Tag Archives: Damascus

A Battle for Two Cities

The Syrian regime is pouring all available resources into its defense of the two main cities of Syria: Damascus and Aleppo. While simultaneously constructing an Alawi enclave in the northwest, the Assads understand that maintaining control of these central urban … Continue reading

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Syrian Diplomat: Regime carried out Damascus bombings

In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Nawaf Fares, a senior Syrian diplomat who defected to the rebel side asserted that the Assad regime was responsible for a major act of terror in Damascus, which was blamed at the time … Continue reading

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Analysis: A Bus Blows up in Damascus – Exploding Tire or Terror Strike?

Gloria Center- 07/12/2009 The Syrian authorities are currently trying to attribute the blast Thursday on a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims near the Saida Zeinab mosque in Damascus to an exploding tire. However, eyewitnesses earlier reported a bomb explosion on the … Continue reading

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We’ll take the Dowry – You keep the Bride

Jerusalem Post- 31/07/2008 A fourth round of indirect talks between Syrian and Israeli representatives was concluded in Istanbul this week and as the Turkish mediators kept themselves in shape conveying messages between the hotel rooms of the two countries’ delegations, … Continue reading

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US Raid shows Assad’s over-Estimation

Jerusalem Post- 29/10/2008 This week’s US raid across the Iraqi-Syrian border resembles a number of similar actions carried out by American forces against al-Qaida targets over the last year in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan. It demonstrates a US … Continue reading

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Rewarding Bad Behavior

Global Politician- 12/01/2011 US President Barack Obama’s recent decision to appoint a new ambassador to Damascus is further proof positive of the effectiveness of the strategy pursued by Syria over the last half decade. It also showcases the sense that … Continue reading

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The Weatherman and the Wind

05/04/2010 Bob Dylan wrote that “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” With great respect to Dylan, however, if you are truly looking to ascertain the direction of the winds in a particular place and … Continue reading

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The Culture of Tyranny

13/02/2008 The ancient city of Damascus received another mark of recognition last week. Following in the wake of Liverpool – which was recognized as the European Capital of Culture, and Stavanger in Norway, which was named the non-EU European Capital … Continue reading

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Homecoming for a Child-killer

Global Politician -17/07/2008 The deal for the return of convicted terrorist Samir Kuntar, four Hizbullah men captured in the 2006 Second Lebanon War and a number of corpses in return for the remains of kidnapped IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and … Continue reading

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Damascus Gets What it Needs

Global Politician- 25/05/2009 In his letter to Congress announcing the renewal of US sanctions on Syria, President Barack Obama was specific regarding the reasons for his decision. Syria, the President said, was “supporting terrorism, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and … Continue reading

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