The incredible story behind the Syrian protest singer everyone thought was dead
In 2011, a Syrian protest anthem captured the world's attention after being recorded on a phone and uploaded to YouTube. Now, GQ exclusively reveals the story of the real hero behind the song that rallied the rebels
By James Harkin

Took GQ only a few years to solve the Ibrahim Qashoush case … Pro-gov’t blog in February 2012: …

“It’s now clear that so-called #FakeNews can have real-world consequences.” - Hillary Clinton

TL/DR: how the syrian war got started (in part)… unsurpisingly just as stupid and deceptive as pretty much every other one

Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.