Our confused, incoherent, even knee-jerk response to ISIS appears to be backfiring on us, at least in Syria. There, it’s reported, US air strikes are driving anti-Assad groups – outfits we’ve supported like the Free Syrian Army – into the arms of ISIS.
US air strikes in Syria are encouraging anti-regime fighters to forge . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s Called "Blowback"
A recent report on the Syrian conflict by Human Rights Watch accused the Free Syria Army rebels of using children as young as 14 as child fighters. Now another rebel group, the Syria Justice and Freedom, recent posted a propaganda video YouTube featuring AK-47-totting children. If you think using a 14-year old as a fighter . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: REPUGNANT: Syrian rebel propaganda video stars children with AK47s
Who won’t celebrate the (probably nasty) end of Bashar al-Assad’s rule in Syria? This is a regime that has suppressed pretty much all forms of internal dissent and democratic participation and ruled with an iron fist for the better part of the last 40 years. There are no independent trade unions, no independent media. There . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: The Syrian Endgame: Bye Bye Bashar?