Attacks Fuel Debate Over U.S.-Led Effort

by David E.Sanger WASHINGTON — The apparent ease with which Israel struck missile sites and, by Syrian accounts, a major military research center near Damascus in recent days has stoked debate in Washington about whether American-led airstrikes are the logical next step to cripple President Bashar al-Assad’s ability to counter the rebel forces or use…

Israeli bombing of Syria and moral relativism

by Glenn Greenwald No universally applied principle justifies the Israeli attack on Damascus. Only self-flattering tribalism does that A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency purports to show damage caused by an Israeli strike on 5 May. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images On Sunday, Israel dropped massive bombs near Damascus, ones which the New…