The Assad family's long-standing mask game


Syria: The Assad family has ruled Syria since 1970. Sam Dagher's new book shows how the family has clung to power at all costs, exposing their cynical strategies and brutal acts of violence.

Borri is a war correspondent and writes regularly for MODERN TIMES.
E-mail: francescaborri@gmail.com
Published: November 1, 2019
       
Assad or We Burn the Country
Author: Sam Dagher
Publisher: Little Brown and Company, USA

Assad or We Burn the Country is written by Wall Street Journals Sam Dagher, the only Western journalist to be living in Syria when the Arab Spring burst into full bloom. The book is the first to point to Assad as the person responsible for the war in Syria through testimony from inside the regime: It is not the activists who accuse Assad of this book, but Manal Tlass - Bashar al Assad's close friend and adviser and so far with the highest official position that reveals the regime.

Jihadistene møter vi først på side 314 (i en bok på 463 sider). Dette er ikke bare fordi de er en konsekvens av krigen i Syria og ikke dens årsaken til den, men minst like mye fordi 91,6 prosent …

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