Monday Russia’s Defense Ministry said that its troops had found mass graves in Syria’s Aleppo with bodies showing signs of torture and mutilation. Dozens of bodies have been uncovered, according to Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov. He said some bore gunshot wounds.
Obama said he’s proud of the moment he pulled the U.S. from the brink of launching airstrikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling it the right decision to make. He also called out U.S. allies who call for tougher U.S. action in Mideast conflicts but fail to take risks themselves, describing them as “free-riders.” He cast the sectarian conflicts roiling the region as a competition between Iran and close U.S. partner Saudi Arabia, and he urged both to find “an effective way to share the neighborhood.”
The US special envoy to the coalition fighting the ISIS terror group in Iraq and Syria said that just 30 percent of Russian airstrikes in Syria were targeting the terror group. Brett McGurk told reporters in Baghdad that the rest of Moscow’s airstrikes hit “other armed groups”, according to Reuters.
Wednesday former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Vladimir Putin remains a powerful, geopolitical force but also suggested the Russian president’s recent military forays might be “doing us a favor.” He said Putin’s recent airstrikes in Syria and perhaps more importantly his intervention in eastern Ukraine should alert America’s European allies to increase military spending “because the world has not gone on to broad sunny uplands where there’s peace and tranquility all the time.”
Obama, you are the biggest ass to ever be the head of a country. Now I’ve heard everything, blame Assad, for a mess you and your fellow crony, world leaders created in the first place, when you removed those heads of state in the middle east.