Archive for the ‘Syria’ Category

a post-Assad Syria

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Challenges for Israel

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Why Russia Supports Syria

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

 
Amid the chorus of international condemnation for Bashar Al-Assad, Russia’s disapproval has been decidedly tepid. (more…)

WikiLeaks releases Syrian emails

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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.

How is Syria now like Afghanistan then?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

 
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…)

Syria’s violence Spills over borders

Friday, June 8th, 2012

 
For more than a year, and particularly in recent months, the “Syrian crisis” has dominated Middle East news.  (more…)

The Syrian Crisis

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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…)

The Free Syrian Army; the West;

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Road to/from Bekka Valley between Lebanon and Syria [Photo: Haifa J. Church]

and Syrian President Bashar Assad

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May Chidiac: a noble Lebanese journalist and the tension in Syria

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Annaya Lebanon [Photo: Haifa J. Church]
 
May Chidiac, a courageous Maronite Christian Lebanese Journalist, literally lost an arm and a leg in an assassination attempt (more…)

NATO-Russian Faceoff Could Ensnare Israel

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Heightened Vigilance In Israel
 
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…)

Scores murdered as Syria intensifies crackdown

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Dumair, one of a number of predominately Sunni populated towns in Syrian, has been under siege by security forces cracking down on anti-government protests.

Saudi Arabia finally joined the growing international chorus of condemnation against Assad’s regime. But is it too little and too late? (more…)

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