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Category: February 2018 issue

Seven Years of Killing Fields in Syria: An Imbroglio of Proxy Wars

By Gilbert Mercier, Associate Editor at The Indicter Magazine. We are reaching the seventh-year anniversary of the tragic conflict in Syria, which seems to evolve and get more complex as time goes on. If nothing else, with the recent downing of an Israeli F16 by the Syrian army of Bashar al-Assad, which was the first time an Israeli jet was shot down for breaching Syrian air space, the conflict could even grow, with sustained intrusions from Israeli military forces in Syria and tit-for-tat retaliations against Israel by Hezbollah opening a front between Israel and Lebanon. Diffusing the simmering tensions between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah has become imperative to avoid the conflict becoming regional, and the only party that can broker such…

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Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart– PART III (and Conclusion) of the series “Fake News & Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis”

  By Adam Larson   . Editor’s Note: This is the third part of the series in The Indicter, which comprises the following sections: Part 1. Introduction to Questioning the Massacre Stories Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion)   Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion) Parts 1 and 2 of this article examined two alleged massacres in Myanmar that have been substantiated with bodies. At Inn Din, the government admits its forces and allied locals were to blame for shooting and hacking to death ten Rohingya men. And yet activists have floated contradictory claims over how they were killed…

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Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik, A Massacre BY Rohingya? – PART II of the series “Fake News & Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis”

By Adam Larson Editor’s Note: This is the second part of the series in The Indicter, which comprises the following sections: Part 1. Introduction to Questioning the Massacre Stories Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion)   Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Besides Inn Din, there is at least one other massacre where bodies have been found as proof. This is near Kha Maung Seik, locally known as Fakira or Fawira Bazar, in the far north of Rakhine state. This was a mixed area, predominantly Rohingya Muslim, but including villages and areas where Rakhine Buddhists and…

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U.S. ‘Plan B’ for Syria and the Middle East, and the occupation of a third of Syria’s territory – Analysis

By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli, SWEDHR chairman and chief-editor of The Indicter. Update: The newly presented US Defence Department Budget [See Reference 21,  down below] indicates that the US troops in Syria and Iraq, which are now admitted being 5,500, stays also year 2019. Regarding Syria, the Defence Department is asking $ 555 million:  $300 million for Syrian “train and equip activities” and  $250m for “border security…” The television network RT asked me for a comment around the recent visit to Raqqa done by the USAID program chief together with the CENTCOM Commander. [1] Before to answer the items on the humanitarian situation in Raqqa associated with the reconstruction issue –80 percent of Raqqa dwellings remain “inhabitable”, according to…

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