Idiots of the week?
Before I get to that, let's note this from Chris Marden's WSWS piece:
The support by the United Nations General Assembly for the Arab League call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down on “humanitarian” grounds brings military intervention one step closer. The 137-12 vote, with 17 abstentions, is non-binding, but it gives a UN imprimatur to the Arab League proposal for regime-change that was blocked on the Security Council by Russia and China.
In the face of opposition from Moscow and Beijing, and given Syria’s strategic position in the Middle East as Iran’s ally, Washington, Paris and London must tread carefully. However, intervention now has the “Arab face” so desired by the Obama administration, along with the fig leaf of legitimacy imparted by the UN and the implicit authority of the “responsibility to protect” doctrine under which war was waged against Libya.
Rather than direct involvement, numerous political figures, newspapers and policy bodies are advocating arming the opposition Free Syrian Army as a preparatory step towards declaring “buffer zones” and “humanitarian corridors.” This would necessitate NATO bombing, fronted by one or more local proxies led by Turkey and the Gulf states.
Now let's move to idiots of the week. I've picked them. Guess who won?
The Idiots of the Week are Americans cheering for a war on Syria. That includes professional liar Kelly McEvers who 'reports' on Syria . . . from Beirut. The woman's an idiot and she's chomping at the bit to get war with Syria. Someone needs to tell the War Whore to cool her jets. And she should be cooling them with a lot of other people.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"