Source: Moon of Alabama
Date Published: October 23, 2013
The NYT has a long piece on the development of Obama's policies towards Syria. While some on his staff pressed for outright open war on Syria others were going along the "let them kill each other" line. Their idea was and is to let both sides fight each other until no one is left standing. To this purpose the stream of weapons and ammunition to the mercenaries fighting the Syrian government was switched off when the mercenaries are in advantage and switched on again when the government seemed to win.
That position has somewhat changed after the agreement by Syria to get rid of its chemical weapons. The Obama administration had for now to give the preference to the Syrian government. But what happens after those chemical capabilities weapons are dismantled, which is likely to be soon the case?
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