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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...

UN monitors flee protest when Assad forces open fire: Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a UN team meant to monitor a shaky cease-fire, sending the observers speeding off and protesters dashing for cover, according to activists and amateur...

It might be a little premature for Bashar Assad to claim victory, but he's feeling confident enough to do so anyway. Via Reuters: Syria says the year-old revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is over, but the army again shelled opposition areas on Saturday and rebels said...

When Iranian protesters took to the streets in June 2009, the Obama administration policy was to keep quiet and indirectly support the regime in the hopes of luring Iran into nuclear arms talks. Only when the political pressure became too great did Obama speak out, and even...

The Arab Spring has sprung. But for us, it has been mostly doom and gloom, an extended winter. Throughout the Middle East, we have seen an uprising against the established order. In most cases, these uprisings have been overdue as the tyrants had their collective feet...

I keep thinking, when, not if. And what will happen to the heavy missiles and chemical weapons. I presume the Israelis have a plan. Some of the latest headlines: Now we're getting tough - Obama Administration Seeks to Remove Syria From Human Rights Committee. 'Syrian military...

It's easy to come up with conspiracy theories for any bombing, but the two car bombings in Syria in restricted areas have raised suspicions that it was a set-up by the Assad regime to rally public support and set both Arab governments and the West...

Like I said Friday, the fuse has been lit.  I think it's too late for Assad to put it out without a major blow up. Now the Arab League, in an unprecedented move, has imposed economic sanctions on Syria, including travel bans on senior officials and...

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The Assad regime is claiming that 120 security officers were killed in northern Syria in the past couple of days.  These figures and the circumstances are disputed, and there is speculation of a mutiny, but regardless of whether real or exaggerated, this could be the...

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