Syrian Government Says Attack By Israel A ‘Declaration Of War’

By: Monday May 6, 2013 5:29 am

Fears that the Syrian Civil War would cause further regional instability seem to have been justified as the Syrian government has stated that airstrikes from Israel constitute a declaration of war. A war between Syria and Israel could draw Iran and the United States directly into the conflict. A series of massive explosions illuminated the [...]

Syrian Regime Floats Resignation of Assad as Possibility

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 8:55 am

I heard LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the chair of the Democratic National Convention, speak last night in Burbank, and among a fairly mainstream liberal speech that focused heavily on the DREAM Act and the Administration’s granting deferred action status for DREAM-eligible undocumenteds, he accused the Romney-Ryan campaign of “saber-rattling on Syria.” This came one day [...]

Syria Cease-Fire Nearly Dead, As Three Die in Cross-Border Violence

By: Monday April 9, 2012 8:55 am

The main point I wanted to get across in this post was that the idea that Syria would agree to a UN-brokered cease-fire was really wishful thinking. And sure enough, over the weekend, the Syrian regime figured out an excuse to stop implementation of the cease-fire. They simply added an additional demand, seeking written guarantees [...]

Arabs Protest at Three Border Crossings With Israel, Leading to Violence

By: Monday May 16, 2011 6:19 am

Inspired by the Arab uprising, protesters on three borders marched into Israel and triggered violent responses from Israeli security, leading to at least 15 dead. The protests were held on Nakba Day, a day of commemoration of the displacement of the Palestinians from Israel. Nakba is Arabic for “catastrophe.” In a surprising turn of events, [...]

Egyptian Protests Reflective of a Pan-Arab Uprising

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 1:05 pm

I think it’s time to start calling what is happening in Egypt and elsewhere an Arab revolution. First of all, the population of Egypt dwarfs the rest of the Arab world, and so what happens there is bound to have a far-reaching effect on other Arabs (especially if this leads to the kind of Pan-Arab [...]

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