Breakthrough cooperation to weaken Iran and dislodge her from Syria is shaping up between the United States, Russia, and Israel. The last meeting in Jerusalem between their top national security advisers has resulted in two facts that we know about. First, Russian pressure on Assad to remove all pro-Iranian top
Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned Lebanon’s order for Syrian refugees to demolish their hard shelters. HRW called them as tantamount to “illegitimate pressure” on refugees to return to their war-torn country. Behind this pressure is the pro Hezbollah Michel Aoun, the President of Lebanon. Aoun is acting like little
There are gaps of reason between the west perception of its interests and the clash freedom for the Syrian people might provoke to handicap those interests. Today, the west has abandoned the idea of regime change in Syria. Assad, with all his faults, is left to terrorize his people while
Turkey denied Russian assertions on Thursday that a ceasefire had been put in place in Syria’s Idlib province and demanded Russia restore calm. Its request came after the Syrian army and its allies shelled and attacked a Turkish observation post there. Assad makes Putin look like a fool. Turkey’s Defense
Of the thousands of analysts and pundits who follow the Middle East tear itself apart, many notice a distinguishable pattern. Almost all powerful actors have one or more proxies fighting their battles. Except the Arabs who seem to be relying on the flavor du jour to press for their sovereignty.
The American strategy of kicking Iran out of Syria based on economic sanctions is short-sighted. It relies on a single chess move in a complex chessboard. The key to protecting our allies lies in regime change in Syria because one must imagine an Obama-like US President ascending to power again.