There is nothing inherent in medical practice that precludes evil Mark. The leaders of several Palestinian terrorist groups were Doctors. Joseph Mengle was a doctor. The men who completed the Tuskegee medical experiments were Doctors. His 'easing of repression' in Syria has amounted to little. And his so called peace 'offensive' is mixed with his comments calling Israel an enemy with whom he can never make peace, as well for the destruction of the state. The fact is, that when word of negotiations with Israel were published, Syria backed away from them as fast as Israel did. For someone who claims to do real analysis, you seem to offer knowledge of a closed system beyond what is available to the rest of us, yet when faced with similar information in the public realm for democratic states, reject the same data.
Nigeria says troops destroy extremist camp, rescue 178 people (AP)
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