Saturday, December 17, 2016
Paul Robinson — The peaceful city
Countering incredible Western naiveté.
Western propaganda has convinced most people in the West that the "reblels" were liberals fighting against the "dictatorial" Assad and his "repressive" regime rather than Sunni Islamists trying to impose their strict version of Islamic custom and law, similar to the Wahhabism of Saudi Arabia.
BTW, life in Damascus is reported to be similar to that described in the post about Aleppo prior to Western and Saudi/Qatari arming and funding of the "opposition."
The peaceful city
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa