GR Editor’s Note
Most mainstream media will accuse Syrian government forces of committing atrocities against civilians, describing Aleppo as a humanitarian crisis. What they fail to mention is that for the last four years the Eastern party of Aleppo has been occupied by Al Qaeda terrorists who are now upheld as “opposition” rebels.
The terrorists are described as the victims of Syrian government aggression.
From the very outset, the atrocities committed by the terrorists are casually blamed on Syrian government forces.
Moreover, the Al Qaeda affiliated rebels responsible for countless atrocities are trained and financed by US-NATO and its allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Israel.
Realities are turned upside down. The terrorists are portrayed as heroes and “freedom fighters”.
The defeat of the terrorists is described as a crime against humanity.
The Liberation of Aleppo is tagged as a humanitarian disaster.
Those who recruited, trained and financed the terrorists are upheld by the “international community” as the guardians of World Peace. The latter include the heads of state and heads of government of the US, Britain, France and Turkey among others. It’s called “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P).
- Turkey provided a corridor for the terrorists into Northern Syria, they recruited and trained them in liaison with NATO.
- Saudi Arabia and Qatar provided money, training and weapons to Al Qaeda.
- The Obama administration ordered an air campaign directed against the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh).
- What the US-led coalition was doing was PROTECTING ISIS-DAESH, while bombing the civilian infrastructure of Syria and Iraq as part of a so-called “counterterrorism operation”.
- The Terrorists R Us….
- The mainstream media applauds, The Lie becomes the Truth.
- It’s official: Obama’s counterterrorism campaign requires upholding Al Qaeda as a “moderate opposition.”
It’s all for a good cause: install a puppet Islamic State in Damascus (modelled on Afghanistan), spread “Democracy Made in America” throughout the Middle East, confiscate the regions extensive oil and gas reserves, transform countries into open territories…
The diabolical plan of sending terrorists into Syria as the foot-soldiers of the Western military alliance has failed.
Aleppo has been liberated: a Sad Day for the War Hawks.
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The Truth is a powerful weapon.
Michel Chossudovsky, December 13, 2016
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The Syrian Army liberated the city of Aleppo. First reports appeared on December 12, 2016. The Syrian Defense Ministry will likely announce this on December 13, 2016.
Hezbollah, Liwa al-Quds, the Desert Hawks Brigade, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba the SSNP’s military wing and other pro-government units had played an important role in assisting the Syrian army in this. Without their help the army wouldn’t be able to achieve this success. The Russian Special Forces on the ground in Aleppo were also important but classified part of the operation.
On December 12, the army and its allies made a series of successful advances inside Aleppo, retaking a few of militant-held neighborhoods. Last night, pro-government forces launched a final storm of remaining militant positions in the southeastern part of the city.
This was the blow that pushed Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab militant coalitions to agree to withdraw from the remaining “opposition-held” areas. According to the agreement, all militants will be allowed to move from the eastern Aleppo pocket to the ‘Anadan plains near Mount Simeon or to surrender to government forces and to be pardoned (if they are not involved in crimes against the local population).
Despite the agreement put in place, some militant units are still remaining in the city. But they are not able to show a real resistance to the army. The battle for Aleppo turned into an operation to secure the city.
Fighting in Aleppo broke out on July 19, 2012 and lasted more than four years. Many experts say that the liberation of Aleppo is the biggest victory of the government in the Syrian war. Nonetheless, the war is far from the end.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have been striking ISIS terrorists along the Palmyra-Homs Highway with special attention to the areas near the Tyas Airbase and important hill tops captured by the terrorist group in the area.
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) withdrew from Palmyra’s outskirts to the Tyas Airbase in order to avoid flanking attacks by ISIS forward detachments. Now, the Tyas Airbase is a key defence locality of the Syrian army that it will use to repel ISIS attempts to develop the advance. In turn, the goal of Syrian government forces is to regroup, to deploy reinforcements and to prepare an operation to retake the ancient city from the terrorist group.
The ISIS attack on Palmyra widely covered in the mainstream media became a heavy PR blow to the Syrian and Russian governments. As result the strategic victory in Aleppo became hidden under the wave of negative reports about the setback in Palmyra. In this situation, the mainstream media and its sponsors will develop the issue of Palmyra in order to withdraw the attention from a devastating blow to al-Qaeda linked groups in Aleppo. It seems ISIS leadership and their partners planned and implemented an up-to-date and successful operation to not allow the Syrian government and its allies to gain the strategic initiative in media and diplomatic terms.
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