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FAIR is once again unfair to the Syrian people

Jim Naureckas of an organization called Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, which cares about fairness, and accuracy, in reporting, is curiously convinced that when activists on the ground in Syria say that “None of the areas targeted” by Russia’s bombing … Continue reading

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Syria’s rebels are empire’s pawns (except America’s favorite proxy)

Perhaps the most humorous aspect of the latest drivel published by Jacobin in defense of the Syrian regime headed by Bashar al-Assad is the way the “anti-imperialist” author is forced by their own tautological premise to downplay the decisive role … Continue reading

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A review of ‘Syrian Notebooks’

I read and then wrote things about journalist Jonathan Littell’s account of his trip to Syria in January 2012. Read those things at Inter Press Service.

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Netanyahu, Sisi and Assad: Peas in a pod

Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to al Qaeda, ISIS and other extremist Islamist groups Tuesday as he implored the international community to hold Palestinian militants responsible for the bloodshed in Gaza. Israel’s top politician said Hamas must … Continue reading

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All the news I feel like printing

“The Starving of Yarmouk, Then the Capture” After Bashar al-Assad’s regime spent nearly two years massacring Palestinians in Yarmouk camp, after regime bombardments destroyed nearly 70 percent of the camp, after thousands were arrested and tortured to death, and after … Continue reading

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In 2011, Syria ‘did not know poverty’

A delegation of old crackpot commies associated with the Workers World Party, for whom every despotic government is either “U.S.-backed and bad” or “not U.S.-backed, so actually good and even communist,” recently travelled to Syria to commend dictator Bashar Assad … Continue reading

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This ain’t ‘anti-imperialism’

Ah, 2003: When opposing imperialism meant opposing imperialism, not simply denying the existence of evil in the world or, worse yet, defending it as good and just. The warmongers’ claim that opponents of invading and destroying Iraq were mere apologists … Continue reading

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