The LA Times in Talkalakh; Less of a Truce, More of a Military Occupation

Recently, the LA Times’ Beirut bureau chief Patrick McDonnell had the opportunity to visit my hometown of Talkalakh. Under the control of the Syrian army since June 2013, Mr McDonnell was shown around the town by regime officials, and got the chance to interview the ever prevalent Khalid Eid, a “former commander” in the FSA […]

Putin’s Plans for Ukraine are Hafiz Assad’s Old Playbook in Lebanon

The Russia Today website recently published two news items, the substance of which revealed a great deal about Vladimir Putin’s intentions and plans for Ukraine. According to RT, Russia’s narrative on recent events in its western neighbor is one of a coup by an opposition dominated by Neo-Nazis, which culminated in the overthrow of the […]