Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tag: Smuggeling

Europe Wishes to Inform You That the Refugee Crisis Is Over

Greece - Skala Sikaminias is a little beach town on the northern coast of the Greek island of Lesbos. A year ago, rickety wooden boats and dinghies packed with Syrian refugees began plowing into the narrow stretch of beach next to the taverna in the town square. Within days, the flotilla had swelled to vast proportions; as many as 7,000 Syrian refugees were landing on Lesbos every day.

Journey To Aleppo: Exposing The Truth Buried Under NATO Propaganda

ALEPPO, Syria — Aleppo has become synonymous with destruction and “Syrian state-generated” violence among those whose perception of the situation in the war-torn nation is contained within the prism of mainstream media narratives. The NATO-aligned media maintains a tight grip on information coming out of this beleaguered city, ensuring that...

Is Turkey’s plan to stop flow of refugees legal?

ANKARA, Turkey - The “captain” of the sunken boat was warming himself under a blanket when the Greek coast guard officers grabbed him. They marched him to where the corpses of three of his passengers lay. The guards forced him to kneel down, and one said, “OK, look, eh!” The...

Why Turkey is losing hope in Syrian border town of Azaz

While speculation continues about whether Turkey and Saudi Arabia will march into the Syrian war, Turkey is already fighting on two fronts without even entering Syria. In the first, Turkey is launching heavy artillery fire at Syrian Democratic Forces advancing toward Azaz in northwestern Syria, while declaring that the objective is to stop the advances of the...

NATO orders fleet to deploy in Aegean Sea to help end Europe’s refugee crisis

Warships from the Western alliance will be used to stop people-smuggling boats for the first time. The Nato fleet is being deployed to the Aegean Sea immediately in a bid to end the flow of refugees crossing the sea into Europe from Turkey. Announcing the deployment, which will see refugee boats...

Turkey’s Revival of a Dirty Deep State

NATO keeps backing Turkey, one of its members, despite its aid to the Islamic State and other jihadists fighting Syria’s secular government — and even though Turkey’s erratic President Erdogan may be leading NATO into a risky showdown with Syria’s Russian allies, writes Jonathan Marshall. Turkey’s embattled President Recep Tayyip...

Eyewitness Accounts from Recent Defectors from Islamic State: Why They Joined, What They Saw,...

Abstract This Research Note reports on preliminary results of the Islamic State Interviews Project, based here on a sample of thirteen Syrian IS defectors who spoke on life inside the “Islamic State”(IS). A fuller and more systematic account will be published in early 2016 in book form. According to what...

Britain’s secret ties to governments, firms behind ISIS oil sales

This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project. The story was originally commissioned by London’s Middle East Eye, which has published an abridged version available here. In the scramble to access Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are turning a blind eye to...

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