Advocates for even more war in the Middle East apparently have a new strategy for defeating Isis: allow the US military to kill more civilians.
Robert Fisk: Al-Nusra is pitching for US backing. But can there be a ‘moderate’ Islamist terror group?
The CIA’s weapons have been pouring into Syria for years, and they’ve ended up, inevitably, in the hands of Isis and al-Nusra, as weapons tend to do when they cross borders and turn into currency.
So last week at Ramadi, the U.S. called Iraqis cowards for fleeing before ISIS, who are sheer evil. As if it all happened out of time: no 35 years of war and invasion, sanctions, displacement, death, in which U.S. policy was central. Just sheer cowardice on one side; pure evil...
The whole debate about “who lost Ramadi?” assumes facts not in evidence, like Ramadi has been somehow a United States protectorate, sort of like Guam or Puerto Rico.