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What Does Russia Fear From The Middle East?

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 25, 2017 at 18:58

What Does Russia Fear From The Middle East?
Not much, actually; ever since the 44th American Administrative Chief Executive ceded an active decision making role in the Middle East and abandoned every personal civil thought about the thousands and thousands of casualties which resulted in his vacuum of forces for good against the forces of evil, Russia has pretty much been the ruler of the roost, dominant in virtually any capacity one might assign to being a force to the last resort.
Even as the current administration might attempt change of the dynamic to the contrary, one might say in the context of an Ezekiel scenario, mene, mene, tekel, upharsin-the handwriting of the Persian influences in the Middle East are being rushed into action after the Temple Mount incident. Speaking of Russian collusion: it is not collusion in the American White House that people should be worrying about; the collusion of the Iranian-Russian pact (with North Korea/China in the background) portends a much graver series of issues leading to a different result than what many are expecting in the Middle East.
What Does Russia Fear From The Middle East? After what they experienced in Afghanistan, you would think they might be a little more careful. Yet, to recoin a phrase-this time it will be different-which seems to be in the rethinking of the ancient Russian dream of Ivan and Peter reigning in the Levant and with control of the energy bonanza that lays in the taking of those resources: what a reward that would be. Is that not worth the Russian risk? al-Assad will never know what hit him.


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What Does Russia Fear From The Middle East? [269 words]M ToveyJul 25, 2017 18:58240222
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