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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
Asia and the East China Sea should be increasingly occupying the Empire's focus, resources and adventurism. Unlike the aforementioned the ME presents no meaningful threat to America's post-Cold-world order. For the foreseeable future they will keep selling weapons to the region, Egypt will continue ... Read more
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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Russia primary interest was in keeping their naval facility in Tartus intact. They also did not want to lose the Russian friendly Assad regime as an arms client. These two objectives have been overwhelmingly achieved.

Meanwhile Iran's primary goal was to keep the Syrian routes to Lebanon's Hezboll ... Read more
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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
State of the country: The victors accomplished their goals. So yes, the ends justified the means. The US has used this formula for decades but for a change it's finding itself on the other side of the fence.
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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Yes. But Russians and Iranians achieved their goals. As did Assad who wet hated the storm and is still in power. The country is being rebuilt as we speak. Of course, none of the actors in Syria including the losers (US, Israel, Saudi, UAE etc) give a rats ass about Syrians but fact remains that the ... Read more
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