By Ollie Richardson
Remember the time when hordes of armchair “analysts” were reprimanding Putin for negotiating with the US over Syria? Yes, these were the same people who advocated Russia turning Ukraine into Hiroshima, giving the US exactly what Stalin didn’t give them (via their proxy Hitler) over 70 years ago (Stalin didn’t attack first). What happened after September 11th, 2001, was a result of pro-war lobbyists executing their orders from upstairs. George Bush was stupid enough to listen to them, and so was Obama, although he resisted towards the end, as a full-scale intervention would essentially have handed the Middle Eastern keys to Russia via FedEx.
— EHSANI2 (@EHSANI22) September 22, 2016
Well, now that the year 2016 is close to completion, the sounds coming from the keyboards of said “analysts” have become extremely muted.
Of course, Putin’s demonstration of a diplomatic masterclass in relation to Turkey has nothing to do with it. The very fact that Erdogan can go from one minute shooting down a Russian Su-24 on the Syrian border, to the next accusing the US of aiding ISIS and abandoning Turkish support for Al Nusra and “rebels” altogether is a total coincidence.
— Ollie Richardson (@O_Rich_) December 26, 2016
According to the “analysts” logic:
- Putin should not have negotiated with the US over Aleppo. Instead, he should have negotiated directly with Abu Mohammad al-Julani – the head of what is now called Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. Perhaps at best Putin could have hoped to spare the lives of a handful of civilians. Maybe some agreement could have been made about what city would become an Islamic Emirate…
- After the Su-24 shootdown, Putin should have listened to Zhirinovsky and nuked Ankara into the stone age. Revenge is important, especially in the short-term. There is absolutely no way sanctions and attacking Turkish proxies in Syria was ever going to work.
- In fact, Putin should never have sent a delegation to Geneva. Talking is worthless. Drop more bombs! Kill everyone! No one must escape alive! The streets must be covered in blood – it’s called patriotism! Just like Ukraine – Putin is too much of a coward to massacre all Ukrainians. It’s the only lasting solution! The best way to solve a hungry mouth is to remove it from existence.
- The best response to the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Karlov was to drop another nuke, but this time on Istanbul, or Incirlik. Smash it all to smithereens! It doesn’t matter if the assassin was loyal to Al Qaeda, the Turkish people must pay! Why are you such a coward, Putin?! Your inaction killed Mr Karlov!
However, the illogical, fifth column ramblings seen above are not so present today. Upon browsing Twitter and Facebook one can experience a pleasant surprise due to the fact that there is only tumbleweed where there was once hyper-emotional liberal-in-disguise tears. Where is the aggressive criticism now? Where are the calls to nuke Turkey or to withdraw from Syria and bomb Ukraine instead? Where are the calls to negotiate with the graduates from Camp Bucca? What’s the problem – Putin isn’t a failure anymore? He…actually defeated the CIA’s US (and Israel) in the Middle East? He initiated a geopolitical shift of such magnitude that the tectonic plates are even afraid? The silence is deafening.
So, the perfect response to this State Department sponsored tweet…
Putin’s “political wisdom”: To “patiently facilitate” NATO & Co change the socialist State thus rob Syrian’s assets: pic.twitter.com/sLzrTdM3G9
— Phil Greaves (@PhilGreaves01) September 4, 2016
…can be found here.
I have a rule in my life ,I don’t judge anyone if I don’t know I can personally do a better job than his
— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) December 11, 2016
“Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right”
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