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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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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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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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I visited Al Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold and saw how US backing of ‘moderate’ rebels is bolstering jihadists

Journalist Lindsey Snell reports from inside Idlib, al-Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold.

By Lindsey Snell / AlterNet

I spent a night this past July crammed in a sitting room with a family in Kafr Halab, a small village in the western countryside of Aleppo. The Russian air force was in the midst of a bombing campaign, dropping cluster munitions on homes in the area. I held my breath each time I heard a plane, but the family’s matriarch offered reassurance. “If you can hear that plane sound, it means they are far away.”

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Bilal Abdul Kareem, prominent US ‘journalist’ in Syria, serves as mouthpiece for violent extremists

A closer look at the media work of American reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem reveals a pattern of creating sectarian recruitment propaganda for extremist Salafi-jihadist rebels in Syria.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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