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Worst US Foreign Policy Blunder Since Vietnam

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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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A very good Article, much to long to post so below is just the introduction and conclusion. This administration's Foreign Policy blunders have allowed a complete power shift in the Middle East with Iran and Russia stronger than ever before. The Russians will be in Iraq shortly.

www.zerohedge.com...
Inside A Mid-East Coup: A Closer Look At The Russia-Iran Power Play



At the most basic level, the support provided by Washington, Riyadh, and Doha for the various Sunni extremist groups battling for control of Syria has created a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. Hundreds of thousands of people are dead and millions are displaced. As tragic as the situation already is, the conditions are ripe for it to get even worse if the move by Brussels to force recalcitrant EU countries into accepting a migrant quota system they are opposed to ends up triggering a dangerous bout of xenophobia in the Balkans.

Washington’s move to train and arm the Syrian opposition has of course also led directly to the creation of a group of black flag-waving jihadists that have taken the term “extremists” to a whole new level on the way to producing a series of slickly-produced videos depicting the murder of Westerners. This same group is now stomping around between Syria and Iraq wreaking havoc on civilians and committing acts so heinous that even al-Qaeda has condemned them.

Of course the outright chaos the West has managed to create in Syria has now come full circle, providing Iran and Russia with a unique opportunity to tip the scales and seize power in the Mid-East.

What's important to understand here, is that this isn’t confined to Syria.

That is, Iran isn't content to preserve its supply line with Hezbollah and Russia isn't content to play spoiler to the US by propping up Assad. There's something far more meaningful going on here and it can be readily observed in Iraq.

For years, Iran exercised its influence in Iraq via various Shiite militias controlled by Quds commander Qasem Soleimani. Now, it looks as though the deal struck between Tehran and Moscow in July included a power play designed to gradually muscle the US out of the way in Baghdad. The first concrete evidence of this came late last month when Iraq announced an intelligence sharing agreement with Russia and Syria but the story goes far deeper than that. Consider the following from The Washington Institute:

In short, what's happened here is that once Tehran secured the support of the Russian air force juggernaut, the IRGC diverted its Iraqi militias to Syria, where they will now join Hezbollah and ensure that Putin's airstrikes are bolstered when needed by effective ground support.

The announcement this week by Baghdad that Iraq would welcome Russian airstrikes against ISIS indicates that once Moscow and Tehran have restored Assad and stabilized Syria, the joint air and ground campaign will move to Iraq, a strategic shift that will complete what we have characterized as an outright Mid-East coup.

If this thesis materializes, it will mean that the West's attempt to destabilize the Assad regime has not only failed, but has in fact opened the door for Iran to seize control of the Mid-East and for Russia to reestablish itself as a global superpower capable of bringing its influence to bear on any nation at any time.


It's your move Washington, and the stakes couldn't possibly be higher...

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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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Cause there ain't no Kissinger to bail his ass out.
HE chose Kerry...opps.
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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

That was bound to happen, with the US presidency occupied by a "community organizer"



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Well in the other hand, let the Russians and Iranians do the dirty work. Too many of our boys and girls have died in a pointless war. It's time to focus on our internal problems.
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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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The whole intent with what Russia is doing is to do just that, and unseat the US as the leading global power....

Russia isnt in it to kill ISIS , thats just a good excuse.......

If you look closesly youll see securing this section gives then a direct oil pipeline and seaport access......

We all know Russia has been having petrol issues.......

Looks like the problems solved, and all with the blessing the ignorant masses believing they are doing something about ISIS



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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Russia was invited by the syrian gov. for help ......!
only idiots would think that Russia is helping the US to tear douwn the syrian Gov.
ohhh... the western supported rebels/terrorist are hit by the russians ?? bad luck for them...
bet they are most welcom in the western countries who supported them when they are whiped out...

at least syria is not ending up like Irak /Libia/jemen/afghanistan ect ect.... ....organised by western politics.. a reply to: ManBehindTheMask



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:21 PM
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And Russia will have a puppet in the ME, control over both pipelines oh and a nice seaport too
Way to go!



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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yep and the so wanted natural gas pipeline from Qatar to europe (blocked by Assad /Russia) is further away then before the west decided that assad have to leave than....
P/S the russians had already an harbor in Syria... the couldend risk to loose it....logical..a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport


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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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do'nt worry now the russians are in ISIS is past...!
as you would tell us that the coalition troops were hitting ISIS aswell... wat an joke..
the turkisch made it crystal clear.... hitting only the Koer's who are in an big battle with ISIS
and the western forces only hitting assad's troops......a reply to: ManBehindTheMask



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: ressiv
Russia was invited by the syrian gov. for help ......!
only idiots would think that Russia is helping the US to tear douwn the syrian Gov.
ohhh... the western supported rebels/terrorist are hit by the russians ?? bad luck for them...
bet they are most welcom in the western countries who supported them when they are whiped out...

at least syria is not ending up like Irak /Libia/jemen/afghanistan ect ect.... ....organised by western politics.. a reply to: ManBehindTheMask



What? where did i claim anything you just stated......im not sure how to respond



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: ressiv
do'nt worry now the russians are in ISIS is past...!
as you would tell us that the coalition troops were hitting ISIS aswell... wat an joke..
the turkisch made it crystal clear.... hitting only the Koer's who are in an big battle with ISIS
and the western forces only hitting assad's troops......a reply to: ManBehindTheMask



i know english isnt your first language but I honestly have NO idea what you are trying to say

You seem to be replying to people and replying to accusations that no one made.....soo....
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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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I don't think the entire ME is worth one more life from the Allies.

I am not willing to send my kid over to that mess.

So, I certainly am not willing to send your child.

Let Russia deal with these back stabbing cowards.

I'm done.



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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youre quote" Looks like the problems solved, and all with the blessing the ignorant masses believing they are doing something about ISIS "

The russins will deal with ISIS...! couse ISIS want the same as the west... the controle over of Syria
now the west is moore ore less "checkmate"in syria the western MSM and politicy are moaning that Russia is not helping the west..??????????
weird situation indeed :-)
btw.... wat did the west to stop isis ??????



a reply to: ManBehindTheMask



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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To be honnest I thought Iraq 2 was the biggest blunder as all the messes since somewhat stem from that.



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

It's about time America's failed middle east policy is put to rest.

Russia was invited by Syria and now by Iraq. If this somehow benefits Russia good for them.

After all the whole US middle east policy was supposed to benefit America. Of course we know this never meant American citizens, just the owners of America.

I trust Iran and Russia more than I trust US/Isreal/Saudi Arabia. IMO anyone who doesn't see the same thing is blinded by nationalism.
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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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that was the new US policy of turning stable country's into chaos ...we all know the evidence of the MDW weapons
lollll.... the whole world swallowed the scam ! hihi ...... yep bad luck for irak !
a reply to: crazyewok




posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Is THAT his strategy?
If so he's about to MASSIVELY underestimate the Middle East,by bombing indescriminantly in support of Assad.
He thinks bombing alone will solve it JUST like Obama does,accept he's using proxy troops.



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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i can only agree with you !
with interrest I saw the PM of brittain Cameron saying that the russian intervention in Syria was "The biggest mistake ever" ... lolll the man knows when he has last....:-) a reply to: Isurrender73



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:49 PM
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Russian needs to go into Saudia Arabia next.



posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
The whole intent with what Russia is doing is to do just that, and unseat the US as the leading global power....

Russia isnt in it to kill ISIS , thats just a good excuse.......

If you look closesly youll see securing this section gives then a direct oil pipeline and seaport access......

We all know Russia has been having petrol issues.......

Looks like the problems solved, and all with the blessing the ignorant masses believing they are doing something about ISIS



You believe Russia is motivated by oil profits? It's just the opposite. These actions are to topple Petrol-tyranny. The East intents to move far away from fossil fuel energy, contrary to what propaganda touts. India and China have already officially and publicly announced the major shift in their energy policies nation wide.
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