Ending America’s Disastrous Role in Syria
America’s official narrative has sought to conceal the scale and calamitous consequences of US efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. That is understandable, because US efforts are in blatant violation of international law, which bars UN member states from supporting military action to overthrow other members' governments.
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The Problem With Regime Change
More airstrikes in Syria will only create opportunities for Islamic state radicals.
A few weeks ago, more than 50 State Department officials signed an internal memo calling for U.S. airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria. They claimed this would foment regime change and was the only way to defeat ISIS.
The proposal reflected foreign-policy elite conventional wisdom, and was echoed by a Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report: “Defeating the Islamic State: A Bottom-Up Approach.” Although the report did not explicitly call for regime change, it’s hard not to interpret its recommendation to “reestablish legitimate and acceptable governance and negotiate a political end-state for the conflicts in Iraq and Syria” as anything but. And it is worth noting that the CNAS study group that produced the report is chaired by former Obama administration official Michèle Flournoy—who many consider to the frontrunner for secretary of defense if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
When will Washington learn that airstrikes and regime change are not the cure-all?
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Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria
They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries - for oil.
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MEMO #21, MARCH 2012
Saving Syria: Assessing Option for Regime Change
Syria is trapped on a crumbling precipice, and however it might fall will entail significant risks for the United States and for the Syrian people.
Why Did Website Linked to Syria Regime Publish U.S.-Saudi Plan to Oust Assad?
A regime-linked Syrian website reports on a U.S.-Saudi plan to foment unrest and oust Bashar Assad through killings, mass demonstrations and arson, not unlike what is happening now.
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A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties
This essay originally appeared in Hebrew in
KIVUNIM (Directions), A Journal for Judaism and Zionism;
Issue No, 14 -- Winter, 5742, February 1982,
Editor: Yoram Beck.
Editorial Committee: Eli Eyal, Yoram Beck, Amnon Hadari, Yohanan Manor, Elieser Schweid.
Published by the Department of Publicity/The World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem.
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