Obama’s Syria debacle

By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer “Russia hits Assad’s foes, angering U.S.” — Headline, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1 If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has, once again, been totally outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin. Two days earlier at the United Nations,Obama had welcomed the return, in force, of the Russian

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An answer to Syria’s predictable disaster

Jordan is quietly carrying out the one policy that might stem the tide of refugees fleeing war By David Blair It seems another age, but during the first eight months of Syria’s civil war, only 20,000 refugees fled Bashar al-Assad’s domain. By a cruel irony, that is exactly the number Britain alone is now preparing to accept. The raw figures

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The Britain-bashers’ moral outrage will not solve this migration crisis

Recognising that not all migrants are refugees is the first step to finding a constructive way forward By Boris Johnson If there is one thing that drives me nuts it is when people put on an air of bogus moral superiority. I mean the kind of finger-wagging holier-than-thou sermonising that has in the last few days been directed at Britain,

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