Links: 2013-08-30

France ready for Syria strike without UK - FT.com
"“The chemical massacre in Damascus cannot remain unpunished. If not, it would risk an escalation that would trivialise the use of these weapons and would threaten other countries,” said Mr Hollande."
Summers Pick Fits Obama’s Preference for Beaten Path - Bloomberg
"Unless something truly unexpected shows up in the vetting process (a paid toast at Bashar al-Assad’s birthday party, for example) or the administration comes to believe Senate Democrats will revolt against a Summers nomination, he’s going to get the job."
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review & Rating | PCMag.com
"The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former ­intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and...


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