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Reports – large explosions in Damascus (Update – Syria blames Israel)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:19pm 5/4/2013 at 8:19pm

UPDATE 5-5-2013 7 a.m.— The attacks are confirmed by various sources and appear to have been Israeli air strikes against several targets in the Damascus area including a storage facility for Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah and other Iranian-Hezbollah linked facilities. We will have a further update in a new...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/30/2013 – New York Times running interference for Obama on #Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:00am 4/30/2013 at 11:00am

1) The proof?

Yesterday I noted
that the New York Times seemed eager to relegate an article about the administration’s reluctance to believe that Assad had employed chemical weapons to the ash heap of history. In a new editorial, Ill-considered advice on Syria, the New York Times view has changed a...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/29/2013 – Chemical weapons used by Syria, or not

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:15am 4/29/2013 at 11:15am

1) The New York Times, Syria, Chemical Weapons and the Obama Administration

Last week the editors of the New York Times asked Were Chemical Weapons Used in Syria?

It would be alarming if Mr. Assad crossed a line few others have crossed. Within one minute, nerve agents like sarin can trigger eye pain,...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/26/2013 – Too late in Syria?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:45am 4/26/2013 at 10:45am

Next in Syria

Why hasn’t the United States acted more strongly against Bashar Assad?

The New York Times reports on Syrian efforts to influence American thinking.

As...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/25/2013 – Al Qaeda and Iran?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:15pm 4/25/2013 at 12:15pm

1) Shia is Shia and Sunni is Sunni and never the twain shall meet

A couple of Al Qaeda terrorists were arrested in Canada. So of course, expect the LA Times to start its account with this:

Police in Canada said Monday that two men suspected of plotting to derail a passenger train...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/22/2013 – The Syrian red line and Israeli innovation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:45am 4/22/2013 at 9:45am

1) The red line?

Back in December, NBC News reported that Syria had loaded chemical weapons onto planes and was prepared to use them against civilians.

Late last week the...

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Syria threatens to use WMD which are figment of neocons’ imagination

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2012 at 12:20pm 7/23/2012 at 12:20pm

From darling of the anti-Israel Jewish left, Richard Silverstein, Israel Invents Syrian WMD Threat, IDF Commanders Threaten Intervention:

Syria appears to be entering an even more chaotic and dangerous period in its civil war now that Israeli officials are concocting potential threats that must be addressed by Israeli intervention.  The latest series of...

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Explosion rips at heart of Syrian regime

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10:38am 7/18/2012 at 10:38am

In late June I noted that something seemed to have changed in Syria, that the threat to the Assad regime seemed more real than ever.

A massive explosion in Syria confirms that indeed things have changed.  The Syrian defense minister and a brother-in-law of Bashar Assad both were killed, via Jerusalem Post:

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Something seems to have changed in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm 6/27/2012 at 1:30pm

There seems to be a change in Syria, a worsening of the situation for Assad. I can’t tell if this is the turning point, a turning point, or just a bump in Assad’s road to staying in power with the military help of Iran, Hezbollah and Russia.

But there seems to be...

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Syrian rebels gaining upper hand?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 3:56pm 6/20/2012 at 3:56pm

With so much going on in the domestic political arena, it’s easy for attention to get distracted from the Iranian-Hezollah-Russian attempt to keep Bashar Assad in power.

Other than when there is a heavy one-day body count, Syria is not in the U.S. news media radar.

This analysis at The Jerusalem Post suggests...

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That other mysterious 2007 explosion in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:33pm 6/15/2012 at 8:33pm

Not the destruction in September 2007 of the nuke facility likely being built with the help of the Norks.

Via Jerusalem Post, a story I had not heard before, Syria’s chemical weapons program has been focus of Israeli intelligence operations since the mid-1970s.

It was July 2007 and in Aleppo, Syria, the muezzins...

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Stuxnet-on-steroids Flame virus hits Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2012 at 4:31pm 5/28/2012 at 4:31pm

This is a little scary, particularly if it were put in the wrong hands. Via The Times of Israel:

A new, unprecedented computer virus called “Flame” (or “sKyWIper”) has hit Iran, the West Bank, and other Middle Eastern locations. It is already considered one of the most sophisticated cyber weapons ever unleashed....

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Obama on verge of his grand Iranian bargain

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9:45am 5/20/2012 at 9:45am

It looks like Obama is going to get the “grand bargain” which has been the point of U.S. policy towards Iran since the Obama administration stood silently as Iranians took to the streets in June 2009.

The grand bargain theory assures the Iranian theocracy’s continued control over not just Iran but an extended terrorist...

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Defending Iran is where credibility goes to die

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2011 at 3:55pm 12/5/2011 at 3:55pm

When someone finds himself so in need of criticizing the U.S. that he ends up defending the brutal Iranian regime which for over 30 years has funded anti-U.S. and anti-Israel groups around the globe and sought to export Islamist fundamentalism, then all credibility has been lost.

See, Glenn Greenwald, George Orwell on the...

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Obama Mishandling of Libya Hurting Efforts Against Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 10, 2011 at 3:05pm 6/10/2011 at 3:05pm

I saw this coming from a mile away.  Actually, from two months away.

Obama insisted on a U.N. Security Council Resolution authorizing a no-fly zone in Libya.  But the U.S. and NATO attacks on Libya have exceeded the U.N. mandate.  What was hailed as a major diplomatic victory in fact laid the...

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Near Silence On Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 12:59pm 4/10/2011 at 12:59pm

The carnage in Syria continues at a dramatic pace, with the Syrian armed forces and/or police routinesly using live fire against protesters.

Yet there is virtual silence from the world community and the Obama adminsitration.  Some recent words of  condemnation, but not much more.  No U.N. action; no sanctions; no demands that...

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Iran Completes Takeover of Lebanon

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 10:13am 1/25/2011 at 10:13am

In an event which should surprise no one, Hezbollah, the Iranian proxy in Lebanon, has taken control of the government in anticipation of indictments of senior Hezbollah officials in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri:

Saad Hariri, whose government was toppled after Hezbollah and its allies withdrew from it...

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