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The cold war morphed into a proxy war December 1, 2015

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Russia is fighting the United States except that you and I are not being told.

The killing field is in Syria.

The intended target is IS.

What transpired is Russia is fighting the U.S. Indirectly.

The players are Russia, U.S., Iran, Syria, Syrian rebels, Turkey, Syrian Turkmens, The al-Nusra Front and IS.

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Source: Wikipedia

There are other regional shadow players too: Saudia Arabia and Qarter, to name a couple.

The weapons of choice are made in Russia and the U.S.

On one side is Russia, Iran and Syria’s Ba’ath government. They haven’t been friends with the U.S. for the past five decades.

On the other is the United States of America which, more or less, is supporting the Syrian rebels who are fighting against the Syrian government. According to some estimates, there may be as many as 1000 Syrian opposition groups with about 100,000 armed members fighting against the Ba’ath government forces but sometimes against each other.

Since these groups are enemies of Syrian government, they automatically become targets of Russian fighter planes.

There is a third front. The Turkish government supports Syrian Turkmens and they don’t like the Ba’ath government which makes them an enemy of Russia. Since Turkey government shot down a Russian fighter plane and one of its pilots, Russia consider Turkey unfriendly and will take their revenge in time. Of course, Turkey is a member of American controlled NATO which may get involved if it becomes necessary.

It isn’t over yet. Didn’t we mention the IS? Yes, they are probably still the intended targets for Russian and American bombs. They got killed when either American or Russian, of course, we can’t ignor France, bombs fell on them. They are the targets because they killed many people in many countries and recently bought down a Russian civilian airplane which gave Russian a legitmate reason to bring in Russian soldiers and warplanes.

It is not over yet.

The al-Nusra Front cooperates with other Islamist groups fighting against Syrian government forces and they may or may not have connections with or receiving funding from the American intellegence services.

Russia has several forward bases, 31 fixed wing aircraft and 15 helicopters. More warplanes are arriving at another airbase in Syria as we speak.

America is sending more special op soldiers. They are suppose to be there fighting the IS but another objective is to make sure the so called moderate rebels don’t get killed by Russian jets too fast or in too large of a number.
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So, we have Russia fight the U.S. through the hands of Syrian government forces and Syrian rebels.

Russia has warplanes and soldiers on the ground in Syria fighting for Assad. Iran helps out when it is convenient.

American drops bombs on IS but provides weapons and funding to the rebels. More sp op personnel is being sent over not necessarily to kill IS in Syria. They are watching what Russia is doing.

Behind all this actions on the front line is Putin’s decision to expand his influence in central Asia and Middle East and to bring back Russia’s glorious days on the world stage.

Obama, on the other hand, talks about a diplomatic solution while fighting a war American shouldn’t fight.
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The United States actually is trying to do what it does the best, stirring up the internal business of another while building a different nation in Syria, but this time it steps in Putin’s territory.

Putin is defending his circle of influence no matter how Obama wants to set the rules. Putin is executing his expansion plan and he is willing to push America aside to achieve his goals.

America has a de facto proxy war against Russia in Syria now. After sending more special op soldiers into the killing field, an escalation of conflict becomes more likely.

A real war may come next when everyone expects it the least.

The Vietnam war started with America sending military advisors to watch what north Vietnam and the Soviet Union were doing. It ended with total defeat of American arm forces in the hands of North Vietnamese soldiers which were supported mainly by the Soviet Union.

Does what we have in Syria now sound familiar to you?

What a mess!

Oh, yes. What about IS, isn’t it the original purpose of all these bombs dropped by Americans?

Yes, the bombs are still flying. The Pentagons has told us so and some first years reporters in his or her New York cubicled are keeping the scores.

But, I think at least 95% of Americans don’t know what’s going on there. They still think IS militans are being killed in the hundreds by American bombs, if not thousands. Who is counting anyway?

Hillary wants to do what? December 6, 2014

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She wants to ‘empathize‘ and ‘show respect‘ to America’s enemies.

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Source: Google search.

Let’s count American’s enemies for Hillary then:

China, Iran, Iraq, IS, Al Qaeda, Hezbolla, Hamas, Boko Haram, Mujahidin, PLO, Abu Nidal Organization, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, The Palestinian Authority, Israel, Yeman, Sudan, Egypt, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia. There are at least 20 other terrorist groups not named here. Chinese say: ‘族多不繁載也.’

Don’t believe my list? Check out Gallup poll done since 2001.

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Source: http://io9.com/which-countries-do-americans-perceive-as-their-greatest-1528098419

Hmmm…, many on the list want to kill Americans. Several have done so already. Some want to win the economic war against America. Several have been bombed by American fighters jets, drones and cruise missiles with thousands innocent civilians killed by American’s military machine. A few have long range nuclear missiles aimed at American cities. Several have been bullied by the US. A few more have been sanctioned by the US for years if not decades.

Let Hillary tell us how she empathizes these nations, organizations or groups?

She must feel sorry for these people because of American bulling over the decades in the past?

Because of America’s past misconduct, Hillary wants to respect people of
these nations and groups for what they stand for: kill American people?

I don’t know whom Hillary wants to please: tertorists or her liberal base in the US?

I don’t know what Hillary wants to do with her ’empathy’ and ‘respect’ when facing these people on the battle field: send them flowers or offer them her right cheek?

Hillary wants to do what? December 6, 2014

Posted by hslu in China, Global Affair, Islam, Middle East, Muslim, Politics, Putin.
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She wants to ‘empathize‘ and ‘show respect‘ to America’s enemies.

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Source: Google search.

Let’s count American’s enemies for Hillary then:

China, Iran, Iraq, IS, Al Qaeda, Hezbolla, Hamas, Boko Haram, Mujahidin, PLO, Abu Nidal Organization, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, The Palestinian Authority, Israel, Yeman, Sudan, Egypt, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia. There are at least 20 other terrorist groups not named here. Chinese say: ‘族多不繁載也.’

Don’t believe my list? Check out Gallup poll done since 2001.

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Source: http://io9.com/which-countries-do-americans-perceive-as-their-greatest-1528098419

Hmmm…, many on the list want to kill Americans. Several have done so already. Some want to win the economic war against America. Several have been bombed by American fighters jets, drones and cruise missiles with thousands innocent civilians killed by American’s military machine. A few have long range nuclear missiles aimed at American cities. Several have been bullied by the US. A few more have been sanctioned by the US for years if not decades.

Let Hillary tell us how she empathizes these nations, organizations or groups?

She must feel sorry for these people because of American bulling over the decades in the past?

Because of America’s past misconduct, Hillary wants to respect people of
these nations and groups for what they stand for: kill American people?

I don’t know whom Hillary wants to please: tertorists or her liberal base in the US?

I don’t know what Hillary wants to do with her ’empathy’ and ‘respect’ when facing these people on the battle field: send them flowers?

Copycat or human’s hidden nature? November 29, 2014

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In a span of a few weeks not long ago, Americans heard a few cases of beheadings in the US. Of course, most of us haven’t been able to come to terms with beheadings in the Middle East but we now have to face it in the US.

I’ve been living in the US for 40 years and I don’t remember ever reading this kind of cruelty and savagery in this country.

Why did these events even happen in a soceity like the one in the US? What have happened to these people? Did they learn their vicious acts from the actions of the IS? Are they trying to instill fear and panic to the American people? Or did they simply express their basic human nature when law failed to control their basic instincts?

Three weeks ago in Taiwan (10-29-2014,) a 79-year old 彰化 man cut off his 47-year old mistress’s ears, nose and lips while she was still alive because he suspected that she had flirted with someone in the tour group on a trip to Japan. He even flushed away the cut-off parts in the toilet and then called the police to report the crime.

Yes, you read it right: he tied her up while she was sleeping and then took an hour to cut up her faces while she was fully aware of what went on with her body.

Wow! I’ve read this kind of sadistic acts in novels and saw it in movies but never image it could happen in a civilized society like Taiwan.

Is the world being turned upside-down by the real nature of human being?

When I was going to school as a small kid in Taiwan, one of the books we read was ‘三字經: Three word chant.’

It begins with these two simple phrases: ‘人之初 性本善.’

What it means is this: Human being at birth is good-hearted by nature.

I actually don’t agree with what it preaches because I’ve long suspected that ‘人之初 性本惡’ or ‘Human being at birth is evil-minded by nature.’ The most obvious places to look for this type of human behavior is selfishness exhibited in children. Only through education and soceital influence, human learned to live under rules and regulations. Gradually human being learns to control his or her natural instinct and begins to let the good side shine.

However, extreme violence such as cutting other people’s heads instigated by religion can’t be explained by common sense. Al Qaeda stopped beheading after it bought condemnations from all over the world. The pratices have been bought back by the IS and the action broadcasted all over the web.

Is it because ‘人之初 性本惡’ or I missed something about human nature?

Typical liberal. Hopeless. October 26, 2014

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Americans know that bombing the IS isn’t working in Iraq or Syria.

Americans know that not very many IS members have been killed by bombs dropped by hundreds of fighter jets no matter how accurate they are.

Americans are fully aware that without American soldiers on the ground, say 100,000 or something like that, it will be difficult to defeat the IS in Iraq and Syria. That will be another $1 trillion down the tube easy and Americans are tired of fighting other’s wars or building other’s nations.

Obama knows that too. Kerry knows that too. Pentagon knows that too. They are doing the minimum to keep the press and others off their backs. They are waiting for the next election so that they can dump the hot potato off to someone else’s lap.

So what do some liberals propose to do in a hopeless situation like this?

Let’s talk to the IS.

Yeah, that’s what some liberals are suggesting. They want to reason with the IS. They figure that the IS fighters are probably tired of killing too.

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Source: Yahoo news.

It will be interesting to know the kind of offers being considered by America to the IS in exchange for what: part of Iraq or Syria for IS stop killing Shiites?

Good luck, Kerry. Keep praying like you are doing in the picture. You’ll need plenty of that in days to come if you keep your job.

Send in your deputies. Don’t go to IS HQ yourself.

Tell Obama that you’ve had enough of his mess. Recommend someone you don’t like to take your job. Let’s face it, Kerry, you’ll have no chance to get the Nobel Peace prize.

Life is short. Enjoy the billions from your wife while you still can.

Obama ignored IS. He prefers golf. September 28, 2014

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The title should read:

Obama: I underestimated rise of IS.

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He prefers to play golf instead of listening to the boring national security briefings every day.

To Obama, who has absolutely no foreign policy experience except making a few speeches here and there in foreign countries, chasing a 1.680″ OD white ball with dimples weighing no more than 1.620 oz is much more interesting.

He Obama dropped the ball so to speak. Not U.S. agencies.

Shame on Obama.

I bet you don’t know September 3, 2014

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Have you heard of the news about 12 missing airplanes from Libya’s Tripoli airport a day or two ago?

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I bet you haven’t. The liberal media, the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department have kept it hidden from American public for whatever reason.

These are not single engine small airplanes. These are commercial jetliners including some or all of the following aircrafts:

Airbus 319, Airbus 320s, Airbus 330, Airbus 340, French ATR-42 turboprop and Bombardier CJR-900s.

The American intelligent agencies simply don’t know where they are.

Have you notice that 9-11 is only a few days away?

What a mess!

Al Qaeda used to fight a lonely war and they had to survive on donations and under the table fundings from un-named governments. Now the new crops of Muslims terrorists owns banks, oil fields, oil refineries. They are rich by any standard. They also get their money from kidnapping and extortion. They own humvees, machine guns, night vision goggles and grenade launchers which they got from fleeting Iraqi soldiers. They also recruit quite effectively because the only other choice is death.

Some of them now own airplanes.

See what America’s nation building policy has bought us: escalating war against the United States.

Peace: not a chance.

Scary thoughts if you ask me.

美國:三面受敵 September 3, 2014

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Yesterday I talked about NATO, US, Russia and China. In it I talked about US is fighting 3 wars:

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‘America is fighting a Cold war with Russia. It Probably will last another 40 years.’

‘America is fighting a guerrilla warfare with muslim terrorists. This war may last another 100 years.’

‘Obama also managed to piss off China by rounding up China’s neighbors in order to put a NATO equvalent around China. He called that ‘pivot to the East’ in the name of protecting America’s national interests.’
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Today, an article on NYT, which appears on CNBC mobile site, talked about the same thing. The main point of the article can be simply stated as ‘US defense budget has to go up if America wants to prosecute these wars.’

On this point, the Republicans are with Obama but American’s pocket isn’t. Well, the only way to get around this is to borrow more money and run up the national debt faster than you can count the digits on the national debt clock.

Yeah, go ahead. Borrow some more. Raise taxes if you must. The millenniums will Pay for it.

Hmm…, this was exactly how past empires were bought down to their knees.

America will be no different. The decay will happen: slowly but surely. Obama already got the process started with Obamacare and trillions of deficits over the last several years.

The drama continues.

It’s a sad day for America August 31, 2014

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‘We are working with our allies on a comprehensive strategy to deal with the IS.’

That’s something one would expect an American president say when asked about US’s response to IS in the Middle East even though everybody knew he’s got nothing in his pocket.

Instead, that’s what America, IS and the world got:

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Source: BBC

It was an open display on national TV for the entire world to see what a completely helpless, no self respect and totally useless small guy Obama really was.

I bet he’ll say the same thing on Ukraine too.

Yet, this guy was elected American president. Not one but twice.

How can the majority of American voters be so blind in 2008 and 2012 to elect someone with his calliper?

How can American voters be so naive to put such a guy with no credentials and no experience in the higest office in the land?

How can American voters be so stupid and not able to see through his empty words because there was nothing to Offer behind the teleprompters?

How can American people be so shallow and trust democracy to the point of puting American’s future in the hands of a guy with no experience at all?

No American company will ever do something like this yet America the country would defy logic and rely on a faulty process they call ‘Democracy’ to elect the guy who will occupy its highest office of the nation.

Look where an incompotent Obama has led the America to?

Look where an incompetent Obama has bought this world to?

IS is happy. America’s enemies are happy. America’s allies are paralized. American people must be tired of Obama. But all the regrets will do nothing to mend the mistakes by less than 30% of all American voters who actually voted for Obama in 2012. He’s got 2 more years to play golf and there is simply nothing American people can do.

America calls this ‘democracy.’

It is the same failed ideology America has preached to the world for the last 60 years.

Look what kind of mess it has created.

If you don’t believe me, just take a look of 馬英九 and what democracy has done to Taiwan.

Well, enough on the flawed process since there is nothing American can do now other than 發發牢騷.

But, ‘we don’t have a strategy yet’
got to be a first for America president who openly admitted defeat in front of the world.

I feel pity for Obama. It is a sad day for America.

Entering Iraq again? August 13, 2014

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For the sake of maintaing a presence in this bolatile part of the Middle East, US has all the reasons to enter Iraq and establish a permanent base here in the name of rescuing refugees under siege by the IS fighters.

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Source: WSJ.

But will Maliki or the new PM allows American soldiers there? Will the Iraqi people welcome American soldiers there? They like American money that will come with the soldiers and Kerry probably already made promise to new Iraqi PM candidate behind the closed doors. We just don’t know.

There are about 250 US military personnel currently in Iraq now including the recently added 125 or so to ‘gauge’ current situation on the ground. They are there probably to collect intels and re-establish contacts and to evaluate probable re-entering the nation.

We will see. IS will now move their fighters away from American bombs and wait for their next chance. Whether Shiites can defend Baghdad and the oil field in the south is an open question.

Time will tell.

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