Franklin Lamb,

Franklin Lamb

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Franklin:

2018 Portends Intensification Of Syria’s Civil War – Countercurrents

Hama, Syria: Rather than the conventional wisdom of a “wrapping up,” of Syria’s seven years of civil war, this observer calculates that the conflict is on a trajectory to expand during 2018. Granted, over the past six monthsthere have been perhaps more than a dozen inflated declarations of “Victory.” including 2 or 3 of the “Devine Victory” variety from three[Read More...] → Read More

What’s Behind the ‘Disappearance’ Of 420,000 Palestinians in Lebanon? – Countercurrents

Rashidieh Palestinian camp, on the border of Occupied Palestine: The first ever official census of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon was finally released on 12/21/2017 in Beirut. The village by village and camp by camp survey by 500 specialists found that only 174,422 Palestinian refugees are living these days in the country. Counted were al Palestinians living in the 12 official[Read More...] → Read More

Occupiers Of Syria Crib Bush’s 2003 “Mission Accomplished” Boast – Countercurrents

Idlib, Syria: George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished!” boast takes its name from a banner that was displayed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during his May 1, 2003 televised address. … → Read More

Lebanon Facing Long ‘Independence’ Odds Given Iran’s Regional Triumphalism – Countercurrents

Tehran: In many respects the people of Lebanon are gifted if not blessed. Most of whom this observer has been honored to meet are strikingly intelligent, creative, often charming, sometime… → Read More

Western Intelligence: Saad Hariri Resigned To Avoid His Father’s Fate And Salvage Lebanon – Countercurrents

Last week’s resignation of Lebanon’s popular Prime Minister Saad Hariri has fueled a plethora of politically inspired conspiracy theories. At the forefront are some of Iran’s several Lebane… → Read More

Is Israel Winning “The War Between The wars” With Iran/Hezbollah? – Countercurrents

Israeli commanders, stationed along Syria’s southern border and the Golan Heights and Quneitra Valley, with some of their forces now operating daily more than 14 km inside Syrian territory, reporte… → Read More

Granting Palestinians the Right to Work can Salvage Lebanon’s Economy

Oxford Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the offspring of nearly 800,000 ethnically cleansed from their homes in Palestine during the 1948-50 Nakba, are tod → Read More

Granting Palestinians The Right To Work Can Salvage Lebanon’s Economy – Countercurrents

With every Palestinian birth in Lebanon the resolve for Full Return deepens. (Image by Wikipedia) Permission Details DMCA [Part 1: Is Lebanon’s economy heading for free-fall?] Part 2: … → Read More

Hamas Can Achieve The Right To Work For Palestinians In Lebanon By Reconciling With Fatah And Iran – Countercurrents

Damascus: Despite the 12/12/2017 announcement by rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah that a deal has been agreed to during this month’s Cairo Reconciliation talks and that details wou… → Read More

IDF Brass: Israel Faces “Catastrophic Defeat” if Next Hezbollah War Exceeds Ten Days – Countercurrents

This week’s words from the Levant offer contending messages for Israel’s and Hezbollah’s friends and foes alike: “We are naturally unhappy about the fact that Lebanon will be largely destroyed. Ask… → Read More

Hezbollah Has Launched The Initial Phase Of The Next Israel-Hezbollah War

Mt. Bental, Golan Heights, Israel (Image by tcees) Permission Details DMCA Oxford: For Israel, the initial phase of its next long predicted war → Read More

Thirty-Five Years After The Sabra-Shatila Massacre Where's "The Resistance"?

Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut: This week commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Wednesday, Sept. 15 to Saturday, Sept. 18, Sabra-Shatila Massacre → Read More

Russia, US, Iran And Israel War For Syria

Editor's Note: The University of Oxford Interviews Professor Franklin Lamb about the Future of Syria. Interview conducted by graduate students from Oxford → Read More

Israel’s 6th War on Lebanon: What Price Will Hezbollah Pay?

The price Hezbollah will pay during Israel’s coming 6th war on Lebanon will likely be less militarily consequential long term, than the near certain accele → Read More