The Pathological Denial of the Revolution’s Facts

Majed Kayali

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Among opponents of the Syrian Revolution, there is a state of amazing denial, which exceeds refutation of its legitimacy, the undermining of the nobility of its cause and the questioning of its practices, and attempts to deny its very existence. This denial leads to a dismissal of the inhuman, tragic and catastrophic acts committed by the security forces, and “Shabiha” [regime militia] against the people in the rebellious areas. استمر في القراءة

What is the Matter with Robert Fisk? What does he want

Yassin al-Hajj Saleh

9 September 2012

Robert Fisk ventured in the company of Syrian regime forces into Daraya [a town just outside Damascus], to cover the death of 245 of the locals– according to him; more like 500 in reality. Who killed them? The “rebels”, says Mr. Fisk. They are seen throughout his article to be sniping people, shelling the peaceful military base – from which Mr. Fisk started his journey along the invading troops – with artillery fire, and shooting at the armoured military vehicle that was transporting him with a Syrian army officer. The one act Syrian regular forces are portrayed doing – aside from having to invade the town after the failure of a hostage swap operation that no one else but Mr. Fisk has heard of– is taking an open-air shower. استمر في القراءة

Female Syrian Refugees in Jordan: We were Forced to Watch the Rape of our Daughters

Amman – Tamer Al Smadi

 Monday June 4th, 2012

Amal (40 years old) and her daughter found safe passage to Jordan from the area of Bab Amr ( باب عمرو ) in the Syrian city of Homs, fleeing the killing spree that according to her took the lives of three of her daughters at the hands of the Security Forces and those who are known as the Shabiha .

«Youth / Shabab» supplement observed tales, shrouded in the heavy dark Damascene night, of Syrian women raped and murdered, to convey to you their and their families’ ‘rare’ testimonies.

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المسألة الكردية في سورية: مقاربة عامة

بردخان علي

نقلاً عن موقع جدلية

11 مايو / أيار 2012

مظاهرة ضد نظام بشار الأسد، بالقرب من دمشق. المصدر رويترز

للقضية الكردية في سورية تاريخ ومسار مختلفان عن المشكلات الطائفية في المنطقة. فهي ليست قضية طائفية، والكرد ليسوا طائفة من العرب أو فرقة إسلامية خاصة. فهم ينتمون لشعب يبلغ قوامه الـ 40 مليون نسمة يتوزعون في بلدان عديدة، وهم يشكّلون أكبر قوميّة في المنطقة، والعالم، محرومة من معادل سياسي لوجودها، أي دولة مستقلّة. وحيثيات تشكّل المسألة الكردية في المنطقة مختلفة عن انبعاث المشكلات الطائفية في المجتمع العربي-الإسلامي.

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The Kurdish Question in Syria: A General Approach

Badrakhan Ali

28 May 2012

[The following article was translated into English by Christine Cuk.]

Kurdish inhabited area of Syria. Image from Wikimedia Commons

The Kurdish issue in Syria has a history and trajectory that are different from sectarian problems in the region. It is not a sectarian problem, as the Kurds are not a sect of Arabs or a special Islamic group. They belong to a people that are forty million strong and are distributed over a number of countries, and they are the largest national group in both the region and the world that is deprived of a political counterpart to its existence: an independent state. The aspects of the region’s Kurdish question differ from the revival of sectarian problems in Arab-Islamic society.

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Abdulrazzak Tlass to «Al Hayat»: My ambition is to be in the Army of Democratic Syria

Malek Daghestani

Friday 1st June 2012

He was serving in the area of Al-Sanamin when the Syrian revolution broke out. When First Lieutenant Abdulrazzak Tlass heard for the first time the voices of the demonstrators from his residence, he found himself without much thought, driving his car to the scene of the demonstration, wandering around the demonstrators, looking in astonishment and admiration at the courage of these young Syrians. At that moment, he realized that these young men have crossed the fear barrier that the regime has imprisoned the Syrians behind for so long, which he also recognized from within the Military establishment to which he belongs.

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