Russia-China-Iran Alliance Could Push the US out of Much of the Middle East

Posted: August 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

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“Unless the U.S. wants to confront these players directly, it has no choice but to accept that they have lost a war they directly and indirectly started through covert CIA operations that began in 2011 (and as some would argue, well before that).”

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putxi-1024x632New Russia-China-Iran Alliance Could Push the US out of Much of the Middle East

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Darius Shahtahmasebi

(ANTIMEDIA) When the current Syrian conflict first erupted in 2011 — and then enflamed in 2012 — a small minority of the American public probably wondered why President Obama was not intervening to help the Syrian people as he had done in Libya (they were likely completely unaware the president had already been interfering heavily in Syria since the conflict began). However, some pundits speculated that Obama would eventually intervene directly, and that this intervention would be the beginning of the end of the American empire as we know it.

What started out as a seemingly hollow prediction has become as true a statement as any. First, American involvement began with funding, arming, and training violent rebels to try to overthrow the Syrian government. Then came attempts to misrepresent so-called “intelligence”…

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  1. PeaceFrog says:

    The United States does not bother to calculate the unintended consequences, or blowback, from its role as world police. Moscow has traditionally had a sphere of influence in the Shia circle countries of Iran, Syria, and Lebanon. In deciding it does not need any detente with Russia, the U.S. fueled a rebellion in Syria, destabilizing the region, and, creating a refugee crisis in Europe. This refugee crisis is bringing much of Europe closer to Moscow at the individual country level, and, straining the E.U. to a near breaking point. It also inadvertently brought neighboring Turkey into the fray, tried to provoke a military coup, and, cemented the relationship between Moscow and Ankara. Because of its intransigence with the South China Sea issue ( an offensive maneuver that began with Karl Rove’s pushing for “equidistant” coastal control over traditional use/sovereignty) it has lured China, a traditionally defensive player outside of its own backyard, into the fray. This is another excellent example of the U.S. exerting great power, and, at the same time undermining its own long term interests and what’s left of its credibility.

  2. Brilliant analysis, PeaceFrog. It makes perfect sense. In a way, it smells like a scorched earth policy. The powers that be know they’re going down and are determined to wreak as much death and destruction as they can in the process.

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