Complicity in Terror

Patrik Paulov In the second of a two-part series, PATRIK PAULOV examines how two court cases highlight the role of Sweden and Britain in supporting extremist groups in Syria In the  autumn of 2015, a trial in the Swedish city of Gothenburg received a lot of attention. Two men from Gothenburg were charged with terrorist…

How a Network of UK Intel-Linked Operatives Helped Sell Every Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Kit Klarenberg While Western media covers up their credibility issues, these pseudo-experts and spooks have helped drive the dirty war on Syria. A tight-knit cast of characters has sought to destabilize the Syrian government by convincing Syrians, Western citizens, foreign states, and international bodies that the CIA-backed Free Syrian Army is a legitimate, “moderate” alternative,…

US Military Report Warns ISIS Will Operate ‘Indefinitely’

Dave DeCamp The US justifies its presence in Iraq and Syria by inflating the threat of ISIS, but the group holds no significant territory The US military published a quarterly report on ISIS to Congress on Tuesday that said the group is a “low-level” threat but warned it could operate “indefinitely” in the remote deserts…

Sweden’s Terror Links

Patrik Paulov The stream of travellers from Sweden to terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq had begun early. According to the Swedish Security Service a total of 300 people had travelled there from 2012 to 2019 — when Isis began to lose its territory toward the end of 2015, the number of travellers decreased dramatically….

British Government’s Dirty War on Syria

Steve Sweeney  The discovery of a £350 million British government “slush fund for jihadist groups” leaves no question that Britain is fighting a secretive dirty war against Syria. Investigative journalists from Declassified UK published the results of research last week detailing how the clandestine government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which appears to have…

Georgia,Turkey: NATO’s Front Line against Iran and Russia

Excerpts from Daily Sabah and Anadolu Agency. The two nations, one a NATO member and the other a NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner, are also united in isolating Russia in the Black Sea region and turning the sea into a NATO preserve. August 8 will mark the thirteenth anniversary of Georgia’s invasion of South Ossetia and…

Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: Turkish Power Projection in Three Continents

Rick Rozoff Turkey’s soft power laid ground for risk-taking, military gains, former U.S. colonel says “We see a pattern of diplomatic engagement; diplomatic engagement breeds the commercial activity, the commercial activity breeds the military cooperation, and the military cooperation leads to industrial exchanges and in some cases defence and industrial cooperation,” [retired U.S. Colonel Rich]…

What Card is Washington Playing in Afghanistan via Ankara?

Vladimir Danilov Despite the intense debate that has been going on in Turkey and beyond over the last few days about the advisability of Ankara taking over the baton from the USA in Afghanistan, as well as the main intrigue – what it will do in the IRA, President Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed the other day…

NATO-Backed Terror: Bombs Rain Down as I Visit the Idlib Frontlines

Vanessa Beeley Children are being killed, homes are being shelled, and fields scorched, often by Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists armed with US-made weapons or by Turkish artillery. Where’s the outcry in the West against these war crimes? UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres celebrated the extension of a “humanitarian” border crossing at Bab Al Hawa on July 10…

Facts Point to Interaction between US, NATO and the Islamic State in Afghanistan

According to Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Russia is aware of unmarked helicopters conducting flights in areas, where IS militants were active. “It would have been impossible to carry out such activities unbeknownst to the US and NATO forces that had complete control of Afghanistan’s airspace,” she explained MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. Moscow has repeatedly…

Iraqi Security Arrests Head of ISIS in Baghdad, a Blow to the Pentagon

Syria News Iraqi National Security Services in a qualitative operation arrested the ‘governor’ of ISIS in Baghdad, the top commander of the US-sponsored terrorist group in the Iraqi capital. The security service said in a statement that it ‘managed to arrest the terrorist in a qualitative operation, the operation was based on preemptive information after monitoring and…

Turkish-Israeli Ties are Strategic and Deep

Ali A. Jenabzadeh A member of the National Reconciliation Committee in Syria stresses that Turkey-Israel ties are profound and on the rise. “The Turkish-Israeli- relations are strategic and deep-rooted, though they fluctuate according to the attitudes of the two governments, so it is generally getting stronger day by day,” Omar Rahmoun tells the Tehran Times….