Topics include the Syrian bombing, the status of American sports, campus carry, mandatory minimums, presidential pardons, the Facebook scandal, and the effect of Paul Ryan’s impending departure from the House.
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About "Syria Bombing"
On Friday, a coalition of western forces bombed on Syria. The attacks were in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack by the forces of Bashar al-Assad. The use of chemical weapons in Syria is only one complicated aspect of an exceptionally complicated situation, and it’s made more complicated by the U.S.’s changing policy on the issue.
The U.S. has protested, to varying degrees, the use of chemical weapons. Obama seemed to waver on his red line, but Trump seems to be anxious to enforce it. Bashar al-Assad is supported by Russia. Rebel groups, some of whom have al-Qaeda or ISIS leanings, are generally supported by the U.S. We also know that those rebel groups have been effective at harassing Assad, even with very little support and weaponry. On the other hand, we have found U.S. munitions sold on the black market to terrorists.
This week’s release asks you to approach the Syria situation in collaboration with rebel groups, and to balance the risks and rewards of such a strategy.
Other topics include the status of American sports, campus carry, mandatory minimums, presidential pardons, the Facebook scandal, and the effect of Paul Ryan’s impending departure from the House.
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