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A unique time of duplicity

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Submitted by MIchael S. (United States), Sep 29, 2014 at 07:02

Both Daniel and his evil opponent were pretty much being frank about the situation. So was President Obama, in his most recent speech. Unfortunately, frankness does not improve the situaton on the ground. As it stands, EVERY actor in Iraq and Syria is on both sides at the same time:

1. President Obama is intent on destroying ISIS and destroying Assad.

2. The Turks are intent on destroying Assad but not ISIS, and are allied to the US and enemies of the Kurds.

3. The Iranians are fighting alongside the US in Iraq; but support Assad in Syria.

4. The Kurds are selling oil to the Turks, allied with the US, and opposing Turkish-backed ISIS.

I don't know if there's ever been an example of such blatant duplicity by all players in the history of warfare.

I hope most Republicans do not share the views of the numbskulls the press has been presenting to us as examples of them -- politicians who want to put more American troops in the theater. President Obama (may God help him) is trying to minimize US casualties, in a war in which none of the parties has our interests at heart. I think this is a good policy, along with backing up Israel politically while not meddling in their affairs.

I wish the French were that sensible; but of course, all these people have to play local politics in their respective countries. The French want to force an Israeli agreement to kick Jews out of their homes, as have so many before them. May God grant them failure.

We have been praying for the Kurds of Kobane. They're between the rock and the hard place.

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