Tag Archives: Syria

False arguments

If Tom Reed was right to oppose intervention in Syria in 2013, no intervention is needed in 2019 under much different circumstances. If U.S. troops should not have been sent to Syria, their precipitous withdrawal by Trump is justified. President … Continue reading

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Is this how we win?

The Trump Administration’s foreign policy: North Korea’s Kim is a good guy, smart. Disparage allies, praise enemies. Taliban and ISIS resurgent in Afghanistan. Trump and Putin enabling Assad to continue his murderous rule in Syria. American military resources killing people … Continue reading

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Tom Reed at Gerry

  U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said President Donald Trump’s decision to coordinate a U.S. led airstrike against chemical weapon facilities in Syria was a “reasonable action” meant to send a message to dictator Bashar Assad.–Eric Tichy, The Post-Journal “The use of weapons … Continue reading

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Bombs

“A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!–President Donald Trump The claim of Mission Accomplished … Continue reading

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Thinking about Syria

After hearing from several hundred constituents at our Syria listening sessions and from phone calls and emails to our office, it is clear United States military action in Syria is not what residents of the 23rd district want. Absent some … Continue reading

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Picking winners and losers

There’ll be differences of opinion in just about every intelligence analysis that you make.–Special Counsel Robert Mueller We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it … Continue reading

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Secretary Tillerson on Syria

“Mission accomplished”–GWB Nick Paton Walsh, writing for CNN, reports on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s five goals for ending the conflict in Syria. Here is a list of Tillerson’s five points followed by my views on the Syrian conflict. ISIS … Continue reading

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