14:24 [Mint Press News] (E)
By Eva Bartlett - A little over a year ago — just after the Syrian army and its allies liberated the towns and villages around eastern Ghouta from the myriad armed jihadist groups that had waged a brutal campaign of torture and executions in the area — I interviewed a number of the civilians that had endured life under jihadist rule in Douma, Kafr Batna and the Horjilleh Center for Displaced People just south of Damascus. A common theme emerged from the testimonies of those civilians: starvation as a result of jihadist control over aid and food supplies, and the public execution of civilians. Their testimonies echoed those of civilians in other areas of Syria formerly occupied by armed anti-government groups, from Madaya and al-Waer to eastern Aleppo and elsewhere.
23:49 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The moral bankruptcy of Western powers was exposed – inadvertently – with the recent publication of three separate news reports. Taken together the reports out last week illustrate the rank hypocrisy of Western governments. Also, the way that the reports were prioritized or left disconnected demonstrates how the Western mainstream media serves as a dutiful propaganda service for state and corporate power.
13:38 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Yesterday the news agencies Associated Press and Reuters mistranslated a speech by Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani. They made it sound as if Rouhani insulted U.S. President Donald Trump as `mentally retarded`. Rouhani never said that. The agencies previously made a similar `mistake`. A 2005 speech by then President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmedinejad was famously misquoted.
19:11 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
There is no evidence that Iran was behind Friday`s attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
15:44 [Off Guardian] (E)
Patrick Clawson, director at AIPAC spin-off WINEP 2012: “I mean look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down – someday one of them might not come up.”
13:30 [Press TV] (E)
Iran has rejected as "unfounded" US claims that it is responsible for the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, warning of "another Iranophobic campaign" being waged by Washington and its allies.
12:37 [Sana] (E)
Syrian air defenses have confronted an Israeli attack targeted some sites in southwestern Damascus and Quneitra, a military source said.
19:40 [Global Research] (E)
Syrian government forces allegedly committed yet another chemical attack, local opposition affiliated media reported last Sunday....On a side note, US Special Envoy for Syria James F. Jeffrey acknowledged that the US has no evidence of the Syrian army using chemical weapons. The Pentagon has also distanced itself from the State Department’s strong statement, cautiously stating that the military were “reviewing the situation.”
15:36 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The hot-air figures the U.S. used for its regime change efforts in Venezuela failed to do their job. The New York Times declares their movement "deflated". Eleven hours after the story went live (and the White House had called?) the headline changed. While it still repeats propaganda claims, the report makes clear that Guaidó is lacking public support