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Trump Administration Delivers Right Response To Syria’s Unacceptable Actions

April 16, 2018 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ Last year, when the Assad regime in Syria gassed its own people, the Trump administration sent an unmistakable message: The unrestrained use of chemical weapons makes it difficult for the U.S. to protect its interests in the regional conflict. So … stop Syrian President Bashar Assad did—for about a year. In […]

Did Trump Really Beat ISIS? Here Are The Facts.

February 1, 2018 by

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By Robin Simcox ~ “We’re gonna beat ISIS very, very quickly, folks. It’s gonna be fast. I have a great plan. It’s going to be great. They ask, ‘What is it?’ Well, I’d rather not say.” Donald Trump made this pledge to supporters in Connecticut in April 2016. At the time, it seemed unlikely he would ever […]

Confronting The Current Middle East Alignment

July 10, 2017 by

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By Retired Adm. James A. Lyons ~ With the imminent defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq and in Raqqa, its declared capital in Syria, one of the Trump administration’s key objectives is about to be achieved. With the collapse of the Islamic State as a functioning entity, however, there are clearly new dynamics coming into play which […]

How Long Has The Syrian War Raged On?

April 26, 2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida’s leader meanwhile urged his followers and other militants in Syria to unite and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, against what he called an “international satanic alliance,” apparently referring to the Syrian government, its ally Russia, and the U.S., all of which are targeting the […]

Prof At The Nation: CO2 ‘A Far More Deadly Gas’ In Syria Than Assad’s Chemical Weapons

April 24, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ On the day after Earth Day’s “March for Science,” it seems appropriate to point to a column by University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole in The Nation, a far-far-left publication considered a credible and authoritative go-to-source by the liberal intelligentsia. On April 18, Cole, echoing statements made during their final years […]

Coulter: Trump Wrong On Syria, But What About North Korea?

April 15, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Ann Coulter has a point  on Donald Trump’s missile attack on Syria- but only if you ignore what he’s trying to do with the far more serious threat North Korea poses to the US. Coulter: War is like crack for presidents. It confers instant gravitas, catapulting them to respectability, bypassing all […]

Fact Checking Obama’s Phony Legacy

April 12, 2017 by

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By Roger Aronoff ~ The Washington Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, recently gave Susan Rice four Pinocchios for a false and misleading statement regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. But what is notable about this story is not that Rice lied. She has done that many times. Rather, the remarkable part of this story is that the […]