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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ten Reasons Why Putin Wins Big In Syria While The U.S. Gets Nothing

Putin’s payoff from his Syrian “peace keeping” could be enormous; namely, a breakup of NATO and the European Union and a sell out by the West of Ukraine on the grounds that it is not fulfilling the conditions of the Minsk 2 agreement (as if Russia is). If this happens, Putin has achieved his main goal–the end of Ukraine as a unitary state to demonstrate the risks of attempting to break free from Russia’s “sphere of influence.” The ultimate disgrace is that the West welcomed Putin as a partner in Syria on the basis of his promise to fight ISIS. Instead, Putin bombed the opponents of Assad, inflicting massive civilian casualties on them and contributing to the migration flow into Europe. ISIS did not seem to appear on his target list. For those who know Putin, this was no surprise.

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10 comments:

  1. You are so right. However let me say that all of us ordinary people that follow the news regularly and read too and therefore, with time, we get to grips with the moves made by Russia, Europe and US; we all came to this same conclusion.
    The core of the problem is that Europe Union is like a headless chicken with a centralized Brussels that seems to be good only at making a Tsunami of rules and regulation for a whole continent (as if you manage big and small rich or poor the same) but has absolutely No Say when it comes to Military Action or treath. Meanwhile Mr Obama / US had decided that the best way forward is not to use force but diplomacy. And if I know it, Putin knows it too. Besides Putin does not need EU Parlamane to Congress to make his decisions in a giffy and it is not too difficult for him to take calculated risk and call the bluff of the US and EU. Crimea is one good example. It was the opportune time. Ukraine will probably be another since it is still an Opportune Time. And as I understand it, correct me if you do not think so; The US and the EU should get together and clearly show their combined strength in a location in Europe which can be effective and operational at any time. Otherwise, he will take another calculated risk with Ukraine while he still can since now is the time - EU lost control of immigration and all EU citizens definitely are not happy at all with this Centralized ineffective Brussels way or doing things (could be excellent but definitely bit effective) and the US is off to a new President and by the looks of it, it could be a very unpredictable outcome. I await your comments and thanks for your contributions and time. I love reading them.

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