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An Incoherent Syria War Strategy – The New York Times

This might be the worst editorial by the NYT I have ever read. Accord to the Times, retreat after failure is not an option, even when we are over our heads, and minding other people’s backyards. As many of the … Continue reading

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Putin’s Imperial Adventure in Syria – The New York Times

This explains a lot regarding the Russian behavior in Syria. “IN June 1772, Russian forces bombarded, stormed and captured Beirut, a fortress on the coast of Ottoman Syria. The Russians were backing their ally, a ruthless Arab despot. When they … Continue reading

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Syria, Obama and Putin It’s better to be wary of getting involved in Syria than rushing to do so. nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

Tom Friedman to the rescue. First he compliments Obama for his sanity and calm. Then he writes: “Putin stupidly went into Syria looking for a cheap sugar high to show his people that Russia is still a world power. Well, … Continue reading

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Frank Bruni belittles Hillary Clinton, David Lindsay builds her up.

David Lindsay has changed the name of his second blog from LindsayOnVietnam.wordpress.com to OnVietnamAndtheworld.wordpress.com. Please go to the new blog on World Affairs and American Foreign Policy and resubscribe. All three of you. For the post below by Frank Bruni, … Continue reading

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Putin and Obama Have Profound Differences on Syria – The New York Times

“Both leaders affirmed the need for international cooperation but provided little hope for a solution.” Source: Putin and Obama Have Profound Differences on Syria – The New York Times This editorial leaves me cold. But there was a comment I … Continue reading

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NATO should initiate a No Fly Zone and Protection area in the north of Syria for four million Syrian refugees.

Just a few days ago, the NY Times reported that four million refugees wanted to leave Syria for safer havens. The problem is that the Europeans and Americans don’t want these people.  Should the United States and its NATO allies … Continue reading

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