On Saturday, runners were passing through Chicago in an endurance race that spans from coast to coast.
richard: Talk if that's what they want but times are changing and many factors are coming into play. Factors such as (1) Who wants to put their BOOTS (in actuality lives and LIMBS of their young men) on-the-ground to depose Assad? (2) OIl-price drop meaning less money for procuring the usual tens of BILLIONS of US weapons and influence peddling (a certain US foundation suddenly comes to mind, does it not? (3) a #$%$ Army of at least a quarter men have been sent to defend Iraq, SYRIA and Yemen (4) Just yesterday China Iran Russia and, you wouldn't have believed it before, India have pledged support for Assad to remain in power in Syria.