Analysis of America’s Last Few Days in Syria

Back in the time immediately following Donald Trump’s election, the more reasonable (i.e. non-MSM) professional commentators predicted that the Donald was and is savvy enough to gather around him a good team.

Well, here’s a new fisk of President’s Trump’s choices for our leadership in foreign policy, which the Right Angle fellows dub “The A Team”.

I am a regular follower of the conversations among the three Bill analysts, the fellows who comprise the weekly program “Right Angle”.

This is a short but detailed and pithy (not an easy combination) critique of America’s current path in foreign policy. For the first moment in a very long time, I am not ashamed of our country’s attempt at foreign policy.

And by the way, we’re finally dropping some big bombs on Afhganistan’s ISIS, too. It’s overdue… what Petraeus and his p.c. COIN rules of engagement would never, ever have agreed to. Should the Right Angle cover the Afghanistan changes, I’ll post that analysis, too.

Meanwhile, it’s good for Western military morale to watch the perfidious Iran kill off the top (and very skilled) Hezbollah leaders, i.e., their own allies. Teamwork has always been an alien idea in Islam.

5 thoughts on “Analysis of America’s Last Few Days in Syria

    • Maybe he underestimated Trump. A lot of people mistake kindness for weakness. A very common and very human error.

  1. Dropping in only for a few minutes this morning (Good Friday), I’d like to note that the Hezbollah leaders are *not* Iran’s “own allies.” Unless my sustained illness over the past few months has completely deranged me, Iran is and has been for a long time a Shi’a culture; Hezbollat and its ilk are Sunni, and, by now, perhaps even Wahhabyi or–a term we all know and don’t love–Salafist, each of this being a progressively more stringent move to a Puritanical and literal reading of the Q’uran textbook for terror.

    Nope. Iran doesn’t want Hezbollah leaders around.

    • You’re mixed up. Hezbollah is a Shia organization.

      From the Wiki:

      After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israel occupied a strip of south Lebanon, which was controlled by the South Lebanon Army (SLA), a militia supported by Israel. Hezbollah was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran primarily to harass the Israeli occupation.[7] Its leaders were followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, and its forces were trained and organized by a contingent of 1,500 Revolutionary Guards that arrived from Iran with permission from the Syrian government,[22] which was in occupation of Lebanon at the time.

      Scholars differ as to when Hezbollah came to be a distinct entity. Various sources list the official formation of the group as early as 1982[61][62][63][64] whereas Diaz and Newman maintain that Hezbollah remained an amalgamation of various violent Shi’a extremists until as late as 1985.[65] Another version states that it was formed by supporters of Sheikh Ragheb Harb, a leader of the southern Shia resistance killed by Israel in 1984.[66] Regardless of when the name came into official use, a number of Shi’a groups were slowly assimilated into the organization, such as Islamic Jihad, Organization of the Oppressed on Earth and the Revolutionary Justice Organization[citation needed]. These designations are considered to be synonymous with Hezbollah by the US,[67] Israel[68] and Canada.[69]

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