Posts Tagged: president assad
Russia’s resistance to refer Syria to the ICC runs counter to President Putin’s current campaign to be seen as the good guy focused on diplomatic solutions.
“Least horrible” may be a better way of putting it.
Both insist on viewing the chemical-weapons attack in black or white: mounted by either the Assad administration or the opposition.
Even if you believe that the Syrian government or military used chemical weapons, it’s unclear who gave the order, but it matters.
In dealing with the pretexts for war-making, not the real reasons, the Obama administration is underestimating the opposition.
If the Assad regime were toppled, the aftermath would likely be characterized by deprivation of services and revenge killings.
Many – from alternative news outlets to mainstream to governments – find the Obama administration’s justification for launching an attack on Syria full of holes.
As with Iraq, we’re casting due process aside in the rush to judgment.
Syrian President Assad invokes logic to deflect accusations of chemical-weapons use.
Syria President Assad seems intent on doing everything he can to alienate his allies and make us sympathetic to his often brutal opposition.