Jeremy Bowen's latest column for the BBC News website is a dramatic read. It begins:
It has taken a week to reshape the map of the Syrian war, in the seven days since President Donald Trump used what he called his "great and unmatched wisdom" to order the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria.
He set off a chain of events that betrayed America's ally, the Syrian Kurds, and opened a cornucopia of opportunities for Turkey, the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, its backers, Russia and Iran, and the jihadist extremists of Islamic State (IS).
It's receiving praise on Twitter:
Thank you for letting a little justified anger creep into the analysis - it’s all too easy for the media to write cold, detached, commentaries on a devastating war that has been shamefully prolonged by self-serving external forces. This was a needed corrective. Trump should read.
For a possibly more accurate take on events, try this :ReplyDelete
You could also watch this, which backs up MOA and has never been broadcast on the BBC :
And to refresh your amygdala, try this slice of history :
Not quite the media's take is it.
"opportunities for Turkey, the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, its backers, Russia and Iran,"ReplyDelete
... Pure humbug from the BBC to attack Trump for deciding not to try to sort that lot out.