Posts Tagged: Syria
The Islamic State has two advantages over the chaotic violence of Iraq and the murderous Assad regime in Syria: services and justice.
The building destroyed in a 2007 Israeli raid most likely wasn’t a nascent nuclear weapons program begun by Syrian President Assad.
In the past, the Islamic State’s uber-violent videos may have been part of a recruiting scheme, but their purpose has become more focused.
Recent research reveals that retribution is a natural consequence of a moral code, but the Islamic State is breaking all the rules.
Don’t be surprised to find the Islamic State in the UN one day.
The head of a Syrian exile group called Assad’s warplanes “an air force for ISIS.”
Not exactly, but the U.S. is using great discretion because of the propaganda value to the Islamic State when air strikes kill civilians.
Washington may still be wedded to thinking of the Islamic State as a second-rate threat that only needs tactics, not a strategy, to defeat it.
Intervention may not be the answer, but the damage that the Islamic State wreaks on the regions it rules requires immediate action.
The Islamic State is less a product of Islamist extremism than the legacy of Saddam Hussein.