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Jeffrey Goldberg, staff writer for The Atlantic and columnist for Bloomberg View, talks about international political news, including the latest from Syria.
"......Syria has become a massive shia-sunni conflict."
LOL, and let the best man win. (May they kill each other off, Allah willing.)
Hey, remember when Obama officially "retired" the "War on Terror" back in 2009?
Seems like the president must do this every four years, lest we get the idea that we really are trapped in an endless quagmire of militaism and failed foreign policy.
Why does anyone listen to anything John McCain says? He argued that Iraq had WMDs. He picked Barbie for VP running mate without vetting her (e.g., he knew or should have known she doesn't read any newspapers). He LOST his run against Obama for President. Microphones should be whipped away from his head when he opens his mouth.
Brian, you also passed on the chance last week to comment on Lois Lerner's testimony (er, refusal to testify) on the administration's attack on its opposition through the IRS.
HEY !!!!!!!!Obama is the PRESIDENT!!!!The job is not to make speeches, the job is not to argue for a policy.
HE IS THE PRESIDENT.
HE CAN JUST DO IT.
Mission Accomplished: We Won! No more terror.
Congratulations, Brian, on another day spent avoiding discussing the Barry Obama scandals and lawlessness.
I predicted right here when the "Arab spring" revolutions began in early 2011 that what I foresaw was a very long period of chaos and turmoil that will go on in the Arab world for a long time to come. Too many moving parts that came apart when the dictators were removed. In 1982, Assad's father reacted to a fundamentalist uprising in Hom by shelling and killing 25,000 in one single day. Nobody in the world even took notice. Dictators could do that and nobody would know or care in the pre-internet, pre-Facebook era. Revolutionary technology has changed all that, as it has everything else. It notifies and empowers everybody to know and participate.
The bombing of Hezbollah by the Syrian rebels for their support of the Syrian government certainly points to an escalation and a increase in complexity and danger in the Middle East. (It appears that one unexpected event could lead to region-wide disaster.)
Bishops in Nigeria report that the country is on the verge of collapse, a result of the militant Islamists.
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