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    Russian Campaign in Syria 'Puts Washington and NATO Into Checkmate'

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    The times when Washington and NATO could "run roughshod over the world" are over thanks to Russia's counterterrorism efforts in Syria, American journalist Mark Glenn told Press TV, calling this Moscow's "checkmate."

    In Glen's opinion, the Russian-led aerial campaign aimed at assisting Damascus is a taste of what's to come.

    Moscow appears to be saying that "the Russians are to stay militarily [in the Middle East]. Once they have finished with Western-created terrorists in Syria, they are going to move to Iraq, Egypt and Palestine. They are gradually going to militarily and politically push the United States and the West out of the region for good in the interests of global stability," he asserted.

    Those, who in Glenn's view support terrorists, will not abandon this policy, but rather change tactics:

    "The game is over. As far as trying to sell the notion to the world that the United States did not create these groups, did not nurture them, did not give them their weapons, their training and their logistics, the game is up in that regard and now the US will have to go to Plan B."

    Washington, the journalist believes, will be primarily focused on trying to counter Russia's growing political and military influence in the region, which has been marred in violence in no small part due to the US military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq. These campaigns are largely blamed for the rise of ISIL and growing radicalism across the Middle East.

    The implications of this process could potentially be grave for humanity since the US, Glenn warned, is "very good at playing dirty tricks."

    "This is the point when it becomes very dangerous and dicey for the whole world. As much as we are all cheering on the actions of the Russians these days, the fact of the matter is that we have just opened a very dark and dangerous chapter in human history," he noted.

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