U.S. Plans to Evict Syrian President and Dissolve Parliament because Democracy

This is so brazen even I am surprised. AP reports, “US sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017.” The Obama administration has a vision for Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s departure. Even if it works, the president won’t be around to see the plan through. An internal U.S. timeline for a best-case Syrian political transition, obtained by The Associated Press, sets a date of March 2017 for Assad to “relinquish” his position as president and for his “inner circle” to depart. That is two months after Read more […]

Petraeus Blames Russia for U.S.-Caused Instability in Syria

Everyone knows the United States is actively causing unrest in Syria, but Petraeus blames Russia and the media treats his claims as credible. David Petraeus was allegedly criticizing the U.S. “implicitly” but only for not following his own insane agenda. According to CNN, One of America’s top former generals compared the situation in Syria Tuesday to a historic nuclear disaster, implicitly criticizing the U.S. for allowing it to worsen, and accused Russia’s President of trying to re-establish Read more […]

Mega-Arrogance: Barack Obama Warns Vladimir Putin against Arming Syria’s Government

When Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin against arming Bashar al-Assad, does he realize how hypocritical he is being? When I read this story the shameless hypocrisy and arrogance left me breathless. I can’t decide if Barack Obama is being openly cynical, saying garbage that he knows everyone recognizes as garbage, or if he has convinced himself that he has any standing to warn anyone about arming anyone. How can anyone read this Associated Press headline and not laugh?—“ Obama warns Russia Read more […]

The Proxy Fight Against ISIS is Collapsing

Arming groups to fight against ISIS can easily backfire. The Daily Beast reported yesterday, “Exclusive: Key Rebels Ready to Quit U.S. Fight Vs. ISIS.” A centerpiece of the U.S. war plan against ISIS is in danger of collapsing. A key rebel commander and his men are ready to pull out in frustration of the U.S. program to train a rebel army to beat back the terror group in Syria, The Daily Beast has learned. The news comes as ISIS is marching on the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest Read more […]

Barack Obama’s Needless War Puts Americans at Risk

Obama’s Needless War Against The Islamic State Puts Americans At Risk: Washington Should Let ISIL’s Neighbors Defeat The Caliphate-Wannabe President Barack Obama is channeling George W. Bush.  The former has assembled a grand coalition to fight a new Middle Eastern war.  Only President Obama acted without legal authority and stuck the U.S. with most of the work.  Why is Washington involved at all? The Islamic State is evil, but the organization’s raison d’etre is establishing a Middle Read more […]

David Frum Turns Anti-War & Hell Is Ready for Ice-Skaters

David Frum has been horribly pro-war for a long time, though Matt Welch at Reason points out that he did apologize for his role in beating the drums for the Iraq invasion. But it is bizarre that Frum is now playing the Rand Paul role while Rand Paul himself has sided with war, only asking that Congress get to approve Barack Obama’s plan (which, of course, Obama will probably not allow; too Constitutional). Frum is completely against “going back to Iraq.” The top foreign-policy priority Read more […]

Did Jennifer Rubin Just Demand That Rand Paul Let the Feds Assassinate American Citizens on American Soil?

Demonstrating that the Federal Government will reward people who rationalize its practice of cold-blooded murder, one of those regime court prophets is about to receive judicial power and a tax-fed income guarantee. From AntiWar.com: In a 52-43 vote, the Senate today gave preliminary approval to David Barron, author of the notorious Barron Memo, getting a seat in the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals. The Barron Memo is a highly secret memo frequently cited by the Obama Administration as a legal Read more […]

Robert Gates Says Assad Is Winning; Christian Conservatives Say “Good!”

Hot Air quotes the ever-hawkish National Review: The Obama administration’s handling of the situation in Syria “one of the sad stories of the president’s foreign policy,” according to former secretary of defense Robert Gates. “I think last fall was a real low point where we went in the space of a week from saying ‘Assad must go’ to ‘Assad must stay’ in order to fulfill the agreement sponsored by Putin to get rid of the chemical weapons that Assad had used against his own people,” Read more […]

President Barack Obama Would Rather Break His Promise & Cover Up Genocide to Get Support for Atrocities in Syria

This is just another example of how meaningless are Barack Obama’s promises. I noticed this story because the Heritage Foundation blog recommended a segment by CNN’s Jake Tapper. Here it is. The nationalist Young Turks initiated the Armenian genocide of 1915, a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire that included massacres and mass deportations. The government of Turkey, which emerged after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in 1922, has maintained a policy Read more […]

Assad Is So Bad That The US Is Afraid He Would Win Re-Election In Syria?

Daniel McAdam’s makes a great observation at the Lew Rockwell blog. He points to a recent interview with “Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, which appeared in the respected Lebanese Daily Star newspaper.” Roknabadi told the Daily Star that the Iranian government had been under pressure to convince Syrian president Bashar al-Assad not to run again for president. As Syria’s only regional ally, Iran presumably has a good deal of influence with the Assad government. Ambassador Read more […]

That Sarin Story We Were Told As An Excuse To Kill Syrians

Remember not so very long ago when the President was itching to attack Syria? You’d have thought the world was going to end if we didn’t take military action, immediately! Whatever happened to that massive threat? Is Syria still there? From the London Review of Books: Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, Read more […]

Mainstream Media Mute Over Largest Syrian Massacre Of Christians

This is covered in Human Events; it should be headline news everywhere. The massacre took place in Sadad, an ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian habitation, so old as to be mentioned in the Old Testament.  Most of the region’s inhabitants are poor, as Sadad is situated in the remote desert between Homs and Damascus (desert regions, till now, apparently the only places Syria’s Christians could feel secure; 600 Christian families had earlier fled there for sanctuary from the jihad, only to be followed Read more […]