Day: November 13, 2012

Arab League recognizes new anti-Syrian bloc

The Arab League has welcomed the formation of a new anti-Damascus opposition bloc, and recognized the so-called Syrian National Council (SNC) as the representative of the Syrian people. On Sunday, Syrian oppositionists agreed to unify the multiple military councils in command of the foreign-backed insurgents inside Syria under pressure from […]

America’s questionable drone wars

By Barbara Lochbihler The Daily Star, Lebanon “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come,” the American poet Carl Sandburg wrote hopefully in 1936. His sentiment seems more apt than ever nowadays, but not because humanity has turned pacifistic. Rather, wars are increasingly fought remotely, with drones – or […]

Petraeus: a warriors star tarnished

Story Summary by David Ignatius, The Daily Star, Lebanon Petraeus may have seemed larger than life in uniform, but beneath the ribbons he was a very human story. Petraeus’ 14-month tenure as CIA director was short and, compared to his rocket-like ascent to a four-star rank in the Army, something […]