Jay Tharappel

North Korea: A Realistic Portrayal Please

The North Korean economy by all accounts is actually quite healthy (despite the sanctions and need to spend heavily on defence). South Korea’s central bank stated recently that the DPRK economy grew by 3.9% in 2016 over the previous year, which is 7.8 times the rate of growth of the population which is going along at 0.5%. In other words, the availability of goods/services is growing much faster than the population…

Syria: Dubious Death Toll Stats Used By “Opposition”

None of these anti-government sources sources are ‘independent’ in the sense that they function merely to provide facts, they’re all open about their agenda to overthrow the Syrian government, SNHR’s Fadel Abdul Ghani, HRW’s Kenneth Roth, and SOHR’s Rami Abdul Rahman all call for the imposition of a no-fly zone on behalf of the “moderate rebels” whoever they are…

Break the Sieges? What about the Economic Siege on Syria?

Syrian religious leaders representing the republic’s three largest churches (Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, and Syrian Orthodox) recently issued a statement calling for an end to the sanctions on Syria, which they blamed for impoverishing the Syrian people. That the West predictably ignored these calls is symptomatic of their abject refusal to address the most important truth about the war, which is that the militias waging war on the Syrian state are infinitely more dependent on an external predatory alliance of nations for…

Palestine, Gaza & Syria: The Heavy Price Paid for Resisting Regime-Change

By Jay Tharappel The latest Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which lasted for 50 days, has captured global attention for the heavy death-toll inflicted by the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) against Palestinian civilians. However the latest war also suggests that the ongoing Israeli occupation finds itself unable to dictate terms in the same way. On August 26th an …

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The Economic War on Syria

Syria is being destabilised both militarily and economically. Militarily by insurgent forces sponsored by NATO, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. Economically by the sanctions regime imposed by the United States, the European Union, and even the Arab League. The Syrian economy has contracted by roughly 35 percent since the beginning of the war. Although the crisis began in March 2011…

Syria: Countering Sectarian Apologetics for Imperialist Sponsored Bloodshed

By Jay Tharappel According to Michael Karadjis’ latest article published on 17 February, titled “Assad Regime Responsible for Rise in Religious Sectarianism,” it is the secular Syrian government that is responsible for the rise in sectarianism, and not the actual bloodthirsty insurgents of all factions who have earned an international reputation for their sectarian brutality. …

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The Australian Delegation to Syria, the Political Backlash, and the Reality of the Situation Ignored by the Corporate/Western Media

By Jay Tharappel Over the holiday period (December 2013) an Australian delegation, comprised of six members of the organisation Hands Off Syria led by Sydney University Professor Tim Anderson; the Syrian Consul to Australia Maher Dabbagh and his wife Nahla; and three members of the Wikileaks Party including Julian Assange’s father John Shipton, visited Syria …

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America’s “Imperial-Left” and the Proxy War Against Syria

By Jay Tharappel Recently in June the American activist organisation ‘Campaign for Peace and Democracy’ (CPD) issued a ‘Statement On Syria’ supporting the so-called “Syrian revolution”. If the CPD had issued a similar statement two years ago it would have been somewhat understandable given the fog of war at the time. However by now it …

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