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Is killing children now the norm?

One doesn’t have to go to Syria to witness killings. Wave after wave of high tech bombers drop their loads on targets which are known to house civilians. 527 more words

Gerard Oosterman

Hospitals Are Overwhelmed After a Government Bombing of the Syrian Capital's Suburbs

BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. 1,126 more words

Don’t Be a Moron: Russia Didn’t Attack US Troops in Syria, by Darius Shahtahmasebi

Is a country “under attack” when it invades another country and the invaded country or its ally responds? From Darius Shahtahmasebi at theantimedia.org:

On February 16, 2018, Bloomberg’s Eli Lake… 335 more words

Foreign Policy

Syrian flashpoint

Regular readers of this blog know that I keep highlighting the growing tensions between the US and China in the South China Sea.  I still think that is the place in the world most likely to be the focus of a great power conflict.  58 more words


Singapore 6th-least corrupt country in the world: Annual index

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: Singapore has been ranked sixth in an annual ranking of countries that are considered least corrupt in 2017, moving up a notch from seventh position in 2016. 286 more words

Current Affairs

Former US ambassador: 'Syrian situation extremely dangerous'

You would be forgiven for thinking that the state of world affairs is even more dire than usual. In an interview with DW, former US ambassador Victoria Nuland says the US and Russia need to get their act together. 627 more words

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