Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- May 7, 2013

Israel Bombs Syria: Nation A ‘Battlefield For The World’s Powers’ -- Mike Giglio, Daily Beast

The rebels weren’t behind those fireballs. As the international community refuses to officially intervene, Mike Giglio on how regional players are stepping up their own involvement in Syria.

As Israeli jets bombed Damascus on Sunday, Ahmad al-Khatib stood awestruck in his apartment. Two miles away, from heavily fortified Mount Qasioun, fireballs lit the predawn sky as the blasts shattered Khatib’s windows and rattled his chest. He knew right away that these weren’t rebel attacks. “We haven’t been able to do anything like that since the revolution started,” the opposition activist and aid worker says.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Syria Will Be Obama's Iraq -- Faisal Al Yafai, Real Clear World

Barack Obama is running out of time to end Middle East dithering -- Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

What if al Qaeda Gets Syrian Chemical Weapons? -- Michael Crowley, Time

Iraq, Syria and the death of the modern Middle East -- Murtaza Hussain, Al Jazeera

Ahmadinejad shows no signs of going quietly
-- Geneive Abdo, Special to CNN

Send the Nukes Back to South Korea -- Bennett Ramberg, Foreign Policy

Ladakh clash averted between China and India -- Gulf News

China's and India's Dangerous Game -- Matt Schiavenza, The Atlantic

Will Monday's anti-Putin protest in Moscow revive the movement? -- Julia Ioffe, New Republic

At Kerry-Putin meeting, US-Russia relations thaw – a little -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor

Mitt Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our Biggest Geopolitical Foe -- Michael Hirsh, The Atlantic

Terror threat from Gitmo prisoners is exaggerated -- Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Bailey Cahall, Special to CNN

Hollywood Plays “Let’s Make a Deal” with Chinese Communist Censors -- Seth Mandel, Commentary

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