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THE ASSAD REGIME HAS LOST WHATEVER LEGITIMACY IT EVER HAD… (so why allow it to remain in power behind the shield of so-called…sovereignty?) The latest use of chemical munitions against civilians is yet another crime against humanity in the Syrian

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MAINTAINING POWER OVER A WASTELAND OF RACK AND RUIN… (…and destroying whatever claims to sovereignty it ever had over it) The indiscriminate bombing and shelling used to drive rebel forces from Aleppo is just one more demonstration that the Assad

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THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR… (…is becoming another Humpty Dumpty case never to be put back together again) Civil wars are anything but…civil…these have instead always been the bloodiest and most destructive of all forms of conflict throughout human history. Syria

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THERE’S NO DELIGHT IN TURKEY THESE DAYS… (…thanks to a misdirected American strategy for the region) The latest suicide bombing attack at Turkey’s Istanbul airport (apparently an ISIS inspired one with a Chechen twist) is yet another blow against one

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RESOLVING THE SYRIAN SITUATION (with some perspectives on how best to salvage something from it) After nearly five years of civil conflict during which several hundred thousand have been killed, millions displaced as refugees, and the rise of extremism in

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ARE WE NOW PIMPING FOR PUTIN’S PUTAISSMO IN SYRIA… (… just because we really don’t want to be more involved than we are already?) By openly increasing Russia’s presence in the Syrian civil war, Putin has made an opportunistic whore’s

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REVERSING THAT TSUNAMI OF DESPERATION (by doing what should have been done at the very beginning…) It’s time to quit the diplomatic pussyfooting around with the Syrian situation, which is the main cause of the massive migrant and refugee flood

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TURKEY IS NOW FORCED TO WALK THE LINE… (…as that hydra-headed wildfire of conflicts closes in on its borders….) After almost five years of sitting on the sidelines in its attempts to avoid getting sucked into the vortex of the

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CAN THE SYRIAN KURDS PROVIDE A LATTER-DAY SALADIN… (…as the seed that will flower into a new civil and open society for all Syrians?) Saladin, was a Kurd…and some 800 years ago he re-conquered most of what we call the

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GOING IN HALF-APP… (…when full-bore is the need) We’ve said it many times before…there’s no other place on earth worth one drop of American blood, or, one American soldier’s life…least of all anywhere in the Middle East, and especially in…Iraq.

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