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    Involvement in Syria to 'Damage US Reputation' Once and for All

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    The US is doomed to failure in the Syrian conflict if it continues to compete with Russia and increase its intervention, journalist Michael Brendan wrote.

    The US is making a huge mistake by taking a losing side in the Syrian conflict. Washington should give up its intervention efforts in the Middle East, otherwise its reputation will be totally discredited, the journalist argued.

    “The president's approach to the Middle East is hardly one of shirking cowardice, as his opponents often cast it. Instead, it is one of dangerous, thoughtless intervention,” Bergman wrote for the Week.

    By continuing to train the so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria, Obama is increasingly involving his country in a conflict in which US’ allies have no chance of winning. All previous attempts to train the “members of the opposition” were unsuccessful, but the US President still believes that the last word should remain with the US government.

    The US’ activities appear to have no specific target. American soldiers are being sent to the region not to put an end to the war, but rather to "reinforce the diplomatic efforts."

    According to the journalist, Washington will not help to resolve the conflict in Syria. Its attempts to disturb the Russian operation would rather aggravate and extend it.

    “This increased intervention in Syria is the most stupid and potentially ruinous foreign policy decision of Obama's presidency. Syria is becoming a sand-pit for America's reputation,” Bergman wrote.


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