Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Man in Idlib fearing chemical attack makes gas mask from party cups

Man in Idlib fearing chemical attack makes gas mask from party cups

Right now, the Trump Administration has committed itself to prohibiting Syria (and its allies) from retaking control of Idlib, which is the only province that was more than 90% in favor of Al Qaeda and of ISIS and against the Government at the start of the "civil war" in Syria.

The raids reportedly wounded five rebels in Latamneh and knocked the village's underground hospital out of action, just a day after strikes damaged a similar health facility in Idlib's southern town of Hass, the Observatory said. At a recent United Nations gathering, US ambassador Nikki Haley called the planned offensive "a playbook of death". The Russian and Syrian governments claim that the rebels - not Assad - plan to launch a chemical weapons attack.

The rebel-held region of Idlib and adjacent areas are home to nearly three million people, half of whom have been displaced from other areas in the country, according to the UN.

But the U.S. Government still demands "victory" there; and, so, the world stands at the brink of WW III, the war to end all wars and (unlike its two predecessors) to end ourselves.

The Syrian dictator's use of chemical weapons in 2017 and again last April killed scores of civilians.

"We consider it unacceptable when the protection of the civilian population is used as a pretext for letting terrorists avoid a strike", said Russian President Vladmir Putin at a news conference in Tehran Friday.

But on Thursday, James Jeffrey, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's newly appointed special envoy to Syria, indicated that the president has agreed to a new plan: USA forces will remain in the country to ensure not just the defeat of the Islamic State but also the departure of all Iranian forces.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that a Syrian government offensive in the country's northern region of Idlib would cause humanitarian and security risks for Turkey, Europe and beyond. It's a magazine that's handed out free to school students in the teach them the "history" behind these current events, though it conflicts with the actual history behind them: but, of course, those children won't know that history, because it's not being taught to them. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy.

Erdogan fears that the Syrian army's recapture of Idlib would send hundreds of thousands more refugees streaming to his border. And Turkey, the US and France have threatened to retaliate against Syria, though the countries didn't say exactly what could lead to a military response. "Don't let that happen!"

The British Embassy also called Black's charges "nonsense" and accused him of relaying propaganda from "Russia and the Assad regime".

"I am happy with the reports about an indefinite stay", O'Hanlon said, but added: "We also need a more realistic political strategy, explicitly and publicly, that ties everything together and lays out a vision and recognizes the reality of Assad's continued rule, at least in some of the country, at least for a while".

Kurdish forces control most of Qamishli, but regime fighters and allied militiamen hold part of the city and its airport.

"Regime helicopters dropped more than 60 barrel bombs on the village of al-Habeet, killing at least one young girl" and wounding six other people, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

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