Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
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Lower Your Expectations ? the Recovery is Settling In Tue Jan 19, 2016 22:40 | Michael Taft
?Wants? A US-style Taxation System? Tue Jan 12, 2016 15:15 | Michael Taft
How the influence of World Bank policies damaged China?s economy Mon Jan 11, 2016 18:52 | John Ross
Irish Left Review >>
The Bern Manifesto: Why I am Voting for Bernie Sanders Wed Jan 27, 2016 23:59 | Jerome Nikolai Warren
Kautsky â€“ The crisis of capitalism and the shortening of working time Mon Nov 09, 2015 22:34 | James O'Brien
How to do better things with words Fri Oct 23, 2015 07:38 | modulus
Syriza and Israel: Syrizaâ€™s response Thu Aug 20, 2015 18:10 | yeksmesh
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Spirit of Contradiction >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Editing letters to the Irish Times
Stephen Collins: An enemy of my country Anthony
Elaine Byrne: Suffering from chronic naivety Anthony
Free speech under state attack in Ireland Anthony
Denis O’Brien: Are the sharks moving in for the kill? Anthony
Public Inquiry >>
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Week Seventeen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: does Erdogan want war with Russia? Sat Feb 06, 2016 00:06 | The Saker
The situation with Turkey is rapidly getting out of control: not only have the Turks conducted artillery strikes across the Syrian border, Turkey has refused to comply with its obligations
Coming to a head in Syria Fri Feb 05, 2016 21:39 | The Saker
by Ghassan Kadi What started as a ?War On Syria?, allowed to grow and fester unabated, fueled and sponsored by eighty three nations spearheaded by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel
Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/02/05 ? Open Thread Fri Feb 05, 2016 18:13 | Saker-Admin
Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the
Documentary: Takfiri Sedition Fri Feb 05, 2016 17:36 | The Saker
This film traces the roots of takfirism, an unorthodox school of thinking that attribute itself to pure Islam in modern history, but that in reality has nothing to do with
The Debate ? Syria army gains, Russia airstrikes disappoint opposition Fri Feb 05, 2016 16:23 | The Saker
Mark Sleboda is, as always, superb. As for the other guy, well, the best I can say for him is that he is “typical” and leave it at that :-)
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Free Syrian Army Targets Innocent Civilians For Supporting The Government
anti-war / imperialism |
Thursday November 08, 2012 14:30 by Elric
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets.
Q: Dear Muhammad Hussam; please tell us more about the situation in your neighborhood, Aleppo . Have you personally witnessed the operations of the terrorists and foreign-backed armed groups in Aleppo ? How has been the response of the Syrian government to them?
A: The situation in my neighborhood is better now after the Syrian Arab Army had set up a few checkpoints in the area and cleaned some nearby neighborhoods from the terrorists. Unfortunately I've witnessed the operations of the so-called Free Syrian Army and it was like a nightmare. A few weeks ago they entered my neighborhood and a few adjacent neighborhoods; they forced people out of their homes by randomly shooting at windows and balconies, sometimes even firing RPGs at residential buildings and civilian cars, of course they did all that while screaming “Allahu Akbar” and the majority of the people in those neighborhoods are Christians and Armenians. This all happened in the early morning, a few Syrian security men arrived and stopped them from advancing for a few hours, until some Syrian Arab Army units arrived and started cleaning up the area. It took less than 24 hours for those neighborhoods to be clean of all terrorists. People started to get back to their homes in the next 48 hours, unfortunately many of the houses were damaged, and the terrorists even robbed them.
Q: The opponents of President Bashar Al-Assad say that with the upheaval of the Arab nations in the Middle East, the people of Syria also began to rise up against their government and demand a regime change in Syria and the ouster of President Assad. They cite demonstrations that took place in different cities of Syria and say that thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the government. Do you agree?
A: Firstly, everyday there are more evidence that this so-called Arab Spring was nothing but a staged act by the Zionist and Imperialist forces to install several puppet regimes, which is more evident now than before, I mean the post-“revolution” regimes in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen are nothing but puppets for USA and NATO, and I think the latest letter from the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt Mohammad Morsi to the Israeli president says it all. I'm not saying that Hosni Mubarak was any better, but it is clear now that this is just a big plan to install extremist Islamists regimes in the Middle East that promote Jihadist ideologies to actually justify a US attack on any of those countries, also to justify Israel's call for a Jewish state clear of any Arabs whether Christians or Muslims.
Secondly, I do admit that several demonstrations took place early in 2011 limited to a few places in Syria and in very small numbers with no more than 200-300 people. However, the mass media exaggerated, lied and manipulated facts in Syria all to serve the Imperialists goals in establishing a foreign intervention under any name; whether a humanitarian intervention, a UN peacekeeping force, or an international “Jihad”. ...