Two Big Days In The History Of Syria.

By Jerry Alatalo

“Humanitarian Situation in Syria”, United Nations on October 24, 2019 | Two days later on October 26, 2019 – ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead.

n Thursday October 24, 2019 a meeting was convened at the United Nations to present findings of a study conducted through interviews of hundreds of Syrians about their experiences inside Internally Displaced Citizens (IDC) refugee camps, particularly those located at Rukban and Al-Tanf.

In a briefing titled “Humanitarian Situation in Syria” presented by the Director of the Foundation for the Study of Democracy, Mr. Maxim Grigoriev describes why the refugee camps are misnamed, and that they are in reality brutal prison camps where tremendous levels of terrorist-led gruesome human rights violations have occurred.

Murder, forced detention, abuse, torture, forced prostitution, rape and sexual harassment are some of the crimes reported from witnesses in interviews conducted with (2) days of the witness/Syrian citizens’ leaving the refugee camps and relocating to Syrian government controlled areas.

The American military in charge of the refugee camps in high likelihood do not wish for this information to reach a wider public, as the personal witness testimonies paint a severely critical picture of the United States military’s collaborative, commandeering role with terrorists in the camps, including members of ISIS.

As already noted, the meeting was held at the United Nations in New York on Thursday October 24, 2019. It is important to note that the participants in this meeting were totally unaware of what was to occur within just 48 hours afterward.

Every man and woman who reads these words will by now be fully familiar with the Saturday October 26, 2019 reported death of ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which was immediately the top focus of/on virtually every media platform on Earth.

We would ask those who pass this way to view the entire 57-minute meeting video and consider possible answers and/or commentary on the following question:

Was the Saturday October 26, 2019 raid on an Idlib, Syria compound, – reportedly conducted for either capturing or killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – carried out specifically in response to the extremely shocking and revealing October 24, 2019 United Nations meeting?

Perhaps it would be helpful in answering that important question to consider the level of response, or non-response/silence, coming from the administration of United States President Donald Trump regarding the October 24, 2019 meeting at the United Nations.

What are people across the Earth to make of two separate, hugely important, related and starkly contrasting events – central to the future of Syria and its people, along with the Middle East region and the world – taking place just a matter of two days apart?

(Thank you to RussiaUN at YouTube)

Syria’s Bashar Jaafari At United Nations: “Take Your Terrorists Back.”

At the August 29, 2019 meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Syria’s Dr. Bashar Jaafari suggested a possible end to the long war which has devastated his country, and told state-sponsors of terrorism against the Syrian people to “Take your terrorists back”.

he United Nations Security Council meeting of August 29, 2019 focused on the situation in Syria, and concluded with a very strong statement by Syria’s U.N. representative Dr. Bashar Jaafari.

Among the powerful points made by Dr. Jaafari, he talked about what it would take to end the warring in his nation of Syria, basically telling the state-sponsors of terrorism focused on for all intents and purposes destroying his nation, – in the long tragedy persisting over 8 years of horrific fighting, death, injury, displacement and destruction – to “Take your terrorists back”.

Dr. Jaafari also touched on the “illegal according to international law and the United Nations Charter” creation of a “safezone” on Syrian territory by the United States under Donald Trump and Turkey under Erdogan.

This web platform has published 102 pieces on the Syrian conflict, making this #103, and therefore we will be very concise here as anyone interested can find the previous Syria posts here in the site “archives”.

We would only briefly conclude by observing and admiring the tremendous level of determination and personal courage displayed by Syria’s Dr. Bashar Jaafari, especially when taking into consideration the Syrian people having to endure an unbelievably brutal foreign mercenary terrorist assault – for now going on over 8 bloody and heartbreaking years.

Please consider taking bold action, and help share Dr. Bashar Jaafari’s powerful August 29, 2019 U.N. statement far and wide. The unnecessary, brutally tragic, criminal terrorist war on the Syrian people has gone on for far too long. It really needs to finally – and mercifully – come to an end.

(Thank you to The Syrian Mission to the United Nations at YouTube)

Peace Activist History Ph.D. Reveals All.

By Jerry Alatalo

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“The chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.”

– RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) American poet, Unitarian minister, philosopher

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Dr. Daniele Ganser starts his lecture before a packed auditorium.

istory Professor Daniele Ganser is a teacher many have wished they had while in school, and one suspects they will become joined by many others after hearing him speak. To accentuate our admiration for Dr. Ganser, we would say his teaching style is simple, direct and shows a concern for reaching the student or listener with a maximum of facts and minimum of extraneous or irrelevant tangential information.

To use a baseball hitting analogy, one might suggest that Daniele Ganser has an extremely high batting average as a teacher, where comparisons to the great Boston Red Sox .400 hitter Ted Williams – Williams nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter” – are perfectly in order.

We would like to share a selection of some of our comments on YouTube from the past (3) months illustrative of our strong alignment to the worldview of Professor Ganser, and to help emphasize our equally strong appreciation for his peace activism efforts and moral courage.

Dr. Ganser’s powerful lecture follows …

Continue reading “Peace Activist History Ph.D. Reveals All.”

Sweden’s Chance For Leading A Nuclear Weapons Free World.

Swedish people old enough to remember this newspaper headline from decades ago might feel a certain level of deja vu – when faced with the choice of joining the 2017 Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

he Scandinavian nation of Sweden has a fascinating history when it comes to its population strenuously debating and then rejecting unwanted forms of weapons of mass destruction. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is urging the people of Sweden to achieve the impossible, – again – by overcoming the odds and opposition from powerful weapons manufacturer lobbies, and signing the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

Swedes went through an at-times heated national conversation, resulting in the people deciding against the production and/or stockpiling of nuclear weapons:

Sweden went through a society-wide debate and came out at the end in favor of – and joined – the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty:

Swedes debated then agreed it was the right choice, and joined the world in deciding to ban land mines globally:

Sweden’s people thought cluster bombs were a hideous weapon, and joined with the rest of the world and banned them:

Given the history of Sweden and its people with respect to their views on morally unacceptable weapons having no place whatsoever in a civilized world, it is likely only a matter of time before Sweden officially signs on to the historic effort to ban nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth – forever.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was named recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.