Do NOT Be Concerned, This Will Not End Badly

9 Sep 2016: US and Russia announce (amid much fanfare and self-congratulation in DC, I might add) a deal on a cease-fire in Syria.

Be sure to catch these lines– ” “That should put an end to the barrel bombs, an end to the indiscriminate bombing of civilian neighborhoods,” Kerry said. [Yes, damn their eyes, that’ll teach ’em to cross a Yale man!] In February [2016], a cessation of hostilities negotiated between Kerry and Lavrov fell apart within weeks, and efforts to reach a political settlement in the war-torn country have been on the verge of collapse.”

Fast forward nearly a month, to 3 Oct 2016– US ditches Russia on Syrian peace deal.

Huh.

Could it be that we’ve been rolled? That Russia plays to win, and now after deftly maneuvering us out of there, holds all the cards?

I sense a little fundamental transformation here.

And where does the Bear venture next?

 

 

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Do NOT Be Concerned, This Will Not End Badly

  1. DaveO says:

    Perhaps the Russians roll like Jingis Khan. Perhaps if Kerry were to throw the medals he awarded himself to show those Russians that he’s serial. Like Algore. Theresa let’s him cuz he’s so darn cute when acting like a stateszir.

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