The carnage, and human suffering be endured by those unlucky to be in the cross-hairs of snipers on both sides of the battle lines. Russia, and the United States are each playing a game of chess with no apparent winner and plenty of losers. Once again we in the west cast a blind eye to the true events that we should know are always happening, and always censored even in these modern times.
The governments of Syria, and now Iraq are now fighting a three-way battle to oust ISIS from their respective borders. We are told to expect those who left our country to fight for ISIS will now com back to foment homegrown terrorist activities on American soil. This should be a concern we should all take seriously.
In 2017 we will have a new president during a time in the middle east when we cannot come out as being weak or indecisive because we all as citizens of the world will lose an opportunity to regain our status as a true world power.