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As Iran’s women continue to rise… Woe be unto the mullahs

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:05 am | Franklin Lamb

Following last month’s protests challenging Iran’s theocratic regime, including women across the country climbing on telecom boxes, taking off their headscarves and waving them aloft on sticks, police quickly arrested 29 women accusing them of ... More >>

2018 portends intensification of Syria’s Civil War

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9:56 am | Franklin Lamb

Hama, Syria: Rather than the conventional wisdom of a “wrapping up,” of Syria’s seven years of civil war, this observer calculates that the conflict is on a trajectory to expand during 2018. More >>

Kafkaesque impediments to challenging Iran’s theocracy

Friday, 12 January 2018, 1:46 pm | Franklin Lamb

On several occasions, meeting with brilliant, tech-savvy Iranian university students who are thoroughly charming, fearless and outspoken, this observer is presented a very different picture of what Iranians are facing than what is being offered by ... More >>

What’s behind the ‘Disappearance’ Of 420,000 Palestinians

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 11:15 am | Franklin Lamb

The first ever official census of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon was finally released on 12/21/2017 in Beirut. The village by village and camp by camp survey by 500 specialists found that only 174,422 Palestinian refugees are living these days in the country. ... More >>

USIC Claims DRNK Transferred 3 Nuclear War Heads to Iran

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:12 am | Franklin Lamb

US Intelligence Community (USIC) Claims North Korea Transferred 3 Nuclear War Heads to Iran Last Spring as Both Feverishly Test ICBM’s to Neutralize US And Israeli Threats. Granted, an Interesting Assertation, But Where’s the Beef? More >>

Occupiers of Syria crib Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” Boast

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:20 am | Franklin Lamb

Franklin Lamb Idlib, Syria George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished!” boast takes its name from a banner that was displayed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during his May 1, 2003 televised address . It referred to his claimed victory ... More >>

Lebanon facing Long ‘Independence’ odds

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 12:53 pm | Franklin Lamb

In many respects the people of Lebanon are gifted if not blessed. Most of whom this observer has been honored to meet are strikingly intelligent, creative, often charming, sometimes cunning and devious, hardworking, ingenious, adaptive, and good natured—much ... More >>

Is Israel Winning “the War Between the Wars”?

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:08 am | Franklin Lamb

Israeli commanders, stationed along Syria’s southern border and the Golan Heights and Quneitra Valley, with some of their forces now operating daily more than 14 km inside Syrian territory, reportedly are expressing plenty of confidence these days. ... More >>

Giving Palestinians Right to Work Can Save Lebanese Economy

Friday, 27 October 2017, 12:22 pm | Franklin Lamb

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the offspring of nearly 800,000 ethnically cleansed from their homes in Palestine during the 1948-50 Nakba, are today variously labeled by their Lebanese hosts as refugees or sometimes described as a particular category ... More >>

Hezbollah Launches First Phase of Next Israel-Hezbollah War

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:38 am | Franklin Lamb

For Israel, the initial phase of its next long predicted war with Hezbollah is focused on neutralizing Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah while destroying factories allegedly under construction to build long-range missiles. Some Israeli recently bombed sites ... More >>

The 'Musa Sadr is Alive' Hoax Has Deceived Shia For 39 Years

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:18 am | Franklin Lamb

Every year during late August, this observer receives emails from people who love and admire the Iranian born Imam Musa Sadr and his colleagues Sheik Mohammad Yacoub and journalist. Abbas Baddredinne. The three disappeared on August 31, 1978 in Tripoli, ... More >>

Franklin Lamb: Lebanon War - What Price will Hezbollah pay?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:07 pm | Franklin Lamb

Handicapping Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon by Franklin Lamb Oxford, UK Part II Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon: What Price will Hezbollah pay? More >>

Franklin Lamb: Handicapping Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:06 pm | Franklin Lamb

For Israel, it’s widely predicted 6th war on Lebanon won’t be a repeat of June 1967, June 1973, or July 2006. More >>

An post-Christian Middle East with or without ISIS?

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:51 am | Franklin Lamb

“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” are reputedly among Jesus’ last words on the Cross at Calvary. Today Christ’s words can be said to apply to all Christians in the Middle East who in this birthplace ... More >>

Another small step for Syrian Refugees in "Aleppo Park"

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:19 pm | Franklin Lamb

Sunday February 19, 2017 was an unseasonably warm day and frankly an exhilarating relief from the past couple of months of bitter cold and very rough storms across Lebanon. More >>

Life and Death Struggle for the Children of Syria

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:56 pm | Franklin Lamb

Meals for Syrian Children Refugees acknowledges that no one can help every Syrian child during the continuing carnage in their beloved country. But we aver that everyone can have the honor of fulfilling the solemn duty of each of us--to help someone. More >>

Beirut’s new Aleppo Park: A modest victory

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:30 pm | Franklin Lamb

A small victory for Syrian refugees in Lebanon was achieved this past weekend as the Beirut, USA and French based NGO, Meals for Syrian Refugees Children Lebanon (MSRCL) dedicated Aleppo Park in a vacant lot south of Beirut's Ramlet El Baida beach ... More >>

Trump’s overture to Putin and Assad may restore relations

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:33 pm | Franklin Lamb

Not for at least three quarters of a century have the American people elected a president who so openly disparages, discards and seemingly abhors the principles, standards, policies, ideas, and institutions at the center of post-WW II US foreign policy. More >>

Obama’s Stellar Effort to Preserve Heritage in Syria

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:41 am | Franklin Lamb

President Obama's Syria legacy is already being widely debated. In 2009 the former Southside Chicago community organizer and Law Professor entered the White House promising a new direction and vision in the Middle East from that of his predecessor and pledging ... More >>

Will proxy politics bring death for Madaya siblings?

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 4:16 pm | Franklin Lamb

It was this past July that ten year old Ghina and six year old Nagham, old sisters of four year old Manal and three year old Mohammad-Kamal, left their apartment near the main street in Madaya, Syria to collect some medicine from the nearby town’s ... More >>



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