We live in Aleppo. Here’s how we survive. – The Washington Post


Life under siege in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria — There weren’t any bombs today, or the day before. That’s good, because it means you can leave your apartment, see your friends, try to pretend life is normal. Still, you don’t know when the attacks will resume or how much worse they’ll be when they do.

The war here has been going on for more than four years. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled, and thousands more are dead, including many of my friends. My wife and I are among about 250,000 people trapped here in the besieged eastern section of the city. If you want to stay alive in Aleppo, you have to find a way to keep yourself safe from explosions and starvation.

 

Source: We live in Aleppo. Here’s how we survive. – The Washington Post

One Photo of a Syrian Child Caught the World’s Attention. These 7 Went Unnoticed. – The New York Times


Millions around the world now know of Omran Daqneesh, a 5-year-old Syrian boy injured in an airstrike. He isn’t alone.

Source: One Photo of a Syrian Child Caught the World’s Attention. These 7 Went Unnoticed. – The New York Times

Pentagon loses Turkish airspace access crucial in airstrikes against Isis | World news | The Guardian


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Source: Pentagon loses Turkish airspace access crucial in airstrikes against Isis | World news | The Guardian

The Remarkable Number Of Dead People Associated With Bliar’s Ascendancy


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Normally anybody who criticises Jeremy Corbyn is guaranteed knee-jerk support by the British media which apparently feels that it does not even have to pretend to be non-partisan when it comes to the Labour leader. The only political figure similarly subjected to automatic demonisation is Tony Blair, so when he fiercely attacked Corbyn last week for supposedly focusing on “the politics of protest” at the expense of “the politics of power” it was interesting to see which man would be targeted.

The Chilcot inquiry is expected to criticise him severely for his actions in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

bliar 2016Blair’s periodic eruptions are so useful because he openly reveals that, like the Bourbons, he has learned nothing and forgotten nothing since the start of the Iraq war, while other western leaders pretend the opposite but in practice do much as he would have done. It is…

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Arab Gulf States Close Doors to Syrian Refugees :: Middle East Forum


Originally published under the title “Gulf Countries Have ‘Closed The Doors’ To Syria’s Real Refugees – So Now UN Chief Ban Ki Moon Is Lecturing Britain And America.” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has surfaced, once again to lecture the Anglosphere

Source: Arab Gulf States Close Doors to Syrian Refugees :: Middle East Forum

We Bought a Meal for a Cheerful Syrian Man. He Paid it Forward in a Really Big Way.


Such a great story to counter the Trump outlandish statements

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We met a young Syrian man at a vegan restaurant who had such a bright friendly smile that we couldn’t resist paying for his lunch.

We Bought a Meal for a Cheerful Syrian Man. He Paid it Forward in a Really Big Way.

We also gave him an “unconditional love for $0” receipt to pay it forward. He read it and thanked us.

unconditional love for $0" receipt Then he walked to the cashier and without hesitation, he said he’d like to pay the meals of everyone at the restaurant! The cashier’s eyes almost fell out of their sockets and we all looked at each other in awe.

“You want to pay for everyone? 5 tables?” she asked.

He then asked me for more love receipts to give away.

“I’m glad I didn’t meet you at a steak house or my bill would’ve been so expensive!” he joked.

It uplifted the entire restaurant and his gift inspired others to pay it forward too.

It’s incredible how a simple random act of kindness…

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