President Donald Trump's sudden announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria "very soon" and his suggestion to “let the other people take care of it now” is more of a surprise than an expression of a real possibility that action will carried out on the ground. Trump did not mention that he spoke [Read more]
No good can come of adding even more western missiles to Syria’s carnage.
The problem in Syria is the absence of international consensus on a political solution.
The United States’ strategy in the Middle East can be well understood by the use of its bases on its allies’ land. The presence of a U.S. outpost in a country is always an indication of significance, but the withdrawal from one base to another is an especially unequivocal sign of major changes taking place.
If Ankara is consistent and launches an offensive on this enclave, the Pentagon will have a difficult decision to make - will they fight a NATO ally?