With Russian Withdrawal, Damascus is Shaking in Its Boots
16 Mar 2016

With Russian Withdrawal, Damascus is Shaking in Its Boots

Russia’s withdrawal of forces from Syria was no surprise to Damascus, Bashar Ja’afari, head of the Syrian government delegation at peace talks in Geneva, said on Wednesday. Yup, sure. With Russian withdrawal, Damascus is obviously shaking in its boots. More than five months after they started air strikes to bolster the

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Higher Oil Prices For Assad's Head
16 Mar 2016

Higher Oil Prices For Assad’s Head

Russia’s partial withdrawal of forces from Syria is “a very positive step”, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday, adding he hoped it would compel the psychopath Baschar al-Assad to make concessions. Translation? Higher oil prices for Assad’s head if Putin plays along. Saudi Arabia is a leading supporter

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Assad Planning to Sucker Putin Into Returning to Syria
15 Mar 2016

Assad Planning to Sucker Putin Into Returning to Syria

A top adviser to Baschar al-Assad said on Tuesday Russian forces could return to Syria after withdrawing, and the United States now needed to pressure Turkey and Saudi Arabia to halt supplies to rebels. Assad planning to bring back Putin is underway. “If the Russian friends withdraw part of their forces,

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Syrian Rebels Morale Sky High
15 Mar 2016

Syrian Rebels Morale Sky High

Russia’s surprise withdrawal from Syria has boosted the morale of rebels, jihadists and activists living in opposition-held areas who see the move as a major blow for the Damascus regime. Syrian rebels morale sky high in the aftermath of Russia’s withdrawal. “Our morale is sky high. The regime will not be

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If the Alawite Minority Remains in Control of Syria
14 Mar 2016

If the Alawite Minority Remains in Control of Syria

What should one expect, if the Syrian talks underway in Geneva, do not yield to a transitional government led by tested men and women of character and responsibility? More succinctly, what will happen to Syria if the Alawite minority remains in control and refuses to abjure in favor of a

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Assad Must Go Dead or Alive
13 Mar 2016

Assad Must Go Dead or Alive

New fresh calls for the ouster of dictator Baschar al-Assad to leave power were voiced by the opposition on Saturday, as peace talks loom to find a solution to the five years of civil war. Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush said “Assad must go dead or alive” if the peace

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