John Kerry and Barack Obama Fold for Putin

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave in to Russia’s demand to allow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to remain in power Tuesday. Negotiations in Moscow between the U.S. and Russia have finally yielded some results. Kerry caved and told the Associated Press following the meeting that the United States and its allies are “not seeking so-called regime change.” This is a major shift from White House priorities, though Kerry did note that the U.S. still believes Assad is incapable of Read more […]

Syria’s Civil War has No Good Guys – ISIS Uncovers Secret Government Torture Prisons

Islamic State has released footage of Tadmor Prison, an infamous site in a Syrian city it recently captured from President Bashar Assad’s forces. The prison is in the city of Palmyra, which ISIS fighters captured last week, became known for decades of harsh treatment of prisoners under the reign of Assad’s father Hafez, and was closed in 2001. It reopened 10 years later, after the start of Syria’s civil war. Palmyra is also known for its 4,000-year-old ruin and a large number of ancient Read more […]

ISIS Takes Palmyra, One of World’s Oldest Cities, Now Rules Half of Syria

Earlier this week White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told us not to worry – the war against ISIS was going just fine and these things simply take a while to play out. JONATHAN KARL: On the overall track record of military operations, and the president’s strategy on this, you said we’ve seen periods of progress and success. Would you say that overall the strategy has been a success? JOSH EARNEST: Look Jon, yeah, overall, yes. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been areas of setback Read more […]

Bashar al-Assad: Bush & Obama Are The Same On Foreign Policy

I hate to say it, but he’s right. And I know I’ll get a lot of backlash in the comment section for saying so. It’s considered blasphemous to point out the plethora of policy similarities between the two major parties. At least between the establishments of both major parties. It’s the establishments of both major parties that leads to the “one-party system” talk you hear from people. Grassroots conservative Republicans like Senators Cruz, Paul and others are not part of the establishment. Read more […]

John McCain Is Making Obama Worse!

Obama knows the American people oppose any action in Syria. To avoid damaging his fellow Democrats in 2014 and 2016, he needs bipartisan cover for his actions. The Republicans in Congress, however, have different groups. Some, like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are nothing but cheerleaders for executive power, and even more for war. Since Obama needs GOP support, suddenly McCain has leverage on Obama. How is he using that leverage? While Obama had promised merely punitive strikes that would Read more […]

Why Should Congress be Convinced to Back Obama Against Syrians?

The headline from Newser is “Lawmakers Unswayed by White House Syria Case.” Well, why should they be swayed? Congress is joining the vast majority of the American people, the majority in the UK Parliament, and the nonconsensus of the United Nations Security Council. Americans have been led to expect that the UN wouldn’t go along with the strike because of Russia’s and China’s recalcitrance. Russia, we are told, is a close ally of Syria and won’t side with the US against Assad for that Read more […]

White House: Assad’s Instagram “Despicable” While Cannibal Terrorists Worthy Of Federal Funding

The Obama Administration has nothing but confidence in its own moral high ground. No matter how deep a pit they dig, they always believe they are astride a mountaintop. The target of their latest railing fatwa is Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad’s Instagram account. According to the White House, it is “nothing more than a despicable PR stunt.” Well, when a superpower is trying to kill you for being an evil bad guy, then resorting to Instagram doesn’t sound like a crime against humanity. I Read more […]

Syria Between Scylla and Charybdis

Syria is a nation between Scylla and Charybdis, that is stuck between two very bad choices. Let me get something clear before I go any further with what I am about to write. Bashar al Assad is an evil man who has, as dictator of Syria, murdered thousands of his own people. I in no way think that we should consider him a friend or ally, and fully believe that if he could, he would enslave the entire planet. All of that being said, he just gave an interview that should make all Americans rethink Read more […]