Wave of violence continues as Syria inches closer to civil war


This is the second repost (there is some interesting stuff on this blog!) An area of constant concern to myself, the Middle East continues to be inflames – and might literally be in the next few years if things continue. I’ve placed a post about the possibility of nuclear conflict on my own blog a while back. With the growing possibility of a confrontation between Israel and Iran, this could become a reality.

The Extinction Protocol

November 19, 2011DAMASCUSU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday Syria could slide into civil war but she did not foresee the global community intervening in the same way it did in Libya. “I think there could be a civil war with a very determined and well-armed and eventually well-financed opposition that is, if not directed by, certainly influenced by defectors from the army,” Clinton told NBC news in an interview in Indonesia, where she was attending a regional summit. “We’re already seeing that, something that we hate to see because we are in favor of a peaceful protest and a nonviolent opposition,” she said. Clinton said, however, that she saw no prospect for the kind of coordinated international intervention that occurred in Libya, where a NATO-led coalition won a U.N. mandate to mount air strikes in support of rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi. “There is…

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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