As usual when it comes to foreign policy our politicians are notoriously ignorant….since the 1950’s and the Cold War the US has always fought a proxy war with first the Soviet Union and then Putin….we fought these proxy wars because no one wanted to get their hands dirty…..it is easier to let someone else do the fighting and the dying…..
Funny how world leaders (?) fall for the same geopolitical crap time and time again. You would think that somewhere they would see that it has been tried before and it was a failure and back off the old stand by exercise of trying to block one political ideology or the other.
Think back to the early days of the Cold War……USSR would make a move and the US would attempt to counter it……then the US would make a move and the Russian would react……and each of these moves did little but waste time and lots of money.
Then in 1979 the USSR decided that the invasion of Afghanistan would be an excellent idea……..10 years of war and death and destruction they decided to call it a draw and go home…..wasting lives and money to no avail. We spent millions arming the rebels that fought Russia…..Afghanistan was a proxy war….but most seem to conveniently forget that fact……after Russia departed we left Afghanistan and cut all ties and the Taleban and AQ were our rewards for stupidity…..
Now we go to Syria….you remember that corner of the world, right?
And now the GOP has woken up to what a lot of us have been saying for 15 years…but as usual…NO One Was Listening!
Now McCain, a Senator points to ‘abdication of American leadership’ by White House and says Putin is ‘treating US with disdain and contempt’….interesting….how long have we treated Russia with disdain and contempt?
Now it is a proxy war…before it was just keeping the peace of the world…..
God I love these guys!
But with all that said and laughed at….there is still more to the story……
You see Syria has been in the cross hairs of American politicos for decades……only difference is….someone finally pulled the trigger!