Inside Assad's Syria

Inside Assad's Syria

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For weeks, the world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind?
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781627895200
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Mar 31, 2019

Appears to be another liberalist slam at the USA.

Mar 22, 2019

What can one say? Poor Syria!! And to think, that was back in 2015!!

Aug 08, 2016

This 2015 film gives a surprising view of parts of Syria controlled by Assad. Urban areas look modern and inviting. That's probably how the rest of the country looked before the rebellion that we sponsored. Homs, which Assad lost and regained, is largely destroyed.
--- There are many engaging scenes: comfortable hotels, attractive women in Western clothes, a high fashion show, a beach with bikini-clad sunbathers, a symphony orchestra playing Brahms. Regime officials are eager to show the realities suppressed in US media. They hope to rebuild pre-war tourism. They denied that Assad had fired on peaceful demonstrators, and provided evidence to prove it. They blamed the Saudis, as headchopping barbarians.
---- Syrian civilians upheld Assad and blamed our rebels for the ravagement of their country. Some wept in recounting their losses. No one wanted to oust Assad, which would leave the country to total destruction by fanatics. One grizzled pro-Assad militia leader said he did not want his daughters sold into slavery by Islamic State. He blamed the US, Israel, and Turkey.
--- The rebels we support are fighting to end the Western lifestyle described above, and reduce the women to servitude. Nevertheless we target the secular, Westernized Assad, an ophthalmologist, and support the jihadists, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of Syrian lives, in order to please Israel by crushing a rival allied to Iran, and to dislodge Russia from its Mediterranean bases.
--- Assad long ago offered amnesty to all. If we call off our assault, many Syrian refugees would probably return from Europe, easing difficulties there. But our leaders have no such benign intention.

Jun 25, 2016

Interesting. There appears to be at least 3 different factions. Can't tell who's telling the truth. Its probably a little truth and some lies on all their parts.

Feb 07, 2016

Quite interesting to see Syria after the breakout of the civil.


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