Thursday, September 29, 2016

Responsibility to Neglect

We remained silent in the face of reports that the Russian-Syrian alliance was about to slaughter an aid group at Aleppo.

Why would we do this? Is this possibly accurate?

Two days prior to devastating aerial attacks, Michael Ratney, the U.S. special envoy to Syria, was told the Assad regime was planning to hit the Aleppo facilities of the Syrian Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue group.

But our government did and said nothing, it is alleged.

Was the ceasefire omelet that Secretary Kerry anticipated seen as so delicious that mere broken eggs on the ground were a price he was willing to have paid to have a shot at a Nobel Peace Prize?

Russia, Iran, and Assad are trying to kill their way to an acceptable victory in this civil war and our administration continues to insist that these brutes will tire of killing any day now if we can get just the right words down on paper.