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Syria's defeat of US backed terrorists will be a victory for people of the West

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One year ago I was in Syria and for my birthday on September 17, I learned that Western "Coalition" forces, who had been bombing illegally in Syria for years, had just murdered about 100 Syrian Army soldiers who were stationed in the Jabal Thardeh area, where they were protecting the lives of their fellow Syrians from ISIS/Daesh terrorists.

The attack was no doubt executed in collaboration with ISIS, because immediately after the massacre, ISIS was able to occupy the strategically important position.

In terms of Western military strategy, little has changed except that now Syria and its allies are very close to restoring Syria's sovereignty and its territorial integrity, as they crush the opposition, all of whom are supported by the West and its allies.

The West still wants to partition Syria, and for this they are using both Kurdish "assets" and ISIS terrorists. US Coalition forces previously bombed bridges spanning the Euphrates. It is no coincidence that ISIS did the same so that ISIS could occupy and terrorize the oil-rich region. Meanwhile, US supported Kurdish forces will be used to re-occupy and try to "legitimize" that which is not legitimate. The Kurds, ISIS, and the Coalition are all committing war crimes in their failing efforts to destroy and plunder Syria.

Dr Bouthain Shaaban, political and media advisor to President Assad, recently remarked that US-backed Special Forces "captured" areas in northeastern Syria from Daesh without any resistance, thus demonstrating yet again, the strategic collusion between US-backed special forces and Daesh to occupy and plunder the oil-rich areas, for the benefit of their imperial masters, the US coalition.

Every day, the West's criminality becomes more transparent. Investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, for example, recently uncovered primary-source documentation, which demonstrates that the Pentagon falsified paperwork to covertly ship as much as $2.2 billion in weapons to terrorists in Syria.

The West's double-game of pretending to fight terrorism as it supports terrorists may soon be over in Syria. This will be a cause for celebration in Syria, and it should be a cause for celebration amongst Western populations as well.


1 Leith Fadel, "US Coalition knew they were bombing the Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor." AMN September 27, 2016. (click here) Accessed September 18, 2017

2 " 'Syria will be Freed Completely from any Aggressor' " -- Dr Shaaban Challenges US Proxies." 21st Century Wire, Setember 16, 2017. (click here) Accessed September 18, 2017.

3 Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, "350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists| Azerbaijan's Silk Way Airlines transports weapons with diplomatic clearance for Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo." July 2, 2017. (click here) Accessed September 18, 2017.

4 Tyler Durden, "Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels." September 13, 2017.( click here) Accessed September 18, 2017.

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