Thursday, October 6, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 6, 2016

An over-crowded graveyard is pictured in the rebel held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Samia Nakhoul, Reuters: Aleppo will eventually fall, but Syrian war will go on

It may take weeks or months, but Aleppo is likely to fall to Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power and the most lethal bombardment in nearly six years of war.

Capturing the strategically important city, an economic and trading centre which is key to controlling Syria's northwest, would be an important military triumph for President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies.

It would be a crippling setback for the Western-backed Syrian rebels who, without quick reinforcements from their foreign backers, look set to be bombed out of their stronghold.

But the fall of Aleppo will not mean an end to the war, military and political analysts say.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- October 6, 2016

Aleppo May Be 'Totally Destroyed' in Two Months -- Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic

Syria: Do people really care? -- James Denselow, Al Jazeera

Don’t Intervene in Syria -- Steven Storm and Jonathan Stevenson, NYT

Is America About to go to War in Syria? -- Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest

Collapse of diplomacy in Syria forces US to consider new options -- Howard LaFranchi, CSM

Obama Has No Plan to Save Aleppo From Putin and Assad -- Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast

The new power couple: Russia and Iran in the Middle East -- Ellie Geranmayeh & Kadri Liik, Council on Foreign Relations

Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama’s Sorriest Legacy -- Mark Perry, Politico

Ashraf Ghani's gamble with 'butcher of Kabul' -- Najib Sharifi, Al Jazeera

What Actually Happened in Kashmir? -- Samantha Subramanian, The Atlantic

It’s not only Britain trying to re-divide Europe -- John Lloyd, Reuters

Where do the presidential candidates stand on the Islamic State? -- AP

Is anyone worried about America's $19 trillion debt? -- Heather Long, CNN

The Climate Implications of Electricity for All -- Spiegel Online

Nobel Peace Prize: Who will win? -- Kate Brady, DW

1 comment:

Si-vis-pasen- said...

I wonder if this useful nonsense religious idiots will eventually figure out how the perpetual war benefits the military industrial complex .