March 22nd, 2013 06:02 pm    17 comments

THIRD POST – MARCH 22, 2013 – SYRIA’S MILITIAS; WHY CALL THEM "SHABBIHA"?

THIRD POST – MARCH 22, 2013 – SYRIA’S MILITIAS; WHY CALL THEM “SHABBIHA”?The Western Press uniformly uses a term of contempt: “Shabbeeha” or “Shabeeha”, whenever referring to militias serving the government of Syria.  The term “Shabbiha” is explained by most reporters as something equivalent to “thug” although they don’t explain why.  But, an explanation is…