Posts Tagged: syria chemical weapons
“Least horrible” may be a better way of putting it.
The framing of the Obama administration’s arguments has been contradictory and even bizarre.
Well, not within, but without: U.S. senators are drawing up a plan as an alternative to military strikes.
President Obama seems torn between standing down and going ahead with a military strike.
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.
Kicking a leg out from under the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah tripod could also undermine Iran President Rouhani’s diplomatic initiatives.
In dealing with the pretexts for war-making, not the real reasons, the Obama administration is underestimating the opposition.
It’s frightening how ready and willing President Obama is to operate outside of global legal frameworks.
How Syrian President Assad might read the U.S.: Ditch the chemical weapons and you can carry on with the carnage.