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October 22, 2012

Bashar as God

This video explains to what level Syria has arrived. Syrian soldiers threaten to beat a young man as they make him chant that he loves Bashar and accepts him as God. They smile among themselves in self affirmation and mirth, as they terrify the teenager. He is cowering blindfolded against a wall. Bashar al-Assad claims his soldiers are fighting “fundamentalists” even as they impose their religion of al-Assad on terrified Syrians. The Salafis cannot be worse. This sort of video has become a trope. They have popped up with terrifying regularity since the first months of the revolution and express the ideological endgame of the regime. Assad is God

[youtube http://youtu.be/1zeI8JyYADg?]

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No More Israel in 10 Years

By on 10/22/2012

Maybe Kissinger is right. Privately and secretly perhaps the dog is beginning to bark.

No More Israel in 10 Years

On September 17, the New York Post quoted saying:

“In 10 years, there will be no more . I repeat: In 10 years, there will be no more .”

He didn’t mean Israel will self-destruct or collapse. His view mirrors the combined assessment of 16 US intelligence agencies. Months earlier, its report headlined “Preparing For A Post Israel Middle East.” It wasn’t released publicly so no link.

It concluded that Washington’s national interest is at odds with Israel. The so-called special relationship is counterproductive. What benefits Israel geopolitically often harms America.

full article here

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