#Syria #Iran #Russia
Writing for the Hudson Institute, Lee Smith makes a clear,logical and convincing analysis of the Russian-Iranian-Syrian alliance against the US. Unfortunately, the recommendation he draws from this analysis is wrong: he urges America to allow itself to be drawn into the horrors that are happening in Syria.
There can be no doubt Lee Smith is correct when he says:
“Moscow has made it clear that it wants to see the Assad regime survive. To Putin, Syria represents not merely a customer for Russian arms, but—much more important—a foothold in the eastern Mediterranean. He sees a Syrian port for the Russian Navy as a core interest, not to mention recently discovered energy resources in the Levant basin that he would like to control,so as to make Europe even more dependent on Russia’s natural gas industry”.
That much is clear to anyone who has been observing the decades of strategic struggles between the great powers.
However, for the US to fight—even indirectly—in Syria would be a terrible mistake. Syria will become another Afghanistan for Russia. Let it. We should not allow Syria to become another Afghanistan for America.
While I recommend this piece for the cogent geopolitical analysis it provides, we should resist its call for another military involvement in the Middle East.http://www.eurasiareview.com/28022012-free-syria-oped-2/