Friday, September 06, 2013
Putin and Obama contemplate WWIII
I can't recall a time in my life when US and Russian military assets were in as close proximity, and on opposing sides of a conflict, as they are in the eastern Mediterranean now. Syria is one of Russia's oldest middle east allies and Bashar al-Assad is probably guilty of numerous human-right violations. Combine that with US presidents fancying themselves the world's policemen, righting wrongs around the globe when nobody else will, and place them together in the world's hottest combat zone and that my friends is a recipe for heap big trouble.
Vlad. Putin promised today when Obama visited him in Russia that he would support Syria if the US attacked their friend Assad, but Obama has promised that he would punish Assad one way or the other for using chemical weapons.....so what's likely to happen?
Not to be alarmist, and I don't think this will happen, but a situation like this could easily spiral out of control and the US end up going toe to toe with Russia and Iran combined. If even a limited engagement took place between the US and Russia, there would be world wide chaos.
Americans instinctively know this. That's why 3 out of 4 of us demand that we NOT attack Syria with even a symbolic strike. What would that accomplish any way?