Category Archives: syrian civil war

Fathers – don’t let your daughters grow up to be women

FATHERS in Eastern Aleppo are asking religious scholars if it is cool to kill their daughters before they are “captured and raped by Assad, Hezbollah, and Iranian militias”, Middle East Monitors reports. The publication, sometimes accused of links with the … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria news, syria now, syrian civil war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aleppo – where media ethics curled up and croaked

AS SYRIAN loyalists danced in the streets of newly-liberated Aleppo, western propaganda unleashed a chorus of anger from every shiny weapon in its high-tech arsenal. The big guns – Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN, Fox News, even Australia’s ABC – … Continue reading

Posted in syria news, syrian civil war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rebel, rebel – how couldn’t they know?

SUDDENLY, late in the Syrian day, one mainstream western news outlet is taking baby steps towards honouring the claim in its title. The Independent’s Robert Fisk has joined colleague, Patrick Cockburn, in calling bullshit on key elements of the propaganda … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria news, syrian civil war, syrian rebels, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

White Helmets for dummies – the mannequin challenge

WHILE White Helmets boss, Raed Saleh, was addressing sponsors and fans in the British Parliament on November 22, his group’s latest media stunt was being panned by foes and embarrassed friends, alike. The White Helmet Mannequin Challenge video was hastily … Continue reading

Posted in syria news, syrian civil war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aleppo – freedom on hold

WHY the interminable messing around about freeing the people of Aleppo from their  tormentors? Since Russian air power flew to the aid of the Syrian armed forces and their allies on the ground, it appears they have had both the capacity, and the will, … Continue reading

Posted in syria news, syrian civil war, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What hand will The Donald play on Syria?

WHAT does the election of billionaire property developer and reality tv star, Donald Trump, mean for terrorised Syrians? Some pro-Syrian commentators have hailed Trump’s rise to the top job in Washington as a breakthrough but that city’s leading newspaper counsels caution, … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria news, syrian civil war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Al sham – the name says it all

WHEN are the lads from Al-Qaeda not such a bad lot, after all? When they are having a crack at the Middle East’s last remaining secular government, it seems. That’s right, Al Qaeda – the mob who flew into the … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria news, syria now, syrian civil war, syrian rebels, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Disown the fundamentalists, Archbishop pleads with West

ALEPPO’S Catholic Archbishop is urging the west to drop its support for jihadi fighters and to, instead, back Syrians battling to free their second city. Monsignor Jean-Clement Jeanbart has called on France and other western nations to turn their backs … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria news, syrian civil war, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Propaganda and the ABC of war

By road, it is 626km from Mosul, Iraq, to Aleppo in Syria – the same distance, give or take a quick detour to pick up a kebab, as Sydney to Grafton in northern New South Wales. Makes you wonder why … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria news, syrian civil war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moderates – what moderates?

SOME US foreign policy analysts concede it is time for a “ruthless” look at whether CIA-backed fighters in Syria can be considered “moderate”, the Washington Post reports A senior US official told the Post this week, the battlefield performance of … Continue reading

Posted in Article, syria map, syria news, syrian civil war, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment