Comments on: Imperial overreach: How Putin’s move into Syria could bring his government down http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Zugico http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1109796 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:00:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1109796 I don’t like Russia, or Assad, but Syria is such an huge mess that I think that the region would benefit if Russia went in with a few tens of thousands troops and steamrolled IS, and restored order and gave Syria back to Assad.

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By: GRB http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1109776 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:40:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1109776 Oh come on. Putin is there to keep peace from happening. He doesn’t want to defeat ISIS, he wants to stir up uncertainty and instability so that oil prices go back up more than paying for his adventure. Meanwhile, he gets to showcase Russian arms and boost sales.

It’s a win-win for him. Loss for everyone else.

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By: Manila02 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1109505 Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:53:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1109505 Russia is not targetting ISIL in Syria, but the non-islamic opposition to Assad:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/1 0/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKCN0S40DF2 0151010

After the Russian bombing, the Syrian army is moving in to formerly rebel-controlled areas:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/1 1/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKCN0S506F2 0151011

Combined with Turkish “NATO” strikes against mainly Kurdish groups, the effective opposition to ISIL is being systematically wiped out.

If ISIL is to be stopped, both Russia and Turkey must be stopped first.

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By: JoeJoeInCO http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1108458 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:27:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1108458 Are you effing kidding me?!?! Im a liberal and an Obama supporter and even I realize what complete BS this is. Putin is running circles around Obama and making the US look weak and stupid. He’s not engaged in a war in Ukraine, there’s hardly any assets there at ALL. You talk like all his resources are tied up there and Russia is spread too thin. He’s supporting a long-time partner (Assad), keeping his naval base in Tartous, and of course strengthening Russia’s influence in the middle east. He’s winning and making the US look pathetic. For f@*ks sake you couldn’t have gotten this more wrong.

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By: tollgirl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1107437 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:45:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1107437 Imperial overreach is what George W. Bush did in Iraq in 2003 that gave rise to this group of barbarians who are still being supported by the US. Were Putin interested in taking over Syria, he would have done what Bush did in Iraq: disband the Syrian military, install a proconsul (remember Paul Bremmer?) to rule the conquest, sack all government employees without pay, and disband the party they depended on. All these were done in Iraq to no avail because the aggrieved parties have now evolved into this hydra-headed monster that beheads everyone who disagrees with them. Putin has been invited by the president of a country who was elected by 80% of the electorate in their recent election. He has not done anything criminal but go after the barbarians. What this article shows is the author’s ignorance or willful desire to gloss over the real masters of imperial outreach. And one has to really question what all that outreach in Iraq achieved. For starters, let’s mention the 5,000 dead US servicemen, the thousands who suffer from PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, failed marriages, suicides, homelessness, not to forget the trillion or so in debt owed to China for the finance of this imperial outreach. And this is not to forget the innocent men, women, and children Iraqis numbering in some estimates to one and a half million people who have been, and continue to be slaughtered and maimed for this ill-advised invasion on the basis of lies. That, Mr. Pomeranz, is imperial outreach!

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By: BraveNewWrld http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1107250 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:27:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1107250 What I find commendable about these russian air strikes is the openness and accountability. Tagrets are shown and described, photographs and videos documenting the results are presented to the public. All of these are certainly available to Pentagon from its satellite surveillance, and so there is an independent verification: a forged photo/video could be readily discovered. As a result, we, the people, are being informed, we, the people can make opinon of our own based on the facts as close to the original source as they can be, and we the people can make our own judgement. Accountability to people, quite a contrast to the case of hundreds of “coalition” strikes. Way to go, Russia.

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By: Ewebe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1107047 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 02:54:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1107047 The US should defend its long time allies Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia. The Kurds especially The Iraqi Kurds, who have been loyal to us for about 15yrs now. Safe zones or partitions in Syria and Iraq should be enforced for them military and economic aid. They have Allied themselves to the US. It would be a shame and a disgrace to turn our backs on them. The Palestinians have ripped up the Oslo accords. The substantial US economic aid given to them should be given to our friends the Iraqi Kurds.

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By: waggg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1107045 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:33:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1107045 I guess they publish anything these days. No, Putin is brer rabbit.

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By: hypnomoon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1107044 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:27:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1107044 Who would have thought Russia would come in to save the day?!

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/28/why-putins-move-into-syria-may-prove-one-step-too-far/#comment-1107037 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:42:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43766#comment-1107037 Shock and awe.

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