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  •  Time Travel to 2003 (4+ / 0-)

    well worth reading

    Looking back, Amid the chaos of the Middle East today

    TomDispatch Diary today -Time Travel to 2003

    Anniversaries are times for reflection, in part because it’s often only with hindsight that we recognize the most significant moments in our lives.

    On the other hand, on anniversaries it’s often hard to remember what it was really like back when it all began. Amid the chaos of the Middle East today, it’s easy, for instance, to forget what things looked like as 2003 began.

    Afghanistan, it appeared, had been invaded and occupied quickly and cleanly, in a way the Soviets (the British, the ancient Greeks…) could never have dreamed of.

    Iran was frightened, seeing the mighty American military on its eastern border and soon to be on the western one as well, and was ready to deal.

    Syria was controlled by the stable thuggery of Bashar al-Assad and relations were so good that the U.S. was rendering terror suspects to his secret prisons for torture.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:46:00 AM PST

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