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The Gassing Game in Syria: Regime Change and Beyond

This excellent analysis of the latest crisis in Syria is penned by my friend, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of the International Movement for a Just World. Father Dave THE GASSING GAME IN SYRIA: REGIME CHANGE AND BEYOND By Chandra Muzaffar … Continue reading

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Regime changers declare war on Congresswoman

RISING US political star Tulsi Gabbard has been linked to Nazis and labelled a “dictator’s stooge” after daring to promote a peace agenda for war-ravaged Syria. The Hawaiian Congresswoman set off a firestorm when she advocated a break with the … Continue reading

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Beyond tolerance – Syria as a model for religious integration and harmony

Father Dave has just returned from a moving visit to war-ravaged Syria. One of the hard lessons he learned is that, in the face of aggressive, ‘takfiri’ Islam, Australians might need to rethink their attitudes to religious tolerance. DIVINE Service … Continue reading

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New year blighted by old problems

As the latest ceasefire settled across Syria’s killing fields, Father Dave and several other Australians of goodwill, were in the air. He put these thoughts together as a new Damascus year struggled to kick clear of the shadows of dark … Continue reading

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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

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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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Media turns its guns on Syria

  In war, truth is the first casualty THE QUOTE above is generally attributed to a Greek bloke called Aeschylus, a dramatist churning out blockbusters a good 500 years before Jesus Christ walked the earth. In the American age, however, … Continue reading

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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

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Chemical weapons, George the 2nd and pork pies

AS liberation battles gather pace in Aleppo and Mosul propagandists continue to muddy the waters. While the resistance to fundamentalist Islam in Iraq is hailed a fight for freedom by western media outlets, many of those mastheads pour scorn on … Continue reading

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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

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