The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
What I recognize is that it was a very bad idea. Already past its time when it happened. Kind of the last hurrah of Nineteenth century European Nationalism -- and a particularly irrational, unworkable hurrah at that. ...as subsequent events have demonstrated. The place started out on artificial life support, and has had to stay there ever since. 'Doctor, we've decided. Pull the plug...'