Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The charade of "generous offers" to the Palestinians.
The civil war in Syria is already expanding beyond the borders, with regional and potentially global consequences.
McCain's trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes, and arming rebels with heavy weapons seem designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia.
From mission creep to missileers asleep at the wheel.
Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security?
What the civil war in Syria and the Arab Spring have exposed is that the massive political and social transformation and real regime change underway is led by the people themselves, largely without military force and certainly with no role for the United States. U.S. military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.
A resolution to that end may be just sound and fury.
From austerity to Al Nusra.
The United States needs to halt its assistance to Bahrain until the country implements promised democratic reforms.
From the decline in democracy to the rise in the price of peace.