Syria just got more dangerous: Mark on the radio

Really? The US should engage Russia militarily after Russian planes bombed an air base in Syria used by US special forces? I talked about this a few minutes ago with host P.J. Maloney on KQV Radio in Pittsburgh.

The attack happened a month ago, around the time that Secretary of State John Kerry was putting together a proposal to share intelligence with the Russians to coordinate the fight against ISIS in Syria. His critics prefer the military confrontation route, which I believe is highly misguided–just as much of US and Western policy toward the Mideast has been misguided for years and years.

It’s a mistake to take anyone’s side. One of the “good guys” groups backed by US aid just beheaded a child! Wait for my comparison of taking sides in Syria to jumping in the middle of a squabble between your kids. I have some experience with that…

The photo is a reality check by artist Khaled Akil, imagining what it would be like to play Pokemon Go in his ravaged Syrian home city of Aleppo. His point is that we’re playing silly games while his world is being destroyed.


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