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August 2013

The Red Line for Obama's Credibility

August 29, 2013 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The deployment of poison gas in Syria is a crime against humanity. It puts the terrible atrocities of this civil war in a new light. If he doesn't want to squander his credibility, President Obama must intervene. But there's one dilemma he won't be able to resolve: None of the nations involved in this war are natural [Read more]

A Dangerous Precedent

August 29, 2013 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

Three years after his arrest in Iraq, having already suffered a string of abuses, some even considered by Amnesty International to be torture, Bradley Manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for his role in the largest leak of classified documents — close to 700,000, which he supplied to the [Read more]

Rupture of Civilization Outside Damascus

August 28, 2013 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

But there are events, which even in a terribly muddled situation, can be turning points in a conflict because of their sheer awfulness. Srebrenica was such an incident; the gas from Damascus could be another one.


August 28, 2013 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>Bradley Manning's sentence shows that anyone seeking to expose governmental wrongdoing in the United States will be treated like a murderer. Likewise, the Obama administration also got the equally severe intended message of the military justice system.</i> The U.S. military could have sent a message with a double [Read more]
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