Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Syria begins mixing nerve gas for air strikes on own citizens

Frankly, I’m indifferent about the Syrian civil war. A brutal dictator is battling against various brutal factions of Islamists and sectarian separatists each trying to out-brutalize each other. From a purely pragmatic standpoint, the world itself would likely be improved by their self-culling. But now Bashir Assad now seems intent on accelerating that extermination, part […]

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Syrian dissidents shoot back, kill 34 soldiers

They’ve apparently grown tired of being massacred by forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashir Assad. Dozens of soldiers and security forces were gunned down by suspected army defectors in southern Syria, a deadly ambush that comes as President Bashar Assad increasingly appears unable to manage the crisis, activists said Tuesday. Monday’s hours-long clash in the […]

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