Read it later Source: Wall Street Journal (Iranian Ransom Consequences) Until recently, the United States had a firm policy of never paying ransom for hostages on the sensible view that it would encourage more kidnappings. Then came the Iran nuclear deal—and a lesson in the human costs of President Obama’s
Read it later Source: The Washington Post – By John Allen and Charles R. Lister (Bring Syria’s Assad and his backers to account now) For 5½ years, the Syrian government has tortured, shot, bombed and gassed its own people with impunity, with the resulting human cost clear for all to
Read it later Source: Tablet – by Lee Smith (Obama’s Syria Policy Isn’t a ‘Mistake.’ It’s Deliberate.) Perhaps it’s because Obama’s term is winding down, but in the wake of the recent siege of Aleppo, which brought injury, exile, and death to thousands of Syrian civilians, a late-breaking consensus seems
Read it later TFS Note: What a shocker that Iran wants to capture U.S. citizens. More U.S. citizens that is. We told you Barack Obama is incompetent. After his ransom payment to Iran of $400m to set four Americans free, he set the price on every American to be $100m.