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About Syria

See also: Other pages about Syria on candobetter, Syrian Arab News Agency, Syria News, PressTV, Almanar news (from Lebanon) ...

This page, and adjacent book pages, will headlines, links to important articles about the Syrian conflict and explanatory comments. Copies of some of these articles will also be on candobetter.net. Comments, which add to the discussion (whether in agreement or critical), are most welcome.

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About Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) led the Bolshevik insurrection of 1917 and subsequently became Supreme Commander of the Red Army. Joseph Stalin, who took power of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in the late 1920's and ruthlessly suppressed his opponents, ordered Trotsky be killed by an assassin in 1940.

For all of Leon Trotsky's momentous accomplishments in his own life, much of his legacy has, largely for reasons over which he could have had no control following his murder in 1940, not assisted the advancement of humankind.

Ramsey Clarke warns of danger of War in East Asia

Includes embedded YouTube broadcast War and Peace in the Asia-Pacific - Ramsey Clark at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan of speech given on 15 Aug 2013.

(From Wikipedia, 18 Aug 2013 : ) William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is an American lawyer, activist and former public official. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969, under President Lyndon B. Johnson He supervised the drafting and played an important role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Civil Rights Act of 1968. Since leaving public office Clark has led many progressive activism campaigns, including opposition to the War on Terror, and he has offered legal defense to controversial figures such as Charles Taylor, Slobodan Miloševic, Saddam Hussein, and Lyndon LaRouche.1

President John F. Kennedy

In recent years, since the release of Oliver Stone's JFK in 1991, much published research about the life of late President John F Kennedy has revealed that he was a truly courageous person who was driven by the most commendable motivations. On at least three occasions he used his authority as President of the Unites States to prevent the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US armed forces from launching a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. For this, civilisation itself including at least hundred million of Soviet citizens and 20 million US citizens owe their lives to the late JFK. He also stopped his generals from launching a number of wars against countries including Cuba, Laos, Indonesia. At the time he was murdered on 22 November 1963, he was working to end the Vietnam War. He also acted domestically for US citizens against the steel corporations and banks

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