Archive for the ‘Syria’ Category
Amid the chorus of international condemnation for Bashar Al-Assad, Russia’s disapproval has been decidedly tepid. (more…)
Wikileaks is at it again, this time releasing more than 2 million “embarrassing” emails from Syrian government and business officials.
The emails, which date from August 2006 to March 2012, are coming to light as Syria remains embroiled in 16-month violent rebellion.
“The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents. It helps us not merely to criticize one group or another, but to understand their interests, actions and thoughts. It is only through understanding this conflict that we can hope to resolve it,” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in a statement on the group’s website.
Recently, I’ve been reading Stephen Coll’s insightful and terrifying book Ghost Wars, about the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the creation of Al Qaeda (more…)
For more than a year, and particularly in recent months, the “Syrian crisis” has dominated Middle East news. (more…)
Viewpoint from a Syrian in Lebanon whose family is still in Holms
On March 23, 2012, a Syrian man named Hussein was walking by the Sea Port in Lebanon with a sad look on his face. His heart was somewhere else. (more…)
May Chidiac, a courageous Maronite Christian Lebanese Journalist, literally lost an arm and a leg in an assassination attempt (more…)
TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama and his NATO partners remain delusional and are now probably quaking in their designer shoes over a potential military confrontation with the Big Russian Bear. (more…)