Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced ‘Caesar’ sanctions driving Syria towards famine

Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by shadowy US- and Gulf-backed operatives. Instead of protecting Syrian civilians, the unilateral measures are driving them towards hunger and death.

By Max Blumenthal

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The US has backed 21 of the 28 ‘crazy’ militias leading Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria

Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon.

By Max Blumenthal

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Thirsting for war, CNN’s Jake Tapper turned to strange, shady Syria sources

CNN anchor Jake Tapper promoted 7-year-old girl Bana Alabed and a shady opposition lobbyist as his go-to regime-change talking heads on Syria.

By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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Meet Robert Ford, the US diplomat who helped send Syria to Hell in the name of regime change

Former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford really wants regime change, and advocates supporting Salafi-jihadist militias while working at a Saudi-funded think tank.

By Gary Brecher / War Nerd

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US-Funded Atlantic Council Shills for Pro-NATO Autocrats While They Brutalize Protesters

As it whitewashes Erdogan and other pro-NATO autocrats, the US government-funded top DC think tank the Atlantic Council rakes in money from Turkey and other authoritarian states.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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