Sunday, October 11, 2015

Why I Just Don't Fathom Nuance. Part N

The road to Hell in Syria was paved with good presidential intentions:

"Obama's vision has always been based on integrating rather than keeping out, and he has never wanted to be on a war footing," Badran said. "He thinks he is improving the situation by 'sharing the burden' with Russia and Iran."

In reality, however, the influence Obama has afforded to Russia and Iran in Syria — in the good faith that they would work to transition Assad out of power — has helped drive the conflict to a new level.

The unblinking thugs in Russia, Syria, and Iran view "good intentions" as opportunities to make gains while they can.