Posts Tagged: president assad
Russian success in Syria may have a trickle-down effect on its other ventures such as Ukraine.
Washington has been focused on deposing Syrian President Assad to secure oil fields and pipeline corridors for Western oil companies.
The Islamic State’s atrocities provide cover for the almost equally brutal Jabhat al-Nusra to operate.
Who’s more credible: Seymour Hersh or Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan?
Like the Pakistan military and ISI, Syrian President Assad may be aiding jihadists who operate on his own soil.
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.