Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Medical Writing Institute click here

MJoTAtalks click here

Emerald Pademelon Press LLC click here

Peace Scientists click here

Dr Susanna loves the countries and the peoples of Africa

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Bookmark and Share
Democracy in Syria. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA v7n2 p0903

Syria has a top-level government preferred by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and other countries that are in chaos. Syria had a president for 30 years who decided that he was the only possible president, but luckily, had sons who could take over in the unlikely event of his death.

Mr Assad sr did die, but not before his first-born son, who he had molded to take over via democratic elections.  Mr Assad sr stayed alive long enough to recall his second son from England, where he been happily preserving the eyesight of Britons after training as an eye surgeon, sent him to the army and trained him to be president of life. When Mr Assad sr died, Mr Assad jr was 34, and Syria had a constitution saying the president had to be 40. The legislature changed the age of assuming the presidency to 34, and Mr Assad jr took his place.

Elections? Of course. Mr Assad has access to the news media and the finances and the army. A law was passed in 2007 mandating all conversations in internet cafes be reported. So how does anyone inside Syria know what is going in? Cell phones? I don't know.

I have been trying to find press releases from the Syrian government, expressing condolences for the deaths of over 1,400 citizens in a gas attack on Aug 21. I have not seen anything that is in English that could in any way reassure the West that the deaths were a ghastly mistake or had nothing to do with them. None. If I find anything I will post it.

Syrian Arab Republic

No place for children. Stop supplying weapons, stop the war, rebuild Syria and bring the children back.
Discussion about Syria click here
Syrians speak click here    

Chemical weapons click here   
Don't bomb Syria click here
Syria: genocide or civil war? SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0830

I listened to the speech of the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. You can too, watch below.

Secretary Kerry told us that the Syrian government is targeting civilians, a lot of kids, in areas that the opposition holds. So this means the opposition is shooting at the government, but the government is causing more damage because they have more and worse weapons and Russia is helping them. I think we all need to picket Russia to get this civil war to stop. Bombing Syria will only piss off the allies of the Syrian government and the crazies who love war.

So why is the government killing its citizens, as it has for 2 years? Secretary Kerry talked about genocide, which is targeted, systematic killing of a group. I am not seeing genocide, I am seeing civil war. But I see so little.

Nasty business. Evil business. I want the killing to stop.

News feed from

Latest Top (10) News
UK will not bomb Syria. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 203 v7n2 p0829

I never believed I would say this, but today I am standing proudly British. And I never believed I would use the word batsh**t. Today I am praising the British government for telling the US government that the idea of bombing Syria is batsh**t.

Al Jazeera video feed

Latest Top (5) News

New Zealand volcano death toll rises; many survivors 'critical'
Official death toll up to eight with eight missing presumed dead and more survivors suffering severe burns.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 02:42:56 GMT

US: N Korea missile tests are 'deeply counterproductive'
Missiles tests seen as a way for North Korea to increase pressure on the US with nuclear talks stalled.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 01:28:06 GMT

Rights groups slam Trump's anti-Semitism executive order
Critics say executive order violates free speech rights on college campuses and unfairly targets the BDS movement.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:34:30 GMT

IACHR calls for int'l probe of alleged rights abuses in Bolivia
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights publishes preliminary report documenting post-election rights abuses.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:24:50 GMT

Chile's Air Force finds debris believed to be from missing plane
A military plane with 38 people on board disappeared on Monday as it neared Antarctica.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:49:57 GMT
News feed on Syrian refugees from UNHCR

Latest Top (10) News

Turkey scholarship lets star Syrian student pursue dentistry dream
After fleeing Aleppo in 2013, Sidra's dream of studying dentistry became a reality thanks to her own determination and Turkey's support for refugee higher education.

Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:00:01 GMT

US producer helps Syrian singer give voice to her dreams
An American music producer has traveled to Lebanon to record an album with refugees, giving them a platform to share their feelings and experiences.

Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR and Turkey hold further discussions on voluntary repatriation of Syrian refugees
The respective teams of Turkey and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under the auspices of His Excellency Yavuz Selim Kıran, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ms. Gillian Triggs, the Assistant...

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Head of UNHCR calls for urgent response to overcrowding in Greek island reception centres, Europe to share responsibility
Athens, Greece – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged Greece to implement urgent measures to address severe overcrowding on the Greek Aegean islands and stressed the need for European...

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR chief urges action over conditions for asylum-seekers on Greek island
Filippo Grandi bears witness to conditions at the Moria centre on Lesvos and calls on European states to help Greece address situation

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Basque community opens its doors to welcome family from Syria
Spanish volunteers help a grieving refugee family start life anew in the Basque region.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Winter adds to fears of Syrians fleeing conflict in north-east
Residents of Bardarash camp in Kurdistan Region of Iraq brace for harsh weather as US$222m needed to help millions of displaced Syrians and Iraqis survive winter.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Winter preparations for Syrian refugees and displaced in full swing
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, estimates that some 3.8 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees, as well as internally displaced people and refugees of other nationalities, are in need of additional assistance...

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR and Turkey discuss voluntary repatriation of Syrian refugees
Discussions on the voluntary repatriation of Syrian refugees took place today in Geneva between the respective teams of UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and the Turkish government under the auspices of Ms....

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR expanding response in northern Iraq amid continuing Syrian refugee influx
More than 12,000 Syrian refugees have sought shelter in neighbouring Iraq since the latest influx began a fortnight ago, according to teams from UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. The refugee population at...

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:01 GMT
Syrian finances click here
Syria feed from

Latest Top (10) News
UN news feed

Latest Top (7) News

Denouncing attacks against Baghdad protesters, UN warns ‘violence risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory’
The top UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths and injuries among innocent citizens, calling for the perpetrators to be “identified and brought to justice without delay”. 

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:25:05 -0500

UN rights chief ‘extremely concerned’ over deadly crackdown on protesters in Iran
In the wake of recent protests in Iran, the top United Nations human rights official expressed alarm on Friday over multiple human rights violations which have reportedly taken place across the country.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:04:36 -0500

Protests and civil unrest show ‘renewed sense of patriotism’ in Iraq, UN envoy tells Security Council
After decades of sectarian strife and conflict, “a renewed sense of patriotism has taken hold”, the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:48:35 -0500

Iraq: UN ‘deeply concerned’ at continued protester deaths
UN chief António Guterres has expressed deep concern over reports of the continued use of live ammunition against demonstrators in Iraq.  

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:29:53 -0500

UN commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
The United Nations has underlined its unwavering commitment to the Palestinian people in their ongoing struggle to achieve self-determination, independence and sovereignty.

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:07:08 -0500

Courage of terrorism survivors underlines ‘urgency’ of UN Investigative Team’s work in Iraq
The leader of the special UN Investigation Team probing crimes committed by ISIL terrorists in Iraq, said on Tuesday that the courage being demonstrated by survivors coming forward “serves to underline the urgency” they need to carry on with their work.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:33:30 -0500

UN condemns deadly attack on one of its vehicles in Afghan capital
A UN worker was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday.

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 20:04:38 -0500
Don't bomb Syria. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0828

Why we should not bomb Syria: 1. because blowing up people and buildings does not bring peace, it escalates violence 2. because the US is broke, we cannot even afford to keep the White House open for tours 3. because Syria is not part of the US. What we should do: send every diplomat to Syria, every peacemaker, find out what they need and work with everyone to stop the slaughter. Let me repeat: slaughter does not stop slaughter. There is no way to peace, peace is the way.