Total fiasco. That’s a quick way to characterize the US adventure in Syria in the last six years. The proxy war not only failed to accomplish its goal – removal of Assad – it tremendously weakened the US in the Middle East, strengthened its adversaries, and soured its relations with many allies. If it were a movie, America’s recent Mideast policy would be called, How to Lose a Region in 6 Years; and if it were a book, it would be titled, How to Win Enemies and Lose Influence. To make things worse, globalists have refused to acknowledge their mistakes and are now doubling down on their failed policies.
Let’s start with the claims of all the great pundits, military experts and politicians who have been consistently wrong since 2011.
- Assad must go; Assad will be gone soon
- Syrians will rise up against Assad
- Soldiers from the Syrian Army will desert in masses and overthrow Assad
- Ok, Syrians couldn’t do it, but surely Al Qaeda will bring down Assad
- Al Qaeda couldn’t do it, but ISIS will definitely finish the job
- The (good) terrorists will win if they just got more guns and anti-tank missiles
- Let’s spend a few more billions of dollars on training and arming the rebels. Victory is near!
- Russia will never intervene!
- Russia will lose Crimea and access to the Black Sea!
- Russia’s economy is about to collapse because of our sanctions and low oil prices (which we might have rigged)!
- Syria will become Russia’s Afghanistan!
Read more: Syrian War – How America Shot Itself In The Foot