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review Assad or We Burn the Country Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB The definitive account of the destruction of Syria from inside the palace of President Bashar al Assad offering a new way of understanding the conflict that has engulfed the Middle East and pitted the United States against RussiaIn the spring of 2011 Syrian President Bashar al Assad turned to his lifelong friend and the commander of the presidential guard Manaf Tlass for advice about how to respond to violent protests Tlass urged Assad to make peace with the people but Assad. Finally a real account of what is going on in Syria And from a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist who specializes in the Middle East A never before heard boots on the ground look at the Syrian Civil War that is killing the countryIn 2011 President Bashar al Assad decided to address the Arab Spring type protests in Syria with crushing violence on his own people There would be no uprising here Instead there would be a long war that so far has killed almost 500000 and as citizens flee terrorist groups came in and suddenly we had an enormous refugee issue His response went against the advice of his friend Manaf Tlass commander of the army Dagher uses his own observations and experiences in Damascus and has interviewed many on both sides of this war Including Tlass Everything he says rings true The campaign waged by Basheer has turned the country and the entire region into chaos This book could not be timely Dagher has shown us what evil looks like and how easily it can be ignored by the world There is so much false information out there and this book clears it all up very nicelyKeep bringing us the truth and great journalismNetGalley May 28th 2019 by Little Brown and Company Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé respond to violent protests Tlass urged Assad to make peace with the people but Assad. Finally a James and the Giant Peach real account of what is going on in Syria And from a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist who specializes in the Middle East A never before heard boots on the ground look at the Syrian Civil War that is killing the countryIn 2011 President Bashar al Assad decided to address the Arab Spring type protests in Syria with crushing violence on his own people There would be no uprising here Instead there would be a long war that so far has killed almost 500000 and as citizens flee terrorist groups came in and suddenly we had an enormous Le royaume de Kensuké refugee issue His Briséïs: Tome 2, Ombres et chimères - Partie 1 (Saga Fantastique) (French Edition) response went against the advice of his friend Manaf Tlass commander of the army Dagher uses his own observations and experiences in Damascus and has interviewed many on both sides of this war Including Tlass Everything he says THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH: THE BOOK OF DUST VOLUME TWO (202 JEUNESSE) rings true The campaign waged by Basheer has turned the country and the entire How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) region into chaos This book could not be timely Dagher has shown us what evil looks like and how easily it can be ignored by the world There is so much false information out there and this book clears it all up very nicelyKeep bringing us the truth and great journalismNetGalley May 28th 2019 by Little Brown and Company

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review Assad or We Burn the Country Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Attacks around the worldThough this conflict is global in scale at its crux is the relationship between Assad and Tlass born into friendship through their fathers schoolmates and close confidants Assad Or We Burn the Country charts the course of the Syrian war through the untold story of these two men once as close as brothers now set in opposition by conflicting visions for their country and will examine the conseuences of their choices for their families Syria and the worl. Not going to lie I picked up this book based on the title alone as this was the best title I ve seen in a while and was not disappointedThis is a very concise and interesting history of the Assad regime in Syria as well as a detailed recounting of the mostly concluded Syrian civil war Dagher had access to various players in the events described in the book including very high ranking Syrian officials which makes this a very compelling look into the inside workings of a besieged dictatorship This book reads at times as a fantasy novel set in a different world and narrated by a third person omniscient narrator I think this is credit to how well sourced and meticulous Dagher was in compiling this book into a narrative And how far removed we in the first world from the horrors of civil warThis is however not a book written by a historian but rather a journalist and as such it tends to skew towards the sensational and personal to illustrate the big picture This has the effect that it causes in the reader a feeling of being manipulated into taking the author s side Nevertheless this book tells the story from a uniue perspective and you come out the other side better informed about the conflictIf you haven t followed the Syrian news then big spoiler alert the bad guys win So this is in summary a pretty depressing read But an important one at least Le royaume de Kensuké relationship between Assad and Tlass born into friendship through their fathers schoolmates and close confidants Assad Or We Burn the Country charts the course of the Syrian war through the untold story of these two men once as close as brothers now set in opposition by conflicting visions for their country and will examine the conseuences of their choices for their families Syria and the worl. Not going to lie I picked up this book based on the title alone as this was the best title I ve seen in a while and was not disappointedThis is a very concise and interesting history of the Assad Briséïs: Tome 2, Ombres et chimères - Partie 1 (Saga Fantastique) (French Edition) regime in Syria as well as a detailed THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH: THE BOOK OF DUST VOLUME TWO (202 JEUNESSE) recounting of the mostly concluded Syrian civil war Dagher had access to various players in the events described in the book including very high How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) ranking Syrian officials which makes this a very compelling look into the inside workings of a besieged dictatorship This book Le Mystère du train de la nuit (French Edition) reads at times as a fantasy novel set in a different world and narrated by a third person omniscient narrator I think this is credit to how well sourced and meticulous Dagher was in compiling this book into a narrative And how far Alice au pays des merveilles (Folio Junior Textes classiques) (French Edition) removed we in the first world from the horrors of civil warThis is however not a book written by a historian but Briséïs: Tome 3, Ombres et chimères - Partie 2 (Saga Fantastique) (French Edition) rather a journalist and as such it tends to skew towards the sensational and personal to illustrate the big picture This has the effect that it causes in the Interdit !: Roman pour enfants (8 ans et) (DEUZIO t. 27) reader a feeling of being manipulated into taking the author s side Nevertheless this book tells the story from a uniue perspective and you come out the other side better informed about the conflictIf you haven t followed the Syrian news then big spoiler alert the bad guys win So this is in summary a pretty depressing La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (182 JEUNESSE) read But an important one at least

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review Assad or We Burn the Country Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Chose to launch a bloody crackdown on the protesters the opening volley in a six year war that has killed than half a million people and fueled a global refugee crisis In this expertly reported examination of the man at the center of the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century noted journalist Sam Dagher offers a new way to understand how a regional conflict has found itself at the center of the US Russia standoff and led to increased xenophobia hate crimes and terror. The country that brought us the 21st century s worst humanitarian disaster and the family responsible for it come under the microscope in Sam Dagher s masterpiece of journalistic reporting Assad or We Burn the Country Dagher a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist with than 15 years experience reporting on Middle East affairs for such publications as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal chronicles in detail Syria s descent into chaos under Bashar al Assad A chunker of a book nearly 600 pages Dagher s account is prodigiously footnoted and impeccably researched however it is not for the faint of heart It is a relentless chronology of the Syrian regime s sundry atrocities international double dealing and manipulations and the unspeakable suffering of Syrians whose only crime was asking for basic human rights Dagher s subtitle is How One Family s Lust for Power Destroyed Syria and family is a dominant theme running throughout The author describes it as Syria s sons and daughters wrestling with their parents choices and legacies For Bashar his father s legacy was one he not only wanted to live up to but also surpass The father of modern Syria Hafez al Assad ruled Syria with an iron fist using his widespread citizen surveillance arm of government the mukhabarat chillingly modeled on the East German Stasi to tamp down opposition Syria suffered under Hafez for nearly 30 years until his death in 2000 but little did they or the world know the worse was to come with his son The uiet and unassuming ophthalmologist possessed a ruthless ambition to not only pay tribute to his father s legacy but to surpass it Violently if necessaryBy a cruel twist of fate Bashar the third of five children was never meant to inherit his father s position but rather his older brother Bassel Bassel seemed to many observers the most suited tough popular handsome and a lover of beautiful women and fast cars Bashar on the other hand was a gangling awkward and introverted young man always in Bassel s shadow He eventually broke away from his less than promising prospects at home to study abroad He entered an ophthalmology residency program in London in 1992 In 1994 he was studying for board exams to practice in the United Kingdom when news came of Bassel s death He was called home to comfort his grief stricken father but importantly to start the grooming process for succession From the beginning of his presidency in 2000 Bashar positioned himself as a reformer As such he was greeted warmly on the international stage Promising to bring much needed economic and educational reform to Syria he said nothing about political reform Indeed it was never on the table While the major powers courted Bashar s assistance in Middle Eastern matters after 911 America needed help uashing terrorist insurgents within Ira while France focused on stability in Lebanon and business enterprises within Syria the people at home began to grow discontent with Bashar s rule following the mass protests in Iran in 2009 Citizens like Mazen Darwish a Damascus human rights lawyer and activist believed the uprisings in Iran over a fraudulent election could be replicated in Syria Afterall what happened in Iran made me think it was also possible in our region ruled by police states and ideological and sectarian regimes he recalledPeaceful gatherings of protesters demanding basic rights began in earnest in 2011 By March of that year those groups became targets of the mukhabarat and regime defenders Bullets flew people died and the civil war was underway Dagher does yeoman s work in relating the many complexities of Middle Eastern sectarianism and how it impacted Bashar s ability to play different groups and nations off one another This goes a long way toward explaining why Bashar is still in powerIn the book Dagher takes us on this sad journey using two different perspectives those from inside the palace and those outside the palace From inside our point of view is Manaf Tlass the son of Mustafa Tlass and the best friend of Bashar Bashar s father Hafez seized control of Syria along with his best friend Mustafa in the 1970s and were partners in power until Hafez s death in 2000 The generational friendship of the Assads and Tlasses continued with their sons But as Bashar s reign of terror upon his own citizenry ratcheted up Manaf increasingly grew frustrated and alarmed at Bashar s pivot to Iran and Hezbollah and his unwillingness to dialogue with protesters You can only rule these people with the shoe Bashar coldly replies to Manaf s concerns Their unusual friendship unfolds in a surprising way as the reader will discover but the stories from outside the palace are truly the most gut wrenching Dagher deftly weaves in their experiences and sufferings in a respectful manner that never veers into the exploitative Still the image of Mazen the human rights activist waking up on top of a dead body after a horrendous beating is something that stays with you And there are othersso many others What one comes away with after Dagher s 600 pages of civil war repression torture chemical attacks red lines drawn and erased Alawite vs Shia vs Sunni the beginnings of ISIS and a Middle East generally on fire is the aching need for a little hopesomewhere anywhere But hope is a hard thing to come by in Syria where the Lie rules over Truth Bashar al Assad still holds the shoe over his people But in Assad or We Burn the Country Sam Dagher reveals the truth of those closest to the fire and warns the world to look away at its own peril Fittingly he dedicates his book To the Syrians who rose up to demand freedom and dignity Your heroism sacrifice and story will never be obscured by lies


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  • 22 March 2020
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