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2014 Carrys 2013's Baggage of Failures - Syria with Iran in the Background

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 9, 2014 at 13:56

2014 opens with various scenarios in play and others waiting in the wings for opportunity to sweep away competing interests and interestingly enough, Mr. Morcos' observation speaks to a situational series of events that appear to be setting the stage for another round of fantasy international politics. The world seeks peace (supposedly) but by the actions of all parties, none still have any clue to obtaining it.

We'll start with the Putin scenario, for it has all the trappings of a former imperial power trying desperately to recapture the stature of former glories and sweeping aside the Soviet era stigmas of how to function as a former socialist society in a capitalistic setting. As for the prowess of a fighting force capable of enforcing a certain agenda, Mr. Putin has been quite successful in that regard.

But we see an American attempt to keep America competent in an arena in which the current American Administration despairs to remain valid. Like a Pavlovian experiment, diplomatic attempts like the Clintonian forays in the 1990's achieved photo op displays looking like peace accords; but really, hudna is hudna still in the vocabulary of the 'Palestinian' foreign exchange.

Secretary of State Kerry is trying river boat diplomacy for all intents and purposes, allowing himself to be used by the 'Palestinians' for their agenda to keep Israel off balance. In that regards, it is the hint of diplomacy that is working. But of that, there is the danger of ancillary activities in the shadows triggering a full blown imbalance that changes the tone of the diplomacy fro from peacetime to wartime.

The world was at that threshold when the Syrian WMD scenario put America staring into the muzzle of the Russian bear. Guess who flinched. The potential of that occurring again is not off the table and it would not take much to set something off. With the release of sanctions pressure against Iran setting up the next situation, how long does anyone think it will be before Iran is in the breaking news of world media?

If, for example, Iran's nuclear production facilities are struck, how long does anyone think it would take before diplomacy breaks down amid calls for retaliation for the action? In contrast, whatever diplomacy Mr. Kerry might have thought could be engaged will be scattered to the winds of dissolution as the world community will be gathered to Iran's plight of self-determination. Russia will be at Iran's side.

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