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Baathism: An Obituary / The End Of An Ideology | The New Republic

IT IS CHEERING to reflect that, when Bashar Al Assad’s government finally collapses in Syria, the governing ideology known as Baathism will likewise undergo a massive setback—though whether Baathism will fade away without a trace is something we can doubt. Baathism is one of the last of the grandiose revolutionary ideologies of the mid-twentieth century—an ideology like communism and fascism in Europe (both of which exercised a large influence on Baathist thinking), except in an Arab version suitable for the age of decolonization. Its champions came to power not only in Syria but in Iraq, in both cases in the 1960s; and the consequences were not of the sort that leave people unchanged.

via Baathism: An Obituary / The End Of An Ideology | The New Republic.

Hat tip to: @socialtrinity for directing me to this.

Last SEVEN remaining Jews in Baghdad are named by WikiLeaks… leaving their lives in danger | Mail Online

Julian Assange is one arrogant SOB (as are the others at Wikileaks), having taken it upon themselves to reveal sensitive information as part of their self-appointed crusade, believing that they somehow had sufficient knowledge and right to endanger the lives of others and usurp the authority of officials elected and appointed by elected officials of multiple democratic governments. Answerable to no one, elected by no one, granted authority by no one, they decide to share everything they get their hands on, and now a tiny minority is under threat because of their actions. I agree with one of the commenters, if anything happens to these folks, Assange and his proteges ought to be charge at least with incitement, if not as accomplices to murder.

The seven remaining Jews in Baghdad have been named by WikiLeaks, leaving them in danger of persecution, according to the city’s Anglican vicar.

Their lives are now in immediate danger, according to Canon Andrew White, and they’ve been advised to hide their religion.

Canon White said Baghdad’s Anglican Church is trying to protect them, as they fear extremists might try to kill them if they’re identified.

Read it all via Last SEVEN remaining Jews in Baghdad are named by WikiLeaks… leaving their lives in danger | Mail Online.

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