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Monday, 20 June 2016

Russia Warns US Against Striking Assad

Comment: They are getting desperate all right. Especially since Putin got sick of waiting for them to decide which in al-nusra was moderate or extreme. He saw through the ruse and took out the heart of the mercenary unit with targeted strikes, ostensibly the faction supported by the U.S. and wrong-footing the American war hawks . - again.


Zero Hedge

As we reported yesterday, over 50 US State Department officials are now calling for “targeted military strikes” directly against Assad’s Syrian government as a means to defeat ISIS.

The irony of course is that we’ve now come full circle. The US created ISIS in hopes of toppling Assad, and now that the ISIS strategy is losing momentum (due in large part to Russia’ relentless pounding of the group), the US now wants to just fast forward to the end game, which is to take out Assad directly (using ISIS as a reason of course).

What has also emerged is that Saudi Arabia has now grown impatient with the fact that Assad is still in power, and have started to press the US to provide more sophisticated weapons to the rebels. Saudi foreign minister Adel al Jubeir who is visiting the US just confirmed as much yesterday when he said that “Saudi Arabia supports a more aggressive military approach in Syria to get Assad to agree to a political solution.

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