Tag: Jabhat al-Nusra

By protecting Syria’s Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS

With the killing of self-proclaimed ISIS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shoddy narrative pushed by US government officials and regime change propagandists about Idlib was blown to pieces as well

By Dan Cohen

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Pushback: Aaron Maté and Ben Norton discuss Syria war, US withdrawal, Turkish invasion

The Grayzone hosted its first YouTube livestream of Pushback with Aaron Maté, featuring Ben Norton. We discussed the Syria war, the withdrawal of US troops, and the Turkish invasion.

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This celebrated Western-funded nonprofit collaborated with al-Qaeda to wage lawfare on Syria

Mainstream reporting on Syria has relied heavily on the work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a Western government-funded regime change group whose investigators collaborated with al-Qaeda and its extremist allies to drum up prosecutions of Syrian officials

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton


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Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor

Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or its open lobbying for US military intervention.

By Max Blumenthal


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US greenlights missiles for al-Qaeda-linked, Turkish-backed Salafi-jihadists occupying Syria’s Idlib

The Trump administration has approved a Turkish shipment of US-made anti-tank missiles to al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels fighting a Russian-backed offensive in Syria’s Idlib province.

By Ben Norton


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Cutting through media propaganda on the battle for Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The corporate media has grossly distorted the battle for Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, which is occupied by extremist Salafi-jihadists funded by Saudi Arabia.

By Ben Norton

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How a Free Syrian Army unit uncovered the rebels’ Israeli connection and switched sides

Before the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group the Golan Brigade was targeted for destruction by Israel and Al Qaeda, it was allied with them.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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CNN hired top al-Qaeda propagandist for award-winning Syria documentary and wants to cover its tracks

Star CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward worked with al-Qaeda “media man” Bilal Abdul Kareem to gain access to extremist rebel “heroes on the ground” in Syria.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton / AlterNet


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US and Gulf allies supported Islamist extremists in Syria, Qatar’s ex-prime minister admits, bolstering growing evidence

Qatar’s ex-Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani acknowledged the US and its Gulf allies backed Salafi-jihadists in Syria.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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Another video shows US gov-funded White Helmets assisting public executions in rebel-held Syria

A new video shows the White Helmets, funded with millions of dollars by the US and British governments, helping with an execution in rebel-held Daraa, Syria.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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