America’s Syrian Shame – by Roger Cohen, The New York Times

Putin’s policy is hard to distinguish from Obama’s. America’s capitulation is complete, with appalling results.

Source: America’s Syrian Shame – The New York Times


I find the comments critical of Roger Cohen’s analysis more convincing than the comments of his supporters. What I would like from Roger Cohen and the NY Times, is an in depth analysis of the non ISIS rebel groups, their strengths and weaknesses, abilities and willingness to fight, their religious and political views, and how much support we are giving them now. While Cohen and friends are perhaps right that it would be nice if we cleaned up Syria, since our invasion of Iraq unleashed and helped create ISIS, two trillion dollars invested wasn’t enough, and the next two trillion should go to places like Flint Michigan, and rebuilding our infrastructure and factories, so we can compete in the future with China. Cohen and company are probably wrong in thinking that Russia is our number one enemy. Russia continues to weaken and make bad choices. China is the emerging threat, and they have quietly been at war with the west for a long time, over the shelling and total destruction of the Summer Palaces in 1860 by the British and the French. In the 20th century, China suffered more devastating military humiliations by the western powers and then the Japanese. the new China super power is emerging from the ashes of two centuries of humiliations. While we waste our resources in middle east sink holes, China is building factories and quietly taking market share.
David  is about to publish his first novel, The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Vietnam, 1770-1802.

About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. Find more about it at, also known as, David Lindsay is currently writing about Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction., as well as singing and performing a "folk concert" on Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction. He can be reached at daljr37(at)
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