I haven’t been blogging lately. Too busy living. But I couldn’t pass up this reblog. This is an interview of a Russian journalist living in Syria, offering her opinion of media coverage and the current situation in Syria. Please take the time to read it. Also, check out this website, friendsofsyria.wordpress.com, they do an excellent job of presenting what I would call the common Syrian perspective on what’s happening in Syria.
She is Russian, speaks fluent Arabic and her friends and neighbors are ordinary Syrians. She walks along the same streets of Damascus and goes shopping in the same stores as any other resident of the Syrian capital. We recently spoke with her to ask about some of the causes for the long-term disorder in Syria.
Were there any prerequisites for the Syrian crisis?
First of all, there were no signs of any crisis a year ago. Nothing extraordinary happened in March 2011. The whole thing started out as a case of criminal activity. I always got furious when journalists wrote that ‘mass riots and demonstrations had been…
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