Tag: Syria

Ex-UN Syria envoy says he quit to avoid having to shake Assad’s hand

Staffan de Mistura, the former UN special envoy to Syria, has said he quit the post last year because he realised Bashar al-Assad had won the territorial civil war in Syria and he could not bring himself to shake the president’s hand.
He also said he was furious when Russia and the US reached a deal in autumn 2016, before the US election, to de-escalate the civil war by grounding the Syrian air force and separating al-Nusra terrorist forces from the Syrian opposition – a deal that fell apart after a Syrian army attack on a UN aid convoy killed more than 20 people..more:.TheGuardian

How UN Humanitarian Aid in Syria Has Propped Up Assad

Image result for How UN Humanitarian Aid Has Propped Up Assad…UN agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have permitted the Assad regime to take control of the $30 billion international humanitarian response, using donor funds to skirt sanctions and subsidize the government’s war effort. The bulk of these billions in diverted funds are from the same Western governments that imposed the sanctions…more: foreignaffairs

Forgive Me My Mother!

IF YOU HAVE A WEAK HEART DON’T WATCH!! BUT CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO HELP CIVILIAN PEOPLE IN SYRIA.
لا تشاهد ان كان عندك ضعف في القلب… لكن يمكنك الانصال بممثلك للمساعدة في وقف الحرب
“يا إمي دخيلك لا تآخذيني عم أنقذ العالم ما قدران أشيلك يا إمي سامحيني”.

Khan Shaykhun: The Latest Holocaust!

170404134853-01-graphic-syria-chemical-attack-super-169An airstrike hit the town center of Khan Sheikhoun, emitting a “poisonous gas,” Anas al-Diab, an activist with the Aleppo Media Center (AMC) says.
Casualties are reported to have died from asphyxiation caused by exposure to an unknown gas or chemical agent. The injured are initially treated at a makeshift clinic near the scene and Al-Rahma hospital, among others.  MORE: www.cnn.com –   www.npr.org

 

Madaya Mom…

madaya-mom.jpgThroughout their long history, Marvel has published numerous comics commenting on the current state of world affairs. During World War 2, for instance, they famously depicted Captain America punching Adolf Hitler in the face. In keeping with this tradition, the company has teamed up with ABC to produce a rather wonderful comic – available for free online – about a Syrian mother with superhuman patience and motherly instinct…more:  independent.co.uk  –   www.npr.org

Jeh Johnson: “building bridges to diverse communities” to Defend the Homeland.

File photo of FBI Director James Comey by Joshua Roberts/Reuters…“There will be a terrorist diaspora sometime in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said in testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee….While Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants, Jeh Johnson said the U.S. should focus on “building bridges to diverse communities” to defend the homeland….MORE:  .pbs.org