2. For a nice case of the warm and fuzzies read the comments under this report of Buddhists retaliating against Muslims in Burma. The story was posted here yesterday but now the comments are accruing and one can see how attitudes are changing.
4. Richard has sent in a number of links that appear to represent what is likely the Casus Belli for US direct action in Syria. I will paste them all below the fold. I have not read them yet myself but post them as they are likely of interest in any case.
Looks like Obama has found his reason to get the US involved in Syria.
which side attacked them?