Syria

NEVER MIND O’REILLY…IT’S OUR ANXIETY FACTOR STUPID (…which is bugging the hell out of everyone!) The world seems to be stuck these days on a never-ending carousel ride of economic and political instabilities, along with a host of petty and

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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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A RISING TIDE OF POPULISM… (…as a highly infectious form of political botulism) Whenever there’s a massive surge of collective discontent with the status quo in any society, that discontent is often expressed in several ways. Unfortunately those ways rarely

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PEACE ON EARTH…GOODWILL TO ALL… (…are in very short supply and have become a forgotten ideal) The recent events in Berlin, Germany, and in Ankara, Turkey, along with the barbarities going on in Aleppo and other parts of Syria, all

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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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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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A RUSSIAN-AMERICAN DODGEM BUMPER-CAR DEAL FOR SYRIA… (…allowing each to bomb whoever they want…while making sure neither ends up in each other’s rear-view mirrors…) The recent Russian-American agreement to set up operating protocols for their respective air strike operations 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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