Juliania had mentioned this horror on Davidly’s previous thread earlier today. I asked her if she’d be around for an open thread, given that she needs to use a library computer down the road from her now. In any event, I’d been working toward a post on Syria as divisive to the peace movement (titles and links to follow), so I thought even a hastily strung together post might suit. The title is from RT two days ago, and to say there’s more news would be an understatement.
This was what Juliania had mentioned that had especially bothered her:
“The U.S. is trying to distribute the blame for its air support of ISIS against the Syrian Arab Army in Deir Ezzor”, b at MoA Also:
“The facts, not put into doubt by any U.S. statement, via the Russian military report after Saturday’s incident:”Today at 17:00-17:50 Moscow time, international anti-Daesh coalition (two F-16 and two A-10 jets) carried out four strikes on Syrian government forces’ units encirled by Daesh near Deir ez-Zor airport. The coalition’s aircraft entered Syrian airspace from the side of the Iraqi border,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
As a result of the attack, 62 Syrian soldiers were killed and some 100 others were injured, according to information received from the Syrian command in Deir ez-Zor, he said.The Syrian government now says some 82 soldiers were killed in the attack which also destroyed 3 T-72 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun and at least 4 mortars. Following the attack the Islamic State troops stormed the Syrian government position on the Jabal Thardeh hill. They are now able to harass the airport of Deir Ezzor, the only supply line for the ISIS besieged city and the 150,000+ civilians living there under government protection.” (again, the rest is here)
A few of the Reds in the Twittersphere have been furious at both Ben Norton and Rahnia Kahlek, as well as those stellar NGO war pimps Avaaz.
It doesn’t seem to take, for some reason; it goes to Avaaz: ‘EU: Sanction Syrian Oil Now!’
“For months, Syria’s brutal President Assad has paid henchmen to wage war on his own people. Governments across the world have condemned these atrocities, but key European leaders could cut off the cash flow that finances this bloodbath.” and tra la la. See more on ‘Compromised NGO Avaaz here at Café Babylon.
late addition, speaking of ha ha.
“Now this is some next-level horseshit from the daily beast
‘Socialists Supporting NATO and US Empire: a Response to Ashley Smith’, by Rick Sterling
Please add content, news, or opinion at will. What.a.bloody.mess.