Syria

State-Sponsor of Terror Lobbies Govt to Bully Aussies

In a multicultural society like Australia it is inevitable that there will be disagreements among us regarding overseas conflicts, but does that mean we should allow lobbyists representing the agenda of a foreign state to get away with potentially criminalising their fellow Australians for their opinions about those conflicts?

The Imperial Ummah on Syria

History will remember that when the combined power of the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel etc. unleashed a decade of hell upon Syria, which is literally the only Arab country that arms the Palestinian resistance, many who claim they want to free Palestine, aided the aggression.

The Undefeated ‘Sardar’: Shaheed-e-Azam Qassem Soleimani

Shaheed-e-azam’ Qassem Soleimani (1957-2020), will be remembered by history as one of the greatests strategic minds of all time, someone who out-fought and out-thought the world power of his day. In Iraq, Soleimani confronted the illegal US occupation pragmatically. Rather than completely reject the political process, Iran supported it, producing a government in 2005 that was friendlier to them than to the United States…

The Kurdish YPG & The Western Left

Prior to the US intervention (Sep 2014) the YPG had, essentially, a non-aggression pact with the Syrian government so they could both concentrate on fighting the common enemy, that is, al-Nusra & ISIS, and by April 2011 the Syrian government had granted citizenship to the 300,000 stateless Kurds…

Wikileaks about Libya & Syria

Everybody knows about the Wikileaks about the war crimes committed in Iraq, but what has been suppressed, even by Assange’s own fans, were his leaks on Syria & Libya. 1. France pushed for invading Libya in 2011 because they wanted to “gain a greater share of Libyan oil production” and to prevent Gaddafi from establishing a rival currency called the “Gold Dinar”…

How the Syrian War Began, My Account of the Reporting

The topic of how the Syrian war began has been covered by a number of independent writers including Dr. Tim Anderson (my PhD supervisor), Sharmine Narwani, Prem Shankar Jha, and Michel Chossudovsky to name a few. This article draws upon the research they have conducted in order to construct a broader argument about the nature of the conflict. This is my contribution to the topic, and I encourage readers to be as critical as possible about the substance of this article…

Syrian Refugees Are Fleeing Regime-Change (Not Assad)

Palm Sunday rallies used to be about protesting war and demanding nuclear disarmament until the focus shifted over the past many years towards championing the rights of refugees. Yes, it is a humanitarian necessity, but the greater task is to expose and restrain the role played by the Anglo-American alliance (including Australia) in fueling the proxy-wars that created the vast majority of those who were made refugees in the first place…