Circling The Drain With Syria

New York Times coverage of Obama’s latest plan for Syria is brutal.

Circling the drain on Syria.

Here is David Sanger with a NYT News Analysis: Tripping on His Own Red Line?

Quote from the article:

Horrific as the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack was, it was no more horrific than the conventional attacks that caused the deaths of 100,000 Syrians. Those prompted only a minimal American response — international condemnations, some sporadic arms shipments for a ragtag group of rebels, and an understandable reluctance by an American president to get on the same side of the civil war as Al Nusra Front, an affiliate of Al Qaeda.

A brutal takedown from a former supporter.

Has that red line now been crossed?

The simple answer is that we don’t yet know. Nor if so, by whom? Obviously the rebels are the ones with the highest desire for it to be seen as the Bashar al-Assad regime, but the best UN inspectors and their prognostications they simply don’t know… We have a “who done it” with no answers.

Nor do we understand what the results of such an attack might be?


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