|Spanish Civil War Medal awarded to the International Brigades (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
So now the big story of the week is a handful --- 140 at last count --- American citizens fighting on one side or another in Syria. It happened in much larger numbers during the Spanish Civil War, when there was a Lincoln Brigade in action on the republican side. Is 140 a "disturbing amount of western support"? I hardly think so. Let me dare to suggest that these young men are no loss to our city streets. Let them go and be violent in Syria, says I. We have much, much bigger issues to deal with than this latest media distraction.