LATAKIA – Syria – Ever the grand master, Putin has supposedly thrown in the towel in Syria, much to the delight of his adversaries.
Nothing is further from the truth though, Putin, the chess master, is simply effecting a false retreat as an observatory measure.
Just as the Americans and NATO drew Putin out of the shadows so they could observe his new military hardware, a veritable treasure trove of information has been gathered in a few months, Putin will now sit back and wait for the next move by NATO.
The Russians will still keep a few bases on the ground, strategically placed, and on standby.
This war, will be long, a game of cat and mouse, and the winner will have to be patient.