- Dec 29, 2015
- Reaction score
- Olympia Wa
- Political Leaning
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/w...n-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0“The U.S. is doing just enough to placate its allies and partners and says it is doing something, but does not seek to do what it takes to change conditions on the battlefield,” said Emile Hokayem, a Middle East analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and an Assad critic.
Mr. Putin has achieved many of his larger goals — to prop up Mr. Assad’s government, retain access to the longtime Russian naval base on the Mediterranean Sea and use Syria as a proving ground for the most advanced Russian military technology.
Some military experts remain surprised that Mr. Putin took the risky step of fighting American-trained and equipped forces head on, but they also assess that his Syria gamble appears to be paying off.
We,The USA, Lost to Putin in Syria.
We should be IRATE!