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Syria Comment

17 Januar, 2010 (17:01) | Politics | By: pooq

„Has Obama Outsourced the Job of Chastizing Israel to Turkey?“ the author asks as the US government has been quite silently in the latest disgruntlement in the Syrian-Turkish relations. In the end Israel had to apologize for it’s treatment of the Turkey’s ambassador. Israel for years has been the key stone of US politics in […]

This Day in Syria

17 Januar, 2010 (16:22) | Politics | By: pooq

I think this blog is the Syrian version of those „this day in history websites“. So I am curious whether they would find a news for every day in history. And what would they post in the next year on the same day? Well, actually there seems nothing important in the history today but on […]

The Majlis

17 Januar, 2010 (14:53) | News, Politics | By: pooq

This blog obviously seems to be a news blog. And the header of the current post is: „Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud likely injured in drone strike“. An US drone has attacked a former religious school near Razmak in North Waziristan. In this attack a handful suspected Taliban had been killed and Hakimullah Mehsud has been […]

Visions of Empire

15 Januar, 2010 (16:14) | History, Politics | By: pooq

In his book „The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire“ the writer Edward Luttwak is describing the strategical measures of Byzantine to survive more than a millenium in eternal war. Based on this book this post describes the basic situation. Byzantine always have been a comparibly weak empire as it lacked of large human resources […]