Tag: Donald Trump

The Case for Assad to Remain

“…As bad of a dictator as Assad is and as terrible as it is that Assad has aligned himself with Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, Assad nevertheless has a functioning government that provides law and order. …If President Trump topples Assad then only sectarian rebel groups will remain. …The only way that this author can support Assad’s removal is if President Trump also sends to Syria a couple hundred thousand American troops to help stand up a transitional government.”

How to End the Syrian Civil War

“…certain parameters rooted in the on-the-ground reality must guide America’s response. Since the West is unwilling to engage the Russian military in Syria, it is immediately evident that the Syrian civil war is not the type of situation where Western politicians or the United Nations can decide unilaterally what is to be done…”

Three Major Intervention Lessons Learned from Iraq

“These three lessons … may be taken as qualifying conditions to any future Middle Eastern regime change endeavor. …if these conditions cannot be met, then no matter the Middle Eastern dictator… that dictator should not be forcibly removed from power because of the mass bloodshed and chaos that will result.”