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Assad blames everyone but himself for Syria’s ‘chaos’

By: David Blair The Arab Spring has achieved nothing but “chaos”, according to none other than President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. In one of his increasingly rare interviews, the beleaguered dictator of Damascus has chosen to opine that the successful revolutions … Continue reading

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High-profile defections in the Arab Spring

By: Olga Khazan A Syrian fighter pilot, Col. Hassan Hammadeh, “removed his air force tag and kneeled on the tarmac in prayer after landing his plane at King Hussein Air Base in Jordan” on Thursday, the AP reported: The Post’s Liz Sly … Continue reading

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Movie:12 Months Revolution |

March 2011 marked the spark of a still going uprising in Syria, a revolution for Justice, Dignity and Freedom. Syrians had been held prisoners in their own country for over four decades, by a brutal monopoly political party “Al Ba’ath” … Continue reading

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Analysis: Israel frets on sideline as fall of Assad delayed

By: Douglas Hamilton JERUSALEM, Israel – Keen for a little bit of certainty in a turbulent Arab world, Israeli leaders persuaded themselves last year that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – the devil they knew next door – was finished, and … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria – Is This an Arab Spring or a Balkan Winter?

By: Tony Karon Special envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that his struggling peace plan is the last hope to prevent Syria from plunging into an all-out civil war. But the reason his cease-fire and political-dialogue … Continue reading

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SYRIA WITNESS: Anti-Assad Activist Tells What Motivates Him

By Mousab Alhamadee. I can only spend a few hours with my wife and my daughter, who is three years old now. Then, when it is nighttime, I get back on my motorcycle, ride out of Hama and return to … Continue reading

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Stalemate in Syria

By: Elizabeth Whitman Hafez al-Assad, president of Syria, has won 99.2 percent of the re-election vote, begins an old Syrian joke. But Assad is hardly satisfied. “What more could you want?” an advisor asks. “The names of the .8 percent,” … Continue reading

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A turning point near in Syria?

Once it appeared as if Bashar al-Assad could ride out the wave of unrest sweeping his country and that Syria would be the exception to the Arab Spring. Unlike some of his fellow Arab dictators, Syria’s president had no qualms … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Arab Spring

Assad & Gaddafi meet their fate Source: @ArabSpringFF

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Hip-Hop And The Arab Revolts: From ‘#JAN25′ To ‘#Syria’

By: Eline Gordts “The People Want The Downfall Of The Regime. The People Want The Downfall Of The Regime.” Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum’s new song “#Syria” opens with one of the most powerful political slogans of the year. The … Continue reading

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