Letter: Don’t miscast Putin’s Syria adventure as a ‘success’


In using a subheading “Rising star Dvornikov tasked to repeat Syria success in south-eastern assault” on the story about Alexander Dvornikov, Russia’s new commander, surely your editors were on autopilot, under the sway of some malign robotic influence?

For no one but a monster or the lackey of a tyrant could present anything to do with the ongoing Syrian civil war as a “success”. In the article there is talk of military superiority, an objective measure. But where did this use of “success” come from?

Henry Wessells
Upper Montclair, NJ, US

Articles You May Like

Bad Things About Weekly Options: Risks + Problems
Newly minted Advocate-Atrium union sets stage for look at debt structure
Silvergate CEO calls out ‘short sellers’ spreading misinformation
Oil tanker jam forms off Turkey after start of Russian oil cap
Do Treasury Bond ETFs Deserve a Place in Your Portfolio?