"Syria’s long war has reached its Srebrenica moment"

The Assad regime and Russia are poised to destroy totally the East Ghouta region just outside Damascus or expel its population of some 400,000, and nothing but the empty words of the United Nations, the United States, and Europe stand in their way…

No government has offered to lift a finger in Eastern Ghouta, whose population is 15 times that of Srebrenica. The United States, which has stationed some 2,000 troops 240 miles to the northeast to fight extremists of the so-called Islamic State, isn’t involved.

“Those aren’t our issues,” said Col. John Thomas, of the U.S. Central Command’s public-affairs office. “CENTCOM has no part in anything in Syria other than defeat of ISIS and some counterterrorism authority,” he told us by email.