The Syrian Crisis: A Plan of Action by the American Syrian Coalition

A six page document that the American Syrian Coalition presents to various American policy makers and Congress members to shape the outcome of a vote on Syria. A superficial examination of this document shows how it is pitched to appeal to an anti-Iranian and anti-Hizbollah sense of American politicians (Hizbollah mentioned 22 times and Iran mentioned 21 times in a six page document).

And here is the controversy unfolding around the author of this Plan of Action being linked to the Syrian Opposition:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/wall-street-journal-syria-elizabeth-obagy_n_3881477.html?1378494556

Here is the initial story that O’Bagy constructed and the WSJ published without any scrutiny:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324463604579044642794711158.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

 

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About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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