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Top diplomats reject military option as solution for Syria crisis

Press TV The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey reaffirm their commitment to a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Zarif further said the final objective is the reduction of war damage in Syria so that the government and the opposition can get closer to a peaceful settlement. Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, for his part said ussia, Turkey and Iran have agreed that the Syria peace process must continue despite western missile strikes adding that the three countries will resist all attempts to undermine the process. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavush-oglu also denounced any military solution to the…


Mark Siljander: A Gandhi for our time?

Broadcast Saturday, Feb. 22nd 10-11 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on, archived here. Note: subscribers can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast – and also get free downloads! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of and go to the “Private Blog” to get early access to the shows.  Former right-wing American congressman Mark Siljander (R-MI) is following in the footsteps of Gandhi. Siljander, who prefers the term “follower of Jesus” to “Christian,” has been reaching out with extraordinary success to establish friendly relations with the Muslim world on the basis…