Brian McLane

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February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

Marie Catherine Colvin was an American journalist who worked for the British newspaper The Sunday Times. People who love freedom everywhere should be grateful for people who display that kind of bravery. I certainly don’t have it in me. She was killed while covering the siege of Homs in by the Syrian Army who targeted her position and blew her away to keep her from reporting what she was seeing. And that may be the straw that breaks the proverbial Syrian Camel’s back.

War is a dirty business and no one wants to send their loved ones, neighbors and resources to yet another foreign land. But that’s the hand that we’be been dealt. The events that started with a simple Tunisian fruit vendor have become a period in history by which great men will be measured and evildoers assessed.

It’s Time to stop beating around the bush. The United States and Israel have wanted Regime Change in Syria forever, since the first Assad. One would think, would have hoped, that his sin, educated in New York of all places (Columbia), would have gradually brought a out modern and civilized change.

But the truth is that the vicious junta that runs Syria who’s had its ass kicked repeatedly ny Israel had still not learned its lesson.

President Obama, who has proven he is a competent war time President, needs to act to protect human rights, the weak, the suffering and children – immediately.

These are bullies, cowards and liars who, as was the case in Libya, are sick enough to go violently to their graves rather than sit peacefully at a negotiation table. Any regime that is threatened by the power of the journalistic voice and pen is not legitimate.

We have to listen to John McCain on this one. How can support the cause of freedom in some parts of the world but ignore it in others.

This is an historic moment and opportunity. It is upon us and we as Americans need to step up and urge our leaders to support the rebels who are sacrificing everything they including their children, their homes and their livelihoods have for a chance at what we in the west fought for and won over 200 years ago.

Here is Marie Colvin’s Last Report.

Time To Act In Syria

Click to see Marie Colvin's Final Report

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