Tag: Assad, Hafez al-

Donald Trump’s ‘Very Special’ Victory in Syria

In announcing a “permanent” cease-fire along the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, President Trump smugly declared that “this was an outcome created by us, the United States, and nobody else.” The president, incapable of irony, probably not referring to his own abrupt decision on Oct. 6 to stab Syrian Kurds in the back by giving Turkey […]

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The Many Cruelties of Syria

ASSAD OR WE BURN THE COUNTRYHow One Family’s Lust for Power Destroyed SyriaBy Sam Dagher “Bashar al-Assad assassinated!” shouted a man as he cycled past Manaf Tlass, an exiled Syrian general once a member of Assad’s inner circle, as he sat in an outdoor cafe in Paris in 2017. A childhood friend of the Syrian […]

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