
I footnotes