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How the US Uses the UN Veto – and How it is Used by Russia and China


I understand the use of  the veto to advance national interests but it is interesting to see what these interests were/are.  The 1970s were a long time ago but the ratio of  US vetoes vs China’s and Russia’s vetoes is … Continue reading

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Political Cartoonist Whose Work Skewered Assad Is Brutally Beaten in Syria


Syrian Political Cartoonist’s Hand Crippled By NADA BAKRI, Published: August 25, 2011 BEIRUT, Lebanon — Masked gunmen severely beat Syria’s best-known political cartoonist on Thursday, breaking his hand and leaving him to bleed on the side of a road in Damascus, activists … Continue reading

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Syria, Alawis, Assad, Child Molestation, Legitimacy, Pale, the, Beyond


The Honorable Syrian Arabic Republic My ranking of resistance to change among Middle Eastern and North African nations has generally started with Saudi, Syria, Libya and down from there.  For a time Libya represented the sine qua non because of … Continue reading

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Sociopathy in Libya: Gaddafi’s Revenge


 Update 8/20/11  Tripoli under siege, will he go or will he die?   7//3/11  I originally posted this back in March but it’s worthwhile putting it at the top of my list for a bit of retrospective review.  Gaddafi, of course, is … Continue reading

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Rage in North Africa! Libya Uses sub-Saharan Mercenaries to Crush Protestors!


Civil War?  Is there a Terminal Age for Tyranny?                   Plato noted long ago that nothing is static in human governance.  Governments evolve (or devolve) from ideal forms into degenerate ones.  Monarchies … Continue reading

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