Thursday/ what action in Syria? nobody knows

The New York Times today: ‘Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took pains on Thursday to walk back President Trump’s threats of an imminent strike on Syria’.  And: ‘President Trump’s fusillade of tweets about Syria, Russia and China this week set a new standard for contradictory and inconsistent positions in Mr. Trump’s approach to war, trade and relations with adversaries’.

Map by the WSJ of the US military assets in and around Syria. After 7 years of war, one wonders if anything but rubble, is found in those cities marked in red. (The country between Syria and the Mediterranean Sea is Lebanon).

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