October 10, 2017
The entire Obama-era Syria policy is so goofy and insane that it is indicative of the state of the modern world that any single individual accepted it at face value.
“We’re trying to blow these cave people up using the most powerful and technologically advanced military that ever existed but they keep escaping in Toyota trucks. Been happening for 4 years now – always in the Toyota. Also, the other side of this war is evil and we should be destroying them too but we promise that’s not what we’re actually doing, even though we think we should be doing that and it looks like that’s what we’re doing.”
Russia on Tuesday accused the U.S. of only pretending to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq to purposely slow the advance of the Syrian Army, which is backed by Russia, Reuters reported.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the U.S.-led coalition has reduced its airstrikes in the region when Syrian forces started to make gains in Deir al-Zor Province in Syria.
“Everyone sees that the U.S.-led coalition is pretending to fight Islamic State, above all in Iraq, but continuing to allegedly fight Islamic State in Syria actively for some reason,” said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for Russia’s defense ministry, according to the report.
“For some reason.”
When I read Russian press statements, I so often feel as though I wrote them.
“The actions of the Pentagon and the coalition demand an explanation. Is their change of tack a desire to complicate as much as they can the Syrian Army’s operation, backed by the Russian Air Force, to take back Syrian territory to the east of the Euphrates?,” asked Konashenkov. “Or is it an artful move to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Iraq by forcing them into Syria and into the path of the Russian Air Force’s pinpoint bombing?”
“Wat iz ur strat m8? 3 toss. U want 2 rush?”
Trump obviously campaigned on what we want, which is restoration of normalcy in Syria under Assad’s rulership. But it turns out the American deep state is a difficult bull to ride, even when you’re Donald Trump.
However, slowly but surely, this is going in the right direction. Trump has cut back US operations enough that Russia is going to be able to clean up this mess.