The fantasist is a hard creature to tame, if for no other reason than he or she always has somewhere outside of reality to escape to when the facts get harsh. So it is with President Obama’s self-admitted fantasy of having moderate Syrian rebel forces aligned with US interests that can alter the reality on the ground in Syria. Despite abysmal results so far, Obama and company can not let go of the dream.
|By: DSWright Thursday October 16, 2014 10:29 am|
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday September 14, 2014 8:00 pm|
So which do you prefer, Mr. President? Crushing ISIS, or crushing Assad? You cannot do both.
|By: DSWright Friday August 29, 2014 7:53 am|
In a press conference yesterday President Barack Obama admitted that he did not have a strategy to deal with ISIS in Syria at the moment. This admission comes after Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq while sending in military advisors to help the Iraqi military.
The disclosure of a lack of strategy was provided after Obama was asked if he needed Congress’ approval before taking military action in Syria.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 26, 2014 6:47 am|
Now that ISIS has been labeled an “imminent threat” the Obama Administration is moving to expand its bombing campaign against the group from Iraq into Syria. Pentagon officials said Monday evening that President Obama approved the use of manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria last weekend. The recon flights will be used to gather intelligence to create target lists for strikes in Syria.
|By: DSWright Monday August 25, 2014 6:45 am|
In the aftermath of the killing of James Foley the Obama Administration has ratcheted up the rhetoric against ISIS now calling the group an imminent threat to US national security and global interests. Part of that label apparently entails attacking ISIS wherever they are including outside of current “limited” US operations in Iraq with plans to expand the US military campaign against ISIS into Syria.
|By: CTuttle Thursday September 19, 2013 7:45 am|
Now, I ask you if you would rather trust the UN or Mother Agnes?
|By: CTuttle Saturday September 14, 2013 10:40 am|
Let’s remember that Putin submitted his own evidence to the UN, and, Assad has too.
|By: Barry Lando Thursday September 12, 2013 12:45 pm|
Just a hunch, but Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin may have another surprise chess move to play—one that may catch Israel and its U.S. ally completely off guard.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:25 am|
One issue that Assad continually raised in his interview with Charlie Rose was the role of Saudi Arabia in driving hostilities. Much of the money for Al Qaeda generally comes from Saudi Arabia and Syria believes the money funding the rebels – both Al Qaeda and non-Al Qaeda – comes from Saudi Arabia.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:30 am|
Rice’s speech came on the same day as news broke of a Pew Research Center poll indicating that American opposition to striking Syria has surged. It contained many myths the administration has been propagating—and apparently intends to continue propagating—in order to keep pressing its public relations offensive for war.