Thursday, 13 August 2015
Assad Walls Off the Besieged Damascus Suburb He Gassed in 2013
' “Let’s be clear about what the Assad regime is doing [in] Moadamiyah,” said Chris Harmer, a Syria analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War. “They are besieging and starving to death tens of thousands of innocent civilians. This is just the latest example that when it comes to U.S. policy toward Syria there are no actual red lines that the Assad regime can cross. With the rise of the Islamic State American policy in action has essentially said the Assad regime can do whatever it wants without any consequences whatsoever.” '