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Russia's Putin predicts global chaos if West hits Syria again

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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he had convinced Trump, who has previously said he wanted to take U.S. forces out of Syria, to stay for "the long term."

Trump makes a ridiculous proclamation, then speaks to adults/experts and does a 180.

Notice I'm not voicing an opinion on whether the US should have been in Syria, should remain there, or what Obama did or did not do. I am merely commenting on Trump's demonstrated actions.

Turning that many 180s would make a figure skater dizzy.

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Three winners in this strike:

Assad - His people are jubilant, Syrian Air Defenses fended off an attack by the 3 big bullies of the world and not one single piece of military hardware was hit.

Putin - Comes across as a cool headed statements, defending the principles of the UN charter and also showing that Russia effectively castrated the US by forcing the US to notify the Russians beforehand of the strike.

Trump - Carried through on his tweet, looked all presidential with his “My fellow Americans..” speech. And the news headlines were looking grim and needed a good flush.

The Art of the Deal.

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Who do you think is going to profit from chaos?

The West? Assad/Russia/Iran alliance?

No, the islamists. I may be wearing a tin foil hat but ISIS is not deafeated. They are waiting to reappear amid the chaos once both “remaining” sides fight each to exhaustion.

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Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs

Russia has been doing well in cyberwarfare; expect them to ramp up their various cyberwarfare efforts. To further the chaos, expect Russian farm/factory employees to post even more messages on social media. These employees must be grateful that the 'west's' free and for profit media allows them to continue to post, thereby ensuring they can continue to get paid. Rumors have it some are even making up to the equivalent of US$1,000 per month!

Expect Cadet Bonespurs to continue to add to the chaos. And for him to play even more golf.

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PTown: $1,000 USD? That's big money.

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Expect Cadet Bonespurs to continue to add to the chaos. And for him to play even more golf

How so? Because he made a comment that was sorta right?

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Because that's what Trump has done since day one in the WH, with cheers from his supporters. It's how he runs his businesses, so wasn't, and isn't a surprise. It also isn't something that can be denied because there is ample recorded evidence of it.

See my 7:13 post.

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What's happening is Syria is sickening. They bomb the hell out of the buildings on the surface, which forces every man, woman and child underground. Then they dump gas on them to get at them below the surface where they're cowering in fear to escape the terror going on at the surface.

Sad to say, but it's not all that different from what pest controllers do in urban areas when they're killing rats. Total eradication.

If destroying these places which manufacture poisonous gas (or the delivery systems) can be done and it means less suffering and loss of life, so much the better, especially where children are concerned.

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The US bombed a few vacant buildings and declared Victory, while Assad's Air Force and Army, infrastructure and command centers went unscathed and he's still free to kill as many of his countrymen as he wants with conventional weapons!

The Russians now have permanent naval bases on the Mediterranean. Everyone's happy today!

And the Assad Family lived happily ever after.

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You do not 'predict' anything in today's world because the chances are you would look stupid.

If Russia predicts chaos, it is because she is preparing to generate further chaos. The only worry is how much more chaos is 'good' to foment before you lose total control of everything. It's a slippery slope.

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Burning Bush, the only player with the capability, staying power and incentive to see this through is Iran. Assad is limited to his lifespan, which currently is at the mercy of many - after he goes, that dynasty ends. Without the counterweight of Assad, Iran will no longer require Russia. Western countries will continue to play bit roles.

I'm not advocating this, and whether it is desirable or not is entirely subjective, but that is where it is going. With Iraq and Syria, Iran has a direct conduit to Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia will be encircled by Shia. Fun times ahead!

Personal opinion: Nothing the US is prepared to do can stop this, so best is to stay out of it and reconcile with the emerging powers.

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Ah. So Macaroni is desperate to be relevant. I feel like Trump is playing his side like fools.

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So this failure to follow through shows Putin is all talk, no action.

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What's happening is Syria is sickening. They bomb the hell out of the buildings on the surface, which forces every man, woman and child underground. Then they dump gas on them to get at them below the surface where they're cowering in fear to escape the terror going on at the surface

What's sickening is the fact that people who now decry "Assad's cruel bombings" were completely mum when much more ruthless bombings by US forces took place at Mosul and Raqqa. Outstanding duplicity.

Even more sickening are the stubborn repeats of the same false stories about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army. Every attempts to question this MSM mantra are unceremoniously suppressed. Nice example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGagdWsox0w
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The world is already in chaos.

The UN security council is broken with the ability of 5 countries to veto any action or statement they inevitably end up doing nothing when it comes to conflicts and peoples lives. They always seem to be on opposing sides. Self interest drives their decisions.

Veto power should be removed and a majority vote required for action or inaction. The 5 nations think they are special and better than all the rest.

Until this one mechanism is fixed, chaos will reign.

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Russia is like a pantomime villain and no matter what pantomime is currently on, they will always appear as the villain.

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Russia is like a pantomime villain and no matter what pantomime is currently on, they will always appear as the villain.

Nope, they ARE the villain. It's not a game.

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Putin is trying to act like someone important and powerful, but under his leadership Russia has gotten weaker and weaker. Their GDP is not even in the top ten. Three US states, California, Texas, and New York, each has a larger GDP than the whole of Russia, and Russian doesn't have the money to fund a modern military. If he were wise (a big if), Putin would try to make his country better and stronger, instead of continually getting the rest of the world mad at him, and getting sanctions placed against Russia.

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Syria's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, met inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW for about three hours in the presence of Russian officers and a senior Syrian security official

And they had a nice chat about what nice children he had and here are pictures of them on the way to school, aren't the roads dangerous these days?

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This conflict is between Syria and its allies (Russia, Iran, Hezbollah) on one side and the terrorists and its allies (US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia) on the other side.

If there is a villain, it is clearly not Assad or Putin.

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Raw Beer, nice, but too simplistic. The conflict is a civil war between the government of Syria and various opposition groups. IS then stepped into the vacuum and helped themselves to much of the land. The Kurds have been pushed backwards and forwards. Turkey has occasionally stepped in.

This conflict is directly between Assad, the Syrian opposition of various flags, the Hezbollah and Irani militia, the Kurds and IS, which is six groups jockeying for position.

Then further afield are several outsiders like Russia, Iran, Turkey, Israel, Saudi, Europe and the US with varying interests and strings to pull. Russia is the strongest arm in the area skies, having an agreement with Assad over her base on the Mediterranean coast. Iran and Hesbollah have strong numbers of boots on the ground.

There are several villains.

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Here’s me thinking that it was always advisable to have proof of wrongdoing before launching a missle attack?

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The conflict is a civil war between the government of Syria and various opposition groups.

No, that is the mainstream fake news narrative.

At the start, there was a small Syrian opposition, but this was very quickly replaced by a violent foreign terrorist force that was armed, financed, and aided by Saudi Arabia, US, Israel, and others.

This is not a civil war. The Syrian people are very much behind Assad. Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah are on the side of Assad and the Syrian people. The US, UK, France, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are on the side of trhe terrorists (ISIL, Al Qaeda,...). The US is on the wrong side.

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No, that is the mainstream fake news narrative.

There's non so blind as them as won't see.

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Putin is now insignificant. He had his chance to act and capitulated. Syria or any Russian ally can not depend on Putin and he has disgraced the Russian people with his spineless talk. He has placed Russia under the heel of the US, as evidenced by the US now placing more sanctions against Russia. Putin should resign and Russia should find a leader with backbone.

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Putin can talk tough, but the fact is, if chemical weapons are used NATO will respond back with force until they're no longer used.

Corrupt "leaders" like Putin and his cronies will always try to make it seem like their the epitome of virtue and blame others for their corruption, manipulation, and lies by trying to point the finger at others to try and misdirect from their own misdeeds.

Iran want's Syria under it's control because their "leaders" believe it will give them an advantageous strategic advantage to attack Israel. Russia wants to keep it's only naval base there so they support Assad's government. And Turkey's "leader" just wants to commit genocide on the Kurds. Assad (who started this whole mess in the first place by murdering his own citizens), wants to maintain the authoritarian rule of his family. Oh and a little tidbit.... The Iranians and Russian kleptocrats have some of their ill gotten financial gains in Syrian banks.

You know what they say, "Birds of a feather flock together".

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Why the Chlorine Gas attack has happened just after the President Trump announced the US troop will withdraw from Syria?

Chlorine gas can make easily and easily get it from anywhere. Chlorine is same chemical use to clean Pool.

I'm not sure who was responsible for the Chlorine gas attacked to innocent civilians in Douma on April 7.

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