Why Victoria Nuland Is Dangerous and Should Not Be Confirmed

Victoria Nuland exemplifies the neocons who have led US foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years while evading accountability. It is a bad sign that President Joe Biden has nominated Victoria Nuland for the third highest position at the State Department, Under Secretary for Political Affairs. As a top-level appointee, … Continue reading “Why Victoria Nuland Is Dangerous and Should Not Be Confirmed”

Who To Believe About Venezuela’s Election?

In early December I traveled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. I have previously been an … Continue reading “Who To Believe About Venezuela’s Election?”

How USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria With Impunity

While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. Turkey Loots Syria, then Disrupts Safe Water Supply Turkey has been plundering the Syrian infrastructure for years. Beginning … Continue reading “How USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria With Impunity”

From Da Nang to Portland: Key Events of the Last 55 Years

Diana Johnstone has written a compelling and insightful book. It is mostly a review and analysis of significant events from the past 55 years. It concludes with her assessment of different trends that are being debated on the Left today including “identity politics”, Antifa and censorship. This is a book to be read, enjoyed and … Continue reading “From Da Nang to Portland: Key Events of the Last 55 Years”

Caesar Tries To Suffocate 17 Million Syrians

Since 2011, the US and allies have promoted, trained and supplied militants trying to bring about “regime change” in Damascus. Having failed in that effort, they have tried to strangle Syria economically. The goal has always been the same: to force Syria to change politically. This month, June 2020, the aggression reaches a new level … Continue reading “Caesar Tries To Suffocate 17 Million Syrians”

SouthFront Is Censored Under Cover of Pandemic

Introducing SouthFront Where do you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria? Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Venezuela? News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique? Original analysis of events in the US and Russia? SouthFront is the place. SouthFront is unique and influential, reaching a … Continue reading “SouthFront Is Censored Under Cover of Pandemic”

A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: For Sama

The documentary movie For Sama has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English filmmaker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest story, the movie For Sama … Continue reading “A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: For Sama

Why Withdrawing US Troops From Northern Syria Is GOOD

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim “we have abandoned our allies”. They question “how can America be trusted?” They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a “gift” to Russia, Iran, and Assad…. even ISIS. It is true that the policy of US/NATO interventionism is failing. But that has … Continue reading “Why Withdrawing US Troops From Northern Syria Is GOOD”

Do Not Succumb to Political Censorship on Syria

Dear Editors at Science and Global Security, “Science and Global Security” (SGS) has been publishing technical articles on arms control and related issues since 1989. I urge you not to succumb to political censorship. Recently it was announced you are withholding publication of an article titled “Computational Forensic Analysis for the Chemical Weapons Attack at … Continue reading “Do Not Succumb to Political Censorship on Syria”

NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

It may be a new low in propaganda. National Public Radio (NPR) used the news that Syrian First Lady Asma Assad had overcome breast cancer to mock her and continue the information war against Syria. They interviewed a Human Rights Watch staffer named Lama Fakih who is an American from Michigan now based in Beirut. … Continue reading “NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda”