— just saw it on local magazine stand….horrified by this week’s front cover of The Economist. Assad’s face with ‘HIT HIM HARD’ overlay in bold font. Reminds me of ECONOMIST’S clear prowar stance on Iraq up to the IRAQ occupation and destabilization. Rothschild controlling interest and use of Board seats on both The Economist and Financial Times of London. Chase’s John Mickeltwaite (sp?) at helm for The Economist Group. Machavellian and incestous … ties that bind.