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Syrian Intelligence Officers Charged for Torture and Executions

Syrian Intelligence Officers Charged for Torture and Executions

From The New York Times: “As Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, closes in on victory over an eight-year revolt, a secret, industrial-scale system of arbitrary arrests and torture prisons has been pivotal to his success. While the Syrian military, backed by Russia and Iran, fought armed rebels for territory, the government waged a ruthless war on...

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Bolton v. Trump: The Warmonger Leads the War-Wary

Bolton v. Trump: The Warmonger Leads the War-Wary

When National Security Adviser John Bolton recently demanded military plans to oust the government of Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela, Trump demurred, reportedly saying his national security adviser was trying to pull him “into a war.” When Bolton demanded “regime change” in Iran and the Pentagon produced a plan to put 120,000 troops into the region,...

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5 Easy Tweets: How Bolton Walked Back Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

5 Easy Tweets: How Bolton Walked Back Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

President Trump’s plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria have been disrupted by his national security adviser John Bolton. After consulting with senior Israeli officials, Bolton announced Sunday that 2,200 U.S. troops will remain in the war zone for longer than the president announced on December 19. “The timetable flows from the policy decisions that...

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In Syria Peace Talks, U.S. Is MIA

The Meir Amit Intelligence Centerin Tel Aviv reporting on the Syria war emphasizes two points often overlooked in U.S. media. As the nations involved in the fighting try to wind down the war,  the United States is not a party to the peace talks. This is a sign of a militarized U.S. policy with Pentagon, Special...