I’ve tried playing sides in Syria and I just can’t anymore. I want Russia to be right yet I also want NATO to be right. I see 3 players: Russia Official Syria team, NATO regime change team and ISIS.
NOBODY wants ISIS but ISIS.
Did you see this Jack? It was a MOMENT – just a moment – of peace. Just enough time for a visit and a blessing and survey damage.
A few days later, US started attacking in the same area. ISIS was out – driven out to the desert. Liberation with Russia’s help. That’s the 200+ Russians killed by the US, just a few days after this moment.
At least they had a moment.
I know ISIL plungered for $$ (apparently selling to a lot to Hobby Lobby and Evangelical businessmen in the USA) and a lot of that damage was Russian bombs too, but how much was SDF? How much was Asaad? How much was US/NATO? That’s a LOT of damage. Unbelievable amount of damage.
Damascus was barely touched by comparison. Ugh. I’m just tempted to zap all my Syria posts either way and focus on something else. Nobody wants the terrorists there but if Asaad *is* gassing Kurds, then I *also* don’t blame the Kurds and sympathizers for wanting to topple it all.
Ugh. Whole thing is a mess and for the biggest players, oil pipeline routes is 99% certainly it. But all this other stuff..