Syrian Rebels Massacre Shiites
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  • wigwag

    Amr al-Azm, a Syrian activist and university professor in Ohio, put it simply: “Politically we’re screwed, and militarily we’re taking a pounding. America talked the talk while Iran walked the walk.” (Walter Russell Mead)

    Russia walked the walk too and all the while Obama was cowering in the corner paralyzed by the thought that he might have to make a tough decision.

    That’s what happens when you make a community organizer Commander in Chief.

    • Pete

      “That’s what happens when you make a community organizer Commander in Chief.”

      You got it, Brother.

      And think of what that says for America that it twice elected this affirmative action boob to the highest office in the land.

      • bpuharic

        Perhaps you folks would be happier if Obama reprised the enormous success Bush had with nation building in Iraq.

  • Anthony

    New battle ground for a very ancient tug of war…

    • Corlyss

      Agree. I sick of the story.

  • ljgude

    “And hate language is on the rise…” What does 60 people being shot and/or incinerated look like through the lens of post colonialism? Now we know.

  • bpuharic

    “Obama’s hesitation to intervene”

    Anyone know what this means? These religious fanatics screwed up their world and it’s our fault?

    Perhaps we’d be happier if Al Qaida was on the ascendancy in Syria since they are an element of the Syrian rebels.

  • CygnusA81

    Since Obama decided to do nothing whatsoever, the outcome now in Syria will probably be bad for US, Europe and Israel. Great job Obama. You really showed the world how smart you and team really are. Smart power indeed.

    But hey, at least Russia and Iran got what they wanted. Huh?

    • bpuharic

      Is there any indication this will turn out well for Russia or Iran? Lots of chicken entrails here…no analysis

      • CygnusA81

        Well its looking like Assad is on the ascent so if he wins, its a win for Russia, they’ll keep using Tartus as their Med port and Iran, which will use Assad as their vessel client state. These are basic facts I would think you would know if you read WRM blog on daily basis.

        • bpuharic

          And a year from now, Al Qaida runs a suicide bomber against him, they being one of the largest rebel groups…which I think you’d know if you read the WRM blog on a daily basis.

          So where’s the win? Maybe a meteor will hit. Tell me…where is there a stable middle Eastern Arab country? How, exactly, do you manage that like you folks seem to think the US has a miraculous capability to do?

          • CygnusA81

            Well when the civil war started, Assad main opposition were secular Syrians. Since Obama decided to lead from behind and out source the war to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, they obviously sided with the Islamists and gave them the upper hand. So now the situation is where Obama can’t trust the rebels because of the Al Qaeda elements so yeah he really screwed up.

            When did liberals like yourself become cynical isolationists? I mean their are human rights violations going on a daily basis and your response is oh well not our problem. Its really sad to see what this is what liberal foreign policy has become.

            I hate to break it to you, but the US won the Iraq war, but Obama lost the peace by pulling all of troops out of the country leaving a political/security vacuum where the worst players are vying for control of Iraq.

            So instead of backing the pro-Western rebels in the beginning we’ve got no say now. Smart power indeed. Remember we overthrew Gaddafi because he was going to kill thousands of people, well tens of thousands of more Syrians have died because of Obama’s inaction. One last thing, no one is saying we should put boots on the ground either.

          • bpuharic

            And when the Egyptian revolution started, the opposition was primarily secular. Not so today. You seem to think we could have dammed the Islamist lake to keep out the fanatics. Has that EVER succeeded ANYWHERE in the middle East? How’s Israel’s record on that?

            This is nothing more than an excuse for Obama bashing.

            When did we become ‘cynical’ isolationists? You mean, as WRM points out, Jeffersonians? Perhaps if you conservatives weren’t so prone to spend trillions of dollars and thousands of US lives in feckless nation building, we wouldn’t be so cynical.

            Let me know when you have a success. So far all I see are military funerals and red ink.

  • GardenGnomeLF

    Post sides in this conflict are barbarians.
    They both need to lose.

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