Category: Syria

You should be so lucky

My President Is Busy By Thomas L. Friedman, November 10, 2012   Israeli friends have been asking me whether a re-elected President Obama will take revenge on Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu for the way he and Sheldon Adelson, his foolhardy financier, openly backed Mitt Romney. My answer to Israelis is this: You should be so …

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Keeping clean is a dirty business

The Syrian army would like to appear squeaky clean. It isn’t By Robert Fisk, Monday 27 August 2012   Every day, a new massacre is reported in Syria. Yesterday, it was Daraya. Slaughter by Syrian troops, according to those opposed to Bashar al-Assad. Slaughter by Bashar’s “terrorist” opponents, the Syrian army said, producing the wife …

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The other side of the fork was chosen

Could Syria’s Current Predicament Have Been Avoided Over A Decade Ago? By Ehsani, Friday, August 3rd, 2012   Like nearly 25 million other Syrians, one cannot help but feel stunned and exasperated by the events engulfing our country.  How did we get here? How can a country long associated with “stability” suddenly unravel and enter …

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Rights and wrongs are rather more complex

Syria’s Shades of Gray By William Dalrymple, June 07, 2003   The United States has probably never been more engaged in the Middle East than now, with an American army of occupation in Iraq and President Bush promoting a Israeli-Palestinian road map to peace. Yet the Bush administration has virtually ignored Syria, which physically links …

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