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‘Majority of World is on Putin’s Side Because US Abandoned Europe’

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Obama’s promise not to send any boots on the ground goes against the actions that the US government wants to take. Scott Bennett - former US Army officer and counterterrorism analyst spoke in an exclusive interview with Sputnik regarding this manifestation.

“If the US sends its troops on the ground then that is a declaration of war, bypassing around the US Congress which means it’s unconstitutional and it is a violation for which he should be impeached and Ashton Carter should be arrested and prosecuted, because the United States is not to send its military men and women into combat without declaring war, and the reason for that is that wars are supposed to be very dangerous and deadly and it is a last resort of any political diplomacy,” Bennett told Sputnik in an interview.

He further said, “The US is sending its troops simply to check Russian movements and I think that will not be allowed because Russians will own the battle space and control the territory that the US Special Forces are allowed into.”

“That is going to result in some deaths. Some American soldiers will be sacrificed by going into the wrong places and probably intentionally killed in order to inflate the conflict with Russia and justify all sorts of other political actions.”

“Make no mistake, the US position is not going to change. It will still try to remove Assad and turn Syria into another Libya,” Bennett stressed.

He went on to say that Russia, following the downing of Su-24 bomber by Turkish President Erdogan, has all the ‘moral authority’ to step in with overwhelming technology, man power, missiles and ships to control the situation in the country.

“All of Europe looks at Russia with a nodding sympathy.” The US sees that and that’s why it is trying to, “quickly say that we are a big kid on the block also and we were here first and we are not going to distance ourselves from our land. The US will try and take ownership of a lot of oil fields and refineries,” the analyst explained.

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Bennett further said that according to him the next step will be a coup d'état against President Erdogan. “I think his military forces will rise up, remove him and his son and then the Turkish regime will be stable and Russia will have new relationship with Turkey and at that point Turkey will have peace with Assad and Europe will be very thankful because Erdogan has been facilitating this mass refugee invasion and trying to extort Europe for that.”

According to the analyst, “Everything is in Russia’s favor and against the US. That’s why the US  is rushing in its last effort to keep control over its crumbling position, but I don’t think it’s going to end well because the moment US forces start getting killed that’s when the entire US Congress and the people will rise up and say we shouldn’t be there in the first place.”

Talking about Russia’s presence in Syria, Bennett said that Russia is there to fight Daesh (ISIL), because if the terrorists go out of control they can seep into the Russian territory.

“President Putin is not going to allow that to happen and he is wisely allying himself with Iran, China and the European nations and the majority of the world is with Russia and on Putin’s side. The majority of Europe is on his side because the US abandoned its post from defending Europe and letting all these refugees in,” Bennett said.

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The US on the other hand didn’t combat ISIL for over a year. “We were playing with them, we were funding them and we were dropping supplies with C-130’s to them, so we can’t just step in now and say that we are going to target them. They are a CIA mercenary Mossed force.”

The analyst also said that this entire campaign of the United States since 2001 has been one long permanent military footprint.

“We have foolishly gone into the Middle East to try and control it without any psychological, informational campaign to cultivate the mindset behavior that would be receptive to US presences. We just sort of just stuck our flag into the ground and not made any friends there, not assimilated into a cultural affinity and that is what has led us to be in conflict with these people,” Bennett stressed.

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