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Can auction house victory accelerate Cultural Protections?

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 1:37 pm | Franklin Lamb

Will a Syrian victory at a posh London auction house accelerate Global Cultural Protections? Franklin Lamb More >>

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 1:31 pm | Franklin Lamb

This observer does not write these words casually. And he is no huge fan of some of the intellectually lazy quick spun internet conspiracy theories, too many of which appear given to flights from reality when facts get complicated and dispositive information ... More >>

Syrian victory at London auction house & cultural protection

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:44 pm | Franklin Lamb

Over the past three years not many victories in Syria have been witnessed by this observer. Indeed some developments have even brought to mind Plutarch’s description of the Greek King Pyrrhus' defeat of the Roman legions some while back. More >>

Palmyrenes: Risking their lives to preserve Heritage

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 10:52 am | Franklin Lamb

This observer, seemingly ever miscalculates life’s realities. For example, he deluded himself recently into believing that Hezbollah guys were about the wildest, luckiest and fastest drivers from the archeological sites in Baalbek in Lebanon’s Bekaa ... More >>

Update on the Syrian disposal of chemical weapons

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 10:21 am | Franklin Lamb

Recent reports from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the accuracy of which have been conceded by the White House, but denied in Tel Aviv, have it that slightly less than half of Syria’s chemical weapons have already left ... More >>

Resisters of Sykes-Picot Land Grab Fighting in Syria

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:45 pm | Franklin Lamb

Every school kid here in Syria learns at an early age about the various colonial land grabs that have lopped off key parts of their ancient country, and they receive instruction about their national duty to recover this sacred territory. More >>

Return to Seyeda Zeinab—now secured and in protective hands

Saturday, 1 March 2014, 11:49 am | Franklin Lamb

Return to Seyeda (Lady) Zeinab—now secured and in protective hands Franklin Lamb Seyeda Zeinab, Syria More >>

‘Coalition of the willing’ promotes No Fly Zone in Syria

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 11:40 am | Franklin Lamb

Since around Valentine’s Day, the dozens of parks in the city of Damascus, aided by some magnificent warm weather, have been receiving unusually large numbers of visitors. Many of these are Syrian soldiers on leave, enjoying the green space with ... More >>

Syrian Regime solidifies recent gains

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 5:05 pm | Franklin Lamb

Since around Valentine Day and aided by truly magnificent warm weather for this time of year, the dozens of parks in Damascus have been receiving unusually large numbers of visitors, not least of whom are Syrian soldiers on leave, enjoying the green space ... More >>

How not to get aid into Syria via a UN Resolution

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 11:23 am | Franklin Lamb

Who authored the seemingly designed-to-fail UN Security Council Draft Resolution on delivering urgent humanitarian aid into the Old City of Homs and other besieged areas of conflict-torn Syria? When we know this, much may become clearer with respect ... More >>

How not to get aid into Homs, Yarmouk,

Sunday, 16 February 2014, 2:31 pm | Franklin Lamb

Who authored the seemingly designed-to-fail UN Security Council Draft Resolution on delivering urgent humanitarian aid into the Old City of Homs and other besieged areas of conflict-torn Syria? When we know this, much may become clearer with respect ... More >>

Are the Warring Parties Playing Round Two of Geneva II?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 7:16 pm | Franklin Lamb

As two delegations, one representing the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, led by Bashar Assad, and the other claiming to represent the popular opposition which is seeking its overthrow, arrived in Switzerland this morning to continue with Round ... More >>

Round Two of Geneva II: A Faux “Humanitarian Pause” in Homs?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 11:53 am | Franklin Lamb

As two delegations, one representing the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, led by Bashar Assad, and the other claiming to represent the popular opposition which is seeking its overthrow, arrived in Switzerland this morning to continue with Round ... More >>

One Food Parcel & One Polio Vaccination at a Time

Saturday, 8 February 2014, 5:42 pm | Franklin Lamb

As of 2/6/14 it’s been seven days since the first humanitarian aid, generally in the form of 56 lb. food parcels packed by UNWRA, the World Food Program, the ICRC or European aid organizations have been able to enter Yarmouk Palestinian refugee ... More >>

Long Odds to Save Their Country: The Syrian Team in Geneva

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 3:11 pm | Franklin Lamb

As a new workweek begins here is Damascus many citizens across a fairly broad spectrum appear to be backing, and even exhibiting a kind of pride for their diplomatic team at the Geneva II conference. More >>

The Siege of Yarmouk

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 2:00 pm | Franklin Lamb

At the Palestine Embassy in Beirut recently, a young lady showed this observer a video of a gentleman in Yarmouk camp in Damascus. The video showed the man killing and eating a cat. Food ran out in Yarmouk weeks ago, and nearly 18,000 refugees are ... More >>

Pressures Mount for a Palestinian-Hezbollah War in Lebanon

Monday, 13 January 2014, 12:28 pm | Franklin Lamb

It isn’t just the Zionist regime still occupying Palestine six decades after the Nakba; one can sense the carnivorous drooling from Tel Aviv to Amman, from Riyadh and the Gulf Kingdoms all the way to Washington DC and beyond—drooling and salivation ... More >>

A Palestinian-Hezbollah War in Lebanon?

Saturday, 11 January 2014, 3:58 pm | Franklin Lamb

It’s not just the leadership of the Zionist regime still occupying Palestine, six decades after the 1948 Nakba, that appears to be salivating at the current stoking of current tensions between the Palestinian Resistance and in some respects, its ... More >>

Will Lebanon survive 2014? Should it? | Franklin Lamb

Saturday, 4 January 2014, 9:22 am | Franklin Lamb

Another week, another terrorist bombing. It’s beginning to look a lot like that here in Lebanon these days. Another apparent suicide bomber detonated a car rigged with explosives in the southern suburbs yesterday killing at least five people and ... More >>

Privacy Rights - Is Anything Left? | Franklin Lamb

Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 10:57 am | Franklin Lamb

The answer to this question is being pondered across America in light to the two seeming mutually contradictory US Federal Court decisions handed down this month from Courts in Washington DC and New York. More >>

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