THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.Good on Rand Paul for pointing out that the US government is going to lend aid and comfort to men who shell nuns and orphans.
Al-Qaida-linked rebels have launched an assault on a regime-held Christian village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus _ part of a brutal battle of attrition each side believes it can win despite more than two years of deadlock.
As the world focused on possible U.S. military action against Syria, rebels commandeered a mountaintop hotel in the village of Maaloula and shelled the community below Wednesday, said a nun, speaking by phone from a convent in the village. She spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The one constant in American foreign policy
...is that Middle Eastern Christians are going to get massacred.