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Hans
02-23-2016, 10:34 PM
It is quite clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin views the United States not as a partner or even as an adversary but as an enemy.

But far more distressing is what Putin is doing in Syria, where he is outplaying America and its allies, with disastrous consequences.

In October, when Russia started bombing Syria, Obama confidently predicted that Putin would regret his decision to enter the Syrian civil war. "An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population," Obama predicted, "is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work."

Perhaps in the long term Obama will be proved right and Syria will, in fact, become Putin's Vietnam. But so far, Putin has not only turned the tide of war in Syria, reversing what was a steady loss of territory for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, but he is also playing his Syria intervention as part of a global chess match against the West. To put it bluntly, Putin is running circles around the United States and Europe.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/23/opinions/russia-us-syria-opinion-ghitis/index.html

I am sure the President of the US will have a lot to say about this but not act on anything. Like the usual.

Barry Morris
02-24-2016, 12:49 AM
It is quite clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin views the United States not as a partner or even as an adversary but as an enemy.

But far more distressing is what Putin is doing in Syria, where he is outplaying America and its allies, with disastrous consequences.

In October, when Russia started bombing Syria, Obama confidently predicted that Putin would regret his decision to enter the Syrian civil war. "An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population," Obama predicted, "is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work."

Perhaps in the long term Obama will be proved right and Syria will, in fact, become Putin's Vietnam. But so far, Putin has not only turned the tide of war in Syria, reversing what was a steady loss of territory for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, but he is also playing his Syria intervention as part of a global chess match against the West. To put it bluntly, Putin is running circles around the United States and Europe.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/23/opinions/russia-us-syria-opinion-ghitis/index.html

I am sure the President of the US will have a lot to say about this but not act on anything. Like the usual.

What might be really scary is the action a guy like Trump might take!!!

Hans
02-24-2016, 07:11 AM
You mean he might actually do something else besides talk and wait it out?