The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider account of the deadly ambition of the Assads
Sam DagherThrilled to see #AssadOrWeBurnTheCountry reviewed in @guardian by @Ian_black “Dagher does not just make do with putting together this complicated tale, linking developments in an accessible way...Significant scoops are scattered throughout”
The rebuilding of monuments honoring Bashar al-Assad’s family taunts the opposition he brutally crushed.
Sam DagherMy latest in @TheAtlantic #Assad regime reinstalling statues of regime founder Hafez #Assad toppled in 2011. It’s about control, humiliation & telling Syrians: futile to resist, nobody will help you. #AssadOrWeBurnTheCountry
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The newly released lists of his regime's victims serve as a cruel epilogue for all those who rose up against him.
Sam DagherFor a world that said never again after last century’s horrors #Assad is so far getting away with war crimes & gloating about it, my story in the @TheAtlantic about his “death notices” & “the flower” of #Syria’s revolution #Daraya thank you Yasmin & Mazen
Sam DagherBashar #Assad raised flags across from #GolanHeights, same spot where his dad hoisted flag in 1974 to mark fake victory over #Israel Fitting epilogue for clan ready to guarantee Israel’s security in return for free hand to massacre its people to keep power
Sam DagherMy latest in @TheAtlantic - #Russia is busy working to fully legitimize #Assad & cash in on its #Syria gambit & the Assads are back to game playing since 1974: We won’t attack #Israel but we must rule forever. Insights from @Confusezeus @abou_diab
Four people ran onto the field dressed in police uniforms during the second half of the game, and the activist group claimed responsibility and made a list of demands.
Sam DagherPussy Riot Members Detained After Running Onto the Field in World Cup Final, Police Say via @NYTimes #WorldCupFinal #WorldCupFinal2018 #Russia #Putin #Syria #Assad #Turkey #Erdogan #Iran #Israel
Friday’s detentions came just weeks before the ban on female drivers is set to be lifted.
Sam DagherIn harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists branded 'traitors' by @kfahim@LovedayM Going back to #Assad #Syria 2000 analogy, then too civil society activists were called traitors, tools of imperialist Zionist enemies & naive young people #SaudiArabia
At least five people connected to the campaign to end the longtime ban have been detained, despite the government’s promise to lift the ban next month.
Sam DagherSaudi Arabia Detains Activists Who Pushed to End Ban on Women Driving by @NYTBen reminds of #Syria 2000 Bashar al #Assad inherited power from Hafez & vowed reform, Syrians became engaged, they were thrown in jail, because "reform" had to be as he saw fit.
Sam DagherSince #Israel’s creation Arab regimes, including Assad’s, enshrined myth of their armies in perpetual struggle against #Israel. It was excuse to crush their people. 70 yrs on #Syria men flee army & #Assad needs #Russia air power & #Iran militias to survive
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says he has "irrefutable evidence" to disprove the allegations.
Sam DagherAgain #Putin #Assad & #Iran clerics lay bare West’s impotence in #Syria: #Russia claims #Douma attack staged as it & regime celebrate retaking Douma while West hangs on to #Trump’s tweets & waits for @OPCW (@NobelPrize winners for chem weapons destruction)