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I thought I’d share a few links I’m using to keep track of what’s going on in Syria
- Google News (search “Syria (Canada OR Canadian)”
- Google News (search “Syria (“Stephen Harper” OR “John Baird” OR “Rob Nicholson”))
- Twitter search “Syria”
- MILNEWS.ca Twitter List: Syria
- EU Media Monitor page, Syrian news
- UN News Centre, Syria news
- BBC: Syria
- Syrian Arab News Agency, English feed (Syria’s government info-machine)
- Al Bawaba Syrian news (Jordanian news agency)
- Al Jazeera English Middle East news
- Search “Syria” at ITAR-TASS news agency
- Reuters Syria page – “Syria” search at Reuters
- “Syria” search at Agence France-Presse
- Latest mideast news at al-bab.com (Jordan)
- Jerusalem Post Syria page
If you have any other decent sources to share, feel free to mention them in the comments – always welcome.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 51,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals
Thanks for reading, thanks for your suggestions, thanks for your contents – I’m looking forward to continuing to provide you with intriguing tidbits of Canadian defence information into 2013!
In case you hadn’t already noticed, instead of piling on a whole swack of news in the first MILNEWS.ca update of the day, I’m breaking it down a bit.
The first post of the day (Eastern Time) will be news dealing with the CF, military and security issues in general, and things of concern to veterans/wounded warriors.
The second post of the day will be news dealing with Canadian defence buying and selling.
Taliban propaganda tidbits will continue to appear from time to time as items of interest pop up on the interwebs.
Same information, in smaller, more manageable chunks.
One other minor change – you won’t be seeing a Sunday edition unless there’s critical breaking news to share. You will be seeing the material, though, in the Monday edition.
I hope you keep enjoying MILNEWS.ca – feedback (good, bad or ugly) always welcome.
Here’s who I’m nominating for this year’s “Defence IQ Blogging Awards” (all in the “Regional Military” category):
- CDFAI’s 3D’s blog: Great, up-to-the-minute coverage of Canadian and international military news
- Thin Pinstriped Line: Intelligent and detailed (but accessible) analysis of a wide range U.K. military issues
- Registan.net: Detailed and in-depth coverage of a range of breaking news and issues from south and central Asia
Don’t be shy – cast your vote by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org – deadline’s 2pm GMT/10am Eastern 6 Jun 12!
Sincerest condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of those killed in the tragedy.
Hopes for a speedy and full recovery to all the wounded (both physically and emotionally).
Right now, I have to agree with this, from a terrorism analyst/blogger:
I find it disturbing that there are those in my field out there rushing to publish, throwing their judgment around in what is, to be perfectly frank, a self aggrandizing race to be the first to comment.
Their choice. But in complex situations like this, and before clear information has emerged making what can only then be characterised as ill-informed comment can cause great harm to already marginalised and vulnerable communities, and I think it would be extremely poor form for me to offer comment, before the facts are in, let alone go announcing this is some new jihad as I note some are already doing.
I await more on this once everyone has regained their breath a bit.
The War on Terror News (WOTN) blog was kind enough to mention MILNEWS.ca in a piece on how mainstream media (MSM) isn’t reporting the effort in Afghanistan objectively. One bit stands out for me:
If they wished to be objective, the MSM would report daily how many civilians were killed by the enemy, purposely, clearly attributing the deeds of the enemy to the enemy, instead of portraying it as they did in Iraq as a failure of American Troops. They would report daily the number of Taliban killed by friendlies. They would report daily the number of Taliban captured by friendlies. They would report daily the schools built by US Forces or Germans or NATO. They would report daily how many schools were burnt or exploded by the enemy.
Case in point: the bad guys say they’re killing about 13 Canadians for every one that is actually fallen (at least since October of last year).
Thanks for the kind mention WOTN – if you want to follow their stuff, WOTN also has a Twitter feed worth keeping track of.