It is not a war against Ghouta but a “cold” war between the USA and Russia, dividing Syria

Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: A global war in Syria is taking place between the United States and Russia, entitled “The Humanitarian Situation in Ghouta”, east of the Syrian capital, Damascus. It is a dirty war in which any hit under the belt is permitted and the gloves are off, so that any of […]

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The “Olive Branch” is breaking: Afrin pays the price of the US-Russia struggle and Turkey is part of it

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=736d17dc-fece-4757-a21e-7f5525b99da6 Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Syrian Army will take control of the Kurdish Syrian city of Afrin…. the Syrian Army won’t take control of Afrin? Finally, hundreds of Syrian popular forces (Liwa’ al Baqr – original name refers to Mohamad Bin Ali bin al-Husein al-Baker, the fifth of the twelve Shia […]

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The US is observing the return of Afrin into the arms of Damascus with great concern

Published here: https://twitter.com/ejmalrai/status/964735616603885568 https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Negotiations between the Syrian state and the central administration in the Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin have entered their final stages. One issue remains pending and should soon be resolved. If so, it will prevent the destruction of the canton under the blows of the Turkish army […]

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When Red Lines are crossed in Syria, expect Israel to be shaken.

Damascus, by Elijah J. Magnier: Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria and its allies have decided to move more harshly against Israel, replicating Hezbollah’s strategy in those days (the 90’s), before the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. For every violation of Lebanese airspace over the capital Beirut, Hezbollah would fire heavy artillery above the Israeli villages […]

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Syria Does Not Fear War With Israel: The Rules Of Engagement Have Changed

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=bbc27d63-9db4-418f-9813-4d8ec12bca7a Damascus – from Elijah J. Magnier : @ejmalrai Damascus air defence downed its first Israeli jet (F-16) ever, at a stroke changing the rules of engagement (ROE) with Israel and sending a clear message that it is ready for war and will no longer be silent on violations of its airspace. This clash has […]

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Is Lebanon Protected From Another Civil War?

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=3006ee23-e4ba-4197-b58e-02316722050b By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai In November 1989, the Lebanese Parliament approved and rectified the Taif Agreement, putting an end to 15 years of civil war. The Lebanese population believed for many years that the shadow of war had gone forever. Nevertheless, the dynamic of the internal politics in the country these last days […]

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Israel pushes Lebanon into the arms of Hezbollah

Published here:  https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=b57af47c-9ecd-4a11-9762-b14da69f09f5 By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman pushed the Lebanese government into the arms of Hezbollah when he launched his menace against Lebanon’s oil and gas resources during his talk at the think-tank Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS) 11th Annual International conference in Tel Aviv. Lieberman’s request for international energy […]

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Iran is Losing Influence in Iraq: Is Qassem Soleimani the Right Person?

  Published here: alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=efaf0511-a3a1-48e6-ac9a- Baghdad, by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Baghdad-Tehran relationship is going through difficult moments. Iran is losing its influence in Mesopotamia. This has nothing to do with replacing the Iran relationship with increased closeness in the US-Iraq or Gulf-Iraq relationships, but everything to do with the way the now famous Iranian General, Qassem […]

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From Sochi: the Syrian Caravan is on its way- and the US and Israel are angry

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=95117f99-a921-4885-bc0e-0804d7a16b7e … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Syrian peace talks have taken off in the Black Sea resort of Sochi: around 1400 Syrian representatives from government and opposition groups – all with different views, political agendas and goals – have agreed on 12 principles and strategic resolutions, to the intense dislike of the US and […]

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Ankara extends the “olive branch” to Damascus that is waiting to pick up the unfortunate Kurds

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=874b5e93-0443-4de3-a769-9ff19ef3086f … via @alraimediagroup By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The military operation initiated by Turkey at the beginning of the week under the code name “olive branch” is suitable for several players in the Syrian arena and has the potential to embarrass them at the same time. The biggest losers remain the Kurds, who failed to […]

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Is the US staying in Syria for ISIS or to stand against Iran? Has it learned from history?

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=c2ce8236-9ab9-44c4-afd1-d4cbc90d4072 … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai In 2014, the US led a coalition of 59 countries to contain the “Islamic State” (ISIS) group’s expansion but not to eliminate it. For almost a year, and in contrast to Russia, this coalition carried out limited air attacks against the terrorist group without crippling its main source […]

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Russia is offering the US a Turkish “olive branch” in Afrin.

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=f5c00f05-81b5-40ab-a251-9fb80c38acea … via @AlraiMediaGroup By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Turkey today launched the “Olive Branch” military operation against the Kurdish region of Afrin, north-west of Syria. The code name was released by the Turkish Chief of Staff who explained that the operation aims to prevent the spread of the People’s Protection Units and the Democratic Union Party […]

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US forces will remain in Syria until they are forced to pull out

Published here:  https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=f8352490-5a3b-452d-95be-3437a81088fe … Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai “The US forces will remain in Syria until they are forced to pull out”. This is what a high ranking source in Syria (a decision maker) said, in response to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who revealed the intention of the US operating in the north-east of […]

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Can a new “US proxy state” in Syria survive?

Published here:  https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=4f810d60-87e4-455a-b85a-0830b2577590 … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai It is clear today the US forces will stay and occupy the north-east of Syria where the Kurds of al-Hasaka and Deir-Ezzour, along with Arab tribes, are in control. Washington declared the formation of 30,000 proxies to “defend the borders” of this newly declared “state within a […]

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Was ISIS Really Strong or Just the Consequence of Stupidity and Fear, Plus Effective Propaganda? What Future for the ISIS Myth?

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=cc57bf15-e341-48f1-825b-61b3f0d92b93 … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Terrorism and counter-terrorism experts and analysts, the genuine ones (plus the hundreds of others who mushroomed during the last years of the war in Syria), rushed to explain “Islamic State’s” (ISIS) power and ability to expand. This biased its beginning, disregarded its real defeat, and – most importantly- […]

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La Turquie lorgne du côté d’Afrin. Quelle est la position de Damas? Le défi est grand!

Damas – Par Elijah J. Magnier : @ejmalrai Traduction : Daniel G. Depuis plus de six mois, la Turquie brandit sa bannière de guerre devant la ville kurde syrienne d’Afrin (au nord-ouest de la Syrie), en ayant déployé jusqu’ici plus de 15 000 hommes et leur équipement (pièces d’artillerie, logistique, assistance médicale, munitions). Ces préparatifs de guerre sont […]

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Turkey has its eye on Afrin: what is Damascus’s position? Difficult challenges!

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/NewsPaper/PDF via @alraimediagroup Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai For more than six months, Turkey has been waving the flag of war over the Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin (in the north-west) pouring in so far over 15,000 men and their equipment (artillery, logistics, medics, ammunition) these last few months. These preparations for war are apparently […]

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Qui est derrière les manifestations en Iran et qui en profite?

Publié ici: alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=1557eccb-f6e2-4db3-b298-6ce9a26496b7 … … via @AlraiMediaGroup Par Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Traduction : Daniel G. Les Iraniens sont descendus dans la rue pour une septième journée, laissant derrière eux plus de 20 morts et des centaines d’arrestations dans différentes villes iraniennes. Ces manifestations regroupant plusieurs milliers de personnes sont considérées comme la plus grande opposition au gouvernement depuis […]

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Who is behind the manifestations in Iran and who benefits?

Published here:  https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=1557eccb-f6e2-4db3-b298-6ce9a26496b7 … By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai Iranians took the streets for the seventh day, leaving behind more than 20 killed and hundreds of arrests in various Iranian cities. These protests are considered to be the biggest challenge (several thousands) to the government since the 2009 Green movement. The big question remains: who stands […]

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Russia is imposing new Rules of Engagement in Syria on Israel and the US

Published here: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=4bcd6311-8b1a-400f-a5d2-bba71c872d3c … Syria – by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Russia is imposing new rules of engagement (ROE) on both Israel and the US in Syria, reflecting the way it preserves its national interests in the Levant and beyond the Middle East, mainly in Ukraine, where the US has decided to provide lethal weapons to the local […]

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La Russie impose de nouvelles règles d’engagement à Israël et aux USA en Syrie

  Publié ici: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=4bcd6311-8b1a-400f-a5d2-bba71c872d3c … Par Elijah J. Magnier (en Syrie) : @ejmalrai Traduction : Daniel G. La Russie impose de nouvelles règles d’engagement à Israël et aux USA en Syrie, qui donne une idée de la manière dont elle veille à ses intérêts au Levant et à l’extérieur du Moyen-Orient, principalement en Ukraine, où les USA ont décidé […]

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Daech est défait et al-Qaeda est au pied du mur en Syrie et en Irak : la politique étrangère des USA ranimera l’extrémisme

Publié ici: https://www.alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=828f297e-7267-4d6b-b257-6082171484bf … … via @alraimediagroup Par Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Traduction : Daniel G. Le groupe armé « État islamique » (Daech) a été défait en Irak et en Syrie, même s’il reste quelques poches de résistance tactique. De plus, à la suite de la décision de la communauté internationale et des autres pays de la région de mettre […]

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ISIS defeated in Syria and Iraq and al-Qaeda cornered: US foreign policy will re-ignite extremism

Published here: alraimedia.com/Home/Details?id=828f297e-7267-4d6b-b257-6082171484bf … via @alraimediagroup 23 December 2017 By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai “Islamic State” (ISIS) has been defeated in Iraq and Syria, regardless of the presence of a few tactical remaining pockets. Moreover, following the decision of the international community and the other countries in the region to end the war in Syria, al-Qaeda is […]

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Yasser Arafat’s words restore the initiative towards Jerusalem and Russia has made agreements with “everyone”

  By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The Middle East is preparing for a new “clash” involving Israel and the United States following President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. This time, however, a new resistance is about to be formed, united by the words of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, but […]

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