During my hours-long daily walks all around Damascus, I’ve been delighted to note (as always) the calm and people interacting as normal on the streets, but also the re-opening of stores. That started over a week ago, with shops (non-essential) re-opening on alternate days. As of some days ago, they are allowed to open daily… Read More Damascus walks, April 26-28, Stores Re-Opened, Life in Streets
After seeing a pathetic propaganda piece on life in Syria during Covid, shared by a Beirut-based representative for the Canadian regime…I decided to both address the shoddy article and add my own thoughts on life in Syria nowadays.
Scenes from April 21, walking through old Damascus, where shops have re-opened partially and where calm and humanity prevail The government has been taking precautions but not being draconian about it. Curfew from 6 pm-6am has changed to from 7:30 pm during Ramadan. Shops open varying days to allow each sector to open and… Read More Damascus life & calm
Since there is a lot of excellent content out there on Covid-19, I won’t attempt to replicate it myself, but will instead share what I’ve found to be informative and imperative information. I know that the issue is divisive, however, I offer these links with no agenda other than concern for all of our futures,… Read More Covid19 reading/listening
I get asked that a lot by Syrians who are genuinely curious or surprised by support of Syria by a non-Syrian. And it’s sometimes hard to give a good reply, or at least a concise one, because the reasons are manifold. Yesterday, I posed the question to followers on Facebook. The replies were fantastic: Kamel… Read More Why do you support Syria?
Great day of walking yesterday. I had things to do, but also many pleasant encounters, from morning till late afternoon. Morning encounters included greeting people I’ve gotten to know in this area–some from 2014, others more recently. Ran into an older friend, Joseph, who was on his pay to buy pickles from a vendor near… Read More March 31 updates from Damascus
I had the pleasure of collaborating with the Twitter account “Rebuilding Syria”, who took my raw footage (March 18) and photos from Aleppo’s historic souqs being restored and edited them fantastically. The clips show the pulse of life that is Syria, the amazing attention to detail and the incredible architecture that existed and is being… Read More Aleppo’s Beautiful Ancient Markets Being Restored
Long, productive, rewarding, and also sad, day in Aleppo. The sad–tragic–part was meeting a man, Abdel Aziz, who was held in the terrorists’ underground prison in the Eye/Children’s Hospital complex, occupied by terrorist factions until liberation of eastern Aleppo areas in late 2016. Held for over a year, he said, in solitary confinement most of… Read More Aleppo Man Imprisoned & Tortured by West’s “Rebels” in Terrorist-Occupied Hospital Complex
March 7, 2020, RT.com -Eva Bartlett A UN-mandated report, which accuses Russia of war crimes in Syria, heavily relies on anonymous sources and lacks evidence, but also smacks of deliberate disinformation that is halting the eradication of terrorism in Idlib. Earlier this week, the The Independent International Commission of Inquiry into the Syrian Arab Republic… Read More Guilty until proven innocent (again): UN report on alleged Russian ‘war crimes’ in Syria is based on ‘We Say So’ & unnamed sources