March 14, 2014

Syria's Unstoppable Psychopaths

Richard Spencer, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

President Obama’s America has decided to comply with the world’s request that it cease to be its policeman. Physician, heal thyself, the Middle East said after Iraq, and Mr Obama has decided to take it literally, focusing his energies on health care reform rather than leading the world. Now the world has no policeman, with predictable consequences. Not that America will tolerate an Assad victory either, of course: the arms supplies fed in through proxies will be just enough to keep the war going indefinitely.

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