In 2015, U.S. special operations forces deployed to a record-shattering 147 countries. On any day of the year, America’s most elite troops can be found in 70 to 90 countries.
He wants a victory. For Putin, an offensive would be an epic symbol of Russia’s new projection into the Middle East.
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The war-hungry contingent is aided by an increasingly hysterical media which never asks if US actions are actually the thing causing so many terrorists to supposedly target the US.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
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The CIA’s weapons have been pouring into Syria for years, and they’ve ended up, inevitably, in the hands of Isis and al-Nusra, as weapons tend to do when they cross borders and turn into currency.