Putin’s Gambit, Syria’s Gamble…

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

I don’t know why the US is harassing Russia and neighboring states about Russia’s entry into the Syrian conflict. In fact, I’d say they should be welcomed as potential saviors, if not suitors.

That means that not only can we America GTF outta’ there, but they might even come up with a reasonable solution, albeit with Assad’s chinless presence still presiding over the former and current war zone. Do you prefer ISIL?

Those are the two options, and Russia’s sponsorship of Assad means that we don’t have to do it, thus saving face…

But Russia is neither as altruistic nor as sneaky as it might sound. Look at the map. The Russian border is closer to Syria than Istanbul. If there’s one thing that Russia doesn’t want in their Caucasus region, it’s a half-million Muslims with nothing to do. Remember Dagestan? Do the math…

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