Its various police forces are notorious for brutality and torture. To Strike or Not to Strike On August 21,the rebel-controlled Ghouta suburbs near Damascus were bombed with a powerful nerve agent known as Sarin, killing many hundreds of civilians, including children, in the most lethal chemical attack since Saddam Hussein gassed Iraqi Kurds in Halabja in Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter Before you start laughing, you should ask the Arab-speaking Israelis among us how many of them believe the theory; you will be surprised by the response.
Syria has always been a repressive police state. As far as Hezbollah is concerned, those who fought ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, that is, Hezbollah, Assad and Iran, are automatically on the good side, but in reality these are terrorist organizations fighting each other, and at the moment Hezbollah is on the winning side —thanks to the Russian intervention.
Last but not least, there is the chemical arms issue itself. Saudi rulers are reverently treated by the US media and government in spite of leading the world in executions. It was the first of many such reports, mostly emanating from Kafr Zita and a few other villages in the Hama-Idleb region.
But that would leave the United States responsible for what followed, whether it was internal chaos, massacres, and potential chemical weapons proliferation, or retaliatory strikes against the opposition or allied countries.
Well, what about this. As all sides lashed out to protect their own interests, the United States was widely seen to lose some of its centrality to Middle Eastern affairs. According to Nasrallah, any Lebanese person who opposed their interference seven years ago now understands its importance for the rescue of Lebanon.
In his speech, Nasrallah emphasized the mobilization of Hezbollah youth and the enthusiasm they demonstrated in fighting. Scores of residents died from malnutrition and starvation, according to Physicians for Human Rights ; others were forced to survive on soup made from grass and rice.
Ask your Arab neighbors, and you will be surprised by their reactions.
Have you lost your minds. Its mandate was extended for one more year on November 16 and the group continues to look into allegations from all sides, including cases where Damascus or Moscow have reported that opposition groups used chlorine or other poisons.
Let me be clear, before you revert to the usual evasions and whataboutery, or try and smear me as a dupe of the CIA or an agent of the Zionists or the Qataris: The first event is the Israeli blatant and manifest aggression against the T-4 base or airport on the outskirts of Homs, that targeted Iranian forces from the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution of Iran who were present there, hitting them with a large number of missiles, causing 7 martyrs among its officers and soldiers and wounding others.
You can condemn rebel atrocities and western meddling in Syria without heaping praise on, or making excuses for, the loathsome Assad. That none of the torture was real. Commission of Inquiry on Syria, in February There were no ifs or buts: General Manager Theodore Long about the contract his unseen agent was supposedly aggressively negotiating.
He cited Israeli experts who say Israel is not prepared for the next war, despite the IDF arming itself with the best military technology. And when the Israelis committed this stupid act, they had some assessment of the situationbut I tell them that their evaluation is false.
Rather, the JIM remains the only entity tasked by the Security Council with identifying perpetrators, and it continues to do just that.
An October survey of Syrian refugees living in Germany found that seven in 10 of them blamed Assad for the violence in their country, compared to one in three who blamed the Islamic State. In fact, the Syrian dictator long ago booked his place in the blood-stained pantheon of modern mass murderers, alongside the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Henry Kissinger, and George W.
Maybe some people do not pay attention to its importance and magnitude. In this new path you opened and initiated, don't be wrong in your assessment,when you are face to face, and directly in conflict with the Islamic Republic of Iran. A series of international treaties had then led to the creation of the Chemical Weapons Conventionwhich had been signed by almost every country on earth—though not by Syria.
The truth is that Bashar al-Assad is not an anti-imperialist of any kind, nor is he a secular bulwark against jihadism; he is a mass murderer, plain and simple.
September If ending Syria’s war means accepting Assad and Russia have won, so be it. Jonathan Steele Western governments bear partial responsibility for prolonging this. The history of the Syrian Army that Hafez al-Assad built is instructive today. As president, the elder Assad brought senior members of the Syrian Air Force into the military high command.
A portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is visible through a broken window next to the site of a suicide attack in the Masaken Barzeh district of the capital Damascus, on Feb.
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Facebook gives people the power to. Dec 10, · The rollback of Islamic State must come as a shock to those who spent years insisting that such progress would never happen without toppling the regime of Bashar Assad.
Missile fire over Damascus, Syria, on the morning of the attack. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar. President Donald Trump rallied US allies for a trilateral strike on sites connected to chemical weapons in.Hassan assad