Syrian Revolution

Report: War on Syria?

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Lee Sustar

EVIDENCE OF a horrific chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime against civilians has revived liberal calls for "humanitarian" intervention by the U.S. military--despite the U.S. armed forces' own recent record of mass death and destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.

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August 30, 2013 - 13:59
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Syria- Western warmongers will make it worse

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The West was threatening air strikes on Syria as we write these lines.

Britain, the US and France led calls for action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. This came after a chemical attack which killed hundreds of civilians in Damascus last week.

David Cameron has called a meeting of the National Security Council for Wednesday to discuss military options. He has recalled the British parliament on the following day to debate Syria.

British Foreign secretary William Hague rolled out the old refrain that they want to wage war because of “humanitarian need”.

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August 28, 2013 - 11:39
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Syria: Support people's revolt oppose the West

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Calls for Western intervention in Syria are getting louder.

Last week rumours that dictator Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against the opposition was being used as a justification for a military intervention.

Now the accusation has been thrown at the rebels.

Western powers want to retain influence in the region and help usher in a post Assad regime that will cooperate with them.

But interference from the West will not stop the suffering of ordinary Syrians resisting Assad’s dictatorship.

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May 8, 2013 - 08:08
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Syrian Revolution: the struggle within

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Simon Assaf

The Syrian revolution is portrayed as degenerating into anarchy and sectarianism at the mercy of outside powers. But as Simon Assaf reveals in this series of interviews, revolutionaries are taking part in committees determined to take control of their own lives in the midst of the fighting

Syrians jealously guard the independence of their movement, and the local councils and revolutionary committees that emerged out of the popular uprising.

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April 29, 2013 - 09:56
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Interview with a Syrian Rebel

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Nader al-Homsi

I first heard about the National Unity Brigades (Kata'eb Al-Wahda Al-Wataniye in Arabic) from a YouTube video announcing the formation of one of their units and their intention to take up arms against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad in Syria. In the first line of the statement, the speaker declares, "Religion is for God, and the homeland is for all."

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October 26, 2012 - 15:25
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Syria's revolution still breathing

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With the regime of Bashar Assad desperately trying to cling to power, the death toll has risen to 30,000 fighters since Syria's revolution began. Simon Assaf argues that the revolution remains popular, non-sectarian and led by Syrians themselves, despite the claims of some commentators on the right and left of the political spectrum.

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October 5, 2012 - 15:25

Assad's massacre revolutionary town

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Judith Orr

Azaz in northern Syria is a town under the control of the opposition. Everything from the baking of bread to the welfare of thousands of refugees from Aleppo is run by revolutionary committees.

That’s why the dictator Bashar al-Assad bombed it. He attacked with air strikes, as the regime doesn’t have the forces on the ground to take back such cities—all they had was the airport.

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August 24, 2012 - 11:17
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Syria and the Turkish plane

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Memzers Memocan

A few years ago, in Iran, a university student told me that "Each time the US and the West threatens Iran with military attacks, the regime tightens its grip on various social/political elements of life. They use the "being under attack" argument and call for national unity and support for the regime. There are various political elements challenging the government in Iran and the government uses every excuse to disable these, including the sentiment of unity of the nation under attack"

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July 3, 2012 - 21:28
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Massacre in Houla marks point of no return for Syria's regime

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Simon Assaf

The terrible massacre of civilians in the village of Houla near the restive city of Homs marks a watershed for the Syrian revolution.

Despite Bashar al-Assad’s regime blaming the atrocity on rebels and "Al Qaida terrorists" it is clear that responsibility for the carnage lay at the feet of his security forces and his sectarian Shabiha militia.

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May 30, 2012 - 10:30
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