Libya Begets Syria?
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Human rights abuses: US committee hears grievances of Balochistan
WASHINGTON: In the packed Room 2200 of the Rayburn Office Building, members of the House Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations began hearing human rights activists and scholars detail human rights abuses in Balochistan.
U.S. drone strike kills four in NW Pakistan - officials
A U.S. drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border killed four suspected militants on Thursday, intelligence officials said, the second such attack in two days.
Iraq: 65 Executions in First 40 Days of 2012
Iraqi authorities should halt all executions and abolish the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the beginning of 2012, Iraq has executed at least 65 prisoners, 51 of them in January, and 14 more on February 8, for various offenses.
Violence in Bahrain escalates ahead of February 14 anniversary
Obama Sends Bahrain Arms Despite Repression
Let's veto the West's moral posturing on Syria
There is more logic to Russia's and China's veto of the UN resolution condemning Assad than there is to William Hague's sixth-former antics.
China defends Syria veto in People's Daily article
China's leading Communist party newspaper has defended Beijing's rejection of a United Nations resolution calling for Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, to resign. The People's Daily said western campaigns in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq showed the error of forced regime change.
Intervention in Syria will escalate not stop the killing
Russia and China blocked a bid to force regime change. But a negotiated settlement is the only way out of civil war
US Will Continue to Arm Anti-government Rebels in Syria
Libya Begets Syria?
A little over a year ago, as members of the Obama administration were pondering military intervention in Libya, skeptics (including The Skeptics) pressed them to explain how that situation differed from other comparable cases elsewhere in the world. If Libya, why not Yemen? Why not Bahrain? Why not Syria? We may soon learn the answer to that last question. And their too-permissive—or merely haphazard—approach a year ago might pave the way for an intervention in Syria that would be ill-advised, if not disastrous.
EU threatens new sanctions on Syria
Egypt says US threats to cut aid won't work
Cairo says it won't back down in dispute with US over crackdown on nonprofit groups; Egypt won't change course 'because of some aid,' prime minister says