As the Obama administration ramps up airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria in order to protect the small number of US-trained rebels, activist are arguing that that White House hasn’t looked for better options and is using faulty logic to justify the airstrike. Anya Parampil is joined by IPS’s Phyllis Bennis for perspective on what the White House is ignoring in this fight. Watch below:

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies. 

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