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The Fun of Empire:Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria.

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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 03:14 AM
By Glenn Greenwald

CBS News, August 18, 2011:

President Barack Obama officially demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign for the sake of his own people, saying he was no longer fit to lead after “imprisoning, torturing, and slaughtering his own people” during a crackdown on pro-reform protesters.

New York Times, October 24, 2012:

Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats.

Barack Obama, August 31, 2013:

Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. . . . [W]e are the United States of America, and we cannot and must not turn a blind eye to what happened in Damascus.

New York Times, today:

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad. . . . The flights are a significant step toward direct American military action in Syria, an intervention that could alter the battlefield in the nation’s three-year civil war. . . .

Everyone switching sides all the time fun and game's y'all fun and games.How are these people celebrating the anniversary of their failed attempt to invade Syria? By using the threat of IS to invade.You wanna know how WWIII will start? By provocation

The Fun Of Empire.

posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 03:17 AM
Syria, Iran and Russia play chess really well.

Obama Is too stupid to understand checkers.

posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 05:34 AM

originally posted by: solarstorm
Syria, Iran and Russia play chess really well.

Obama Is too stupid to understand checkers.

Not true ... the game of chess, and the great game have certain similarities ... but you can be good at one, and lousy at the other.

Iran doesn't play chess ... nor Syria. Russia is good at chess, but not good at the great Game, never was. The US is lousy in chess, but good at the great Game.

Russia is tied in Ukraine ... and more to the point, Russia doesn't have any ability to transfer and support it's troops in a different country. For that, they'd need to be able to provide "air support", which demands an aircraft carrier. While the Soviet Union wanted to build one, Russia has totally given up the idea dn sold the only item to China, which was only "half" built, when they sold it. China however, has full intention of building more aircraft carriers, which are already in the making.

The problem here, is that the fall of the Soviet Union, should have brought peace. But the US, with it's allies, saw it as an opportunity to murder all adversaries ... the background to this, is very complex, to say the least ... but you have noone today, who can "counter" the US. They'll find one way or another, to do what they want ... if not by direct intervention, then by insurgency.

However Russia ... well, Putin stole the presidency ... and now, it looks like he did that to make Russia back down, in Ukraine. Medvedev would not have ... all the US blown-out-of-proportion accusation against Putin, is merely a ruse ... to make people think, he's really really naughty. And the US, so very clever ... when Putin backs off. The same thing about Iran ... the US is a big provider of technology that is behind Iran's nuclear abilities. Even more so than the Russians. Because when Russians sell equipment, like the fighter jets to Iraq. They come with no-education, and little-or-no spare parts. Which makes them useless in battle.

So, you see ... the US is good at the game, devious and clever ... Russia, they're too honest to play it. Russia, they're a WYSIWYG.

edit on 29/8/2014 by bjarneorn because: (no reason given)

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