Skip to comments.Kasparov: Putin's Goal in Syria Is Chaos
Posted on 10/07/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT by RummyChick
...The greatest danger isn't in confronting Putin, it's in waiting so long to do so that the stakes will be incredibly high. The longer we wait, the more confident he becomes and the more dangerous the eventual confrontation will be. Stopping Putin will be harder now than it would have been two years ago, but easier than it will be a year from now.
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Putin will run out of Money or Young Russians
Chaos is what Øbama gave us. If anything, Putin is cleaning it up.
How is chaos measured? In syria, chaos would seem to be in charge.
Leading from behind.
Sorry, I don’t believe this one
I’m sorry, this is not 1950 and I’m not worried about Russia attacking Texas.
Russia has many internal issues and there is nothing for Russia to gain from attacking us. If Putin wants a middle east adventure - go for it.
The oil situation is not what is has been either. If the mooselimbs and Russia decided to cut us off of oil, we have the ability to become self-sufficient very quickly - if our government would allow it. Let Europe and Japan fend for themselves - I might care a little about Japan, but nothing for Europe.
Altogether, Russia is no concern of mine. We have lots of things to worry about and Russia is not on it.
Well, at least somebody has a goal in this mess.
It sure as hell ain’t the US.
Chaos is obviously Obama’s goal.
Garry Kasparov is a chess grand master who was anti-Soviet (SINO?) and by his own account rooted for Fisher over Spassky. He's associated with the so-called New Chronology (not Rohl's), which claims that everything in the past 2000 years or so is a distorted version of what happened in Russia, generally at a different time.
For years he's been a critic of Putin -- and the hard part about that isn't being Putin's critic, it's being Putin's living critic. He has interesting ideas in this op-ed. His online trolls won't like this piece. [alt source]
“Russia has many internal issues and there is nothing for Russia to gain from attacking us.”
They have practically begged to work with us for years, and been continually rebuffed and often gratuitously insulted. I think they are done now, and will do what they want without the West.
Imagine if America, Russia and Israel were actually working in concert to exterminate jihadists. But no, Versailles on the Potomac refuses.
.....rumors that Israel is allowing the Russian airforce to fly over the Golan airspace ( which they control) to take out terrorists elements, and provide support to Russian pilots in case they get shot down. Interesting if true but not surprising.
see post 13
Most interesting! A rumor worth following.
....”Most interesting! A rumor worth following”....
I suspect it’s true but we won’t hear the truth of until long past this conflict.
Also understand activity (bombing etc.) happening in Iraq. This assault is not limited to Syria but to where ever these terrorists run to or try to find safe haven.
Am to understand as well that Poroshenko of Ukraine has been urged by France and Germany’s leadership to co-operate with Russia. Pending confirmations of this....
al Nusra Front (Al Qaeda in Syria) based near Golan. Russia has been hunting down Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood factions (to the criticism of the US which claims Russia is not targeting ISIL, which I guess means Obama considers Al Qaada/Nusra Front to be part of our moderate allies))
He has an axe to grind.
I don't perceive Russia, with this intervention in Syria (or, Ukraine for that matter) as acting outside their historic strategic interests.
I do not believe they are a near term threat to Western Europe or the USA.
They've evolved quite a ways from Godless Communists, though still one could hardly call Russia a liberal democracy.
Putin moved on Ukraine and Syria — predictably after prolonged deliberate and highly provocative interference in both places by Obama and Soros and comrades. I’m no Putin fan - not at all - but we need to be honest with ourselves if we are to have any chance of finding any solutions that can work. we can sometimes fool ourselves - and we can be fooled by lying political and media hacks - but the Russians have a much longer experience with these things so that they’re seldom taken in by them. It is a serious disadvantage to let ourselves be the one misguided or “duped” party to a contest, especially while the other major player has a very clear view of reality and its interests in the real world
Which is why the Dilly Dally Bama will dither and do nothing but criticize his successor's handling from the sidelines. Of course, if that successor is Trump, there will be no hesitation in disclosing the details of the mess that was inherited.
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