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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Never in US media: how East Aleppo rebels are holding civilians as human shields
I got this from a well-known Syrian dissident. It shows a flyer in East Aleppo signed by Jaysh Al-Fath and it basically says that after admitting that civilians were banned from leaving East Aleppo, that the commanders of other organizations and the leaders of Jaysh Al-Fath met and agreed to a new rule: that civilians who are younger than 14 and older than 55 will be allowed to leave provided they pay 150,000 pounds "to support their brothers in the battle fronts". It ends with a call to rush to heaven. I am sure that Liz Sly will say that the reference to heaven was meant metaphorically because her beloved Syrian rebels are feminists and secularists and democrats.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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