Sure he could just be a liar, but generally when a person says that they are trying to do something and we believe them and believe that the mission is doable when their goals are not accomplished we say that they were incompetent. When a person runs an organization that repeatedly fails to accomplish the mission (intelligence) we say that they are incompetent.
Putin made Obama look like a chump. Obama has accomplished almost nothing that he claimed to be working on in the middle east, afghanistan or with regards to Russia teaching the Ukraine who their daddy is. Obama was caught clueless on ISIS. Obama was caught clueless on the Russian Military ramping up in Syria. obama was caught clueless on the close cooperation between Iran and Russia on a whole host of matters, to include their taking over the syrian situation, and them also being the only credible advisories to Isis. WAs Obama also caught flat footed on the Turks going back to war with the Kurds? I dont know that yet, but it sure looks like it.
Obama the bystander, but it is his constantly running his yap about wanting to do something and claiming that he is the one who knows what to do that makes him by definition incompetent. Either that or a liar. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt.
The situation with Obunga is extremely dangerous and we need to get rid of his sorry ass like yesterday. The dufe has just presided over the total collapse of US foreign policy and, as Larouche Pac experts note, the only two possibilities in front of him are resignation, or doing something totally insane.
There ain't gonna be any more US or NATO air ops over Syria, the Russians have totally sealed the air space over the place.
The ground bombing is done by the ground attack planes build for task, Su-24, Su-25 and Su-34, while above those planes Su-30M fighter jets armed with superfast, medium to long range R-27 air to air missiles give cover. These would shoot down any Turkish jet that would try to attack the Russian bombers. This is just to make sure that Erdogan does not get any stupid ideas.
At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help.
Major General Qassem Soleimani's visit to Moscow was the first step in planning for a Russian military intervention that has reshaped the Syrian war and forged a new Iranian-Russian alliance in support of Assad.
As Russian warplanes bomb rebels from above, the arrival of Iranian special forces for ground operations underscores several months of planning between Assad's two most important allies, driven by panic at rapid insurgent gains.
Supporting my assertion that Putin has gone into partnership with the Iranians.
Belarus does not need a Russian air base, President Alexander Lukashenko has said, despite growing pressure from Moscow to establish such a facility.
He said the issue was never discussed with Russia, although last month President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to fine-tune a deal.
On Sunday, hundreds of Belarusian activists held a protest rally in the capital Minsk against the Russian plan.
Belarus is Russia's key ally, and is a member of a Moscow-led economic union.
"We don't need a base today," Mr Lukashenko was quoted as saying by Belarusian media on Tuesday.
"I hear shrieks from the opposition about the deployment of a Russian air base. I don't know anything about it.
"We need planes - not bases. We have our excellent pilots... Why should I allow in planes and pilots from other countries?"
Things do not look good. Russian firms still have around $100 billion of external debt maturing this year. Since the rouble remains weak, and their cash reserves have dwindled, repayment may be difficult. Wonks at Capital Economics, a consultancy, think that the Russian state will have to help out again. However, Anders Aslund of the Peterson Institute, a think-tank, estimates that the CBR only has about $150 billion of liquid foreign-exchange reserves at its disposal. Add in a big government deficit and high capital outflows, and within a few months reserves will be much lower. The Kremlin may then be tempted to try to pay off foreign debt by printing roubles to buy foreign currency. If that happens, expect much more upheaval.
Putin's Middle East adventuring is a desperate attempt to distract from the ruinous state of the Russian economy, and things will only get worse.
President Obama is unwilling to risk escalating the conflict and does not have a new strategy to resolve it or defeat the Islamic State
Interesting that Russia is doing 30-40 airstrikes strikes a day with little chatter that they cant keep it up, they are now doing missile strikes from sea as well. Team USA has been doing ten or less per day for a long time now .
Don't know if you've heard, but sometimes they have problems hitting anywhere within the entire country.
Do we believe that the russians missed with 4? That would sure be bad for Putin.