My top twelve blogs – last week

I thought that it would be interesting to share my top twelve blogs for last weeks (ranked by highest number of hits first):

  1. Syria – Hit him hard – Economist lead: An alternative view – John Gelmini
  2. Syria – Hit him hard – Economist lead
  3. Malaysia travel: What to do in the Cameron Highlands | CNN Travel
  4. Teachers in England to strike over pay and pensions | Education | theguardian.com
  5. Self-serving posturing over Syria Posted by Melanie Phillips
  6. How to Outsource UK State Schools effectively
  7. The wisdom of the Chinese view on Western intervention in Syria – John Gelmini
  8. Some thoughts on the UK, Empire and geopolitical reality – John Gelmini
  9. Half of high street retailers in danger of closing down – Telegraph
  10. Syria, the “red line”  and morality: Some wider reflections – John Gelmini
  11. Poor white children fall further behind: Benefits culture is blamed for failures at school | Mail Online
  12. Britain’s borders in chaos: How terrorist warning system doesn’t work, millions of passengers go unchecked and staff are too frightened to blow the whistle | Mail Online
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Self-serving posturing over Syria Posted by Melanie Phillips

English: US President Barack Obama and British...

English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Open this link for an excellent article by Melanie Phillips on the weakness of the Western military intervention in Syria, in response to the widespread use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against the rebels in Syria. This is an EXCELLENT MUST READ article, in my view.

This is one of the best analyses that I have seen on this emerging crisis, focusing on the flawed judgment of UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and naivety of US President, Barack Obama. The article correctly focuses on Iran being the overall strategic threat and questions the wisdom of the tactical intervention in Syria.

Personally, I can empathize strongly with this viewpoint. I worry about the judgement and leadership of both David Cameron and Barrack Obama.

Any thoughts?

 

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