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Interview on areas of Control in Syria

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Are non Al Qaeda Syrian Rebels ‘Moderate’?

For elected representatives and the public to have the necessary discussion regarding action in Syria, it is crucial that a clear picture of the realities on the ground in Syria be presented. Regarding the Assad regime and its apologists, nothing … Continue reading

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Chemical Assad

The place of WMD in the dictator’s war strategy, Jerusalem Post, 30/8. As US and western forces prepare for what looks like imminent action in Syria, the debate over the chemical strike in Damascus continues. Why, opponents of intervention argue, … Continue reading

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Israel’s Summer is not quite over

Tablet, 29/8 The late summer quiet in Israel is no longer reassuring. The apparently imminent US attack on Syria has people on edge. There is a late rush to renew gas masks. The comments by a junior Syrian minister threatening … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda battles Kurds in Syria

Jerusalem Post, 16/8. Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, threatened this week to send forces into northern Syria, to defend beleaguered Kurds there. In the statement, issued on August 10, the Kurdish leader said that … Continue reading

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Wars within Wars in northern Syria

Jerusalem Post, 19/7: A senior figure in the Free Syrian Army this week said that al Qaeda in Syria were preparing to declare an ‘Islamic state’ in rebel-held northern Syria. This announcement came in the course of a frenetic period … Continue reading

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Qatari Power – and Irresponsibility – set to continue under new Emir

Jerusalem Post, 29/6. An event of a type exotically rare in the contemporary Arab world took place this week: namely, a bloodless transfer of power. The ruling, ailing Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamid bin-Khalifa al-Thani chose to step down. Power … Continue reading

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Plagiarized?

A BBC-Watch site accuses a BBC journalist of cribbing from one of my articles: http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2013/05/10/curious/ Yesterday I praised Paul Danahar for his realistic and reasoned analysis of the situation in Syria and compared it favourably against the efforts of Mark … Continue reading

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Hizballah enters the Syrian Abyss

Two Grad rockets were fired this week at the south Beirut suburb of Shiyah. This district borders the Dahiyeh – the stronghold in the city which houses the main offices of Hizballah. The decision to strike so close to Hizballah’s … Continue reading

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The Failure of Western Policy on Syria

Tower Magazine, May, 2013 The Syrian civil war has now entered its third year with no end in sight. Over 70,000 people have died. 1.5 million refugees have fled Syria, with another two million displaced within the country’s borders. According … Continue reading

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