The deaths of at least 62 Syrian troops and more than 100 injured by a US bombing attack that apparently went awry and struck them instead of an ISIS target has threatened the partial cease-fire that was supposed to be just getting underway. The repeated bombings of wrong targets undermines the constant reassurances we get from the US government of the reliability of their smart weaponry.
The US ambassador to the US, the gung-ho liberal interventionist Samantha Power, has of course, gone on the offensive and rather than contritely apologizing, has accused the Russians for ‘grandstanding’ on the issue by taking it up at the UN, when it is the US that rushes to pass resolutions whenever one of its adversaries does something wrong.
Marcus Ranum tries to explain the conflict in Syria by analogizing it something closer to home and his effort shows just how senseless and cruel it all is.
It seems like this conflict will only end when that country is reduced to a pile of rubble and all its people are refugees.