MUST WATCH: Looking for a Vacation? What About Syria? It’s “Always Beautiful” [video]

Syria’s national tourism bureau is promoting the country as a safe and beautiful place to travel to for vacation.

The video shows panoramic shots of Tartus beaches (which are in close proximity to Russia’s permanent naval base) and people swimming and jet-skiing on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Wait. … Isn’t there a civil war going on in Syria?

How safe is it to travel there, let alone stay there?

The Syrian Tourism Board put out a press release defending the video, blaming the United States for any criticism of the country. The English statement is on its Facebook page:


Others commented as well, one commenter posted that 80 percent of Syria is safe, and that people who argue otherwise are “brainwashed.”

In response, one commentator  replied: “Yes, Russia, Iran, and Syria are the only countries that know everything and the other 190 countries are brainwashed and confused.”

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The question remains: is Syria a good place to go on vacation?




Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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