The Syria Nightmare
Rebel Commander Flees Islamists
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  • qet

    Gee, didn’t see that coming. As I have said before, for the foreseeable future, in the Middle East the secular or moderate forces will always lose out to the Islamist forces. Always.

  • Fat_Man

    How can you say this is “the latest setback to US policy in the Syrian civil war” when there is absolutely no indication that the US has a policy. Yes, individuals in the US government, even the President, have expressed wishes. But do wishes make a policy. I don’t think so. I think a policy requires objectives and actions designed to obtain that objective. The US has not gotten close to taking actions.

    • B-Sabre

      The word “goals” or maybe more accurately “wishes” is probably better, Because you are right. People in DC seem to think having a wishlist of things they want is the same as a strategy or policy. But it ain’t.
      You can put that pony on your list to Santa, but that ain’t going to put one under the tree.

  • gabrielsyme

    Mind-boggling incompetence. Could a worse course of action have been taken?

  • TommyTwo

    “The takeover and flight of Gen. Salim Idris of the Free Syrian Army shocked the U.S.”

    I too was shocked at how Idris was unable to beat back the Islamic Front forces despite all the “nonlethal military aid” we gave him. I suppose I should have seen this coming; despite repeated instruction, he never quite got the hang of threading a flower down an opponent’s rifle barrel. Indeed, he didn’t even seem to understand the point! Bungler.

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