- Srinath Raghavan seemed to be one of the few pundits who could see through the dangerous level of bullshit that was the latest Sino-Indian border crisis along the LAC last week.
- The International Crisis Group worries that the violent Hawija operation in the Kirkuk province of Iraq may be the beginning of a downward slide toward confrontation and civil war.
- Dr. Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm gives an interview on the Syrian popular Intifada and explains why it is necessary to return to Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth to understand what is happening in Syria.
- Shadi Hamid writes on the thick red line of 70,000 deaths in Syria. (Of course, if we did not intervene as millions reportedly perished in the Congo from 2003 onward, why would one think that we would step in for 70,000 souls? And, with due respect to the severity of the crisis in Syria, how exactly are we going to pay for yet another intervention when we are still paying for the last two wars — and will continue to do so until at least 2053?)
- And as long as we’re on the topic of red lines, wasn’t the use of white phosphorous and DU at least a moral red line that we the United States crossed all by ourselves in Fallujah?
- Mariya Petkova explains to FEMEN activists why they are deemed to be so offensive by most Muslim women… This is a much needed intervention against Eastern European imperialism. (Sad that any of this still needs to be said at all to other feminists.)
- Peter Beinart explains why Muslims are coded as non-white in America even when they are literally Caucasian. And of course, this also means anyone who is non-white is assumed to be potentially Muslim.
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