The “escape hatch” is apparently still open, it seems
The Syria follies, continued...
Obama Syria speech, take three.
Bashar al-Assad issued a warning about a possible attack on his country: if the United States and France strike, “Everyone will lose control of the situation … Chaos and extremism will spread. The risk of a regional war exists,” the Syrian leader was quoted as saying in a French newspaper.
Katie reported earlier today that U.S. airstrikes against Syria seem imminent
Reports of a potential chemical weapons massacre perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are changing U.S. attitudes toward the Syrian conflict, with the administration weighing more seriously the option of military strikes.
Visitors to the Washington Post's website were redirected to a sight belonging to Bashar al-Assad's Syrian army.
The numbers of Hizballah fighters in Syria are significant for a non-state militia force. However, the numbers are not large relative to the impact Hizballah fighters have had in changing the momentum of the fight in the government's favor.
Israeli analysts accused Asad of lying about the delivery of S-300 missiles. Unnamed US officials said there was no evidence of a recent missile delivery. If they show up, some intelligence services are going to be embarrassed.
Analysts agree that "the erosion of the Syrian regime's capabilities is accelerating," that it step-by-step continues to retreat, making a rebel breakthrough and an Islamist victory increasingly likely. In response, I am changing my policy recommendation from neutrality to something that causes me, as a humanitarian and decades-long foe of the Assad dynasty, to pause before writing: Western governments should support the malign dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad.
As President Obama departed for Israel, there came a startling report. Bashar Assad's regime had used poison gas on Syrian rebels.
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