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A Bipolar US Policy towards China and Syria

By Christina Lin, Asia Times, March 30, 2016

In psychology, bipolar individuals exhibit unusual mood swings and engage in contradictory actions. Unfortunately, nations can manifest the same dysfunctional behavior.

This appears to be the case with US policy towards China and Syria.

In Syria, America appears to be waging a proxy war against itself as CIA-armed Islamist rebel groups fight Pentagon-armed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the plains between Aleppo and the Turkish border. These groups have also fired CIA-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles against Pentagon-backed SDF fighters in northern Aleppo. It’s a spectacle that’s become emblematic of a bipolar US policy towards the Middle East.

In the meantime, refugees continue to pour into Europe and especially to Germany, providing another outlet for ISIS and al-Qaeda groups to exploit and conduct more terrorist attacks after Paris and Brussels.