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grzegorz wrote:Thanks, I've been looking for that channel. It's been awhile and when I was looking for them I kept typing in the Black Sea Report.
They did make some interesting points, among them one does have to wonder what would happen to Russia at this point without Putin.
I believe Putin believed that by fighting ISIS and for Assad that the West would forget about Crimea and have an alliance with him.
Steve James wrote:Assad supports Russian interests, and they in turn naturally want him to stay in power. His enemies are Putin's enemies. If they happen to be IS, so be it. If they're Turkmen, Kurds or anti-Assad rebels, tough luck.
chud wrote:The Kurds are the big X-factor for everyone in Syria, because they are the best at fighting ISIS and no one can control them.
The US has a hard time getting the Kurds to do what they want. They kicked ISIS out of Manbij (with help from US air support) but the US then wanted them to head south and attack Raqqa, and instead the Kurds headed west to hook up with more Kurds.
MH17 shot down by Buk missile brought in from Russia, say investigators
By Tim Hume and Claudia Rebaza, CNN
Updated 11:14 AM ET, Wed September 28, 2016
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On the Frontlines of Ukraine's Proxy War Between the West and Russia
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