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Sunday, August 24, 2014

An American journalist kidnapped nearly two years ago has been freed in Syria and handed over to UN representatives, after Qatari mediation helped lead to his release. Peter Theo Curtis was freed from captivity on Sunday, after reportedly being abducted in Antakya, Turkey, where he planned to enter Syria in October 2012. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 67 journalists have been killed in Syria since the start of the uprising.

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Great news.
Some of those Islamic dudes are starting to figure out that Obama is about to declare a free-fire zone in their neighborhoods, so they're not as brave as they were a few days ago. If they were, they wouldn't wear those cowardly masks when they behead folks...

As for that girl Quneitra, wasn't she seen on TV in the Ferguson protests?

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-25 08:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

I think everyone is a little more willing to give up some money to release abducted journalists. They do not want to see a repeat of what happened to James Foley. Well, most don't. There will always be those who use these types of tragedies to score political points against their adversaries or to whip up passions in order to pass their agendas.

Why does it take the rise of groups like ISIS to expose the folly of most of our military forays overseas? And why is it, when it is exposed, do we do it again and again, as if additional folly EVER corrected original folly.

"we know what we are, but know not what we may be." (That is a quote from Hamlet).

#2 | Posted by scalawag at 2014-08-25 10:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

European powers established borders in the Middle East which remained robust, however unjust. The borders were draw with little regard for the peoples affected, but, to date, they have held up tolerably well.

It took the machinations of America's two post-9/11 presidents to destabilize that historical settlement, probably fatally. The world is in a perilous state on both accounts; and, to put it mildly, American diplomacy is not helping.

The United States, with the EU in tow, is now aggressively moving against Russia's efforts to reestablish its influence and dignity. It is treating Russia today the way that Cold War anti-Communists would have treated the Soviet Union, if they thought they could have gotten away with it.

This is extraordinarily reckless. How could they not have learned that the so-called war on terror, or whatever the Obama administration chooses to call it, makes more "terrorists" than it kills?

The problem is not that we are afflicted with a political class that favors environmental devastation. It is that the paymasters of our political class are getting rich off activities that promote it. It doesn't have to be this way; an aroused citizenry can still turn these impending disasters around. (Andrew Levine)

#3 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-25 11:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

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