Thursday, May 31, 2012

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- May 31, 2012

Predator drones now make frequent attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

Choosing Who Lives And Who Dies: The Methodical Assassinations Of Barack Obama's 'Kill List' -- David Blair, The Telegraph

There is something deeply unsettling about the disclosure in The New York Times that America has developed a clinical, dispassionate procedure for selecting the targets of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Every week or so, about 100 national security officials gather by video conference to pore over the photographs and biographies of al-Qaeda terrorists. They decide who should be spared and who should be marked for death.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Too Much Power for a President -- New York Times editorial

The Case Against Intervention in Syria
-- Fareed Zakaria, Time

Syrians will not soon forget brutal massacre in Houla -- Ali Khaled, The National

U.S. Frustration on Iran and Syria Puts New Cards in Russia’s Hands -- Tony Karon, Time

Iraq: A satellite state of Iran? -- Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamim, Jerusalem Post

China’s stimulus policy means trouble down the road -- Washington Post editorial

A Family Affair: China's princelings are running amok. And Bo Xilai is just the tip of the iceberg. -- John Garnaut, Foreign Policy

Irish referendum: taking a punt -- The Guardian editorial

As Ireland votes on EU treaty, many ask if it's worth cost of membership -- Jason Walsh, Christian Science Monitor

Only the ECB can save the euro now -- Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph

Spain has avoided facing up to its banking problems. Now it has no choice -- The Economist

Spain moves to centre of eurozone crisis
-- Gavin Hewitt, BBC

Spain: Too big to save, but too big to fail? -- Michael Babad, Globe and Mail

The Next Greece? A Sketch of Spain -- Roland Flamini, World Affairs

New Yorkers Leave Like East Germans Fled Communism -- IBD Editorial

Three questions for Secretary Panetta -- Michael Green, Shadow Government

'Gafa Obamy': A presidential faux pas mangles World War II history and insults Poland. -- Matthew Kaminski, Wall Street Journal

Which Countries Will Rise to the Top in a Leaderless World? -- Ian Bremmer, Harvard Business Review

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