Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Long War in Syria
"The proximate reason for Obama’s call was that Assad had fired on his own people. One must question Obama’s authority to make that moral judgment, given that police in the U.S. fire on unarmed people, especially young black men, all the time (especially in Chicago, L.A. and Philadelphia)," one might make the reverse point about Gary Leupp. Having read him to the end, his justification for the proposition that arming secular fighters will strengthen al-Qaida is very weak, "even the “moderates” seem to appreciate the superior fighting skills of the Islamist fighters."

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