Exclusive: The Saudi-Israeli alliance and U.S. neocons have pressured President Obama into continuing U.S. hostility toward the secular Syrian government despite major military gains by the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, leading to an emerging catastrophe in the Mideast, as Daniel Lazare explains.
Phi Beta Iota: Separately William Blum and Gareth Porter weigh in. US “foreign policy” is insane — devoid of principle, devoid of intelligence. The swath of destruction the US Government has created, at public expense and in the name of every American, from Central Asia to Western Africa, is reprehensible — rooted in lies, replete with recurring crimes against humanity, the divorce from the US Constitution and common principles of international law is complete. The US is complicit with the Saudis creating the ISIS in the aftermath of US atrocities committed across the region. Supporting dictators is unethical, stupid, and a betrayal of the public trust. Morality does matter, very much, at the strategic as well as the personal levels.
Ambassador Mark Palmer, Breaking the Real Axis of Evil – How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025