I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.
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One thought on “The Agony of Syria”
How could members of the “civilized” world, who declared “Never Again” after the Nazi genocidal atrocities during the Second World War, watch the unfolding genocide in Syria, but do nothing? Has the life of a Syrian become less valuable than that of a European? Has the world become so morally bankrupt that there is now an “acceptable” hierarchy of pain? The noble people of Syria have contributed so much to the enrichment and vitality of human civilizations that virtually every country on earth is indebted to the very Syrians whose priceless cultural heritage is being deliberately and systematically destroyed by the barbaric Assad regime right in front of our eyes. From the depth of their thoroughly civilized souls, the sons and daughters of Syria are calling the world to help them put an end to nightmarish genocide. Is there no end to this criminal complicity in the destruction of Syria the infinitely noble and beautiful?