Our current sack-of-crap government is supposedly all upset that Putin’s ordered the Russian military into Syria and they’re kicking the asses of the so-called “moderate” rebels, whom we supposedly support.
In the first place, Bashar Assad is the head of the Syrian government no matter how much Obama or anyone else doesn’t like it, and he has the right to resist attacks on his regime using whatever forces he can bring to bear. As far as he’s concerned, he doesn’t care what you call people who are trying to overthrow him, whether it’s ISIS or the Taliban or “moderate rebels”. Considering that we back these so-called moderates, and looking at our track record in the Middle East of what’s happened in other countries where we backed one group against another, it’s only good sense to attack and repel any group that we’re for.
Obama did his damnedest to shove a Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship down the throats of the Egyptians, which nearly caused a civil war in the course of ejecting them from office. Obama would have caused Egypt to become an Islamist dictatorship instead of remaining secular, and instead he made an enemy out of an ally and opened the Egyptian door to the Russians. I guess if he couldn’t create another Islamist state, the least he could do was wreck our relationship with them and harm the U.S. in the spirit of never letting a good crisis go to waste, especially one he created to begin with.
Everything that Obama’s done in the Middle East has promoted destabilization and the rise of Islamic militancy, exactly like G.W. Bush before him, while Russia has been enduring repeated acts of Islamic terrorism on their own soil and is trying to stop the Islamists. What we have here is a Proxy War being fought mostly in the Middle East between Russia and the United States.
You know this is about oil and religion. What else do they have over there besides goats and sand? The Islamist leaders want the oil, they can’t gain and keep power without it. Everyone else wants cheap oil. If they all ran out of oil or if the need for it suddenly ended, they could all fight between themselves forever and no one else would give a damn. Putin’s just trying to quell the uproar that our dear leaders instigated and bring a measure of peace back to the area so everyone can pump away undisturbed. If he can crush the ISIS movement while he’s at it, more power to him. And more oil.