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ANALYSIS: No good options for U.S. in Syria (with video)
Jul 23rd, 2013 by Warren Swil

Outcome of military

intervention unpredictable;

inaction unacceptable

The UK is helping aid agencies working inside Syria by providing eight armoured cars, so they can more safely deliver aid in conflict areas. Photo credit: DFID – UK Department for International Development. Click image to enlarge.

AS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION weighs its options for military intervention in Syria, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are no good choices.
Three major newspapers – the Guardian, The Washington Post and the New York Times – this morning took three widely divergent approaches on the story, indicating the dilemmas facing U.S. Policy makers.
In “US military intervention in Syria would create ‘unintended consequences” the Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman provides the key issue: any intervention would be unpredictable, and none of the outcomes are likely to be good for the U.S., the Syrians or the world.
“General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, [told Senators] that once the US got involved militarily in the Syrian civil war, which the UN estimates to have killed about 93,000 people, ‘deeper involvement is hard to avoid’,” Ackerman wrote.
Watch video below the fold.


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The world famous Huntington: up close and personal

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART GALLERY AND GARDENS ARE WORLD RENOWNED Whatever else you might miss on a visit to Southern California, this world renowned complex is a must-see. It is a short ride downhill on my bicycle from my home.
Get up close and personal here.


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Economic woes in Greece worse than most are aware

GREEKS WANT TO SOLVE PROBLEMS ON THEIR OWN
The economic crisis in Greece has hit the country way worse than most outsiders are aware.
But with the steady income from tourists, Greece might again be ready to stand on its feet sooner than expected.
Get an inside look from In the (K)now correspondent Alex Ghawi, reporting from Athens.


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Tahir Square calm but tense on day of protest

TAHRIR SQUARE CALM BUT LOCKED DOWN BY MILITARY
As soon as we got close to Tahrir Square, the roads started to get blocked and military personnel began to appear.
I was told, seriously, that I might get arrested for spying if I took photos of the military personnel. About 20 armored personnel carriers (APCs) with machine gunners on top surrounded us. Yikes!
Alex Ghawi reports from Cairo.


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Correspondent reports on events in Egypt

EGYPTIANS WANT HELP IN THE FORM OF JOBS
The people of Egypt need help ¬– in the form of visitors for their tourism industry – writes In the (K)now special correspondent Alex Ghawi from Cairo.
“The majority of these people literally don’t have a job,” he wrote.
Get the details of his eyewitness account here.


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