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Against imperialist regime-change intervention in Syria and the Middle East
Annis, Roger; Courneyeur, Felipe Stuart
Article
2017
David Bush has published an appeal for reasoned and informed discussion in Canada of the war and humanitarian disaster in Syria. Roger and Courneyeur write this essay as a contribution to the discussi...
Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
Norton, Ben
Article
2017
Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
Parry, Robert
Article
2017
The U.S. government and the mainstream media have rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
An Awkward Silence - Burying The Hersh Revelations of Obama's Syrian Deceit
Article
2013
All governments lie, the US journalist I.F. Stone once noted, with Iraq the most blatant example in modern times. But Syria is another recent criminal example of Stone's dictum.
The Balance of Probabilities
Murray, Craig
Article
2017
Unlike the famous chemical weapons "attack" portrayed by the BBC in Saving Syria's Children, it does appear that in the latest incident at Idlib there was real horror inflicted by chemical attack of s...
British Government-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
Khalek, Rania
Article
2016
The Revolutionary Forces of Syria media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government as a propaganda outlet.
Canadian journalist and activist killed in Syria: Ali Mustafa, In Memoriam
Anderson, Jared
Article
2014
I will never forget when I first met Ali Mustafa. It was September 2012, during my first year at York and just before I joined Students Against Israeli Apartheid (Ali was a former member), where he di...
The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria: The Latest Pack of Lies?
SCHREINER, Ben
Article
2013
Washington is digging deep to conjure up a pretext for yet another war of aggression in the Middle East. The White House claims that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons aga...
A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
Martirosyan, Lucy
Article
2016
Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq. Despite supporters initially celebrating Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions, many Germans have begun voicing concerns abo...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
Connexions Other Voices - August 27, 2017: Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
The Danger in Lebanon: Against The Current vol. 120
Achcar, Gilbert
Article
2006
The assasination [of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri] resulted in the intensification of the campaign by the USA and France against the Syrian presence and influence in Lebanon. This press...
The Death of a Reporter
Prashad, Vijay
Unclassified
2014
Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation.
Debunking Obama's Chemical Weapons Case Against the Syrian Government: Fact and Fiction
Draitser, Eric
Article
2013
The "U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government's Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013" is a poorly constructed attempt to justify the politically, militarily, and morally unjustifiable...
Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise
Johnston, Diana
Article
2016
Everyone claims to want to end the war in Syria and restore peace to the Middle East. Well, almost everyone.
Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA's Efforts to Overthrow Syria's Government
Johnson, Adam
Article
2015
FAIR has noted before how America's well-documented clandestine activities in Syria have been routinely ignored when the corporate media discuss the Obama administration's "hands-off" approach to the ...
The erasure of Syrian voices in Western media
Khalek, Rania
Article
2017
Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.
Fake news about the Rojava revolution
Fredman, Nick
Article
2017
Sharply different opinions have developed among the radical left in recent years towards the Syrian radical democratic movement led by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) -- an initially Kurdish-based fo...
'Flooding the Zone' with Bullshit on Syria
al-Gharbi, Musa; McNeil, St
Article
2013
In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has been embarked on a massive propaganda campaign they call “flooding the zone.” We hope to provide the most direct and systematic refutation of the Administ...
The Fog of Intelligence: Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog ...
From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
Mather, Yasmine
Article
2014
When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of ...
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad –...
Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
Anderson, Mitchell
Article
2015
The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to...
How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room
Weaver, Matthew
Article
2013
A Leicester-based blogger's monitoring of weapons used in conflict has been taken up by media and human rights groups. Never having been near a warzone has not stopped him from breaking some of the mo...
How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation
Sterling, Rick
Article
2017
The mainstream U.S. media now reports as "flat-fact" the Syrian government's guilt in the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite dire...
How Syria's Secular Uprising Was Hijacked by Jihadists: Al Qaeda's Second Act
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2014
On Syria's descent into a sectarian civil war.
How the West's Economic Sanctions are Inflicting Suffering on Ordinary Syrians
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2016
The US and EU economic sanctions on Syria are causing huge suffering among ordinary Syrians and preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a leaked UN internal report.
How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria
Blumenthal, Max
Article
2016
Created by Western governments and popularized by a top PR firm, the White Helmets are saving civilians while lobbying for airstrikes.
The Illusion of Debate: Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
The Imaginary Cuban Troops in Syria
Peppe, Matt
Article
2015
Fair-and-balanced Fox News reported on Wednesday that "Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and...
In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al-Qaeda
Khalek, Rania
Article
2017
Khalek criticizes Western media for their failure to report on attacks in Syria because to do so would highlight how the West has been responsible for prolonging Al-Qaeda's bloodshed.
Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
Blumenthal, Max
Article
2016
Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record: Nothing Can Justify Torture
Bailey, Eric
Article
2012
America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
Cole, Juan
Article
2015
US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) w...
ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2015
The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-ou...
It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?
Hitchens, Peter
Article
2017
Today’s frenzy over alleged use of poison gas in Syria is the 2017 version of Anthony Blair’s WMD in Iraq. Why can you not see it? Did you think they would do it in exactly the same way again? You are...
Just How Gray Are the White Helmets of Syria?
Oberg, Jan
Article
2016
While thousands of humanitarian organisations around the world are struggling fiercely with diminishing support from governments and the public, one has achieved a surprising amount of support from We...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
Editor
Article
2015
If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
Lying to Ourselves About the Air War: The Killers
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and ...
Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
Ditz, Jason
Article
2014
From the moment the US began sending lethal arms to Syrian rebel factions, there was a chorus of people expressing fears that those arms would end up in the “wrong hands,” and US officials insisted th...
Massacres That Matter - Part 1 - 'Responsibility To Protect' In Egypt, Libya And Syria
Edwards, David
Article
2013
Where offending states fail to live up to this responsibility by inflicting genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity on their own people, the international community has a responsi...
No Easy Victories
Article
2013
In today's "new Middle East" with its cauldron of Arab upheavals and the likelihood of longterm revolutionary processes, the United States cannot dictate terms unilaterally.
Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
Turse, Nick; Englehardt,Tom
Article
2015
The U.S. has been warring with the Islamic State (IS) for more than a year now. The centerpiece of that war has been an ongoing campaign of bombings and air strikes in Syria and Iraq, thousands upon t...
Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
Bennis, Phyllis
Unclassified
2014
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
Obama's Obscenities on Syria: Obama Offers No Evidence Assad was Behind Poison Gas Attack in Damascus, Yet Defends Unprovoked War Anyway
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2013
President Obama did not give any compelling evidence to prove that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was behind the alleged Sarin attack on residents of a suburb of Damascus.
On Syria Crisis and Prospects
Moghadam, Val
Article
2013
This article speculates and considers the probable outcomes and consequences that could result if a U.S. bombing campaign against Syria takes place.
On the Perils of Imperialism
Ahmed, Hisham H.
Article
2013
Barak Obama's September 10, 2013 address, originally meant to mobilize Congress in support of an authorization for using military force against Syria, turned into a "life-saving" speech for Obama avoi...
'Only I and my paper were prosecuted': Journalist who exposed Turkey's hospitality for jihadists
Article
2015
Jihad fighters are treated in Turkey with state complicity; Journalist Dogu Eroglu of the opposition daily BirGun (One Day) was prosecuted.
Over-grazing and desertification in the Syrian steppe are the root causes of war
Serra, Gianluca
Article
2015
Civil war in Syria is the result of the desertification of the ecologically fragile Syrian steppe, which began in 1958 when the former Bedouin commons were opened up to unrestricted grazing. That led...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Carter, Jimmy
Book
2006
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
Photographing Tragedy: What Victims Actually Want
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2013
What is the use of a photo when the human conscience has grown numb, and barely appreciates the artistic expression of the photo, not the moral and political crisis it represents?
Preparing For More Slaughter in Syria: Moloch's Minions
Floyd, Chris
Article
2013
it is likely that Western leaders will give the nod to launch the airstrikes that will kill a large number of human beings.
Press for Conversion #51: May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
Putting Syria Into Some Perspective
Blum, William
Article
2012
The 19th- and 20th-century colonialist-imperialist mentality is alive and well in the West.
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Red Lines Drawn with Syrian Blood: The Problems With Obama's Case Against al-Assad
al-Gharbi, Musa
Article
2013
The US and its allies are likely to carry out an attack on Syria in the very near future whether or not Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons.
Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed by U.S.-Led Bombing of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the ...
Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria
West, Sarah Myers
Article
2015
When an oppressive regime blocks Internet access during social unrest, violence usually follows. This is a pattern that has become famous with the Arab Spring but is the violence that follows a respon...
Revolution and counter-revolution in Syria
Halaby, Marcus; Copley, Sam
Article
2015
A large part of the Western left and radical media have written off the struggle against the totalitarian Assad regime in Syria as irretrievably lost. Effectively, for them, the counterrevolution has ...
The Right Kind Of Terror
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2012
When is an act of terrorism not terrorism? When the victims are officially sanctioned state enemies.
Roads to the Arab Uprisings: Book review of "The Journey to Tahrir" eds. Sowers and Toensing and "The Arab Revolts" eds. McMurray and Ufheil-Somers
Wainer, Kit Adam
Article
2013
The strength of all the essays in these two collections is that the principal trends the authors analyzed have become critical background to recent events in Egypt and Syria during the summer of 2013,...
Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment: Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...
70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels
Fisk, Robert
Article
2015
Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did ...
The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspe...
Six Ways the Media Has Misreported Syria: How One-Sided Reporting is Facilitating Escalation
Mehrpouya, Afshin
Article
2012
The Western mainstream media’s coverage of the Syrian conflict has been mostly simplistic and black & white with a Hollywoodian good (opposition) and evil (Syrian government) story.
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
Stop That Shit
Avnery, Uri
Article
2006
Whoever longs for a solution must know: there is no solution without settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Subterfuge of Syrian Chemical Weapons: Investigating a Forgone Conclusion
Nasser, Nicola
Article
2013
UN independent commission is investigating whether or not chemical weapons were used in Syria.
Syria chemical warfare claims aim to provoke Western intervention
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2013
The unsubstantiated charges that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus killing large numbers of civilians have all the hallmarks of a st...
Syria, "Credibility" and Historical Amnesia: Grandpa Made Mustard Gas
Pein, Corey
Article
2013
The first casualty of war is truth. Comparison between WWII and the Syria situation.
Syria in the Crosshairs: The Kosovo Precedent
Spinney, Franklin
Article
2013
Some high officials in the Obama Administration consider the 1999 war in Kosovo to be a precedent for justifying cruise missile strikes in Syria.
Syria and the Left: Time to Break the Silence
Draitser, Eric
Article
2016
The cold, hard reality of the war in Syria is that the violence, bloodshed, and chaos continues unabated while the Left, such as it is, continues on in a state of schizophrenic madness. Different poin...
1953 - 2002 - 2016: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
Deboer, Fredrik
Article
2016
A history of McCarthyism, or red-baiting, in US politics to justify or bolster foreign war efforts, and how the recent Syrian involvement has brought about a revival of McCarthyist discourse and tacti...
"Syrian people are asking for our solidarity. The local civilian councils are a good place for us to start": Reporting From the Inside
Ali, Mustafa; Stefan, Christoff
Article
2013
In 2013 Syria is on the verge of collapse. What began as a grassroots protest movement, inspired by revolutionary action in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Middle East, is now a bloody civil war....
The Syrian Target: Why Only an All-Out War Can Depose Assad
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2013
Syria is close to becoming the target of a major Western military intervention
'This Madman Must Be Stopped' : Syrian Chemical Weapons
Edwards, David
Article
2013
The White House claims that US intelligence assessed 'with varying degrees of confidence' that 'the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent s...
Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, there seems little question that the number of civilians being killed by the U.S. in Iraq and Syria -- already quite high under Obama -- has increased...
Understanding the counter-revolution
Bouharoun, Jad
Article
2017
A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes: Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real
Ditz, Jason
Article
2015
The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to ...
A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors.
War With Syria and its Repercussions: A Smoldering Tinderbox
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2013
Obama seems intent on going to war with Syria. The U.S. will be leading Europe, Arab and Israeli allies while pushing an already unstable Middle East into full fledged regional chaos, which could inst...
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2016
Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong: A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2013
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...
The 'White Helmets' and the Inherent Contradiction of America's Syria Policy
Ritter, Scott
Article
2016
The danger faced by the White Helmets is not a fiction -- to date, 141 first responders affiliated with the Syrian Civil Defense have been killed while performing their duty. And although their claims...
Why Is the Truth on Syria Difficult To Decipher?
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
According to Steven Kinzer, the American media's misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance which is enabling the American government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the w...
Won't Get Fooled Again? Hyping Syria's WMD 'Threat'
Edwards, David
Article
2012
Reading about crimes of state over many years, it is tempting to try to fathom the mind-set of political leaders. What actually is going on in their heads when they order sanctions that kill hundreds ...

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Aleppo boy versus ‘Mosul girl’: How the Western MSM peddles war propaganda
Bridge, Robert
2017
While much of the developed world knows of 'Aleppo boy' Omran Daqneesh, how many have heard of an equally tragic story involving a five-year-old girl named Hawraa, the sole survivor of a US-coordinate...
Demanding an end to the crimes and abuses towards journalists and media workers in Syria
2013
Syrian journalists are now facing an increasing deadly threat since 2013: the Jihadists militias. Statement jointly signed by Syrian media, Syrian NGOs, leading international NGOs and high profile per...
Free Key Rights Defenders: Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands
Sources News Release
2014
The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 55 human righ...
IFJ condemns killing of third Syrian journalist
International Federation of Journalists
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned the killing of Syrian journalist Thaer al-Ajlani who died covering fighting between the Syrian army and rebels in Jobar, east of t...
IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish released from prison
2015
Renowned Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish, the International Press Institute's 2015 World Press Freedom Hero, has been freed after spending nearly three-and-a-half years behind bars on spurious terrori...
Middle East & North Africa: Region performs poorly, Israel nose-dives
Sources News Release
2009
For the first time Israel is not at the head of the Middle Eastern countries in the press freedom index. By falling 47 places to 93rd position, it is now behind Kuwait (60th), United Arab Emirates (86...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
Sources News Release
2009
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
1,000 Days of Syria – Turning War Journalism into a Game
Parkin, Simon
2014
How an American journalist is attempting to tell the story of Syria’s conflict through an online adventure game.
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...
Surprise Syrian showdown: 'Pentagon-backed rebels fighting CIA-backed rebels'
2016
American soldiers never used to shoot at CIA agents, and vice-versa, but that's what’s reportedly happening in the northern part of Syria, former CIA officer Ray McGovern says. In February, the CIA-ar...
Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists
Beiser, Elana
2013
The conflict in Syria, a spike in Iraqi bloodshed, and political violence in Egypt accounted for the high number of journalists killed on the job in 2013.
Syrian Minority Fear the End of Fighting More Than War Itself
Persecution of the Christians
Cockburn, Patrick
2012
If the opposition National Coalition, recognised by 130 countries as the legitimate government of Syria, does ultimately take power then its most effective fighting force will be Jadhat al-Nusra, with...
Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
Gavlank, Dale; Ababneh, Yahya
2013
Consider this: the only beneficiaries from the atrocity were the rebels, previously losing the war, who now have Britain and America ready to intervene on their side. While there seems to be little do...
Three emblematic victims of Syria's ruthless censorship
Sources News Release
2015
On the eve of a long-delayed decision in the trial of Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), and two of his assistants Reporters Without Borders reiter...
UN 'Travesty': Resolutions Of Mass Destruction - Part 1
2012
Far from bringing an end to the violence, UN Resolution 1973 unleashed overwhelming Western force in pursuit of regime change, in a war that was fought to the bitter end. To ensure the right outcome, ...

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