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Washington Didn't Do It but Congratulates Itself Anyway

From the self-congratulatory year-end summing up of "how the United States has helped change the world for the better". By John Psaki or whatever the US State Department's spokeshumanoid-of-the-moment is named.

There are times when comment is neither necessary nor possible.

This is one of them.


Bringing Peace, Security to Syria. #2015in5words

Syria: The conflict in Syria has continued to unfold in tragic ways over the course of 2015. From the humanitarian crisis endured by refugees fleeing violence, to the reprehensible human rights violations and violence carried out by the Asad regime, the Syrian people have borne a heavy load. The United States and many members of the international community have stepped up to aid the Syrian people during their time of need – the United States has led the world in humanitarian aid contributions since the crisis began in 2011. Led by Secretary Kerry, the United States also continues to push for a political transition in Syria, and under his stewardship, in December, the UN Security Council passed a U.S.-sponsored resolution that puts forward a roadmap that will facilitate a transition within Syria to a credible, inclusive, nonsectarian government that is responsive to the needs of the Syrian people. (More about Syria on DipNote)


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