Syria

Personal Takes: Rusian war crimes in Syria, appeasement, and disgust, October 12, 2016.

Cherif Bassiouni, top expert on war crimes, confirms Russians and Iranians, including Putin, responsible for war crimes in Syria if they were aware of operations, October 10, 2016.

REPRISE — Civilization falters: Aleppo Burns; Obama looks the other way; Putin threatens, Petraeus underlines feasability of military options; U.S. government paralyzed by Obama’s obstinancy (Updated October 8, 2016), October 8, 2016.

Vice-Presidential debate: Pence pushes Kaine and Clinton on military action in Syria, October 7, 2016.

Aleppo: Srebrenice on a massive scale, September 29, 2016.

Russian war crimes in Aleppo and Syria: Civilized nations must impose sectorial sanctions now, September 28, 2016.

REPRISE–Syria: Russia and Iran complicit under International Law in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity (updated September 26, 2016)

Syria: Russia’s military assault on Western civilization, September 26, 2016.

At last they speak the truth: U.S., U.K., and France accuse Russia of war crimes in Syria, September 25, 2016.

Aleppo and Syria: Obama’s legacy of ashes, September 23, 2016.

Reasoning from conclusions: Blind hope as the basis for U.S. foreign policy in Syria, September 22, 2016.

BREAKING NEWS — U.S. says very high likelihood Russia bombed humanitarian aid convoy in Syria, September 20, 2016.

Separation of Powers in the White House: Obama works to block vote on war crimes and sanctions in Syria in House of Representatives, September 20, 2016.

Russian / Syrian attack on Red Crescent convoy in Syria is a Russian and Syrian war crime, September 20, 2016.

“Working through the Russians” in Syria; Generals and Defense Department oppose Obama’s proposed military cooperation, September 15, 2016.

Bring on the Clowns! Aleppo and the ashes of Obama’s foreign policy, August 3, 2016.

There are gaps in the following list, which will be filled in as time permits.

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Syria: Aleppo and the shame of the world, February 10, 2016.

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February 22, 2014: U.N. Security Council unanimously approves Resolution 2139 (2014) on humanitarian access in Syria (with full text of Resolution)
April 2, 2014

Obama’s incompetence, America’s isolationism, and foreign policy consequences in the world out there
February 6, 2014

Michael Young of The Daily Star (Beirut): “Give Syria’s dead a chance to speak out.”
January 31, 2014

183 dead in Syria on January 14—Western intelligence meetings with Syria, the moral universe, and Geneva II
January 15, 2014

REPRISE: The Olympic Games, and the Battle for Aleppo, Begin (July 28, 2012); Geneva II and the urgency of a ceasefire NOW
January 12, 2014

U.S. sends military assistance to Iraq as Iran, violating U.N. sanctions, sends arms to Syria through Iraq
December 29, 2013

Christmas reflections: What Obama has taught the American people about Syria
December 25, 2013

REPRISE: A prayer for the children of Syria (December 25, 2013)
December 25, 2013

Syria: As Christmas approaches, the assault on civilization continues
December 22, 2013

“When societies cannot be bothered by mass murder occurring elsewhere, then a perilous threshold has been crossed.”
November 20, 2013

Iran, Syria, and the nuclear question
November 10, 2013

U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 2118 establishing regime for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria
September 27, 2013

Disillisioned with Obama’s chemical weapons deal with the Russians, 12 Free Syrian Army groups form alliance with al-Nusra Front in Syria
September 26, 2013

Obama, Putin and Syria: Commentary on the fallout from Obama’s backdown
September 19, 2013

Details in U.N. inspectors’ report on chemical weapons massacre at Ghouta point ineluctably to al-Assad (with link to report); more commentary
September 18, 2013

Obama, Putin and Syria: Commentary
September 15, 2013

The Leopard and the Impala: Putin astutely plays Obama for a chump
September 12, 2013


Syria’s two problems, and Russia’s “iffy” solution to only one of them
September 10, 2013

The Russian proposal to control and dismantle chemical weapons in Syria—How to test it without losing mommentum
September 9, 2013

CBS News and PBS: Network of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, and PBS, give al-Assad megaphone for propaganda to oppose Obama—ON MONDAY!
September 8, 2013

Commentary on Syria and the response of the West
September 7, 2013

Moral cowardice in Europe and elsewhere: Bad-faith arguments on Syria by Germany and other countries lacking the courage to act
September 6, 2013

Obama’s failure to justify military action against Syria under international law, and its pernicious impact
September 4, 2013

Europe’s cowardice, and the urgent need to build a coalition of NATO members for military action in Syria
September 3, 2013

Next Steps: Obama, like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming car, must now take steps to deal with the Syrian crisis—all of it!
August 29, 2013

U.K. publishes legal justification for taking military action in Syria (full text and link)
August 29, 2013

Who ordered the use of chemical weapons in Syria?
August 28, 2013

A strong but narrow legal justification for military action in Syria: The key to building a strong coalition
August 27, 2013

Fine intellectual distinctions involving the use of force are likely to fail in Syria
August 26, 2013

New strategy and accompanying military action needed in Syria; Justification under International Law
August 25, 2013

The United States and Syria: Incoherent policy
July 18, 2013

Al-Qaeda “Emir of the Coastal Region of the Islamic State” reported to personally kill top Free Syrian Army Commander
July 12, 2013

REPRISE: Hommage à Homs (actualisé / updated)
July 7, 2013

Europas “Menschen des Wortes”, ihres Schweigen, und die Verantwortung die Europa auch für Syrien trägt
June 28, 2013

Obama’s “intellectual” approach and continuing indecision on no-fly zone and arms in Syria
June 22, 2013

Obama’s “intellectual” decision-making style and the covert supply of arms to the Free Syrian Army
June 17, 2013

Syria: Russia and Iran complicit under International Law in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity
June 16, 2013

Syrian Options: The White House’s sophomoric understanding of International Law
June 14, 2013

The only effective option in Syria: Humanitarian Intervention through the direct use of military force
June 12, 2013

The new game in Syria and the only effective option now: the direct use of military force
June 11, 2013

Susan Rice and Samantha Power: Can they change Obama’s thinking on Syria? (updated)
June 7, 2013

Personal relations, Kerry and Lavrov, facts on the ground, and the search for solutions in Syria
May 19, 2013

U.N. General Assembly Adopts New Resolution on Syria (Doc. A/67/L.63) (May 15)–with vote tally
May 17, 2013

REPRISE: “Looney Toons” at the White House: New York Times article details Obama’s thinking on Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #45 (May 27, 2012)
May 7, 2013

Obama’s “red line” baby talk, and the Red Herring of whether it has been crossed
April 25, 2013

Obama’s distorted relationship with the truth: Al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria
April 24, 2013

60,000 killed in Syria—REPRISE II: The Olympic Games, and the Battle for Aleppo, Begin—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #91
January 2, 2013

Syrian army reportedly uses deadly gas on Khaldiyeh-Bayada frontline
December 26, 2012

A prayer for the children of Syria
December 24, 2012

Kofi Annan’s Ghost Arises: More Illusory Solutions from Brahimi and China—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #89 (November 8)
November 8 2012

REPRISE: The Olympic Games, and the Battle for Aleppo, Begin—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #88 (October 11)
October 11, 2012

Syria as “the tinderbox of the Middle East”; Security Council press statement condemns Syria for shelling Turkish town—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #87 (October 5)
October 5, 2012

Lakhdar Brahimi briefs Security Council; Impasse continues; No new ideas—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #87 (September 25)
September 25, 2012 

REPRISE: Responding to Atrocities in Syria: It’s Not Just About Al-Assad, It’s About Us—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #86 (September 18)
September 18, 2012 (originally published March 6, 2012)

Will France take the lead on Syria?—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #85 (September 7)
September 7, 2012

In Washington, new voices urging no-fly zones; France reportedly supports “liberated zones”, moves towards supply of weapons—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #84 (September 5)
September 5, 2012

The U.N. Charter, International Law, and Legal Justifications for Military Intervention in Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #83 (September 1)
September 1, 2012

U.N. Securiy Council Meets: More “blah, blah, blah”, and no action—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #82 (August 30)
August 31, 2012

André Glucksmann, “The killing continues in Syria” (English translation)—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #81 (August 28)
August 28 2012

Washington Post editorial decries “moral bankruptcy” of Obama policy on Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #80 (August 28)
August 28, 2012

Die Zeit (Berlin): Military intervention in Syria is “absolutely essential”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #79 (August 27)
August 27, 2012

Continuing massacres in Syria, at Daraya and elsewhere; legal justification for military intervention — Obama’s Debacle in Syria
—Update #78 (August 26)
August 26, 2012

Will the raging fire in Syria reach the cedars of Lebanon?—Obama’s Debacle in Syira
— Update #77 (August 24)
August 24, 2012

Grave errors, repeated? The United States, France, the U.K. and Kofi Annan’s successor; Latest developments on UNSMIS, Joint Special Envoy—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #76 (August 16) Revised 20:00 GMT
August 16, 2012

André Glucksmann, “La tuerie continue en Syrie”—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #74 (August 13)
August 13, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon’s unceremonious dismissal of General Robert Hood; SG on verge of disastrous appointment of successor to Kofi Annan—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #73 (August 10)
August 10, 2012

U.N. General Assembly adopts resolution condemning Syria by vote of 133-12 with 31 abstentions (vote tally and full text)—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #72 (August 3) Revised August 4, 2012

Syrian rebels reportedly commit war crimes; U.N. Security Council should refer crimes in Syria to the ICC—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #71 (August 1)
August 1, 2012

The Olympic Games, and the Battle for Aleppo, Begin—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #70 (July 28)
July 28, 2012

South Africa strays from Mandela’s vision, abstaining in Security Council vote on Syria
— Update #69
July 27, 2012

REPRISE: Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Without Security Council Authorization—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #68 (July 25)
July 25, 2012

Security Council adopts Resolution 2059 extending mandate of UNSMIS for 30 days (with text); fighting and risks intensify—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #67 (July 20)
July 20, 2012

Draft Security Council Resolution S/2012/538 vetoed by Russia and China (text of resolution and video link)—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #66 (July 19)
July 19, 2012

REPRISE: “The League of Authoritarian States”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #65 (July 19)
July 19, 2012

If Russia vetoes a Security Council resolution on Syria, then what? — Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update # 64 (July 17)
July 17, 2012

Kofi Annan’s triumph—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #63 (July 14)
July 14, 2012

REPRISE: Goals to guide the international community in Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #62 (July 11),
July 11, 2012 (originally published May 29, 2012)

What future for UNSMIS and for Kofi Annan? Russia pushes for more of the same, with an implied military threat to dissuade all from any other options—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #61 (July 11)
July 11, 2012

Next steps in Syria: End UNSMIS observer mission, and send Kofi Annan home. Also, begin prosecutions of war criminals, and prepare for possible military action—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #60 (July 10)
July 10, 2012

Kofi Annan proves Karl Marx right: “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #59 (July 9)
July 9, 2012

Oh, what a beautiful castle in the sky! Kofi Annan the Illusionist, the moral cowardice of the world, and the end of the United Nations dream—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #58 (July 2)
July 2, 2012

Border tensions with Turkey rise; 190 killed on Thursday, al-Assad defiant, P5 + 4 to meet in Geneva on Saturday—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #57
June 30, 2012

Immunity or safe-conduct for al-Assad? Can Kofi Annan fail? Conference before cease-fire?—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #56 (June 23)
June 23, 2012

Obama-Putin meeting at G-20 in Mexico (video of joint press conference and transcript of related news conference)—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #55 (June 19)
June 19, 2012

General Mood of UNSMIS briefs Security Council— Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #54 (June 19) (with video links)
June 19, 2012

REPRISE: Hommage à Homs: Jacques Prévert, “Barbara” (with English translation); Paul Verlaine, “Ariette III” — Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #53 (June 19)
June 19, 2012

Islamabad, Kabul, Moscow, Damascus and Washington: The cumulative iimpact of “rookie” errors—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #52 (June 16)
June 16, 2012

Obama, the presidential elections, Syria and Iran—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #51 (June 12)
June 12, 2012

“The League of Authoritarian States”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #50 (June 9)
June 9, 2012

New massacre, some 140 killed in Syria; U.N. General Assembly meeting, Security Council consultations on Thursday—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #49 (June 7)
June 7, 2012

U.N. Human Rights Council adopts June 1 resolution condemning Syria (41-3-2), orders inquiry into Houla (Houleh) massacre (with video links)—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #48 (June 5)
June 5, 2012

Goals to guide the international community in Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #47 (May 29)
May 29, 2012

Security Council Press Statement on Houla massacre: Empty words, without significance—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #46 (May 28)
May 28, 2012

“Looney Toons” at the White House: New York Times article details Obama’s thinking on Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #45
May 27, 2012

Chief of UN Observers confirms massacre at Houla; NGOs report 35 children and total of 110 killed—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #44 (May 26)
May 26, 2012

At least 70 killed nationwide; massacre of 50 in Houla; U.N. International Commission on Syria Update—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update # 43 (May 25)
May 25, 2012

Syrian fighting spills over into Lebanon, threatening stability there—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #42 (May 24)
May 24, 2012

After G-8 “agreement on Syria”, the fighting continues—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #41 (May 23) REVISED
May 23, 2012

U.S. Covert Action in Syria?—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #40 (May 22)
May 22, 2012

Obama clueless on Syria? G-8 endorses UN 6-point peace plan—Obama’s Debacle in Syria—Update #39 (May 21)
May 21, 2012

Germany defaults on security responsibilities; sends 10 monitors to Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #38 (April 16)
May 17, 2012

Stop the UN farce!—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #37
May 15, 2012

EU “slaps” new sanctions on Syria—0bama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #36 (April 14)
May 14, 2012

Failure of “last chance to avoid civil war” in Syria—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #35 (May 10)
May 10, 2012

U.N. says peace plan “on track” as up to 43 people killed on Friday—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #34 (May 4)
May 4, 2012

William Hague (March 22): “We will not forget the people of Syria for a single day.”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #33 (May 1)
May 1, 2012

Latest news reports—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #32
April 28, 2012

Developments on the ground—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Upadate #31 (April 26)
April 26, 2012

Syrian forces carry out revenge attacks and targeted reprisals against those meeting with U.N. observers—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #30 (April 25)
April 25, 2012

With al-Assad defiant, freeze on UNSMIS, military action required—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Upadate #29 (April 24)
April 24, 2012

Security Council establishes observer mission (UNSMIS) with 300 officials to monitor implementation of Kofi Annan plan—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #28 (April 22),
April 22, 2012

Stop the killing: Stop al-Assad, Putin, and Kofi Annan— Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #27 (April 21)
April 21, 2012

At last, the Security Council acts on Syria, adopting Resolution 2042
—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #26 (April 14)
April 14, 2012

“By all necessary means”: Syria is closer than you think, and the hour is late—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #25 (April 9)
April 9, 2012

Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Without Security Council Authorization—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #24 (April 8)
April 8, 2012

Putin’s victory: Another Security Council “presidential statement”, and ferocious attacks on the ground—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #23 (April 7)
April 7, 2012

A Future Foretold: On the ground, al-Assad continues attacks—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #22 (April 4)
April 4, 2012

Events on the Ground in Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #21 (April 3)
April 3, 2012

Into the Abyss: Washington’s Fecklessness, Syria’s Fate—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #20 (March 30)
March 30, 2012

“The emperor has no clothes”: Foreign policy without a moral core—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #19 (March 29)
March 29, 2012

Limited military action to halt crimes against humanity: A new template to halt terror in Syria, and elsewhere—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #18 (March 28)
March 28, 2012

Syrian onslaught continues in Deraa, Hama, Kalidiya, Homs, Saraqueb, Qalit al-Madiq, and elsewhere—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #17
March 28, 2012

Syrian military continues campaign to crush opposition in Saraqeb, Homs, al-Qusair and elsewhere—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #16 (March 24, updated March 25)
March 24, 2012

Kofi Annan is not God—Obama’s debacle in Syria
— Update #15
March 23, 2012

Security Council issues “presidential statement”; al-Assad’s military onslaught continues unabated—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #14 (March 22)
March 22, 2012

Putin plays hardball in Syria, uses Lavrov to distract gullible UN and international community—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #13 (March 20)
March 20, 2012

Beyond Despair: Obama’s Debacle in Syria
—Update #12 (March 16)
March 15, 2012

Annan fails in Damascus as Syrian army continues its onslaught—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #11 (March 11)
March 11, 2012

Tanks roll in Idlib as Kofi Annan is rebuffed—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #10 (March 10)
March 10, 2012

The Daily Star: “We procrastinate”—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #9 (March 9)
March 9, 2012

The “Rational Actor” Fallacy and Stopping Syria’s Atrocities—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #8 (March 9)
March 9, 2012

Lack of Moral Courage at the Highest Levels—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #7 (March 8)
March 8, 2012

Responding to Atrocities in Syria: It’s Not Just About Al-Assad—It’s About Us—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #6 (March 6)
March 6, 2012

The Nuremberg Principles and Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #5
March 5, 2012, updated March 6, 2012

PNTR and MFN Status: Congress, Russia and Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #4 (March 5)
March 5, 2012

Republican Senator John McCain Urges U.S. Military Attacks to Halt Atrocities in Syria—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #3 (March 5)
March 5, 2012

Passivity in the Face of Terror in Syria, Threats of War in Iran — Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #2 (March 3, 2012)
March 3, 2012

Diplomats founder—military action, not “mediation” required NOW to halt crimes against humanity—Obama’s Debacle in Syria
— Update #1 (February 29)
February 29, 2012, revised March 1, 2012

Hommage à Homs: Jacques Prévert, “Barbara”; Paul Verlaine, “Ariette”
25 Février, 2012

Military Intervention to establish “no-kill zones” and humanitarian corridors—Syria Update #9
February 24, 2012

U.N. Commission Report on Crimes Against Humanity in Syria; Military Action; Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and International Law
February 24, 2012

Obama’s debacle in Syria
February 23, 2012

Guérnica, Hama, Srebrenice and now Homs—Terror Before a Leaderless and Helpless World–Syria Update #8
February 22, 2012

Military Action Now Required to Stop Al-Assad–Syria Update #7
February 21, 2012

The Syrian Question:  Srebrenice Again?—Syria Update #3
February 17, 2012

U. N. General Assembly condemns Syria by by vote of 137 to 12, with 17 abstentions (text of reslution)
February 16, 2012

China gets free ride on Security Council veto; questions for Xi Jinping; Nivi Pillay before General Assembly—Syria Update #5
February 13, 2012

Chinese and Russian Vetoes of Security Council Resolution on Syria–Details on February 4 Meeting, Including Video, Text of Resolution, and Transcript of Proceedings—Syria Update #4
February 8, 2012

China defends Syrian regime committing crimes against humanity, blocking Security Council action—Syria Update #2
February 5, 2012

Russia’s calculations, al-Assad and civil war: Syria Update #1
February 3, 2012

Monumental miscalculation? Russia’s strategic interests in Syria and its defense of the al-Assad regime
February 2, 2012

La Russie défend ses interêts stratégiques du XIXème siècle en Syrie, aveugle au XXIème
le 1 février, 2012

Syria: The Human Cost of Delay
January 18, 2012

Qatar’s leader suggests sending troops to Syria
January 14, 2012

Government Terror in Syria—Putin, Al Assad, and Security Council Referral to the ICC
December 31, 2011

REPRISE: Syria and the Shame of the World
November 19, 2011

Syria — and the shame of the world (developing)
August 20, 2011

Ratko Mladic to join Radovan Karadic in The Hague; Moammar Qaddafi and Bashar al-Assad await similar fates
May 28, 2011

Repression in Syria, and the spread of universal ideals throughout the world
May 11, 2011

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