Tag Archives: Bashar Assad

Who’s fighting whom in Syria?

I was planning to write about the Syrian civil war some time ago but then events in Israel overtook me.  Make no mistake, the “knife intifada” – which includes stones, rocks and car-rammings too – is still ongoing, but it’s … Continue reading

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Catching up on the news

There’s a fair bit of news out there which I’ve wanted to catch up on but I ran out of time during the week, so here’s a quick summary of the main points I missed. The big news of this … Continue reading

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Escalation in the north, Israeli teen killed; more rockets in the south

A missile or mortar hit a civilian car on the Israeli side of the border on the Golan Heights, killing a 15 year old Israeli and severely injuring his father and 4 others: At least one person is dead and … Continue reading

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The (Ig)Nobel Peace Prize awarded to chemical arms watchdog – before they have accomplished their task

In the Orwellian fashion similar to that with which we are so familiar at the UN, the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an organization that has yet done anything to deserve it.  This year it is the … Continue reading

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The Cold War just got colder

We all thought the Cold War was over when the Berlin Wall fell and communist countries overthrew their corrupt dictatorships. Well, it appears we were wrong. Following is is a quick round-up of Putin’s latest shenanigans and interference in the … Continue reading

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Assad’s grandfather predicted sectarian violence in Syria and praised the Jews

This post by Elder of Ziyon led me to this article from a year ago by the Middle East expert Prof. Mordechai Kedar in the Jewish Press (h/t DavidinPT).  I will let Kedar’s words, and Assad Sr.’s, speak for themselves: … Continue reading

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