I am constantly told by Americans who want boots on the ground in Syria as long as they are not their boots, that the fiasco in Syria is Obama’s follies. I am informed that America is losing the Middle Eastern war–the exact one is not usually identified– because Russia is now in the Middle East. Al-Qaeda has now issued a call for a jihad, and guess what, for the first time it is NOT against the US, but dear old Russia. “The new Russian invasion is the last arrow in the quiver of the enemies of the Muslims.”
So, here is the good news, we Americans just don’t rate at the level of Russians. We are now a second rate power which will suffer the consequences of not having their young men die. God Bless Putin, but out hearts go out to those who will die in a war far from their homeland, far from their wives, but close to the power demands of Vladimir Putin.
Please Putin, proceed before us, take the limelight on center stage.