Syria

Christmas Market Massacre Proves Ignoring Muslim Warnings Will Get You Killed

Thanks in large measure to Angela Merkel, a Muslim army has successfully crossed the Mediterranean, European culture and nation-states are in full retreat, and Phase Six of the Muslim conquest of the West is well and successfully under way.

The Lessons of Aleppo

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The lessons for Trump from the Aleppo disaster? Do not even consider getting into a new Middle East war—unless Congress votes to authorize it, the American people are united behind it, vital U.S. interests are clearly imperiled, and we know how the war ends and when we can come home. For wars have a habit of destroying presidencies.

Today Turkey is More Foe than Friend of America

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has accommodated the Islamic State, allowing passage of men and materiel into Syria and facilitated the sale of oil seized by the violent jihadists. Turkey increasingly thwarts U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Will Trump’s Defense Picks Back-Up Trump’s Anti-War Policies?

To find senior defense and national security officials who share his views, President-elect Trump may have to look beyond the obvious choices who, though undoubtedly talented, have a long association with the failed policies he has promised to rethink.

No Thanks to John Bolton as Secretary of State Says Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul says, "John Bolton more often stood with Hillary Clinton and against what Donald Trump has advised.” And Senator Paul has a point.

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria

Patrick J. Buchanan, BernardGoldberg.com

As of today, there is no possibility that the rebels we back could defeat ISIS and the al-Nusra Front, let alone bring down Bashar Assad and run the Russians, Hezbollah, Iran and the Iraqi Shiite militias out of Syria. Time to stop the killing, stop the carnage, stop the war and get the best terms for peace we can get. For continuing this war, when the prospects of victory are nil, raises its own question of morality.

Hillary Clinton Never Met A War She Didn’t Want Other Americans To Fight

Of Hillary Clinton's belligerent record Donald Trump observed: “Sometimes it seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene in, or topple.”

The DC Establishment Is The Party Of War

Neither party establishment is prepared to advance a strategy for victory, neither party establishment is prepared to successfully “wage peace.” Only Donald Trump was prepared to say that endless war is not just political folly, but an indecent sacrifice of American lives and treasure.

Syria and the National Interest

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

America’s best and wisest course is to stop this slaughter that is killing a thousand Syrians a week, use our forces in concert with any and all allies to annihilate the Nusra Front and ISIS, keep the Kurds and Turks apart, effect a truce if we can, and then get out. It’s not our war.

Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Debacle: Arming Jihadists in Libya . . . and Syria

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Wilileaks founder Julian Assange has announced that the organization is soon to publish highly sensitive government e-mails that demonstrate Hillary Clinton’s key participation in efforts to arm jihadists in Syria. Just as in Libya, where Mrs. Clinton championed the strategy of arming Islamist “rebels,” the Syrian “rebels” who ultimately received weapons included the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and ISIS.

Turkey in Crisis: Another Lesson Why U.S. Should Avoid Foreign Meddling

Washington should not be isolated from the world, but it should stop attempting to forcibly transform the world. In Turkey the U.S. has found itself forced to embrace a man who cannot be trusted to support people’s liberty at home or fight Islamic radicalism abroad. So why is America still supporting him?

Our Impulsive Foreign Policy Establishment

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Donald Trump calls the NATO alliance a rip-off, a tripwire for World War III and “obsolete.” Hillary Clinton compares Putin’s actions in Ukraine to Hitler’s actions in Germany in the early 1930s. Looking for a four-year faceoff with a nuclear-armed Russia? Hillary’s the one!

Would Donald Trump Save Americans From Unnecessary War?

Subsidizing prosperous, populous allies and attempting to remake failed states provides little benefit to most Americans, who do the dying and paying. Hillary Clinton’s foreign support actually reinforces Donald Trump’s point: the need for an international policy that advances the interests of the American people.

Remember Our Blessings - Reclaim Our Founders’ Revolutionary Legacy

There is much in America about which to be concerned, even anguished. Yet traveling the world reminds one just how special America remains.

The Islamic State Creates Killer Caliphate to Eradicate Christians

The slaughter of Middle Eastern Christians and other persecuted faiths is one of the great tragedies of our age. There is no panacea, no easy solution to the ongoing conflict. But Americans can, indeed, must act even when their government does not.

Does The U.S. Really Need an Ally Like Saudi Arabia?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not share values with America, democratic or other. Saudi Arabia is at best a slightly more civilized variant of the Islamic State.

How Republicans Perish

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

America is creeping ever closer to war with the other two great nuclear powers because we have made their quarrels our quarrels, though at issue are tracts and bits of land of no vital interest to us. With no end to war on America's horizon, the prospect of this free republic enduring is, well, doubtful.

Stop Reassuring Saudi Arabia, a Worse Threat to the Middle East than Iran

At the Saudis’ behest Washington backs their misbegotten war in Yemen and remains formally committed to the overthrow of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, the strongest force opposing the far more dangerous Islamic State. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also underwrites extremist Islamic teaching in madrassas around the world.

Fed Up PAC Poll: Conservatives Want to Get Tough with the Islamic State

Changing the rules to give pilots more ability to make their own decision on attacking won 92% approval, while 77% said that Islamic state strongholds should be attacked even at the cost of civilian casualties.  Bombing mosques, if they are being used for military purposes such as storing weapons, would be allowed by 95% of those polled.

Marco Rubio Desperately Plays the Isolationist Card

Trying to defend his record of supporting such disastrous misadventures as Iraq and Libya, Marco Rubio denounced unnamed foes who he claims seek “to derail the postwar consensus about America’s role in the world.” This anonymous “they,” he added, “will never call themselves isolationists, but that is exactly what they are.” Against Ted Cruz, the likely intended target, Rubio's claim obviously is nonsense.