Posted by: quiscus | June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012

1. “Social Networking, Military Expeditions and America’s Holy Crusade

Ambassador Ford has written that there are “parallels” with Syria and the Balkans. The cynic might say the “parallel” is the alleged “hired hands.” Historian David Halberstam (“War in a Time of Peace” pb 2003, p347) quotes deputy to Balkans “Tzar” Richard Holbrooke, Bob Frasure – regarding US training and arming of the Croats – who passed Holbrooke a scribbled note in a meeting, on the back of a place card: “Dick, we ‘hired’ these guys as our junkyard dogs because we were desperate … this is no time to get squeamish …”

On 7th May: “Robert S. Ford was presented with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library by Caroline Kennedy. He was honored for his bold and courageous diplomacy which has provided crucial support to Syrians …”

2. “Paraguay: Obama’s Second Latin American Coup”


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