Syria

Defeat the Islamic State by Allowing Syria and Others to Kill Radicals

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow argues that rather than turn the Islamic State into a U.S. military priority, and take America into war, we should organize an Islamic coalition against the Islamic State. 

Trading For Bergdahl Means More Foleys

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

With ISIS and al Qaeda now having unified in their quest to kill Americans, there is little doubt that kidnapping more Americans will be at the top of the priority list.

Obama's Secret Raid in Syria to Free U.S. Hostages Failed

Kristina Wong, The Hill

U.S. special forces attempted an unsuccessful rescue operation in Syria earlier this summer to free American journalist James Foley. Islamists recently released a video of the beheading of Foley.

Islamic State Beheads US Journo on Video

John Nolte, Breitbart

More than a year ago, James Foley, an American photojournalist was reported missing in Syria. Numerous reports claimed he had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. A new video has surfaced that appears to show Foley being beheaded alive by ISIS.

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.

America Should Stop Trying To Fix Iraq, Syria, And Everywhere Else

Much of the Muslim world  is aflame and U.S. policy bears much of the blame.  Washington’s relentless attempt to reorder and reshape complex peoples, distant places, and volatile disputes has backfired spectacularly.

Obama’s Treasonous Squandering of American Power

It took sixty-nine years to build America into the world's only superpower; it has taken Obama less than six to flippantly throwaway America’s national influence and unilaterally disarm America through a conscious and treasonous hollowing-out of America’s military capability. Sign and share the petition to impeach Barack Obama.

Funding Jihadists, Denying US Military

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Online

The Obama Administration can fund al-Qaeda but we can’t fund the families of our war dead?

Is The Arab Spring Over?

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

The Muslim Brotherhood was banned again by an Egyptian court this week. The Brotherhood is underground, the military firmly in charge, and an interim gov't is poised to bolster generals rather than cultivating real democracy.

Chances of War Finally Fading?

Patrick Buchanan, Human Events

The US, Russia, Syria and even Iran have a cold interest in no wider war in Syria. Unfortunately, powerful Middle East forces, and right here in America, believe they have a vital interest in bringing about just such a war.

The Administration’s Bad Case for a Bad War in Syria

War is not just another policy option.  The American people and their representatives need to insist that Washington’s chief responsibility is to defend America.  Whatever the state of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons, the U.S. should stay out of Syria’s tragic civil war.

Silence From Anti-War Celebs

L. Brent Bozell III, GOP USA

What Obama wants right now from his leftist base is support or at least silence on Syria -- and his friends in Hollywood have sycophantically obliged.

Congress Must Reclaim War Powers

Patrick Buchanan, WND

Repubs who oppose a U.S. war on Syria speak for the people and should seize this moment to dump Obama conscripts Boehner and Cantor and replace them with leaders who will stand resolutely against Obama’s war, against Obamacare and against amnesty.

BOEHNER AND COMPANY SHOULD RESIGN

The Republican Party is currently being “led,” if it can be called that, by moderates. But the grassroots of the party is made up of voters who want America governed according to limited government, constitutional, conservative principles.

By Richard A. Viguerie

Putin's NYT OpEd: All Propaganda

Rick Moran, American Thinker

No one believes the fairy tale that Russia isn't protecting their client Assad by running interference for him at the UN. Putin's disingenuous statements about "international law" ring hollow.

Rand Paul: Putin Shaming Obama

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Putin is "running circles" around Obama, and if the Syrian crisis was a "game," the Russian leader would be winning it, says Sen. Rand Paul.

NeoCon Syria Guru Tied to Pro-Rebels

Charles C. Johnson, Daily Caller

The neocon group Institute for the Study of War knew that Syria analyst Elizabeth O’Bagy (who advised Kerry and McCain) lacked a Ph.D. long before it fired her. Her ties to radical pro-Syria lobbying groups makes it worse.

Obama Didn't Convince RPaul

Daniel Doherty, Townhall

“The President has not made a compelling case that American interests are at risk in Syria. The threshold for war should be a significant one,” said Rand Paul in response to Obama's speech.

"Bomb Obamacare" Rockets Palin to #1 Again

Palin is popular with the grassroots in large measure because she defies the pseudo-intellectual conventions of inside-the-Beltway political conversation – or what most people outside-the-Beltway call double talk or B.S.

Tea Party and James Madison Defeat Obama on Syria

It says a lot about the political potency of the alliance of conservative and libertarian-minded voters that Obama would rather give the credit for stopping a war of choice in Syria to the Russians, than admit that he, and his neo con Republican allies were defeated by the everyday citizens of the Tea Party and the wisdom of James Madison.