By Chris Marsden, 19 June 2013
While the G8 summit formally agreed to peace negotiations in Geneva next month, behind the scenes the US is making plans for a no-fly zone in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 June 2013
The Obama administration’s military intervention in Syria in pursuit of geostrategic goals constitutes a wholly criminal act of aggression.
By Chris Marsden, 18 June 2013
Relations between Russia and Britain have become overtly hostile, with Russia making clear that its response to the US arming the Syrian opposition would be to continue arming the Assad regime.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 17 June 2013
With their proxy forces facing defeat within Syria, US and European officials are calling for an escalation of the imperialist war for regime-change.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2013
For the second time in a decade, the White House, the Congress, both major parties and the media are seeking to drag the American people into a war based on lies.
By Peter Symonds, 14 June 2013
The bogus claims about the use of sarin nerve gas will be used by the US to justify its arming right-wing Islamist proxies in Syria and for military intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2013
The social upheavals in Turkey, arguably Washington’s most important regional ally, have torn to shreds the phony democratic pretenses and exposed the hypocrisy of US policy in the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2013
At least 60 people, including women, children and elderly people, were killed in a massacre of Shia Muslims by US-backed Syrian “rebels.”
By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2013
The Obama White House is convening meetings this week to discuss measures to escalate the US-backed war for regime-change in Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2013
Washington has threatened Iran and the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah as “partners in tyranny” for their support of the Assad regime in Syria.
By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2013
A new UN report sheds light on the increasing brutality of the Syrian war, which threatens to trigger a major international war.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 June 2013
US-backed Syrian opposition forces pummeled Shia targets in Lebanon as Hezbollah fighters continued massing near Aleppo.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 June 2013
Initial Turkish press reports said that members of the Al Nusra Front were found with sarin gas, while subsequent official statements referred to unidentified chemical materials.
By Alex Lantier, 31 May 2013
As Washington and its allies escalate their proxy war to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the conflict is on the brink of triggering a major international war.
By Johannes Stern, 30 May 2013
Plans for so-called “peace talks” on the Syrian war have broken down, as the Syrian army and its regional allies beat back US-backed Sunni Islamist opposition forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 May 2013
In the wake of the European Union’s vote to lift a ban on directly arming Western-backed “rebels,” there is a mounting threat of a wider conflagration.
By Johannes Stern, 28 May 2013
On Monday the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) met in Brussels and agreed not to renew the arms embargo against Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 27 May 2013
The spread of fighting from Syria to Lebanon and growing US and European efforts to arm the Syrian opposition point to looming region-wide conflagration.
By Chris Marsden, 25 May 2013
The United States and its allies continue to escalate their military aggression against Syria, behind the smokescreen of a proposed international peace conference scheduled for June in Geneva.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2013
While touring the Middle East ostensibly to discuss joint US-Russian peace talks on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry met with US allies to prepare for region-wide war.
By Alex Lantier, 22 May 2013
Israeli and Syrian forces exchanged fire in the Golan Heights yesterday, amid rising US and Israeli threats of direct intervention in the US-led proxy war in Syria.
By Johannes Stern, 20 May 2013
The European Union is funding Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria by purchasing oil they have looted in eastern Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 16 May 2013
The video makes clear the barbaric character of the Islamic fundamentalist forces the US has mobilized in its proxy war against Syria.
By Alex Lantier and Chris Marsden, 14 May 2013
The US and British heads of government discussed stepping up their campaign for war in Syria as well as plans for intervening throughout the Middle East.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 May 2013
Despite evidence that groups involved in the campaign against the Syrian regime were behind the bombings, Turkish leaders are pushing to use them as a pretext for war.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 May 2013
In response to bombings in the city of Reyhanli, Turkish leaders are demanding an acceleration of the US war drive against Syria.
By David North and Alex Lantier, 11 May 2013
The ISO’s May 1 statement “Solidarity with the Syrian revolution” is written in support of the imperialist-orchestrated conspiracy to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 May 2013
Faced with serious defeats of its proxy forces, the US is scrambling to ramp up diplomatic and military pressure on the Syrian regime.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 May 2013
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney summarily rejected the UN investigator’s report without offering a shred of evidence to refute her statement.
By Alex Lantier, 7 May 2013
UN investigator Carla del Ponte’s statements explode the propaganda lie that the US is preparing to attack Syria to defend its people from chemical weapons.
By Alex Lantier, 6 May 2013
The Israeli strikes in Syria are unprovoked and illegal acts of war, abetted by Washington and its European allies as part of their escalating campaign against Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 May 2013
In the midst of a growing drumbeat for direct Western intervention in Syria, Gilbert Achcar dismisses questions about imperialist interests in the region as a “conspiracy theory.”
By Bill Van Auken, 3 May 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a Pentagon press conference Thursday that the US is “rethinking” its policy on arming the so-called rebels in Syria.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 May 2013
The fundamental issue involved in Washington’s intervention in Syria is not the nature of the Assad government, but the nature of US imperialism.
By Alex Lantier, 1 May 2013
Senior Obama administration officials announced yesterday that the US will directly arm the Islamist opposition fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 April 2013
A campaign of lies and propaganda about the alleged use of chemical weapons is steadily escalating in preparation for a US war against Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 April 2013
Seeking to pave the way for a predatory war, Washington, its NATO allies and Israel are all fabricating charges that Syria used chemical weapons.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2013
US allegations of chemical weapons use by government forces have brought Washington to the brink of war with Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 April 2013
The United States is flooding the Middle East with armaments, a further sign that the preparations for military intervention against Syria are ultimately aimed at Iran.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 April 2013
The expansion of aid to US-backed oppositional forces in Syria and the deployment of hundreds of US troops to Jordan come amidst new threats against Iran.
By Johannes Stern, 23 April 2013
The Left Party has responded to the intensification of imperialist intervention in Syria by working more openly with right-wing Islamist forces and US imperialism.
By Alex Lantier, 19 April 2013
US forces deployed by the Obama administration to Jordan will plan for a rapid build-up of 20,000 or more US troops, preparing an invasion of Syria.
By Niall Green, 16 April 2013
The leading fighting group in the US-backed war against the Syrian government has announced its loyalty to Al Qaeda.
By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2013
The petty-bourgeois “left” has reacted to the publication of detailed reports on the CIA’s role in backing Islamist forces for the US proxy war in Syria by intensifying their support for the war.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2013
The US and Jordanian militaries have stepped up a program to train thousands of armed fighters to send into Syria with the aim of carving out a buffer zone in the south of the country.
By Clara Weiss, 2 April 2013
President Vladimir Putin and other senior officials have repeatedly stressed that the upgrading of Russia’s military capacity is a top priority of Kremlin policy.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2013
US president Barack Obama’s so called “peace” trip to Israel last week made clear that, on the tenth anniversary of its criminal invasion of Iraq, US imperialism is intensifying its bloody intervention in the Middle East.
By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2013
CIA operations and calls to arm the pro-Western Syrian opposition are escalating after US President Barack Obama's trip to Israel last week.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 March 2013
Ten years after the launching of a criminal war against Iraq, Washington is once again preparing military aggression in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2013
The top US commander in Europe told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the US and NATO are drawing up plans for direct military intervention in Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2013
The UK, France and various regional powers such as the Gulf monarchies and Turkey are taking their cue from Washington, which has worked behind the scenes for months to channel weapons into Syria
By Chris Marsden, 6 March 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s first tour of the Middle East has been the occasion for naked warmongering against Syria and Iran.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 March 2013
The decision announced by the new US secretary of state, John Kerry, to directly aid armed militias marks a major escalation of the US-backed bloodletting in Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 28 February 2013
In advance of today’s Friends of Syria meeting in Rome, US and Europe could begin openly providing arms to opposition forces in pursuit of regime-change.
By Alex Lantier, 23 February 2013
US officials blocked a Russian-sponsored resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Thursday’s multiple terror bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2013
Amid a wave of attacks on Syrian government facilities in Damascus, a massive car bomb hit a security checkpoint in the Mazraa neighborhood.
By Clara Weiss, 18 February 2013
US imperialism is exploiting sectarian tensions to further its own geo-strategic interests.
By Oliver Campbell, 15 February 2013
The US and its allies cynically exploit the social disaster they have helped create, in order to intensify the push to remove Assad.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 February 2013
Tactical differences have emerged within the Obama administration over how best to prosecute its strategy for regime-change in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 February 2013
The bombing of a Syrian military site by Israeli warplanes has ratcheted up the danger that the Western-backed civil war in Syria will spill over into a broader regional conflagration.
By Oliver Campbell, 30 January 2013
The danger of regional conflict deepened as NATO anti-missile batteries become operational on the Syrian border.
By Oliver Campbell, 22 January 2013
The Aleppo atrocity highlights Washington’s hypocritical response to terrorist atrocities elsewhere, such as the Algerian hostage crisis.
By Oliver Campbell, 15 January 2013
The UN secretary general intensified the propaganda war against the Syrian regime by comparing the civil war to the Nazi Holocaust.
By Johannes Stern, 14 January 2013
The German Left Party newspaper Neues Deutschland has published a comment defending the statement “Syria: Freedom Needs Assistance,” which calls for Western intervention in Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 7 January 2013
US troops have begun to arrive in Turkey to man Patriot missile defence batteries near the Syrian border.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 December 2012
After two years of escalating civil war, the people of Syria confront a humanitarian catastrophe, with an estimated four million people lacking adequate food and shelter.
By Chris Marsden, 21 December 2012
A United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry has finally admitted that a sectarian civil war is raging in Syria.
By Johannes Stern, 21 December 2012
Last week leading figures of the German Left Party signed a statement calling for intervention in Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 December 2012
All media reports of the bombardment of Yarmouk stress that the Syrian government is guilty of a crime and must pay a price.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 December 2012
Having first issued threats against the Syrian regime over unspecified intelligence on its chemical weapons, Washington is now warning that these arms may fall into the hands of the “rebels.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 19 December 2012
The parliamentary resolution is a prelude to military intervention in Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 December 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has twice asked Jordan for its support to bomb Syria’s alleged chemical weapons facilities.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 December 2012
The US and its imperialist allies are building up to a direct intervention in Syria, with the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey and the official recognition of the opposition.
By Patrick O’Connor and Nick Beams, 14 December 2012
The overt shift by Socialist Alternative into the imperialist camp is bound up with the new political requirements of the Labor government.
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2012
Representatives of 130 governments, led by the US and the European powers, officially recognized the Islamist Syrian opposition as the sole representative of the Syrian people.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2012
In branding one of the principal anti-Assad militias as a terrorist organization, Washington is exposing the character of the US-backed war in Syria.
By Oliver Campbell, 10 December 2012
The composition of the new council exposes the reactionary character of the Syrian opposition, dominated by Islamists, lacking any popular base and reliant on the major powers.
By Chris Marsden, 8 December 2012
Unsubstantiated claims that Syria intends to use chemical weapons are as transparent a pretext for military aggression as the lies a decade ago about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.”
By Bill Van Auken, 7 December 2012
Amid an escalating drumbeat about a supposed threat that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons, Washington has deployed a naval armada off the country’s coast.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2012
As the US threatens to intervene in Syria on the pretext of countering chemical weapons, a sinister alliance between Washington and Al Qaeda comes ever more clearly into focus.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 December 2012
The Obama administration and the media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about chemical weapons to issue new threats against Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 November 2012
The Obama administration is escalating its intervention in Syria as part of a broader strategy of neocolonial conquest.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2012
One week after the reelection of President Barack Obama, the drumbeat for war against Syria has escalated sharply.
By Niall Green, 12 November 2012
With the US elections out of the way, Washington and its allies have stepped up their campaign for regime-change against Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2012
Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded a shakeup within Syria’s “rebel” leadership and revealed that the State Department had handpicked a group of new leaders.
By Johannes Stern, 6 November 2012
The International Socialist Organization is working consciously to advance US imperialist interests by promoting Washington’s proxy forces in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday that Washington is reorganizing the front representing the so-called “rebels” in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2012
Fierce fighting erupted between Western-backed insurgents and Kurds in Syria amid growing threats of a Turkish intervention.
By Niall Green, 22 October 2012
The two deadly bombings in Beirut point to the growing threat that the Syrian conflict will spread to Lebanon and throughout the region.
By Johannes Stern, 19 October 2012
The policy of the Left Party toward imperialist intervention in Syria, as well as its political history and connections, makes it an important asset for the German ruling elite.
By Julie Hyland, 19 October 2012
On Wednesday, a 26-year-old British trainee doctor appeared at Westminster’s magistrates charged with terrorist-related offences in Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 18 October 2012
Despite concerns of blowback in Syria due to the arming of jihadist groups, a military build-up on Syria’s borders is proceeding apace.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 October 2012
Intelligence officials acknowledge that the bulk of the weapons flowing into Syria for the US-backed war to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad are going into the hands of Al Qaeda and like-minded Islamist militias.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2012
Turkey’s forcing down of a Syrian passenger plane flying from Moscow has escalated tensions in the region and drawn a sharp protest from the Russian government.
By Patrick O’Connor, 11 October 2012
Carr’s remarks underscore the criminal character of the US-led regime change operation underway in Syria, and the complicity of the Australian government.
By Alex Lantier, 9 October 2012
On October 5 journalist C. J. Chivers published a long article in the New York Times, sympathetically recording the views of the US-backed Syrian opposition .
By David Brown, 8 October 2012
Yesterday marked the fifth day of artillery clashes along the Syrian-Turkish border, amid rising fears of a war that would spread across the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 October 2012
Turkey’s military attacked Syria Wednesday after a stray shell from Syria killed five in a Turkish border town. With Ankara invoking NATO’s collective defense agreement, the danger is rising of a direct Western intervention.
By Niall Green, 1 October 2012
The Obama administration has fully resumed its proxy war against Syria, resulting in new disasters for the people of the country.
By Niall Green, 29 September 2012
Washington has used the UN General Assembly as a venue to plot with its allies refashioning the Middle East in line with US interests.