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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Patrick Seale Interview on Syrian Situation

Patrick Seale, the veteran British correspondent (long with The Observer) and author of two of the key works on modern Syria (The Struggle for Syria and Asad), is one of the great generation of British Arabist correspondents who brought a journalist's writing style along with a scholar's expertise to their coverage. I crossed paths with him occasionally, mostly back in the 1980s. He knows Syria intimately.

And he's spoken with Syria Today about his views of the present conflict. I strongly recommend you read his (cautious and measured) words.

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