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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:13 AM

Russia Savors U.S. Missteps in Syria, and Seizes Opportunity

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/world/europe/russia-savors-us-missteps-in-syria-and-seizes-opportunity.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.


President Vladimir Putin of Russia, center, visiting one of America’s most important allies, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, right, in Riyadh on Monday. Pool photo by Alexey

By Anton Troianovski

Published Oct. 14, 2019

Updated Oct. 15, 2019, 10:56 a.m. ET

MOSCOW — These have been disastrous weeks for American foreign policy, a popular presenter on Russia’s state television told viewers on Sunday night with an I-told-you-so smirk.

The United States essentially turned its back on Ukraine amid the impeachment inquiry, TV host Dmitri Kiselyov said in his marquee weekly show. Then, Washington abandoned the Syrian Kurds.

“The Kurds themselves again picked the wrong patron,” Mr. Kiselyov said. “The United States, of course, is an unreliable partner.”

It’s too soon to tell whether Russia will be able to manage the new volatility in Syria, just as it’s not clear if the impeachment furor over Ukraine will help the Kremlin’s interests in Eastern Europe. But as Russian President Vladimir V. Putin landed in Saudi Arabia Monday for a state visit to one of America’s most important allies, it appeared clear that Mr. Trump’s moves in recent months were helping him make the case that Moscow, not Washington, was the more dependable actor on the world stage.

Revelations of White House pressure on President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to launch investigations that could help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign provided new fodder for long-running Kremlin arguments about the dangers of doing business with the United States.

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Dennis Donovan Oct 2019 OP
roamer65 Oct 2019 #1
2naSalit Oct 2019 #2
Blue_Tires Oct 2019 #3
bluestarone Oct 2019 #4
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #5

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:16 AM

1. They will soon have a front seat to the Great Middle East War.

The Israelis don’t give a shit about Russians.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

2. More like orchestrated missteps...nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:24 AM

3. And Russian State TV is telling everyone

that this is why the U.S. can't be trusted

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:26 AM

4. I feel putin is

The most DANGEROUS man in the world right now! next to the DUMBEST man in the world (tRUMP)

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:38 AM

5. "new fodder for long-running Kremlin arguments about the dangers of doing business with the US"

sounds like Shitler's crush is stringing him along and then laughing openly about it in public.

Oh Donny Dotard, you been played. You thought you could go for it and eat the forbidden peach. Instead you're going to be IMpeached.

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