Now that the US has destabilized Iraq and Syria, and a four-way battle over both countries is underway, I have a simple question: What the hell is the mission?
In Iraq, Isis, the Kurds, the Shia, and the Sunni all fight for portions of the country. In Syria, there are pro-Assad forces, Al-Qaeda rebels, and Isis fighting over a badly splintered country.
The US backs Syrian Al Qaeda rebels (many of whom eventually defect to Isis).
Did I say four-way battle? Maybe I should have said five- or six-way battle. Russia is now in the picture. And there’s always room for more.
Lebanon is tired of hosting millions of refugees. Perhaps it gets into the act. And of course Iran wants to fight Isis, but the US does not want that kind of help because Iran supports Assad.
Russia Seeks US to Cooperation in Syria
Please consider Russia Calls on US to Cooperate with its Military in Syria.
Russia has called on the US to co-operate with its military in Syria to avert “unintended incidents” as Moscow boosts its forces in the war-torn country in what Russian foreign policy officials say is a bid to lead the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).
John Kirby, state department spokesman, said that he did not know what Mr Lavrov was referring to when he talked about possible “unintended incidents”.
[Duh! How about US-backed rebels fighting Assad, accidentally shooting at Russian or Iranian backed forces attacking Isis? Was that really so hard to figure out John?]
“We would welcome constructive efforts by Russia against Isis, but that cannot be a function of continued support to the Assad regime,” Kirby said. “The most productive thing that they can do is to stop aiding the Assad regime.”
With that statement, Kirby, just emphatically explained the US number one