Friday, August 21, 2015


A Syrian dissident who I respect alerted me to this: I posted an article yesterday from Counterpunch about the suffering in Fu`a and Kafrayyah. I was rather eager to posed about a subject that is never covered in the mainstream press. But the Syrian dissident is right: the article (after a careful reading) smacks of sympathy and apologia for the Syrian regime. Her reference for example (citing a pro-Syrian regime source): " Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the prestigious 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah".   There is nothing prestigious about a regime army that has committed war crimes against its people.  And pro-Syrian regime sources refer to Syrian regime army as "Syrian Arab army".   I should have added a disclaimer under the post.