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March 2012 Updates

There have been some significant news items as well as analysis this month which has rarely made it into the mainstream Australian media. Note the recent Wikileaks cables, both significant, particularly in regard to US, UK, and French interference in … Continue reading

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To understand “Arab Spring” in Syria: Basic Reference List

Abdo al Tallawi and his two sons and nephew were killed on 17 April 2011 in Homs by ‘armed men’.  I made reference to the killings of these four people in May, 2011: http://pool.abc.net.au/media/syria-questions-must-be-asked-and-answered   They were related to a good … Continue reading

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Syria and Syrians Today and Yesterday

Below is an interaction between a Guest to my Pool page and me.  The responses remain relevant in regard to the current crisis in Syria. http://pool.abc.net.au/media/syria-questions-must-be-asked-and-answered ********************************************************************************************** Guest (not verified) said 10 months ago “Syrians are a sophisticated people.  They … Continue reading

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“If people really knew ….”

Syrians in Beit Jabri, Damascus, 2010 “If people really knew, the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don’t know, and can’t know.” Lloyd George, Dec 1917        “Truth is the first casualty of war,” Aeschylus PEACE, NOT TERROR … Continue reading

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Comment in response to Nick Cohen’s article on Syria censored by The Guardian, perhaps

Friends sent me a link to Nick Cohen’s article in The Guardian, “The West has a duty to intervene in Syria”, Jan 1st, 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/01/nick-cohen-intervene-in-syria?commentpage=2#start-of-comments I wrote a response to it in the comment box and kept a copy (see … Continue reading

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Australians are being prepped to accept ‘foreign intervention’ in Syria

It is extraordinary that ‘foreign intervention in Syria’ is starting to be discussed in our media as if it is the only option for dealing with the crisis in that country.  This is despite the fact that such an intervention … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Missteps in the Syrian Opposition’s Propaganda Effort

Today I received an email from Stratfor which began – Dear Stratfor Member, We have learned that Stratfor’s web site was hacked by an unauthorized party. As a result of this incident the operation of Stratfor’s servers and email have … Continue reading

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RESEARCH & VISION NEEDED TO PREVENT WAR

1.      President Bashar al-Asad is regularly denounced in our media, but beyond the clichés, what do we know about him?  U.S. academic David Lesch informs us in his book “New Lion of Damascus” that Basher al-Asad spent 18 months training … Continue reading

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Camus on evil in the world

Albert Camus, The Plague, “The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding.”

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Response to “Inside Syria”

Response to “Inside Syria”, 360 Documentaries, RN, 10/12/11  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/syria/3709714 Hoping for a discussion or even a debate about events in Syria, I posted the following comment onto the 360 Documentaries webpage. It is yet to be published, but I’m hopeful. … Continue reading

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