IP & War / War on Syria & The Middle East
Yugoslavia - everything we were told was false, lies and propaganda
Iraq - everything we were told was false, lies and propaganda
The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War, 2014, by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: "he quickly demolishes the “war for oil” argument by noting that throughout the 1990s Big Oil consistently advocated for a lifting of sanctions against Iraq and that none of the major oil companies advocated for an invasion in Iraq following 9/11."
There is so much information on Iraq ...
Afghanistan - everything we were told was false, lies and propaganda
Libya - everything we were told was false, lies and propaganda
Rwanda - everything we were told was false, lies and propaganda
Syria - everything we ARE told is false, lies and propaganda
Haiti - everything we were told was false, lies and propaganda

Master List of US/CIA 'Regime Change'

"Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List
By William Blum, 2013

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government):
  •  China 1949 to early 1960s

  • Albania 1949-53

  • East Germany 1950s

  • Iran 1953 *

  • Guatemala 1954 *

  • Costa Rica mid-1950s

  • Syria 1956-7

  • Egypt 1957

  • Indonesia 1957-8

  • British Guiana 1953-64 *

  • Iraq 1963 *

  • North Vietnam 1945-73

  • Cambodia 1955-70 *

  • Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *

  • Ecuador 1960-63 *

  • Congo 1960 *

  • France 1965

  • Brazil 1962-64 *

  • Dominican Republic 1963 *

  • Cuba 1959 to present

  • Bolivia 1964 *

  • Indonesia 1965 *

  • Ghana 1966 *

  • Chile 1964-73 *

  • Greece 1967 *

  • Costa Rica 1970-71

  • Bolivia 1971 *

  • Australia 1973-75 *

  • Angola 1975, 1980s

  • Zaire 1975

  • Portugal 1974-76 *

  • Jamaica 1976-80 *

  • Seychelles 1979-81

  • Chad 1981-82 *

  • Grenada 1983 *

  • South Yemen 1982-84

  • Suriname 1982-84

  • Fiji 1987 *

  • Libya 1980s

  • Nicaragua 1981-90 *

  • Panama 1989 *

  • Bulgaria 1990 *

  • Albania 1991 *

  • Iraq 1991

  • Afghanistan 1980s *

  • Somalia 1993

  • Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *

  • Ecuador 2000 *

  • Afghanistan 2001 *

  • Venezuela 2002 *

  • Iraq 2003 *

  • Haiti 2004 *

  • Somalia 2007 to present

  • Honduras 2009

  • Libya 2011 *

  • Syria 2012

  • Ukraine 2014 *
Q: Why will there never be a coup d’état in Washington?

A: Because there’s no American embassy there.

← Be nice to America. Or we’ll bring democracy to your country!"

The War on Syria (former wars on the left)

British (former) ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford with one of his many important and excellent critiques of the Western narrative on Syria: Media on Trial Leeds 2018

Peter Ford Challenges BBC Panorama over its Latest Syria Propaganda, Oct. 2018

“I speak from personal observation. And no one has to believe me, right? But I know one thing: The media can either contribute to the massacre of the Syrian people or help the Syrian people, with their media coverage. Unfortunately, there are too many followers and cowards among journalists."  “The Media Coverage on Syria is the Biggest Media Lie of our Time”: Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria, Nov 2017 

Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media, 2012, Jonathan Steele, The Guardian

“... fabricated news and one-sided reporting on Syria to a degree probably not seen since the First World War." Who supplies the news? Patrick Cockburn on misreporting in Syria and Iraq, February 2017, London Review of Books

"Coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press." The media are misleading the public on Syria, 2015, Stephen Kinzer, The Boston Globe

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq, 2015, editor Seumas Milne, The Guardian

US Professor Jeffrey Sachs: "The US had the CIA go into Syria seven years ago in as a covert mission. This was a huge mistake.", 2018

British policy against Isis in Syria is like 'dog returning to its own vomit', says former British ambassador [Peter Ford], 2016, The Independent

The Myth of the Kurdish YPG’s Moral Excellence. 2017, Stephen Gowans, Baraka Books

Alain Juppé accused by his own Administration of having falsified reports on Syria, 2012, Voltaire

"Simply stated, black propaganda is one of many criminal but legally deniable things the CIA does. It often involves committing a heinous crime and blaming it on an enemy by planting false evidence, and then getting a foreign newspaper to print the CIA’s scripted version of events, which sympathetic journalists in America broadcast to the gullible public. - In the case of Syria, the CIA is using cooked Israeli “intelligence” as a catalyst – which is why, as Johnstone and Bricmont explain, the “intelligence” is so “dubious.” 2013, The CIA, the Press and Black Propagandaby Douglas Valentine

Russia only country in Syria acting under int'l law - German statesman Willy Wimmer, 2016

Film maker Carla Ortiz interview about Ghouta and the war on Syria with @johnnyAchi Co- Founder of Arab Americans for Syria in LosAngeles, March 2018 

Absurdities of Syrian War Propaganda, by Eva Bartlett, 2017 

Controlling the Narrative on Syria, 2016 by Louis Allday, Monthly Review


Two "Big Picture" Sociology Lectures to Understand Syria Today:

1. Brilliant lecture by Senator Richard Black. Who is Black? - "State Senator Richard Black, Virginia – 13th District, discusses Syria’s War on Terror and the myth of "moderate" rebels. Colonel Richard “Dick” Black (USA Ret.) is a Virginia State Senator and former member of Virginia House of Delegates, Senator Black had a successful law career before entering politics. His military awards include the Purple Heart, three Legions of Merit, thirteen Air Medals, two Presidential Unit Citations, the Army General Staff Badge, and Naval Aviators’ Wings of Gold. He is a frequent media guest who appeared over 30 times on CNN and other national networks discussing foreign and military affairs. He holds a J.D. law degree from University of Florida." Syria’s War on Terror: The Myth of the "Moderate" Rebels, 2016

2. Brilliant lecture by Stephen Gowans based on his 2017 book: Washington's Long War on Syria. “Stephen Gowans paints a very clear portrait of the Syrian Arab Republic, and documents the extensive efforts from the Pentagon to bring it down. With the mainstream media spewing regime change propaganda 24-hours a day, Gowan’s book is a must-read. It tells the true story of the Syrian people and their struggles for independence and development, a story that desperately needs to be heard. This book would make even the most ardent interventionist question Washington’s policies. Gowan’s tells truths that are so deeply hidden in western countries, but yet are so vital in understanding world events.” Caleb Maupin, Journalist & Political Analyst. Washington's Long War on Syria, May 2017 Stephen Gowans 

Latest Developments 

The latests development confirms the page's general information July, 2017:
“According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, around 890,000 civilians will return to Syria in the coming months,” Mizintsev said during a meeting of Russia’s interdepartmental coordination headquarters on the return of refugees to Syria. - Nearly 890,000 refugees to return to Syria, August 2018, AMN
"Scott Ritter is arguably the most experienced American weapons inspector." Weapons Inspector Refutes U.S. Syria Chemical Claims, Apr 2018, DJ Bernstein, Consortium News

"Remember it was Ritter, a weapons inspector in Iraq, who warned that Saddam Hussein had no WMDs as the US and UK were making precisely the opposite, mendacious case for war. Ritter’s voice was excluded from the corporate media in 2002-03, precisely when it might have pulled the rug from under those in the political and media establishments cheering on the disastrous US-UK invasion of Iraq." Useful idiots who undermine dissent on Syria, 2017, Jonathan Cook

The west closes its ears to Douma testimony, 28 April 2018, Jonathan Cook


Putin Says Conditions Needed to End War in Syria Have Been Reached, Sep. 2017

'Syria’s Survival Is Blow to Jihadists': "Despite last-ditch efforts by Israel and its allies to salvage the “regime change” project in Syria, the looming defeat of the Western-backed jihadists marks a turning point in the modern Middle East, says ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke." Sep, 2017

"Syrian troops have liberated 85% of the country. Where o where can ISIS be moved to now?" Sep 12, 2017 Luciana Bohne on Facebook 

How has it been possible to keep the Western populations in ignorance of the true situation in Syria? Practically all Western reporting since at least 2013 have received information solely from the 'rebels' (Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, FSA, ISIS etc.). This includes Amnesty International, the UN etc. Source: highly respected British author and journalist Patrick Cockburn explains: 'Who supplies the news?, Febr. 2017, London Review of Books': "All wars always produce phony atrocity stories – along with real atrocities. But in the Syrian case fabricated news and one-sided reporting have taken over the news agenda to a degree probably not seen since the First World War... The real reason that reporting of the Syrian conflict has been so inadequate is that Western news organisations have almost entirely outsourced their coverage to the rebel side." 

'The Useful Idiots Who Undermine Dissent on Syria', July 2017, Jonathan Cook

The left alliance with U.S. imperialism. August, 2017 Monthly Review

Top 10 Western lies about Syrian conflict, 2016, Neil Clark

Syrian war for dummies – Three versions, 2017, Chris Kanthan 

President Bashar al-Assad interview given to Vecernji List, April 2017

The 'Uprising' in Syria was violent, not peaceful: 'Daraa 2011: Syria’s Islamist Insurrection in Disguise'. 2016, By Tim Anderson

There was never a civil war in Syria. The Syrian people always supported Assad: Syria election observers at UN: Elections ‘big defeat’ for U.S. 2014, Maupin - The US/West, Alliance, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi. Arabia & Israel have to this day protected, supported, funded and armed different groups of jihadist mercenaries fighting the Syrian Army and its (many) allies. The Western Mainstream media provide a Screen with a fabricated narrative by only using 'embedded' journalists (often with the fake 'White Helmets') travelling in areas occupied by jihadists mercenaries in Syria. Have you noticed that we only see war zone images in the Western mainstream media?

The contrast is striking, when independent Western journalists (who dare NOT go to the jihadist areas) go to Syria and report from Damascus etc, They ALL report a rather harmonic nation joining behind president Assad. There is and was no civil war only an uprising by the Muslim Brotherhood working with foreign mercenaries, jihadist extremists from all over the world paid to remove President Assad. The Syrian people support Assad and the Syrian Army. "Bashar al-Assad: The Democratic Elected Pres. of Syria", 2015 S MacMillan 

'The disinformation campaign. Western media follow a depressingly familiar formula when it comes to the preparation of a nation for conflict.' 2001, P Knightley, The Guardian

‘Without Putin, Syria Would Have Ceased to Exist’: Flemish Priest in Syria. June 2017

'Ex-UK Ambassador Peter Ford: Assad wasn't behind the chemical attack.' April 5, 2017

'The former UK Ambassador to Syria states that David Cameron's policy on Syria is wrong and that Russia's is right'. Oct. 2015. Ambassador Ford explains in short what all other links here confirm.'

Dr Papadopoulos Sets BBC Straight on Syria & Russiaphobia in Britain', Oct 2016

“The Media Coverage on Syria is the Biggest Media Lie of our Time”: Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria". Feb. 2017, GR.

UK Journalist Peter Oborne Reported from Syria in Feb. 2016: "The teacher told me that in her home town she was made to dress entirely in black. She said simply: 'They will kill me if I show any flesh.' She was forced to live indoors, except when being ordered into the public square to witness the frequent beheadings and crucifixions. Intriguingly, she told me the foreigner fighters who controlled her area included French, British, Egyptians, Afghans and Americans - 'very blond Americans and black ones'. Islamic State does not allow her to teach - but she is still paid by the Syrian government. This brave and stoical woman would shortly make the journey back to rejoin her husband and young children. She told me she had no doubt that the advancing Syrian government army would soon retake her home town. 'Then the Islamic State will booby-trap the houses and use us as human shields,' she said."

André Vltchek: 'Syria’s Heroic Fight against IMPERIALISM: It is hard to imagine more resilient, more heroic nation than Syria! With only 17 million inhabitants (according to 2014 estimate), Syria is now facing the mightiest coalition on Earth – the coalition that consists of virtually all traditional Western colonialist and neo-colonialist nations. It is also facing some of the cruelest and deadliest inventions of the West – the extremist and murderous post- and pseudo-Islamic groupings, similar to those that were already unleashed against the Soviet Union during the war in Afghanistan.' Oct. 3, 2016

Western Media's propaganda is rather emotional often focus on Children & hospitals. While silencing the West's sanctions starvning the people and children cutting off medical supply to hospitals: 'Media Silence Over Deadly Sanctions: From Iraq To Syria'. Oct 2016, Medialens. "US and EU sanctions are ruining ordinary Syrians' lives, yet Bashar al-Assad hangs on to power", Oct. 2016, P Cockburn. West sanctions in 1990'ties Iraq killed more than 500.000 children. 'Sanctions: Economic War Crimes'. 2014, by Christopher Black - 'Leaked UN report drops a bombshell, slamming the UK and US...'. Sep 2016

The Syrians kept saying: 'There is No civil war in Syria' & 'Why do Britain support the terrorists?' (Oborne)

2011 [Al Jazeera]: "Syria: 'A kingdom of silence'. 'Analysts say a popular president, dreaded security forces and religious diversity make a Syrian revolution unlikely. 'Young people are quite proud of him. They may not like the regime, they don't like corruption and lot of things, but they tend to blame this on the people around him, the 'old guard'. A Syrian student echoes these comments. "The president knows that reform is needed and he is working on it", she says." As for me, I don't have anything against our president. The main issues which need to be addressed are freedom of speech and expression as well as human rights. I believe that the president and his wife are working on that. New NGOs have started to emerge."

US/Western Alliance co-operate with extremists to destroy Secular Syria. The US/Western Alliance, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi. Arabia & Israel protect, support, fund & arm jihadist mercenaries to fight the Syrian Army and its allies.

Robert Parry ICH Oct 2016 - total 360.000 mercenaries in Syria - Parry later removed this info from his article. - But alone from Feb 2016 to Oct 11, 2016 Russia official number of killed terrorists in Syria is more than 35.000
Danish journalist Rasmus Tantholt explains that the Syrian government is the guarantee for the safety of all different religions (incl Christians). Sep 2016 

'A window into Wahhabism: Al Jazeera presenter calls for a grand religious genocide on live TV'. 2016, C. Shakdam. Huffington Post

'Response to al Jazeera on Alawites in Syria'. Oct 4, 2016. Prof. Tim Anderson

Extremists Controlled Part of Aleppo: Peter Oborne Report Feb 2016


Russian bombs: a Condition for Peace in Syria 

'Russian Military Intervention Saved Syria From Becoming a 'Daesh Caliphate'. Sep. 2016

War crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte: 'Russian air strikes in Syria 'good thing'. Feb. 2016

'UK Ambassador to #Syria 1999 - 2003 Peter Ford: Most of So-Called Syria Opposition #FSA is made of Jihadis'. Russia's help is preventing a disaster in Syria

'NATO General: Russia Will Bring Peace to Syria, Turkey Offers Catastrophe'. Feb. 2006

'Russia is getting it RIGHT in Syria...UK getting it WRONG, blasts ex-army chief'. Feb. 2016

Prof. Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe: 'On Syria: Thank you, Russia!'. Feb. 2016 

Corbett Report on who are these 'moderate rebels' that the US support. Oct 2016

No-Fly Zone in Syria is 100% Help to jihadist mercenaries

'Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise'. Oct 2016 Diana Johnstone

'AVAAZ: Washington’s Merchant of War Peddles the No Fly Zone in Syria, Calls for Another Libya'. 2013/Oct 2016. Morningstar/Beeley

Deconstructing the US Fabricated Media Narrative

"Why Is the Media Ignoring Leaked US Government Documents About Syria?" Ian Sinclair, Alternet, February 2017: "... liberal journalists and commentators have repeatedly stated the US has, as Paul Mason wrote in the Guardian last year, “stood aloof from the Syrian conflict.” The leaked audio recording of a meeting between President Obama’s second Secretary of State John Kerry and Syrian opposition figures last year shows the opposite to be true. Challenged about the level of US support to the insurgency, Kerry turns to his aide and says: “I think we’ve been putting an extraordinary amount of arms in, haven’t we?” The aide agrees, noting “the armed groups in Syria get a lot of support”." 
"Concerns with the official narrative have also been raised by undoubted experts on ballistic and chemical weapons issues, such as Ted Postol and Scott Ritter. They doubt a sarin attack by Assad’s forces took place [in April, 2017], based on technical matters they are well-placed to judge. 

Remember it was Ritter, a weapons inspector in Iraq, who warned that Saddam Hussein had no WMDs as the US and UK were making precisely the opposite, mendacious case for war. Ritter’s voice was excluded from the corporate media in 2002-03, precisely when it might have pulled the rug from under those in the political and media establishments cheering on the disastrous US-UK invasion of Iraq." Jonathan Cook, July 2017: "Useful idiots who undermine dissent on Syria"

Peace Research on Journalism, Media & War (State Crime) 

'Stereotypes and Double Standards: the role of the media in a context of geopolitical tension'. September 29, 2016, by Hans Köchler

'The State of the World - By Journalism'. Sep. 2016, by Johan Galtung

'The new social media & reshaping communication in the 21. century'. 2011, Hans Köchler

Johan Galtung on Journalism and War. The risk of missing the greater (illegal) Context. 

The logic of 'the Big Lie'

Petras Imperial Propaganda

'The Prohibition of Propaganda for War in International Law'. 2007, Michael G Kearney  




"So, Lars, you've spent 3 years on one-sided information on Syria?"

Me: "I've seen both sides. It's you, who only know one side. You always this sharp?"

Massive Support of Assad

"Syria's president Assad gave his speech in Damascus' central opera house to a throng of staunch supporters, who punctuated his speech with cheers of encouragement. The Syrian leader was mobbed by exultant supporters after the speech. "With blood and soul we sacrifice for you, O Bashar!" the crowd chanted following the speech." RT 2013
Pres. Obama, CIA Brennan & Morell 

US/West/Israel/Saudi Plot 

"Syria had a democratic government until it was overthrown with the connivance of the CIA in 1949. The US tried to overthrow the government again in 1956. Israel was boasting of its spies in Damascus half a century ago and embarked on a wave of assassination, military attack, occupation and sanctions that has continued till the present day. For virtually all its independent life Syria has lived under siege ..." The Rape of Syria, 2017, Prof. Jeremy Salt 
"How does Syria see the world around her? How does Syria see its history and what lessons can be learned from the futility of the repetitive cycles of different actions and strategies since the sixties?" The Case for Syria, 2010
"In fact, in September 2013, America did attack Syria, but this attack ended as soon as it started." War on Syria; Not Quite According to Plan Part 3: A USA Unable To Bomb Syria, 2015, Saker
"“Pedantically, it could be said that World War Three took place on the 2nd September 2013, when a NATO general fired two Tomahawk cruise missiles at Damascus, from Moron (yes!) NATO base in Spain. (..) "Hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow..." - "We have removed the term 'downed the two missiles' from our statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation." 2013, 'RUSSIA SHOT DOWN TWO US MISSILES'
Before Assad was demonized: Is Syria Next?, 2003, The Nation
US Senator: 'We Never Done Anyth More Loathsome or Despicable Than We do Syria'. Jul 2016

'Russia, Syria, Clinton - Empire: The Lies...'. Oct 2016 W. Blum