Tag Archives: Middle East

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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Syrian Archbishop says "Public opinion in the West is held hostage by the media"

Archbishop John Darwish leads the Melkite Archdiocese of Furzol, Zahle and Bekaa in Lebanon. He is Syrian born and, when we visited him as a part of the Mussalaha delegation in April 2013, he was evidently deeply concerned for the people … Continue reading

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How Obama Lost the First Battle for Damascus

How Obama lost the first battle for Damascus by Father Dave Smith A good propaganda system aims at controlling the public dialogue, and in the marketing of war one technique that has proven very successful in recent years has been … Continue reading

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Why the Saudis want to get rid of Assad

Here’s an excellent interview with Toby Jones (professor of Middle East history at Rutgers University) shedding light on the role of the Saudis in Syria. Most of Assad’s other enemies have clear motives. Doha wants to put a natural gas pipeline … Continue reading

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Pope calls for fasting and prayer for Syria!

This is a Vatican translation of the Pope’s address, given in St. Peter’s Square on September 1st, 2013. If only more church leaders would follow his example! www.zenit.org…… Dear Brothers and Sisters, Hello! Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish … Continue reading

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The US fails to make the case against Assad

This is an important article by Virginia Tilley, doing a serious, line by line, analysis of the US document that is being used to justify intervention in Syria.  Tilley is a political scientist of great renown. She is well known … Continue reading

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"Arming the rebels will not help Syria" says Mairead Maguire

The following is a press release from “The Peace People” of Northern Ireland. You can find out more about their wonderful work via their website – peacepeople.com… 26th August 2013 Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace laureate, today appealed to the Rt. Hon. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis prays for Syria

Pope Francis: Contemplate Jesus’ Suffering in the People of Syria Pontiff Meets With Relief Organizations Aiding Humanitarian Efforts in War-Torn Country Vatican City, June 05, 2013 (Zenit.org……) Junno Arocho Esteves This morning, Pope Francis met with humanitarian and relief organizations … Continue reading

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