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Syrian Envoy To UN Slams Ankara Activity In Idlib, Vows To Kick Out Turkish Forces From Country

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Syrian Envoy To UN Slams Ankara Activity In Idlib, Vows To Kick Out Turkish Forces From Country

AFP 2018 / George OURFALIAN

Syrian envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari slammed Turkish actions in the Syrian province of Idlib during a new round of the Astana-format reconciliation talks, which was held in the Russian city of Sochi on July 30-31.

Jaafari said that the Erdogan government has failed  to meet its obligations regarding the Idlib de-escalation zone and said that Damascus will kick out Turkish forces from the Syrian territory.

“Turkey does not meet its obligations on de-escalation in Idlib province… Turkish authorities sent there its heavily-armed forces. And we all witness military actions of Turkey in this region, up to Afrin, which they occupied. And they occupied other settlements,” Jaafari said adding that the Syrian government has a legitimate right to get back all the territories seized by Turkey.

The Syrian diplomat emphasized that Turkey is the only country of the guarantor states of the de-escalation agreement [two others: Russia and Iran] that has violated its obligations under the Astana agreement. He added that Ankara has the introduced Turkish lira in regions that controlled by its forces in Syria.

Earlier Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Russian journalists that the province of Idlib will be among the main targets in the upcoming opreations of government troops.

On July 31, the Syrian Army succesfully finished its advance to defeat ISIS and other militant groups in southwestern Syria eastablishing control of the entire region. Now, according to pro-government sources, the Syrian Army is preparing for a possible military operation against militants in southern Idlib and northern Latakia.

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The Twilight of the War

by Thierry Meyssan

If we consider the war in Syria not as a singular event, but as the culmination of a world war which has persisted for a quarter of a century, we have to ask ourselves about the consequences of the imminent end of hostilities. Its completion marks the defeat of an ideology, that is to say globalisation and financial capitalism. The people who have not understood this, particularly in Western Europe, are defining their own exclusion from the rest of the world.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin during the bilateral summit in Helsinki, 16 July 2018.

World wars do not only end with a winner and a loser. Their termination defines the contours of a new world.

The First World War ended with the defeat of the German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. The cessation of hostilities was marked by the elaboration of an international organisation, the League of Nations (LN), tasked with abolishing secret diplomacy and settling any conflicts between the member-states by arbitration.

The Second World War ended with the victory of the Soviet Union over the Nazi Reich and the Japanese Empire of hakkō ichiu [1], followed by a frantic chase between the Allies to occupy what was left of the vanquished Coalition. It gave birth to a new structure, the United Nations Organisation (UNO), tasked with preventing new wars by establishing international Law around a double legitimacy – the General Assembly, where each state has a voice, irrespective of its size, and a directorate composed of the five main victors, the Security Council.

The Cold War was not the Third World War. It did not end with the defeat of the Soviet Union, but by its collapse in and onto itself. It was not followed by the creation of new structures, but by the integration of the states of the USSR into pre-existing organisations.

The Third World War began in Yugoslavia, continued in Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, Libya and Yemen, and ended in Syria. Its battle-grounds were confined to the Balkans, the Caucasus and what we now call the « Greater Middle East ». It has cost the lives of countless Muslim and Orthodox Christian populations, without spilling over too much into the Western world. It is in the process of drawing to a close since the Putin-Trump Summit in Helsinki.

The profound changes which have transformed the world over the last 26 years transferred a part of the power of governments towards other entities, both administrative and private – and also vice versa. For example, we saw a private army, Daesh, proclaim itself a sovereign state. Or again, we watched General David Petraeus organise the most voluminous arms traffic in History when he directed the CIA, and then continue it after his resignation on behalf of a private company, the hedge fund KKR [2].

This situation may be described as a confrontation between, on the one hand, a transnational ruling class and, on the other, the governments responsible to their people.

Contrary to the imputations of propaganda, which attribute the causes of war to immediate circumstances, the true causes are to be found in rivalries and in deep-seated, ancient ambitions. States take years to challenge one another. Often, it is only with the passage of time that we are able to understand the conflicts which devour us.

For example, very few people understood what was happening during the Japanese invasion of Manchuria (1931) and waited until the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Germany(1938) to understand that it was racist ideologies which provoked the Second World War. Identically, rare are those who understood that by the war of Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992) the alliance between NATO and political Islam opened the way for the destruction of the Muslim world [3].

And today, despite the work of journalists and historians, many people have still not understood the enormity of the manipulation of which we have all been victims. They refuse to admit that NATO coordinated its Saudi and Iranian auxiliaries on the European continent. And yet this is a fact which is impossible to contest [4].

Similarly, they refuse to admit that Al-Qaïda, accused by the United States of having perpetrated the terrorist attacks of 9/11, fought under the orders of NATO in Libya and Syria. And yet this is another fact that is impossible to contradict [5].

The initial plan, which was intended to set the Muslim world against the Orthodox world, became transformed as it unfolded. There was no « war of civilisations ». Chiite Iran turned against NATO, which it had served in Yugoslavia, and allied with Orthodox Russia in order to save multi-confessional Syria.

We must open our eyes to History and prepare ourselves for the dawn of a new world system in which certain of our friends of yesterday have become our enemies of today, and vice-versa.

In Helsinki, it was not the United States which drew up an agreement with the Federation of Russia. It was the White House alone. Because the common enemy is a transnational group which exercises authority in the United States. Since this group considers itself, and not the elected President, to be the representative of the USA, it did not hesitate to immediately accuse President Trump of treason.

This transnational group has succeeded in making us believe that ideologies are dead and that History is finished. It presents globalisation, in other words Anglo-Saxon domination by way of the extension of the US language and life-style, as the consequence of the technical development of transport and communication. It assures us that a single political system is the ideal for all humanity – democracy (in other words « government of the People, by the People, for the People ») – and that it is possible to impose this ideal by force on all humanity. Finally, it presents the freedom of circulation of people and capitals as the solution to all problems of labour and investment.

However, these assertions, which we all accept in the course of our daily lives, do not stand up to a minute of thought.

Behind these lies, the transnational group has systematically worn down the Power of states and amassed fortunes.

The side which will be the victor of this long war defends, on the contrary, the idea that in order to chose their destiny, people must organise themselves into clearly-defined Nations, based either on a land or else on a common history or project. Consequently, it supports national economies rather than transnational finance.

We have just experienced the World Football Cup. If the ideology of globalisation had won the war, we should have supported not only our national team, but also the teams of other countries according to their membership of our common supra-national structures. For example, the Belgians and the French would have had to support one another mutually by waving the flag of the European Union. But this did not occur to a single supporter. This fact shows the chasm which separates the propaganda with which we are force-fed and which we repeat, and our spontaneous behaviour. Despite appearances, the superficial victory of globalism has not modified what we are.

It is obviously no coincidence if Syria, where the idea of a state was first imagined and developed several thousand years ago, is the land upon which this war will end. It is because they benefited from a true state which never stopped functioning that Syria, its people, its army and its President were able to resist against the most gigantic coalition in History, constituted by 114 member states of the United Nations.

Thierry Meyssan


Pete Kimberley

[1] Hakkō ichiu (the eight corners of the world under one roof) is the ideology of the Japanese Empire. It claims the superiority of the Japanese race and its right to dominate Asia.

[2] “[Billions of dollars’ worth of arms against Syria]”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 18 July 2017.

[3] Les Dollars de la terreur : Les États-Unis et les islamistes, Richard Labévière, Grasset, 1999. English version : Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam, Algora Publishing, 2000.

[4] Wie der Dschihad nach Europa kam. Gotteskrieger und Geheimdienste auf dem Balkan, Jürgen Elsässer, Kai Homilius Verlag, 2006.

[5] Sous nos yeux. Du 11-septembre à Donald Trump, Thierry Meyssan, Demi-Lune 2017.


Meyssan fails to mention zionism. ????


It’s obviously as heard…


Alexander, I don’t see by now any imminent end of the hostilities in Syria.

Concrete Mike

Thanks alex, i like these articles, and im too lazy to go to the french site lol.

If you see any new one regarding lafarge and their activities on syria please share. I use these articles to justify not byuing lafarge products lol.


You are welcome, there is few links ————————————————- Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad

by Thierry Meyssan

On the occasion of the release of Thierry Meyssan’s new book , «Right Before our Eyes. From 9/11 to Donald Trump», we are publishing a series of articles which develop a few of the numerous points he mentions.

After the comments by Jean-Luc Mélenchon during the debate for the French Presidential election, we shall begin with the true story of Lafarge-Holcim in Syria.

http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article195754.html —————————————————————-

A closer look at the Sarkozy and Lafarge cases

by Serge Marchand

If the press is no longer interested in the expanded Middle East after the fall of Raqqa, which it wrongly interprets as the defeat of jihadism, French judges are now working on two cases that have come from the East: one is Libya’s alleged funding of Nicolas Sarkozy’s electoral campaign and the other is Lafarge’s alleged purchase of oil from Daesh. In both cases, the investigations have still not addressed the crux of these matters.

http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article198468.html —————————————————————- Lafarge was working for the French Secret Services in Syria http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article200956.html —————————————————————- LaFarge: a concrete source for Daesh http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article201984.html —————————————————————- Search Lafarge



Super BULLSHIT story….

Russie Unie

Afrin was full of PKK and YPG bullshits terrorists and the syrians were happy to see the turks arriving in Afrin. What Jafaari does not say, is that Assad is happy to get rid of those cockroaches ! A bit hypocrite …


Wrong. Syria always said it would deal with the Kurdish matter and did not want Turkey to set a single step on Syrian soil. Turkistan always use Kurds for an excuse, nobody but u and moron Turks believe it.



Mustafa Mehmet

scumbag where was you.when pkk and other killing turk from Syrian borders.your Mouth foaming again idiot


U prove my point little bitch


Eat shit, fucking white trash

Feudalism Victory

White? He sounds turkish.


A white turk is the worst kind

Russie Unie

Fucking jew ! Go to hell !


Actually the reason of Assad to be happy about Turks to kick Kurd asses in Afrin was just to prove them that USA is not a long run partner for the naive Kurds. But now it’s time to show Erdogan the door.


The USA openly supported the PKK and YPG terrorists there, a big mistake. The U.S. is arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian wing of the PKK terrorist group, but maintains they are different groups. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist group by the U.S. and EU. “Do they think we are unaware of what’s going on? No matter what happens, they will not alter our position,” Erdogan said.


But Turkey did good business with ISIS, stealing the cheap Syrian oil, they had nothing against terrorism by then, only “Assad must go” – Erdogan.


As I have mentioned before that this is not the time for regional countries to fight with each other.

They all should forget their own differences and focus on global terrorism that taking their lands. With fight they will lose all their lands and then all nations of Middle East will be hostage of US and UK. This is 5th generation war in which US and UK first send their forces like visitors, traders, advisers etc or they impose sanctions and then they create chaos in the whole region. The country economy is in the nation hand if they use it wisely then it will not finish soon. The state’s institutions should be stronger and independent than the government itself. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Yes its time for Turkistan to leave Syria, Idlib.as well as Afrin, Jarablus and so on. They are illegal occupiers and have backed terrorist headchopping scum from the beginning. Aiming to destabilise Syria and provoke war, devision and conflict to give them a reason to invade by using their criminal terrorist puppets like so called FSA and TIP. Erdocunt: f**ck off!!


If Erdogan wants to rule on whole Middle East then this is possible. Erdogan just consider them the part of their own country by eliminating immigration laws. Just keep open borders with travel without visas and passports. The only requirement should be identity documents or identity cards.

Turkey should have good relations with their neighbours and develop and prosper.


Rob, the turquish military have to leave Syria, if they don’t, they get a war with Syria.


This is true. If Turkey fire attacks Syrian nation or army forces then Syrian has the right to defend themselves and show deterrence with full blow.


Syrian army forces are in a disastrous state, relying on the propaganda bubble expanded by free territorial gains due to the bus deals to Idlib. But once they will attack Idlib the buble will burst and we may see unforeseen consenquences. You know there are traitors in the SAA in their higher ranks providing information to the rebels? Not everybody who disagreed with Assad defected from SAA, thats their biggest problem an internal enemy.

So Bashar should think twice before going full retard.


Syrian army is stronger than it was before the war, of course many died but many were trained in real combat in 6 years of war. They will bring the TOS systems and the artillery pounding will be like never before in this war. Turkey won’t be able to help from the air because of the Russians. Tens of thousands of militants will try to flee in Turkey, can’t wait to see the the chaos at the Turkish borders.


Trump, UK, Benjanyahu and Erdogan wants lands and Petrol by tricks and by forces. Wars are not the solution of any problem. War causes more deaths, more sufferings and chaos. US and NATO fought for more than 30 years in Afghanistan, so what they got. Nothing still the land is with Afghani Taliban. Still every single day 4 and 5 US service men lose their lives. Wars for obtaining lands and petrol of neighbours is wickedness, evilness and the job of mad regimes. I am not saying but the history says. God then vanish these wicked and evil regimes from the surface of the earth for the protection of mankind.

Mustafa Mehmet

what Syrian army?


War is not a solution, read my previous post please. War is the job of wicked and evil regimes.

SurfshackTito (TheSecular)

If Turkey wants to Revive its relations with Syria. It must man up and allow the Syrian Army to liberate Idlib. and also leave Northern Syria as well. Please let this country have its long awaited peace.


Or prepare for a bloody war, because the syrians aren’t going to give up of a single inch of their land.

Feudalism Victory

As is their perogative. Truly they need to demonstrate their willingness to protect their civilians.


They are calling the refugees (civilians) to return, they are changing guys that deserve to be hang buy druze women captives, they are already rebuilding the liberated territories, the first thing they do, after the liberation of a zone, it’s to demine and to restaure the basic public services, etc, etc. Feudalism, we aren’t no more in the feudal times, today to protect the land is also to protect the population.

Promitheas Apollonious

allow? turks are there with russian balls. Syrians dont need any one to allow them free their own country. What I am waiting to see is if russia take sides when SAA and turks will clash.

Feudalism Victory

They.will. turkey is not an honest partner. They have their own side.


Yes the sanest way is to kill your own people against other people, right? Without help of Russia the SAA will take devastating blow with huge causalities in Idlib. Tens of thousands of deaths are excepted. Thats the great mind of “leader” such as Assad. All the Idlib people want is to replace the rotten secular law system by islamic law and to live under islamic rules still as part of Syria. Enough of your blood bathes you clever, democratically supported, bloodthirsty tyrant Bashar al-Assad, what a bloodthirsty vampire! https://latuffcartoons.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/bashar-al-assad-blood-bath-in-syria.gif

Feudalism Victory

Yup best way for peace is the withdrawal of armed forces

Mustafa Mehmet

we got enough refugees in turkey already . if Assad try’s anything gone get worse we don’t want anymore ref. find diplomatic way better for everyone


thats the big problm coming up in coming weeks that i have been writing about for some timee…but its not the question what russia will do folks…..the important question is what will happen not if but when SAA shoots down turkish F-16/F18 or F15??? what will germany,france,usa,uk do?They are all nato memebers and as agreements they all signed, an attack on any nato member is an attack on all….All turkey has to do is ask for the agreement to be given green light so to speak.And anybody here dont think that those nato countries are more than happy to launch an attack again? Putin is probably using all strategic tactics to get turkey to leave syria, cause the last thing he wants is another larger attack by nato on syria. In case russia stands down, and nato stands down, turkey will get devastated by SAA IN SYRIA. Another thing mentioning shuld be what do to with all the prisoners that they take…they will probably have prisoners in the tens of thousands not including the 100,000+ family members of various jihadi groups, their women and children.I know, i know….kill them all would be the easiest way out.But lets get serious, including the family memebers and the fighters we are talking about 400,000 people folks.And there is no place for resettlement anymore to jihadi areas.Maybe a fine percentage will leave with the turkish army, but like i mentioned before…we are talking about a huge number…….I´d probably be a prick….catch their women and kids…move them all in a house full…blow the house apart and say they commited mass suicide and how crazy these jihadi head choppers are.Do that in every village, its probably even more believable then anyway.And the fighters…well give out the army news how crazy and till the last drop of blood they all fought.kill em all.would solve a lot problems in the future.and as far as the west is concearned.fuck em.they hate u anyway and tried to kill u all off the past 6 years.fuckem up the ass.period.peace.

leon mc pilibin

Erdogan and the Kurds need to get their act together,or one or both are going down ,big time.

SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

I like Bashar Jaafari.

The pestilential Sewer Turkey cannot play the Article 5 card here.

Mustafa Mehmet

No need article 5 not to worry

ελευθεριος βενιζελος

nice…the excuse exists already… and when putin will give the ok the turcs will receive a lesson…


Turkey… Syria is Going to Kill all Headchoppers in Idlib…No One gives a Shit if some of these Headchoppers are YOUR HEADCHOPPERS….you better step aside…and let’m do their Job…. You know the Deal Right? Europe & NATO never took you serious… better keep some friends here & there…

S Melanson

The day of reckoning will soon be upon us. May it pass without serious incident but much depends on Erdogan.

My gut tells me Erdogan will not interfere in Idlib, at least not enough to change the calculus on the ground when Syria begins operations to reclaim Idlib.

Rodney Loder

How long has israel occupied the Golan? this sentimental garbage is not worthy of the soldiers who will bear the cost of its putridity. The secret of success in the Democratic Republic of The Congo was to firstly rely on fraternal neighbours Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Sudan and Chad secondly not to betray them when opportunity presented a wacko idea for warmongers to shout about.

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