The Crime of the Century

“Aleppo has basically fallen,” Donald Trump declared at an October 9 presidential debate. He was wrong then. The assertion was made only, in part, to justify his support for an American partnership with the Assad regime and its benefactors in Moscow on the grounds that they are effectively fighting ISIS (they weren’t then, and Damascus remains brazenly callous about refusing to prioritize the fight against ISIS). Given how Syria and its Russian and Iranian allies have viciously and remorselessly prosecuted the campaign against anti-Assad rebels—a campaign unimpeded by Western intervention—Trump was bound to be right someday. That horrible day is here.

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The Crime of the Century

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