Don’t forget Syria!

Death toll approaching 40,000 (plus those wounded, arrested, psychologically injured... and approximately 2.5 million refugees (both internally and abroad)!)...Struggle approaching its 20th month...Winter approaching in destroyed towns and refugee camps throughout the region...Update on the new opposition here  The situation thus remains extremely dire and worrying from all points of view. Heavy fighting continues and …

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Are there jihadists in Syria?

I wake up with a poignant article by Nagib Aoun drawing a parallel between what is happening in Syria and the magnificent novel by Jean Paul Sartre "Les mains sales" ("As for myself, my hands are dirty. I have plunged my arms up to the elbows in excrement and blood. And what else should one do? Do …

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What I felt I needed to know about the Free Syrian Army

So everyone speaking about the Syrian conflict knows the country is heading towards a full blown-out civil war (some consider it is already the case) waged by the Syrian regular Army (mainly controlled by Assad's Alawites closest allies) and its thuggish militia, the shabiba, against the rebels, most of them organized under the banner of …

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