Syrian Civil War 1.8
May 5, 2017
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We cover the last few decades of Hafez Al-Assad’s Presidency of Syria, including his support for America’s war on Iraq in 1991 and his brother Rifaat’s attempt at a coup.

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2 Comments

  1. David Shafie says:

    Guys, I am loving the podcast about the Syrian civil war. At first, I thought you might only do four episodes (like the Fidel Castro series) but you’ve exceeded all expectations. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the amount of background, context, and attention to detail in this series.

    I have a high tolerance for gross, obscene and inappropriate content, but I wanted to let you know that there was one thing that made me cringe in the last episode: It was when you cited Daniel Pipes as a source. It seemed like the information you attributed to him was fairly well-known, and could have been attributed to any number of other, more reputable, sources.

    Daniel Pipes is best described as a professional Islamophobe, and in recent years, he has made a cottage industry of harassing academics. I don’t have the link handy, but he maintains a website that lists the names and addresses of professors which he considers to be too liberal. The site invites readers to harass those professors and to report other left-wing academics who they feel deserve the same treatment.

    Don’t get me wrong: I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t read Daniel Pipes. By all means, read his scholarly articles and evaluate them on their merits, but you should also be aware of what kind of person he is.

    • Cameron says:

      Hey David. Cameron here. Yeah I cringed at the Pipes mention from Ray too. But from memory the quote was innocuous so I let it slide.

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