Tag Archives: Syria

Murray Polner :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

As civil wars go, this one is especially unforgiving and brutal, made worse by bitter historic ethnic, religious, and tribal rivalries and proxy wars. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | May 25, 2016 [Syria Burning: A Short History … finish reading Murray Polner :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

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Roy Casagranda :
Hey, ISIL! Here’s some unsolicited advice

By Roy Casagranda | The Rag Blog | December 16, 2015 Leer este artículo en español My advice to all the pro-ISIL forces in the United States: Keep bombing Iraq and Syria. This is how ISIL came into being in … finish reading Roy Casagranda :
Hey, ISIL! Here’s some unsolicited advice

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David P. Hamilton :
What is to be done in the Middle East (as soon
as pigs fly)

Creating an actual anti-Islamic State alliance would require thinking entirely outside the currently existing conceptual boxes. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | November 25, 2015 “In the name of realism, men are quite mad, and precisely what … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
What is to be done in the Middle East (as soon
as pigs fly)

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Steve Russell :
Stopping an American jihad

It comes down to what Colin Powell used to call ‘the Pottery Barn theory.’ We will own what we break and we don’t want to own the Sunni and Shi’a argument. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | July … finish reading Steve Russell :
Stopping an American jihad

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Tom Hayden :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?

The imminent danger is that Obama is preparing to go to war not to ‘save Baghdad’ but to attack the perceived threat of a Sunni jihadist ‘sanctuary.’ By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2014 Contrary to … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?

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Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Masters of War’ Target Syria

“Masters of War.” Art from Society of Wood Engravers. U.S. foreign policy: The ‘Masters of War’ are firmly in control Diplomacy and fairly negotiated economic agreements have taken a back seat to violent military action as the primary way to … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Masters of War’ Target Syria

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Drop Gas Masks, Not Bombs

Think out of the box. Digital art by Neho / deviantART. Act out of the box: Drop gas masks, not bombs Use the power of the U.S. in nonviolent, non-military, nonlethal ways to counter Assad’s (or the rebels’) possible use … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Drop Gas Masks, Not Bombs

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Ron Jacobs : Cruise Missile Morality

Tomahawk cruise missile launched from the Navy destroyer USS Halsey during a 2007 test. Image from U.S. Navy / NBC News. Here they go again: Cruise missile morality If one examines the overall policy of Washington towards Syria over the … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Cruise Missile Morality

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Ron Jacobs : Onward, Through the Fog of War

Syrian refugees in Arsaal, Lebanon, on the Syrian border. Photo by Ed Ou / NYT. Enter Obama:Onward, through the fog of war There will be no progressive secular government in Syria after the bloodshed ends. Indeed, there may not even … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Onward, Through the Fog of War

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Harry Targ : Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Again!

Smoke from fighting in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, December 1, 2012. Photo by Javier Manzano / AFP / Getty Images. One more time:Waist deep in the Big Muddy The case is clear that increasing the United States’ military … finish reading Harry Targ : Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Again!

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Ron Jacobs : Turkey Plays Chicken for NATO

Turkish soldiers stand guard in Akcakale by the Turkish-Syria border. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP.A page from Washington’s book:Turkey plays chicken for NATO They manipulated an incident into an act of war much like the U.S. used questionable incidents … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Turkey Plays Chicken for NATO

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Harry Targ : Syrian Policy Looks Familiar to Cubans

Members of UN General Assembly vote on Saudi Arabian-sponsored draft resolution against Syria. Photo by Kathy Willens / AP.Syrian policy looks familiar to Cubans Those who sponsored the resolution condemning violence were the same nations that had ‘played a major … finish reading Harry Targ : Syrian Policy Looks Familiar to Cubans

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