Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials (October 23, 2012)

Timidity Causes Syrian Barbarity -- James Van De Velde, Jerusalem Post

There are five likely futures for Syria, and none of them involve Assad, the West has no choice but to involve itself in Syria’s future.

The days of the totalitarian regime of Bashar Assad in Syria are numbered.

The center of gravity of the conflict is the populace’s belief in the illegitimacy of the government and support for the opposition, despite fear of retribution from the Assad regime. The conflict will soon move from political to sectarian, if the Alawite-minority Assad regime does not step down soon. Assad is fighting a losing internal conflict and may turn the conflict into a sectarian bloodbath.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

The UN's Syrian challenge -- The Australian

Caught in the Crossfire: If the United States wants to save Lebanon, it should get off the sidelines and help topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody dictatorship. -- Firas Maksad, Foreign Policy

The curse of Lebanon -- Jeremy Bowen, The Guardian

Hamas must re-unite with Fatah -- Gulf News

They got it right: America is their enemy -- Barry Rubin, Jerusalem Post

The real reason behind Benghazigate -- Frank J. Gaffney Jr., The Washington Times

Nato’s plan is working in Afghanistan
-- Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The Telegraph

Britain has left the European Union in all but name -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph

In Russia, with love? Ukraine president meets Putin as options dwindle. -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor

Analysis: Political Winter Descends on Russia -- James Brooke, Voice of America

The Terrifying Rise of Greece’s Nazi Party. They own the streets; is parliament next? -- Eliza Griswold, The New Republic

Is the Franco-German Axis Kaput? -- Spiegel Online

Drones: A Non-Issue in U.S. Presidential Debate Riles Pakistan -- Krista Mahr, Time

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