Tales of ostensibly noble efforts to avert catastrophic human suffering have sanitized the complicity of U.S. policy.
Phyllis Bennis debates war-by-proxy in Syria, neocolonialism in the Middle East, and the global war on terror.
Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security?
The United States is in no position to take leadership in response to any use of such weaponry by Syria
The Syrian government and the opposition trade accusations about using chemical weapons and propagandizing the attacks.
Is Syria just another proxy war?
Syrian President Assad has demonstrated no interest in winning over his people.
The Arab Awakening has made short work of Hamas’ longstanding alliance with Bashar al-Assad.
Although Hezbollah has been a strong ally of Bashar al-Assad, there are signs the Lebanese group is preparing for a future without him.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
The radicalization and internationalization of Syria’s armed opposition have exacerbated the fears of Turkey’s minority communities.
His image isn’t bolstered by the latest rash of defections, but President Assad cares little about Western perceptions.
Regarding Iran, the State Department made odd allusions to facts about the crisis of which nobody else in the administration seems to be aware.
Like Soviet Russia, Syria also has chemical weapons and suspected biological weapons programs.
The Turkish F-4 that Syria shot down was testing Syria’s radar.