Posts Tagged: Syria
The standards the U.S. purportedly used to prevent civilian deaths from drone strikes have been relaxed for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
Iran is the linchpin of security in the Middle East.
Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.
But a state other than the United States might be a better choice to assume operational leadership.
Contradictory U.S. policies, as with Al Qaeda a generation ago, have aided and abetted the development of the Islamic State.
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.