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60,000 killed in Syria—REPRISE II: The Olympic Games, and the Battle for Aleppo, Begin—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #91 (January 2, 2013)


Lakhdar Brahimi briefs Security Council; Impasse continues; No new ideas—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #87 (September 25)


The U.N. Charter, International Law, and Legal Justifications for Military Intervention in Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #83 (September 1)


U.N. Security Council Meets: More “blah, blah, blah”, and no action (with video link)—Obama’s debacle in Syria — Update #82 (August 30)


Die Zeit (Berlin): Military intervention in Syria is “absolutely essential”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #79 (August 27, 2012)

Latest Press Reports and Commentary (1) Die Zeit (Berlin) reported on August 27, in an article by Martin Gehlen, that military intervention in Syria is…


Will the raging fire in Syria reach the cedars of Lebanon?—Obama’s Debacle in Syira — Update #77 (August 24)

If you’ve ever attended a conference at the Commodore Hotel or walked near the American University in West Beirut, or had a drink at a…


Syrian rebels reportedly commit war crimes; U.N. Security Council should refer crimes in Syria to the ICC—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #71 (August 1)

Some units of the Free Syrian Army are reported today to have summarily executed opponents under their control, in Aleppo. This is a wrong turn…


South Africa strays from Mandela’s vision, abstaining in Security Council vote on Syria— Update #69 (July 27)

The following article is divided into five sections or parts. Due to its length, the reader may wish to read one or more different sections…


Draft Security Council Resolution S/2012/538 vetoed by Russia and China (text of resolution and video link)—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #66 (July 19)

Draft Resolution S/2012/538 on Syria, sponsored by France, Germany, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States, was put to a vote this morning in…