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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:24 AM

While we were sleeping, Russia, Iran and Turkey made an ominous deal

There canít possibly be that many Russians of importance left to sanction. But President Donald Trump has laid more economic restrictions on Russia, Russians and Russian companies, described as the most punitive yet, for a variety of evil-doings in recent years.

Forget for a moment that every president loudly announces such sanctions, which then are largely forgotten by everybody. If thereís any Russian (or Iranian or North Korean) dense enough to still keep assets in these United States, maybe they donít really care about them. And if President Vladimir Putin has buckled to pull troops out of Crimea after four years of escalating U.S. sanctions, no oneís noticed.

All this, mixed with Trumpís poorly-explained trade tariff tiff with China and his abnormal normal White House chaos, has managed successfully to distract from development of an unholy Middle Eastern alliance that should cause serious concerns, not just for the White House.

Last week Putin, Iranís President Hassan Rouhani and Turkeyís strongman Tayyip Erdogan completed a successful summit in Ankara by announcing their new partnership to establish a ceasefire in Syria and to start rebuilding the war-ravaged land that is ravaged in large part by their own forces.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/article208383259.html

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:01 PM

1. Damn. This is very bad news for the Kurds. nt

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