November 14, 2012

How I Know Picking Sides in Syria Is a Bad Idea

Alistair Horne, The Spectator

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Now the West is confronted with the agonizing problem of involvement in the ongoing misery in Syria, and — at the same time – support for a possible go-it-alone Netanyahu strike on Iran. With the sobering lessons of Algeria, Iraq — and now Afghanistan — behind us one would hope the response in both London and Washington might this time be a resounding NO; KEEP OUT to both. Hillary Clinton has proved herself to be an outstandingly competent US Secretary of State. Just recently she came out with the sage advice that the US should cease giving across-the-board encouragement to the SNC as being a bunch of out-of-touch exiles in Istanbul, many of whom ‘have not been in Syria for 20,30 or 40 years.’ Instead there had to be ‘representation of those...

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Among Syria's Rebels, Heartbreak and Blood
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
About 40,000 people have been killed in the Syrian uprising so far, according to some estimates. Assad uses jet fighters and helicopters to strafe his own cities. The war is a humanitarian cataclysm. Intervention, even through... more ››
November 12, 2012
Brotherhood's Syria Opposition Takeover
Hassan Hassan, The National
Lieutenant-Colonel Hussein Harmoush, one of the first Syrian army officers to defect, was contacted by the Muslim Brotherhood shortly after he arrived at a refugee camp in Turkey's Hatay province in June of 2011. He was one of... more ››
November 11, 2012
Syria's Mired Opposition
The Daily Star
The landscape in Syria’s many villages and towns has been steadily eroding into concrete rubble, and anyone who has spent time there after the bloody uprising has seen more than enough dead bodies to last a lifetime. more ››