January 20, 2014

Fighting 'Extremism' in Syria a Lost Cause

James Harkin, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Plotting 'goodies' against Islamist 'baddies' in any context risks fanning the flames of further radicalisation.

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January 15, 2014
Why Is the West So Indifferent to Syria?
Sever Plocker, Ynet News
The mass slaughter is taking place in the heart of the Arab world and just a stone's throw away from the progressive European-Western world. The silence of both of them, the Arab and European indifference to the mountains of... more ››
January 15, 2014
Obama's Losing Bet on Iran
Michael Doran & Max Boot, New York Times
Trying to draw the Iranians into a negotiated solution will almost certainly mean keeping Mr. Assad in power. That, in turn, will only play into the hands of Sunni extremists. more ››
January 15, 2014
Why Is the UN Censoring Its Syria News?
Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy
Absent from this chronology of global grief is anything new about Syria, the world's bloodiest humanitarian crisis. In November, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which funds IRIN, quietly... more ››
January 14, 2014
Syria's Horrors Are Beyond Our Control
Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph
All the MPs heard stories like the ones I described – and, believe me, listening to them at first hand is not the same as reading them in a newspaper. Naturally enough, our reaction was that something must be done: something... more ››
January 14, 2014
Syria Murdering Palestinians by Starvation
Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon
There isn't much the Palestinian people haven't suffered. But the use of enforced starvation against them by the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad at the Yarmouk refugee camp breaks new ground in cruelty. more ››