74, given the strong ties between the Kissingers and the Clintons, I’d bet they had plenty to do with it. And the fact that it happened with zero comment from the White House suggests Obama also knew about it and had no problem with it. Frankly, I think Russia is probably doing more to AVOID WWIII than anyone else (and it pains me greatly to say that!). They’re the only ones keeping another “Arab Spring” plunge into complete chaos from happening. If Assad suddenly leaves, Libya = Syria = Libya, except the geography is far more serious. If you didn’t read the full Mother Jones article, or even the quote above, it may change your opinion. As you said in another thread, “There are no coincidences in politics.” Amen.