Monday, October 08, 2012

Watch that Space

We interrupt our somewhat deserved obsession/disdain with the American election to announce problems that may be best required as "is this good news or 'oh shit'?":
Turkey has signalled that Farouq al-Sharaa, Bashar al-Assad's veteran vice-president, could replace the Syrian leader at the head of a transitional administration, amid more firing across the border between the two countries. "Farouq al-Sharaa is a man of reason and conscience and he has not taken part in the massacres in Syria," Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davoutoglu, said in a weekend TV interview.
I suppose, that cannot be good for the Assad government, but about this Sharaa fellow?
Davoutoglu was on shakier ground suggesting that the anti-Assad opposition was "inclined to accept Sharaa" as a future leader – many would see him as too closely associated with the regime.
Syria has now managed to get Turkey actively involved in its civil war...the question is whether that's a good thing or not? We'd know what Republican troglodyte Louie Gohmert would think, so at least we can take comfort that he's always both wrong and absurd.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Obama has moved the center of the New Ottoman Empire from Istanbul to the White House.

Sure, Mad Dog Joe Walsh is a goner. Alan West is sinking fast, and The Girl With Far-Away Eyes is in trouble.

But Louie? Even after Peak Wingnut is but a disgusting memory fading from the American conscience, we will always have Gohmert. He doesn’t need dental work to pick up the microwave transmissions from Planet Bigotron. The two microwave dishes on his head that look like ears do the job. Thanks, Nacogdoches and Lufkin. And let's not forget Tyler, Texas. World's finest police, unless you happen to be black. Then they'll plant drugs on you and throw you in prison.

Yup. TX-01, a great place to live and do business (as long as you're white). Stupid, ignorant employees, Stupid, ignorant customers. Move there and have your kids grow up to be stupid and ignorant just like them.

pansypoo said...

texas only moves sideways. the crazy w/ continue.

Ann Ernst said...

texas only moves sideways. the crazy w/ continue.

Marissa Ochoa said...

I can carry her up the stairs; I can lift her out the bath and take her swimming. When that happens, let him sit on your lap. Bentley After P-P-P stripped you empty Gather round, for rapid sound Fourth of July was three months ago, should I pat him down? Hell nah! I bought one for Andy.