Category Archives: Syria

Trump announces launch of ‘precision strikes’ on Syria

Bulletin from the Boston Globe President Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian … Continue reading

Posted in Chemical weapons, Syria

Baathism caused the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Robert D. Kaplan, (c) 2018, Foreign Policy, in the Chicago Tribune The United States intervened militarily in Iraq in 2003, 15 years ago this month, and the result was war and chaos. But the United States did not intervene in … Continue reading

Posted in Baathism, Controversial, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Syria

Obama is doing what he does: the grubby political stuff

by Ken Feltman Pundits of all sizes, shapes and pre-conceived opinions are shifting into high gear to analyze President Obama and his handling of the Syrian chemical weapons mess. Prevailing world punditry holds that President Putin of Russia out-foxed Obama. … Continue reading

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The Lonely Answer: Syria is for Realists

By Ken Feltman I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line. -President Barack Obama    Yes, President Obama once again decided to vote “present” instead of making a decision. This is but the latest in a … Continue reading

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