On March 15th, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated the Syrian people for beginning their “peaceful protests” nine years ago.
Nine years ago today the Syrian people began peaceful protests calling for the Assad regime to recognize their basic rights and dignity. The people of #Syria deserve to live in peace free from airstrikes, chemical weapons attacks, barrel bombs, detention, torture, and starvation.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 15, 2020
Pompeo congratulated Syria for the beginning of a 9-year-and-still-going tragedy.
He immediately received a very suitable response.
Ya so peaceful protests from the start.
Stop lying, no one believe your shit anymore. pic.twitter.com/x8ji7P0grB
— H.K 🇸🇾 (@Ibra_Joudeh) March 15, 2020
The “peaceful protests from the start” which saw 120 and more security forces being killed, among other issues are quite showing of how it all began.
If the “Bloody Assad regime” didn’t prove as resilient as it apparently is, the entire Syrian territory would be in a state of constant chaos, under a terrorist threat, with both ISIS and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, among many other militant groups attempting to consolidate power over a larger piece of the country. There would be no actual statehood, similarly to what was happening in Libya when the “revolution” won and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces are currently attempting to reverse the results.
Nine years ago, the US launched a regime change war against my country, using radical Islamists to topple a leader that Washington doesn't like. Wake up Americans! https://t.co/e1GPL4mmUC
— Kevork Almassian (@KevorkAlmassian) March 15, 2020
Meanwhile, on the 9th anniversary of the beginning of the attempts of the US to carry out a regime change in Syria, Russia and Turkey began their joint patrols along the M4 highway.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said Turkey and Russia carried out their first joint patrol mission along the M4 highway, adding that “the patrols’ route was shortened” after militants used women and children to block the way.
Ankara has been given additional time to ensure the safety of troops taking part in joint patrols, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Syrian “opposition activists” said residents blocked the highway with burning tires near the village of Nairab on the southern edge of Idlib in rejection to patrols by “Russian occupation forces.”
On March 14th, The Idlib offices of the humanitarian Syrian Arab Red Crescent group were ransacked by the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross condemned the offices’ takeover, saying items were stolen or destroyed while Red Crescent members were detained and harassed.
“Activists” in Idlib quoted a statement of the so-called Salvation Government, an arm of HTS, as saying the move against the Red Crescent was because of corruption among its members.
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