Tagged: Syrian conflict

The Real Danger

The Real Danger

I know Jeb Bush seems to have no chance of becoming President, but stranger thngs have happened. And the prospect sends a chill up my spine. Jeb appeared on my TV screen yesterday, his round...

War and Peace II

War and Peace II

  This won’t be as long as Tolstoy’s masterpiece and there will be no fresh insights. Everything old is new again, as the song says, so there’s nothing to add that you don’t already...

They Said it Couldn’t be Done. They Were Wrong.

They Said it Couldn’t be Done. They Were Wrong.

To hear the pundits tell it, President Obama had no choice but to bomb the Syrians to repay dictator Bashar al Assad for gassing them. The pundits were wrong. As it turns out, America...

Thinking the Unthinkable in a Mystifying World

Thinking the Unthinkable in a Mystifying World

A reader named Eddie offered a link to a video that has left me confused and – yes – frightened.  Of course, I have no idea who made the video or why, and whether...

Only Fools Rush in When it Comes to the Mideast

Only Fools Rush in When it Comes to the Mideast

The old war horses are at it again, pressuring the president to intervene in Syria. And blood-soaked media reports provide overwhelming support for the argument that America has a moral obligation to protect the...