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.
This from one of the architects of the economic rape of Russia under Yeltsin (Clinton foreign policies). One of the, “boys of the Chicago School of Economics”…How this individual continues to try to be a spokesman for “democracy” is appalling.
“The Harvard Boys Do Russia” 5-14-98
There is a long list of references to expose this individual (along with other “geniuses” like Larry Summers)
Where do we get these losers???
Apparently we side with Sunni against Shia, and Jews in Israel and Palestine against non-Jews. Is there powerful foreign influence in our politics, or is there some direct vital US interest involved? Why is it of direct consequence to us if Iran has influence in Syria, or of direct consequence to us that “Assad must go”; why of sufficient consequence to us to see all the death and destruction in Syria ,to the extent we have contributed to it, as Madeleine Albright would say, as “worth the price”?
How many terrorists do we create by bombing civilians?
Stop the bombing in the name of our country.
If the bombing persists, it is Donald Trump responsible alone.
Yes, there is a powerful foreign influence in our politics. Thanks to Sibel Edmonds, we know Turkey has significant influence in that regard, and of course there is Israel and AIPAC.
The UN has long been considered irrelevant by many, and if it fails to set the record straight in Syria and stand up for international law, its irrelevance will be demonstrated yet again.
I see the NYTimes is doing its usual drumbeat to war on behalf of Israel.
Cuz remember, the only country that can interfere in foreign countries is the USA USA.
So how many here think that all parties will sit down to negotiate in the MidEast when the US and Israel are ready to flex their military muscles?
Well as the definition of terrorism includes attacking civilians, every one of the pilots and military personnel involved in this illegal war, is in fact a terrorist.
This is in response to ‘Sierra’: I think Jeffrey Sachs, as an economist and human being, has changed his analyses and views considerably in the last 20 years. He now seems pretty progressive to me, and to others who read his articles, and see his present career.
I think even ‘experts’ used to promote disastrous policies can experience and see their results, and change, work for better and more just policies.
Sachs gave us a decent history of the Syrian proxy wars/conflicts thus far. I just have doubts that we (the U.S) or the U.N., (so dependent on this and previous U.S. Administrations), could actually do what Sachs urged them to do to stop the carnage in Syria. And that is the pity; that once these powerful forces are unleashed, with endless and profitable weapons sales from the west, they keep on destroying a once-beautiful country and its people, while those who profit live on, unscathed.