We need to pause and look at who we are. We need to acknowledge our response includes our Achilles heel of racism in which reaction to the “other” is different from our support for those who look like “us.” We should not ignore that.
If the ICC, the Geneva Conventions, and the U.N. Security Council are to have any moral weight whatsoever, then we must prosecute justly and consistently. That means when we call for war crimes accountability for Putin, we do it also for Bush and Obama. No war criminals left behind.
The former U.S. diplomat and Vermont politician says he’s perplexed by President Trump’s motivation to greenlight Turkish strikes in northern Syria.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dartmouth College Professor Dirk Vandewalle to talk about the longstanding crisis in Syria. After several years of ongoing civil war in Syria, […]
The U.S. support for the YPG/YPJ was nothing more than a temporary marriage of convenience.
News Release -- Sen. Bernie Sanders April 11, 2018 Contact: Josh Miller-Lewis Office of Sen. Bernie Sanders [email protected] Washington, D.C. – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday […]
Last week’s attack on a Syrian airfield sent the clear message that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles are worth a thousand words of dissembling from Donald Trump to distract from alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia to swing the election.
It would appear that the president has little understanding of, or is persuaded to overlook, the critically important realities in the Middle East.
This latest move by President Donald Trump to bomb the Syrian military airbase is absolutely brilliant politics and probably insures his re-election.
Vermont’s three D.C. representatives stopped short of applauding Trump’s military actions, but projected a sense of understanding for their justification. There was, however, an urging of restraint and caution by the president from the delegation.
News Release -- Sen. Bernie Sanders April 7, 2017 Contact: [email protected] WASHINGTON, April 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after the United States carried out a […]
News Release -- Sen. Patrick Leahy April 7, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, On Air Strikes in Syria […]
It may be that Pence’s performance in the vice president’s debate was more notable for the apparent differences in his positions and Trump’s, when it comes to what should be done to stop the carnage in Aleppo, Syria.
While local lawmakers raised questions about security and the potential drain on resources as Rutland takes in as many as 100 Syrians, they seemed most upset that Mayor Chris Louras didn't keep them in the loop as the decision was made.