Video: Syrian Arab Army liberates key town in East Ghouta

JabarLib1Screencap from the video below

 
Hands Off Syria posted a video on YouTube:

 Raw and beautiful. The liberation of East Ghouta up close. Syrian Army moves into Ayn Tarma, which was the key jihadist held town behind the Jobar-based attacks on Damascus. Watch the residents’ reactions. Main slogans: ‘Allah Mhai Jaysh’ – ‘God bless the Army’; ‘Allah, Souria, Bashar ou bas’ – ‘God, Syria and Bashar, that’s all’. Harasta is also liberated. Only Douma remains and that will be negotiated. Video: Wasim Essa.


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Nemo
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Nemo

Enlightenment is when you follow a simple rule of thumb. What’s is in the MSM are all misinformation and what they don’t publish are the facts.

Mikalina
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Mikalina

There is NOTHING on the web page of today’s Guardian regarding East Ghouta. Too difficult to spin, I guess.
Whereas, Corbyn, as the chief proponent of all things antisemitic ………

vexarb
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Mailman here. Syrian Perspective’s analyst Canthama comments on the struggle (Syria + Allies vs US Axis) from a wider perspective:
“History is being made today, this is most likely one of the most important events for the next 50 years, geopolitically, economically and toward a true multipolar world. It is not expected to trigger an avalanche of deals, but it will slowly take shape and grow toward what it could be the largest future trading for oil in the world by 2019-2020. The Petro Yuan Is Here and Global Oil Markets Have Reacted Positively”
http://www.eurasiafuture.com/2018/03/26/the-petroyuan-is-here-and-global-oil-markets-have-reacted-positively/

JudyJ
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And to think that only 5 weeks ago a BBC Arab Affairs editor, Mahmoud Ali-Hamed, brazenly informed listeners to the Jeremy Vine Radio 2 show that all the population of E Ghouta was anti-Assad and the civilians wouldn’t make use of the humanitarian corridors even if they had the chance because they were fearful for how they would be treated by the Assad ‘regime’. Do you think that man is still employed at the BBC? That’s a rhetorical question because I have no doubts that he is and is probably treated like a demi-God (unfortunate simile but you know what… Read more »

JudyJ
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As a newcomer to this website I hope I don’t make a habit of replying to my own posts. I am just so used to having to limit comments on another MSM website to one or two sentences because most of the other contributors are incapable of digesting more than that, but clearly that isn’t the case here so I shall have to retrain myself. I gave up with the other forum when responses regularly became two or three words in length and usually included the word ‘troll’ or, ironically, ‘brainwashed’, and seemed to be allowed by moderators no matter… Read more »

vierotchka
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Welcome, JudyJ! There is nothing wrong with replying to one’s comments, adding information or correcting typos or other mistakes. 🙂

Admin
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Welcome to OffG Judy.

vexarb
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@JudyJ. Welcome to the Free World! At least, to a part of the world where some people are trying to free themselves from “the Mind-forged manacles of Man”. Some of us can remember when foreigners would say “BBC” when they meant “credible”. Smashed by by Prime Minister Tony B.Liar for daring to question the Dodgy Dossier, and refashioned in the image of his master, the Father of Lies. Pity, a great public institution gone wrong.

JudyJ
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@vexarb, thank you for your kind welcome. And your summary of the BBC of today is so true. I think more and more people are starting to see it for what it is but unfortunately there are still many (more?) who think they represent morality and integrity no matter how much we try to present them with REAL evidence to the contrary. To add to my anecdote about the JV show, Radio 2 also gave free rein to Samantha Power to indulge in self-promotion (she had an autobiography out) and propaganda on the Steve Wright Show (yes, that’s right!) back… Read more »

BigB
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Even the pigeon was chanting “Allah, Suriya, Bashar, w bas”! I can’t imagine what these poor people have been through: and for what? I don’t want to take away from their joy, but I feel that it is worthwhile contemplating the lengths my government (UK) would have gone to to prevent this liberation and to keep their beloved Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda factions in place. No less than start WW3. Had they been able to implement their CW false flag: and rain down cruise missiles on the government region of Damascus… but for the diplomacy of Lavrov and the… Read more »

Mikalina
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Mikalina

A three year old boy on a Catholic estate I was temporarily living on in Belfast asked me if I was a Brit. I asked him what a Brit was.
He said, “Someone with a gun who tries to kill us.”
I said, “No, I’m not a Brit.”
Time for a new passport?

vierotchka
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I still am a Brit even though I haven’t renewed my passport which expired some twenty or so years ago… I also carry a Swiss passport and am seriously contemplating asking for Russian citizenship in view of who my parents and ancestors were – if they accept dual citizenship with Switzerland where I live and grew up.

Mikalina
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Mikalina

Many of the people in my part of the UK have Irish ancestors and are applying for passports there.
I was wondering whether the Russian Embassy would accept me as a refugee……

vexarb
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From Ann on Saker Vineyard: here’s a youtube made by Syrian Girl [before her site was closed down]
– The Victory of Aleppo –

–this video – now at 1:33 – shows what can be done in a country – if there is no theft of its assets – for instance – oil –

vexarb
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Video posted by Bundy on SyrPer 1hr ago: comment image
https://twitter.com/Ruswariors/status/978025527557619712
Very strange footage of civilians escaping Ghouta..
People waving at the drones filming.. Not hiding from Syrian Soldiers and running towards the regime.. Not even cautious of the Russians..
Westerners only need to watch a few events like this to realize the narrative they are fed does not match what their eyes are showing them.

Ure Kismet
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Ure Kismet

I dunno, if I were an average Jo/Joe Blow living in Gouta, devoted to the survival of my family, I would either dance to the tunes of the Syrian Army when they entered, just as I danced to the headchoppers songs when they took over in 2011 or if I hadn’t danced the first time, would also stay home at the second opportunity. Sure one side has more moral and ethical impetus pushing it, but in the end for normal humans, war of any sort, for any reason, is an horrific nightmare, the leaders of neither side are worth pissing… Read more »

Ure Kismet
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Ure Kismet

This is what I’m talking about and yes Fisk can be dodgy when reporting on Lebanon since he seems to move in a circle of US supported Leb pols, but as an actual reporter (remember that now nearly extinct craft?) writing down what people say as they said it, he is pretty honest. Fisk’s recent work in Syria esp Afrin has been mostly decent objective reporting. In the article linked he gets among the Syrians civilians coming outta Gouta and apart from a couple of editorialising lapses where he makes unsubstantiated judgements about why these Syrians don’t talk about being… Read more »

FS
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FS

Wow, what an impressively wordy misread of the situation.

Ure Kismet
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Ure Kismet

Mis read? If you imagine for one moment that only your ‘government’ and its friends has a monopoly on sociopathic leaders, you simply haven’t been paying attention. Perhaps you will when after the inevitable war coming and you manage to survive, you will get to witness the usual scene. The leaders of both or however many sides, will sit down and carve a deal which suits them the most. Lookit all the gutless wonders hiding behind an anonymous down vote presumably because what I wrote gives them a cognitive dissonance and their heads hurt. Now whoever ‘wins’ and remember oftentimes… Read more »

Norman Pilon
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Now whoever ‘wins’ and remember oftentimes winning is more about perception than anything else, but whichever side is eventually credited with that will get a bigger share than the arseholes on the losing side, sure but one thing will happen the same thing that always happens Jo/Joe Blow who took all the risks and paid all the consequences will get SFA. Indeed! What if: a) in 2011, in Syria, a popular uprising really had been brewing . . . b) the neo-liberal Assad regime really did start to ‘crack down’ hard on that unrest . . . c) in the… Read more »

JudyJ
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@Ure Kismet. I can see what you are saying…that if you don’t expect anyone to live up to hopes and aspirations you won’t be disappointed. Certainly if our hopes and aspirations rely on the Western concept of ‘democracy’ I very much agree with you. In the UK we purportedly have a ‘democratic’ system of rule and society but in reality neither is true: a Govt ‘democratically’ elected through a voting system which got them in with the support of something like 25% of the population but we’re now supposed to accept everything they do without question; and a society where… Read more »

Ure Kismet
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Ure Kismet

“On the more specific issue of ‘leadership’ which ultimately lets its people down in any type of ruling system, I don’t want to share your degree of cynicism in spite of being sorely tested by ‘real life’. To accept this outcome would be to concede to all that is wrong with such Governments. Rightly or wrongly, it is hope for better things to come, and leaders who do rule with morality and integrity, that sustain many of us in our endeavours to show up immoral and unethical Govts for what they are.” I can agree pretty much with what you… Read more »

vierotchka
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Lookit all the gutless wonders hiding behind an anonymous down vote

LOL! So, those who give up votes are, according to your standards, also gutless wonders hiding behind an anonymous vote! LOL!

Ure Kismet
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Ure Kismet

Yep if u agree or disagree say so, provide reasons instead of ad hominems or mindless me toos. I am so sick of armchair revolutionaries who have always run from a bar fight leading on the brainwashed for their own self gratification. If you think war is good, join in it. I did, by resisting the empire on its outer fringes as a young man trying to stop the spread and that helped me to wake the fuck up.

vierotchka
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What ad hominems or mindless me toos have I ever written?

Dominic Pukallus
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Who needs to watch slick Hollywood-style productions for uplifting displays of Human triumph? Either that, or there is a massive pool of highly talented crisis actors in Syria. What a budget these people must then have!

bevin
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bevin

As the pocket of terrorists gets smaller it is likely that dozens of French, Israeli, American and British mercenaries, arms specialists, tacticians, trainers and information warriors are being pushed back into the last strongholds. My guess is that most of them will, by direct government to government negotiation, be allowed to slip away, back to their bases in Jordan and, thence, to their homes in, among other places, Britain. Some of them, no doubt, thwarted by the sudden success of the SAA, were employed to deploy chemical weapons- to serve as false flag excuses for NATO to bomb Damascus and… Read more »

lordbollomofthegrange
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Corbyn needs to stand forward and name the powers.

Mikalina
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Mikalina

My grandfather used to call that ‘putting your head above the parapet’ and he highly recommended that we never do that.

MICHAEL LEIGH
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MICHAEL LEIGH

I am sure that BEVIN, and other visitors to this website will be aware of this current Government being blackmailed by the ‘ Murdoch Mass Media Combine ‘ which has threatened: that if its latest Mass media takeover plans are either questioned, or disallowed by the Mde T May government?
And then the SKY TV NEWS channel would cease to exist ?
And the consequence of that threat would be a grave disability to any Conservative and Unionist Political Party’s Government, before or during a National General Election if as is most likely to happen shortly ?

Bruce Albert
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I think large numbers have been bused out from pocket, probably these agents went with them…

vierotchka
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How heartening it is to see the joy and smiles of these exhausted people after the years of horrors and hardships they had to endure at the hands of the “rebels” and terrorists (they are one and the same…).