America's first ambassador to Syria in four yearsMORE HERE AT CNN.
The US decision to appoint an ambassador to Damascus four years after the previous envoy was withdrawn in protest at Syria's policies towards Lebanon had been widely predicted. It is, nevertheless, significant in both its timing and in its regional context, in light of the Iran crisis, the drawdown of US forces in Iraq and the efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.…
AND WHAT'S THE RESULT OF OBAMA'S OUTREACH?
SYRIA TODAY: Syrian activist held incommunicado at risk of torture
26 November 2009Amnesty International has expressed its concern for a Syrian political activist, held incommunicado since 15 November and believed to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
Yousef Dheeb al-Hmoud was arrested at his home in the city of Deir az-Zawr, eastern Syria. His family were unable to identify the security force that the arresting officers belonged to.
The authorities have not revealed where Yousef Dheeb al-Hmoud is being held, why he was arrested or whether he will be charged. He had previously been summoned for questioning by Syrian security forces on several occasions, most recently by Political Security earlier this month.
Yousef Dheeb al-Hmoud is a member of the Islamic Democratic Current, an Islamist political group which demands democratic reform in Syria and is opposed to the use of violence. It is part of the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change (DDDNC), an unauthorized umbrella body comprising opposition groups in Syria.
TAKEN TOGETHER WITH OBAMA'S DITHERING DURING THE IRANIAN REBELLION AND IT PAINTS A PICTURE OF OBAMA: HE'S AN APPEASER WHO WILL ALLOW OUR ENEMIES TO CRACK DOWN ON OUR ALLIES AND DIMINISH LIBERTY.
IF OBAMA REALLY WAS A CRYPTO-MUSLIM WHO WANTED TO AID GLOBAL JIHAD ON THE QT WOULD HE BE DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?
- APPEASEMENT NEVER WORKS.
- MAYBE OBAMA KNOWS THIS.
- OR MAYBE HE'S A DOLT AND A DOVE WHO DOESN'T.
- SAME DIFFERENCE.