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The American System

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September 21, 2016

September 22, 2016

CEASEFIRE IN SYRIA CAN STILL BE REVIVED AS KERRY WARNS OF “SPOILERS” OPPOSED TO TRUCE, MAKES POWERFUL CALL IN UN SECURITY COUNCIL “TO ENTIRE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO GET BEHIND THE BEST CHANCE WE HAVE TO REDUCE THE VIOLENCE, TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, AND TO OPEN UP THE SPACE FOR NEGOTIATIONS”; RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV MAKES CONSTRUCTIVE PROPOSAL FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF ALEPPO AID CONVOY INCIDENT; PRESS HYPE ABOUT ACRIMONIOUS DIPLOMATIC CLASHES IS OVERBLOWN; KERRY AND LAVROV SCHEDULE MEETING AT UN ON THURSDAY;

ANALYSIS CONFIRMS YESTERDAY’S RUSSIAN FINDING THAT AID TRUCKS WERE NOT BOMBED BY WARPLANES, BUT LIKELY HIT BY TYPICAL REBEL WEAPONS LIKE RPGs, MORTARS, OR GRENADE LAUNCHERS; CUI BONO REVIEW POINTS TO “FREE SYRIAN ARMY” AND ITS ILK AS PERPETRATORS, POSSIBLY ABETTED BY US SPOILER FACTION;

GOP REFUSAL TO VOTE $1.9 BILLION FOR ZIKA IS CRIPPLING ENTIRE US PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORT AS NEW FISCAL YEAR APPROACHES ON OCTOBER 1; FLORIDA IS GROUND ZERO;

NBC-WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL SHOWS CLINTON LEADING TRUMP BY 6 POINTS, 43% TO 37%, IN FOUR-WAY RACE; ONLY 8% RATE HER HEALTH AS BIG ISSUE, SHOWING FAILURE OF ALT-RIGHT HYSTERIA