Tag Archives: syrian opposition

The Daily Beast: Contractors Ready to Cash In On ISIS War

 Obama pledged that the war against ISIS won’t be fought with U.S. ground troops. He didn’t say anything about contractors, who see this as “the next big meal ticket.” Partick Baz/AFP/Getty Eli Lake  The Daily Beast  September 13, 2014 America’s rapidly-expanding war against ISIS won’t involve large numbers of U.S. troops on the ground, President […]

Rob Prince: Military Humanitarian Intervention: the Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria

What’s needed in Syria is not military intervention, but a global peace offensive. By Rob Prince  Foreign Policy in Focus  February 14, 2014 (Note: Rob Prince teaches at the Korbel School of International Studies. Although tangentially, he has been associated with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies and has participated in a number of […]

The Corbett Report: Mimi Al Laham (“Syrian Girl”) Breaks Down the Geneva II Syrian “Peace” Talks

Mimi Al Laham (aka “Syrian Girl”) joins us once again to discuss the latest round of Syrian peace negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. We talk about what Syria hopes to accomplish with the talks, where we can expect negotiations to go from here, the chemical weapons disarmament issue, and questions about Al Qaeda’s relation to the […]

War Is A Crime> Syria News – Dec 13

Syria News – Dec 13  By bartolo – Posted on 12 December 2012   WarIsACrime.org  ‘Friends of Syria’ Recognize Syrian Opposition, Assad Fires Scud Missiles at Rebels – VOA Russia Criticizes U.S. Recognition of Syrian Opposition – NationalJournal.com France says not ready to arm Syrian opposition – Yahoo! News Canada tells Syrian opposition it won’t be recognized until […]

As’ad AbuKhalil> Syria: Shameful Performance of Western Media

Syria: Shameful Performance of Western Media By As’ad AbuKhalil – Mon, 2012-07-30 19:11- Angry Corner  Al Akhbar English The performance of the Western media (American, British, French and others) regarding the Syrian conflict has been quite shameful. One does not expect much from American media. Ill-informed foreign editors and correspondents and political cowardice turn American media […]

Part I> Blumenthal> The right to resist is universal: A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad’s apologists

The right to resist is universal: A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad’s apologists By Max Blumenthal    6.20.12    Max Blumenthal.com Editor’s Note: This posting represents one perspective in the international debate and propaganda war taking place in regard to Syria. A response to Mr. Blumenthal by Sharmine Narwani is posted as Part II.  WAMM’s postion […]

Skelton> The Guardian> The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?

The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking? The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look … Charlie Skelton   guardian.co.uk   Thursday 12 July 2012 10.48 EDT Click> Video> Inside Syria – Has the UN observer mission failed in Syria? The […]

Yu Zhixiao> Arming Syrian Opposition May Lead To Bloody Civil War

Arming Syrian Opposition May Lead To Bloody Civil War ByYu Zhixiao   February 24, 2012     Xinhua News Agency  BEIJING: The two-day Friends of Syria Conference, aimed at rallying  support for the Syrian opposition, starts in Tunis on Friday, and  outsiders will be watching closely whether it will grant essential  backing such as arms to […]