Could Syria be Putin’s Afghanistan?

For those of us that watch the Middle East daily we have a new problem in the making.  ISIS is bad……Assad use of CWs bad……..Iraq fighting ineptitude is bad…….the conflict is at a stalemate is again bad……so what could be worse?

I am so glad someone asked an important question…….

Russia’s upper house of parliament has granted President Vladimir Putin authorisation to deploy the country’s air force to Syria, according to the head of presidential administration.

Sergey Ivanov said on Wednesday that the Federation Council backed Putin’s request for approval unanimously.

“The operation’s military goal is exclusively air support of the Syrian armed forces in their fight against ISIL,” he said, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.

Now there will be yet another fighting force in Syria……it is already difficult to tell the good from the bad and now…….we have another problem with seemingly no solution.

All that said and done….Russia made a monumental mistake in 1979 when it invaded and occupied Afghanistan that eventually lead to a the downfall of the country……what is Putin thinking?

Putin sees the Middle East as another region on his global chessboard that can serve as a spoiler of Western policy.

Source: Could Syria be Putin’s Afghanistan? – Al Jazeera English

Apparently the Cold War never ended at all……just took a breather before restarting the games…..

If Putin is making a mistake then why is the US not making the same one?

Does Waterloo sound familiar?

 

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