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Toxic Agenda-Setting in Washington (Ignoring Japan Disaster to Focus on Syria)
Asia Times ^ | Sep 19, '13 | Jonny Connor

Posted on 09/21/2013 10:27:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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Syria is a strategically located country in the Middle East, lying at the center of a region that has some of the richest oil and gas reserves in the world. However, it is a relatively small country of 22 million people occupying 190,000 square kilometers. This ranks it 54th and 89th in the world respectively.

The list of countries that are larger, more strategic and with irrefutably more atrocious human-rights records against its own people is staggering. This is not to say that the Assad regime is without fault, corrupt or even evil, but the situation pales in

comparison to other larger countries. Case in point, Barack Hussein Obama II.

In case you allowed the Obama administration and its criminal cohorts to distract you from what is really important globally, consider this. While the dogs on Main Street at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue beat the war drum and produce, yet again, dubious proof that Assad gassed his own people, a calamity of immediate global terms is unfolding right in front of our eyes and few people are paying attention.

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