In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014, and released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, checks a damaged church during his visit to the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria. Assad visited on Sunday a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country “will not submit and yield” to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/Syrian Presidency via Facebook)
Many of us go through life searching for our purpose, for something that we are passionate about. After years of searching finally I stumbled upon mine a few years ago. Having the world hear Syrians telling their side of the story while living through this imposed war is what ignited that fire in me. As a Syrian American that was born in Syria and lived in both countries my entire life, I feel a strong link to my heritage, my birth country, my culture, my language, my customs, my nationality, and my history.
We have been bombarded with lies and propaganda in mainstream and social media that have fueled this 6 year war. Tomorrow marks the 6 year anniversary of this war which was planned as early as 1949 by the US. The CIA admits orchestrating Syrian Coup of March 1949. This was just the first attempt of many to destabilize Syria by the USA.
I want to give Syrians in Syria a voice here in the West. I am honored and delighted to have been contacted by many Syrians that want me to share their stories. I hope you will learn more about the war through their experiences and help spread the truth about what has really been going on for 6 years.
Here is an example of how so called “activists” have been reporting lies to feed this media campaign meant to demonize the Syrian government. In this video Abu Mazen (which means the father of Mazen) reports that the “regime” destroyed this church in Harasta. Another baseless claim where information has been drastically distorted to demonize the Syrian government.
In this article which is a look at the Christian Genocide currently taking place in Syria by the various armed terrorist groups we speak with Yasmine. She is one of the Syrians that are part of a series that will take us on a journey to discover the truth during the war “Syrians Speak Out”.
Yasmine is an engineer who then went on to get her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and resides in Damascus the oldest city to be continuously inhabited in the world and was established in 9000 B.C! Yasmine is Aramean Syriac Orthodox originally from Al Qamishly in the North East of Syria but grew up in Damascus. Damascus is nicknamed the City of Jasmine (Yasmin in Arabic).
Yasmine contacted me on Facebook recently after reading my articles and posts. We discussed the situation there and her frustration with the lies being reported. I asked if she would want to tell her story, she eagerly agreed. Shortly after our talk her Facebook account was blocked and she hasn’t been able to come back on Facebook since then. Also, oddly enough only my messages are visible from our conversation. A few days ago her friend reached out to me and asked for my email and she sent me “Memoir of a Syrian girl” detailing her experience living in Damascus before and during the war. I will be putting that in a separate article. I asked her as a Christian in Syria if she would be willing to answer some questions and she agreed.
The questions were created by Mark Taliano a retired teacher who contributes to publications and visited Syria last year. Mark is also passionate about spreading the truth about Syria and we have worked on previous articles for Global Research. He wrote about his experience in Voices from Syria an e-book.
Yasmine’s answers have not been modified in any way to maintain their authenticity. What a pleasure it is to hear from real people who are not paid to spread propaganda like Lina AlShamy, Bana Alabed, Kareem Abdul Kareem which I wrote about in an article which can be viewed.
Kosovostan today: Destroyed Serbian Christian church and cemetery by the Albanian Kosovostan Jihad soldiers
Interview with Yasmine
When the West’s terrorist proxies slaughter and commit genocide against the indigenous Christian population, as they did, for example, in Kessab, Syria, are they attempting to “erase history”?
Answer: Erase history and Orthodox Christianity.
When Western terrorists occupy towns like Maloula, Syria, and destroy Christian religious icons is this an attempt to erase history?
Answer: In my opinion it is not a coincidence that they target historical places, because for example when I look at ISIS destroying ancient ruins using electric tools, it looks for sure as if it is a task assigned to them, not just a hateful act.
When the Western terrorists target Muslim and/or Christian communities, are they, or their Imperial masters, attempting to destroy the country by creating sectarian warfare?
Answer: If you go back to the Condaleeza Rice days, when she said this is the labour for the new ME, and she said something about the new ME, you will be sure that this is just part 2 of the plan which failed in 2003. They published the road map, where it showed the ME as small sectarian countries. A country for each religion except there was no country for Christians, and this is clear if you connect it to the fact that Sarkozy said to a Lebanese priest just send all the Christians in the ME to EU.
Are the imperialists attempting to create warring ethnic and/or religious enclaves?
Answer: the imperialists want t destroy the ME and destabilise it like they did in Afghanistan which was as modern and secular as Syria. They use religion as excuse especially the idea of Jihad. I believe they created the jihad just to use it for their will. Evidence is KSA they have no human rights, suppressed and no one says a word.
Are the Empire’s divide and conquer strategies in Syria working, or does most of the Syrian population remain unified?
Answer: Syrians who are aware of the plan are well educated and unified, but you have some who lost family member, or those sympathising with radical Muslims, those hate the regime, and hate all those who are pro Regime.
Whereas the West and its proxies support the dogma of the House Of Saud and Wahhabism, they are condemning Christians to death and genocide. If populations in Canada, for example, were aware of this, would they accept the truth? Would they act on it by contacting their churches and their political representatives?
Answer: Well from what i saw on the internet, it seems they just started getting awareness, they are sympathizing with us, but are they going to act? Are they capable of doing a thing? I cannot judge, i know they are good unlike their governments.
After six years of government change/dirty war against Syria, is ignorance of the truth still a viable excuse?
Answer: It should not be, but the problem there are people who live in Syria, and still cannot see the facts, they still accuse the regime of being cruel, so before blaming other countries for ignorance, we should first deal with our ignorant.
When the West closed embassies and blocked diplomatic channels in Syria, were they doing this with a view to hiding their crimes?
Answer: They were doing that to put more pressure on Syrians, so they in turn put pressure on Assad to leave. They did not just close embassies, they put sanctions on us, they were escalating and threatening, we saw the game, we were watching, it is scary, how we always refused the conspiracy theory, but now all the events take you to the same direction, namely elites want to control the world, hidden resources in our areas below Assyrian ruins in Syria and Iraq, fuel and gas and the historic stories about the Jews who were treated badly by Assyrians, and Jews want their revenge till or days. There is a story about the 1967 war between Syria and Israel, where Israel managed to arrest few of the Syrian fighters. When they knew that one of them is Assyrian they put him in an individual cell, and torturing him in different ways, and kept saying to him, this one is for Sargon, and this one for Nabukhadnassar. Another thing I heard is they called the pipeline Nabucco as a small for Nabukhadnassar just to insult him, if you ask me how is that related to the topic, I will tell you Erdogan who is a brotherhood Muslim is in charge of it together with the Jews. It is something like that, all Zionists want this pipeline, and all of them have same ideology, they are all Masonic or related to them.
To what degree are the West’s lies about Syria a danger to Christians living in Syria?
Answer: Our public enemy number one are the west, you know the genocides of TURKEY against us were under direct supervision of EU coalition in the past, so they are our enemies. When mercenaries came to Syria during Turkish occupation, they pledged not to approach a single Muslim, they wanted to convert Christians from Orthodox to Catholic, in doing so they weaken our church.
If the West were to succeed in installing an al Qaeda/ISIS stooge government in Syria, would Christians be completely cleansed from Syria?
Answer: The plan will succeed and no single Christian will stay, they either die, convert to Islam or escape.
Yasmine adds: I wanted to add something for the questions, for now we are all sure that explosions in Qamishli are done by Kurds, they want to take over the area and I think it is strange that the government didn’t consider to protect Christians.
My concluding remarks, the war in Syria needs to end before we see a complete cleansing of the indigenous people of this historically rich country. This is something that all of us should be very concerned with regardless of our religions before it is too late. This genocide needs to end now.
Yasmine is an alias we will be using for the interviewee to protect her identity.
I’m a Syrian American: MENA independent, investigative, political commentator and writer. I have contributed to Global Research, Shababeek as well as other publications and radio shows.
Kosovostan today: Destroyed Serbian Christian church by the Albanian Kosovostan Jihad soldiers
Source: Mint Press News
A road of Albanian Jihad fighters to the Middle East: Tirana-Istanbul-Aleppo
On January 19th, 2016 on the bilateral meeting between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and the official representatives of the European Jewish Congress the latter applied to Putin to take a necessary steps for the sake to improve the generally bad position of the Jewish community on the Old Continent. Surprisingly, the President, not so much as a joke, invited both all the present-day European Jews and those Jews who left the USSR simply to immigrate to Russia.
At the first glance one can say – very gentle and even democratic move by the President. However, lets a little bit to analyze ...
Was Serbia attacked in 1999? To answer that question, Milica-Hänsel Radojkovic draws on period documents (including Willy Wimmer’s letter to Chancellor Gerhard Schröder). He highlights the unacceptability of the Rambouillet proposals, designed to justify a war that had already started.
Fourteen years ago, after the negotiation conferences in Rambouillet and Paris between 6th and 23rd February 1999, the global media informed the general public that “the Serbian delegation did not accept the offered agreement and rather qualified it as null and void”, while indicating that allegedly the so-called Contact Group for Yugoslavia stood behind the agreement. This body consisted of ...
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The Balkans has always been cursed by a recurring theme: that each entity within it can, at some point, become greater and more consuming in territory than the next neighbour. Each nation has, and in some instances continues, to nurse dreams of enlargement, pecking away at borders and assuming that few will notice.
Strategies of expansion tend to have one problem: they are hard to evaluate in the way of conventional agreement, contract or conspiracy. For decades, historians of various shades would attribute to Imperial Germany a conscious, global goal of conquest, mistaking the plans of contingent invasion with actual policy.
The most useful parable about progressives is that offered by Bernard Sanders, self-styled “socialist-progressive-independent” rep from Vermont. Sanders owes his political career to rage against the Vietnam War among radicals, many of whom moved into the state in the early 1970s. They forthwith planned a long-term, carefully organized, assault on Vermont’s two-party structure. Sanders linked his political ambitions to this effort to organize a third force, the Progressive Alliance. He became mayor of Burlington and, later, congressman.
At a rapid clip the emphasis moved from party-building to Sanders-building. By 1994, it was apparent that the only movement B. Sanders was interested in ...
Adolf Hitler and Ante Pavelić. Not many people know about the Ustaše and its leader, Ante Pavelić. Before 1941, the organization was a radical fascist terrorist group. But when Axis powers invaded, it was given control of Croatia by the Nazis. They shared Hitler’s goal of ethnic cleansing
During the Second World War in Yugoslavia, Catholic priests and Muslim clerics were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nation’s Serbian, Jewish and Roma population. From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos ...
Gavrilo Princip was first buried in secret in an unmarked grave at the Theresienstadt or Terezin prison following his death on April 28, 1918. His remains were exhumed and transferred to Sarajevo on July 7, 1920. This was Gavrilo Princip’s grave until 1939 when a Chapel was built to replace the grave.
The other conspirators were also interred in this grave. Bogdan Zerajic’s remains were also reburied here.
The assassination occurred on the Orthodox holiday, Vidovdan or St. Vitus’ Day, Sunday, on June 28, 1914. For this reason the conspirators were called the “Vidovdan Heroes” and the Chapel memorial was named “The ...
A great explanation from an excellent analyst of what happened in Serbia 20 years ago, and why the Ukraine feels like Deja Vu
‘Operation Storm’ in August 1995, when Croatia overran the Serb-inhabited territory of Krajina, was the biggest single instance of ethnic cleansing in the Yugoslav Wars, Because the attack was backed by the US, however, it was never treated as a crime.
Between August 4 and August 7, up to 2,000 people were killed and over 220,000 driven from their homes by the Croatian army. No “invaders,” these Serbs had lived in the Krajina – their word for borderlands – for centuries. The ...
The Green Corridor is a geopolitical concept with two meanings: (a) The Islamists’ goal of creating a contiguous chain of Muslim-dominated polities from Istanbul in the southeast to northwestern Bosnia, a mere 120 miles from Austria ; and (b) The process of increasing ethno-religious assertiveness among the Muslim communities along that route. The process entails four key elements:
Expanding the area of those communities’ demographic dominance;
Establishing and/or expanding various entities under Muslim political control with actual or potential claim to sovereign statehood;
Enhancing the dominant community’s Islamic character and identity within those entities, with the parallel decrease of presence and power of non-Muslim groups; and
Prompting Muslim communities’ ambitions for ever bolder ...
Facts And Truth @ YouTube: “Remember why NATO spent 78-days bombing Yugoslavia in the spring of 1999? There was the ethnic cleansing. The atrocities. The refugees chased out of Kosovo by the Serb army. The mass graves. The heaps of bodies tossed into vats of sulphuric acid at the Trepca mines. NATO spokesman Jamie Shea said there were 100,000 Kosovo Albanian Muslims unaccounted for.
Problem is, none of it happened.”
Forensic report throws doubt on US/NATO claims of Racak “massacre”
By Richard Tyler
wsws.org, 12 February 2001
A forthcoming article by three Finnish pathologists throws further doubts upon official descriptions of a “massacre” in ...
Book by Vladislav B. Sotirovic: Global Research. Selected articles (second edition), Vilnius: UAB “Mylida”, 2016
ISBN 978-609-408-840-7, UDK 911.3:32 So-121
The book reviews by:
Dr. João Carlos Graça, Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Krisztina Arató, Vice-director of the Institute of Political Sciences at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Christian Rossi, Department of Social Sciences and Institutions, Cagliari University, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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The last open armed conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – FYROM (former Socialist Republic of Macedonia as one of six federal republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) in the May 2015 was just an expected continuation of constant tensions between the ethnic Albanians and the Macedonian Slavs during the last quarter of century.[i] However, these tensions are time to time transformed into the open armed conflicts of the Albanian extremists, usually coming from Kosovo, with the Macedonian security forces.
The most notable conflict incidents in Macedonia after the Kosovo War in 1998−1999, when the Kosovo Albanians ...
Serbs: Basic facts
Ethnic location: Central and western part of the Balkan Peninsula (South-East Europe)
Population: 10.2 million (1.8 million Serbs live outside their ethnic location)
Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christians
Serbs belong to the Southslavonic group of Indo-European peoples. As their tradition, culture, language, beliefs, and customs show, the ethnogenesis of Serbs goes far back into the past. Serbian ancestors, Protoslavs and Old Serbs, were described in the 5th century BC by Herodotus, under the names of Neuri and Budini, living north of the Danube in the region between Dniepar and north-eastern Carpathian Mountains.
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The new Serbian Warsaw Ghetto in the occupied Serbian land of Kosovo
In Kosovo, in 1999, NATO orchestrated KLA terrorism to cause a cycle of attacks and repression which was used to justify military intervention under the pretext of protecting the civilian population. Thirteen years down the line, Kosovo has unilaterally declared its independence and inflicts the most outrageous discrimination on its Serb population … under the auspices of NATO.
Serbs may not have black skin, but they are being treated like white niggers of Europe. Every day. In the media. On the streets in Kosovo. The pogrom and ...
For centuries, the strategic Balkan Peninsula has featured as a slice of Europe over which wars have been fought, treaties made and broken. It became a vital pawn in the carve-up of nations after World War i, had the boundaries of its ethnic enclaves confused under Tito’s regime, then its various nationalist feelings taken advantage of and played against each other in the latest push for its colonization by the EU.
In this latest process, one nation has been demonized in the mind of the public: Serbia.
In the words of British political economist Rodney Atkinson, “The grossest calumny in the continuing ...
Kosovo Parliament announced the independent state of the Republic of Kosovo in February 2008 as a democratic and multicultural political community.
Here we present a photo from November 2015 on which you can see heavily damaged Serbian Orthodox church and totally destroyed Serbian Orthodox tombstones in the southern part of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica inhabited by the Muslim Albanians.
The Kosovo ISIS is doing its job profoundly.
Enjoy Kosovo independence!
Because the request for its membership is a serious breach of the international law, the Constitution of UNESCO, the legally binding UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) and the Charter of the UN whose Article 25 says that „The Members of the UN agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter”.
Because according to the UN Security Council resolution 1244, which reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, under the administration of ...
Editor: Little did I know when I posted a short news story about the ‘invasion of Hungary’ last evening that the situation in Kosovo has become untenable and a mass exodus was so advanced. ‘Pungentpeppers’ has again pulled many threads together to give us the big picture of what is happening in Eastern Europe. Is the US responsible? An Austrian political leader says so!
Mass exodus from Muslim Kosovo into Europe
~150,000 or more Kosovars on the move since summer
~Hungarian Police catch 1,000 Kosovars daily – a small fraction of the total
~Hungarian mayor calls for fence as Kosovars overwhelm village
~Austrian politician blames ...
Abstract: This article investigates the Russian foreign politics at the region of the Balkan Peninsula after the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the time of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) World Order in relation to the Pan-Slavic ideals of intra-Slavic solidarity, reciprocity and brotherhood. The particular stresses are put on four main research topics: 1. The Pan-Slavism and Russia; 2. Relations between pro-Western and pro-Orthodox approaches of the Russian national interests on Russia’s domestic political scene; 3. Different attitudes towards the Balkans in Russia; and 4. Historical ties and future perspectives between Russia and the Serbs. A research ...
Kosovo Muslim Albanian jihad fighters in the Middle East as ISIS members (2016)
How accurate is the theory that there are tragic events of exceptional strength that really shape the identity of a nation? How is this happening and what if we do not learn a lesson out of those experiences?
– The prominent French writer Renan wrote in his lecture “What is a Nation?” that people are often connected by memories of shared suffering, and Serbs are no exception. Today, when Yugoslavia is no more, there is no reason why Jasenovac should not be brought back to the center of the ...
Why Putin Discriminates Kosovo Serbs?
The Nato-aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999
Kosovo ISIL – A Photo Documentation
Greater Albania and the Balkans
The Birkenstock Bomber: When Bernie Did Serbia
The Role of the Catholic Church in Yugoslavia’s Holocaust
Gavrilo Princip’s Grave: The Interwar Years, 1920-1939
America’s “Junkyard Dogs”: Operation Storm, 20 Years On
Kosovo and the Jihadist Green Corridor in the Balkans
NATO’s illegal war against Serbia
Book By Vladislav B. Sotirovic: “Global Research. Selected articles” (Second Edition), Vilnius, 2016
The Destabilization Of Macedonia? Greater Albania And The Process Of “Kosovization”
Kosovo Serbs Are White Niggers Of Europe
The demonizing of a nation
Independent State Of The Republic Of Kosovo
Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?
Mass Exodus From Muslim Kosovo Into Europe: Did US Play A Role In Creating The Crisis?
Russia’s Balkan Politics: From the Politics of Pan-Slavic Reciprocity of the Tsarist Russia to the “Realpolitic” of the Republic of Gazprom Russia
Serbia and the Balkans Wars: The Future Belongs to Those Who Do Not Surrender