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Takes on the World
Charles Glass. veteran Middle East correspondent
 Jeff Blankfort  Contact Contributor
Nov. 12, 2014, 1:42 p.m.
Glass's article in NYRB, 11/6/14 "In the Syria We Don't Know" reveals different picture than US media; Syrian life now normalized in regime run areas; no space for active "moderates;" early protesters marginalized; US bombing of Daesh (IS) reflects US, allies, seeing Assad staying as preferable outcome, not effort to depose him; Syria, EU intelligence working together; Turkey the outlier, seen as ally by jihadists; How Kurds, Shia nearly defeated Saddam in '91; Kurds likely to get autonomy; Maliki abuse pushed Sunnis to jihadists; no Sunni fundamentalism in Iraq prior to 2003; speaks of Kickstarter fund drive to cast Snowden, Manning, Assange statue in bronze.
Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort

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