Category: Syria

Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017   The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical …

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We expect people to die.

The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the ‘culturecide’ we’ve become so used to By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 June 2017 12:45 BST   Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now …

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Mother of all Hypocrisy

If Trump cares so much about Syrian babies, why is he not condemning the rebels who slaughtered children? By Robert Fisk, Monday 17 April 2017 12:15 BST   It was the Mother of all Hypocrisy. Some dead Syrian babies matter, I guess. Other dead Syrian babies don’t matter. One mass murder in Syria two weeks …

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Banned Muslims are Welcomed in Hot Springs

  Well, I’ve gotten myself into some weird situations, but today’s was the first time I ever felt the implied threat of physical intimidation.  There was the time Cliff Jackson and I infiltrated a Christianist Glenn Beck telecast from Jerusalem, sponsored mostly by our local Tea Party types.  There was the time Sherry (my beloved) …

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Blessed are those

This was CB’s sermon last Sunday, January 29, 2016…  

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Another odd element to our western outrage

It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America’s name By Robert Fisk, Thursday 15 December 2016 10:00 BST   So there was Samantha Power doing her “shame” bit in the UN. “Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a …

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Religious ideology is a tool

Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., February 22, 2016   In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I’ve made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against …

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