U.S. Gambles On Syria With Empty Hand by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 6, 2013


Image by Xizi (Cecilia) Hua @ Neon Tommy via Flickr

Poker seems to be an apt metaphor as international tensions mount over Washington’s plan to launch military strikes against Russia’s ally Syria.

There’s other players at the table too. The players are holding cards close to their chest, eyes are flitting to see who’s bluffing, and the stakes seem to be getting higher and higher. The latter is certainly not an empty bluff, given the powder-keg state of the Middle East and the danger for not just an all-out regional war, but a global conflagration involving nuclear weapons.

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Want to end Civil War in Colombia? Legalize Drugs in the US.

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The US spends over $650-million annually in Colombia alone to combat drugs and the drug trade. In the process we ferment civil war and justify permanent interference in the sovereignty of another country. Legalize drugs and we take away the administration’s E-ticket to interventionism. Ivan Eland from the Independent Institute.

Added: March 11, 2008

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