Bouthaina Shaaban

Daniszewski Works to Polish Syrian Image

In his Feb. 20 Los Angeles Times article entitled "Syria Works to Polish Its Image," correspondent John Daniszewski appears to have joined the official Syrian public relations campaign. The reporter obscures Syrian involvement in chemical and biological weapons, covers up the government's support for Hizballah and other terrorist groups, and distorts Syria's position vis-í -vis peace with Israel.

Occupation, Syrian-Style

The hypocrisy of Bouthanina Shaaban's Dec. 3 op-ed concerning what she calls the "occupation and colonization" of the Arab people would be laughable were it not so tragic. The director of foreign media for the Syrian Foreign Ministy, Shaaban blames Israel and American complicity for the "humiliation" of the occupied Arab people.