VIDEO Religion of Peace: Syrian Kids Play ‘Behead the Enemy’ Game
26 Sep 2013 10:34 pm Warner Todd Huston
Shocking new video out of Syria shows little kids pretending to behead people. Yes, the religion of peace strikes again. Instead of playing cops and robbers, Syrian kids play “behead the enemy.”
As kids throughout Syria are living daily with countless atrocities from both the rebels and their al Qaeda buddies as well as troops from Syrian strongman Bashar al Assad, they are learning some macabre games from it all.
In the disgusting video we see kids yelling Allahu Akbar (Allah is greater) and pretending to cut off a kid’s head with …
10 Sep 2013 12:01 am Robert Cleveland
Finally, the global community knows that the leader of the World’s Largest Superpower is a statesman who can take control on the international stage and get things done while other, lesser leaders are left floundering around trying to either turn their gaffes into global policy, or trying to keep their gaffes from becoming global policy. The leader I’m referring to, of course, is Vladimir Putin.
When Barack Obama went out on the campaign trail and drew his “red line” for Syria, it was widely acknowledged as a mistake – no world …
Libya Deja Vu: Arming Syrian Rebels Likely to Usher in al Qaeda
27 May 2013 1:16 pm Rachel Alexander
Syria has been at civil war for the past two years, raging between Sunni rebels and hardline President Bashar al-Assad’s Shiite-controlled government. More than 70,000 Syrians have been killed since March 2011, with millions more displaced. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Democratic chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, offered legislation earlier this month to allow the U.S. to provide arms to the Syrian opposition. Menendez’s legislation includes $250 million for transitioning the government.
The U.S. is already supplying the Syrian rebels with food and medicine. In April, the U.S. started providing the …View More...
Iran Gets Missile Shield
21 Dec 2012 3:36 pm Michael Fell
Barack Obama’s administration, despite all the blood and treasure America spent in Iraq, somehow managed to fail in reaching a Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqi government. That means that the United States, after overthrowing Saddam Hussein, and freeing a country uniquely located on the most strategically important piece of real estate in the Middle East does not have strategic residual forces within Iraq.
That failure has allowed Iran to fly freely over Iraqi airspace, prolonging the Syrian civil war by delivering arms to Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad. Month after …
Is Syria Obama’s Biggest Bungle?
15 Oct 2012 8:18 am William Teach
The Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl thinks so
Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans are doing their best to portray the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and its aftermath as a signal foreign policy disaster for Barack Obama. But my bet is that when historians look back on Obama’s mistakes in the last four years, they will focus on something entirely different: his catastrophic mishandling of the revolution in Syria.
The deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi were a calamity — but those losses were mainly the …
Obama Conference Call Ignoring Administration’s Syria Stagnation
25 Jul 2012 12:56 am Warner Todd Huston
President Obama’s reelection team held a conference call recently. The call was meant as an attack on Mitt Romney’s trip abroad, a trip meant to burnish his foreign policy creds. But one thing that team Obama seemed to want to ignore was Obama’s own foreign policy failures in Syria. And so the civil war in that far away lands was practically ignored by Obama’s advisers.
In fact, Obama’s entire policy on Syria seems to have at the very least become stalled. It is likely he’s putting off any further decisions until …
Shocking Similarities Concealed
3 Jun 2012 7:14 pm Michael Fell
In a televised address to parliament, President Bashar Assad said foreign-backed terrorists and extremists were to blame for the massacres going on in Syria. Despite suspicions expressed by the UN that Assad’s forces are responsible for the Houla massacre, Assad denied it. Syrian opposition condemned his comments as lies.
Assad described protestors as paid killers, ridiculing freedom demonstrators as people not truly looking for reform. The opposition is seeking reform in a country where expressing dissent often leads directly to arrest and torture. They contend that Assad has offered nothing but …
Memory Hole: Vogue Scrubs Syrian Fawning Article of Syrian Dictator’s Wife
27 Apr 2012 4:04 pm Warner Todd Huston
Look nuthin’ up my sleeve, presto! In a typical exercise of Old Media “ethics,” with the flip of the proverbial switch, Vogue erased from the Internet tubes its embarrassing puff piece on the wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
In 2011, to much international derision, Vogue published The Rose of the Desert, a puff piece on Asma al-Assad, the wife of the dictator. Unfortunately for Vogue, almost immediately after the piece was published that February, the whole Assad facade began to crumble in a most precipitous way as the revolts and …
26 Aug 2011 10:02 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Perhaps the most charming charm Great Satan has exhibited (aside from angling her body diplopolitaire’ to create other angles) is the killer cool heap of trashed out despots, dicts and autocrats she’s tossed on the junk heap since the new millennium broke unto us.
The guy with one eye (hot rumours whisper he’s a moped enthusiast) Mullah Omar, that S’Ddam cat, President General for Life Pervez, and now Colonel Khadaffy. Not counting cats in Pyramidland or the Tunisian Squeeze.
Let’s just cut right to it, shall we?
Libyarvention made a great deal …
Would Ottomans Do Syria?
13 Jul 2011 12:54 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Since the traditional despot remedial activity in Syria seems to be an endless sexercise in futility (aren’t they all? Why even tolerate their existence?) and a destabilizing factor in regional stability – What if – the Ottomans decided to do Syria?
GsGf’s Ottomanic expert Dr Soner Çağaptay (Oh! He got game bay bee!) shares re estabbing the ancient Imperium would be totally off the hook y’all!
“…Growing unrest in Syria is increasingly spilling over the border into Turkey. So far 12,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Turkey, and with a crackdown on …
2 Jul 2011 11:14 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Suriya al- Kubra!
Syria – punches far above her weight class in diplopolititary deals. Instead of cool stuff like Hooters, literacy rates off the charts or creating advanced avionics – Bashar Bay Bee follows poppa Assad’s script utilizing asymmetrical assets creating a slave trading Syria, abusing Palestinians as a strategic minority resource, fiddling about with new clear WMD witchcraft, hanging with the most wanted terrorists in the world while maybe or maybe not enabling official enemies like Hiz’B’Allah with wmd delivery systems and frightened of Facebook.
So, since the …