The World has been witness to the inhumanity that is going on in Syria right now. As our team finished off the latest review available on our Twitter Feed @ordinaryfaces, we wanted to give voice to the plight of all those who have been trapped--especially as Syrian Regime Forces have begun shelling Aleppo again as we went to press courtesy of the Observers at +FRANCE 24. As we remember such valiant souls, this statement underscored the true predicament in Syria now: ".. "This (victory) was achieved through excessive reliance on regional supporters, the destruction of the country, the tearing of its social fabric, and a long-term generational crisis of unparalleled trauma. Nobody can claim victory after all of this."--We could not agree more.
It is also of interest that Rick Perry, the Former Governor of Texas, has been named to lead the Energy Department. Mr. Trump noted that, "...."As the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry created created a business climate that produced millions of new jobs and lower energy prices in his state, and he will bring that same approach to our entire country as Secretary of Energy,..". It is in line with Mr. Trump's apparent view that Government can and should be run like a business. It is also of note that Mr. Trump had scheduled a December 15, 2016 conference to discuss disengaging from his business which has been postponed--in the meantime, the Office of Government Ethics came out and noted that Mr. Trump's plans falls short.The fact that Condi Rice, James Baker and Bob Gates are recommending Tillerson carries considerable weight. I look forward to the hearings.— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 13, 2016
One thing we agree with that was noted in a recent column in +Econsultancy as trends for 2017 was discussed: "...Not many people will be sad to see the back of 2016...."