Jim W. Dean – I used the Syrian plane shootdown to focus much needed attention on the US using the SDF Kurds to take much of the traditional Arab areas of Syria, especially where there were economic resources, to potentially become part of their new state.
In March, 2017, Israel launched a series of air assaults on Syria. One attack near the ancient city of Palmyra brought about a series of events we will deal with today.
The New York Times is not just a purveyor of fake news, it is a purveyor of propaganda for the supreme war crime, aggression, and several lesser crimes including genocide
If the US launches a military campaign to oust the Syrian government, it would further fracture the country and have tremendous negative long-term consequence for the entire region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned.
Jim W. Dean – As a general rule of thumb, the former colonial operatives are always on the ground in conflict areas where they have an interest, and don’t worry much about having an invitation.
President Barack Obama just concluded a closely watched visit to Saudi Arabia. No major announcements or developments emerged from his meeting with the Kingdom’s leaders, and some commentators suggested that the apparent coldness between Obama and the Saudi heads of state is a plus.