Syria Is the New Afghanistan

The misery won’t end.

Photographer: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images

It’s official: Syria has become a war of all against all. The latest proof is the report that U.S. planes killed somewhere between four and 200 Russian “mercenaries” last week.

A few days before that news broke, Israel shot down an Iranian drone that came from Syria and then attacked Iranian targets, losing an F-16 in the process. And just a few days before that, Turkey mounted an extensive war against U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds — probably the same people who called in the airstrikes against the Russians.

Ladies and gentlemen, Thomas Hobbes is in the house.