Friday, December 18, 2015

Bashar Assad retirement: Syria peace talks open - POLITICO

     Sometimes you have to be bad to get what's good.  Syrian strongman and brutalizer Bashar Assad will not face trial for war crimes but will instead get a nice retirement package, according to officials with knowledge of upcoming peace talks.

     Maybe he can go back to being an eye doctor.

Bashar Assad retirement: Syria peace talks open - POLITICO

5 comments:

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

al-Assad has to go and with as few concessions as possible - his retirement or fate and future are not as important as ending that bloody civil ware. Nothing else is paramount about Syria right now.

And, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is flat out wrong about taking al-Assad out of office will make it worse and help ISIS ... that is patently silly and shows Cruz's ignorance about the ME and that war.

Anonymous said...

You may be right Danny but one thing for sure is if Bush gets in we will have War in the middle east part three.. His daddy is still not satisfied about the oil and reserves yet.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

In his 1961 farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about how "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex." That complex's recent mega-leap to power came under George H.W. Bush and even more under George W. Bush -- with the post-9/11 expansion of the military and creation of the Department of Homeland Security. But armaments and arms deals seem to have been in the Bushes' blood for nearly a century.

Oil: The Bushes' ties to John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil go back 100 years, when Rockefeller made Buckeye Steel Castings wildly successful by convincing railroads that carried their oil to buy heavy equipment from Buckeye. George H. Walker helped refurbish the Soviet oil industry in the 1920s, and Prescott Bush acquired experience in the international oil business as a 22-year director of Dresser Industries. George H.W. Bush, in turn, worked for Dresser and ran his own offshore oil-drilling business, Zapata Offshore. George W. Bush mostly raised money from investors for oil businesses that failed. Currently, the family's oil focus is principally in the Middle East.

Anonymous said...

Who should we side with on this topic? The guy who wins elections and cases in front of the Supreme Court, or the guy who has a teaching degree and loses elections?