Rebel Rocket Fire Kills 35 In Damascus Suburb: State TV

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 20, 2018 shows Syrians receiving treatment at a hospital in Damascus after a rocket hit a busy shopping area in the Jaramana area, in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital.

Middle East Eye   By Staff      Wed., Mar.21, 2018

Rebel rocket fire on a market in a Damascus suburb killed 35 people on Tuesday in one of the deadliest attacks on the Syrian capital since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Syrian state television said.

The rocket fire by “terrorist groups” also wounded 23 people in the Jaramana area east of Damascus, state television cited a police official as saying, using an expression usually used for rebels.

A taxi driver, who chose not to give his name, told AFP that he was nearby when the rocket hit the area. “The place was full of people buying presents for Mother’s Day,” the 41-year-old said, adding the market is next to an army checkpoint.

A woman who identified herself as Umm Hisham said she lost her leg in the attack.

“May God never forgive them. The rocket fell as we were shopping… We were standing in front of the sweets shop” before the explosion, she told AFP from a hospital in Damascus.

The rocket attack came as heavy bombardment killed 38 civilians in the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Since 18 February, government forces have waged a blistering offensive against rebels in the last opposition bastion outside Damascus.

The air and ground assault has seized at least 80 percent of Eastern Ghouta and killed more than 1,450 civilians, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor.

Around 50 civilians have also been killed by rebel shelling on the capital, the Britain-based monitor has said.

The United Nations said on Tuesday it was “deeply concerned” over the safety of tens of thousands of civilians fleeing Eastern Ghouta as well as the security screening procedures for those trying to leave.

Some 50,000 civilians have streamed out of the enclave into areas under government control. “The exodus is fairly chaotic…there is ongoing bombardment. It is a war zone,” UN humanitarian agency spokesman Jens Laerke told reporters in Geneva.

“We are deeply, deeply concerned for their safety,” he said.

The UN refugee agency also urgently called on Tuesday for the protection of those who have fled and for the hundreds of thousands of civilians still trapped by fighting who are in “dire need of aid”.


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Spirit AeroSystems Should Fire Any Employees Who Conspired Against A Muslim Colleague

The Washington Examiner    By Tom Rogan          Wed., Mar.21, 2018 

The ACLU has rightly launched a lawsuit to defend the rights of a Muslim American who was discriminated against in his membership at an employee recreation center.

As the ACLU brief explains it, in September 2017, Munir Zanial, a member of the Spirit Boeing Employees’ Association and an employee of Spirit Aerosystems, hosted a party at SBEA’s recreational lake in Kansas. The party was to celebrate Eid-al Adhara, the holiest Islamic holiday, and Malaysian Independence Day.

However, because the SBEA board is evidently populated by a fair number of idiots, it complained that the Malaysian flag was actually a combination of Islamic State symbols and a desecrated U.S. flag.

The stupidity here is profound. As the two photos below show, ISIS flags are black with white Arabic writing on top. The Malaysian flag, on the other hand, is red, white, blue and yellow, and bears a slight resemblance to our own flag.

 Anyone with a basic education might have thought to google national flags or recognize the Islamic crescent.

But the stupidity was just getting started.

After all, the ACLU alleges that:

“Of course, when the FBI investigated and found out that the party was harmless and that the flag was actually Malaysian, they ended their investigation.”

But the SBEA wasn’t yet content with its escapade of idiocy. Oh no. Because next, the ACLU claims, the SBEA hired a private investigator to continue tracking Zanial. The SBEA then decided to withdraw Zanial’s membership benefits without telling him. The SBEA has not responded to a Washington Examiner request for comment.

If it has any sense of corporate responsibility, Spirit Aerosystems should fire the SBEA member employees responsible for Zanial’s treatment. But only after making those employees study a book full of world flags, so they can attain at least a third grade level of geographic knowledge.




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16 Yr. Old Ahed al-Tamimi Agrees To $1,500 Fine And 8 Months In Israeli Jail News        Wed., Mar.21, 2018

RAMALLAH, Palestine  — An Israeli military court has reached a deal with jailed Palestinian teen Ahed al-Tamimi by which the 16-year-old will serve eight months behind bars, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday.

“As part of the arrangement, al-Tamimi will confess to four counts of assault, including the videotaped slapping of an Israeli soldier,” the newspaper reported.

The agreement was reached, the newspaper added, at a Wednesday session of al-Tamimi’s ongoing trial, which is being held behind closed doors.

The proposed arrangement, which would also see al-Tamimi pay a $1,500 fine, must still be approved by the military court.

Israeli soldiers arrested al-Tamimi from her home near Ramallah last December. When her mother went to the local authorities seeking information about her daughter, she too was detained.

Ahed al-Tamimi was accused of “attacking” Israeli troops after a video went viral online showing her slapping an Israeli soldier who had trespassed on her family’s backyard.

Ahed’s cousin, Nur, who is also seen in the video, was also later detained.

In 2012, Istanbul’s Basaksehir Municipality granted Ahed the prestigious Hanzala Courage Award for defying Israeli soldiers who had just arrested her brother.

She also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was serving as prime minister at the time.


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Alan Dershowitz Denounces American Actor Cynthia Nixon For Supporting Boycott Of Israel

Does Cynthia, in her bid to be governor of Jew York, really believe that by supporting the boycott of Israel will enhance her chances of being successful? Perhaps she is ticked off at Hollywood for the lack of acting offers!? (r. a. note)

Middle East Monitor        Tues., Mar., 2018

A leading pro-Israel activist is attempting to derail an American actor’s bid to become the governor of New York over her support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the “Sex and the City” television series and movies, announced on Monday that she is planning to run for governor of New York.

Her decision was met with a Twitter outburst by high-profile attorney and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who denounced Nixon as a “bigot” for supporting an artist who refused to perform in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

Dershowitz, who is the author of “The Case for Israel” and one of Israel’s loudest voices in America took aim at Nixon for backing Israeli actors refusing to perform in illegal settlements.

Nixon’s name was just one amongst 150 American and Israeli actors, writers, directors and artists to support the 2010 campaign organised by Jewish Voice for Peace, which endorses the BDS movement. Its backing of the boycott of Israel has earned the progressive Jewish organisation a place on Israel’s BDS blacklist.

 In his tirade, Dershowitz denounced Nixon as a “collaborator with Israel haters Jewish Voice for Peace and Vanessa Redgrave in boycotting Israel.” He encouraged New Yorkers to “not support her bigotry.” In a separate tweet Dershowitz remarked: “If you’re anti-Israel, Nixon’s your candidate.”

Alan Dershowitz
✔ @AlanDersh  23:20 – 16 Mar 2018

“Cynthia Nixon may run for Gov of NY. She has collaborated with Israel haters Jewish Voice for Peace and Vanessa Redgrave in boycotting Israel. Do not support her bigotry.”

Alan Dershowitz
✔ @AlanDersh  13:03 – 19 Mar 2018

“The tweets in response to my Cynthia Nixon tweet prove my point.  If you’re anti-Israel, Nixon’s your candidate.”



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Watch: California Cops Laugh As Inmate Writhes to Death While Strapped In Chair (Vid)       Tues., Mar.20, 2018

The Tribune of San Luis Obispo posted the approximately eight-minute-long video of Andrew Holland’s death on January 22, 2017, last week. Holland, who was in jail for minor offenses, died after an embolism traveled to his brain. Blood clots, which typically cause embolisms, often occur after an extended period of sitting or lying down.

The footage contradicts the county officials’ version of how Holland died. Contrary to what police stated, Holland was not “found unconscious and unresponsive” and was not “under the continual care of a physician” at the time of his death.

Holland was pronounced dead in his cell at 5:36 p.m. on January 22, 2017, only about an hour after he was released from being strapped to a plastic restraint chair for two days for hitting himself.

In an email Thursday, County Administrative Officer Wade Horton said the video was “extremely painful to watch.”

“What happened to Andrew Holland was a tragedy that impacts our entire community,” Horton wrote.

“Although we can’t bring Andrew back, our county has made, and continues to make, changes in response to this terrible event.”

Some of the reforms implemented including banning the use of restraint chairs, hiring an independent contractor to audit county procedures and establishing the Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill patients in prisons.

In July 2017, Holland’s family was awarded a $5 million settlement from the county. They plan to use the settlement money to establish a nonprofit organization to advocate for civil rights of mentally ill people in jail.

“We had hope that his life would improve, but on January 22nd of this year, our son Andrew died a brutal and tortured death at the hands of the custodial staff at San Luis Obispo County jail,” Holland’s mother, Sharon, told reporters last July.

Although Horton did admit that the county is partly responsible for Holland’s death, he did not specify whether any officials would face consequences over Holland’s death.



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Ex-French President Sarkozy in Police Custody (1min vid link)

TeleSur         Tues., Mar.20, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained by police officers early Tuesday, Reuters reported.

The ex head of state was being questioned by magistrates in relation to allegations he received US$61 million in funding for his 2007 election campaign from Libya, a French judiciary official said. The son of former Libyan leader businessman Ziad Takieddine claims to have delivered three suitcases stuffed with cash to Paris between in 2006 and 2007.

But, Sarkozy has categorically denied receiving any campaign funding from the North African country, stating that the allegation is “grotesque.” In January a French businessman was detained on suspicion of funneling money from Gaddafi to Sarkozy’s campaign and appeared in a London court.

More than six years ago Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, told Euronews: “Sarkozy has to give back the money he accepted from Libya to finance his electoral campaign. We financed his campaign and we have the proof … The first thing we’re demanding is that this clown gives back the money to the Libyan people.”

The former French leader can be held for up to 48 hours and handed over to Magistrates Court should the authorities choose to indict him.In 2013, the French government opened an inquiry into allegations that Sarkozy benefited from funds donated by late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

An unnamed source told the news agency that former minister Brice Hortefeux was also interrogated by police in relation to the investigation.

Sarkozy was previously ordered to stand trial in a separate matter.

He was president of France from 2007 to 2012.


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“One In A Million Shot”: SAS Sniper Kills ISIS Terrorist One Mile Away

The Gold    By Steve Dellar          Mon., Mar.19, 2018

The UK seems to have found its own version of Chris Kyle, the famous ‘American Sniper’ able to shoot enemies from large distances made immortal in Clint Eastwood’s film.

According to a senior UK defense commander, an SAS elite trooper shot an ISIS terrorist commander with a bullet through the skull in near total darkness last week.

The report claims that the shot was achieved at a range of more than 1,500m with a window of opportunity of just 15 seconds.

An anonymous UK defense forces source stated that: “The shot was one in a million. Getting a one-round, one-kill head shot at night using thermal imagery in a 15-second target window is about as close to impossible as you can get but he pulled it off. He is definitely the best sniper around at the moment.”

The unnamed British soldier is reportedly a sergeant with the SAS G-Squadron. That elite unit has been performing counterterrorist operations in Syria and Iraq.

Legend has it that he is a veteran who has more than 100 kills. For this operation, he used a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle and fired a.50 calibre round.

“It is always preferable to capture rather than kill because of the potential to gather more intelligence. Instead, a kill mission was planned. The SAS team had hoped that the Isis commander would arrive during the day because a night shot was regarded as too dangerous.”

“But as evening approached the team realized that they were going to have to either abort or go for a night shot. The sniper said he wanted to take the shot and was given a ‘go order’.”


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Former Brit Ambassador Exposes UK Government ‘Novichok’ (poisoning) Hoax (5min vid)

The     By  Alex Christoforou 

Craig Murray gave a very revealing interview on RT, which blows apart the UK / Deep State lies about the nerve agent poisoning…

“Why would Russia ‘blow’ Novichok program by assassinating an old bloke?”

Murray notes that British government pressured scientists over nerve agent origin, and is now lobbying the OPCW to play along with the charade.

Murray reveals how Deep State controlled actors like UK government, US government, EU and the UN use words carefully to spit out their propaganda and warmongering…  “It was of a TYPE developed by Russia.”

Craig Murray: ‘Many people can make Novichok.’


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Erdogan Vows To Take Turkish Military Campaign Deeper Into Syria        Mon., Mar.19, 2019

Turkey has vowed to continue its military campaign in north-west Syria by pressing on to assault the city of Manbij, piling further strain on the Turkish-US relationship and raising the risk of a direct confrontation between two NATO allies.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, said on Monday that the swift capture of the town of Afrin 24 hours earlier would be followed by operations in towns to the east, including Manbij, where around 2,000 US special forces are stationed. “We have placed the comma. Now …we will add a full stop,” he said.

Turkey, with the help of Syrian rebel fighters, launched an assault on Afrin in January to clear the enclave of members of the Kurdish YPG militia, opening a new front in Syria’s already tangled seven-year civil war. The two month-operation has already caused high tension between the two NATO member states, who have conflicting views of the YPG.

Washington has trained and equipped the group as part of an umbrella force used to fight against Isis jihadis. Ankara, however, views the YPG as a terrorist organisation that poses a threat to its security, and has vowed to clear it from the entire Turkish-Syrian border as well as pockets of northern Iraq.

Analysts say that an operation in Manbij, which lies 60 miles to the east of Afrin just west of the Euphrates river, risks escalating tension further.

“The greatest threat from the US perspective is direct military conflict between Turkish and American forces,” said Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think-tank.

“Erdogan seems determined to force the Americans to fulfil past promises that YPG forces would return east of the Euphrates. The challenge for the US is whether that promise can be kept while also maintaining order on the ground.”

Civilians flee after Turkish forces and their rebel allies took control of the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin © AFP

The capture of Afrin was much swifter than expected following a sudden withdrawal of YPG fighters to the nearby hills. Following its fall, the Turkish military said that it was working to clear mines and booby traps from the city, where an estimated 100,000 people remain, according to the UN.

Around 200,000 civilians have been forced to flee the heavy fighting in recent weeks, Hevi Mustafa, a Syrian Kurdish official, told Reuters, adding that many were now sleeping outdoors.

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US Evacuating ISIS Commanders From Eastern Syria     Mon., Mar.19, 2018

The U.S. is evacuating ISIS commanders via helicopters from eastern Syria, the country’s state-run news agency SANA reported on March 19 citing local sources.

SANA reports (source):

“Civil sources said that three US helicopters on Monday landed in the area between the villages of al-Jissi and Kalu, about 2 km south of Tal Hamis Township in southeastern countryside of Qamishli.”

“The sources added that soldiers have accompanied 4 persons who were living in a house which was identified as a center for Daesh leaders from Iraqi nationality, asserting that the hovercrafts took them to unknown destination.”

“On February 26, two US helicopters landed in Twaimin area southeast of al-Shadadi city, transporting a number of Daesh terrorists to Sabah al-Kheir center, 20 km south of Hasaka, which the US forces are using as center for training the terrorist groups.”

Accoridng to some experts, the US is going to use the evacuated ISIS commanders to build various “security threats” across Central Asia. The creation of these threats should serve as a justification of the continued US miltiary presence in the region.

In late 2017 and early 2018 reports appeared that the US had already redeployed some ISIS members from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.


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