Tag: Syria

It Is Going to Be Syria’s Turn

The visuals beamed from Tripoli last night had an eerie familiarity. Cars blowing horns, Kalashnikovs firing into the air, youth and children aimlessly wandering on streets littered with heaps of debris, western cameramen eagerly lapping up the precious words in broken English by any local fellow holding forth on the […]

Syria: the Cost of Crisis

Syria has entered the sixth month of anti-government riots, orchestrated from abroad. Protesters no longer seek moderate reforms, they aggressively demand Bashar Assad`s resignation. Western media accuse Damascus of ‘opposing democratic changes’. The former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Craig Roberts, had earlier explained what these changes were about: […]

The West and Syria

Unlike other Arab leaders confronted to a protest movement such as former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a wide political reform program coupled with a reasonable timetable extending until the end of 2011 at the most. This change which was initiated […]

“Western poker” in Syria

The current events confirm the forecasts made by experts, who became a skilled hand in analyzing the Western politics regarding the “undeveloped” countries. A week ago we wrote that we may soon expect sanctions against Syria. On May 18, the sanctions were imposed. President Barack Obama has announced that the […]

Syria Under Threat

The so-called popular protests hit Syria on the 15th of March in the southern city of Deraa and by today have reached the towns of Homs and Hama, the coastal region of Banias and Lattakia and the outskirts of Damascus. Tensions are also reported in areas inhabited by Kurdish minority. […]