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Will US Vision of Middle East Change on the Road to Damascus?

israeli-weaponsIt is unlikely that American leaders, from the State Department to the White House to the Pentagon will seize the Syria-opportunity as a turning point in helping bring calm and stability to the Middle East. Obama failed miserably during his first term to get Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table, forcefully if needed be; for Israel in general, and Benjamin Netanyahu in particular, possesses a predatory level of influence in the American political scene. But, will an enlightened Obama now on his second and final term in office fall off his horse on his way to Damascus… and get a new vision on America’s role in the Middle East and, hopefully, beyond that region?

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Winning in the War on Drugs

mexican-drugThe war on drugs provides a good example of the power of ideas. Twenty years ago, it was mostly libertarians who were challenging this war and calling for it to be ended. Today, people from all walks of life, including law enforcement officers and judges, are calling for an end to the horribly immoral and destructive war on drugs. And the people of two states — Colorado and Washington — recently approved the legalization of marijuana.

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Honour crimes and Islamophobia

pam_geller, robert_spencerby Belen Fernandez

On December 11, the University of Rochester in western New York state will host an event "[t]o shed sorely needed daylight on the complex issue of honour crimes in our community".

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Not The Wisest Phil Around

Philip WeissGod bless Philip Weiss, the progressive Jewish blogger brave enough to admit in public those things other Jewish ethnic activists prefer to shove under the carpet.

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NATO Intervention in Syria Imminent

Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSOn December 7, Voice of Russia (VoR) headlined: "Iraq 2.0, another false-flag invasion rated XXX," saying:

"The US and NATO are set to invade Syria, something many of us have been warning about for a while now. It has been obvious that they have been looking for a pretext and that pretext has already been injected into the public debate."

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