Syria

Get Me Out Of Here

13 November 2003 Get Me Out Of Here! Now!  By Gwynne Dyer Back in September, when French president Jacques Chirac urged a high-speed handover to power to Iraqis as the best way of clearing up the huge mess created by the illegal invasion of Iraq, US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was scathing. “The French

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Displacement Activity

5 October 2003 Displacement Activity By Gwynne Dyer Hanadi Tayseer Jaradat, who walked into Maxim’s restaurant in Haifa on Saturday and blew herself up, killing nineteen other people and injuring fifty, was born and raised in the West Bank city of Jenin and never left Israeli-ruled territory in her life. Nobody can cross the heavily

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Syrian Survival Tactics

16 December 2002 Syrian Survival Tactics By Gwynne Dyer Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is only a second-generation dictator, not the original, blood-stained model, which may explain why he escaped inclusion in the ‘axis of evil’. But he is, like Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein, a member of the Baath Party. He gives office-space in Damascus to

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