December 16, 2013

Syria's Refugees on a Road to Hell

David Miliband, London Evening Standard

The Associated Press

The world must not become daunted by the scale of the Syrian crisis. There is no excuse for doing nothing.

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December 13, 2013
The Good Guys Have Lost in Syria
Shashank Joshi, Daily Telegraph
For Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels, 2013 has been a year of disillusionment and crushed hopes: hopes that the US would follow through on promises of arms in the spring; hopes that US, French, and British missiles would... more ››
December 13, 2013
Putin's Poker Game Makes Fools of West
Garry Kasparov, The Spectator
In chess you see everything. Every piece of information you need is available on the board, so what is being tested during a game is your ability to process all that information. In politics things are different: we never have... more ››
December 13, 2013
How Paranoia Ruined U.S.'s Syria Policy
Isaac Chotiner, New Republic
Imagine the following scenario: the United States sends huge quantities of heavy military equipment to Syrian rebels. The rebels use that equipment and overthrow Bashar al-Assad's tyrannical regime in Damascus. Some unstable... more ››
December 12, 2013
Lebanon Is No Country for Young Men
Michael Young, The Daily Star
Every day, it seems, Lebanon has become a vast con game, an unprincipled country where violence is given free rein, where charlatanism is rewarded, where incompetence is generalized and where legalized theft is widespread –... more ››
December 14, 2013
The End of the Free Syrian Army
Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed
ISTANBUL, Turkey — On the afternoon of Nov. 26, near the border in southern Turkey, Mohamed al-Kadi got behind the wheel of a white Isuzu delivery truck and drove into Syria. In the back of the truck sat a shipment of... more ››