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George Soros Sees No Ally in Putin Against ISIS

I have read that George Soros not only does not trust President Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia, and he believes Russia is no ally with the West in the war against the terrorist group ISIS. Soros believes the only reason Putin is launching devastating attacks on the Islamic State in Syria is to foment the destruction of the European Union (EU). He is doing this by causing ever-increasing streams of Syrian war refugees into Europe. He sees the EU making statements about how Putin is a legitimate ally as a most terrible error in their thinking. This information came to me from an article published on Project Syndicate.

There is some good evidence to support Forbes billionaire George Soros’ viewpoint. The neighboring country of Jordan has 20,000 war refugees waiting to be accepted into Jordan, camped out in the desert. More and more Syrians are forced to flee to Lebanon and Jordan as Russia pounds the civilians, regardless of whether the targets are actually part of ISIS. Aleppo is a Syrian city in shambles. Over 70,000 civilians have fled this city of 2 million citizens. Between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces on the ground and the Russian air attacks, the number is likely to rise dramatically.

These new refugees cannot rely on very many countries for sanctuary. I read that Turkey is not allowing any more refugees into their country. Although Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has personally brokered a deal with the Turks to keep the refugees they already have camping in their borders. She is requiring Turkey to block any more refugees from fleeing to Greece in exchange for Germany funding and executing Syrian refugee air transport to the tune of up to 300,000 per year.

I see Putin as an opportunist, good with short-term tactics, but never really a strategy man. It may well turn out that Putin’s motives were much simpler and his involvement in Syria’s civil war was a colossal mistake. I think the problem is with Russia’s need for good terms with Turkey, which is now put in jeporady because Putin is forcing more Syrians to flee to Turkey.

George Soros was born in 1930 in Budapest. He and his family barely survived World War II Nazi occupation of Hungary. He escaped to England in 1947 to seek refuge and later graduated from the renowned London School of Economics. Then he moved to the United States and became an American. He has become one of the wealthiest investors in international funds and become an outspoken activist in American foreign policy. He has written and published many books. Read more about Putin Is No Ally and George Soros Bio.