There is nothing surprising about this. The Syrian #government has a long #history of chemical weapons use, and the OPCW’s conclusions concur with a wealth of witness testimony. But a major #propaganda effort has sought to discredit such testimony, and characterise the atrocity as a “false-flag attack”.#falseFlag #politics #AltRight #war #terror #news
“It is demonstrably evident that hospitals are not safe from bombings in #Idlib at the moment, and this is outrageous,” said Brice de le Vingne, the director of operations at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).#MSF #health #HumanRights #war #terror #news #problem #humanity #Syria
While we’re all waiting for #Trump to start World #War Three, we’ve not spotted that the #military map of the #MiddleEast has substantially, bloodily changed. It will be years before #Syria and #Iraq (and #Yemen) are rebuilt – and the Israelis may have to go to #Putin to clear up the mess they’re now in.
"why", he writes, "I don’t know, or perhaps I’m embarrassed by the knowledge that I simply want to cling to a place that has a smell I know well. Ultimately, these are the delusions of a solitary writer — one who no longer has anything to lose, having observed, at length, Syrians attempting to win back their country, then losing everything."...
"The rest of my friends are trying, by various means, to assure us that they are happy in their new places of #exile. Meanwhile, those of us who have stayed are dying one by one, #family by family, so much so that the idea of an empty #city could become a reality within a few years. But I remain convinced that refugees lose their sense of identity, for they cannot obtain a new one or completely forget their old one. To be a #refugee is to live in a void — it is to lead a painful life, however hard we try to embellish it."#syria #war #terror #news #problem #story #humanity #destiny #death #victims #civilians
"I watched them take the virginity of one of my friends… she was a fourth-year medical student who had done nothing wrong. One of my other friends bled severely every time she was raped. A man called Ahmad from #Aleppo would come to our cell and bring her injections to stop the bleeding. He would sneak them in, and pretend he was yelling at us in our cell. He has since defected from the #regime."
#assad #syria #torture #humanrights #justice #news #fail #terror
"Women's councils exist in parallel at all levels, the commune, the district, the city, and the canton. The women's councils don't decide on general issues — that's what the people's councils are for. They discuss issues that are specifically about women ... They have veto power on issues concerning women."
If women create strong organizations, they can never be sent back to the kitchen. That included defense but also the economy. They can be independent only with an economic base. So in Rojava women’s cooperatives are being constructed everywhere.
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