November 7 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
by Inessa Sinchougova
The Syrian civil war is part of a wider wave of 2011 Arab Spring protests, which was allegedly a grassroots movement that grew out of discontent for the respective authorities. With Gaddafi out of the picture, and ISIS running amok in Libya – Syrian opposition groups, who opposed President Assad, had formed the Free Syrian Army (FSA), with the help of US and Western funds.
In 2013, and under the pretext of the Ghouta chemical attack (largely dispelled as US special services’ own work, by the award winning American journalist, Seymour Hersch) the NATO coalition began to illegally launch airstrikes against ISIS, in theory. In practice, ISIS was allowed to multiply and continue gaining new ground against Syria’s government army (SAA). This was not the first time that the US engaged an internal party for the dirty work – a template that is now beat up and old.
The Russian campaign in Syria began at the end of 2015, where one of the initial tasks was to destroy the illegal oil plunder industry and transportation routes, and hence, curb revenue supply for ISIS. In 2017, while 90% of Syria is said to be liberated of terrorist groupings, Russia, Iran and Syria are continuing their efforts in the region against the global hegemon and its proxies.
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Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels.