Category Archives: Syria

Syria – the key to understanding the Middle East


The crisis in Syria has been raging for more than 16 months, and it is still a toss up about how this will end. The problem that I have with the Syrian situation is that I have not fully understood … Continue reading

Posted in Al Qaeda, Syria

Yemen, Syria and Libya


Always keep in mind that I remain suspicious of those who are behind the protests, however, there is another more important principle at play – human rights and the right to freedom of speech, which in turn means the right … Continue reading

Posted in Libya, Syria, Turkey, Yemen

Syria – why we must speak up and why the UN must condemn the Assad regime


Just like Moammar Gadhafi, the President of Syria and his regime cannot be believed. The situation in Syria started off slowly but is now every bit as bad as the situation that existed in Libya at the point where the … Continue reading

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Syria – what is the truth?


The Syrian authority is about to launch a massive raid against the town of Jisr al-Shughur, claiming that 120 police were killed at the hands of “armed gangs” in the town. However, in Syria, and in Libya these “armed gangs” are … Continue reading

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Syria – the situation for citizens is getting worse


Since I cannot totally trust the LSM when it comes to accurately reporting who is behind the protests, I have to take them at their word regarding Syria. I do not know if these people are Islamists. I know virtually … Continue reading

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Syria – we should not be silent


I am a Catholic. I believe that it is necessary to look beyond religion when it comes to basic human rights in countries that are not Christian. I believe that there are times when it is necessary to speak out against … Continue reading

Posted in Libya, Syria

Yemen – civil war beckons


The Yemeni President, Saleh survived an attack at the Presidential palace. A number of government officials were wounded – some of them critically. The imam who was doing his thing at the mosque inside the compound was one of the … Continue reading

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Yemen turns tribal, defections continue in Libya, more deaths in Syria


In Yemen a major tribal leader has turned against Saleh, this is a new situation with renewed fighting, and with people fleeing for their lives: • Fighters loyal to Sadeq al-Ahmar, the tribal leader who this week turned against Yemeni … Continue reading

Posted in Libya, Syria, Yemen

Syrian authorities attempt to whitewash death of Hamza


Call me a person who is very cynical when it comes to the propaganda that comes from any Middle East regime. The parents of Hamza said that he had marks on his body that indicate that he was tortured and … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Islam, Libya, Syria, theocracy

The face of the Syrian protests


Just as Neda became the face of the Iranian protests due to her death being recorded live and broadcast on Youtube, Hamza al-Khateeb is the new face of the Syrian protests. He was 13 years old, and he was tortured … Continue reading

Posted in Syria