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The Syrian Revolution Is a Class War

13 Mar

4yrsNever in human history has there been a revolution quite like the Syrian revolution.

Never in human history have a people dared to struggle against such an imposing array of forces as the Syrian people. Ranged against them is the regime of Bashar al-Assad and all its resources – sarin, scud missiles, MiG jets, death squads, allied media outlets, and useful idiots like Robert Fisk. Ranged against them are not only Assad’s armed forces but the armed forces of Hezbollah, Iran, and Iraq’s militias, tens of thousands of Shia men with an unlimited supply of modern Russian weapons, a sophisticated command-and-control system, billions of dollars in funds, and a logistical infrastructure stretching from Tehran to Beirut. Ranged against them is an unholy alliance of imperialist powers (East and West) and their ‘anti-imperialist’ opponents in which Rand Paul and Donald Rumsfeld join hands with George Galloway and Nicolás Maduro to keep the Syrian people politically isolated as they battle the most murderous fascist since Adolf Hitler. Ranged against them are the combined forces of famine, pestilence, cynicism, treachery, paralysis, infighting, indifference, defeatism, fatigue, exhaustion, and death. Continue reading

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Revolutionary War 2014 Round Up: Dynamic Stalemate as Fronts and Sides Multiply

31 Dec

Every year since the revolution began has been the most painful and difficult year for the Syrian people.

2014 was no exception.

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The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups

21 Oct

(UPDATE May 10: 2015: Hasan Mustafa has the most up to date version of this list and there have been some significant changes. Please visit his blog by clicking here.)

Shortly after U.S. president Obama declared war on the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/IS), a bogus claim by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) about a non-aggression pact between ISIS and an unnamed unit of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) went viral largely due to ignorance about which moderate rebels the U.S. and its “Friends of Syria” allies are supporting. This guest post by Hasan Mustafa (@hasanmustafas) is an attempt to cure that ignorance and make future pseudo-scandals less likely by detailing who the U.S.-backed moderate rebels are using open-source information. Continue reading

YPG and FSA Unite Against Terrorism and for a Free, Democratic Syria

18 Oct

To the media and the general public,

It has been 33 days that the city of Kobane has been fighting terrorism in eventful days of resistance, redemption, and enormous sacrifices in combating the terrorist attacks of ISIS and its evils. For this organization which has become the biggest threat to the global peace and stability, the battle of Kobane poses a historic turning point. We are certain that the result of this battle will shape the future of Syria and the democratic struggle for freedom and peace. We want it to be known that the victory in Kobane is a victory for all Syria, and it will also be a major defeat for ISIS and terrorism.

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A U.S. War on Jabhat al-Nusra: Just What Baghdadi Ordered

30 Sep

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The same day the U.S. and an internally contradictory ‘grand coalition’ correctly and justly launched airstrikes on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) Syrian safe haven in Syria, the U.S. launched another war, a unilateral war, on Syria’s Al-Qaeda branch, Jabhat al-Nusra, in separate but simultaneous attacks in Idlib and Aleppo governates. Continue reading

Declaration of the Homs Liberation Movement

21 Sep

1The Homs Liberation Movement is a military formation, founded by a group of dissident Syrian officers and revolutionary intellectuals as a result of the injustice and oppression inflicted on the Syrian people by the regime of Al-Assad, the criminal, in order to protect the people from this systematic killing machine that has exceeded all humanitarian and ethical boundaries that were not confined to one component of Syria’s fabric but affected all Syrians, Christians, Muslims, and various sects and groups. Continue reading

Hazm Movement and Syrian Revolutionary Front: Suspending All Forms of Cooperation with Nusra

22 Jul

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Press Release: Suspending all forms of cooperation with Nusra

We, the undersigned, heads of factions that have come together to save the Syrian revolution of freedom and dignity, and to defend Aleppo and Morek (in rural Hama), on which Assad’s forces and militias have recently launched a fierce offensive, express our rejection of Jabhat al-Nusra’s withdrawal from Aleppo front.

It is also unacceptable that Jabhat al-Nusra attack Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in liberated areas under the pretext of attacking infidels.

Turning its guns away from the regime, Jabhat al-Nusra is trying to divert the revolution from its fundamental principles. Continue reading