Lebanese-American reporter covering Middle East since 2003 @WSJ @NYTimes @CSMonitor @AFP Lived in Syria 2012-2014. Love classical Arabic poetry. Usual caveats.

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@samdagher — 19,673 followers, 7,344 tweets

Picture not better on Kurdish side. Washington sort of telling #Turkey you can go after #PYD #Kurds in #Afrin in northwest #Syria because they're different from our guys in northeast. Eventually both Kurds & Arabs will be sacrificed on altar of US & Turkish interests. #Russia  https://twitter.com/jackahmed12/status/954807826530160640 
What Secretary of State @StateDept omitted was that for 47 years US & allies like #France #UK knew exactly nature of #Assad regime but mostly engaged/praised it sometimes West confronted Assads but each time concluded their own interests better served by working with them #Syria  https://twitter.com/usembassysyria/status/954177802588360704 
What #Putin Really Wants  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/putins-game/546548/?utm_source=twb  Fascinating look at #Russia subversion of #US democracy & #Putin methods, motives by @juliaioffe "What makes him dangerous, is not strategic brilliance but tactical flexibility..willingness to experiment, disrupt, take big risks"
A Girl’s Killing Puts #Germany Migration Policy on Trial, via @nytimes Stories like this will serve as fodder for #Trump admin latest report on immigration & terrorism links even after US media dismissed it as "bogus" "cooked up" #Iraq #Syria #Afghanistan  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/europe/germany-teen-murder-migrant.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad 
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