White House: Putin Isn’t Playing Chess, He’s Playing Checkers

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  1. Rolfe

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    White House: Putin Isn’t Playing Chess, He’s Playing Checkers



    White House spokesman Josh Earnest found another way to describe what he said is a poor foreign policy strategy by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Syria.

    “I don’t think President Putin is playing chess. He’s playing checkers,” Earnest said Tuesday of Putin’s decision to assist the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which the White House has previously described as “weakness.”


    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...utin-isnt-playing-chess-hes-playing-checkers/

    This Administration was played...
     
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    Yea, and the current regime in the whitehouse is playing tic tac toe
     
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    Far as I can tell the current regime in the White House is still playing by Brzezinski's strategy. Unfortunately for them it's been widely published and the Russians have no doubt read it long ago.
     
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    Weak Obama Turned Putin into World's Most Powerful Leader

     
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    The Strange Case of the Syrian Opposition

    US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has cited concerns that Russia may be hitting the wrong targets in Syria. Does Carter believe that a Syrian opposition group utterly and absolutely divorced from terrorist allegiances exists?

    Recent maps including one released by the UK Telegraph on September 30, 2015, attempt to show wide swaths of Northern Syria under control of a group referred to as the Free Syrian Army. Carter is, we believe, acting in defense of what he purports to be a free Syrian opposition and its alleged bases near Idlib, near the Turkish border, concerned that Russian anti-terror operations will strike this group.

    There is one problem, however. The last vestiges of this group, after months of intense fighting, was crushed by the al Qaeda franchise, Jabat al Nusra. This was February, 2015 when the leadership of the FSA as it calls itself, fled to Turkey while the surviving “free Syrian moderates” joined al Qaeda and ISIS or simply went home, part of the hundreds who chose to take advantage of the amnesty offers of President Assad.

    Still, Kerry and Carter maintain the farce that a “government in exile” consisting of nameless Syrian “patriots” exists somewhere, no one knows where, no one has heard from them, no one has seen them, but they must exist or Kerry and Carter would be exposed as fantasists and fools.

    You see, the old ploy, “government in exile” is long established. During the Cold War, both Washington and Moscow each had dozens of puppet regimes, representing almost every nation seen as “in play,” the term used for targets of destabilization.

    We have forgotten so much, the murder of Allende in Chile, the Bay of Pigs, America’s war on Nicaragua, not the one from the 1930s but the later one, the 1980s, after all there were so many. How about the US invasion of Panama or Grenada?

    Did we forget Vietnam? How about the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan? Do they count? Is Syria just another example of what so many seem to have forgotten, “capitalist, imperialist aggression?”

    I know that term hurts many, trite, tired, overused and to most, forgotten. Few leftist scholars would be caught dead using such terminology.

    Let’s take a bit and look at what a legitimate puppet government in exile does and see if such a group exists.

    Continue . . . http://journal-neo.org/2015/10/05/the-strange-case-of-the-syrian-opposition/
     

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