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‘Re-Think Syria’

On the occasion of the "Re-Think Syria" event that took  place in Rome on November 28, 2019, Syriatimes had the pleasure of interviewing Loma Saker, President of SINA - Syrian Italian Networking Association -, the event that wants to lay the groundwork for the  "Return" of Italian companies to the Syrian market, the reconstruction of which will be the true geopolitical and economic game of the Eastern Mediterranean in the next 5 years.

ST: Your conference is called ‘Re-Think Syria’, how do you intend to 'think about Syria in a different way?

LS:  Before the war, let's say until 2010, the country was going through a very positive period, of reforms and openings to international investments.  Unfortunately in recent years the country has moved away from radars not only of investors but of international trade, and even now though  the government has regained control of almost all of the territory.  At SINA, through these public initiatives, we intend to make Syria a new destination for Italian companies, explaining that the country needs Italian  technologies and products more than ever.

US peace activist to ST: Washington is ruled by money and its real motto is “Quid Pro Quo”

US peace activist Janice Kortkamp has made it clear that the sad reality of Washington is that it is ruled by money and its real motto is “Quid Pro Quo” [A Latin phrase which means "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours"].

She told Syria Times newspaper that the members of Congress who pushed US President Donald Trump’s impeachment through are concerned that the Democrats have no popular candidate for the upcoming election.

Cynthia McKinney to ST: The removal of Trump won’t happen

The U.S. Senate will not remove Mr. Donald Trump after he has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

She told Syria Times e-newspaper that the removal of Mr. Trump won’t happen; but the democratic party, devoid of new ideas and clinging to the interests of its few megadonors instead of its voting base, is hoping to win its elections by way of undocumented immigrants being given the right to vote in local elections.

“As long as the Israeli lobby is in control of U.S. policy, U.S. foreign policy will not change,” the international peace and human rights activist concluded.

Cynthia McKinney is an international peace and human rights activist, noted for her inconvenient truth-telling about the U.S. war machine. She was held for seven days in an Israeli prison after attempting to enter Gaza by sea and traveled to Libya during U.S. bombing and witnessed the crimes against humanity committed against that country's people. In addition to Libya, she has traveled to Cuba, Syria, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and as she puts it: “Wherever U.S. Bombs are dropping or U.S. sanctions are biting.” She is the author or editor of three Clarity Press books: she has written one book Ain't Nothing Like Freedom and edited The Illegal War On Libya and the 2018 book, How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries.

Patrik Paulov to ST: Sweden’s government skips answering questions on its aid to the allies of al-Qaeda in Syria

Why has Sweden been very tight-lipped about and shied away from publically talking about its aid to what it prefers to call Syrian ‘opposition’ during the 8-year terror war on Syria? And has Swedish tax money benefited terrorists?

This topic, i.e. Sweden's aid to the Syrian opposition was tackled by Patrik Paulov, freelance journalist and Author of the book Syria's silenced voices, in his opinion article which was published in Svenska Dagbladet newspaper on October, 9, 2019.

Sen. Black to ST: "No justification for Washington's immoral active cooperation with terrorists in Syria"

Virginia Senator Richard Black has affirmed that the claims of the U.S. State Department and Pentagon about protecting Syrian oil from ISIS are absurd and there is no justification for Washington's immoral active cooperation with terrorists in Syria.

He told Syria Times e-newspaper that the United States' Foreign Policy establishment still wants to overthrow President Bashar al Assad, who is the legitimately elected president of Syria .