Category Archives: Syrien

Another Day, Another Lira for Turkish War Smugglers

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. In times of crisis, international border crossings take on a … Continue reading

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Go To School With Syrian Refugee Kids

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was last Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. When war came to Syria, Syrian-Canadian activist Hazar Mahayni went … Continue reading

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Life for these forgotten Syrian refugees is incredibly bleak

Story and photographs by Thomas Hammond. Thomas Hammond, a photojournalist from Columbia in South Carolina, was this Summer for several weeks in Lebanon, Turkey and in the Syrien boarder region. Officially there are 2,131,493 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, … Continue reading

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Who’s Fighting Whom — And WITH Whom — In Syria?

by DAVID AXE For at least the third time in three months, there has been a major shake-up in the command structure of the rebel brigades opposing the regime of Syrian Pres. Bashar Al Assad. An already confusing conflict has … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: What could possibly go wrong?

A military intervention by the United States in Syria is far from straightforward. There is a high potential for creating a second Iraq or Afghanistan. For example, The Washington Post defines 10 things that in particular could go wrong. • … Continue reading

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Stratfor – Economic Effects of a Syria Strike

This video by Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Bhalla examines the regional economic effect of a limited intervention in Syria.

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U.S. Readies More Warships and Aircraft for Syria Strike

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Legislative approval for U.S. strikes on Syria is churning through Congress, with Democratic and Republican leaders now backing Pres. Barack Obama’s plan for military action. In the meantime, the U.S. and one of its few partners, France, … Continue reading

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RUSI – Military Intervention in Syria

Friedensnobelpreisträger Barack Obama ist keine Friedenstaube. Er beendete zwar den Irakkrieg, jedoch mit dem Ziel das militärische Schwergewicht auf den Krieg in Afghanistan zu legen. Doch trotz der temporären Aufstockung der 68’000 US-Soldaten in Afghanistan durch zusätzliche 33’000 US-Soldaten Ende … Continue reading

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Russia Expanding Middle East Influence at America’s Expense?

When President Barack Obama canceled a joint military exercise with the Egyptians earlier this month in response to the army’s violent suppression of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations, Russia was quick to announce that it would arrange for such a drill instead. … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurdish Autonomy Has Regional Implications

Since Syrian government officials and troops abandoned the northeast of Syria to concentrate on preserving the regime in the west of the country, the Kurdish minority population there has been able to virtually govern itself. Elections are even planned to … Continue reading

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