February 24, 2012

Syrian Intervention a Moral Imperative

Kanan Makiya, The New Republic

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Washington is right to be chastened after its scathing experience in Iraq this past decade. But it also ought to be motivated by that earlier disaster in Iraq, in which so many innocent Iraqis perished while the United States stood by and watched. Syria in 2012 is another Iraq of 1991 just waiting to happen. No one can say he did not know.

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February 18, 2012
West Can Do More to Aid Syrian Opposition
Washington Post
IT’S BEEN MORE than six months since President Obama called for the end of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Yet as Mr. Assad’s forces escalated their assaults on Syrian cities last week,... more ››
February 18, 2012
Inside Free Syria
Jonathan Spyer, Weekly Standard
The mountains outside Antakya were wrapped in black clouds the day we crossed the border from Turkey into Syria. The smugglers said this was a good sign as the Syrian Army patrols don’t care for rain and mud, and would tend... more ››
February 19, 2012
Syria's Christians Will Suffer After Assad
David Warren, Ottawa Citizen
When the Assad regime falls, it will be open season on them, on the Alawites, and all the other minorities. Granted, Assad is a monster who has earned an ugly fate. But at what expense should we indulge the fleeting... more ››
February 19, 2012
Syria Crisis Making Odd Bedfellows for West
Peter Oborne, The Telegraph
David Cameron and William Hague are at risk of over-simplifying a dangerous and complex situation. more ››