Was the US Airstrike on Syrian Forces Intentional?

Earlier today US forces struck a Syrian mountain army base in Deir Al-Zour in Syria killing dozens and wounding hundreds, allowing ISIS forces to advance on the Syrian positions. Officially the United States claims this was an ‘accident’ and they regretted the loss of life, but unofficially this looks more like Washington was sending a…

Should We Leave ISIS Alone?

Recent news reports indicate that at least within the next year ISIS could lose its stronghold of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, either to Iraqi, Russian or American forces. The question has never been whether this could be done. It was a question of how long it would take and how much it…

There Are No Winners in Syria

The New York Times published an fascinating and depressing piece the other day about the stalemate that is Syria, where whoever commits the most atrocities has the upper hand.  As a reminder, Turkey just invaded a portion of northern Syria to attack ISIS, but also to prevent the Syrian Kurds from getting to close to their border, because…