Russian Moves in Syria Pose Concerns for U.S. – The New York Times

English: Brasilia - The president of the Syria...

English: Brasilia – The president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar Al-Assad during a visit to Congress Português do Brasil: Brasília – O presidente da República Árabe Síria, Bashar Al-Assad, em visita ao Congresso Nacional (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this deeply worrying article from the NYT, President Vladimir V. Putin has sent a military advance team to Syria and is taking other steps that the United States fears could lead Russia to expand its military support for President Bashar al-Assad, administration officials said.

Source: Russian Moves in Syria Pose Concerns for U.S. – The New York Times

It looks like Russia wants to strengthen her geo-political position in the Middle East.

Presumably, Russia would  resist greater Western direct intervention in the Middle East?

Meanwhile, President Putin is keeping his cards close to his chest but on Friday, he did suggest ‘an international coalition to address terrorism and extremism’.

Given Obama‘s foreign policy record, we could be witnessing a new escalation in the Middle East?

Thoughts?

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