To Power Syria, Chávez Sends Diesel

Quoted by Jay Solomon and Keith Johnson, The Wall Street Journal

“In general, we want to see all sanctions tightened and strengthened,” said Ammar Abdulhamid, a political activist based in Washington. “But the issue of diesel is complicated, as our own people could get hurt.”

Syria: Civilians in Homs Trapped While UN Runs

Quoted by Rhonda Parker,

Syrian in exile and Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies out of Washington D.C., Ammar Abdulhamid, has been calling for more active international intervention in Syria, and added another addendum in his Syrian Revolution Digest Syria report last night. Continue reading “Syria: Civilians in Homs Trapped While UN Runs”

War Cries!

Cool heads do not seem destined to prevail in the region these days. They are too few to begin with. In fact, I can only count one: Fouad Seniora. The hot heads, on the other hands, are too numerous to list in toto, but they surely include: Mahmoud Amhadinejad, Hassan Nasrallah and Bashar al-Assad. The first has just wasted his fifteen minutes in the UN by failing to offer anything of substance to advance his country’s cause. Grandstanding may get you a few laughs and applause (a la Chavez, I guess), but not understanding or support. Continue reading “War Cries!”

Mar del Plata!

What happened in Mar del Plata was nothing more than a clash of interests between the two main segments of the Global Ruling Class: the Nouveau Riche, represented by Hugo Chavez, and Old Money, represented by George W. Bush. We are but fodder for this war.


Our Lion’s problems, on the other hand, are nothing so grandiose. He is simply too mediocre for that, and will remain so until the very end, bitter as it is bound to be for us all.