Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18th, 2012

"...Western sanctions have halved Syria's foreign exchange reserves from about $17 billion, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday after a meeting with about 60 nations aimed at coordinating measures against President Bashar al-Assad's government.
"Syria is selling its gold at rock bottom prices," said a Western diplomat[ic source]..."
They think they are going to survive. What always amazes me about these situations is that the person or power committing the atrocities, be it the Taliban, Syria, or Libya --- or Omar/bin Laden, al-Assad, or Ghaddafi --- actually expects to win. It just seems weird to me. What insanity.

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