Quick scan

US Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman are calling on the US president to supply arms to Syrian opposition groups, but Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has rejected any foreign intervention in Syria. In Cuba, Pope Benedict has called for ‘authentic freedom’, and has also denounced the American economic embargo. Peter Beinart publishes an excerpt from his book The crisis of Zionism on Salon.com,  and Scott McConnell reviews it for the American Conservative. On CounterPunch David Smith-Ferri writes about the peace movement among Afghani youth.

About David Gerald Fincham

Retired academic scientist.
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