Friday, 1 November 2013

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Syria conflict: Israel 'carries
out Latakia air strike'
"Even if Assad acknowledges this attack took place, he's unlikely to be able to anything about it. As the civil war in his country grinds on, he's unable to respond forcefully, militarily, to Israel."
Remember when Israeli attacks were going to provoke the Russians into setting off WW3? Or how Assad was going to use more weapons more often if there was any foreign intervention? 
I might get back tomorrow to some thoughts about how its response to Syria will define the left for the next generation. I wasn't going to post this piece by Terry Glavin, as I worry that his support for America's military adventures for the last ten years undermines the case he would make for intervening in Syria, but it is informative.
“In the Syrian reality, people know who is against us and who is for us. Jabhat al Nusra is helpful to us,” Eshami told me during a conversation at an out-of-the-way coffee house here the other day. “I have met with them personally to find the truth. The United States says they are terrorists, but the truth is different. Everybody knows that the western world will do nothing to help us. The people of Syria are sure now that the western world is of no use to them at all.”

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