We’re helping UK and France secure the oil pipelines through Syria so they go to oil reserves we can pull from, rather than the other direction the Russians can pull from. This is an ongoing long battle, portrayed as “new”. Good for patriotism.
But I’m glad it’s working on you guys. Makes their job easier.
Nah, the bombing is hardly that sloppy, although I’m sure a bunch of civilians got killed as always.
It’s probably one block in a large city. The rest of the city will be fine.
They (“we”) want Asaad to say, “fuck it” and take early retirement so we can strike a deal with the new leaders.
Russia _has_ a deal with Asaad and doesn’t want him to take early retirement and have to go through negotiations with new people all over again.
Proxy war. It’s why it’s called that.
But I’d much rather believe it’s “for the children”. I’m a bleeding heart. That would suit me better. Hope I’m wrong and you’re right.
Frankly, Cory, fact is, I don’t care that much either way. It’s out of my hands as it always is.
I’ve never believed our smiling politicians when it comes to foreign policy. Only time I did was Reagan’s “tear down that wall” bit. That was great, although I already knew Gorbie had been working with Reagan for years prior on that time. I was just a stupid teenager but I knew diplomacy was a long road.
I was supposed to be across the street from the WTC that week for training and I believe “what really happened” is more or less what I was told happened.
It is. I stopped looking at them around 9/16 when they were clearly playing mind games but on this one, it’s the only way to get “another view”. I know they’ll slant to Russia of course but at least I won’t see a waving us/uk/french flag in my face.