As ISIS Nears Defeat – US, Russia Close to Agreement on Resolving Syrian Civil War

With ISIS nearing defeat, the U.S. and Russia are losing their common enemy in Syria and will remain in a proxy battle in which Russia backs Assad and the U.S. supports armed opposition groups.

This frame grab from video provided, Nov 8, 2017, by the Syrian Central Military Media, shows a tank firing on militants' positions on the Iraq-Syria border. (Syrian Central Military/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group (ISIS) is defeated, officials said Thursday. If clinched, the deal was expected to be announced by President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vietnam on

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As The CIA Resumes Arming Rebels, Trump Escalates Proxy War In Syria

At the start of the Trump presidency, it looked like the U.S. covert “regime change” war in Syria might be ending, but it has returned, zombie-like, in a slightly different form.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman meets with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, in Riyadh, April 19, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/AP)

Back in February, it was quietly reported that the CIA had discontinued its support program to rebels in Syria. A month later, a knowledgeable source from the region disclosed to me that the Trump administration and the Saudi defense minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had agreed during their meetings in mid-March for the Gulf states to re-open

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U.S. Destabilizes Venezuela, Syria To Retain Hegemony In Global Oil, Gas Markets

The ongoing crises in Syria and Venezuela have been described by mainstream media as the result of failed leadership. In truth, their troubles are the result of U.S.-led regime change efforts masquerading as humanitarian aid to control both nations’ lucrative oil and gas industries.

Kurdish fighters of the(YPG guard U.S. forces in the northern village of Darbasiyah, Syria, April. 29, 2017. (AP/ APTV)

CHILE (ANALYSIS) -- Separated by thousands of miles and embroiled in ostensibly unique conflicts – a “civil war” and a “political crisis,” respectively – the troubling situations in both Syria and Venezuela share more similarities than differences. These similarities owe largely to the fact that the ultimate end game for both crises is a change in

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Report Warns Assad’s Downfall Would Be Big Win For ISIS

42% of all ISIS’ fighting in Syria has been focused on attacking Syrian government forces and their allies.

ISIS rebel control Syria

A new study from IHS Jane’s is cautioning that moves to undermine and ultimately oust the Assad government in Syria would greatly benefit ISIS since a large portion of ISIS’ fighting in Syria is against the Syrian government and its allies. Though Western officials have long downplayed the amount of fighting between ISIS and Assad, and

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Al Jazeera, CNN & BBC Cover Up Genocidal Crimes of US – Backed Syrian Rebels

Through selective reporting, the omission of facts and reliance on dubious sources of information, media outlets have sought to twist the facts and whitewash crimes committed by the rebels.

A gunman passes by the buses that were destroyed by Syrian rebels in a blast at the Rashideen area, a rebel-controlled district outside Aleppo city, Syria, April. 15, 2017. Scores of civilians were killed in the explosion that targeted buses carrying civilian evacuees from two towns besieged by rebels nearby. (Thiqa News via AP)

DAMASCUS-- (Analysis) This week, Syria saw one of its most deadly attacks against civilians fleeing al-Qaeda-held areas in Al-Fu’ah and Kafrayah through a government-rebel civilian swap. Rebels targeted and killed 126 people, including dozens of women and children, after a blast hit a convoy of evacuee buses Saturday. The evacuees, all of whom

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US Officials Still Can’t Explain Why Syria Would Carry Out A Chemical Attack

This new narrative, that the strike was done for operational reasons, seemingly contradicts previous claims that Syria attacked civilians with chemical weapons for no reason at all.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens, right, to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, back to a camera, during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Tillerson's Moscow talks hinge on new US leverage over Syria. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

While it wouldn’t be unusual for Syria to bomb targets belonging to al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front in the Idlib Province with airstrikes, a big hole in the US-backed allegations of a “chemical weapons attack” by the Syrian military is that there was no reason for such a strike. Administration officials are trying to manufacture one, with an unnamed

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