Home

Trump’s Strike Won’t Serve Syrians Or The U.S.

Leave a comment

Click link below picture

.

President Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syrian facilities in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s reported use of chemical weapons against civilians fulfills Trump’s promise of being tougher than President Barack Obama.

But it’s unlikely to have much impact beyond that ― and will likely be historically judged as a failure on Trump’s own terms.

Trump’s military response alongside France and the U.K. is ostensibly an attempt to deter Assad’s murderous behavior and demonstrate American toughness to Assad’s patrons, Iran and Russia. It won’t serve either of those goals.

.

.

.

Click link below for article and video:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-strike-wont-serve-syrians-or-the-us_us_5ad15ffce4b077c89ce8c342

.

__________________________________________

 

 

The Assad Files

Leave a comment

~~~~TheNewYorker1

Click link below picture

.

The investigator in Syria had made the drive perhaps a hundred times, always in the same battered truck, never with any cargo. It was forty miles to the border, through eleven rebel checkpoints, where the soldiers had come to think of him as a local, a lawyer whose wartime misfortunes included a commute on their section of the road. Sometimes he brought them snacks or water, and he made sure to thank them for protecting civilians like himself. Now, on a summer afternoon, he loaded the truck with more than a hundred thousand captured Syrian government documents, which had been buried in pits and hidden in caves and abandoned homes.

He set out at sunset. To the fighters manning the checkpoints, it was as if he were invisible. Three reconnaissance vehicles had driven ahead, and one confirmed by radio what the investigator hoped to hear: no new checkpoints. Typically, the border was sealed, but soldiers from the neighboring country waved him through. He drove until he reached a Western embassy, where he dropped off the cargo for secure transfer to Chris Engels, an American lawyer. Engels expected the papers to include evidence linking high-level Syrian officials to mass atrocities. After a decade spent training international criminal-justice practitioners in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Cambodia, Engels now leads the regime-crimes unit of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, an independent investigative body founded in 2012, in response to the Syrian war.

In the past four years, people working for the organization have smuggled more than six hundred thousand government documents out of Syria, many of them from top-secret intelligence facilities. The documents are brought to the group’s headquarters, in a nondescript office building in Western Europe, sometimes under diplomatic cover. There, each page is scanned, assigned a bar code and a number, and stored underground. A dehumidifier hums inside the evidence room; just outside, a small box dispenses rat poison.

.

!!!!!BN2016-4-11THE HUNT TO NAIL ASSAD1Image: Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post

.

.

Click link below for article:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/18/bashar-al-assads-war-crimes-exposed

.

__________________________________________

 

Hundreds Of Thousands Could Starve If Syrian Forces Surround Aleppo

1 Comment

Click link below picture

.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees from a Russian-backed assault.

Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched a major offensive in the countryside around Aleppo, which has been divided between government and rebel control for years.

The assault to surround Aleppo, once Syria’s biggest city with 2 million people, amounts to one of the most important shifts of momentum in the five year civil war that has killed 250,000 people and already driven 11 million from their homes.

.

Ibrahim Ebu Leys/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
The United Nations said Tuesday that up to 300,000 of civilians could be cut off from food and aid if Syrian government forces surround rebel-held parts of Aleppo.

.

.

Click link below for story,video, photos and slideshow:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-aleppo-cut-off-from-food_us_56b9f3bae4b08069c7a8b90d?utm_hp_ref=tw

.

__________________________________________

 

Father Of Drowned Syrian Boy Wants You To Think Of Syria This Holiday Season

1 Comment

FROM

Click link below picture

.

The refugee crisis in Europe and the ongoing devastation in Syria gained worldwide attention in September when photos emerged showing a drowned Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, lying facedown on the shores of Bodrum, Turkey. Alan’s father is now asking the world to do what it can to help his fellow refugees.

“I’d like the whole world to open its doors to Syrians,” Abdullah Kurdi told the U.K.’s Channel 4 News in a statement broadcasted on Christmas.

Kurdi was a barber in Kobani, Syria, before he and his family fled to Turkey to escape “barrel bombs, explosions and also Daesh” — another name for the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State.

.

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A Turkish gendarmerie soldier moves Alan Kurdi’s body, which washed ashore on a beach after a boat carrying 12 migrants sank off the coast of Mugla’s Bodrum district on Sept. 2, 2015.

.

.

Click link below for story and videos:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/abdullah-kurdi-father-drowned-boy_567ab0fee4b06fa6887f7b12

.

__________________________________________

 

Bashar Assad Likely To Outlast Barack Obama In Office

2 Comments

FROM

Click link below picture

.

Bashar Assad’s presidency looks likely to outlast Barack Obama’s.

As the United States has turned its attention to defeating the Islamic State group, it has softened its stance on the Syrian leader. More than four years ago, Obama demanded that Assad leave power. Administration officials later said Assad did not have to step down on “Day One” of a political transition. Now, they are going further.

A peace plan agreed to last weekend by 17 nations meeting in Vienna says nothing about Assad’s future, but states that “free and fair elections would be held pursuant to the new constitution within 18 months.” To clarify the timeline, the State Department said this past week that the clock starts once Assad’s representatives and opposition figures begin talks on a constitution. The vote would determine a new parliament, though not necessarily a new president.

.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

.

.

Click link below for story and slideshow:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bashar-assad-may-outlast-barack-obama-in-office_5652a214e4b0258edb31f65b?utm_hp_ref=tw

.

__________________________________________

 

Massive Police Raid In Paris Suburb Ends With 2 Dead, 7 Arrests

7 Comments

FROM

Click link below picture

.

Police officers hunting suspects involved in the Paris terror attacks exchanged gunfire during an apartment raid in the suburb of Saint-Denis early Wednesday. Before the seven-hour operation ended, two suspects were dead and seven others had been taken into custody.

The suspects who died were not identified, but French President François Hollande confirmed their link to the attacks that swept Paris Friday night, killing at least 129 people. One of the suspects was a woman who perished after detonating a bomb at the scene, the French prosecutors’ office said.

Police said multiple suspects related to the Paris attacks were believed to be holed up in the apartment, including Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind, Agence France-Presse reports. Salah Abdeslam, whom authorities have been hunting for since Saturday, was also believed to be inside.

.

!!!!!BN2015-11-187-HOUR STANDOFF ++ 2 DEAD ++ WOMAN BLOWS HERSELF UP1

Image: Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post

.

.

Click link below for story, videos and slideshow:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gunfire-exchanged-raid-in-paris-suburb_564c003ce4b06037734bb306

.

__________________________________________

 

Migrant Crisis: Nearly 50 Drown in 3 Days as Refugee Boats Sink

1 Comment

~~~~NBCNews1

Click link below picture

.

Greece’s prime minister angrily condemned Europe’s response to the refugee crisis Friday, accusing leaders of “crocodile tears” after 22 people drowned in two shipwrecks.

Alex Tsipras expressed “endless grief” at the latest tragedies, saying they had left Europe shamed.

He was speaking as the migrant death toll in the Aegean Sea reached nearly 50 over the past three days.

The Merchant Marine Ministry said 19 people were killed and 138 were rescued near the eastern Aegean Sea island of Kalymnos, in one of the worst accidents in Greek waters since the mass migrant flows started fleeing the war in Syria.

.

!!!!!BN2015-10-30Nearly 50 Drown in 3 Days as Refugee Boats Sink1Nearly 50 Drown in 3 Days as Refugee Boats Sink

.

.

Click link below for article:

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/europes-border-crisis/migrant-crisis-nearly-50-drown-3-days-refugee-boats-sink-n454401

.

__________________________________________

 

Older Entries

Sheenarchy

The other aspect

Aditya Mishra

राजनीतिक तड़का और मोहब्बत की मिठास के साथ प्यार भरा एहसास

Talentos & Desafios

By Roger Maia

Timeless Mind

Self Realisation, Health, Wealth, Success, Power, Divinity, Manifesting, Occult, Meditation, Paranormal, Spirituality, magic

favys priority

power of a child and a woman

The New World

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” - Louis L'Amour

Life in Words

Life in Words

LazyLedger

Foundation of being better in yourself.

Central City Girl

Lift your head up. Madness is Genius.

Fun and Factz 4 U : Learn And Earn Through Blogging

Movies, Songs, Travel, Poetry, Games and Technical Guide

Pitacos e Achados

Dicas e Pitacos para o dia a dia

MY-Alborada

Poesía, viajes y fotografías. Poetry, travel and photographs

The Gleaming Glow

Everything is good, if you are good enough

Anna Coleman

Living. Loving. Dancing. xx

M😊😔D

My 6 Personalities

Lluís Bussé

Art | Culture | Photography | Poetry

Iqra Zaman Kayani's Blog

Writings And Photography

Mr. NahasFinance

Today's generation is financially illiterate, so I am going to attempt to change that one person at a time.

The News18India

thenews18india.com

Law of Attraction finds me!

My transition from outwardly rituals to internal mantra of sub conscious mind

Lady P Diary

In recent times, DEPRESSION has been the major cause of suicide. ANGER has led to premature death, LOW SELF ESTEEM has led to suicide because they do not see themselves as being able to carry on with life and feel others are better than they are. I have taken it upon myself to listen and write to the public and victims of these. If distance cannot make me listen and interact with you physically, then I hope my message would reach and touch your heart knowing that you are not in this alone and you can come out of it. Also, mastering the habits of a healthy lifestyle, peace of mind, better communication will have a great impact on your journey through life. I will be sharing my personal stories and stories of individuals but their actual names won't be mentioned. Most of these stories will be written in the first person narrative. Promising you a noteworthy read! Cheers!

Welcome to akuner

People who love to eat & travel are always good people!

Briciolanellatte Weblog

Navigare con attenzione, il Blog si sbriciola facilmente

truthiskef

a strong woman with superpowers

Sanoj Jose

Helping You Find Answers to Your Thoughts

Zarablog

Shares updated news about celebrities, popstars, polities, fashion, designs and make life fun for you

Tap ON (Tapan)

I masturbate my thoughts here.. Seriously..

Teenage

#AnythingYouWant

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Aditi Mehta

Personal tinged with political | Stream of consciousness.

BrainStorms

I ain't voiceless

KASHiVOLOGY

The conversations

life quotes

Truth of life

Ram book notes

Book notes for your success, prosperity and personal growth.

Haber Kayda Değer

"Çoksesliliği önemser"

A Japanese mission for -from Sail of the Lord church-

From a church, sincerely loving God in Tokyo, japan.

DonyazCorner

My insight into Sex, Relationship's, and family! Along with a dabble of short stories and poetry

itsthebiblophile

Writing can be anything for anyone but for me it's to express the overwhelming feelings I feel that cannot be said .[Disclaimer : everything posted here will be my own work (p.s. work here means everything written and not the images) unless mentioned otherwise. Please do not copy.]