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No ceasefire this Eid al Adha in Syria

Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSInternational peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who represents the UN and the Arab League, just left Damascus after urging the government and the rebels to observe a 4 day truce over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which this year begins at dusk on October 25th. Also called the Feast of the Sacrifice, Adha is a Muslim holiday which commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his eldest son Ismael, in obedience to a command from God.

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Remojoed

obama-romneyGot to relish the sidesplitting spectacle of millions of Democrats wiping their collective brows after watching the 2nd presidential debate through splayed fingers covering their eyes. MSNBC’s Chris Mathews was so euphorically relieved he nearly broke down and cried.

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Damascus Street Notes

DamascusThe half hour drive from the Lebanese border at Maznaa to Damascus is always pleasant with the wide, well paved and maintained highway, cutting through rolling hills often with large herds of goats and sheep lazily watching the traffic below. As this observer watched some of the herds the other day when traveling to Damascus, I noticed that there appeared to be an unusually large number of shepherds above us tending their herds. On second look, the shepherds turned out to be soldiers peering down on the main highway from among and behind the vegetation nibbling animals.

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American-Style Fascism

Jill Stein and Cheri HonkalaOn October 16, Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) hosted the second Obama/Romney charade. Demagogic blather again took center stage. Ritualistic theater was featured. Grade F spectacle defines it.

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The Debate; What They Didn't Say

 Obama forcefully defending his term in officeThe reason I’m writing more these days is because I was going to lay low while I applied for my passport and then to move to Ecuador. I have decided that I’m not going to let them scare me away. I feel that it is more important to stand up for what you believe in then to slink away with my heart on my sleeve.

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