Those who frequent these pages are well aware of what’s happened to Washington’s strategy in Syria over the past several weeks.
Russia’s dramatic move to enter the fray has left the US trapped, as the West attempts to hang on to a narrative that’s no longer convincing even to a largely ignorant public.
Now, the only thing left to do is either stand down and let Moscow do as it pleases in support of the Assad regime, or else get on board and acquiesce to the inevitable.
Or, summed up in simpler terms…
Overheard at the Pentagon: "Right now, we are Putin's prison bitch."
— Nancy Youssef, نانسى (@nancyayoussef) September 30, 2015