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Assad and Saddam, Khan Sheikhoun and Halabja, 2017 and 1988

In interviews to BBC radios this morning about America’s attack on Syria, I kept calling Assad Saddam. No wonder, of course. They were fellow Ba’thists and genocidal monsters, and they both used gas on civilians. Unfortunately, the world didn’t act … Continue reading

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The tragedy of at least two Islamic State killers

I thought my heart would never go to Islamic State murderers, but this video of two of them speaking to their Kurdish captors brought out the father in me. Two intelligent and even beautiful young Syrians who could have been … Continue reading

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Events, my dear boy, events! Libya, Syria, what next

Late last week on BBC Radio Wales, my old un-met friend Peter Johnson asked whether Syria’s unspeakable hereditary president should worry over Nato’s aerial success in helping to bring down the equally unspeakable Kings of Kings of Africa.  I replied: “Ah,  events, my … Continue reading

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