The saber rattling by the United States on Syria – against Russia – is very serious indeed.
There are real parallels to be drawn between Iraq and Libya.
In the meantime expect Obama to play golf – while the important decisions are made by others.
Yes the President of the United States says one thing – does another.
It is interesting that these wise men took the opportunity to pen this letter.
A group of ex-U.S. intelligence officials is warning President Obama to defuse growing tensions with Russia over Syria by reining in the demonization of President Putin and asserting White House civilian control over the Pentagon.
Personally I doubt it – Obama knows full well of the consequences of his actions or inactions – and I am with Rodrigo Duterte (President of Philippines) – Obama can go to hell. (2)
ALERT MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
SUBJECT: PREVENTING STILL WORSE IN SYRIA
We write to alert you, as we did President George W. Bush, six weeks before the attack on Iraq, that the consequences of limiting your circle of advisers to a small, relatively inexperienced coterie with a dubious record for wisdom can prove disastrous.* Our concern this time regards Syria.
We are hoping that your President’s Daily Brief tomorrow will give appropriate attention to Saturday’s warning by Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova: “If the US launches a direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian Army, it would cause a terrible, tectonic shift not only in the country, but in the entire region.”
Speaking on Russian TV, she warned of those whose “logic is ‘why do we need diplomacy’ … when there is power … and methods of resolving a problem by power. We already know this logic; there is nothing new about it. It usually ends with one thing – full-scale war.”
Full text on the link below (1)
postscript – imagine if one Hillary Clinton was in charge – the world would already be at war.