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Will there be any 'good' Syrian rebels left to provide credible representation at the January United States - Russia sponsored Geneva II peace conference?
The U.S. favored rebel group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), experienced major setbacks in December. On the first, the Syrian Arab Army killed a key FSA commander in Daraa Province in southern Syria. On the eighth, "the top Western-backed rebel commander in Syria," General Salim Idris, head of the FSA, fled Syria
Pres. Bashar al-Assad, Syria
At The Agonist, we've been covering the attack on Syria for some time (Syrian Crisis). The considered move by the 'good' rebels, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), isn't news. It's history. In recent government victories at Qusayr and Homs, on the Turkish border, and in Latakia, FSA and other rebel groups have accepted negotiated surrenders to the Syrian Arab Army.
The U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the IEA said. Bloomberg Nov 12
The shale oil boom delivers dollars but at what cost? Phillip Taylor
Well, I guess that means every thing will be just fine. We'll have plenty of cheap fuel
Updated 12-05-2013 at 03:40 AM by Michael Collins
(Correction. Deletion of graphic.)
By Andrew Kreig
Justice Integrity Project
President-Elect Obama’s advisors feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of Obama’s top transition advisors.
University of California at Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley,
Man wouldn't pay you unless he had to. Chris Rock
The antiunion movement in the United States keeps us underpaid and represents a serious impediment to economic growth. Despite that, the antiunion sentiment remains strong among the political establishment and their patrons. Why?
Worker rights and a decent wage represent a toxic brew
Updated 05-18-2011 at 02:19 AM by Michael Collins