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Entries from June 2012

Has Assad lost ‘day-to-day control’ of Syria?

June 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Politics

Something very interesting caught my eye in the sidebar of this BBC story. BBC Middle East Bureau Chief Paul Danahar, who’s in Damascus, made the following claim: There is a sense in Damascus shared by many diplomats, international officials and those opposed to President Assad that his regime may no longer have complete and direct […]

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What’s up with Fisk?

June 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

Below his usual low standard, today Robert Fisk tells us that: “[In] Lebanon. Its press is free. Its people are. It got shot of Syria in 1995 (albeit at the cost of an ex-Prime Minister’s life)” So Hariri died 10 years before he was killed, apparently. “In Yemen, there are bad times – the government […]

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Playing cat and mouse with the Free Syrian Army

June 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

Another ‘we sneaked into Syria’ story. A brave journalist and photographer spent time with the FSA in Idlib. I’m not sure what to make of this. Opinions on Twitter please, @ me (@syrianews). Two hundred men and children shouted anti-Assad chants, drums beat loudly and people lifted their arms, swayed and waved flags and banners. […]

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