31 Jan '14, 2am

Syria and the fog of infowar

Like innumerable others, we here at The Long War Journal have been trying to piece together on a daily basis what exactly is happening in Syria. It has become evident to us that the Syrian conflict, which is already a proxy war, has also evolved into an information war of unprecedented dimensions. The major players in the conflict, namely the regime of President Bashar al Assad and the Syrian opposition, have well-oiled publicity machines . The supporting players, which include but are not limited to the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Hezbollah, are industriously managing the flow of information from their own perspectives. In addition to all this, a large number of the groups fighting the Assad regime, including al Qaeda's Syrian branches, the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, issue regular updates on their operatio...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014...

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