May 22, 2014

Arming Syria's Rebels: The Time Has Come

Jonathan Stevenson, New York Times

The Associated Press

Arming a moderate force will give the U.S. a critical advantage.

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May 20, 2014
How We Can Save Syria's Chlorine Victims
David Owen, Daily Telegraph
It was the use of chemical weapons in Syria – in the shape of a horrendous attack in the suburbs of Damascus in the summer of 2013 – that first stirred the world to action. Under a Russian/American deal, reached with... more ››
It’s an odd sort of president who demands credit for selling a humanitarian catastrophe to two countries committed to furthering it. Yet that’s the sort of president the United States has got. more ››
May 21, 2014
The Jihadist State of Iraq and Syria
Ollivant & Fishman, War on the Rocks
Out of the crucible of the Syrian civil war and the discontent in Iraq’s Sunni regions, something new is emerging. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is no longer a state in name only.* It is a physical, if... more ››
May 22, 2014
Obama's Sickening Syria Hypocrisy
Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic
Whereas “none of the tragedies that we see today may rise to the full horror of the Holocaust, they demand our attention, that we not turn away, that we choose empathy over indifference, and that our empathy leads to... more ››