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Syrians are resisting US shock and awe tactics: Saeb Shaath

The West is desperate now… after the election of Obama for the second term, they are going to intensify their war to destabilize Syria to try to collapse it from within.

Saeb Shaeth
Saeb Shaeth

Saeb Shaath



According to an analyst, Jordan, Turkey and Israel are involved in smuggling weapons and training terrorists to wage a terror war on the population of Syria.

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Violence continues to increase in Syria with three recent car bomb explosions leaving seven people dead and many more injured. Government officials say the US and its regional allies are behind the unrest that has been ongoing in Syria for the past 20 months and that the insurgents are not Syrians, but mainly foreign militia.

Press TV has interviewed Mr. Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East expert on these developments. The following is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: It seems the more we move forward every day the more we’re hearing about increased violence in Syria and it seems that those who are supporting what the government is calling the terrorists, there is no backing down.
What do you think it will take now at this point in order for Syrians to regain control over their country?

Shaath: If we look first at why Darha there are insurgents crossing from bordering Jordan, in Jordan there is the US command of the proxy war on terror – a war of terror I mean on Syria. And there are training facilities run by the US and Israel over there.
We have been told by a Turkish intelligence officer who had been captured in Homs last spring about the training facilities run by Israel in there [Jordan].

Yesterday The Wall Street Journal revealed that Jordan has stepped up its support to armed terrorist groups in Syria from its border allowing large and significant sophisticated weaponry to be smuggled into Syria.

All of that terror is aiming to collapse Damascus through Darah. Since the Syrian army succeeded in sealing the borders evenly with Lebanon, we still have now Jordan reactivated and the Turkish becoming heavily involved.
We see the foreign-backed terror gangs who are waging this large scale proxy war in Syria for the last 20 months didn’t achieve any of their aims over the last 20 months apart from destruction , with all the petrodollar moneys and the sophisticated weaponry and involvement of US, Turkish and Arab countries. Even Bashar Assad in his interview to Russia Today confirms the same.
So, the attacks, the assassinations I can see them the beheadings actually of the supporters and all the injured soldiers as we seen them on videos, all are aimed at scaring the people and pushing them desperately to accept these terms or face that kind of sort or style of terror activities in their own cities and towns.

Press TV: How successful do you think they have been in scaring the people, as you say, at this point in time? Will they be able to instill enough fear in the people that you think that they will be able to get the upper hand or what will it take – my main question is – what will it take to regain security in Syria?

Shaath: We’ve seen all that before, all such crimes were planed very well in the ‘shock and awe’ doctrine used by the US war on Iraq and proxy wars in the area from Somalia to Afghanistan.

That is the contexture, which they are marketing right now to the people of Syria and in line with George W. Bush doctrine, which is “you are either with us or against us” to prepare such future.

The West is desperate now… after the election of Obama for the second term, they are going to intensify their war to destabilize Syria to try to collapse it from within.
The people in Syria, they’ve seen before the waves of refugees from Iraq coming to them and told them the horror stories of the shock and awe they faced in Iraq. Syrians are determined to withstand the shock and awe doctrine tactics the Americans used in there. So the Syrians are aware of what kind of future would be waiting for them if they bow to such a tactics.

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UN ends the arms embargo on Iran ‎

UN ends the arms embargo on Iran ‎


UN Security Council’s arms restrictions against Tehran have all been terminated in defiance of the United States’ >

An end to the arms embargo on Iran has proved that the United States, despite its ceaseless bid to extend the sanctions, has become very isolated in its hostile policy toward Iran.

As of today [October 18, 2020], all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, are all automatically terminated,” a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

To discuss the matter Press TV interviewed, Saeb Shaath , Author & Middle East Affairs Expert and James Tweedie, Journalist and Commentator on International Affairs.

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The US’s theft of the Syrian crude oil

Shaath: The American company Delta Crescent Energy LLC, ‎made a deal with the Kurdish forces S.D.F . Now both the US forces and their stooges the S.D.F ‎are looting the Syrian crude oil in all Hasakeh ‎province.


This edition of the Debate is about the US’s theft of the Syrian crude oil. The Trump administration has contradicted its own statement by smuggling Syrian oil into Iraq.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has told Russia’s Sputnik news agency that the presence of American and Turkish forces on Syrian soil amounts to occupation and must come to an end. President Assad also censured the West for creating and supporting terrorist groups like Daish. Assad urged the international community to pile pressure on Western forces to leave Syria.

Shaath: The American company Delta Crescent Energy LLC, ‎made a deal with the Kurdish forces S.D.F . Now both the US forces and their stooges the S.D.F ‎are looting the Syrian crude oil in all Hasakeh ‎province.

Shaath confirmed that : The American company involved in the northeast ‎Syria deal has received an exemption from the U.S. ‎Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets ‎Control to operate in Syria. That means no ‎sanctions and the company got a White house ‎approval ‎.

Shaath : Since Trump declared that he is intending on ‎pulling forces out of Syria…but after the partial U.S. ‎troop withdrawal from northeast Syria in October ‎‎2019, Trump said he is keeping some forces there “to ‎secure the oil.”‎

Shaath : The Kurdish S.D.F ‎militants are assisting the US in looting the ‎Syrian oil, at some stage the US will be forced to ‎pull totally out of Syria.‎ When the U.S. pulls out of Syria, as I believe soon it ‎will be under way, The US will abandon its Kurdish S.D.F ‎militants in Northeast Syria.‎

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UAE stabbed Palestine in back by normalising with Zionist entity ‘Israel’

Abbas :You cannot take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’


on Tuesday, the Palestinian leadership held a meeting in West bank city of Ramallah, which was also attended by representatives of different Palestinian factions, including Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

Abbas condemned the UAE’s decision to normalise ties with Zionist entity”Israel”, saying it was a “stab in the back of the Palestinian people.”

Abbas accused the UAE of turning its back on Palestinians while trying to justify the deal with Zionist entity “Israel” by arguing it helped stop West bank annexations.

“They added the term annexation and attempted to give the others and the world the illusion that the UAE had come up with a great achievement for us and that is the rejection of annexation, as if the Palestinian issue is only about annexation while they disregard everything else: the rights of the Palestinian people, the Palestinian state, the two-state vision, holy Jerusalem [al-Quds]….This is deception, and this is totally unacceptable. We consider it a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause,” he emphasised.

Abbas also stressed that only the Palestinians have the right to speak on the Palestine issue. 

“You cannot can take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You [are] not responsible for the Palestinian cause, we alone, the Palestinians here, will speak on behalf of the Palestinian cause,” he said.

Palestinians ‘united against conspiracy’

Additionally, Abbas hailed the presence of representative from different Palestinian factions at Tuesday’s meeting as a show of unity.

“I welcome our brothers in Hamas, Jihad, General Command and Al-Saiqa who are here today. This indicates that the Palestinian people are united against the conspiracy, regardless of the differences between us, but in adversity we stand together and have on position against anyone who wants to attack our cause,” he said.

Abbas reminded the Arab countries that based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative any normalisation with Zionist entity “Israel” should come after an agreement is reached between the Palestinians and Tel Aviv, and not the other way around.

“Some countries have begun moving, both openly and in secret…this is rejected, and we the Palestinians will continue to absolutely reject this, no matter which country does this. You must respect the decisions on which you have signed off,” he said.

On Tuesday, “Israeli” media cited Sudanese foreign ministry spokesman as announcing an “impending” normalisation agreement with Tel Aviv. Sudan’s acting foreign minister, however, denied knowledge of such talks with Zionist entity “Israel”.

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