"It was only when Germany and Japan were bombed into rubble that they began to beat their swords into plowshares and vowed never to make war any more" Hmmmmm. Germany and Japan were the expansionary, militaristic colonizers of their neighhood back in the late 30's early 40's. In the context of the Middle East it is Israel that is the expansionist, militaristic colonizer of land that does not belong to it. Best be careful with your analogies, because the one you have chosen leads to the inevitable conclusion that ISRAEL needs to be bombed down to bedrock before there is peace in the Middle East. Just because YOU say the Israeli's wear the White Hat and those stinky A-rabs wear the Black Hats don't make it so, pardner...
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
from the article: The year of the anti-tank weapon