There will finally be a chance at PEACE!!!
• Russia is the winner
• Trump is Putin’s puppet
• Yadda Yadda Yadda
The people saying this are pissed bc they were dead-set from the start to get rid of Assad and it’s not likely to happen.
• Assad is aligned/supported by Iran
• Assad wins = Iran wins
While there is some truth to that, it completely misses the forrest for trees.
For years now Iran has crept into Iraqi politics & security - this is a real issue that needs focus & continued Syria #shitshow only makes that worse, imo.
The current narrative that Turkey’s invasion (with Trump’s passive approval) will aid a resurgence in ISIS no longer has teeth.
The Kurds & Assad will continue to kill ISIS - the ‘vacuum’ is gone.
• 2+ million total; upwards of 500k armed militia
• Shia dominant which are Iran/Hezbollah/Quds backed
• growing Sunni numbers backed by Turkey
Instead of sending pallets of 💰we should have been focused on limiting their role in Iraq.
I *am* saying that they represent a significant risk...
The big winner of 2008-2016 was Iran - the big loser was everyone else.
The large swaths of land no longer under ISIS control represent a sort of opportunity for further Iranian influence.
It’s a new ‘vacuum’ of sorts, adding risk.
How would you like to take office with those kinds of problems?
Again, we need to simplify and focus strategy on Iran - that is what POTUS is doing.
There is a significant amount of truth in this Sy Hersh article claiming that Obama/Clinton/Brennan aided ISIS!
We gave support to the terrorists that destabilized 1/2 of Iraq, effectively clearing the way for Iran to gain further (long-term) influence.
Again... Iran is the big winner 2008-16!
When a terrorist was on trial in UK for involvement with ISIS in Syria, his defense team reference Sy’s reporting and the charges were dropped.
Are the complexities sinking in yet?
• If Clinton wins it’ll be WW3 within 6 months (Syria-Iraq = Ground Zero)
• It maybe unavoidable even if Trump wins
• If Trump wins we’ll be able to fight like hell
After visits all over Middle-East & N. Africa... I saw it as more likely than not.
The entire region was a powder keg; EVERYONE was fighting... and our country was CLUELESS of the realities.
For point of reference, Trump had fired Comey 2 weeks before and Mueller had just been appointed.
Our own country was in chaos.
And the only thing he was guilty of is trying to avoid WW3.
It’s indescribable the disservice of our media... 🤦🏻♂️
Even if you listen intently before, listen to this speech again!
• Look at who was there
• Listen to what he said
Take it all in with the advantages of hindsight - amazing!
• He understood these realities when he went to KSA
• He understands them today
• He’s making the right call on Syria
Iran had better watch out!
Make sure to check out for that reason alone.