Pristine logic on Syria

18 Jan

One thing missing from discussion of Baa’thist Syria’s record on human rights, which I’ve long insisted was (a) distorted and (b) nothing but a pretext for removing another insufficiently Washington compliant government – where (a) follows (b) as night on … Read More »

Assad winning in Syria

30 Nov

The best thing – which given the two appalling candidates means the least worst thing – about Clinton’s defeat on November 8 is the receding threat of her No Fly Zone for Syria. Let’s spell this out. In its self … Read More »

Haaretz on the Tel Aviv bombing

10 Jun

Today’s editorial, verbatim, from Israeli liberal newspaper Haaretz … Only Solution to Palestinian Terrorism is the End of the Occupation In the wake of the deadly Tel Aviv attack, ministers voice empty bravado and call for collective punishment, thereby just … Read More »

Assad the tyrant?

23 May

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the  rightward drift of once liberal media. It’s also been translated a few times into French, so je vous remercie, mes amis inconnus … I know men and women … Read More »