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Trump’s change of heart on Syria isn’t reassuring, it’s profoundly disturbing


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The response to a horrific crime is too important to be dictated by the president’s vanity, as seems to be the case – and the consequences could spin out of control
Trump with King Abdullah II of Jordan on 5 April.
Trump with King Abdullah II of Jordan on 5 April. ‘There are ominous rumblings … Mike Pence is now insisting that ‘all options are on the table’.’ Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

‘Iwill tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me – big impact.” Those were the words of Donald Trump following the use of chemical weapons in Idlib province. With them, he sent the diplomatic world into a spin: had the president changed his mind on one of the most urgent foreign policy issues of our times?

As far as it’s ever possible to discern method in his madness, Trump’s attitude towards the war in Syria has been relatively straightforward. Destroying Isis is the priority, he has stated time and again, and if that means in bolstering Assad as a side-effect, so be it. This has been the logic of his benign attitude towards Russia, too: Vladimir Putin is a Christian leader willing to use hard power against jihadist Islam, so he’s one of the good guys. Also, Iraq was a mess, and no one wants to start World War Three. Or, as he memorably put it back in November, “I had to listen to [Republican Senator] Lindsey Graham talk about, you know, attacking Syria and attacking, you know, and it’s like you’re now attacking Russia, you’re attacking Iran, you’re attacking.”

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'Nightmare': Tribal Fishery Collapsing, Not Enough Salmon for Subsistence and Ceremonial Needs

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How Did a Spanish Axe Wind Up in Toronto 100 Years Before Europeans?

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How Did a Spanish Axe Wind Up in Toronto 100 Years Before Europeans?

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Native History: The Astonishing 1902 Order to Cut Native Hair!

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Native History: The Astonishing 1902 Order to Cut Native Hair!

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10 Native-Style April Fool's Day Pranks to Play and Pay

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Indian Tax Exemption: What You Need to Know

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22,000-Year-Old Mastodon and Tool Discovery That Made Scientists Rethink Native History

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22,000-Year-Old Mastodon and Tool Discovery That Made Scientists Rethink Native History

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Infighting: Lateral Violence Within Indian Country Is Hurting Us

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Did You Know That Judge Who Stopped Ban' on Its Tracks Is Indigenous?

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Did You Know That Judge Who Stopped Ban' on Its Tracks Is Indigenous?

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Another Pipeline Moved from a Wealthier, Middle-Class Area to Area Populated by Indigenous People

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