The fight now going on in the strategic city of Qusayr has already spilled over into neighboring Lebanon, where fighting between Alawites sympathetic to Bashar al Assad (himself an Alawite) are battling Sunnis who support the rebels in Syria. Three … read more
It’s been said already and will be said again, but Israel’s two weekend attacks on Hezbollah targets in Syria make clear that Bashar al Assad’s much-vaunted air force is not as much-vaunted as many would have it. Does that mean … read more
Barack Obama gave a quickie presser this morning that covered a wide range of issues including Syria, GTMO, Benghazi, and gun control. But the Syria story led the questioning, and the president did little to erase perceptions that he has … read more
The White House today admitted what has been known for some time: The Syrian regime used chemical weapons to attack its own people. The opposition first accused the Assad regime of using chemical agents some time ago, but the accusations … read more
President Obama heads for the Middle East this week. Why is he going? What is he seeking to achieve? Good questions. I just got back from Israel, and they were asking the same thing. Indeed, here’s a confession: I have … read more
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