"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution" -- Aldous Huxley, 1931

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On April 13, Islamic Iran launched a retaliatory strike against the genocidal zionist regime. Coming almost two weeks after the zionists had bombed Iran’s consulate in Damascus, Syria, killing eleven people including three senior military commanders, Iran’s delayed retaliation was a historic masterstroke that radically changed the West Asian and global power systems.

 Iranian-aligned Lebanese media Al-Mayadeen, as well as Iranian state-run news agency IRNA is reporting that several explosions were heard inside of the U.S. base in the Omar oil field in the Deir Ezzur province.

Iranian state-run media IRNA and Russian state-run news agency Sputnik are reporting that seven missiles hit the U.S. base in the Omar oil field in eastern Syria on Friday night.

Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was confronted with protesters holding placards comparing him to Adolf Hitler while he made a goodwill-tour to NATO ally Turkey this week.

The German head of state carried 130 lbs (60 kilograms) of kebab meat and a kebab chef on his executive plane as a symbol of friendship with Turkey this week, but found his arrival protested by locals in the overwhelmingly Muslim nation for Germany’s policy of supporting Israel.

At least five rockets were launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, two Iraqi security sources said. 

The attack against U.S. forces is the first since early February when Iranian-backed groups in Iraq stopped their attacks against U.S. troops.

Iran had never attacked Israel prior to that point and Syria last fought Israel in 1973, over 50 years ago.

Israel, however, has regularly been assassinating Iranian officials and scientists and it has been frequently bombing Syria since 2017, increasing the pace to weekly and sometimes even daily attacks over the past six months paralleling the Gaza fighting.

The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) destroyed three militant hideouts in hard-to-reach mountainous terrain in the central Syrian governorate of Homs known as al-Amor ridge, the deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria announced on April 17

“The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed three hideouts, used by militants who left the al-Tanf zone and took refuge in hard-to-access areas of the al-Amor ridge in the Homs Governorate,” Major General Yury Popov said in a daily briefing.