Tag Archives: Syrian Civil War

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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Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

To reject the ‘Long War’ doctrine, the American Left first has to understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | August 16, 2014 Hillary Clinton’s flapping of her hawkish wings only intensifies the pressure on President Barack Obama … finish reading Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

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Marilyn Katz : A Different Path for Syria, and Hopefully for Chicago

And for Chicago? A different path for Syria Will U.S. diplomacy in Syria carve a new path towards peace at home and abroad? By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / September 19, 2013 CHICAGO — The example of our … finish reading Marilyn Katz : A Different Path for Syria, and Hopefully for Chicago

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Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

Beacon to the world? Image from Wikimedia Commons. Was Putin right? Revisiting ‘American exceptionalism’ A better future and the survival of the human race require us to realize, as Paul Robeson suggested, that what is precious about humanity is not … finish reading Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

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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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Jack A. Smith : Obama, China, and the Middle East

Samantha Powers, Susan Rice (“two cats among pigeons”), and President Obama. Photo by Charles Dharapak / AP. Foreign policy pivot?Obama, China, and the Middle East Obama has transferred the brunt of U.S. foreign/military policy away from the Middle East and … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Obama, China, and the Middle East

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