Thursday, September 22, 2016

Is President Obama's Syrian Strategy Insane?

President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 28. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin via Reuters)

Charles Lister, Foreign Policy: Obama’s Syria Strategy Is the Definition of Insanity

Another ceasefire is in tatters. But America keeps reaching out to Russia while expecting a different result.

The latest diplomatic attempt to bring calm to Syria and pave a pathway toward peace appears to have failed. After a week of blocked aid deliveries and cease-fire violations, Russian aircraft on Monday reportedly bombed a joint U.N.-Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy and warehouse outside Aleppo, killing nearly half of its staff, including a SARC regional aid director.

The attack came just minutes after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime declared the cease-fire dead. Several dozen more people were then killed and wounded in heavy air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebel-held districts of Aleppo city.

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WNU Editor: I was not aware that President Obama had a Syrian strategy.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama is a dumbass president

James said...

Dialogue the above photo:
Obama: Yes, he's with me. What's so funny? Well we are a team, I drive the bus and he tells me were we're going. Ah, come on, what is so funny?

B.Poster said...

The strategy is insane in the sense that it is not based upon anything that can be achieved for reasons I've pointed out numerous times on this site and elsewhere. A policy based upon "Assad must go" is impossible to achieve. Even if it is optimal, it cannot be achieved. Winning the lottery may be optimal but it is not likely to be achievable and one would be insane to base their financial planning on such a thing happening.

Assuming for the moment that it is optimal for Assad to be removed, it is never going to happen as Russia will not allow it. In this case, Assad is the least bad option since he and his government cannot be removed. Sane people when faced with a multitude of bad options swallow hard, grit their teeth, perhaps even scream in frustration but at the end of the deliberation accept the least bad option available.

They DO NOT deny reality. American polices are not based upon anything that can be achieved. We could stop here and a strong case could be made that American policy is in fact insane.

Aizino Smith said...

Obama is insane. Period.

Obama would have had a better chance of growing up sane if he had been suckled by a she-wolf rather than raised by Soviet corrupted white liberals.