Assad Is Not Syria. Part 4: Gangster to Genocidal Fraudster (Part 2).

[Originally Posted 16/2/17, Updated 1/12/2022] Assad’s Chemcial Attack On Syrian Civilians In Ghouta. On the 21st August 2013, two opposition controlled areas in the Ghouta suburbs around Damascus were attacked by rockets containing Sarin nerve gas, over 1000 civilians mostly women and children were killed. Investigations showed that a weapons grade nerve agent was used, Read More …

Assad is not Syria. Part 3: 2000 to 2010 a wasted decade of chances to avoid disaster.

[Originally posted 18th May 2017] The Spare Heir. Hafez Assad won an astonishing 99.9% of the votes in the December 1991 presidential referendum. The breakup of the Soviet Union meant Hafez was forced to make diplomatic ties with Western countries, and to lessen the excesses of his repressive regime. Unexpectedly in 1994 his eldest son Read More …

Assad is not Syria. Part 2: Hafez master of segregation, terror and illusion.

From External Colonization To Domestic Colonization. Between Syrian independence in 1946 (when the French were forced out) and 1970, Syria moved from an evolving democracy to a clique dominated brutal dictatorship. Newly independent Syrian politics was dominated by the struggle between traditional Sunni Nationalist elites for power. This was amplified by superpower Cold War era Read More …