Monday, November 16, 2015

Interesting how you failed to acknowledge any of Obama's faults in that. Like the fact he armed alQaeda and ISIS in Syria, or the fact more US soldiers have died on Obama's watch than Bush's. Our how he recently bombed a hospital. If you are going to give history, don't be biased about it. Obama is just as much a hawk as Bush.

Cynthia Tamburro
Cynthia Tamburro Actually Clinton ignored the warning signs and it was Clinton that took money from the military to balance the budget, obama was told to leave troops and it was too early to bring them home. If he did we would have exactly what we have now going on! Obama also traded 5 known terrorist for a deserter so obama is right there with them all !
Zaki al-Arsuzi, the politician who influenced Ba'athist thought. After the Ba'ath Party splintered, he became the chief ideologist of the Syrian-dominated Ba'ath Party.The closest they ever came to being members of the same organization was in 1939, when those three together with Michel Quzman, Shakir al-As and Ilyas Qandalaft, tried to establish a party. The reason being that Arsuzi personally disliked Aflaq, and Aflaq seemed to have reciprocated the feeling.

Arsuzi formed the Arab Ba'ath Party in 1940 and his views influenced Aflaq who, alongside junior partner Salah al-Din al-Bitar, founded the Arab Ihya Movement in 1940 that later renamed itself the Arab Ba'ath Movement in 1943. Arsuzi was an Arab from Alexandretta who had been associated with Arab nationalist politics during the interwar period. He was inspired by the French Revolution, the German and Italian unification movements, and the Japanese economic "miracle". His views were influenced by a number of prominent European philosophical and political figures, among them Georg Hegel, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Oswald Spengler.When Arsuzi left the LNA party in 1939 after its popular leader died and the party had fallen into disarray, he founded the short-lived Arab National Party in 1939 and dissolved it later that year. On 29 November 1940, Arsuzi founded the Arab Ba'ath Party.[2] A significant conflict and turning point in the development of Ba'athism occurred when Arsuzi's and Aflaq's movements sparred over the issue of the 1941 coup d'etat by Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and the subsequent AngloIraqi War.Michel Aflaq, the founder of Ba'athist thought. After the Ba'ath Party splintered, he became the chief ideologist for the Iraqi-dominated Ba'ath Party.For a people as spiritual as the Arabs, the working class was just a group, albeit the most important group, in a much larger movement to free the Arab nation. Unlike Karl Marx, Aflaq was uncertain what place the working class had in history. Aflaq, in contrast to Marx, believed in nationalism, and believed that in the Arab world all classes, and not just the working class, were working against "capitalist domination of the foreign powers"Salah Jadid (pictured) is commonly considered to be the first neo-Ba'athist leaderThe key party document Some Theoretical Propositions states that "Socialism is the true goal of Arab unity... Arab unity is the obligatory basis for constructing a socialist society." In short, pan-Arabism became the means to reach the end; economic and social transformation. John F. Devlin agrees on the matter, and states that "The Ba'ath Party, which started with unity as its overwhelming top priority, which was prepared to work within a variety of Middle Eastern political systems, which wanted social justice in society, had pretty much disappeared by the early 1960s. Saddam (right) talking with Michel Aflaq (left) in 1988.An argument against Aflaq's fascist credentials is that he was an active member of the Syrian–Lebanese Communist Party, he participated in the activities of the French Communist Party during his stay in France,[58] and that he was influenced by some of the ideas of Karl Marx.[28]