The Syria Nightmare US Arms Some Syrian Rebels—Too Little, Too Late?
As ISIS goes on a rampage in Syria, the US finally moves to arm some moderates. Unfortunately, it’s probably not enough to stop the coming bloodbath – or turn it to our advantage.
The Syria Nightmare Armenian Town Attacked by Syrian Rebels
During recent fighting near the Turkish border, the Syrian rebels attacked a town of Armenian Christians. Armenians worldwide are raising an outcry, reminded of the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Turks.
The Syria Nightmare Rebel Commander Flees Islamists
The top Western-supported rebel commander in Syria has been run out of town by Islamist fighters in the latest setback to US policy in the Syrian civil war. General Salam Idris, the commander of the Free Syrian Army, was forced to flee to Turkey after fighters belonging to the Islamic Front overran his offices and took control of warehouses that stored gear sent by the US to help Idris and his men fight the Assad regime.
The Syria Nightmare Jihadists Returning To Europe, US Pose Dangerous Threat
Some European and American officials deeply fear that violence in Syria will come home. Dozens and in some cases hundreds of people from European countries like the UK and Denmark have made the trek to the eastern Mediterranean and are fighting in the Syrian civil war. They could bring their new skills, contacts, and a hardened ideology to their countries of origin.
The Syria Nightmare Obama's Choices Getting Uglier
The President’s national security team begged him to do something about Syria back when the United States still had options. He turned them down flat, and the US and the world now face a problem for which few answers exist—and all of them are ugly.