It was very expected you would jump on repeating the Putin dezinformatsia…
It is almost amusing.
So it is a positive in your way of viewing things to have a President of your country who commits the huge, enormous blunder costing you the lives of soldiers wasted and billions wasted - just so long as he looks strong doing it to you.
There is a word for this, perhaps we can say it is Mussolinism since the proper name carries to many other baggages.
The wide agreement among the professionals is you Americans committed one of the greatest errors of your foreign policy history in the invasion of the Iraq, and have since because of this wasted the 100 of billions and of course not to mention lost the huge amount of respect around the world across both the European countries and across the developed countries…
but you consider your regain under the Obama administration a failure, becuase he has not appealled to the Cowboy white hat black hat Action movies thinking interior to a certain American political tendency.
Why would they celebrate the Russian and the Assad propaganda that does not even actually clearly identify any of the supposed rebel counter signatories and only has the weak and never credible Free Syrian Army of the CIA as saying in public it is part of this, that excludes without identification certain parties and does not in fact include any of the larger fighting groups, not the DAECH not the Nusra, and not the others associated with the Nusra - and these are the majority. And even the stronget of the Kurdish forces,the YPG, is not even included in the talks or the deal although they are not yet fighting the Assad regime (but this is not by any alignment with the Assad regime)…
The idea that some how the non-existent support of the West except for the Kurdish segment is some changer of the situation is quite incredible set of imagination - as the DAECH and the Nusra have never depended on any of the Western support.
I can imagine that if this was the early 1980s you would be celebrating every little announcement of your Mr Habib with a similar severe naïveté driven by the domestic political thinking.
This will not be different from the earlier cease fires, and not different than the history of the civil war in Lebanon. We will have the same pattern.
And for the next several years we can expect you to rush in to celebrate the latest Putin success on the latest cease fire…
Indeed it is strange to see how a certain American political tendency has now flipped around from being the reflexive skeptics of the Russians to believing anything.
Not even that, it is a political posturing, and using the kind of Russian playbook that the Russians used in the Caucasuses in their war of reconquest there including of course the indiscriminate use of the heavy munitions against the civilians and the use of the dezinformatsia.
The troops were Hezbullah and Iranian. Not “Arab”, the specific Hezbullah militia.
Besides the American right, the world has given not one fuck about the red line comment in the Syria.
Most humiliatiing for an American president ever?
It is extremely strange to read this, and to undertand what a strange internal world view the Americans have, or those of a certain political tendency…
The South Vietnam accords?
The Iraq and Mission Accomplished?
The 1980s Lebanon civil war intervention and the American declarations around their “peace initiatives” at that time?
Ah but of course for the Americans, history is the past several year, all other things are the “ancient history” and so I must understand I guess that “ever” means the past several years.
Of course for the parts of the world with some sense of the idea of history, it is a surreal view.