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Articles by TL:

Max Blumenthal, The Management of Savagery - Review, 16 August 2021

Syria creates debate and disagreements, 28 May 2021


Articles by other writers:

Chain of corruption: how the White Helmets compromised OPCW investigations in Syria by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 9 September 2022

Get Out of Syria by Daniel Larison,, 6 July 2022

Report: US Secretly Reviews and Approves Many Israeli Airstrikes in Syria by Dave DeCamp,, 16 June 2022

For Turkey, the Ukraine crisis means open season on the Kurds by Matt Broomfield, Declassified UK, 15 June 2022

Northern Syria has become Erdogan's punchbag by Christopher Phillips, Middle East Eye, 6 June 2022

The 900 US Troops in Syria Should Not Be There by Juan Cole, Common Dreams, 30 May 2022

Syria: Families wait desperately for loved ones' release after prison amnesty by Harun al-Aswad, Middle East Eye, 4 May 2022

How Obama-Biden Team Empowered Terrorists in Syria by Aaron Maté, ScheerPost, 24 April 2022

Impoverished Syrians suffering a Ramadan of scarce food and exorbitant prices by Danny Makki, Middle East Eye, 9 April 2022

11 Years of War in Syria by Farrah Hassen, Common Dreams, 20 March 2022

Propagandist for Syria terror proxies compromised Amnesty International, leaked docs show by Kit Klarenberg, The Grayzone, 8 February 2022

The Endless Failure of the Syrian War by Andrew Hammond, Consortium News, 7 February 2022

UK rearms Turkey as Ankara backs war crimes in occupied Syria by Matt Bloomfield, Declassified UK, 2 February 2022

Syria: Health care system in Idlib faces ‘catastrophic consequences' after funding cuts by Moawiya Atrash, Middle East Eye, 16 January 2022

Corrupting science: Shunning forensic expertise, OPCW left Douma, Syria murders unsolved by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 6 December 2021

US continues training blacklisted terrorists in Syria by MEMO, Information Clearing House, 5 December 2021

Finland's secret school for children of IS fighters, AFP, 29 November 2021

Corrupting Science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts' inconvenient findings by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 22 November 2021

US Coverup Of Syria Massacre Shows The Danger Of The Assange Precedent,, 15 November 2021

'Infuriating' Report Reveals 'Breathtaking Cover-Up' of US Airstrike That Killed Syrian Civilians by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 14 November 2021

Ex CIA analyst on hidden realities of Syria war and new novel ‘Damascus Station' by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 9 November 2021 (text and video)

Will the US Ever Get Out of Syria? by Starté Butone,, 2 November 2021

Revealed: Tony Blair's extraordinary efforts to court Syria's dictators by Matt Kennard, Declassified UK, 29 October 2021

Biden Officials Say US Military Not Leaving Syria Any Time Soon by Dave DeCamp,, 26 October 2021

UK ‘colluding in torture' by leaving women and children in Syria camps by Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian, 13 October 2021

Bellingcat by US and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria by Kit Klarenberg, The Grayzone, 9 October 2021

Syria: Is withdrawal Biden's next move? by Cristopher Phillips, Middle East Eye, 23 September 2021

BBC Apology over Douma Coverage by Steve Sweeney, Al Mayadeen, 15 September 2021

Syria: Residents of Daraa al-Balad struggle to survive under siege by Harun al-Aswad, Middle East Eye, 11 August 2021

How a network of UK intel-linked operatives helped sell every alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack by Kit Klarenberg, The Grayzone, 4 August 2021

Syria: Sporadic fighting in Daraa as negotiations falter by Harun al-Aswad, Middle East Eye, 3 August 2021

Biden Administration Has No Plans to Pull Troops Out of Syria by Dave DeCamp,, 27 July 2021

Syrian insurgents guilty of ‘red line' 2013 sarin chemical attack, study finds by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 26 July 2021 (text and video)

Revealed: The UK has spent £350-million promoting regime change in Syria by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 20 July 2021

Former British Ambassador to Damascus says OPCW mere ‘puppet' of West against Syria by PressTV, MR Online, 20 July 2021

Assad's Pyrrhic Victory by Leila Al-Shami, New Politics, Summer 2021

Weaponizing “Humanitarian Aid” to Syria by Rick Sterling, Information Clearing House, 18 July 2021

Syria: Assad sworn in for fourth term after controversial re-election by MEE and agencies, Middle East Eye 17 July 2021

Why Are We Still at War with Syria? by Ted Snider,, 15 July 2021

Why is OPCW chief Fernando Arias afraid of his own inspectors? by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 11 July 2021

Leaked docs reveal senior MI6 operative implicated in torture led British propaganda efforts in Syria by Kit Klarenberg, RT, 9 July 2021

Pressed for answers on Syria cover-up, OPCW chief offers new lies and excuses by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 2 July 2021

The Sanctimonious Destruction of Syria: Washington Starves Syrians To Save Them by Doug Bandow,, 30 June 2021

Biden Administration Warns Allies Against Restoring Ties With Syria's Assad by Dave DeCamp,, 25 June 2021

How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda's founder as its ‘asset' by Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone, 9 June 2021

EU pledges aid to an anti-Damascus region in the name of Syrian sovereignty but sanctions Assad government for being sovereign by Kevin Karp, RT, 30 May 2021

Letters: No evidence by Hannu Reime, Weekly Worker, 20 May 2021

“The Most Unkindest Cut of All”: A rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism' of fools” by Jeff Mackler, Socialist Action, 15 May 2021

Anti-imperialism of fools? by Daniel Lazare, Weekly Worker, 13 May 2021

White Helmets corruption scandal deepens: Dutch gov't investigated parent org for fraud, but covered it up by Ben Norton, The Grayzone, 7 May 2021'

Statement supporting the Syrian people by Workers World, 21 April 2021

Questions about BBC producer's ties to UK intelligence follow ‘Mayday' White Helmets whitewash by Kit Klarenberg, The Grayzone, 7 April 2021

Biden's Inhumanity on Syria by Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, 6 April 2021

' Syrians decry the “dehumanizing propaganda and disinformation” of pro-Assad leftists by Josph Lyttleton, The Millenial Source, 4 April 2021

The U.S. War In Syria – Where is the U.S. peace movement? Why has it – in large measure – swallowed the mainstream narrative kool aid? Rob Prince's Blog, 4 April 2021

Syria war: Who are the real anti-imperialists? by Joseph Massad, Middle East Eye, 1 April 2021

Erasing People through Disinformation: Syria and the “Anti-Imperialism” of Fools by Multiple signers, New Politics, 27 March 2021

Western govt contractor entrapped British scholar in sting operation to cover up Syria corruption scandal by Ben Norton, The Grayzone, 27 March 2021

At UN, Aaron Maté debunks OPCW's Syria lies and confronts US, UK on cover-up by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 18 April 2021 (text and video)

US, British and French Covert Operations in Syria by Shane Quinn, Global Research, 8 April 2021

Ten years on, Syria is almost destroyed. Who's to blame? by M. K. Bhadrakumar, MR Online, 22 March 2021

New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden's Warlike Moves by Alan MacLeod, Mint Press, 10 February 2021

The Grayzone's Aaron Maté testifies at UN on OPCW Syria cover-up, The Grayzone, 29 September 2020

As Syria Struggles Under COVID-19 Lockdown, America’s Scorched Earth Policy Ensures Food Insecurity by Vanessa Beeley, Mint Press, 14 July 2020

Syria Aid? End Sanctions! by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 14 July 2020

How a US and Qatari regime change deception produced ‘Caesar’ sanctions driving Syria towards famine by Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone, 25 June 2020

Caesar Tries To Suffocate 17 Million Syrians by Rick Sterling,, 20 June 2020

Syria Spinmeisters Fumble Attempts To Narrative Manage OPCW Leaks,, 10 May 2020

Exclusive: OPCW chief made false claims to denigrate Douma whistleblower, documents reveal by Aaron Mate, The Grayzone, 6 May 2020

1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan to Destroy Syria, Foreshadows Current Crisis by Brandon Turbeville, Global Research, 10 March 2020

Turkey's Failed Gamble in Syria by Conn Hallinan, ZNet, 10 March 2020

Showdown in Idlib: Master Statesman Putin Averts War with Combative Erdogan by Mike Whitney, Russia Insider, 9 March 2020

Putin saves Erdogan from himself by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 6 March 2020

Empires of the steppes fuel Erdogan Khan's dreams by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 4 March 2020

Moscow’s Difficult Decision on Idlib by Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, 3 March 2020

Today, I'm publishing the document that could save us from war by Peter Hitchens, Mail Online, 1 March 2020

Bomb Idlib’s civilians, win the war: what the West taught Assad and Putin by Paul Rogers, openDemocracy, 28 February 2020

Even NATO is unwilling to touch Turkey's Idlib mess with a ten-foot pole by Scott Ritter, Information Clearing House, 28 February 2020

REVEALED: The British government's covert propaganda campaign in Syria by Ian Cobain, Alice Ross, Middle East Eye, 19 February 2020

Fighting mounts as Washington backs Turkish attack on Syria, Russia by Alex Lantier, World Socialist Web Site, 21 February 2020

Scandal-Ridden OPCW Now Using Twitter’s “Hide Replies” Function,, 19 February 2020

It's time to reclaim Syria's road to recovery by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 13 February 2020

Exclusive: New leaks shatter OPCW's attacks on Douma whistleblowers by Aaron Maté, The Grayzone, 11 February 2020

OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria by Ben Norton, The Grayzone, 22 January 2020

Fighting with pens in Rojava’s “war of education” by Elise Boyle Espinosa, ROAR, 30 December 2019

Narrative Managers Claim White Helmets Founder Was Driven To Suicide By Syria Skeptics,, 29 December 2019

Western moral decay: Syria – the war, the loss and the silence by Jan Oberg, The Transnational, 20 December 2019

Rojava after Rojava by Fouâd Oveisy, ROAR, 19 December 2019

The 12 Strongest Arguments That Douma Was A False Flag by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 19 December 2019

Deluge Of New Leaks Further Shreds The Establishment Syria Narrative by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 15 December 2019

In Kurdistan, Women Are Coming Into Their Own by Julie Bindel, Truthdig, 9 December 2019

Journalist: Newsweek Suppressed OPCW Scandal And Threatened Me With Legal Action by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 8 December 2019

The medical volunteers on Rojava's frontlines by Shane Burley, ROAR, 3 December 2019

Narrative Managers Faceplant In Hilarious OPCW Scandal Spin Job by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 27 November 2019

Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak As Russian Disinfo by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 25 November 2019

New OPCW Leak Further Vindicates Skeptics Of Establishment Syria Narrative by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 24 November 2019

Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: hevaltî and dignity by Debbie Bookchin, Emre Sahin, Marina Sitrin, ROAR, 22 November 2019

Israeli airstrikes on Syria threaten wider Mideast war by Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site, 21 November 2019

US Congressional Panel Plots Next Phase of Dirty War on Syria: Occupy Oil Fields & Block Reconstruction by Ben Norton, Consortium News, 6 November 2019

New War for Oil? Trump to Occupy Oil-Rich Syrian Province with Tank Corps, Asks for Kurdish Displacement There by Juan Cole, Common Dreams, 25 October 2019

US Troops Staying in Syria to ‘Keep the Oil’ Have Already Killed Hundreds by Ben Norton, Consortium News, 24 October 2019

Expert Panel Finds Gaping Plot Holes In OPCW Report On Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 24 October 2019

Vladimir Putin, Syria’s pacifier-in-chief by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 23 October 2019

Tulsi Gabbard is Right, and Nancy Pelosi Wrong. It was US Democrats who Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of Isis by Jonathan Cook, The Palestine Chronicle, 22 October 2019

The spectre of Syria silenced Arab protest. But now it’s finding its voice by

The ceasefire that never was: betrayal in Rojava by Yvo Fitzherbert, ROAR, 19 October 2019

Erdogan wanted war in Syria to bring stability to Turkey – it may bring instability to both by Borzou Daragahi, Independent, 19 October 2019

Trump's Fake Withdrawal From Endless War by Media Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies, Common Dreams, 18 October 2019

US Democrats cultivated the barbarism of Isis, Jonathan Cook Blog, 18 October 3019

US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy' Militias Leading Turkey's Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria by Max Blumenthal, Consortium News, 18 October 2019

The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War was Won by Pepe Escobar, Consortium News, 18 October 2019

No short cut to liberation by Yassamine Mather, Weekly Worker, 17 October 2019

What Made Trump Change His Mind About Turkey? by Juan Cole, Truthdig, 15 October 2019

The Predictable Mess on Syria's Border with Turkey by Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, 14 October 2019

Kurds face stark options after US pullback by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 14 October 2019

How peace became unthinkable by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 14 October 2019

Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian Government to Battle Turkey's Offensive After Trump Orders Evacuation of Remaining US Troops by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 13 October 2019

Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria by Juan Cole, Common Dreams, 13 October 2019

Aid Groups Warn of Humanitarian Crisis from Turkey’s Assault on Syria by James Reinl, Consortium News, 11 October 2019

Why the Syrian Kurds Aren't Necessarily Our Friends by Scott Ritter, The American Conservative, 11 October 2019

CN Live! Episode 13: Turkey Invades Syria; History and Present of the Anti-War Movement 8pm EDT, Consortium News, 11 October 2019

Rojava Defends Feminist Revolution Against Turkish Invaders by Mike Ludwig, Truthout, 10 October 2019

Defend the women’s revolution in northeastern Syria by ROAR Collective, 9 October 2019

Trump Is Inviting Genocide in Northern Syria by Juan Cole, Truthdig, 7 October 2019

What to Expect from Turkey’s Coming Invasion of Syria by Vijay Prashad, E. Ahmet Tonak, Common Dreams, 7 October 2019

Do Not Succumb to Political Censorship on Syria by Rick Sterling,, 7 October 2019

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues… by Jan Oberg, 3 September 2019

U.S. Military Named Secretive Base in Syria After “Game of Thrones” Bastion by Nick Turse, The Intercept, 22 August 2019

Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor by Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone, 14 June 2019

The western media is key to Syria deceptions, Jonathan Cook Blog, 24 May 2019

US Accuses Syria Of More Chemical Attacks Just As Chemical Weapons Narrative Crumbles by Caitlin Johnstone, 22 May 2019

Raqqa is in ruins like a modern Dresden. This is not 'precision bombing' by Kate Allen, The Guardian, 21 May 2019

Establishment Narrative Managers Struggle With New Syria Plot Holes by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 21 May 2019

CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 17 May 2019

Leaked Document Pokes More Holes In Establishment Syria Narrative by Caitlin Johnstone, 14 May 2019

A “Death Trap” in Raqqa: Amnesty Finds U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Syrian Civilians, Democracy Now! 25 April 2019 (video and trascript)

Spot the difference by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 25 April 2019

Reporter Sharmine Narwani on the secret history of America's defeat in Syria by Patrick Lawrence, Salon, 21 April 2019

Syria War Lobby that Hosted Genocide Advocate Campaigns to Censor Book Exposing Its Operations by Ben Norton, Defend Democrcay Press, 8 April 2019

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya's Sarin to Syrian Rebels by Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture Foundation, 28 March 2019

Betraying the Kurds by David Finkel, Solidarity, March-April 2019

BBC producer admits Douma attack was false flag that nearly sparked Russia – U.S. hot war by Alex Christofour, The Duran, 17 February 2019 (text and videos)

Stand with Rojava, oppose Turkey's war by Internationalist Commune of Rojava, ROAR, 24 January 2019

Marie Colvin, Homs, and Media Falsehoods About Syria by Rick Sterling,, 23 January 2019

War Whores Scramble To Say Syria Attack Means Troops Must Remain by Caitlin Johnstone, 17 January 2019

“Tell Me How This Ends”: America's muddled involvement with Syria by Charles Glass, Harper's Magazine, 16 January 2019

The Chickens Come Home to Roost….in Northern Syria by Gary Leupp, CounterPunch, 14 January 2019

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria by Daniel Lazare, Consortium News, 13 January 2019

The Syrian War Is Over – It Never Should Have Started by Ted Snider, Antiwar.som, 10 January 2019

What Trump’s Syrian Withdrawal Really Reveals by Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, 9 January 2019

Reasons To Believe In Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Are Vanishing by Caitlin Johnstone, 7 January 2019

Why are Leftists cheering potential demise of Rojava’s socialist experiment? by Pete Dolack, ZNet, 4 January 2019


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