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Strategic defeat in Syria

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When the US and its allies began their air campaign in Syria, thie basically targeted ISIS and tin Nusra Front which were the most credible opponents of Assad. They should have bombed Assad simultaneously. This resulted in the balance of power tipping in the favour of Assad. The Obama administration and the UN also delayed for too long. Now, Assad is stronger than ever. Diplomacy or war, he emerges the winner.
 

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ISIS was targeted because it would threaten other Sunni Arab nations. If ISIS wasn't targeted, it would be in Saudi Arabia and Jordan toppling the governments there by now. Arabs requested US intervention against ISIS. Targeting of ISIS didn't help Assad, ISIS was mostly to the east. The rebels in the north and south were biggest threat, and they weren't targeted. Assad came out as winner because Arab nations/Israel/NATO had immoral intentions with this war they sparked.
 

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I do not consider Assad as "stronger than ever," however. America has currently left him alone because he may have had a deal with them on secret grounds. Once he crosses the line, he'll be discarded like the rest of those "proxies" used by the U.S. government.
 

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This war in Syria seems to be a playground of super powers. What is the US doing? And what is Russia doing? US is for Assad, right? And Russia is against Assad. What about Saudi Arabia and Turkey? On what side are they? Poor Syria, they are left with no real ally in sight except countries that want to meddle for their own interest. Maybe the Syrians are right in leaving their country since there's no hope in sight.
 

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This war in Syria seems to be a playground of super powers. What is the US doing? And what is Russia doing? US is for Assad, right? And Russia is against Assad. What about Saudi Arabia and Turkey? On what side are they? Poor Syria, they are left with no real ally in sight except countries that want to meddle for their own interest. Maybe the Syrians are right in leaving their country since there's no hope in sight.
Humans destroy every place they go to. Syria isn't the first example.
 

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Assad was always the target. They just projected to the world that they were fighting rebels. It was only when Russia actually got involved that suddenly western powers started saying Assad must go. They had been secretly aiding rebels all along.

Why should Assad go? Because foreign powers want him to? This is what created the mess in Iraq and Libya.

I am glad that Russia in its attempts to protect its own interests intervened. That is what tipped the scales. And it was Russia that actually started attacking ISIS and other rebel factions irrespective of whose side they were on. Governments should rule countries, democracy or not.

This whole system of force-feeding democracy does not work. China is not a democracy, are people not happy their? Saudi Arabia is not a democracy, are people not happy their?

In any case, I am glad that there is balance of power now in Syria.
 

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I am wondering why the West wants the Assad Government out of Syria? I am not buying this "democracy" argument. Saudia Arabia is not a Democracy and there has been no move against them. I think the Russian intervention has shored up the Assad Government. Syria is now in the midst of a power game between Russia and the West. The Weat is trying to oust Assad and Russia is giving Assad support seeking to keep him in power.
 

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I am wondering why the West wants the Assad Government out of Syria?
Okay. So, this is what a few intelligence experts say. Without naming names of course:

Russia pounced on Crimea. The west tried to eyeball Russia. Putin immediately threatened with pulling the plug on oil. When you're living in a cold cold region, energy is your first priority.

Someone among the leaders of the free world asked, "What can we do about this?"

And they came up with a couple of solutions all focused on hammering the Russian economy by targetting their "oil" based ego.

First, they manipulated oil prices. They pumped out millions of barrel more than was needed, hoping that the Russian Economy would tank.

Next, they got Qatar involved and decided to setup a pipeline that would go through Syria and into Turkey and through Turkey they would be able to provide oil to folks in Eastern Europe and break Russia's hold on oil. IF the pipeline had been approved and laid, Russian economy would have tanked. But, turns out Syria didn't go along with this plan.

They even propped up "non-state" actors and as much as people would like to say the west is not involved, all of those trucks that daesh drives, and all of the weapons that they have, are made in america or were at one time being used by western forces or Turkey. All this so that Assad would go.

Of course, when Putin found out, he acted swiftly. And that's how you now have Assad back in business.

If Assad goes, anarchy follows and rebels can be bribed to look the other way while the pipeline gets laid. And once it does, Russia would have a tough time blackmailing anyone in Europe. But, now, that seems like a distant dream.

BTW, most of those propaganda videos that were supposedly created by terrorists, were actually created using state of the art equipment,something that terrorists don't have handy. Just a food for thought.
 

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