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On Wednesday, as is usually the case, ABC News World News with Diane Sawyer , made no mention of Syria or the humanitarian crisis that is quickly evolving there, where already 600,000 Syrians ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:56 AM PST with 3 Recommends
After a two month siege, the Taftanaz military air base in Idlib province, the largest military air base in Syria, has fallen to Assad's opposition. This base has been the source of a relentless ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:35 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Yesterday the foreign ministers of Austria, Slovenia, Ireland and Denmark called for the Syria crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court. In a joint statement published by CNN ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 04:26 PM PST with 3 Recommends
As I have related before, the Friday after prayer services are named through an on-line vote by as many as 30,000 activists on submissions by groups to the main Syrian Revolution Facebook ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM PST with 0 Recommends
2130 political prisoners are being freed today by the Syrian government in exchange for the 48 Iranians detained by the Free Syrian Army. The Iranians claimed to be pilgrims but the FSA says they ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 10:50 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The NY Times has just publish a very interesting investigative piece that claims that in late November the Assad regime moved sarin gas components from their holding locations, mixed them and ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:53 PM PST with 5 Recommends
After the UN reports more than 60,000 dead in Syrian conflict, President Bashar al-Assad declares: "We won't stop as long as there is one terrorist in Syria" In his first major speech in six ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:03 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Syrian Assistance is reporting today that despite widespread pledges financial and military assistance from western countries and the certain knowledge in certain Left quarters that the whole ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 01:26 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Two years ago today Anonymous kicked off Operation Tunisia, as mass uprisings that would change the social fabric and political landscape of North Africa and the Middle East to its core were just ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 77 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:04 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A year ago the death toll resulting from the Assad regime crackdown on the uprising of the Syrian people against his rule stood at about 5,000, a year later it is about 45,000. The protest ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:31 PM PST with 3 Recommends
In comments to my dairy yesterday BREAKING: Massacre in Homs Syria right now! 150 burnt corpses found , some Kossacks questioned whether my reports were accurate or whether that diary should have ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:52 PM PST with 7 Recommends
It is my fervent wish that in 2013, the Syrian people, and the world see an end to the murderous Assad regime. It is also my prediction that 2013 will see an end to the Assad regime and that the ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 01:37 PM PST with 2 Recommends
364 martyr in #Syria thus far; 220 of them in Deir Balbaa neighborhood of #Homs . - LCC. This bloody day is not over yet — ☪†Damascus Tribune†☪ (@DamascusTribune) December 29, ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 78 comments on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM PST with 13 Recommends
With all that is going on, ABC Nightly News didn't mention Syria once last night. That doesn't sound like MSM is trying to build support for NATO intervention to me. Israel has spoken up to support ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM PST with 7 Recommends
News bit on Syria.... There are reports at this hour in ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 04:56 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I already mentioned this in my diary today on the UNAC statement but I thought it deserved its own "Breaking News" headline seeing how it involved crossing Obama's red-line in all. Last week we ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:12 PM PST with 11 Recommends
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:54 PM PST with 2 Recommends
What has turned into a very vicious and bloody civil war in Syria began as popular peaceful protests by large numbers of Syrians petitioning their government for change. At the most basic and ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM PST with 6 Recommends
This is clearly from the " For What Its Worth Dept. " but since I think it does pass the sniff test of plausibility, I thought I'd share this with you. From asharq alawsat , the leading Arabic ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM PST with 13 Recommends
we need gun control right now!!!!!! but stopping #assad isn't important at all, just ignore that. #syria — S K (@nolesfan2011) December 23, ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM PST with 11 Recommends