Ziad Majed lists their boiler-plate deflective answers to embarrassing questions (Arabic) and concludes that the fall of the Syrian regime would end with it an entire tradition of empty rhetorical grandstanding.
Very nice story (French) to share. But I looked at the YouTube video and something felt wrong. I finally realized what it is: It’s really weird to use a cellphone camera to take a video of a message being sent by a carrier pigeon, and then upload that video to YouTube. Why not send the message using a […]
Remember this? When someone brazenly impersonated the Syrian ambassador in France and called France 24 to denounce her regime? Well it seems the Syrian regime has finally gotten its payback.
A nice find by Brian Whitaker. So much for “spontaneous” demonstrations..
You know what’s better than a web hack? A web hack that doesn’t look like a web hack.. Update: This story could be too good to be true..
They have formed a Facebook group. In Lebanese code-speak, “Lebanese from the south” is a euphemism for people who live in majority-Shiaa areas that overwhelmingly vote for Hezbollah. Such initiatives are helpful because, although small, they form symbolic and important stereotype-breakers. Like Egyptian copts who protected Muslim revolutionaries while praying in Cairo and Fadwa Suleiman, […]
Randa Slim on what the Chinese and Russian vetoes mean: The Syrian conflict is no longer just about a brutal dictator repressing peaceful protesters [...] The Syrian revolution is now the fault line in Middle Eastern politics, through which U.S.-Russian competition, the U.S.-Iran conflict, the Iran-Saudi regional rivalry, and the Shiite-Sunni ages-old conflict will play […]
Let’s say someone somewhere set up a website that allows you to buy guns that will be sent to the resistance in Syria. Forget for a moment that this is a brilliant idea for a scam and imagine it’s a legitimate site. Would you donate to it with a clear conscience? This is a hypothetical […]
Fascinating report from Robert Worth: It was meant to be a crowning moment in which Iran put its own Islamic stamp on the Arab Spring [...] As delegates flooded into a vast auditorium next to a space needle in western Tehran, a screen showed images of the Iranian revolution in 1979, morphing seamlessly into footage […]
I always enjoy The Onion‘s spoof reports, but for some reason I can’t get myself to like this one.