Syria: Watching the Jordanian Border

While focus regarding the Syrian conflict has shifted almost exclusively to recent US cruise missile strikes, what the strikes are designed to lay the groundwork for holds much larger implications. Particular attention should be focused on US forces operating both within Syrian territory and along Syria’s borders. Normalizing the use of stand-off weapons like cruise … Continue reading Syria: Watching the Jordanian Border

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US Missiles Strike Syrian Forces Fighting Al Qaeda

Upward to 60 cruise missiles fired by the US military struck a Syrian military air base near Homs – which currently constitutes the font line between Syrian Arab Army forces and multiple US State Department designated terrorist organizations, including Al Nusra and the self-proclaimed “Islamic State.” The strike was allegedly carried out as retaliation for … Continue reading US Missiles Strike Syrian Forces Fighting Al Qaeda

US Didn’t “Change Priorities” in Syria, It Lost

The United States – according to Western media sources – has shifted priorities in Syria, no longer focusing on regime change aimed at Damascus. However, in reality, it is not a shift in priorities, it is recognition that US ambitions in the Middle East have been thoroughly disrupted by Syrian, Russian, and Iranian resolve. The … Continue reading US Didn’t “Change Priorities” in Syria, It Lost

If Terrorists Targeted Russia, Who’s Behind the Terrorists?

Eleven have been killed and dozens more injured in what is an apparent terrorist attack on St. Petersburg’s metro system. Western analysts are assigning possible blame for the attack on either terrorists operating from Russia’s Chechnya region, or possibly terrorist groups affiliated with fronts fighting in Syria. Western analysts are also attempting to cement a … Continue reading If Terrorists Targeted Russia, Who’s Behind the Terrorists?

Keeping the Myth and the Islamic State Alive

Joint Syrian-Russian-Iranian operations against foreign-funded and armed militant groups across Syrian territory have incrementally dismantled and frustrated the fighting capacity of groups including the so-called Islamic State, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, and a myriad of other fronts coordinated and arrayed from abroad against Damascus. With the Russian intervention in late 2015, considerable air power was … Continue reading Keeping the Myth and the Islamic State Alive

Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria’s borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel’s role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but … Continue reading Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria