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Syria's War for Humanity

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We bring to the attention of our readers Mark Taliano's I-Book entitled Syria's War for Humanity. In contrast to most geopolitical analysts of the Middle East, Mark Taliano focuses on what unites humanity with the people of Syria in their struggle against foreign aggression.

Taliano talks and listens to the people of Syria. He reveals the courage and resilience of a nation and its people in their day-to-day lives, after more than five years of US-NATO sponsored terrorism and more than two years of US "peacemaking" airstrikes, which have largely targeted Syria's civilian infrastructure.

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Everybody in Syria knows that Washington is behind the terrorists, that they are financed by the US (at tax-payers' expense) and its allies, trained and recruited by America's Middle East partner. Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been financing and training the ISIS-Daesh, al Nusra terrorists on behalf of the United States. Israel is harboring the terrorists out of the occupied Golan Heights; NATO in liaison with the Turkish high command has since March 2011 been involved in coordinating the recruitment of the jihadist fighters dispatched to Syria.

Moreover, the ISIS-Daesh brigades in both Syria and Iraq are integrated by Western special forces and military advisers.

While all this is known to the Syrian people, Western public opinion is led to believe that the US is leading a "counter-terrorism campaign" in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh), an entity created and supported by US intelligence.

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(Image: Damascus National Museum, M Chossudovsky, 2011.)

"Everything that we saw in Syria speaks of humanity's common heritage," says Mark Taliano. Syria is the cradle of civilization, Mesopotamia, the Land of Two Rivers, where the early civilizations of the fertile crescent took their roots.

This is what the Washington Neocons want to destroy. But to reach their objective they need to wage a dirty propaganda campaign that conveys the illusion that America is involved in a "humanitarian", "peace-making" undertaking.

The Syrian people know who the real terrorists are. "The Western assault on this country is an assault on our common humanity, and an assault on Syria's progressive and forward-looking future," says Taliano.

Mark Taliano focuses on the truth as an instrument for building peace and counter-propaganda:

"Should the West's 'regime-change' operations succeed, the secular, pluralist government of President Assad will be replaced by its opposite: a barbaric, sectarian regime, and chaos.

"Yet Western politicians are seemingly propagandized by their own lies. Or perhaps they see no choice but to cravenly follow diktats from above. Humanity's better nature, however, demands that we all open our eyes, that we learn from history, and that we embrace the rule of international law rather than the diktats of a criminal Empire. Syria and Syrians must be saved, not destroyed.

"Currently, my interests lie in digging for political truths in a world that is rushing headlong into war and barbarism, on a bedrock of lies.

"When I find such truths, their trajectories invariably lead to peace rather than war. So now, my 'crusade' is to help share the truth, to make it broad-based, and to make a positive difference.

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Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria, Global Research Publishers, 2017. Visit the author's website at where this (more...)

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