NR Digital

Only Enemies

by David French
It is dangerous and wrong to pick a side in Syria

The images will not leave my mind. A baby, not seven weeks old, shot in the face to “send a message” to villagers supporting the Iraqi government.

A young woman, her eyes fixed straight ahead, as the jihadist blade first cuts into her throat, her gasping, choking last breaths drowned out by shrieks of “Allahu akbar!”