Posts Tagged: Syria
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
As we contemplate sending weapons to “vetted” Syrian rebels, our recent involvements in the Mideast remind us how risky that is.
ISIS is intent on forming its own state, but it may turn to international terrorism next.
Seymour Hersh was called everything from a propagandist to a fascist, all by one critic — who’s not even a hard-right wingnut.
The likely perpetrators of the Ghouta sarin attack, Al Nusra, failed to generate the results it sought.
Don’t underestimate Syrian rebel know-how: they may have made the rockets used to launch chemical weapons at Ghouta.
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.
Once again, R2P — responsibility to protect — is being used as a pretext for attacking Syria.
The neoconservatives and liberal interventionists were discredited long ago, but the United States still has an obligation to help solve the Syrian crisis.