Syria News Wire

Syria News Wire header image 4

Entries from October 2011

Damascus with Love

October 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Culture

I haven’t felt much like blogging lately. With Syrians killing Syrians it felt inappropriate to offer my purile analysis. I started this blog to cover Syrian news at a time when most westerners couldn’t even find the country on a map. Now everyone and his dog (especially his dog) is a Syria expert.  I’ve spent […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Civil war talk in Syria

October 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Politics

There is a real danger that the more you talk these things up, the greater the likelihood of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Today, three stories with near-identical headlines. And that’s in addition to the NYT’s article on Saturday. BBC: Is the Syria uprising heading towards civil war? When some of their wives tried to cross the […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Don’t mention the S-word

October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Politics

Sectarianism has become something of an elephant in the room. Anyone who mentions it is battered down. Syria is the exception. Syria is different, we are told. No it’s not. The hatred was there long before this war started, and it’ll be there long after it’s finished. Ignoring a problem is never a good way […]

[Read more →]

Tags: