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Putin Gives Obama an Out in Syria

September 9, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that instead of an ill-advised US strike on Assad in Syria, Assad should just give up his chemical weapons.  Obama seems to be biting, Ban Ki Moon seems ready to rally the Security Council, and John Kerry remains haughty through it all (it was Kerry’s off-handed suggestion that got this [...]

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Syria: Brits Out For Now

August 29, 2013

Britain’s Parliament defeated Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to join a potential Obama-Wants-to-Save-Face Bombing Escapade US military strike on Syria by a vote of 282 to 217.  Although the vote was not binding Cameron got the hint, implying that he’d abide by the will of the parliament. Soon Obama’s sentimental legislature, the UN Security Council, [...]

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Ground War in Gaza

January 4, 2009

Israel has moved the tanks and troops into the Gaza Strip in the latest phase of “Operation Cast Lead;”  Israel’s attempt to get Hamas to embrace a lasting ceasefire.  Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas has called Israel’s incursion “brutal aggression,” and the UN is hyperventilating over Israel’s actions of late, citing the laughable phrases “disproportionate” and [...]

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