A General Summing Up of the West’s March to Folly in Syria
These early failures by the German and American leaderships led to ever more costly missteps and a loss of purpose as the respective leaders ‘dug in’ to defend their mistakes. To make matters worse, some domestic interests — e.g., the Krupp in Germany and the MICC in the US — thrived on the carnage and had an economic interest in its continuation. And so, in very different circumstances, each conflict acquired a life of its own.
UPDATE 1: Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria
Complete essay and three links below the fold.