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Uncovering John Bolton’s ‘distorted’ tales in ‘The Room Where It Happened’

Red Lines host Anya Parampil responds to ABC’s interview with former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton about his new book “The Room Where It Happened”.

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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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Crippling new sanctions punish Syrian civilians for US defeat in proxy war

As Syria tries to recover from a nearly decade-long war, the US has imposed crippling new sanctions under the Caesar Act that target reconstruction.

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Exclusive: OPCW chief made false claims to denigrate Douma whistleblower, documents reveal 

The Grayzone has obtained documents exposing numerous falsehoods and misleading claims by OPCW Director General Fernando Arias to degrade the reputation of Douma whistleblower Ian Henderson.

By Aaron Mate

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Exclusive: OPCW insiders slam ‘compromised’ new Syria chemical weapons probe

Current and former staff members of the OPCW have denounced the organization’s IIT report alleging Syrian government sarin use at Ltamenah, criticizing its reliance on rumor, hearsay, “scientifically flawed” claims and the influence of unqualified, secret “experts” aligned with the Western-backed opposition.

By OPCW Insiders

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Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria

A look at recent USAID schemes from Pakistan to Syria shows US empire can be very hazardous to your health.

By Max Blumenthal

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Exclusive: New OPCW whistleblower slams ‘abhorrent mistreatment’ of Douma investigators

A fourth OPCW whistleblower has emerged to defend the two veteran inspectors who challenged a cover-up of the chemical weapons probe in Douma, Syria. The new whistleblower lamented that other staffers have been “frightened into silence.” 

By Aaron Mate

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Syria war update: Turkey’s Erdogan invades Idlib, invokes re-establishment of Ottoman Empire

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran. He discusses his recent trip Syria, where he visited territories recently liberated by the Syrian army; Turkey’s invasion of Idlib province; and the frightening spread of coronavirus in Iran.

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Exclusive: OPCW whistleblowers confront leadership’s attacks, cover-up of Douma deception

OPCW leadership tried to discredit two veteran officials who challenged a cover-up of its chemical weapons investigation in Douma, Syria. They respond in new letters obtained exclusively by The Grayzone.

By Aaron Mate

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Syrian journalist corrects the record on mainstream media’s absurd Idlib coverage

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Syrian journalist Bashar Bazari, who works as a correspondent for HispanTV in Damascus.

Bashari criticizes international media’s coverage of the Syrian military’s efforts to retake Idlib province, the last territory in the country controlled by al-Qaeda affiliated extremist groups. He also discusses the intensification of the US-led economic war on Syria, and its devastating impact on the lives of average Syrians.