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The Backlash Against Trump’s Syria Strike – Editorial

Last week Donald Trump willfully violated the Constitution as even he once understood it, despite being warned against doing so by dozens of members of Congress. Hours before the president ordered the U.S. military to strike three targets in Syria, 88 members of Congress sent him a letter to remind him of his legal obligations. […]

Bolton Urges For A New “Arab Coalition” To Fill America’s Shoes in Syria

Back in late March, US President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to get the US out of Syria, since it really hasn’t accomplished anything but the waste of billions of US dollars, and a massive loss of life. One good staged “chemical” attack, backed by no evidence, and suddenly he’s launching a military strike […]

Russia’s Possible Delivery of S-300 to Assad Regime in Syria Alarms Israel

Following the joint U.S., French and British missile attack against the Assad regime in Syria, Russia said it might consider supplying S-300 missile systems to its longtime ally. The possible delivery of the Russian air defense systems is expected to cause further tension over Syria as it would certainly alarm Israel, which enjoyed freedom of […]

Lawmakers Ask: Where’s the Broader Syria Strategy?

Democrats widely questioned President Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, calling it “unconstitutional” and “reckless.” But lawmakers on national security committees — even those endorsing the Friday night strikes, and some in the president’s own party — said the U.S. needed a comprehensive strategy for its involvement […]

How Far Will Trump Go In Syria? – Editorial

US President Donald Trump has deepened America’s commitment to the war in Syria with Saturday’s multinational missile strikes in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict. It’s still unclear how far Trump is willing to expand America’s involvement in the war, but the positive response to the strikes among […]

Putin May Limit Israel’s Operations In Syria In Retaliation For U.S.-Led Strikes

The dilemma faced by decision-makers in the United States, Britain and France wasn’t whether to strike Syria – Donald Trump had already announced that he would. The dilemma was how to carry out a measured attack under the given political conditions. To really understand the Middle East – subscribe to Haaretz The main concern is […]

As War Starts in Syria, The Company That Tortured Prisoners in Abu Ghraib May Already Be on the Ground

A newly released report [pdf] reveals that there are US military contractors in Syria. The report emerged only a week after Donald Trump said America would withdraw from Syria. On 14 April, he bombed Syria with support from the UK and France. But one of the military contractors which may now be in Syria is […]

Kazakhstan Gets Russian Flak Over UN Syria Vote

Indignation is brewing in nationalist quarters in Russia over Kazakhstan’s recent decision to abstain on a Moscow-proposed UN Security Council resolution to condemn airstrikes against Syria by United States, Britain and France. The total failure of the resolution was something of a diplomatic bungle for Russia. Eight of the 15 members of the Security Council […]

The Unconstitutional Strike on Syria – Editorial

For a constitutional lawyer, the Trump administration requires a crash course in obscure parts of the document—the Emoluments Clause? The “Inferior Officers” Clause? Really? But equally challenging is the need to keep turning the conversation back to constitutional questions that people are sick of hearing about—and, even worse, have tacitly agreed to consider irrelevant. “To […]

In 1973, America and Russia Almost Fought a Nuclear War over Syria

On the night of October 24, 1973, came the dreaded words: Assume Defcon 3. On bases and ships around the world, U.S. forces went to Defense Condition 3. As paratroopers prepared to deploy, B-52 nuclear bombers on Guam returned to bases in the United States in preparation for launch. On another October day eleven years […]

Erdoğan, Iranian Counterpart Pledge To Maintain Alliance With Russia on Syria

The presidents of Turkey and Iran on Tuesday vowed to press on with their alliance alongside Russia over Syria, the Turkish presidency said Tuesday, after Ankara backed strikes by the U.S. and its allies against the Assad regime. “The two leaders emphasized the importance of continuing the joint efforts of Turkey, Iran and Russia… to […]

Russian Reinforcements Head for Syria: Warships Laden With Tanks, Military Trucks and Armored Patrol Boats Sail Towards the Middle East As the World Awaits Putin’s Response to Airstrikes

Two Russian warships laden with military vehicles have been spotted en route to Syria after Friday’s US-led airstrikes obliterated three suspected chemical weapons sites. An Alligator-landing ship was pictured cruising down The Bosphorus on Sunday as the world awaits Vladimir Putin’s response to this week’s co-ordinated military action against Syria. The vessel was spotted on […]

Russian Journalist Who Wrote About Mercenaries’ Deaths In Syria Is Found Dead

A Russian investigative journalist, who wrote a series of articles about Russian soldiers-for-hire in Syria, has died after falling from the balcony of his apartment in western Siberia. Some of his colleagues say they suspect foul play. Maxim Borodin wrote for Novy Den (New Day) an investigative online magazine. In the past few weeks, Novy […]

Syria Reaffirms Preferential Contracts for Russian Businesses to Rebuild War-Torn Country

Prime Minister of Syria Imad Khamis, who met with a delegation from Moscow in Damascus, has promised favorable conditions for Russian companies operating in the country. According to Dmitry Sablin, coordinator of the Russian State Duma group in charge of ties with Syria, the sides have discussed the social and economic development of Russian and […]

Dropping Hypocrisy Bombs on Syria – Editorial

Whatever bombs Donald Trump decides to use against Syria, one thing is for certain: the U.S. government has already dropped enough hypocrisy bombs on that country to last a lifetime. Trump, Congress, and the U.S. national-security establishment (e.g., the Pentagon and the CIA) are shedding big crocodile tears over the plight of the Syrian people, […]