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MOSCOW - The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that Moscow is preparing, as some Western media have reported, proposals for settling the conflict in Syria to be presented to the ministerial meeting scheduled to be held in Vienna later this week.
Before Obama’s few dozen brave Spartans put their little bootees on the soil of the tiny bit of Syria that the Kurds hold, not far from Qamishli, they should learn a bit about Isis from the work of a Syrian historian.
They would find that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis “caliph” is not only a keen football fan but in his youth created a soccer team for mosque regulars and even joked that he was Iraq’s Maradona.
Senior national security advisers to US President Barack Obama have recommended measures that would put a number of Special Operations forces on the ground in Syria and expand military involvement in Iraq.