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Syria and the 'Red Line' Nonsense

Peter Hart Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Most pundits are careful about not advocating for direct U.S. military intervention in Syria (that is left to the Republican politicians who appear on the Sunday shows). But their message boils down to a concern over the credibility of the president's threats of violence more important than the credibility of his evidence. The White House has been saying their reticence is informed by the Iraq debacle; many pundits don't seem to have learned a similar lesson.

Sanders Warns Biden About Attack on Syria

Bret Wilkins Common Dreams
"Our Constitution is clear that it is Congress, not the president, who has the authority to declare war," the senator asserted.

Armageddon at 10,000 BCE

Javier Barbuzano Eos
Fragments of a comet likely hit Earth 12,800 years ago, and a little Paleolithic village in Syria might have suffered the impact.
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