What's Putin's REAL EndGame in Syria? Is It really All about the "Stans" / Reassertion of USSR-era Sphere of Influence?Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 09:43
Are we simply watching two has-been super-powers trying to redefine themselves, before a small audience of former satellite states, and what gains US has made behind Russia own backyard?
Caspian Report seems to think so:
Why does Russia support Syria's Al-Assad?
Published on Sep 15, 2013
For months now Russia has been the main defender of Al-Assad. The country has put its international reputation at stake, and all this for Syria. So what drives Russia to confront the US. Why does Moscow care about Syria or Al-Assad? Well the truth is they really dont. Russia has no particular interests for Syria, and they dont care much for Al Assad either. The Russian naval facility in Syria and the weapons exports are only symbolic interests. In this report we explain how Putin's interests in Syria are indirectly related to Russia's backyard project - the Eurasian Union.