On 39th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila massacre, Israeli crimes continue against Palestinians amid international silence

39 years have passed since Sabra and Shatila massacre was committed by the Israeli occupation forces in Beirut.A massacre which claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Palestinian people. The crimes and massacres of the occupation, which amount to crimes against humanity, still continue against the Palestinians amid shameful international silence.

The massacre was one of the most horrific events written in the history of the entire world. It took place with prior planning by the occupation forces, which set out at on the night of September 16, 1982 to commit murders that lasted for 48 hours with the complicity of groups from the “Lebanese Forces” militia and the then so-called “South Lebanon Army”.

Crimes have increased in the areas controlled by the US-backed SDF militia in Hasakah

Crime, chaos and disorder have increased in the areas controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia in Hasakah despite the many checkpoints established by this militia in these areas. This situation increases pressure on civilians in the Syrian Al-Jazira region.

Locals in several Hasakah areas, who want to go to the city during the day to get their daily needs, feel frightened by the crimes of theft, armed robbery as well as killing. They cannot leave their villages at night as all roads in all directions are unsafe.

During the past few days, several crimes and security incidents were registered in Hasakah province and most of them were committed in collusion between the SDF militia and the criminals. Security has massively deteriorated there as a result of robbery incidents at the SDF militia’s checkpoints on main roads, where the SDF militants stop citizens’ cars and steal their mobiles and money.

"Who is our friend, Syria . . . or al Qaeda?”, Retired Virginia state senator Richard Black asks

America would be wise to continue cutting its losses across the Middle East. It could start by normalizing relations with Syria, ending sanctions, and withdrawing U.S. troops from their sovereign territory. 
 
This is what the Retired Virginia state senator Richard Black has said in an interview with the Syria Times e-newspaper. 
 
“Syria is helping us by battling the greatest army of al Qaeda terrorists on earth in Idlib Province. And since “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” it’s time we asked, just who is our friend, Syria . . . or al Qaeda?”, the retired senator added. 

Training mercenaries and armies, a failing scenario for the U.S. army

In most of the wars launched by the US in the region and abroad, scenarios of the failure of the American army to train armies and mercenaries were repeated, and this was the distinguishing feature that marked the end of those wars, starting with Vietnam, passing through Syria and ending with Afghanistan.
 
The rapid collapse of the Afghan army in front of the Taliban movement, after billions of dollars were spent on it in financing and arming, is only the latest indication of the continued impotence of all those trained at the hands of the US army, whether they are armies or mercenaries.

The victory of the Lebanese resistance in 2006, a turning point that revealed the weakness of the Israeli enemy

Damascus (ST): An historic victory was achieved by the Lebanese National Resistance after the July 2006 aggression, which revealed the weakness of the capabilities of the Israeli enemy, forcing it to suffer a humiliating defeat.

The victory of the resistance in the face of the aggression launched by the Israeli occupation entity against Lebanon on the 12th of July 2006 and which lasted for more than a month, unmasked the false power of the enemy, as the resistance wrote the most wonderful epics of heroism during 33 days of steadfastness and sacrifices.

The brutal aggression ended in abject failure, as the Israeli occupation forces incurred heavy losses and suffered a heavy defeat that its tanks and advanced weapons could not protect it after it violated Lebanon’s sovereignty and practiced all forms of terrorism and aerial bombardment with all kinds of weapons for villages and cities and launched its barbaric war machine on residential neighborhoods, schools, hospitals and facilities infrastructure, however, the resistance defeated it and achieved a decisive military and strategic victory.

The Israeli enemy tried, since the first days of the aggression, to reach a ceasefire due to its feeling of helplessness and defeat in the face of the qualitative operations of the resistance, but the United States, with the complicity of other countries worked on the continuation of the aggression until the then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was forced to admit that  the aggression failed to achieve any of its goals. On the 14th of August 2006, a ceasefire was reached based on a UN Security Council Resolution No. 1701, which stipulated the prevention of Israeli attacks on Lebanese territory.

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