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October 23rd, 1983. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. What stood out then, particularly on television, was the toll of 241 dead at Marine BLT Barracks at Beirut Airport. Yet on the ...
by waterstreet2013
Comment Count 163 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:41 PM PDT with 537 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 03:42 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Sec of State Kerry said Syria is our "Munich moment". My crazy question is, how in the heck do we sit down with and across the table from someone who is supposed to be analogic to Hitler and work ...
by MikeCA
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:41 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Would bombing Syria help Israel and keep Iran at bay? Depends upon your point of view. David Brooks of the NY Times says smugly that of course Obama’s proposals to discipline Syria have nothing to ...
by maracucho
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 04:03 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
As Congress debates authorizing U.S. military strikes against Syria, it's worth remembering that President Obama has painted himself into a box with not one, but two red lines. After all, Obama ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 55 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 05:03 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
To be sure, President Obama will explain whatever decision he makes regarding Syria with a credibility problem, partly of his own making and partly inherited. The self-inflicted part can be summed ...
by ericf
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:02 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
According to the latest reports, the White House is getting ready to send missiles into Syria. Administration officials assure us, however, that the likely attack is not part of a broader plan for ...
by WellstoneDem
Comment Count 82 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:33 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
If only the people of Syria had the attention-getting device of the British " Royal Easel ," made famous with last week's announcement of the royal baby, lucky little ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The EU has joined the United States, England, and the Netherlands in designating Hezbollah as a terror group reports the LA Times The military arm of the group was declared a terror group by the EU ...
by JNEREBEL
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Lebanese television station Al-Jadeed has broken the story (in Arabic) that Senator McCain, in his recent jaunt to Syria, has met with rebels who were involved in the kidnapping of Lebanese Shiite ...
by Fire bad tree pretty
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 29, 2013 at 05:24 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
While Americans marked this Memorial Day by honoring the fallen of the nation's wars, Republican Senator John McCain was inside Syria making the case for the next one. As reported in ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon May 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Over the past few days, news reports suggest that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad may be gaining the upper hand in the Syrian civil war. While ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 06:16 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
The Saturday bombing in a crowded area in the Turkish town of Reyhanli ostensibly targeted Syrian rebels specifically and Sunni Syrian refuges generally. That the powerful twin bombings killed at ...
by relikx
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat May 11, 2013 at 07:32 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Hezbollah has announced it will be supplied by Syria with 'game-changing' weapons in the future. The group, identified by the United States and the EU as a terrorist organization is led by Sheik ...
by JNEREBEL
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 04:32 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
As the chaos and carnage in Syria continues to escalate, some conservatives are very happy indeed with word of Israeli air strikes against weapons shipments reportedly destined for Hezbollah. ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:53 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
On Saturday, Israel bombed a Syrian military installation outside Damascus called Jamraya in Mt Qassioun, about 15 kms (10 miles) east of the border with Lebanon, in the mountains near Damascus. In ...
by Fire bad tree pretty
Comment Count 62 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:03 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
America's soul-searching to mark the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq went pretty ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 04:06 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
It's hard to believe, yes, but conservatives now claim (supported by Fox News, of course), that Venezuela is now a hotbed of Hezbollah activity. Among the "evidence" provided by the joker above? ...
by kos
Comment Count 90 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 10:13 AM PST with 31 Recommends
The LA Times reports today that Bulgaria has determined Hezbollah is responsible for the terror attack in the Black Sea resort town of Brugas that killed five Israeli tourists as well as their ...
by JNEREBEL
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:24 AM PST with 8 Recommends
In the wake of the HSBC money laundering scandal - where Mexican Drug Cartels, 9/11 hijackers, and Iran laundered money through the bank - other bank's activities have been investigated. Not ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 10:20 AM PDT with 14 Recommends