Our coverage of Syria

Meanwhile, Back in the Middle East…

One thing you didn’t hear during the presidential debates was any questions about why the United States and its allies are involved in an undeclared war against the government of Syria.  That’s right: not efforts to “end the violence there,” as the public is told, but rather stoking the violence, as a means of ejecting the long-running Assad regime.

As we’ve noted here at WhoWhatWhy again and again, the effort to remove first Muammar Qaddafi in Libya and now Bashar al-Assad in View article …

PODCAST: Russ Baker on George HW Bush, guns, news timing, Syria and more

In this interview with host Pat Thurston on the popular San Francisco-based KGO, Russ discusses less- publicized aspects of George HW Bush’s life, makes new enemies over guns, explains why timing is everything in the news business, and laments the media’s failure to level with the public over Syria. Plus more.

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PODCAST: Russ Baker on George HW Bush, guns, news timing, Syria and more

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Vladimir Putin

Why Does US Continue to Arm Syria?

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Why Does US Continue to Arm Terrorists in Syria? (Jimmy)

After 6 years of civil war in Syria, the CIA continues to arm “moderate” rebels with arms and ammunition. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has introduced the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” which would end this program.

Uber to Block Bid to Form a Union in View article …

Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump

US Overlaps in Syria/Trump + Farage/And More

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Are We All Responsible for Global Warming? (Gerry)

Everyone contributes, but some are “more equal than others” in changing the climate, according to geographer and “carbon accountant” Richard Heede.  His meticulous research shows that just 90 companies and government-run industries worldwide are to blame for nearly two-thirds of all human-caused carbon emissions.  To find who View article …

Syria’s Warrior-Democrats, Dinosaurs on Dope & Oceans of Plastic‏: Feb. 13, 2015

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The Radical Experiment in Democracy That Defeated the Islamic State in Syria by Victor Kotsev
The American allies that beat back a five-month Islamic State onslaught on the Syria-Turkey border are running a bold experiment in democracy started by … terrorists. From Istanbul, Victor Kotsev examines the Kurdish warrior-democrats doing Washington’s heavy lifting.

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Obama Is Pursuing Regime Change in Israel
Bibi’s getting some blowback. David Aaron Miller reports that the Administration is making it displeasure over his forthcoming speech known in D.C. and Tel Aviv. They’re View article …

Glen Pearcy, Montgomery, Alabama

Did US Bomb Mosque in Syria?

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3 States Have Banned Private Prisons (Jimmy)

So far Illinois, Iowa, and New York have banned state for-profit prisons. However, the bans do not apply to facilities under federal jurisdiction.

Did US Bomb a Mosque in Syria? (Dan)

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TVWho: Russ Baker on RT, with Syria Update

WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker interviewed by RT  on recent developments in the Western war with Syria you won’t hear about while all eyes are on the constructed “news” of the political conventions.

 

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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere

Syrian Passport May Have Been Planted to Implicate Refugees, Says German Minister

Shortly after the carnage of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, unnamed officials reported that a Syrian refugee’s passport was found next to one of the suicide bombers. News that one of the terrorists had posed as a refugee served as a rallying call for those fearing that “terrorists inserting themselves into some of these migrant voyages.”

Now, however, Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has announced that “here are indications that this was a planted lead.” According to Bloomberg, de Maiziere suggested the passport was planted in a “deliberate attempt to implicate refugees” in View article …

How Putin Is Getting the Better of the West

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Since Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the West has struggled mightily to isolate the Russian leader. So far, though, the crafty former intelligence officer has employed a range of clever strategies that have put him right at the center of the action.

 

His decision to bomb targets in Syria to support embattled President Bashar al-Assad not only caught the West off guard but it also made the Russian strongman into a bigger player with regard to the country’s future.

 

The timing of his military intervention, on September 30, could hardly have been better. The refugee crisis has made View article …