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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

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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

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Maaloula and Saydnaya – flowers of Syrian youth and beauty

We visited Maaloula and Saydnaya on the same day – two Christian villages only a short drive north of Damascus Maaloula is one of the few places on earth where Aramaic is still spoken – the language that Jesus spoke … Continue reading

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Supporting Syria – an address by Father Dave

An address given at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre on July 25th, 2014 It is hard to know how to talk about Syria as there are really two entirely different and competing narratives about Syria, and how you understand the … Continue reading

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Christians amongst the hardest hit in Syria

The Patriarch is a good man. People accuse him of being pro-government, but it’s impossible now, as a Christian, to side with the rebellion when the anti-Assad forces are completely dominated by Jihadist mercenaries determined to put an end to … Continue reading

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FSA to declare war on Jabhat Al-Nusra?!

Surely this is the beginning of the end for the Syrian ‘rebel alliance’. The Al-Nusra Front has brazenly murdered an FSA commander and the FSA has responded by threatening open war against Al-Nusra. Is it even sensible to refer to … Continue reading

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What the media is NOT telling you about Syria!

This is a polished and informative presentation from Ben Swann of the ‘truth in media’ project. I don’t know who Ben Swann is. Perhaps he has a dark side? Even so, his stated goal of bringing truth back into the … Continue reading

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Australia cuts off support for Syrian rebels!

Not only does Australia have a new Prime Minister, but now it’s taken a new stance on the Syrian conflict by  listing Jabhat al-Nusra as a terrorist organisation. This is a bold move by the Australian government, and one that puts … Continue reading

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