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Aleppo: Srebrenice on a massive scale

Developing See Liz Sly and Louisa Loveluck, “Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down,” Washington Post, September 28, 2016 (6:12 p.m.). Srebrenice, 1995: 8,000 Muslim men and boys massacred Aleppo: 2016: Over…

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Reasoning from conclusions: Blind hope as the basis for U.S. foreign policy in Syria

Developing See Karen DeYoung, “U.S. calls on Russia and Syria to ground all aircraft in northwest Syria,” Washington Post, September 21, 2016 (8:28 PM). Karen deYoung and Missy Ryan, “Pentagon grudgingly accepts Syria deal amid…


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BREAKING NEWS — U.S. says very high likelihood Russia bombed humanitarian aid convoy in Syria

LATE BREAKING NEWS!!! Developing Eric Schmitt, Michael R. Gordon, and Somini Sengupta, “U.S. Officials Say Russia Probably Attacked U.N. Humanitarian Convoy,” New York Times, September 20, 2016. Valdimir Putin may have ripped off his mask…



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Government by assassination: President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, and the crumbling of civilization

Developing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as alleged assassin See Chris Lorano, “Philippine President Duterte Ordered Killings as Mayor, Senate Witness Says; In televised Senate hearings, man says he participated in a death squad under Duterte’s…


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With Obama having checked out, U.S. foreign policy is on auto pilot—“Do nothing”

(Developing) As we have pointed out, President Barack Obama has effectively checked out of his responsibilities to vigilantly promote nd defend the foreign policy interests of the United States. The country is on “Obama auto…


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Beyond Trump and the November elections: Is a coherent U.S. foreign policy possible?

2016 is a good year to be observing what people in the United States are saying about foreign policy. There are new and dangerous currents in U.S. politics which may affect foreign policy. To try…



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Erdogan’s accelerating auto coup d’etat in Turkey (updated September 17, 2016)

Updated September17, 2016. See TIM ARANGO, CEYLAN YEGINSU and SAFAK TIMURSEPT,”Turks See Purge as Witch Hunt of ‘Medieval’ Darkness,” New Ork Times, September 16, 2016. *** Originally published July 27, 2016 See Sami Naïr (Análisis),…