January 11th, 2015 11:55 am    103 comments

INTERVIEW WITH SYRIAN OPPOSITION LEADER HALIT HOCA (KHAALID KHOJA); MERCURY NEWS SERVICE SCORES AGAIN!

Brunhilde Liebesbombe, our Wurlitzer Prize winning journalist, reporting exclusively for the Mercury News Service.  Ogden Orffe, Howitzer Prize winning investigative photographer, accompanied her to the home of Turkish leader of the NATIONAL COALITION OF SYRIAN REVOLTING AND ODOROUS FEET (NACOSROF) in the city of Izmir. BRUNHILDE FOR MNS:  Thank you for having us so soon…

November 12th, 2012 03:54 pm    Comments Off on SECOND POST – NOVEMBER 12, 2012 – BRAINTEASER OF THE WEEK

SECOND POST – NOVEMBER 12, 2012 – BRAINTEASER OF THE WEEK

SECOND POST  – NOVEMBER 12, 2012 – WEEKLY BRAINTEASER UNDER PROTEST FROM MANY READERS Despite numerous protestations from the readership, the SyrPer Committee which supervises the preparation and dissemination of the enormously popular Brainteaser page has rejected all requests for a “review” of Mark Postelthwaite’s stunning victory last week with his “bogwash” response.  The most…

October 30th, 2012 07:36 pm    1 comment

SECOND POST – OCTOBER 30, 2012 – MNS AWARD FOR "NOWHERE MAN" WINNER

SECOND POST – OCTOBER 30, 2012 –  MERCURY NEWS SERVICE AWARDS “NOWHERE MAN” ANNUAL PRIZE TO PALESTINIAN                                  MERCURY NEWS SERVICE                                                   Where the facts never get in the way of  a good story This year’s annual prize for the “Nowhere Man” competition was held in secret again with the MNS…

March 22nd, 2012 04:56 pm    Comments Off on RUSSIA’S NUANCED FOREIGN POLICY IS ALL ABOUT TIMING;

RUSSIA’S NUANCED FOREIGN POLICY IS ALL ABOUT TIMING;

FIRST POST – March 22, 2012 – I have friends who are aghast at Sergei Lavrov’s recent pronouncements about Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad.  One said to my wife that the “Russians are changing around” and that they were abandoning Damascus.  Not true. The essence of Lavrov’s gambit is timing.  All this sudden change came after…