Counter Punch
Jul 2016
Driven into the desert, Daesh (ISIS) barbarity still haunts Palmyra
ISIS (Daesh) is gone from Palmyra except for some possible sleeper cells. Their approximately 1,500 fighters who occupied Palmyra for nearly ten months reportedly split roughly into thirds on March 27 2016 after being driven out by Syrian army assaults and Russian airstrikes. This according the...
OENews
Jan 2017
Whatever is Obama's Legacy, It Includes stellar effort to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage in Syria
President Obama's Syria legacy is already being widely debated. In 2009 the former Southside Chicago community organizer and Law Professor entered the White House promising a new direction and vision in the Middle East from that of his predecessor and pledging "a new way forward." "A New Beginning...
Counter Punch
Jul 2016
How 100 Syrians, 200 Russians and 11 dogs out-witted ISIS and saved Palmyra
Something just didn’t feel quite right to Syrian army brass as they penciled in final plans to liberated Palmyra in early March 2016 and as they debated how best to drive Daesh (ISIS) out of Palmyra and deep into the surrounding unwelcoming Syrian desert. This, according to army intelligence...