“I have another confession about why, as a supporter of removing Saddam Hussein, I did not favor either the Libyan bombing or the proposed Syria intervention. In short, I have no confidence in those now calling for intervention to be there should things not go as planned. More have been killed in Afghanistan during Obama’s 52 months than during Bush’s nearly seven years. Announcing simultaneous surges and withdrawal dates is not wise. After all the blood and treasure spent in Iraq, not leaving a tiny monitoring force was shortsighted. An administration that not only lied about Benghazi but knew it was lying does not inspire confidence, especially in its amoral calculus in promoting a pre-election narrative of a weakened al-Qaeda after the killing of bin Laden and a reforming Libya after the removal of Gaddafi over the interest of truth and the safety of our own in Benghazi.”
Works and Days » Count Me Out on Syria.
- Highly rated air defense, assuming a no-fly zone
- Who would we be helping? Not secular Muslims
- Risk of greater damage, assuming chemical weapon use is real
Stay Out of Syria – Steve Chapman – Page full.
Not a GD thing.
Hi, I’m Hillary. I’m too tired to do anything to help the Syrian people. I don’t care, either.
Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad’s order – World News.
From the sound of the repeated chants of “Allahu Akbar” it would seem Mr. Tice is in big trouble.
Not a word from our beloved media about this.
Austin Tice in Syria: Video shows Houston reporter alive but held captive | Mail Online.
You cannot spread the blanket of freedom over a burning fire. Only a civil society can accept democracy and republican form of government.
Pray for the Syrians. Like so much of the Middle East, when they lose their leader whether on his own or by the sword, they could be in serious trouble. A deposed dictator can be worse than an intact dictator.
Tobacco café in Syrian refugee camp offers a break from war – Rough Cuts – YouTube.
I’m thinking another burned embassy, and more Americans at risk.
Al Qaeda leader urges support for ousting Syria’s Assad | Reuters.
“The conflict is increasingly becoming a regional issue as it spills over Syria’s borders. There have also been cross-border kidnapping incidents this week between Shia families in Lebanon and Sunni rebels in Syria. While both parties appear to want to downplay the significance of these events– telling the press they are a tribal dispute– they are likely a harbinger of things to come. No matter what their preferred policies, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and other neighboring states could get pulled into the conflict in ways nobody can fully anticipate.
And while Assad’s downfall appears increasingly inevitable to most analysts, questions remain about what comes next:
- Can Assad turn the situation around?
- Is there a point at which he would be willing to deploy chemical weapons against his own people?
- What is the true character of the Syrian rebel resistance?
- Who is most likely to emerge from the ruins of Assad’s state to lead a new Syria?
- Will this become another de facto victory for the hardline Islamists in the region?”
Sexton: Assad’s Downfall Appears Inevitable, What Comes Next? | TheBlaze.com.