“Missed opportunity. Didn’t lay a glove on Assad’s capabilities to wage war.”
Trump may have violated the former to do the latter.
“…inspectors will not be allowed to access the site until they produce an appropriate UN permit.”
“Is there nobody f***ing pure in this g**damned f***ing world?”
“What kind of nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of men, women, and children?”
“If Russia had lived up to its commitment, there would be no chemical weapons in Syria and we would not be here today.
“We hope there will be no point of no return.”
“The officials said they were ‘confident’ in the intelligence, though not 100 percent sure.”
Putin to Netanyahu: Please don’t attack Iranians in Syria.
What does retreat on Syria tell us?
Since we may be attacking someone again, you know…
Hitting the “source” of a strike on Syria
“Assad is an evil man, they tell us.”
“…military options were being developed.”
“The Russian regime whose hands are all covered in the blood of Syrian children…”
“If it’s the Russians, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out.”
The U.S. needn’t go to war, but individuals can.
“President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.”
The “unwavering ally” of Syria
“Why did you wait?”
“I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home.”
We’re on the verge of an undeclared war in Syria… against Turkey
“Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“Now the world will listen to us.”
“This is a big scandal and a reason for an acute international crisis.”
“We waited for it to cross into our territory…”
“These guys had an absolute sense of their own invincibility.”
Not that anyone seems to have noticed
That’s one heck of an ally we’ve got there
“It’s like a cornered cat.”
“the men were suspected of acting on behalf of the Islamic State…”
“Everything is finished in Raqqa, our forces have taken full control of Raqqa.”
“Some Jewish communal leaders suggested…that the Museum’s moral authority had been hijacked for a partisan re-writing of recent history.”
A tangled web
Tal Afar falls in eight days.