by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
After warning Russia on numerous occasions that Putin did not know what he was getting into and that his help was not welcome, Putin declared mission accomplished in Syria and announced Russia would pull all of its troops.
President Obama should be elated since this is precisely what the US asked, but the US state department had no response. Once again the Obama administration was caught like a deer in headlights.
Meanwhile, Al Qaeda rebels seized bases, stole weapons including a tank and anti-tank missiles, and arrested US-backed troops.
US intelligence? Where is it?