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The New Axis of Evil

The US is not just being defeated in Iraq and Syria. It is being humiliated.

On Sunday, the administration was taken by surprise for the umpteenth time when Russia, Iraq, Iran, and Syria announced an agreement, ostensibly to share intelligence about ISIS. This is part of a widening role for Russia in the region, Moscow having already established a new airbase to go along with its existing naval base in Syria. It is also a sign that Iraq is getting pulled further into the Russia-Syria-Iran axis — a new Axis of Evil — that is far more determined to keep Bashar Assad’s murderous regime in power than it is to fight ISIS. It is telling that Russia has started drone surveillance flights in Syria over areas controlled not by ISIS but by other rebel groups. In fact the more this Axis keeps Assad in place, the stronger that ISIS gets because ISIS feeds off the understandable resentment that ordinary Sunnis feel towards a regime that has been responsible for the vast majority of the killing in a conflict that has claimed over 225,000 lives.

  • Dana Garcia

    Obama doesn’t see Middle East changes as humiliation, but rather a realignment in accord with his values.

  • mauser 98

    Russian airstrikes on ISIS targets
    Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military buildup
    .. whats Barry gonna do?

    • Clink9

      Actual LOL.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama doesn’t care and doesn’t try to pretend he does. His base wanted him to go isolationist. If the only thing that 8 years of this fucktard accomplishes is a half million dead Arabs then I can get behind that one thing. Keep Calm and Atrocity On.

  • Martin B

    Do the clowns at Commentary think that toppling Assad will somehow bring peace to Syria and weaken Islamic State? On the contrary, with Assad & his army gone there will be nothing to stop Islamic State from taking over the whole country (except for some Kurdish portions) and committing genocide on the Alawite heretics that will make Rwanda look like a picnic.

    • Everyone Else

      right on buddy

  • edlancey

    Obama doesn’t give a damn – he stands with the jihadis.

  • FactsWillOut

    “a new Axis of Evil ”

    Who exactly was it who gave Iraq, Libya to the Jihadists? Who gave Kosovo to them? Who was it who tried to topple Assad to give yet another country to the Jihadists?

    NATO is the new axis of evil.

  • Armaros