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Daybreak: On Syria, Where’s the Outrage?

Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news

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A funeral for a Coptic Christian victim of the violence.(-/AFP/Getty Images)

• Syria’s crackdown has now taken the form of house-to-house raids. [AP/WP]

• So why is the Western response nothing like what it was to the Libyan regime’s violent oppression? [WP]

• During lunch with a J Street delegation, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes U.S. aid still comes in and insisted Hamas will not share West Bank authority. [NYT]

• “By lifting the heavy hand of the Mubarak police state, the revolution unleashed long-suppressed sectarian animosities that have burst out with increasing ferocity.” Coptic Christians especially have been targeted. [NYT]

• Recently departed Mossad chief Meir Dagan called the notion of bombing Iranian reactors “the stupidest thing I have ever heard,” prompting rebukes from Defense Minister Barak and others. [Haaretz]

• The CUNY executive board will likely reverse the CUNY board of trustees and Tony Kushner will be offered an honorary doctorate. More at 10. [NYT]

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brynababy says:

Tony Kushner’s excessive hatred of Israel tells us a lot about this talented but unlikeable person.

tillkan says:

You do realize it is Israel that is pushing to keep the current Syrian regime for fear of something more hostile, don’t you? Maybe that is why the outrage isn’t being pushed by the usual blowhard humanitarian hawks.

George One says:

One: Syria has no oil.
Two: Western powers fear (with justification)that once the present regime is out and that the opposition leaders need no longer fear the authorities, the only organised opposition will be the fundamentalists – any Syria would risk something worse that Assad, a theocratic dictatorship.
Three: I know Christian Syrians who fear a sectarian bloodbath at the hands of Muslim fundamentalists if the present regime falls.


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