Even a Small Attack in Syria Could Tip The Scales (Because Small Guys Get Knocked Over Easier)

It is, in many ways, elementary.  Bigger is better, stronger, and more able to survive punishment.  The smaller something becomes, the more fragile it is.  A lot of fretting is going into the long-term effects of an air assault on Syria.  Most of it centers on how Americans feel about themselves following eight long years … Continue reading Even a Small Attack in Syria Could Tip The Scales (Because Small Guys Get Knocked Over Easier)

Bashar the Butcher is Winning (Because killing people is what he does well)

Ever since late May, when Hezbollah entered Syria's civil war, the rebellion has faltered. This is the Empire Strikes Back portion of the war. All hope seems lost; serious questions arise about the rebels' unity; will the evil government crush the heroic rebellion once and for all? All nonsense aside, people are really dying - … Continue reading Bashar the Butcher is Winning (Because killing people is what he does well)

Getting a Grip on Syria

As the West edges closer to yet another Middle Eastern war, there’s been loads of talk about the who, the what, the why of the Syrian civil war.  “They'’ve been doing it thousands of years” is the often-cited refrain from laymen isolationists, stating the supposed interminable history of bloodshed in the region that goes back … Continue reading Getting a Grip on Syria