Why Syria Will Teach Washington The Wrong Lesson

There are, to put it bluntly, no more ‘good’ guys left in Syria – just bad guys and worse.

Two days before Christmas, just as Americans were finishing their holiday shopping, an important article on the ongoing civil war in Syria was published by Foreign Policy magazine that reinforces the wisdom of American non-intervention in that deadly, confusing conflict. Official Washington, however, is almost guaranteed to conclude the opposite –


Another Inevitable War?

Opponents of U.S. intervention in Syria should fine-tune their argument to hit U.S. foreign poilicy where it hurts.

In this citizen journalism image made and provided by the Kfar Suseh Coordinating of the Syrian Revolution on Monday June 18, 2012, protesters hold up a placard during a demonstration at Kfar Suseh area, in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/The Kfar Suseh Coordinating Of The Syrian Revolution )

A funny thing happened on the way to war with Syria – democracy, that confusingly complex and painfully slow form of government that many, if not most, believe has had the life sucked out of it of late, actually may have stopped a war from occurring. Or at least, British democracy may have. As it stands presently, the British Parliament stunned


Ron Paul On US Intervention In Syria: ‘I Don’t Think We’re Quite Capable Of Doing This’

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[soundcloud id='99232115']   President Obama's isn't hiding his motivation to enter the Syrian war: regime change. In this report, former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul talks about the poor decision-making that led to U.S. intervention in Iraq, and how Syria could portend a similar mistake. Meanwhile, with 1.6 million refugees already in


Is The US Sitting On A Powder Keg In The Middle East?

As the U.S. escalates its involvement in Syria, the region looks ominously similar to Europe just before the first World War.

Next year, the world will celebrate, if that is the right word, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Also called the ‘Great War’ prior to World War II so as to separate it out from the lesser European conflicts that came before, World War I was nothing less than a catastrophe for European civilization that fundamentally


US To Arm Syria Rebels

What the intervention might entail is still an open question, but reports indicated plans for a no-fly zone.

U.S. and European intelligence analysts believe Bashar al-Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against its own people, according to a memo circulated within the U.S. government on Thursday. The New York Times first cited unnamed American officials as saying they believe President Barack Obama now has the proof he has sought of chemical


Is The Syria Conflict Inching Toward A Political Solution — Or Toward Military Intervention?

Even as U.S. and Russian officials discuss new peace talks, a U.S. senator sneaks into Syria to call for new arms shipments to the opposition.

AMMAN, Jordan -- A fierce critic of the Obama administration’s policy on Syria, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter the war-ravaged country via Turkey in the company of the Free Syrian Army’s top commander, Gen. Salem Idris. Rebel military and civilian leaders came from all over Syria, including