“Talking about a Revolution: An Interview with Camille Otrakji” by Qifa Nabki

Qifa Nabki has a long and probing interview with Camille Otrakiji (Alex) on his site.

Talking about a Revolution: An Interview with Camille Otrakji

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51. norman said:

Hi Alex,
That is what happens when you are famous, not like us peons,

I think that DR Landis should have a registration form and a name is chosen and denied if one taken by somebody else first.What do you think? by the way the other Alex has a different web page.

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May 3rd, 2011, 1:03 pm


52. jad said:

Dear Alex,
That is the most cheap try I read so far on SC. You have my support.
Why would someone do that, and how come someone can easily use other people exact same name without Dr. Landis noticing? That is unaccepted at all and it actually make us question the security of this website.
I demand that you and Dr. Landis expose who did it through their IP address and make it a norm for whoever dare to do such unethical fraud to be exposed.

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May 3rd, 2011, 1:08 pm


53. Mina said:

Just to say, some people are better organized than others:

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May 3rd, 2011, 2:06 pm


54. Alex said:

Dear Norman, Jad

There is a chance “Alex” is a real person who did not know there was another Alex here, so it is not fair to expose his IP or ban him. But I will see what we can do to change his name.

If Alex provided us a real email address I will write to him to ask him to pick another name.

I just want everyone here to know that I have been mostly silent the past few weeks.

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May 3rd, 2011, 2:48 pm


55. Solitarius said:

About the ALEX shabeeh thing.. well it was obvious from the Arabic.. someone just copy pasted that in some translator. But yeah there should be a way to protect the usernames of regular posters.

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May 3rd, 2011, 2:50 pm


56. Gus said:

The majority of the syrian people chose not to join protest till now, and it seems that 1 or 2 % want to dictate the future of the country .
The opposition seems to be very angry and disappointed and hoping that outside pressure is going to change the equation.
I hope they will fail

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May 3rd, 2011, 4:14 pm


57. qunfuz said:


a very clear-sighted piece which should be read and carefully considered by those justifying regime atrocities.

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May 3rd, 2011, 9:15 pm


58. Solitarius said:


I’m sorry to tell you that this article you posted in worth nothing. She is barely touching on the surface like a little kid barely reaching the water of a bathtub.

She did not discuss in her article any of the sectarian crimes that already happened in the country during this wave of protests neither does she discuss the history of the nation with regards to sectarianism and violence. Even before this revolution sectarianism is visible and alive.. just roasting slowly under the ashes.

If anything she should have qouted and dissected the numbers of military and pro-gov security/people who have been killed, where and by whom.. but what does she know or what do the readers know or care.. she is just writing some cliche article that feeds the Western stereotype

Do you know Qunfuz that once, a few years ago, the brave revolutionary people of Bab el Sbaa’ باب السباع , those who know are on the frontlines of the Syrian democracy movement, chopped up an Alawi police officer and placed his chopped up corpse in a bad and let it hang in their mosque? Apparently he was too rude or insensitive to their feelings. And by God isn’t it easy these days to hurt the feelings of the zealous Muslims. He also happened to be Alawi so it was easier and more fun to stab him. Sectarianism is deep in Syrian society especially in the cities that have population mixing and migrations.

Plz Don’t insult our intelligence and the sad troubling complexity of our society by saying that such superficial article even begins to tackle the tip of the question of whether or not there is regime-back plot to scare the people of sectarianism. The regime might indeed play some role, but this particular issue is definitely beyond its control.

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May 4th, 2011, 6:05 am


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