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No ‘Red Lines’ After Western Backed Terrorists Massacre of Idlib’s Foua Civilians

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17903450_1950755908492247_8941355428155975131_nPhoto of civilians murdered and wounded after terrorist attack, via U-News.

-Eva Bartlett, April 16, 2017, SOTT.net

There are apparently no ‘red lines’ when it comes to the documented terrorism of death squads in Syria, be they the Free Syrian Army (FSA, who committed some of the most heinous massacres of Syrian civilians in 2011, in 2012, in 2013…), Nour al-Din al-Zenki child-beheaders, or Jaysh al-Islam (with their love of caging civilians to use as human shields and firing mortars on civilian areas of Damascus and outskirts).

In the afternoon of April 15, terrorist factions attacked buses carrying civilians from the long-besieged western Syria villages of Kafraya and Foua. Thus far, the death toll is reported to be more than 100 (with some estimating a much higher number) [updated]. Earlier Sputnik reported:

The number of victims [in the explosion] is at least 70…

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Where is the West’s compassion & condemnation following terror attacks in Middle East?

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Zein Abudllah, 8, injured by shrapnel to his face in the December 12 terorist car bombing.  © Eva Bartlett

Jan 30, 2016, Russia Today

-by Eva Bartlett

Facebook users were not instructed to do so, but may nonetheless wish to change their profile pictures in solidarity with the families and friends of victims of recent terrorist attacks.

A great many of the victims were aspiring university students, others were school teachers, children, infants, parents, and elderly. Their bodies were torn apart in the acts of violence, many unidentifiable.

Most of these innocent victims will go unnamed, their murders obfuscated, or largely unnoticed, in Western media.

Consider the following cycle of carnage:

On November 12, 2015, a double suicide bomb ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh neighbourhood of southern Beirut, killing 45 and injuring 200 more, many critically so. The terrorists attacked just before 6 pm, on a…

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Frank Field’s New Report: Fixing Broken Britain?

Politics and Insights

In a study report that was published today – Fixing Broken Britain? An audit of working-age welfare reform since 2010, Labour MP Frank Field and co-author Andrew Forsey argue that: 

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should take a lead role in tackling the dependence of employers and landlords, whose subsidies in the form of tax credits and Housing Benefit have grown exponentially, by raising wages and productivity.

… the next front in welfare reform will see a fundamental switch from the Department for Work and Pensions – historically always responsible for welfare reform – to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, reflecting the new reform agenda.

Field and Forsey, writing for the cross-party think tank Civitas, propose that the next step of welfare reform:

 … involves a renewed drive to help those who have not yet been found a job under the Work Programme – principally…

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Not-Tweetworthy: UN selectively tweeting, ignores Foua, Kafarya, Nubl, Zahara

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-Eva Bartlett

On December 28, 2015, the United Nation’s OCHA made its first express Twitter mention of two northern Syrian villages, al-Foua and Kafarya (also transliterated as Kafraya).

first mentionThe belated Decembar mention is in spite of the fact that the two villages of rerportedly 30,000 people have been locked under siege by terrorist factions Jebhat al-Nusra (al Qaeda in Syria), Jaysh al-Fattah (the so-called “Army of Conquest”), and Ahrar al-Sham (Liberation of the Levant Movement), among other terorist factions, since March 2015. The siege has meant that the isolated villages have had limited to no access to food and medical supplies since then. Additionally, terrorists have been daily firing mortars and hell cannons at the villages, killing and maiming residents, destroying homes and infrastructure.

In October, 2015, the ICRC reported that al-Foua and Kafarya were among several areas to receive humanitarian assistance.

OCHA’s tweets around that time made no specific…

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Propaganda alert: Madaya media fabrications; recycled photos

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“I live in Tayr Filsey, not Madaya, and I am fine.” –Marianna Mazeh; ‘Starving Syria child’ revealed as south Lebanon girl (article below)

This is a brief post with the intent of merely alerting people to the latest campaign to demonize the Syrian government and army, and also at the same time to depict the terrorists inhabiting Madaya as somehow noble or in the right… as somehow not the human shielding terrorists that they in fact are. Madaya is the new Yarmouk. [See this post regarding the lies and propanda that were put forth in the exact same manipulative manner on Yarmouk previously. I will be writing an update on Yarmouk, which I visited in December 2015 soon.]

Madaya Basics:

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*image fromFars News

-village in hills NW of Damascus, near the Lebanese border

-occupied for many months by approximately 600 terrorists (60% Ahrar al-Sham, 30% Jebhat al-Nusra…

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Sick and disabled mother told her benefit is cut on the day she died

Just how ill do you need to be to qualify as a disabled person – is it before or after death?

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A MOTHER who was battling a serious lung condition was told that she no longer qualified for benefits on the day she died from her illness.

Dawn Amos, 67, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a collection of lung diseases which cause severe breathing difficulties, and increases susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia.

The illness left Dawn with difficulty breathing, she was unable to walk for long periods of time, and she was left struggling to dress herself and unable to manage daily tasks independently.

She received attendance allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to help with the extra costs of her essential personal care.

Heartbroken husband Mick Amos, 64, discovered a letter sent from the DWP two days after his wife’s death.

It was a notification that Mrs Amos’s allowance was being withdrawn, based on “treatment, medication, symptoms and test results.”

The letter had been…

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Christmas Celebrated in Terror-Ravaged Syria

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Martyrs’ Tree: paying respect to martyred soldiers from the East Gate neighbourhood of Damascus. Martyrs’ Tree: paying respect to martyred soldiers from the East Gate neighbourhood of Damascus.

Christmas trees, carols, church services, and the resilience of the human heart

Due to corporate media’s misrepresentation of Syria, some may be surprised to know that Syrians—suffering terribly under nearly five years of the foreign war on their country—are also celebrating Christmas from Damascus to Homs to Aleppo. Glittering displays, street Santas, choirs singing carols and people singing Jingle Bells, and tacky, exuberant Christmas parades are not unique to the West.

However, most Syrians I have met who are celebrating any religion’s holy day do so with heavy hearts—the loss of loved ones to NATO’s terrorists dampens festive spirits. But they also celebrate with a determination not to be cowed into submission or nonexistence, and not to allow their children to forget traditions.

Re-visiting Syria last…

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Poroshenko Critic Ukraine Army General Mykhailo Kutsyn Still Missing After 18 Months

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Ukraine Army General Mykhailo Mykolayovych Kutsyn  former Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is a man Missing In Action after his last public appearance 18 months in which he dared to dispute government claims of an imminent Russian invasion.

General Kutsyn was  removed as Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces by order of by pro-NATO President Poroshenko at a press conference on the 3rd July 2014. Poroshenko had claimed General Kutsyn had suffered ‘shell shock’ as a result of shelling in the Donetsk Peoples Republic and had been ordered to report to a Ukraine Military hospital in Kiev.

Kutsyn later claimed Poroshenko was wrong and that he had not received shell shock and was not in the region at the time. On the 15th July 2014 a day before the shooting down of Malaysian Flight MH17 in Ukraine…

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Former US congressional staffer, Rodney Martin: “U.S. sending foreign mercenaries to Syria to topple President al-Assad”

the real Syrian Free Press

training-terrorists-in-Maaret-Ikhwan-Idlib-20121207Syrian militants attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan near Idlib, Syria, on December 17, 2012. (AP photo)

Former US congressional staffer Rodney Martin says the United States is sending foreign mercenaries to Syria to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He made the comments after The Washington Post reported the Pentagon is preparing to send its first batch of trained militants into Syria as a ground force against the ISIL terrorist group in the next several weeks.

A US military official said that American and allied forces are finishing the training of the first group of the so-called “moderate” militants in Turkey.

The fighters, numbering fewer than 100, will be sent south into neighboring Syria by the end of the summer, according to the unnamed official.

“The US military’s announcement that they’re sending in trained moderate rebels to fight ISIL is not credible,” Martin told Press TV…

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