Antechinus: Hugh Roberts on Syria, the Islamic State, and History — A Deep Read

04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime

The Hijackers by Hugh Roberts

Being a deep historical overview of Syria and the Islamic State in the context of the “deep state” of criminals who manipulate governments and eventually give rise to populist movements.

Western policy has been a disgrace and Britain’s contribution to it should be a matter of national shame. Whatever has motivated it, it has been a disaster for Iraq, Libya and now Syria, and the fallout is killing Americans, French people and now British tourists, in addition to its uncounted victims in the Middle East. The case for changing this policy, at least where Syria is concerned, is overwhelming.