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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Obama’s Syria Policy: The Illusion of US Power in the Middle East

Obama’s Syria Policy: The Illusion of US Power in the Middle East

The cost of letting US policy be determined primarily by the ambitions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Takeaways

  • Why is the Obama administration able to do nothing to stop the Russian military escalation in Aleppo?
  • The US wanted to play the great power role in Syria without really getting its hands dirty .
  • The US never did anything to pressure its allies to cut off arms supply to militant groups.
  • The Obama administration has allowed its Syria policy to be determined by the ambitions of its Sunni allies.
  • The US, in a way, provided the political-diplomatic cover for the buildup of the al-Nusra Front. 
  • http://www.theglobalist.com/obama-syria-policy-and-the-united-states-turkey/ 

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