The Syrian Cisis Escalates
Opinion

The Syrian Cisis Escalates

As I wrote two weeks ago, the Syrian crisis is only in its beginning stages. The assault on Syrian military positions last night, apparently a US/Israeli operation, is evidence that the crisis continues to develop. There are four mutually reinforcing causes of the crisis: (1) Israel’s ability to use the US government to eliminate foes…

Aggression on Syrian Sites Prelude to Something More Serious?
Opinion

Aggression on Syrian Sites Prelude to Something More Serious?

Pro-government sources accused Israel of conducting the attacks, its warplanes likely operating from Lebanese airspace. It’s unclear if any of its missiles were intercepted and destroyed. Clearly at least some struck intended targets. No casualty count was officially reported. An unconfirmed report indicated surface-to-surface missiles were fired from Jordan. If so, Washington, Britain or Israel…