Some long, grim reads that recently popped up in the twitter feed:
A roundtable on Tibetan self-immolation, which, after a hiatus, has now reached Lhasa from Tibetan parts of China.
Children of jihad, agency and the state of counter terrorism.
In re Syria: How mass atrocities end: an evidence based counter-narrative.
The information in this article has been available for a while in a piecemeal sort of way. Here it is presented as part of Obama’s election package: the wise, careful, judicious man who signs the death-from-the-sky warrants. The thing is, it’s all in the open now: the old idea of plausible deniability at least acknowledged implicitly that there was a moral issue involved. Now it’s a choice between the Democratic Lucky Luciano, who signs off the deaths thoughtfully, and some presumed Republican Al Capone, who just whacks guys on impulse. And who may actually win in November.