Syria: Breaking the ISIS siege of Deir ez-Zor was “a historic day”

 
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[…] RT:  The siege of Deir ez-Zor has now been broken, and the Syrian president has congratulated the country’s military. How big a victory is this? What is the strategic or symbolic importance?
Ammar Waqqaf: This is in Syrian terms a historic day. There are many aspects to why this is hugely significant. The first aspect is that there is a group of Syrians, a segment of the Syrian population, who refused to say at a certain moment in time when all the omens said something different – that the government in Damascus is going to collapse imminently and so on. They refused to succumb to the incoming forces of Islamic fanatics, unlike other places. They stuck with their government, and they stuck with their army, and now their suffering has been vindicated. This marks a huge shift in the whole set of choices that have been made by various segments of the Syrian population throughout this crisis.
Another aspect of significance is that the government of President Bashar Assad will receive a huge boost in legitimacy, because of this victory. They are allying themselves with the right people, they are making good on their promises, and now when President Assad, for example, speaks that he will fight to get back every single inch of Syrian territory, people will believe him, and people will give him the necessary mandate to continue doing so. In both aspects, and there are other issues as well, but in these two aspects – this is a very huge and significant day. […]

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US carried out an evacuation of Daesh leaders from Deir ez-Zor in Syria

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On Thursday, Israeli fighter jets attacked the so-called chemical factory killing two civilians near Masyaf in northwestern Syria. “This aggression comes in a desperate attempt to raise the collapsed morale of the ISIS terrorists after the sweeping victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army against terrorism at more than one front, and it affirms the direct support provided by the Israeli entity to the ISIS and other terrorist organizations,” the Army Command said in a statement according to the Syrian news agency SANA. Last week, former British diplomat Alastair Crooke said that Netanyahu is in panic over the collapse of… Read more »

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Even as an aging pacifist, I will admit to being emotional (even a bit teary), when I read of the lifting of the siege. Huge kudos and respect to the 137th Brigade and the beleaguered citizens of Dier ez-Zor: for resisting the relentless assault of the Western Imperial proxy – petro-Islamic State – for the last three years. And fuck my own (UK) governments undeclared perfidious sponsorship of the assault. Their smokescreen of (im)plausible deniability is drifting away, becoming as distant as the calls for regime change. [Though if I am honest, I strongly suspect that the Torygraph heralded withdrawal… Read more »

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Here is a video of interviews with Deir Ezzor citizens in mid August not long before the siege was lifted. They are talking primarily about the high prices of food, and hoping the siege will be lifted soon. They salute and praise the SAA and President Assad. The interesting thing is the scale of the trades in the market. Small stacks of tinned food. There is a scene with several small bundles of firewood. Later a woman picks up a small piece of wood, turns it in her hand, presumably wondering how much heat she will get out of it,… Read more »

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There is another way of looking at it. The position of Jordan is becoming increasingly difficult. The population is generally opposed to the US, the Hashemite regime, Israel and the prospect of the country becoming a major base for wahhabi militias. The idea that the imperialists can simply retreat to Jordan and start up operations again is pessimistic, the situation is changed. Throughout the Arab world there is a sense that victory is now possible, defeats are no longer inevitable. The example of Hezbollah a militia based upon a small and impoverished population in south Lebanon is one that is… Read more »

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fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maybe now the evil empire will leave Syria alone and stop supporting Al Queda and ISIL.

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The Evil Empire is defeated in Syria but it will never stop supporting A-Qaeda and ISIL which it created in order to destroy Muslim-majority states whom Israel considers threat to its existence. A March 27, 2011, intelligence brief, Sidney Stone Blumenthal, the aid to former president Bill Clinton and long-time Hillary’s confident shows her dirty fingers behind the destruction of Africa’s most rich and liberal Muslim-majority Libyan nation and the brutal murder of its leader Muammar Qaddafi. During the world powers negotiations in Istanbul in 2012, according to Wikileaks, US secretary of state (2009-2013) Hillary Clinton sent an e-mail, saying:… Read more »

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ISIS has been unleashed on the Philippines following Duterte’s declining US orders to take on China. It looks like they have also been inserted into the Rohinga issue in Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, is a long established CIA asset, so this is a clear attempt to destabilise Myanmar to render it useless in China’s OBOR project.

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Muslim minorities both in Philippines and Myanmar (Burma) have long been facing genocide under the pretext of West’s phony ‘War on Terror’ which the former editor the ‘Toronto Star’ Haroon Siddique called ‘War on Islam’. Both the US and Israel have been selling arms and training military personnel in Philippines and Myanmar.
In May 2000, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel accused CIA being the ‘midwife’ of Abu Sayyaf. Chalmers Johnson in his 2004 book, Blowback, documents CIA’s dirty hands behind ‘War on Islam’ in America’s Filipino colony.
https://rehmat1.com/2016/05/27/philippines-the-muslim-genocide-by-judeo-christians/