allan siegel on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 21:09:01 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Bosnia and Syria: Intervention

Hello there,

Was this post meant to be ironic? If not then it is a stunning example of the Thomas Friedman school of journalism masquerading as serious analysis. This kind of self-righteous commentary is so off the mark that what one can only wonder about the type of research process that fosters such a superficial take on a calamitous situation. The reductionist comparison to the collapse of Yugoslavia is really grasping at straws and then we have this brilliant line: "Lethal and non-lethal aid is being funneled to Syrian fighters, through Turkey and through Jordan, under the watchful eye of the CIA. Further assistance is reaching the fighters through Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states." Ain't it great to know that the good guys are on your side? Weren't they the same guys keeping tabs on Osama bin Laden?


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