Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:33pm
Stephen M. Walt writes in “What is the U.S. REALLY Doing in Syria?”:
1. The Syrian conflict has become a proxy fight between the opposition and its various allies (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Turkey, etc.) and Bashar al-Assad's regime and its various outsider supporters (Iran, Russia, Hezbollah). Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:20pm
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is an indictment of the United States, Britain and the other major powers that have deliberately stoked the sectarian civil war, and given support to a rag-tag opposition, dominated by reactionary Islamist tendencies, in a bid to oust the Assad regime and install a pliant puppet government. The US and its allies cynically exploit the social disaster they have helped create, in order to intensify the push to remove Assad. Oliver Campbell
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Submitted by Valhalla on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 1:43pm
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 3:55pm
UPDATE: Apparently somebody showed some sense (probably the military not the media, but still) and did not let this story get out until the matter was already resolved. The incident, per the current CNN story happened at 8:30 EST this morning. They were picked up, motored into Kabul, and winging off to Turkey before the story hit the wires. Everything else I said still applies though. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Riggsveda on Thu, 11/02/2006 - 9:27am
Submitted by Riggsveda on Wed, 11/01/2006 - 5:47pm
"Education -- if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well," said Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat. "If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
To quote our whimsical Secretary of Defense, "Oh, Henny-Penny, the sky is falling!" Somebody told the truth. It's too bad Kerry left out the punch line: "Just ask President Bush." Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 1:54am
I can post this kind of thing. I know, it's just a report from someone on the ground with legal training and election experience talking to those who actually saw the tampering that was going on, so we shouldn't pay any attention to it at all. Kennedy was wrong about thimerisol* after all, so who cares? Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 06/07/2006 - 2:33pm
Submitted by hekebolos on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 3:36pm
I was at the Kerry event mentioned here by Lambert. My review of the speech, and the event, is below.
I like Kerry a lot more now than I did before, I will say that.
(warning: this is kind of an epic entry, with lengthy transcriptions.) Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 9:25pm