Maher Abdelhafiz Hajjar is not your run-of-the-mill Syrian MP: he is the first ever candidate to challenge the 14-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad in the forthcoming 3 June elections. In fact, he’s the first candidate ever to challenge 44 years of Al-Assad family rule. But 330 miles away, taking refuge in the bustling …Read More
I honestly cannot add anything more to the detailed forensic analysis of Brown Moses in his Smoking Gun post and N.R. Jenzen-Jones in his Falaq-2 CW connection. Inspired by the sheer amount of conspiracy theorists who are refusing to believe what the videos show, i set about looking in a different direction. You never know, …Read More
Analysts seem to agree that the forthcoming strikes against the Syrian regime will not bring about its downfall or seriously cripple its abilities: They are rather meant as punitive action for its use of chemical weapons. The campaign seems to be modelled along the 1998 Desert Fox operation, a major 4-day bombing run against …Read More
This is a new video which supposedly shows the launch of a Maysaloon-type missile. The Maysaloon is the Syrian version of Iranian Zelzal and North Korean No-Dong 1 missiles. In this case, however, i believe this to be a Tishreen, a domestic copy of the Iranian Fateh-110 missile. Below is a photo of Maysaloon-type missile …Read More
The past few days saw the reemergence of claims and counterclaims about Damascus International Airport: The rebels say they downed an “Iranian” passenger jet laden with military supplies causing the jet to go down in flames and shut the airport down. The Syrian government, on the other hand, denies such event took place and claims …Read More
M47 Dragon Anti-Tank systems have apparently found their way into Syria, a pretty unconventional sighting by most standards. Blogger Brown Moses has already wrote in detail about it. “With a history of use in Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, as well as the US, it leaves the question of the source wide open, but hopefully …Read More
“They are heading to the Syrian coast to assist in a possible evacuation of Russian citizens … Preparations for the deployment were carried out in a hurry and were heavily classified,” it quoted the source as saying.
Note: Ok, i had a few friends saying those videos are relics of Saddam-era SCUD launches. They base their theory on the accent of the narrator which they say is from the Iraqi borders area. Fair play. My counter-theory is that 1- The narrator could well be from the Iraqi borders region. Shawaya, as they’re …Read More