Category Archives: US Syria policy

Putin Makes an Example of Turkey’s Back-Stabbing: Why the US and West Should Pay Close Attention

This article has been published at Sott.Net, a site I cite quite a lot: http://www.sott.net/article/307397-Putin-makes-an-example-of-Turkeys-back-stabbing-Why-the-US-and-West-should-pay-close-attention First the facts: the toll is settled. Two Russians are dead, and a Su-24 fighter-bomber and Russian helicopter that arrived in relief are down. A marine … Continue reading

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Erdogan invites a Turkey-shoot; Putin charges “back-stabbing”

Look at this map. The Russian SU-24 shot down 4 km inside Syria passed over a tiny tip of Turkey that protrudes into Syria. As Putin said, the jet obviously posed no threat to Turkey. A Turkish F-16 shot it down anyway, … Continue reading

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McCain thinks “shameful” that France attacks ISIS in Raqqa

In FoxNews interview, McCain Accuses Hollande of Allying with Russia How will France react? The government’s actions of the first few days following the Paris massacres are neither definitive nor surprising. Hollande’s security state has clamped down in France, in the media as … Continue reading

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Unsteady winds across an unsteady pivot: Turkey at the center of Eurasian chaos.

Turkey looks now like the unsteady fulcrum of an unsteady Eurasia. Erdogan’s surprising AKP “restoration” to single party rule, has imposed an iron cage around the opposition, attempting vainly to give the impression of strength and stability. But the country … Continue reading

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Resurgent Neo-Cons (III): Why Are Those F-15’s Going to Incirlik?

Speculations So Far: Anti-Russia/Syria, Anti-ISIS, Anti-Turkey, or Anti-US (casus belli sacrificial lambs) It begins: “The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real … Continue reading

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The World in Pivot Around Syria: The Story So Far

The previous posts, going back a little more than month, relate what I believe is a very significant shift in global geo-politics. I began writing as the Turks and Americans wrapped up a deal to establish a “buffer zone” in … Continue reading

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