Monday, May 19, 2014

Good luck with that

Reuters -- Syria's air defense chief was killed during an offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces against rebels east of Damascus, Islamist rebels and a monitoring group said. They said General Hussein Ishaq died on Sunday from wounds suffered on Saturday during the assault by Assad's forces on the town of Mleiha which appears aimed at expanding the president's control around the capital before a June 3 election.

When these rebels end up with  control of substantial parts of Syria, if not it all, they'll have done so with no help from western countries, and if anything, active resistance from them.

The logical route at this point would be for those countries to double down on their tacit support for Bashar al-Assad, but the key word there is "logical."

Welcome to the new world of Jabhat al-Nusra, Europe. You created it.