Only by defending Syria’s independence can all its population, Kurds included, be defended. The action of the SDF in allying with the Syrian government will hopefully make that clearer to those who genuinely wish to defend the Kurds.
Mobilise to show your opposition to Trump and May’s warmongering.
US President Trump intends to escalate the war against Syria. Today he tweeted ‘get ready Russia’ as he announced that the US is preparing a missile attack.
Oppose Israel’s attacks on Syria
On 27 April Israel launched missile strikes against an alleged Hezbollah arms hub near Damascus airport in Syria. Since 2011, Israel has launched multiple strikes inside Syria, mostly against Hezbollah. In March this year it launched several strikes near Palmyra.
By Stephen Bell
The bombing of a Syrian airfield by US President Trump represents a further escalation of the US military presence in the Middle East. It is immediately unclear whether this represents a one-off, or the start of a campaign against Syria. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said ‘We are prepared to do more, but we hope it will not be necessary’. The action was taken without UN authorisation, or US Congressional debate.
The Times on 8 December provided such a classic example of the chief methods of Tory media distortion that it is worth analysing. It is in an article headlined ‘Stop the War forced into new retreat.’ Examining this story provides a general lesson for the left in how to reply to the habitual distortion of the Tory media.