March 16, 2012

Assad Emails May Humanize the Dictator

Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

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Syria's opposition may yet regret releasing documents portraying the torturer-in-chief as an iPad user who listens to New Order.

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March 16, 2012
The Assads at War: Killing and Shopping
The Guardian
The emails we have published this week show the supposedly reluctant dictator taking a personal interest in the Homs assault, briefed in detail about the presence of European reporters in Baba Amr, and when to tighten the... more ››
March 13, 2012
Joseph Kony vs. Bashar Assad
David Kenner, FP Passport
Here's a puzzle. A video calling for international action to capture Joseph Kony, a Ugandan guerilla who commands a couple hundred men and has killed 151 civilians during the past year, has been viewed by a whopping 76 million... more ››
March 12, 2012
Syrian Rebels Bullish as Regime 'Rots'
Michael Weiss, Daily Telegraph
I’d been depressed about Syria for weeks, so I stupidly thought a revolutionary would be too. “Our morale has not decreased since the fall of Baba Amr,” Muhammed said baldly. more ››
March 12, 2012
Inconsistent U.S. Diplomacy Helps Assad
Hassan Hassan, The National
On Friday, senior US intelligence officials reportedly said that the embattled Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, could survive the one-year-old revolt against his dictatorial rule. Mr Al Assad, according to this anonymous... more ››