November 22, 2017

Trump Admin Unloads Block of 271 Sanctions on Assad Regime for Chemical Weapons Attack.

The U.S. Treasury announced on Monday that it is putting into place 271 new sanctions in Syria following a chemical weapons attack on April 4 that killed dozens of people, including many children. Treasury said in a press release that the sanctions are “in response to the attack on innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, […]

Five Lessons to Be Learned from the U.S. Strikes Against Assad.

Less than 72 hours after Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in Syria, America responded by targeting the air base used for the gas attacks. The primary motive for the strikes doubtless is to restore America’s moral leadership. The level of disharmony at the international level and the United Nations makes America the only power that […]

Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and the U.S.

LUCCA, Italy (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad. As he embarked on a trip to Moscow following urgent meetings in Italy with top diplomats, Tillerson […]

FLASHBACK: When John Kerry Said Assad Destroyed “100 Percent” of His Chemical Weapons

When Syrian President Bashir al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on his own people in 2013, crossing President Obama’s red line and killing more than 1400 innocent civilians, a military response was put aside in favor of diplomatic talks. The talks prompted a promise from Assad to destroy 100 percent of his chemical weapons, which […]

Trump Rebukes Assad For ‘Heinous’ Attack, Says His Attitude Toward Syria Has ‘Changed Very Much’ – VIDEO

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump rebuked Bashar al-Assad and said the chemical attack in Syria that left dozens dead crossed “many, many lines.” The president said his attitude toward the country has “changed very much” during a press conference with King Abulldah of Jordan in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday.“A chemical attack that […]

THE ROOTS OF OBAMA’S CATASTROPHIC FOREIGN POLICY

Russia’s armed intervention in the Syrian civil war is but the latest foreign policy disaster of Barack Obama’s tenure. Yet Obama has been nothing if not consistent. What many see as bungling, naiveté, or evidence of a plot to destroy America is simply the consequence of a particular view of interstate relations he has openly […]

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