Washington’s obsession with attempting to intervene in Syria was never really aimed at Syria, but was instead aimed at containing Iranian influence for the benefit of the Israeli government. Now, with the failure of that mission, Israel has decided it needs to step up its own game.
Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better.
When a Department of Defense intelligence report about the Syrian rebel movement became public in May 2015, lots of people didn’t know what to make of it. After all, what