An explosive device goes off in the countryside of Hasakah

An explosive device goes off in the countryside of Hasakah

t Hasakah, (ST) - An explosive device went off...

Israeli bulldozers razed 30 donums of Palestinian land in  the West Bank

Israeli bulldozers razed 30 donums of Palestinian land in the West Bank

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)_The Israeli occupation...

New water well put into service within the Alouk water project in Hasakah

New water well put into service within the Alouk water project in Hasakah

Hasakah, (ST) - The Public Establishment for...

The Occupation forces arrest six Palestinians in the West Bank

The Occupation forces arrest six Palestinians in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces arrested six...

Corona virus kills four million and 720 thousand people around the world

Corona virus kills four million and 720 thousand people around the world

Capitals (ST): The Corona virus has claimed...

With the participation of Syria, the Fifth Arab Water Forum opened in Dubai

With the participation of Syria, the Fifth Arab Water Forum opened in Dubai

Dubai (ST):  The Fifth Arab Water Forum was...

Talks to reconstitute the Syrian-Brazilian Businessmen Council

Talks to reconstitute the Syrian-Brazilian Businessmen Council

Damascus (ST): Re-formation and activation of...

Democrats block congressional approval of aid to Israel

Democrats block congressional approval of aid to Israel

Washington (ST): In a rare event, Democratic...

  • Dr. Miqdad discusses means of enhancing relations with Iran, Oman and Iraq

    Dr. Miqdad discusses means of enhancing...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:36
  • An explosive device goes off in the countryside of Hasakah

    An explosive device goes off in the countryside...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:31
  • Syrian-Armenian Friendship committee stresses the importance of enhancing relations between the two countries

    Syrian-Armenian Friendship committee stresses...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:17
  • Israeli bulldozers razed 30 donums of Palestinian land in  the West Bank

    Israeli bulldozers razed 30 donums of...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 14:02
  • A course in the restoration of archaeological pottery for students of the Department of Archeology in Al-Suwayda

    A course in the restoration of archaeological...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:26
  • FBI Director warns against terrorist attacks in the United States after Afghanistan unrest

    FBI Director warns against terrorist attacks in...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:12
  • An armed member of the (SDF) militia killed in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor

    An armed member of the (SDF) militia killed in...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:11
  • New water well put into service within the Alouk water project in Hasakah

    New water well put into service within the...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:46
  • Washington's interventions destabilize Syria and Iraq, says Czech parliamentarian

    Washington's interventions destabilize Syria...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:42
  • The Occupation forces arrest six Palestinians in the West Bank

    The Occupation forces arrest six Palestinians...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:37
  • Corona virus kills four million and 720 thousand people around the world

    Corona virus kills four million and 720...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:32
  • Mikdad discusses strengthening bilateral relations  with the foreign ministers of Cuba and Kazakhstan

    Mikdad discusses strengthening bilateral...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:30
  • Russia's delegate to the UN stresses the necessity of the withdrawal of the American occupation forces from Syria

    Russia's delegate to the UN stresses the...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:25
  • Erdogan’s regime trying to bribe US Congress members into cancelling Washington’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide

    Erdogan’s regime trying to bribe US Congress...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:22
  • With the participation of Syria, the Fifth Arab Water Forum opened in Dubai

    With the participation of Syria, the Fifth Arab...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:21
  • With the participation of Syria, the UN General Assembly begins its general discussion of the seventy-sixth session

    With the participation of Syria, the UN General...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:06
  • Talks to reconstitute the Syrian-Brazilian Businessmen Council

    Talks to reconstitute the Syrian-Brazilian...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:02
  • Democrats block congressional approval of aid to Israel

    Democrats block congressional approval of aid...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 08:57
  • Raisi: The presence of the US occupation in Syria and Iraq impedes the progress of the region

    Raisi: The presence of the US occupation in...

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021 08:53
  • Ambassador Khaddour: Some IAEA members exploit an item to serve their political agendas

    Ambassador Khaddour: Some IAEA members exploit...

    Tuesday, 21 September 2021 19:07

Economy & Aftermath

Models of Syrian shoes and leather products attract businessmen to conclude export deals at Sila International Fair

Models of Syrian shoes and leather produ…

Damascus (ST): Thousands of models of shoes and leather industries with different shapes, models and colors manufactured with the most up-to-date machines, equipment an...

Investigative Reporting

Fashion design exhibition was held in Damascus

Fashion design exhibition was held in Da…

The Arab Cultural Center in Kafr Sousa area in Damascus has hosted the exhibition of  Fashion design  and handicrafts.     The exhibition included oil paintings in vari...

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
The historic visitors center in Palmyra is put into service after its restoration

The historic visitors center in Palmyra …

The Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Governorate of Homs, put the historic visitors center building in the ancient city of Palmyra into service, after its restoration as a result of the attacks of the terrorist “ISIS” organization, at an estimated cost of 300 million Syrian pounds.

Read more
Autumn 2021 exhibition in Baniyas

Autumn 2021 exhibition in Baniyas

The Palace of Culture in Baniyas opened the autumn of 2021 exhibition with the participation of artists Fawaz Sweidan, Nasr Ibrahim and Abeer Mahmoud. About the exhibition, the director, Mr. Fawaz Sweidan, said: The autumn exhibition is an annual tradition since the independence of the country.  The exhibition is held in fall and a number of artists participate in it. Nasr Ibrahim (Arabic calligraphy and decoration) and artist Abeer Mahmoud are ...

Read more
International Biennale in Slovakia awards Syrian cartoonist Raed Khalil his own prize

International Biennale in Slovakia award…

Syrian cartoonist Raed Khalil won the special prize at the Austin Biennale in Slovakia, with the participation of 258 artists from 53 countries.   Khalil's painting revolved around the audio-visual media, depicts the reality of television as a media subject to attempts to marginalize by some of those in charge of emerging technologies.  Prizes were distributed in the Biennale to painters from Croatia, Slovakia, Brazil, France, the Czech Republi...

Read more
Sons of Golan and the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948 express solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails

Sons of Golan and the occupied Palestini…

Hundreds of the sons of the occupied Syrian Golan and the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948 participated in a stand in front of the Gilboa detention camp in solidarity with the Palestinian, Syrian and Arab prisoners in the Israeli occupation jails. They denounced the repressive campaign against the prisoners after the Freedom Tunnel operation.

Read more

 Remarkably, in April 2011, spokesperson for US State Department Mark Toner, confirmed that the WikiLeaks documents were authentic, Megaloudi stressed.

However, the US was not the only one state who facilitated the anti-government turmoil in Syria. In 2012, France and Britain "pushed for a relaxation of the EU arms embargo to Syria" in order to supply "defensive arms" to "opposition fighters."

Megaloudi referred to the fact that France was the first European country to recognize the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces as "the only representative of the Syrian people." The move was immediately hailed by Turkey and the Arab League who also declared the coalition "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people's aspirations."

"In December 2012, at a meeting held in Marrakesh, the United States backed the National Coalition as the transitional government of Syria," the journalist reminded, adding that more than 100 other countries recognized the Syrian opposition despite fears that so-called Syrian "freedom fighters" might have certain links to al-Qaeda.

The US and France never hid the fact that they were arming and training Syrian opposition fighters. Unfortunately, it has always been a problem for the West to distinguish "moderates" from extremists.

"In August 2013, yellow smoke rose over the "rebel"-controlled suburb of Ghouta near Damascus. A few hours later and the lifeless bodies of 1,000 people, including 300 children would be lying in the streets. It was one of the worst sarin attacks in the history of the Syrian civil war. President Obama accused the Syrian regime for allegedly crossing the 'red line' he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons and announced US military intervention in Syria," Megaloudi narrated.

It was not the first time when the Syrian government has been accused for gas attacks. However, a United Nations investigation into human rights abuses in Syria indicated in May 2013 that at least two of alleged attacks (in Aleppo in March 2013 and Homs in December 2012) were most likely carried out by Syrian "rebels". Referring to evidence from casualties and medical staff UN international Prosecutor Carla del Ponte claimed that it was rebel forces who had used the deadly nerve agent sarin against the country's civil population.

So, who was behind the sarin attack in Ghouta?

Quoting Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, Megaloudi noted that in 2012 American and Turkish intelligence service believed that the "rebels" could lose the war against Bashar al-Assad.

"This prompted the Turkish national intelligence agency and Gendarmerie, the nation's paramilitary law enforcement arm, to work with al-Nusra Front in Syria in order to help them build their chemical development," Megaloudi elaborated.

Interestingly enough, US Defense Intelligence Agency was aware of that fact and knew about the Turkish and Saudi involvement into the affair.

In late August 2013 MintPress News reporter Yahya Ababneh, who was on the ground in Ghouta, spoke directly to the "rebels", their family members and local residents. They narrated that some rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and carried out the devastating gas attack.

Citing Hersh, Megaloudi suggested that both Turkey and Saudi Arabia believed that the attack would prompt Washington to launch a full-scale attack against the Syrian government and topple Bashar al-Assad.

However, "it would take years until the political and military games surrounding the Syrian conflict come to light," the journalist underscored.

"It seems that the bodies of the drowned Syrian children shocked a lot of consciences, but changed no policies," Megaloudi concluded.

M.A.

Share