Syrian Ambassador quotes Orwell: ‘In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act’

Another Security Council meeting today…and as before, the last speaker, once again, was Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari. Syria is not a Security Council member, but under the guidelines in place, whenever a country becomes the subject of a Security Council debate, its representative is recognized to speak.  In his remarks, Jaafari quoted the famous line from George Orwell about truth-telling during times of universal deceit–and Jaafari’s speech was rather admirable, containing quite a few revolutionary acts in its own right.

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Syrian War Report for 4-12-18, plus some thoughts on the Bizarreness of Trump’s Tweets

Above is South Front’s latest Syrian War Report.

Additionally, some thoughts on Trump’s tweets: it has seemed to me for a while now that the president’s tweets are so inconsistent and contradictory that either Trump is suffering from some form of multiple personality disorder or, possibly, that someone else besides him has access to his Twitter account. Two recent tweets, both posted on April 11, offer a case in point:

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Trump Taunts Russia in Tweets; Maria Zakharova Raises a Good Point

Maria Zakharova, someone who has always struck me as having a rather level head on her shoulders, has made an interesting comment on Facebook:

“Smart missiles should be fired at terrorists and not at the legitimate government which has been fighting terrorists,” she said.

Her Facebook post seems to have been a direct response to a recent tweet by Donald Trump in which he taunts Russia, warning it to “get ready” because US missiles will be coming into Syria–missiles, he says, which are “nice and new and smart.”

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Tucker Carlson Challenges Narrative on Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack

How ironic that the only anti-war voice in the mainstream media can now be found on Fox News. A strange world we’re living in indeed. By the way, you’ll notice that Sen. Roger Wicker never gets around to answering the question on why it’s in the US national security interest to overthrow the Syrian government.

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The War In Syria Cannot Be Ended By Simply Defeating the Proxies

A Syrian girl helps harvest the famous Damascene rose in a photo taken in May of last year. The girl is from the government-controlled area of al-Marah, just north of Damascus

It happened just as Orthodox Christians in Syria were preparing to celebrate Easter this morning. Suddenly the Western media erupted in a new round of caterwauling.

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More than 1,000 Wounded: Live Ammunition Used Against Protestors with Stones; UN Investigation Blocked by Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley–always at the service of Israel. In a Security Council session held last night, Haley, for the second time in a week, blocked a resolution calling for an investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian protestors in Gaza.

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