Articles by Sharmine Narwani

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Are al-Qaeda Affiliates Fighting Alongside U.S. Rebels in Syria’s South?
Sharmine Narwani – The American Conservative, 2 Jul 2018

25 Jun 2018 –Russian-brokered reconciliation talks in southern Syria fell apart when Western-backed militants rejected a negotiated peace. Al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise—the Nusra Front—appears to be deeply entrenched alongside these U.S.-backed militants in key, strategic towns and villages scattered throughout the south. If forced to choose, Israel prefers the presence of terrorist groups to Iranian influence.

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Coalition of the Clueless
Sharmine Narwani – Russia Today, 29 Sep 2014

The airwaves are still heaving with spin two days after US airstrikes against Syria. Undoubtedly they were timed to the eve of the gathering of world leaders at the UN, so ‘Coalition’ partners could cluster behind the decision to bomb a sovereign state, uninvited. The goal this week will be to keep the ‘momentum’ on a ‘narrative’ until it sinks in.

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Mother Agnes Mariam: In Her Own Words
Sharmine Narwani – Mideast Shuffle, 2 Dec 2013

Neither Scahill nor Jones provided any reason for their harsh “indictment” of Mother Agnes. The journalists – neither of whom have produced any notable body of work on Syria – appear to have followed the lead of a breed of Syria “activists” who have given us doozies like “Assad is about to fall,” “Assad has no support,” “the opposition is peaceful,” “the opposition is unarmed,” “this is a popular revolution,” “the revolution is not foreign-backed,” “there is no Al Qaeda in Syria,” “the dead are mostly civilians,” and other such gems.

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Questions Plague UN Syria Report. Who Was Behind the East Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack?
Sharmine Narwani and Radwan Mortada - Al-Akhbar, 30 Sep 2013

A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian government had no involvement in the alleged Ghouta chemical weapons attack: “Of course not, he (President Bashar al-Assad) would be committing suicide.” When asked who he believed was responsible for the use of chemical munitions in Ghouta, the UN official, who would not permit disclosure of his identity, said: “Saudi intelligence was behind the attacks and unfortunately nobody will dare say that.”

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FreedumbAndDemocrazy
Sharmine Narwani – Al Akhbar, 8 Jul 2013

When I hear “freedom and democracy” I instinctively look for cover – just as “Allahu Akbar” yelled loudly enough can now make Arabs and Muslims hit the ground fast.

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Yara Abbas – In Her Own Words
Sharmine Narwani – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2013

“I went with the army and knocked at the door of one woman. She started to cry – please take me out of here. They removed her and took her to her brother’s home. The militias make holes in the walls of homes to go from building to building to avoid being out in the open. Seventy percent of the destruction there is from militias. I saw 12 big bombs and 35 small ones in a home they had taken over.”

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Chemical Weapons Charade in Syria
Sharmine Narwani – Al Akhbar, 27 May 2013

Let us be clear. The United States can verify absolutely nothing about the use of chemical weapons (CWs) in Syria. Any suggestion to the contrary is entirely false. Don’t take it from me – here is what US officials have to say about the subject.

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Mideast Backlashes Yet to Come
Sharmine Narwani – Al Akhbar, 20 May 2013

The Middle East is treading water these days. Two years of rhetoric about ousting dictators, revolution, freedom, honor, dignity, and democracy – without result – has people on edge, their disillusionment now demanding an outlet. The rise of political Islam – once an inevitable byproduct of democratization – arrived too hard, too fast; too aggressively championed, organized, and weaponized by Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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Chemical Weapons Charade in Syria
Sharmine Narwani, Al Akhbar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2013

Let us be clear. The United States can verify absolutely nothing about the use of chemical weapons (CWs) in Syria. Any suggestion to the contrary is entirely false. Don’t take it from me – here is what US officials have to say about the subject:

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Excuse Me, But Israel Has No Right To Exist
Sharmine Narwani - The Sandbox, 21 May 2012

The phrase “right to exist” entered my consciousness in the 1990s just as the concept of the two-state solution became part of our collective lexicon. In any debate at university, when a Zionist was out of arguments, those three magic words were invoked to shut down the conversation with an outraged, “are you saying Israel doesn’t have the right to exist??” Why are the colonial-settlers prior to 1948 any different from those who colonized and settled after 1967?

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