Syria’s tangled proxy wars

Who is fighting whom and why in Syria.

Source: Syria’s tangled proxy wars: a simple visual guide – Vox


What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

Putin has an op ed in the NY Times.  Besides the following quote, he also calls into question the idea of American exceptionalism.

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.

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